XA Enhancements

CISTECH enhancements build on base XA functions to add capabilities needed by many XA users. These modules are designed by MAPICS experts specifically for XA, so they are easy to use, easy to implement, and easy to maintain.

Shop Floor Plus (SF+) extends your XA capabilities to provide real-time insights into every step of your manufacturing process.

Shop Floor Plus is more than an XA Tool. It's a new way to communicate across your organization.


eReq enables electronic approval for XA Requisitions and Purchase Requests. eREQ automatically routes these objects to the appropriate person for review. Review and approval can be accomplished in PowerLink or via e-mail.

eReq Information

Procurement PLUS integrates and streamlines the entire procure to pay process, helping you reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve visibility and control of purchased items. It uses Procurement Management and other core XA capabilities as a foundation, so it is easy for users to learn and easy for the IT team to install and maintain.

Key capabilities of Procurement PLUS include:

"We’ve virtually eliminated transaction errors by using the Supplier Portal. With the suppliers on the system, our accuracy is 99% and our on-time delivery has improved to about 97% while reducing inventory."

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Paperless Pick Pack Ship (PPPS) enables a paperless warehouse to improve the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of picking and shipping. PPPS uses RF Scanners to guide warehouse employees through the picking process. It enhances XA with advanced packing capabilities that provide information required by many large retailers and distributors for ASN’s and labeling. PPPS simplifies back office operations and interfaces with parcel shipping systems for further efficiencies and data accuracy. It even improves customer service with more accurate shipments and a web portal that provides real time access to shipment information.

"The solution instantly improved our shipping warehouse efficiency – we were able to ship more with less effort. With CISTECH’s PPPS product, we avoided hiring additional warehouse personnel to meet record shipping demands"

Paperless Pick Pack Ship (PPPS) Information

RF Inventory Transaction System provides real time bar code scanning for all standard XA Inventory and Production transactions. Improve the speed and accuracy of inventory transactions with RF Inventory.

RF Inventory Transaction System Information

RF Physical Inventory streamlines your physical inventory count process. Print tags from stock labels, scan tags and product with RF guns, manage count progress using Powerlink, and use the audit function to verify counts. Physical Inventory users have reduced the time required for their inventories by more than half. "Our old physical inventory process would take all day Friday and Saturday to complete and involved over 250 people. With CISTECH’s RF Physical Inventory solution we complete our physical inventory in 6 hours with 125 fewer employees involved"

RF Physical Inventory Information

Financial Enhancement Solutions

These solutions enhance standard MAPICS AM and IFM applications to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your financial management processes:

Receipts Not Invoiced: An audit tool to quickly reconcile purchase receipts not invoiced and balance accruals.

Purchase Receipts Not Invoiced Information

Electronic Funds Transfer: Take your AP process paperless with electronic payments to vendors.

Electronic Funds Transfer Information

Lockbox: Streamline AR cash application by automatically importing cash receipts from lockbox data provided electronically by your bank.

Electronic Lockbox Information

General Ledger Interface: Validate GL transactions quickly and effectively. The GLI tool enables cleanup of GL transactions prior to booking, reducing GL adjustment effort and improving financial statement accuracy.

General Ledger Interface Information

Cash Flow Projections: CISTECH’s Cash Flow Projection solution utilizes the extensive MAPICS database to project future cash flow requirements. Particularly valuable to seasonal manufacturers, this easy to use report and analysis tool that can be run on demand and provides real time visibility of cash requirements.

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Technical Solutions

Enhanced Security significantly improves your ability to implement, maintain and audit IBM iSeries and MAPICS XA security compared to base Cross App and IFM Security. The powerful Browser interface provides visibility and control of user authority to XA applications and data, as well as IBM iSeries objects. You can easily create and implement group authorities to better manage user rights and confirm segregation of duties. The tool enables management of user rights status and approvals as required by auditors, and provides an audit trail of security transactions.

Enhanced Security Information

XA Operator helps maintain data security by ensuring a successful XA backup. Developed specifically for MAPICS XA, XAO does the entire ‘system cleanup’ required to achieve complete daily and weekly backups. In addition, XAO functions as a job scheduler, automating the numerous daily system tasks you perform today. By automating the critical backup and daily task lists, you increase the efficiency of your IT staff at the same time you improve your system availability.

XA Operator Information

Upgrade Assistant automates the labor intensive process of determining the impact to your custom applications of MAPICS XA release upgrades. Upgrade Assistant analyzes MAPICS modifications, custom application objects including Integrator objects, queries and reports that access MAPICS data and program libraries. It then identifies programs that are impacted by changes to MAPICS programs or files. With this information you can effectively estimate your migration effort, plan the steps required for a successful migration, and minimize risks of program errors after upgrade.

Upgrade Assistant Information