||Is VisualGEMS Year 2000 (Y2K) ready ?
VisualGEMS is 100% Y2K compliant. This compliance is built into the
design and architecture of the software. Unlike other software systems
which are upgraded from traditional non-y2k to y2k and run the risk of
||What is special about VisualGEMS? What makes it different from other
software packages ?
VisualGEMS is not just another package. It is an improved culture to
do business. While many companies selling software consider end
of relationship when a sale is made, we at OPTIMAL consider the same
as beginning of a new relationship. Our full involvement
in implementing the system in your organization is an integral part
of our commitment.
In fact, our commitment to make your computerization a
SUCCESS started much before even making a sale. Right at the
stage of designing VisualGEMS we kept in mind the
practical difficulties of implementation of an
Integrated system. Therefore, in VisualGEMS various
modules can be linked or de-linked from integrated system enabling
a step by step implementation & usage.
Having tackled the most crucial phase i.e. spreading the VisualGEMS
culture in the organization VisualGEMS does not stop here as is the
case with most other packages. The management information
generation capability of VisualGEMS from this newly created environment
makes it a powerful decision making tool rather
than a data processing machine.
||I am already using an Export documentation and /or
accounts package. Why should I switch over to VisualGEMS ?
VisualGEMS offers Export documentation and Financial
Accounting as individual modules along with
specially developed total Information Management
System for Garment Export industry. Other modules are :
Integrated working in VisualGEMS allows you to monitor
all the operations rather than looking at it in a piece - meal basis.
Export Orders Management
Purchase Order Management
Quota & AEPC Documentation
||Why should I go for computerization instead of my
time tested manual system ?
The Export Competition:
It's no secret today's marketplace is more competitive than even
before. Customers are demanding (and receiving) a greater degree
of efficiency and service. And your competitors are becoming more and
more eager to increase their share of the market, at
your expense. And of course, there's an ever increasing
amount of information that needs to be quickly and successfully managed.
But there's no reason to be discouraged by these new demands on
your operation. In fact, by taking
advantage of new technologies which let you
exercise greater control over your activities, you can soon
have a more profitable business!
To help you on the road to increased
profits and greater productivity, VisualGEMS was developed.
||Is VisualGEMS too big to fit into our CURRENT plan of automation ?
VisualGEMS has been designed to let you start small and reach total
automation with assured results at every state - all in a record time.
You can choose to start with any of the three alternatives:
Merchandising (Export Orders, Purchase Orders, Inventory, & Production).
Merchandising + Export Documentation
Merchandising + Export Documentation + Financial Management
||Isn't VisualGEMS costly ?
Pay off from using VisualGEMS far out weigh the price you pay
for it. In fact price of a single user VisualGEMS installation works
out to be much less than one staff's annual salary, far less than
number of man-month that will be saved by using VisualGEMS.
In the present liberalized world automation
for information management is the back bone of your organization.
Correct and timely information is not easy to get.
Indeed VisualGEMS is your ultimate bet for this.
Surely you cannot risk it paying less !
So a more appropriate question is not
"Whether you can afford it ?Ē
It is "Can you afford to neglect it ?"
||Is VisualGEMS better than my "TAILOR MADE" software?
If you have been getting your software developed using a battery
of programmers over a period of time, the chances are that
each module is a stand alone working package, but fails to contribute
towards an integrated multi-user environment - a prerequisite to
a MIS oriented system.
A perfectly tailor made software does offer excellent fit to your requirements.
But, by the time software is
ready your requirements have changed, or worse! the development
staff has changed ! This changing environment is what requires
a flexible software which is not "tightly" tailored,
not to mention the importance of the your computerization
partners to be around when you need them.
In dynamic and growth oriented environment every organization
is bound to have new requirements. We can assure you that 6
times out of 10 your new requirements will already be a part
of VisualGEMS. This is possible due to its developer's global
view of Garment Industry and constant
updating of software with these
requirements. By virtue of our close interactions
with our valued customers from a wide cross section of Garment Industry
we ensure that we don't just end up tailoring your present
needs, but future needs as well.
||How will VisualGEMS improve my Documentation work?
Documentation is the most critical, very
specialized, time consuming and voluminous job
in the current manual (or even automated) systems.
VisualGEMS will revolutionize the working of your Documentation department.
We believe in the culture of giving the tool to the specialist rather
depending on associated clerical staff like typists
\ operators etc. The specialist makes the document
on computer with natural look and feel of the final
document & can take a printout directly
eliminating the cycle of printing-checking & the corrections
again. The productivity gain is multifold.
More than just improved documentation time & quality,
VisualGEMS eliminates the bulky registers which are maintained
by these people to keep track of this important activity and helps
you to take MIS at any instant you feel like.
The added advantage of natural
look and feel of documentation is that
your staff needs least training efforts on the computer.
||Can VisualGEMS provide me additional reports or
change formats of existing reports / documents to suit my needs
Occasionally we do custom programming for clients although typically
it is not necessary as the "standard" package is extremely feature rich.
As part of the support OPTIMAL offers customization of VisualGEMS
to suit specific needs. Using its flexible design
our software experts will quickly implement the desired changes.
||Who comes to my help if Apparel Export
Promotion Councilís procedures change or Export
documentation formats are revised ?
OPTIMAL'S warranty and annual maintenance program backed
by a committed after sales service shall keep you fully protected
from such unforeseen demands. Our new releases shall cover all such changing
requirements. In a way VisualGEMS serves as a guide for your operational
staff on changing regulations & procedures.
||Do I need to employ more IT. staff to use VisualGEMS effectively ?
VisualGEMS is designed for people who are good in their line of working
viz. Accounts, Inventory, Sales, Purchase, Quota, Finance, Export Documentation,
etc. Simple, pleasing and user friendly interface offered by
VisualGEMS and OPTIMAL'S comprehensive training
shall transform your staff to efficient user of computerized system. With
continuos support from OPTIMALís Customer Support Executives
the decision to have an in house EDP person is entirely up to you.
In fact, most of our customers consider us their Information Systems
||What happens to my EDP / Programming staff?
Now your EDP staff can fully concentrate on delivering what
the end users (you & your managers) actually want
i.e. Management Information, documents or in short RESULTS. Chores
such as system trouble shooting, software de-bugging or struggling
to restrict system down time etc. will no more block their valuable
The very basis of success of automation i.e. timely assimilation
(collection) of raw data and retrieval of processed information
will get right priority.
||How much time it shall take to get results from VisualGEMS?
Our typical implementation schedule is 6-8 weeks from the time of installation.
This means that you will be fully trained and "live" on most of the new
system within that time.
Direct results in the organization are seen within 30 days, but the
improved culture keeps giving results over the years to come.
||How can VisualGEMS help in improving inter departmental
communication in my organization ?
Information once fed into VisualGEMS is automatically accessible
from anywhere over the network. Thus there is no need to follow -up to
get information. This convenience of availability of information
on every managers desk-top results in efficient
information driven working as against intuitive
working. In fact same information can be presented
in various formats depending upon nature of use.
||How can VisualGEMS help in fixing responsibilities to respective people
and assist systematic working in the organization ?
VisualGEMS makes working of every individual transparent and direction
oriented. Monitoring of progress or bottlenecks
is possible without any interference. Un-even distribution
of manpower or deviation from set procedures or even tempering
with the data can be checked.