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MALIBU SYSTEMS FEATURES

CASH AUDIT

The Cash Audit module provides for the audit and analysis of sale transactions. The system obtains sales and media data from a variety of potential sources (POS registers, data entry, customer order processing, E-commerce, etc.). It provides for paperless daily sales journals, cash drawer summaries, sales flashes, sales summaries, salesperson reporting and is the source of all data for the sales analysis module.

Features:

Paperless sales audit

Multiple Level reporting -

  Corporate/Region/District/Store/Department/Class Group/Class/SKU

Generic SKU's

Modulus check digit control for SKU numbers

Sales flash history

Monthly or 4/4/5 accounting cycles

User control over degree of transaction summarization

Detail transaction audit trail

SALES ANALYSIS

Malibu provides a robust sales reporting system, including multi-level sales analysis by company, region, district, store, department, class group, class, vendor, style, color and size analysis. Malibu provides powerful reporting capabilities from pre-coded Malibu reports as well as from Malibu's sophisticated sales report writer. Reporting can be established by user, so that reports can be preset to a personalized specification, to include only the desired data in the proper format and the user's printer.

Malibu's sales report writer provides for virtually many combination of reports, easily created by users with comparatively minor amount of training. Reports can be 'catalogued' for repeated use. Sales reports can be created interactively , or processed in batch processes for catalogs.

Features:

Multiple Level reporting - 

   Corporate/Region/District/Store/

    Department/Class Group/Class/Style

Style/color/size identification as desired

Generic SKU's

Sophisticated report writer & Inquires

Vendor and Style (item) analysis

Sophisticated database and history capability

PURCHASE ORDER MANAGEMENT

Malibu's Purchase Order Management module provides for the input and tracking of purchase orders. Malibu provides for shipment directly to stores, distribution center, or intermediate shipment to a distribution center (i.e pre-pack) for distribution to stores. Purchase orders can be generated automatically using Malibu's replenishment features, and orders can be placed with the vendors, using Electronic Data interchange(EDI). As a by-product of the purchase order input, Malibu can create the SKU definitions, product store and warehouse receiver documents, update the database 'on-order' file, and retain the purchase order information pending receipt of goods and vendor invoicing.

Features:

Can assign SKU's as a by-product of Purchase Order input

Input bu SKU or style

Pattern allocation for store distribution

Easy correction of purchase orders

Automated merchandise tag printing

Cross reference of purchase orders to vendor sales order

Specification of retail price on purchase order

Options: Algorithm pricing, Automatic assignment of PO number and SKU number

Sophisticated inquires and reports, by store, by buyer, by vendor, by date select, etc.

Default price/cost lookup

Inputs by SKU or style/size spreadsheet

En-masse closing of purchase orders

Easy purchase order "copy" features

 

RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTION

Malibu's Receiving and distribution module provides for the receiving, distribution and replenishment of store inventory. Receiving can be at a store (store-direct) or at a distribution center. Receipts can be input with or without a related purchase order. Malibu provides an optional one-step receiver/transfer process we call transceiving (or cross-docking), which eliminates many otherwise redundant and time consuming processes.

Features:

Can receive by exception

Receive with or without a PO

Create tags for merchandise received

Receiver inquiries

Implied receipts option

One-stop transceiving

Cost and price changes at time of receipt

Price changes activated by receipt of merchandise

Receiver screen shows remaining on order

Warns if past cancel date

Tracks multiple receipts against order

Search receivers by PO, receiver number, vendor, location or SKU, then report using up to 12 different sort combinations, as either the style or SKU level, in either units,cost or retail dollars.

PO/Receiver matching inquiry

Comprehensive recaps and controls

PO/Receiver/Invoice Audit

Cost-To-Retail Analysis

Search PO's by (or combination of) PO#, vendor,PO date, SKU, style, store, buyer, operator, receipt date, cancel date, season, PO status, then report in detail , or by month for department, or vendor in cost, retail or units.

Returns to vendor processing


Distribution:

Pick lists, Bills of lading, Shipment summaries

Suggested transfers

Status tracking of receiving, distribution process

Bar coded tracking documents

Interactive and batch hang tag (merchandise label) generation

Redistribution of pre-distributed orders

Distribution patterns


Replenishment:

Automated replenishment

Replenish by sales or rate of sales

Replenish by model stock

Distribution formula generator

Bin Management(Optional):

Complete bin management/inquiry

Bin replenishment, bulk to primary by rate of movement

Automated bin size optimization

 

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

The inventory module tracks inventory by store and warehouse by SKU. It is a perpetual inventory, and is fully integrated to the general ledger/interface. It utilizes the cost method (continuously calculated average cost)

The system provides for detail level tracking of receipts to warehouse and transfers to stores, returns to vendors, inter-store transfers, markups, markdowns, cost/retail adjustments and provides for physical inventory taking and revaluations.

Features

Interface to third party inventory taking services.

Physicals can be taken for any or all stores, and within a store for any or all departments

Identification to style, size and color

Automated transfer reconciliation

Default cost lookup

Perpetual Inventory transaction audit trail

Capability to re-class at Department/Class level

Automated transfer of history for Department/ Class

Markdown tracking and management

Markdown Inquiries

Price change tracking

Variance exception reporting

 

TAG PRINTING

Malibu provides a variety of tag printing screens and capabilities to print tags. Printing can be on demand, or as a by-product of a transaction, such as when printing a PO or receiver. Malibu provides the screens to lay out the tags, as well as the interface to print tags on the Monarch printers or Cognitive Solutions Barcode Blaster.

Features

Specify tag Format

Print ad hoc tags

Print tags when receiving

Print tags when ordering

Print text messages "e.g. Otter story" in tag