logistics4.0

The increased complexity of logistics industry sets new operating standards, supported by the processes of industry 4.0

Edited by Marketing Department

The fourth industrial revolution is a vital and fast process that involves all the company sectors. Industry 4.0 can not be separated from a logistics 4.0: innovative and digital methods able to better support the processes, both for the internal handling of goods and for delivery to the customer. We must also consider the way the world of goods mobility is changing, with a continuous increase in international and intercontinental flows. A digital logistics, able to optimize the extension of the supply chain and favor industrial innovation is no longer an option, but a necessity.

The extension of the supply chain is a clear phenomenon: starting from 2009, peak of the economic crisis, and until 2017, the import / export of goods grew by 60% for the countries of the European Union, and also by 110 % for the BRIC countries, with a parallel increase in long-haul traffic.

This continuous extension of the logistics chain has multiplied the players involved: road and rail operators, as well as land and sea transporters, to which are added infrastructure managers, shippers, customs authorities, insurance agencies, brokers and so on, up to the authorities involved in the process. The significant increase of the figures involved, generates an increase in the complexity of the supply chain, whith a growth of data exchange as well as their storage.

It is no coincidence that the first and most important push towards the digitalization of the supply chain must guarantee continuous tracking of shipments, in order to achieve satisfactory goals of efficiency and safety. This is why today industries must necessarily turn to innovative management platforms able of organizing data coming from a variety of different systems.

Increasingly, when it comes to logistics 4.0, we end up referring to blockchain technology, which is perhaps the most suitable solution to ensure efficiency in long-range distribution. In a sector where the many operators involved not only have different degrees of digital maturity, but also different and often irreconcilable platforms, where individual authorities set different standards and constraints, the development of open standards is, on balance, the best among the possible perspectives.

The blockchain technology makes it possible to develop a digital register of transactions and flows, a ledger based on a widespread consensus among the various players involved, so as to trace the products and certify their origin in complete safety.

Apart the extension of the supply chain and blockchain, the logistics sector - such as transport - is called to take an important step towards digitalization, to reduce costs, cut waste and reduce delivery costs.

If you want to deepen the topic, you can read the article on the Zucchetti's Digital Company Magazine.




Mago4 2.4.1

Mago4 2.4 Service Pack 1 is dedicated in particular to electronic invoicing services.

Edited by Marketing Department

The main innovations of the first SP for the 2.4 release of Mago4 concern the electronic invoicing, introducing the asynchronous mode to speed up and simplify the process of sending invoices and receiving notifications.

Thanks to the asynchronous mode, the Mago4 client has been relieved of the heavy task of sending invoices, waiting for the outcome of the sending and requesting and receiving the update of documents status.

With the asynchronous management, the Mago4 client transmits in a few moments to the new ESP service (Erp Service Provider) the request to send documents to the Zucchetti Digital Hub. This is true whether it is a single invoice, or whether you are dealing with a massive submission of several documents.

In this way it is possible to immediately carry out any other operation from the client, almost "forgetting" the actual sending of the documents, which will be carried out by ESP after the formal validation of the documents themselves. ESP will also automatically manage the communication with the Digital Hub, in order to accept the handling of documents and update their status. In fact, as soon as received updates on the documents, ESP immediately aligns the Mago database thus making the information available for each client.

It is easy to see that the new Mago4 asynchronous management service involves a decisive optimization of daily operations, because it avoids bottlenecks due to the transmission of invoices with considerable gains in terms of time and productivity.

For more details you can refer to the course of the Mago4 University - Asynchronous Management in Electronic Invoicing, where you will learn a lot about the differences compared to previous versions of the program and the expected features, also becoming familiar with the new ERP Service Provider service and related control systems.

In the same Service Pack numerous other improvements have been made; you can know the details by consulting the reports available on the web portal.




Mago4 Germany

Using the advanced localization for Brazil, Mago4 is able to run the Romaneio document, specifically designed to optimize the delivery of goods.

Edited by Marketing Department

The transportation of goods is a crucial aspect of company's profitability. Knowing how to handle the vast amount of information generated by transport activity is therefore essential to maintain an effective organization, achieve a high level of efficiency and optimize results. This issue has implications in many administrative, production and management sectors, so that every country in the world adopts rules and habits that need to be adapted, in the management of both domestic goods transport and import / export.

As you know, Mago is the ERP with an openness and flexibility that allows to perfectly adapt the management procedures to the reality of many countries; one of the most eloquent localizations is the Brazilian one, for the different characteristics and requirements typical of this nation. In this sense, logistics management is no exception, indeed. In Brazil there is a specific document, called Romaneio, which is one of the cornerstones of the management of information and control of sent goods. In practice Romaneio is a document used by companies to carry out the delivery of goods belonging to different recipients, when it is transported by the same means; it is a document used for transport, which lists the load conveyed.

Thanks to the Romaneio all the information of a given transport is collected in a single document with the aim of facilitating the delivery process, both during transport and during unloading, also helping to simplify the process of inspection of the goods themselves. The use of the Romaneio is also extended to international trade, for transport and customs clearance.

It is easy to understand the utmost importance of its correct management, which helps to prevent errors during deliveries to customers, or even potential theft of goods during transport. Mago, through the Brazil localization, allows you to summarize in the Romaneio the Fiscal Notes issued for several customers, ensuring controllability, quality of service and compliance with local regulations.

This is just one of the features of Mago in the international arena; no coincidence that your ERP is widespread in over 30 countries worldwide thanks to its native characteristics of openness, flexibility and modularity.

Mago4 is the technological partner designed to help your business grow internationally: for more information, fill out the form and you will be contacted back as soon as possible.



31 January 2019

 

Mago4 Germany

In Mago4’s Germany Localization a new feature is coming, that will enrich the Financials area of Mago4 by complying the GOBD accounting standards required in Germany.

Edited by Marketing Department

Germany’s GoBD (“Principles for the proper management and storage of books, records and documents in electronic form, as well as data access”) set out requirements governing the accounting and storage of fiscally significant electronic data and paper documents with reference to the country’s generally accepted accounting principles (GoB).

This means that in Germany, Companies are legally required to export data for all transactions and master data from a fiscal year, and to provide this data to auditors within a reasonable time. The data must be collected in a specific file format, so that it can be imported to the auditor’s audit environment. This procedure is controlled by tax authorities; data that must be exported depends on the requirements for an audit. For example, a typical set of exported data includes master data and transaction tables such as Main accounts, Ledger, Tax codes, Customer, Vendor and Item master data, transactions, Fixed assets…

What does this mean in terms of audit compliance?

In simple terms, a technical solution (the ERP software product) must be designed to comply with the requirements of a tax audit. In cases like these, specific characteristics of the solution suddenly become extremely relevant: that’s why in the latest version of Mago4’s Financials Area, under the Germany localization, a specific functionality named GoBD-Export is implemented. With this new procedure, Mago4 exports the accounting transactions of a given period, in addition to the master data of customers, suppliers, chart of accounts and tax codes.

The GoBD Export procedure will allow the user to export data set of the Accounting tables (Accounting entries and related master data), generating .csv files complete with an index.xml, which the auditor can import and process independently.

The GoBD Export procedure will be present in Services | Financial | Accounting Procedures menu.

To know more about the functionalities, please get in touch with your reference reseller, or visit the Mago4 Help Center, where task guides are available to show GoBD - specific configurations, manage table group for export, and perform the export.




Close Up

Some important updates recently released concern the Digital Communications component for Mago4 and Mago.net, Italian localization.

Edited by Marketing Department

The updates of the Digital Communications for Mago4 and Mago.net contain some improvements for the electronic invoicing, with particular regard to the additional fields required by the Mass Market on the XML layout.

This update provides for a parameterization that allows you to use the Net Price as a Unit Price and, consequently, not to report on the electronic invoice the discount / increase applied to the Unit Value. The choice to hide the discount / increase can be made in general on the parameters of the company or individual customer and affects the XML of all documents subject to electronic invoicing of customers for which the parameterization will be valid.

The component replaces the one already present in Mago4 2.4 and Mago.net 3.14.6, and can be installed according to the procedure described in the HelpCenter.

It is important to remember that installation of the package does not require the updating of vertical or customized modules that may be installed together with the ERP software.

Updates to the Digital Communications component are available in the download area (on the "family" page of the related product) for Mago4 2.4 and Mago.net 3.14.6.

For any information please contact your refernce reseller.




webinar Calendar

Mago4 is always at the service of your business: take part in online appointments set for the next 6 months and discover the strategic role of your ERP.

Edited by Marketing Department

Today, more than ever, technology is constantly evolving and takes on an increasingly strategic role within the main business processes.

The ERP software is indeed a key element in business management, and has its plus in enhancing functionalities that go beyond administrative, accounting and financial management: collaboration, archiving and document management, marketing and sales.

To explore these and many other topics, Zucchetti offers you a cycle of free webinars focusing on the world of Mago4 and its drive towards strategic management of the company. Please note that these webinars will be held only in Italian language.

The calendar includes 10 informative appointments on a variety of topics, that will take place between January and June.

Get ready: in the next few months, with adequate advance notice of each event, you will receive an email with the session program and an invitation to participate in real time.

To subscribe, just follow the instructions on the invitation, but try to be timely: places are limited! If you can not participate in the webinar, do not worry: every meeting will be recorded so that you can always take advantage of the video by downloading it from Private Area and from MyZucchetti portal.

Are you ready? The first appointment is for January, 30th, when we talk about the efficient management of the administrative department thanks to I.Mago, the extended ERP!

From administration to sales force, passing through Business Intelligence and arriving to the warehouse and production capabilities: follow the online appointments and find out how Mago4 is able to support the growth of your company in a digital key.

For any information on individual webinars you can contact your reference reseller.



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