AFS Technologies’ New Warehouse Management Systems 2014 Platform Supports GS1 Standards and Produce Traceability Compliance

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Phoenix, AZ, March 10, 2014AFS Technologies, a leading Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) software developer for the Food, Beverage and Consumer Goods industries, is pleased to announce the newest release of its AFS WMS platform. The 2014 AFS WMS solution offers multiple voice picking enhancements, complete Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) functionality and includes integration with GS1 to provide single scan traceability.

Being a long-time technology partner on both the PTI Steering Committee and GS1 Standards committee, AFS is at the forefront of the produce traceability movement and strategically developed its latest WMS release to align with evolving industry standards and requirements. As a result, Distributers can rely on a single WMS tool to gain better visibility into food traceability, automate data throughout the warehouse with a single scan, and ensure PTI compliance both now and in the future.

“The AFS WMS 2014 release handles PTI and Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) compliance right out-of-the-box for 3PL Companies and Distributors,” says Mark Miller, Vice President of Supply Chain at AFS.  “Companies will have the ability to scan a GS1 label once, extract multiple data elements including GTIN, lot and quantity and automatically parse all of the embedded data into the AFS WMS solution. This single scan functionality results in 99 percent plus accurate data and reduces scans by 300 percent, adding value throughout the supply chain as well as downstream for the customer.”

The new PTI functionality in AFS WMS 2014 adds even more capabilities and benefits to Distributors, including PTI voice pick codes and compliant hybrid pallet labels. The software also enables organizations to track inventory expiration dates and eliminate physical errors to improve accuracy and order fulfillment. As more Retailers enforce PTI compliance, the AFS WMS 2014 release equips Distributors with the tools needed to reduce the risk of rejected shipments.

The new release of the AFS WMS platform is also fully integrated with Discovery™ G2, a Data Discovery tool to oversee and course-correct business performance. This enhancement enables senior management to access advanced analytics anytime and on any Apple® or Android® smartphone, tablet or laptop. AFS WMS 2014 is Windows® 2012 Platform Certified and scalable allowing for easy upgrades and implementation.

About AFS Technologies, Inc.
AFS Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of the Consumer Packaged Goods, Food and Beverage, and Financial segments. With over 25 years of industry experience, the global company now serves over 1,500 customers in more than 40 countries with cutting edge technology designed to optimize the order-to-cash flow cycle and improve efficiencies across the entire supply chain.  AFS solutions are utilized by manufacturers, distributors, broker/sales agencies, third party logistics providers and retail operators.  These industry trading partners rely on AFS technology applications to automate business processes, optimize trade promotion management, reduce costs, increase sales and margin performance, support regulatory compliance, enhance field salesforce efficiencies, and drive collaborative commerce through data synchronization. All AFS solutions utilize service-oriented architecture (SOA) built with Microsoft .NET framework technology. AFS solutions interface with existing non-AFS systems and offer true deployment flexibility that allow customers to upgrade specific elements of the software without affecting the rest of the system. AFS products are also available as fully integrated end-to-end solutions or as individual modular applications. AFS offers customers true deployment flexibility through traditional licensing or subscription-based programs, from on-premise to on-demand solutions in the cloud. For additional information, please visit