INC. ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF VERSION 3.0 OF SHIPS™
THIS NEW RELEASE INCLUDES THE NEW SED, A NEW SLI,
AND A BILL OF LADING MODULE
Rhinebeck, NY, January 31,
2001—Sepesi, Inc. today announces the release of SHIPS version 3.0.
This latest release sees the most upgrades since the initial release of
SHIPS three years ago.
Highlighting this release is the changes in the SED and SLI.
Back in October of 2000, the US government announced that there will be a
new format in the SED that will be mandatory for all exporters to use starting
March 31, 2001. In the new SED the
government added over six new fields, and changed the column format.
The SLI is not a standard government document but is often used in
conjunction with the SED. Because
of this, the SLI has been changed to fit the format of the new SED.
This feature will be standard on all SHIPS Version 3.0 modules.
In addition to the new SED, SHIPS now offers a Bill of Lading Module.
The format of the BOL is based on the Voluntary Inter-Industry Commerce
Standard, or VICS. The BOL can be
easily created from shipments. This
automated system will save valuable time for those who use a Bill of Lading
The following are some of the
upgrades for SHIPS Version 3.0:
of lading module (additional cost)
BOL from Export
Item Maintenance – Packaging Detail
with new Bill of Lading module.
a new popup screen for Packaging Detail.
Weight and Size per item to this screen.
to enter the number of pieces of the item which may packed in a given
Export from DRP Order (new program)
with Distribution Orders
an export (and documents) for shipping goods between company locations
for Centralized Sales Orders
export processes will attempt to find shipping transactions in other
attached databases since they may not reside in the primary database.
item by site
an item to be classified differently by site for all customs data
including schedule B number, country of origin and licensing.
items are assigned to order items by first matching the export order site
with the export item site and then using existing logic to determine the
proper export item. If an
export item is not found for the export order site, then the logic is
repeated using the blank (master) site.
party search by site
control file records now have a field to enter DPL types to search.
If left blank, then the default set of DPL files are searched (TDO,
ENT, SDN, DBR). You may also enter custom DPL file types created during
Denied Party Maintenance. The
export order site determines which control file to use
country groups by site
control file records now have a field to enter country groups to search.
If left blank, then the default set of country groups are searched
(E:1, E:2). This feature
allows custom country groups to be created (using Schedule C Maintenance)
of embargoed countries by shipping site.
Party Maintenance (new program)
to create custom DPL entries.
DPL types (TDO, ENT, SDN, DBR) may be edited (add/modify/delete).
Changes made to these types are erased during the download process.
DPL types may be created as needed to group custom lists of denied
parties. Custom DPL entries
are not removed during the DPL download process.
B Maintenance (new program)
to edit (add/modify/delete) existing entries in the Schedule B file and to
create custom Schedule B numbers.
for companies which wish to use Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers
instead of schedule B numbers.
and newly added schedule B numbers may be flagged as “save”.
This will prevent them from being deleted during a Schedule B
download run. Any schedule B numbers not “saved” will be deleted
prior to downloading the new list.
rates logic changes
rate for the export order currency is no longer calculated against the
database base currency. Rather,
it is calculated against the currency of the shipping site.
The shipping site currency is found on the control file record for
the export site.
Create Export from Sales Orders to use this logic.
If the base currency and export site currency match, then the sales
order exchange rate is used (original logic).
Maintenance has been modified to re-calculate the exchange rate whenever
the site is changed. Calculated
exchange rates may be overridden manually.
creating an export manually using Export Maintenance, the export order
currency will now default from the export control file for the site
entered. Originally defaulted
the base currency.
of export validation is no longer enforced. This allows ports of export to be outside the USA.
Modified Routing Maintenance and Export Maintenance.
Item Inquiry changes
selection by site
site and license information
to output to printer.
B Inquiry changes
option to display saved entries only
“save” status on report.
Management Report changes
record locking problem
size of some fields in selection criteria
subtotals by Shipping Site (export site) currencies.
Report now gives subtotals by export order currencies and exporting
negative quantities to be entered for line items
Create from Sales Order
option “copy comments” to
be more specific. Instead of
answering yes/no, the option now exists to copy header, detail, both or no
Control File Maintenance
site description field has been added to help describe the site record.
the release of Version 3.0, Sepesi, Inc. continues their tradition of improving
the quality and efficiency of SHIPS.
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