riteSOFT attends SYSPRO’s PartnerUP Sales Event to Showcase the new riteSCAN 8

riteSOFT attends SYSPRO’s PartnerUP Sales Event to Showcase riteSCAN 8

riteSOFT CEO, Bruce Hagbergand Sales and Implementation Specialist, Garrett Lenzen, recently attended SYSPRO’s 2021 PartnerUP sales event to highlight the new riteSCAN 8 to SYSPRO partners The event was held at SYSPRO’s new state-of-the-art USA headquarters in Tustin, CaliforniaThe event not only portrayed positive energy anour enhanced collaborative teamwork, but SYSPRO also revealed some exciting changes taking place soon involving their global ISV (Independent Software Vendor) program.

SYSPRO Conference

SYSPRO’s New “Say Yes to Next” Rebrand

At the event, SYSPRO announced a visual identity and market position rebrand geared toward its commitment to pursue a digital future for global manufacturers and distributorsThis rebrand is a “pledge of commitment to customers and partnerslike riteSOFTto drive innovation. As the industry continues to deal with supply chain disruptions and labor shortages fueled by COVID 19SYSPRO and riteSOFT are committed to helping the industry remain resilient 

riteSOFT is committed to “Say Yes to Next” with riteSCAN 8

At the PartnerUP Sales Event, riteSOFT revealed the company’s commitment to innovation with its next generation software, riteSCAN 8. This new mobile warehouse softwarebuilt specifically for the SYSPRO ERP system—is a first step to warehouse automation without the complexity and price tag of a full WMS solution. riteSCAN 8’s new web-based product design gives users access to streamlined workflows and new functionality—plus seamless, real-time SYSPRO integration and reliability.  

riteSCAN can run on any device with a browser

Business Problems Drive Change

riteSOFT is dedicated to driving ongoing development that meets the changing business needs of its nearly 3,000 end user base in 12 countries. During the PartnerUP event, SYSPRO team members and partners learned how riteSCAN 8 can help solve business problems within the warehouse, operations, and manufacturing departments in a smart, yet simple manner riteSCAN 8 not only helps warehouse managers improve inventory accuracybut streamlines manufacturing processes and increases inventory visibility across the operationThis stops the inventory runaround and gets warehouse, manufacturing, and operations teams on the same page to deliver competitive products on time.  

A Successful PartnerUP Sales Event

riteSOFT is looking forward to delivering riteSCAN 8 to the market and extending its 15-plus year relationship with SYSPRO. Our commitment to collaborative innovation to drive operational efficiency for manufacturers and distributors has never been stronger. Thank you to SYSPRO for hosting a successful PartnerUP Sales Event and to all the partners for their attendance. 

Is now the time to migrate to Android devices in your warehouse?

Is now the time to migrate to Android devices in your warehouses?

Guest Blog Post
Finn Madden, Product Content Specialist • eCommerce/Marketing
Emkat, a Barcodes Group company
Android has industry-leading security features for your warehouse

In a digital world, every organization—big or small—is exposed to the threat of cyber attacks. Regardless of size, cyber security is critical for all organizations and goes beyond protecting networks, devices, and data. This includes assessing hand-held scanning devices used in the warehouse that may be running outdated operating systems. Read on to learn why now is the time to migrate to newer Android devices in your warehouse.

Microsoft ends support of the Windows Mobile operating system

Microsoft’s commitment to enterprise mobile computing is waning. As of December 10, 2019, Windows mobile device users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free. This means that Windows devices will still work, but those devices running the last official supported version of Windows 10 Mobile won’t receive any more updates or patches from Microsoft. Without updates or patches, the Windows 10 Mobile device’s security will be at risk.

Outdated operating systems increase security risks

Using outdated mobile operating systems creates cyber security vulnerabilities and compliance risks that can have enormous cost and business implications. If your company still uses Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and Windows Embedded Handheld devices, you must be aware of the risks in your enterprise mobility strategy: security risks, a lack of new Windows device availability, and most importantly, a lack of future operating system innovation.

Windows applications are not forward compatible. This means if you want to remain with Windows, you’ll have to take on the costly, time-consuming process of reprogramming and migrating applications and databases. With Windows devices posing a serious security risk to organizations of all sizes, migrating to a new platform is necessary to avoid cyber attacks. Given this, the industry is switching to Android.

Why switch to Android devices in your warehouse?

Android incorporates industry-leading security features and works with developers and device implementers to keep the Android platform and ecosystem safe. Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system. It offers a user-friendly, intuitive interface along with many development tools supported by a global developer community. This makes the process of migrating to new solutions such as riteSCAN 8 Mobile Warehouse for SYSPRO much more efficient.

Android has been subject to a rigorous security program. It was designed with multilayered security that can adapt to support an open platform while still protecting all its users. Users can have full control over their own privacy and security through visibility into the permissions requested by each App. Designed with the expectation that cyber attacks would occur, Android security both reduces the chance of these attacks and greatly limits the impact of an attack if one were to occur.  

Future proof your technology investment with Android solutions. Android stands out from the crowd as an open, user friendly operating system while still maintaining vital security controls for mobile platforms and mobile warehouse management software like riteSCAN.

Job and employee scheduling got you down?

Job and employee scheduling is no easy feat. It requires strong communication on the production floor, transparency between supervisors and team members, and the ability to pivot when production changes arise. And if that’s not enough, all of this must be done in a timely and efficient manner. If you are a supervisor on the production floor, time sheets, job travelers, and spreadsheets may be part of your daily routine. However, paper time sheets could be hurting your business since more mistakes and errors are likely to occur.  

What if you could have one simple system to tell your team what to work on and track time? Learn more about riteTIME’s latest enhancement, visual scheduling. 

riteSOFT “Tees Up” to Support Youth Programs

riteSOFT sponsored and participated in the 9th annual Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Golf Social at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids on June 8, 2021. The proceeds of this event benefit career awareness and youth manufacturing programs in Central Minnesota.  

riteSOFT on hole 7
CMMA President, Les Engel, and riteSOFT’s, David Henkel, on hole 7.

riteSOFT was proud to participate in this event with other local manufacturing businesses. Due to the generosity of participants and sponsors, this golf social was a “hole-in-one” success.  We are excited to say that the CMMA exceeded its goal and raised over $15,000 yesterday. Since its inception, the CMMA has raised more than $130,000 in support of workforce development and career awareness.   

golfing at the CMMA Golf Social
riteSOFT’s, David Henkel and Ryan Wieneke, enjoying the shade!

As golfers teed off on hole 7, they had the opportunity to learn about riteTIME—riteSOFT’s time tracking solution—and participate in a game with a chance to win a prize. This event is a wonderful way for golfers to network and learn more about local manufacturing businesses.  

playing a game on the golf course
riteSOFT’s CEO, Bruce Hagberg, working hard to win a prize!

Thank you to the CMMA, the sponsors, and the golfers who selflessly participated—despite the 93-degree heat. A bad day of golf is better than a good day in the office. This is especially true when it’s for such a good cause!  

Employee Bonding through Garbage?

Yesterday, the riteSOFT team participated in its 6th annual ditch cleanup through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Adopt a Highway program. Since 2015, we have adopted a two-mile strip of Highway 23 in Waite Park, Minnesota. To increase the fun, we competed on who could find the most unusual piece of trash. Several masks, bottles, and cigarette packs were collected; however, the most unusual item was a 1934 $5.00 Silver Certificate. Collectively, 14 riteSOFT employees picked up 62 bags of trash from the roadway ditches during a 3-hour period. 

riteSOFT team at ditch cleanup in Waite Park, MN
riteSOFT team ready to clean up the ditch on Highway 23.

riteSOFT originally decided to participate in the Adopt a Highway program six years ago as a way to positively impact the environment. Reducing our ecological footprint in the community is important to us. Our actions not only impact us but also future generations. If we can make a difference and do our part, we hope it will inspire others to do the same. 

Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup

In addition to the Adopt a Highway program, riteSOFT provides employees with one hour per month of paid volunteer time off at the non-profit organization of their choice. Some of our employees volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, Friends of the Library, respite foster care, local churches, and food shelves. We are proud to say that our employees donate hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  

Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
riteSOFT CEO, Bruce Hagberg, with his new pajama find!

While riteSOFT knows that the time and resources spent volunteering in the community are essential, volunteerism also benefits the company. It helps build stronger teams and enhances leadership and problem-solving skills—all of which transcend into the workplace. Team building through ditch clean up? You bet. We picked up trash and became closer as a team. We encourage others to participate in the Adopt a Highway program or other community initiatives to help keep Minnesota beautiful!  

How did Hexagon Mining achieve incredible results through riteTIME?

Last week, riteSOFT hosted a webinar in partnership with Umbrella Consulting. The webinar, titled “Why Track Time, Now,” discussed the disruption created by COVID-19; why manufacturers are embracing digital time tracking; and six steps to help you select your next time tracking solution. Most importantly, the webinar highlighted why Hexagon Mining, selected riteSOFT’s riteTIME as their new time tracking solution and the results they have achieved so far. 

riteTIME’s newest customer, Hexagon Mining, has 16 locations around the globe. They manufacture collision avoidance safety devices designed to prevent accidents in the mining industry. The first site implemented with riteTIME was in Tucson, AZ and other new sites will follow soon. 

Hexagon Mining’s Pain Points

Hexagon started vetting time tracking systems after they became overwhelmed with the daunting amount of time they spent collecting time and production data using multiple systems. In fact, Hexagon had one full-time employee whose sole job was to compile data from complex, inefficient spreadsheets to generate reports and then input it into their ERP system. This meant their production data was always several days behind, and they had no visibility into what was happening in real time. This affected their ability to quickly analyze the status of their capacity and production output. This also meant that their job standards were frequently outdated. Not only that, but COVID-19 hit, and the production manager needed the ability to work remotely.  

Reasons for choosing a time tracking solution

“One Easy-to-Use Software System”

After vetting over 50 time tracking solutions, Hexagon discovered that riteTIME was the best fit for their needs. Right after implementing, Hexagon began to instantly see time and production data in real-time using one system that was easy for their operators to use regardless of where they were working. The results? By implementing riteTIME, Hexagon was able to eliminate one full-time data entry position and allocate that employee to another higher value role!  

riteTIME time tracking testimony

How are you Tracking Time on Jobs?

During this live webinar, we asked attendees how they are tracking time on jobs. We received a variety of responses. The majority are either using a paper process or have a time tracking solution but are exploring a new one. How are you tracking time? Is it giving your business the best results? Could your business be getting results like Hexagon Mining? Be sure to watch the webinar recording to learn more about Hexagon’s incredible results and how you can select your next time tracking solution. 

How are you tracking time on jobs today poll question