Archive: August, 2014
USPS has recently announced price changes for its Priority Mail Service. These changes, which begin on September 7, 2014, include an increase of prices at Post Offices and postal retail outlets, and a decrease of prices for Commercial Plus and Commercial Base online shipping services.
Please obtain the new rates from USPS and be sure to import them into InOrder before September 7. For assistance importing these new rates, please contact InOrder Customer Support.
If you use the Endicia software interface to InOrder, you must update your Endicia software by August 31, 2014 to a version that supports these new rates and services. The updated Endicia software will print the correct postage for packages postmarked September 6 or earlier, as well as advanced date postage at the new rates.
If you use any other shipping interface for USPS rates, please contact your vendor for instructions.
On September 5, 2014, the city of Lockport is hosting a free golf and dinner event for 144 veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Activities will include dinner, golf, prizes, and gifts.
This event is in cooperation with the Lockport Veteran’s Commission, Kozol Brothers Distributing, and the Miller High Life ‘Welcome Veterans Back to the High Life’ program.
We would like to say thank you to all veterans, and to everyone involved in organizing these events! Morse Data Corporation has taken this opportunity to show our appreciation for veterans’ service to our country by sponsoring a “hole” for this outing. If you would also like to support this event, please contact the Lockport Veterans Commission in Lockport, IL.
Enterprise management comes with unique business challenges. This article discusses five of those challenges, and how you can use InOrder to address them.
Problem – You buy too much inventory because you don’t know how much you need. If you order a million dollars in inventory and don’t sell it in a timely manner, your money is losing interest because it is tied up while inventory sits in the warehouse.
Solution – Reduce your perpetual inventory investment. Maybe you need to spend only $550 for inventory and still service your customers effectively. InOrder helps you track accurate inventory on hand, and track your demand to know how much inventory you need to keep on hand and when to order it.
Problem – There are a lot of mistakes and returns on orders, costing money for each return, or you can’t fill orders quickly enough, or you get them out quickly but they’re not accurate.
Solution – Increase your order processing throughput potential. This means maximizing your overall capacity to accurately take, process, and ship your orders. InOrder helps you fill orders quickly AND accurately, so overall throughput is increased, with the ability to fulfill orders the same day they are received with 100% accuracy.
Problem – You have high perpetual costs and inefficient processes.
Solution – Minimize your perpetual costs by maximizing your process efficiency throughout the organization. InOrder’s tightly integrated modules allow each employee to have the up-to-date information they need at their fingertips when they need it, and to reduce overhead, for overall time savings.
Problem – Customers can’t get what they need and are frustrated because they can’t communicate with you the way they need to.
Solution – Improve your partnerships with your customers and your vendors. InOrder’s integrated Email communications, integrated eCommerce functionality, and EDI modules allow you to get the most of your relationships with your retail and B2B customers and your vendors.
Problem – You can’t get the decision making information you need to market as effectively as you can.
Solution – Advance your marketing decision making to the next level using InOrder and SQL Server for state of the art decision making and data mining.
If you’d like to share your experience with other InOrder users, tell us how InOrder helped you solve a problem or improved a process.
As you may have heard today, over a billion records, including usernames, passwords, and email addresses were stolen from 420,000 websites. This is said to be the largest known collection of stolen internet credentials.
According to the NY Times, victims are not yet identified and most of the hacked websites are still vulnerable, and the stolen data may already be used. Is your personal information part of this collection? You may never know, so watch your credit card balances, keep track of your credit report, change all your passwords, and use a different password for each website. Here are good things to keep in mind when you change your passwords:
- Do not use group, shared, or generic accounts and passwords.
- Change your passwords at least every 90 days.
- Use a minimum password length of at least seven characters.
- Use passwords with both numeric and alphabetic characters.
- Do not use a password that is the same as any of the last four passwords you have used.
If you have additional advice for keeping your personal information safe, you’re welcome to add it here.
We are proud to announce that InOrder version 9.7 has been successfully validated according to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) v2.0, and may be used by merchants who are PCI-DSS compliant.
The PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection.
InOrder has been successfully revalidated annually since it was originally certified in 2012. To achieve PA-DSS validation, a report documenting all software changes since the previous validation was provided to Trustwave, a PA-DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) who audited compliance of the software, and submitted the report with the InOrder PA-DSS Implementation Guide to the PCI Security Standards Council. These reports are also available for our clients and their PCI-QSAs.
Trustwave is a security company that provides services and solutions that include security for compliance and risk, SpiderLabs, and managed security, as well as network, database, and application security services and products. For more information about Trustwave, please visit their website.
For more information about PCI-DSS and PA-DSS, please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website.