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Healthcare Solutions Materials Management. Agenda. About Binary Stream Software Materials Management (MM) Target Markets in Health Care MM Software and System Architecture MM Features / Functionality Working with Binary Stream Software The Binary Stream Difference

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  • About Binary Stream Software
  • Materials Management (MM) Target Markets in Health Care
  • MM Software and System Architecture
  • MM Features / Functionality
  • Working with Binary Stream Software
  • The Binary Stream Difference
  • How to Engage with Binary Stream Software?
  • Q & A
about binary stream software
Founded in 1999, the Binary Stream team’s software development experience spans over 20 years

Microsoft Certified Partner – Non-selling ISV

Deep software development roots in materials management

Vast array of development expertise

Utilization of key Microsoft technologies (Dexterity, .NET, Business Portal, etc.)

Over 200 sophisticated customizations completed touching almost all Great Plains modules

Over 2/3rd of our projects involved Inventory Control, Distribution and Billing

Over 10 add-on products relating to distribution and inventory control - 28 in total

About Binary Stream Software

Binary Stream's experience in developing customer and industry-specific applications on top of Great Plains is exemplified by their Materials Management solution for healthcare.  With Binary Stream's capabilities in delivering comprehensive solutions targeted at the healthcare vertical, Tectura is proud to partner with Binary Stream Software and Microsoft in healthcare.

Travis Eliuk, Senior Consultant

Tectura Corporation

background information
Background Information
  • 28 add-on products have been developed for Great Plains in the following vertical sectors

To empower organizations by developing powerful software solutions that help enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Distribution & Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Binary Stream Software is pleased to collaborate with many value-added resellers including ePartners, Tectura, RSM McGladrey, and InterDyn
target markets in health care
Target Markets in Health Care

Binary Stream’s MM solution dramatically reduce hospital operation costs by streamlining document processing, inventory control, and patient tracking.

  • Prime Target MM Markets within Health Care
      • Hospitals and Hospital Groups - scalable from smaller, single facilities to larger hospital groups
      • Outpatient Clinics
      • Long Term Care / Assisted Living Facilities
      • Life Sciences – i.e. pharmaceuticals
      • Physician Practices
  • Characteristics of target firms for Binary Stream Health Care Materials Management:
      • Significant amount of inventory inflow and patient consumption/issuance outflow
      • Multi-site and/or departmental
      • Dedicated materials management department / staff
      • Significant inventory investment
software architecture
Software Architecture

HRM SelfServ



ISV Add-Ons









Fixed Assets



Binary Stream Software








  • Dept, User, Site Security
  • PO Auto Receive
  • Transmit POs by Email, EDI
  • Issuance
  • Intercompany
  • Item usage by dept/site
  • Handhelds
  • Labeling & bar-coding
  • Web-based inquiry
  • Web-based requisitioning
  • Seamless integration to GP Purchasing
  • Patient charge control
  • Web-based charge analytics
mm system architecture



Back Office Users

Executives &


MM System Architecture

Great Plains Server

BizTalk Server (XML, EDI)

Web Server

Business Portal

Laser Printers


Barcode Printers

Wireless Access Point

Batch and Stationary Terminals

Handhelds and Tablet PCs: Intermec, Symbol, PSC…

Hospital System Integration

gp and isv modules
GP and ISV Modules
  • Great Plains Modules
    • General Ledger
    • Payables Management
    • Inventory Control
    • Purchase Order Processing/Receiving with Purchase Order Enhancements
    • Fixed Asset Management (optional)
    • Intercompany (optional)
  • Other ISV Modules
    • ReQlogic or eRequisition (optional)
    • EDI from vSync (optional)
    • RightFax from Captaris (optional)
    • Adobe PDF Writer (optional)

Binary Stream Software’s MM solution integrates with many third-party products.

mm modules
MM Modules

Binary Stream’s MM modular design approach offers a superior value proposition over all-inclusive solutions.

  • Available for GP Standard or Professional
  • Required Modules – Core Materials Management
  • Optional Binary Stream modules
      • MM WebView
      • National Accounts for Payables
      • Bar Coding & Data Collection
      • MM Intercompany
      • Business Portal Charge Analytics
      • Vendor Contract Pricing & Rebates
      • Equipment / Rental Management
core materials management
Core Materials Management
  • General
    • Enable/Disable Features by Company
    • Department, User, Site security
    • Department Driven Distributions
    • Automatic transaction creation and Posting
    • Non-Stock versus Stock Inventory Management
    • Deployment Templates for Item, Site, Vendors, Par Values and Historical Usage
    • Generic Item and Site Concept
  • Utilities
    • Assign Generic Sites to all Items, Recalculate cost in Base Unit Of Measure, Update charge amount
core materials management1
Core Materials Management
  • Item Setup
    • Automatic Item Number Generation
    • Reuse Deleted Item Numbers
    • Additional healthcare attributes such as Latex Free, Expired Items, Generic and Finance Trackable
    • Default Purchasing, Issues and Charge Unit Of Measure and also display cost
    • Patient Trackable and Chargeable, Password Security for Add, Create and Delete Items
    • Item Number Gap Report
    • Enhancements to Item Class, Site and Vendor Maintenance
    • Patient Charge Schedule and Charge roll down functionality
    • Item Manufacturer detail
core materials management2
Core Materials Management
  • Purchase Order Entry
    • Assign Account by Department and Site
    • PO Document Types and Auto Increment Next Numbers
    • PO Line Numbers
    • PO Auto Receiving
    • Purchase Order Percentage Discount
    • Enhanced Purchase Order Reports– Vendor and Internal Copy
    • Automatic Document Delivery Processing (Email, Faxing, EDI, Phone and Print)
    • Header and Line Level Patient Tracking
    • Item Purchasing Unit Of Measure Cost
    • Inquiry Screen Enhancements
    • PO Fill and Kill functionality
core materials management3
Core Materials Management
  • Purchase Order Receiving Entry
    • Non PO Receiving Integration – Various Vendors such Owens and Minor
    • Non PO Shipment/Invoice – Assign Default Sites to Departments
    • Header and Line Level Patient Tracking
    • Monthly Receipt Report
    • Mass Delivery Ticket Report Printing (Based on Open and Historical PO)
    • Label Printing
    • PO Receiving Accrual Report
    • Calc – Expense Report
    • Basic Capital Project Tracking with Integration to Fixed Assets
    • Inquiry Screen Enhancements
core materials management4
Core Materials Management
  • Issue Inventory
    • Issue Transactions include Issues, Adjustments, Department Transfers
    • Issues and Transfers (Based on department and site)
    • InterCompany Issues
    • Header and Line Level Patient Tracking
    • Issue Summary and Detail Report
    • Item Usage Reports
    • Item Usage Export to Excel
  • Inventory Returns
    • Returns and Expired Returns
    • Vendor Returns
    • PO Receiving Adjustments (Vendor Returns with Auto Generate PO)
core materials management5
Core Materials Management
  • Cycle Counting
    • Cycle Counting in Required Unit of Measure
    • Cycle Counting Report Changes
  • Par List
    • Par List Maintenance
    • Par List Templates and Copy Templates
    • Par List Report
    • Requisition Report
    • Export to Excel
core materials management6
Core Materials Management
  • Patient Tracking
    • Patient Maintenance
    • Patient Tracking Maintenance
    • Patient Tracking Report
    • Patient Information Integration
  • Patient Charge Functionality
    • Chargeable/Non Chargeable Items by Item Class
    • Patient Price Schedule
    • 832 Cost Change Import
    • Charge Impact Inquiry and Report
    • Patient Charge Inquiry and Log
    • Charge Integration with ORSOS or other systems like GE in near future
mm webview
MM WebView

This module is a true .NET application that is accessible through the internet. It allows users to inquire on the status of Purchase Orders, access a Par Level list and/or check inventory usage.

national accounts for payables
National Accounts for Payables

This module is similar to the Great Plains National Accounts for the Receivables module except that it applies to the Payables Management module. Hospitals can purchase from multiple related vendors and then issue a check to the parent vendor that covers all of the related purchases.

data collection
Data Collection
  • User security
  • Supports most makes of Handhelds, both Batch and RF Terminals - Intermec, Symbol, Datalogic and Casio (Windows CE and Pocket PC)
  • Enter Par Level counts - the system auto-generates an internal requisition for the balance
  • Item Maintenance updates directly from the handheld
  • Direct Charge Transfers
  • Par Inquiry - displays the suggested par levels. User can make a decision regarding how many of an item to requisition and then use handheld to generate the requisition
  • Item Maintenance updates directly from the handheld
data collection1
Data Collection

Great Plains Uploads

  • PO Preview and Print Labels
  • Create Purchase Orders
  • Consolidate Purchase Orders
  • Direct Charge Transfers
  • Item Update
bar coding labels
Bar Coding — Labels
  • Print Labels on Laser and Bar Code Printers - Most Printers supported
  • Location Wall Labels
  • Direct Charge Labels
  • Piggy Back labels – Charge labels
  • Shelf Labels – Item Labels
mm intercompany
MM Intercompany

This module handles the automatic generation of the general ledger journal entries (due-tos and due-froms) and the automatic inventory adjustments if materials are transferred from one company to another (e.g. if you are transferring materials from the hospital to an affiliated physician clinic).

  • Integration to eRequisitions or ReQlogic web-based solutions
  • Seamless integration with Great Plains Inventory & POP
  • Full support for mobile devices
  • Reviewer approval ensures requisition validity
  • PO Preview listing of requisitions ensures proper control before PO creation in Great Plains
vendor contract pricing rebates
Vendor Contract Pricing & Rebates
  • Determine the optimum contract based on Item, Quantity & Unit of Measure
  • Distributions are updated to reflect rebate calculations
  • Mark Invoice or Rebate rebates as Submitted. Contract & Rebate details are supported for Returns based on the original Invoice.
  • Seamless integration with Great Plains Inventory & POP
business portal charge analytics
Business Portal Charge Analytics
  • Standard Business Portal role-based security
  • View actual revenue from third party data sources against GP budget data
  • Filter data for reports based on users’ Area of Responsibility restricting which departments can be viewed
working with binary stream
Working with Binary Stream

Our relationship with Binary Stream Software has significantly strengthened our reach in the hospital space. Their materials management solution for hospitals adds considerable value to ePartners Healthcare solutions, where we offer comprehensive Microsoft Business Solutions, ERP and business intelligence. ePartners believes that working together with Binary Stream will result not only in many opportunities where we can both succeed but provide a significant impact in the industry.

Mark Tumblin, Director of Healthcare

ePartner Solutions

  • As an ISV, our role is to aid and assist VARs in a successful sales cycle:
    • Respect the primary VAR / prospect relationship
    • Strict Confidentiality
    • Total support of the VAR sales process
  • Benefits of partnering with Binary Stream
    • Friendly, helpful, and timely approach
    • Always amiable to changes for customer requirements
    • Generous margins
the binary stream difference
The Binary Stream Difference

I am convinced that Binary Stream is the leading authority on barcoding and warehouse management in North America. Their expertise ranges from wireless networks to stock tracking and data collection. With over 20 years experience, Binary Stream has consistently measured up to our standards and we are proud of our partnership with them.

Stephan Cross, Managing Director


  • Strong Materials Management background and dedication
  • Solid foundation for product development, delivery, and support
  • As an ISV only, we are solely and 100% committed to product development
  • Proven development expertise illustrated through our partners
  • Distribution model with no conflicting interests
  • Responsive technical support
how to engage with us
How To Engage With Us?

Engaging with Binary Stream Software is as simple as a phone call or email to either:

  • George Tonzetich – Sales Manager

Office: 604-444-9213 ext 110

Cell: 604-720-0433


  • Lak Chahal – President

Office: 604-444-9213 ext 104




  • Lak Chahal – President
    • Office: 604-444-9213 ext 104
    • Email:
  • George Tonzetich – Sales Manager
    • Office: 604-444-9213 ext 110
    • Cell: 604-720-0433
    • Email: