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mincron software systems

Mincron Software Systems

Why Should You Consider Mincron?






We provide the rich linkage others do not

about briarcliff solutions
About Briarcliff Solutions
  • Parent Company Briarcliff Solutions
  • Primary Offices
    • Houston, TX: Mincron Software Solutions
    • Rockaway, NJ: AL Systems
  • Solutions for Improving Distribution
  • Customer-Centric Operations
about alsystems
About ALSystems
  • Leader in Improving Your Flow of Merchandise in Retailing
    • Paperless Order Fulfillment Solutions (Voice/Lights/RF)
    • Print & Apply Solutions
    • Cross Docking Solutions
    • High-Volume In-Motion Manifesting Solutions
    • RFID Solutions
    • Automated Sortation and Conveyor Control Solutions

Urban Outfitters



about mincron
About Mincron

Leader in Improving Your Flow of Merchandise in Wholesale Distribution

  • Mincron History
    • Founded in 1980
    • Named one of the top 10 technology providers for distribution companies
    • Provide high value solutions to the wholesale distribution market
  • Mincron Strong Leader
    • Over 17,000 Users
    • ERP, WMS, Light Mfg
    • Customers from 10 to over 1000 users
    • IBM Power System i
    • Sell only one software solution – Dedicated team to your product!
our corporate goal
Our Corporate Goal
  • Provide the best of breed solutions so our customers can exceed their customers expectations.
  • Provide cost effective solutions
  • Provide the latest technologies
  • Produce Results

“In the first year alone, the system lowered our inventory by about

 1 million dollars and substantially increased our turns.”

VP & General Manager


customer for life
Customer for Life!
  • Mincron strong leader
    • Focused on the PVF industry
    • Over 58% of waterworks supplies sold in the US are processed through the Mincron Software
    • We sell only one software solution
    • We are a financially secure partner

Core Application

Advanced Technology


Order Management

Bid & Lot Management

Purchasing and Inventory

Accounting and Financials

Physical Inventory

Business Intelligence

Technology and Tools

Document Automation

Rebate Management

Business Connect Interfaces

Web Store Front

Traffic Management

Warehouse Management

System Infrastructure




Water Works







Business Connect


User Interfaces

IBM DB2 Database


Business Rules

User Interface




smart user interface
Smart user interface
  • Intelligent integration layer
  • Allows multiple views of the business data
    • GUI – Graphical User Interface
    • CUI - Character User Interface
    • WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
      • Phones, RF devices, palm, printers, scanners
easy to use

Company l Technology l Productsl Services

Easy to Use
  • Consistent Powerful Search Engine
    • Customers - Products
    • Vendors - Transactions
    • sophisticated indexing, and merging
  • Portal View Concept for customer service excellence
  • Tailor views*
  • Customize documents
  • Plain Paper Printing*
  • View Sales History
  • Section Group Category lookup

Our customer’s use the Mincron order entry when ordering remotely. We were able to increase sales from one customer from $300,000 to over $1,000,000 in one year!

- Tammy Meck, Mainline Supply

seamless integration
Seamless integration
  • Seamlessly import and export data in

virtually any format – Including submittals

  • Delivered over any connectivity protocol

(HTTP, FTP, SMTP or Fax).

  • Whether you're using a PDA, a laptop, a Web browser. With support available for VMI, EDI and XML, as well as secure socket layer
  • Download or upload excel documents with the push of a button
  • Reports become PDF files with the click of a button
real time all the time
Real time all the time

Position yourself in time. No need to save reports.

All transactions post to the G/L

Inventory is committed in real-time and as a function of time *

When you need information you need it to be current.

Never Be Stuck In Time Again!

proactive instead of reactive
Proactive instead of reactive

Event Management – To Do’s

  • There’s a To-Do Queue for functions in your company:
    • Customer Service
    • Purchasing
    • Accounting/Credit, etc…

Messaging system

Integration to Data

analysis tools

“Get a Day’s Job Done in a Day’s Time!” without leaving your desk


Company l Technology l Productsl Services

  • Allows you control and accountability
  • Limit access to need to know basis only
  • Audit control system keeps track of all user activity by documenting changes.
  • Disaster recovery Services
  • DB2 Version from IBM has never had a worm or bug shut down a system.
application framework

Company l Technology l Products l Services

Application Framework

The Mincron Application Framework is a set of business rules that gives Mincron its unique capabilities. At the core of the Mincron Application Framework are evolutionary design concepts including Transactional Processing and Dynamic Indexing.


  • It’s Easy to use
  • It works in real-time all the time
  • Secure control in the right hands
  • It has a smart user interface for each

individual user

  • It integrates and automates with ease. Plays nice with other systems.
  • Event management to do lists so no task goes undone!

“Well designed package that understands the flow of information within my business”

- Dan Willett, General Manager, EJ Prescott

mincron is easy to train and easy to use

Standard Operating Procedures

  • Navigation = Easy and Familiar
    • Windows “Look ‘n Feel”
    • Command or Function
    • Key-driven Capability
    • User-Defined Toolbar
    • Personalization of Screens
  • Best Practices Based
  • Diagram Oriented
  • Customizable
  • Department Driven
  • Job Function Driven
  • Clear Roadmap


Powerful Search Engine

  • Any order Any portion
  • Phonetic matching
  • Wildcard searches
  • True String Search
  • Multiple Fields
  • User Defined Fields

Pervasive System Help

  • Field-based Help
  • On-Line Help
  • FAQ’s
  • How-To’s
  • World-Class Support Org
Mincron is Easy to Train and Easy to Use


Project Kickoff

Develop model

Create data conversion templates

Data Testing Phase





& Support

Facilities Setup


  • Hardware Set up
  • Perform labeling tasks
  • Setup network infrastructure
  • Conduct processing and maintenance support training
  • Provide rollout support
  • General trouble shooting
  • Proof data to existing system
  • Develop individual interface designs
  • Test configuration settings
  • Conduct individual branch site surveys
  • Finalize facilities setup
  • Conduct branch rollouts per Intermatic model
  • Gap Analysis
  • process definition
  • Define configuration options
  • Establish site survey process
  • Design customized education
  • Craft rollout plan
  • Data import template
  • Test to Identify any differences to the template
  • Project initiation meeting
  • Scope clarification
  • Team development


Extensive Mincron Support

  • Gap analysis findings
  • Major process documentation
  • Documented configuration options
  • Site survey procedures
  • Education program
  • Properly configured facility based on site survey procedures
  • Network architecture tested.
  • On-site training per rollout event
  • Program management
  • Rollout help desk program
  • Branch go-live
  • Competed conversion programs
  • Data import templates
  • Testing sign offs
  • Individual interfaces design document
  • Project Plan
  • Project management approach
  • Scope document


consulting services
Consulting Services

Application Consulting

  • Mincron installs the solutions
  • Time tested training
  • Conversion of data
  • On budget planning

Network Consulting

  • Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Wireless Networks
  • Internet & Broadband

Business Consulting

  • Vertical specific
  • Instructing in best practices
  • Training Methodologies
  • Business Specific Modifications

System Consulting

  • System Optimization
  • Disaster Recovery/High
  • Availability
  • Storage Analysis
mincron university
Mincron University
  • Class Room Training (CRT)
    • Houston, TX Campus
    • Professional Courseware
    • Comprehensive Curriculum
    • Hands-On Workshops
  • Computer-Based Training (CBT)
    • Self Paced Learning
    • Engaging Audio and Video
    • Interactivity
    • System-Wide Education

The Source for Education

post implementation
Post Implementation
  • Dedicated Team of Professionals
    • Analyze Performance of Mincron
    • Measure Against Competitors
    • Recommend Best Practices
    • Ensure ROI
our customers
Our Customers

Robertson Supply, Inc