Radio Beacon Releases New WMS

Radio Beacon Inc., a developer of warehouse management software (WMS) for the mid-market, announced the launch of its Radio Beacon WMS software for distributors using Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Offering advanced features and scalability not available in previous Radio Beacon products, the software supports significantly more users, more orders, and larger warehouses.

Radio Beacon WMS integrates with accounting packages such as Microsoft Great Plains and Best Software and can be configured for multi-customer, multi-user, and multi-site environments to meet the needs of third-party logistics companies and larger distributors. The Web-based software enables warehouses to deliver visibility across their entire supply chain -- to vendors, customers, shippers, and internal departments such as customer service or off-site sales representatives.

One of Radio Beacon's customers, Security Packaging, installed the new product at its facility in Michigan. "Radio Beacon transformed us from a small player with manual packing and shipping processes to a sophisticated distributor," said Christy Scheer, VP Finance, Security Packaging. "We have been very happy with this product and we want to expand Radio Beacon into other aspects of our business this year."

New features available in Radio Beacon WMS for Microsoft SQL include container receiving, 'supermarket picking,' HAZMAT management, advanced kitting and packaging tools, and ad-hoc reporting and integrated shipping. Platform and process enhancements provide support for operations running up to 100,000 order lines per day.

"With Radio Beacon, we are now supporting both the entry level needs of smaller warehouses as well as the high-volume, multi-site needs of larger distributors," said Dale Jeffries, president, Radio Beacon Inc. "This product is easy to install and priced for the mid-market, with the scalability to support distributors as they grow."

With success at multiple beta installations, Radio Beacon Inc. is offering upgrades of the Microsoft SQL product to its hundreds of existing users. Radio Beacon WMS for Microsoft SQL is available immediately through the company's extensive reseller channel. For more information, visit

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