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CandyKey

A full ERP system designed by Reliable Group for manufacturing companies.
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CandyKey is one of the only software solutions in the market specifically designed for the confectionery industry. While most software products are accounting based, CandyKey focuses on providing tools to manage the confectioner’s operations in addition to accounting.

Managing your operations and providing customer service are key components for any business; these concepts are at the center of the CandyKey system.

CandyKey Features:

  • Efficient CRM Module
  • Instant review of Customer Histories
  • Optimize inventory levels for Multiple Warehouse locations
  • Integration with UPS, FedEx Shipping
  • Numerous Special Pricing tracking
  • Over 125 detailed reports and lists
  • Quick measure on the performance of your marketing and sales team

All customer related activity can be performed from one screen saving valuable time in data entry. CandyKey’s user-friendly environment makes working easy and efficient.

CandyKey is modular. Additional modules and granules are seamlessly added to the system as necessary providing a multitude of possibilities. CandyKey can be customized to meet the specific needs and requirements of your business.

CandyKey delivers more than the standard accounting package. It delivers an integrated business management solution.

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable module is integral to maintaining complete control of your Vendors and Liabilities.

The AP module includes all the information about Payments to and Invoices from vendors. You can carefully track all financial transactions with your Vendor.

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the A/P module.

Accounts Payable Features:

  • Check Printing
  • Voucher Checks
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Division Accounting
  • Vendor/Memos
  • “On-the-fly” Entries
  • Multiple Payment Selection Options
  • Online Payment History
  • Allocation for Discounts
  • Apply to Multiple General Ledger Accounts
  • Freight Allocation
  • Partial Payment of Invoices
  • Invoice Entry
  • History Retention
  • Check Voids/Check Reversing

Included with the Accounts Payable portion is a detailed reporting section. Numerous reports are available to print or view using different selection criteria. A detailed and summary check register is included.

The AP module is integrated easily to our Bank Reconciliation module helping you optimize your daily routines.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Accounts Receivable

The Accounts Receivable module controls every facet of the crucial operation of Tracking Invoices and posting Payments against invoices. A complete visual account history is included in each customer’s master file.

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the A/R module.

Accounts Receivable Features:

  • On-line Payment Posting
  • Credit Memos
  • Simple Adjustments
  • Blanket Credits
  • “On-the-fly” Discounts
  • Single Click Payments
  • Payment History
  • Instant Statement Print/View
  • Average Payment Aging (by Day)
  • Auto Pay (by date)
  • Instant A/R Balance
  • Track Customer
  • Partial Payment Tracking Volume
  • Payments Inception-to-date

A report showing all invoices created daily is included along with a comprehensive Accounts Receivable reporting section. You will be able to print reports on numerous selection criteria including, by date, by invoice number, by customer, by salesman, and by territory. A Cash Journal displaying all payments received and the total is printable by date.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Auditing

With the Key Line of Software’s Auditing module, allows for user level audit tracking of transactions within the system. With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the Auditing Module.

Order entries, Invoices, and Items can be tracked using audit tracking. You can also track what specific user edited the above listed information.

With the Auditing and other Key Line modules, you can design a solution that would run optimally with your company’s workflow.

Bill of Materials

The Bill of Materials is incorporated directly within the Item Master of the Key Line of Software. It is accessible through several different areas in the system. This user-friendly feature allows smooth, single click maintenance and management; covering detailed information on all individual items.

Bill of Material Features:

  • Multi-level Bill of Materials
  • Unlimited items per Bill of Materials
  • Substitute Bill of Materials
  • Integrates with entire system including MRP
  • Automatic Inventory reduction
  • Automatic Cost Updating
  • Prints directly on the Work Order
  • Modified at any time
  • Calculates Cost of Production per unit

The Bill of Materials also assists in providing detailed reports and analyses on every level of production and planning.

Reports available include:

  • Pick Sheet
  • Production Register
  • Automatic Update to General Ledger Report
  • Automatic Cost Updating
  • Multi-level Bill of Materials Report
  • Bill of Materials Explosion
  • Actual & Standard Costed BOM Report

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Budgeting & Forecasting

The Key Line of Software includes superior budgeting and forecasting tools that aid in growth for your company.

Budgeting

The Key Line of Software allows intricate methods of budgeting to be used in a friendly manner. Budgeting is available by various time periods and other options as well. Reliable solutions includes budget variance reports to easily track how your business is functioning in accordance to plans.

Forecasting

With the Key Line, you can forecast the value of any line item in any period using automatic projections based on past expenses, percent-growth projection, interpolation between two values, employee-based weighting, subdivision into smaller time periods, and manual data entry. The forecasting tool also accommodates purchase planning, inventory planning, and others according to user specified terms.

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

The Customer Relations Management (CRM) module is the center of our system. All customer operations can be performed from this one screen. All customer information is stored in this file. Separate fields allow you to categorize your customers by different criteria. Order History, Invoices, Quotes, Payment History & current Receivables is included. All the following processes can be performed through the CRM.

CRM Features:

  • Order Processing
  • Quote Processing
  • Receive Customer Payments
  • Unlimited contacts
  • Unlimited Ship-to’s
  • International database format
  • Allocate Credit Limit
  • Print duplicate Statements, Invoices
  • Check Order Status
  • Allocate Discounts

MARKETING

The CRM distinguishes itself in the tools it gives your marketing & sales force. It displays all the customers purchase history allowing your staff to increase sales by knowing the customers buying patterns. This aides in extending your relationship with your existing customers and build a solid foundation for new ones. The database is available for sending marketing literature, updates, or holiday greetings. A multi-year Sales comparison is included for each Customer.

SUPPORT

Your customer service and support can’t be smoother. By having all the customer information accessible from one file, any customer related activity can be performed from one screen. The information is presented in an orderly and direct manner to speed up customer inquiries, and allow your staff to provide better support by having everything at their fingertips.

A notation section, included for each Customer is useful for contact management, collections and includes a field for follow-ups by date. Notations may be left for specific individuals printed or viewed directly on the screen. This eliminates the need for reminder notes that can be lost, unlike an electronic file of your clients. The CRM is the Key to the system. From this one screen any customer activity can be performed. Every department from Accounting to Sales uses the CRM.

Fixed Asset Management

The Fixed Asset Management module tracks all of your assets efficiently. Depreciation can be calculated using several different methods that are user defined. With the Key Line of Software, you can access assets easily and automatically with a complete audit history.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

General Ledger

The Key to the success of any accounting program is the strength of its General Ledger. In the Key Line, all General Ledger processes are checked and rechecked providing management of the Financial Statements they need to make an informed decision.

We have created a tool flexible enough to meet the needs of your business and provide the reporting necessary for decision makers. All necessary reports such as the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, P/L, Trial balance, and more are included in the system. You can also use the General Ledger in conjunction with our Report Writer. This allows you to create and produce reports and charts beyond what is included in the system.

The General Ledger provides the features and capabilities your business needs in an easy-to-follow and learn manner. Accounting has never been simpler.

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the General Ledger module.

General Ledger Features:

  • Real Time or Batch Processing
  • Flexible Account Numbers
  • Transaction Detail Inquiry
  • Multi-Year history retention
  • Standard Financial Statements
  • Recurring General Ledger Entries
  • Flexible Accounting Period (up to 13 months)
  • Simple End of Month and Year routines
  • Ability to reopen a closed month
  • Flexible Reporting
  • Capabilities of Linking different Journal accounts together
  • Multi- level Capabilities
  • Create and maintain the budgets and expenses

Detailed Financial Statements and Reports on every facet of the General Ledger are provided. Multi-level security is present throughout our systems giving you peace of mind by ensuring safety of financial documents.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Inventory Control

Managing Inventory is of prime importance to any business. The item screens clearly display all the information pertaining to your inventory.

Multiple fields are included for categorizing and coding each item. Searches are a breeze with this system.

Inventory Control Features:

  • Item quantity on Order by Customers
  • Item quantity on P/O from Vendor
  • On Hand Quantity in each Warehouse
  • Instant Sales History
  • Multi-level Bill of Materials
  • Track Items by Category
  • Multiple Price Levels
  • Active / Inactive Items
  • Multiple Vendors per Item
  • Item Location within Warehouse
  • Analyze purchasing needs with Suggested to Buy
  • Min / Max quantities
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Conversion Factor (Buy/Sell)
  • Physical Inventory Prepared in 10 minutes!
  • Automatic integration with Inventory

Your system is only down for ten minutes during Physical Inventory. Conveniently, inventory is integrated avoiding unnecessary data entry. Many lists and reports are included in the system including valuable loss-preventative tools and Item Profitability reports.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Job Cost

The Job Cost feature of the Key Line of Software is essential in determining profit margins. The module helps you determine overhead costs, estimated costs, billing status, and the final profit to be made from a job.

The module determines expenses using various methods such as labor prices, equipment and material expenditures, and other miscellaneous costs. User defined methods are easily integrated into the Job Cost module of the Key Line of Software.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

MRP (Production Planning)

The Production Planning (MRP) module is designed to streamline the issues faced by most manufacturing businesses. Production Planning (MRP) assists in the critical areas such as Out of Stocks and Scheduling. It is designed to facilitate your needs in a simple and concise manner. We take in to account all pertinent historical information, Sales, Inventory Levels, Purchase Orders and Lead Times when formulating the Production Schedule. Customer-Specific Orders or Minimum Inventory Stock can power the MRP system. All Raw Materials necessary to Manufacture a particular item are detailed in the in the MRP Explosion.

With the Key Line of Software, there are several advantages in the Production Planning(MRP)module

MRP Features:

  • Convert Sales Order to Production Order
  • Create production Groups
  • Automatic Creation of Work Orders
  • Forecasting
  • MRP Creation
  • Scheduling
  • Integrated with Bill of Materials
  • Create Vendor Purchase Orders
  • Integrates with Order Processing

Whether you’re producing make-to-stock Inventory or Customer Special Orders (Job Shopping), the Production Planning (MRP) module will accommodate both.

Reports available include:

  • Material Requirements
  • Cost Variance Report
  • Open Production Report
  • Work in Process Report
  • Production Report
  • Forecasting

Customized reports are also available giving you the information you need in the format you require.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Multicurrency

The Multicurrency module of the Key Line of Software provides the ability to conduct transactions with different countries of the world. The user defines exchange rates and the system translates amounts according to your specifications. This unique feature of the Key Line keeps the system up to date with foreign currency users and handles reporting and other transactions for you.

With Multicurrency and other Key Line modules, Reliable offers unique solutions that will make your company’s workflow system more efficient and user-friendly.

Order Entry

The Order Entry module is an excellent module of the Key Line of Software. From the moment a customer calls, all pertinent information is available from a single screen. Whether they place an Order, or check the status of a Previous Order, it can all be managed from one screen. With the Quote Processing module, quotes can also be integrated with the orders.

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in Order Processing

Order Entry Features:

  • Multi Price levels by Customer Type or Volume
  • Multiple Discount Methods
  • Check Inventory on the fly
  • Check Inventory for Multiple Locations
  • Special Pricing by Customer
  • Quotes converted directly into orders
  • Creates Pick Slip and Bill of Lading
  • Track Deposits
  • Check Credit Limit with Override
  • Minimum Selling Price on Items
  • View Quantity on Order from Vendor
  • View Open A/R
  • Line Item Notes
  • Track Items by Lot Number
  • Line Item Notes
  • Many more …

The Order Entry module also integrates with UPS making shipping and tracking much more easier and efficient.

You will always have wide range of reporting options available. You will be able to print/view all reports and many more using different selection criteria such as Open Order Reports, Shipped Order Reports, and Costed Shipped Order Reports. Additional report criteria are added easily as necessary.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Payroll

The Payroll Module is completely integrated with your Key Line of Software Solution. You can automate your entire payroll process.

All deductions are memorized and included at the click of a button. You can print checks and track historical information for government reporting.

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the Payroll module.

Payroll Features:

  • Check Printing
  • Deduction Register
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Multi-frequency payrolls
  • Rapid integration with the Key Line of Software
  • Maintain Personnel Records
  • View Vacation, Sick, Personal days with ease
  • Export Data for Magnetic Media
  • Maintain Salary and Hourly employees
  • Permit up to 11 deductions per employee per pay period
  • Automatically deduct Garnishee Information
  • Automatically Time Sheet Generation
  • Export Data into Numerous Standard Formats
  • Can integrate with Project Tracking

Included with the Payroll module is a detailed reporting section. Numerous reports are available to print or view using different selection criteria. A detailed and summary check register is included. Time Sheets can be prepared and printed instantly and data can be exported to integrate with numerous other systems.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Point of Sale (POS)

With the Key Line of Software’s Point of Sale (POS) module, all transactions done over the register are integrated with the workflow and accounting backends of the system

With the Key Line of Software, there are numerous advantages in the POS Module.

POS Features:

  • Serial number invoicing
  • Real time updates to Inventory and Accounts Receivable
  • Support for Bar code scanners, electronic cash registers, and display bars
  • Password protection and detailed audits
  • Multiple warehouse sales capability
  • “On-the-fly” Entries
  • Multiple Payment Selection Options
  • Credit card and check guarantee processing done in real time
  • Easily accessed look-up windows for speedy order processing
  • Creates invoices from estimates
  • Drawer payouts
  • Records past payments by customers on specific items
  • Out of Stock sales
  • Automatic routing for different transactions
  • User-access controls

The POS module allows for touch screen options which make the system simple and easy to use.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Purchase Order

Efficient Purchasing is extremely important and the Key software is developed for the challenge.

Purchase Order processing is an integral part of any business. From the moment a Vendor is selected, all the pertinent information is available from a single screen including Contact Information and Terms. Selecting a Warehouse for delivery is just as easy as Drop Shipments.

With the Key Line of Software, there are advantages in Purchase Order Processing.

Purchase Order Features:

  • Minimum Buy Quantities
  • Multiple Ship-tos
  • Auto Creation of PO
  • Drop Ship Orders
  • Auto Generation from Order Entry
  • Receipt Labels with Bar Coding
  • Memos
  • Virtual/Substitute Items
  • Non-stock Items
  • Expected Delivery Reports
  • Back Order Fill Report
  • Cost Override
  • Profitability by PO

The Purchase Order module can be integrated with the Suggested to Buy/Forecasting module to provide an automated method of purchasing numerous products at one time automatically with suggested quantities calculated.

You will have numerous reports available including variance reports on item costs. You will be able to select reports based on numerous different criteria including Vendor, Purchase Order number and Receipts. Profitability reports based on the Purchase Order is also available.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Report Writer

The Report Writer includes powerful and widespread features that excite users of they Key Line of Software. The Report Writer employs different types of lines, shapes, memos, fonts, images, charts and barcodes allowing companies to print in their own unique manner. All features of the Report Writer are professionally designed and help save thousands of dollars on additional printing costs.

With the Report Writer and other modules of the Key Line of Software, your company’s workflow can be optimized.

Sales Analysis

Analyzing your sales is a crucial part of all businesses. The Key Line of Software provides detailed sales analysis features. With the Sales Analysis module, you can perform analyses via items, customers, vendors, and/or salespersons. This module also allows for analysis based using date ranges, makes comparisons between previous years with current year and does ABC analysis based on order invoices.

With this and other modules of they Key Line of Software, you can design a solution that will run optimally along with your company’s workflow.

Time & Billing

Through the Project Time and Billing module, you have a great deal of flexibility in maintaining and tracking the hours spent on projects. All time can be easily monitored within the system. This module is fully integrated into all other modules providing you with a seamless solution for your needs. With the Time and Billing module, tracking even your most complex projects will be a breeze.

With the Key Line of Software, there are advantages in Time & Billing.

Time & Billing Features:

  • Project Management
  • Tracking Billable / Non-Billable Hours
  • Monitor Individual Employees Hours
  • Categorize Expenses
  • Create Batches of Time
  • Tracking to Prevent Data Entry errors
  • Easily Convert Time Entered to Invoices
  • Create Variance Reports on Projects
  • View Estimate vs. Actual
  • Assign Project Leader
  • Define Scheduled Plan for Implementation
  • Project Scheduling Option

Since this system is fully integrated throughout the Key Line of Software, you will find huge timesavings in managing your projects. With an additional granule for Project Scheduling, you will be able to monitor each stage of your Project to completion. Numerous reports are also available including employee tracking, profitability by project, percentage of completion and many more!

With the Time and Billing module you can put the power of the Key Line of Software at your fingertips

Web Integration/E-Commerce

All Key Line Software solutions can be accessed using the internet upon request of user. Once on the Internet, we also provide complete integration with e-commerce.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

Work Order

Service is the Key ingredient to satisfying our customer’s needs. The Smooth flow of information from the customer to the technician is critical. From the moment a customer calls, all pertinent information is available from a single concise screen.

With the Key Line of Software, there are several advantages in the Work Order module.

Work Order Features:

  • Add additional service
  • Schedule routine maintenance or repair
  • Allocate work to a particular technician
  • Estimate Necessary Inventory
  • Estimate Time of Completion
  • Print address and directions on Work Ticket
  • Expandable Memo fields for Pre Work, Work to be Performed, and Post Work
  • Single click Invoicing
  • Billable or Non-billable allocation
  • Information stored in the CRM

A signature line is included for both the customer and technician as well as in and out times.

An abundance of reporting options is available. Work Order reports are available by many different selection criteria: Customer, Date, Technician, Number, etc.

All companies have different organizational setups, and the Key software allows for the flexibility with little or no changes. It is this flexibility and fine details that makes your business unique.

With this and other Key modules, you can have an advanced, user-friendly system.

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