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SIMMS Inventory Management advanced features such as expiration date tracking in addition to automatic reordering capabilities eliminate the need for unnecessary and costly safety stock. With SIMMS Inventory Software you can set reorder points and generate purchase orders when you reach a certain quantity.


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SIMMS E-Store Everything You Need For E-Commerce Success

SIMMS StoreFront offers secure, feature-rich e-commerce shopping cart solutions for multi-channel online sales, featuring integration with leading Accounting, Point of Sale, and Fulfillment systems like SIMMS Software. And we offer the professional services to help setup, customize, operate, and market your online store.

Whether you're a small merchant just getting started or a high volume seller looking to streamline and upgrade your online operations, SIMMS StoreFront has an e-commerce solution to meet your needs.

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 Inventory Management Software and Inventory Control software with advanced features like Kitting, Serial Number tracking, Expiration Date tracking, lot control and Enterprise Resource Planning and much more, delivering an inventory software solution that you'll never outgrow

KCSI Announces New Integration for E-Commerce

SIMMS Inventory Management ERP System integration enables seamless link between online shopping carts and offline processes

KCSI, makers of the industry leading SIMMS Inventory Software, announced today the availability of a new SIMMS StoreFront e-commerce platform solution integrating our New SIMMS StoreFront shopping cart platform with SIMMS Inventory Management and Accounting Software in addition to CRM Unleashed systems. These new offerings enable online merchants to integrate many of their important offline systems with their online operations, streamlining the processes and reducing the costs associated with growing their online sales channels.

Analysts have recently noted that to be successful online, retailers must replace existing disconnected shopping cart software with new e-commerce platforms that integrate seamlessly with other critical back office systems. By offering integrations that allow merchants to synchronize their online and offline processes, including order details, inventory, product and customer information, SIMMS StoreFront is leading the market in addressing this demand.




 Inventory Management Software and Inventory Control software with advanced features like Kitting, Serial Number tracking, Expiration Date tracking, lot control and Enterprise Resource Planning and much more, delivering an inventory software solution that you'll never outgrow

SIMMS Storefront Feature summary

We realize that the table of features below is fairly long. However, an effective e-commerce shopping cart must provide a wide range of features to allow you to effectively manage your online business. If you don't see a feature that you need on this list, please contact us.





General Features


Store management done by admin control panel on web site


Provides complete website solution, including shopping cart, content management, customer management and so on...


Unlimited Products


Unlimited number of Content/HTML (topic) pages


♦ Product Categorization Features


Unlimited Number Categories & Departments: We do not limit the number of items in the database.


Categories and Departments can also be fully nested to any level desired (e.g. sub-categories, sub-departments)


Supports cross-matrix of products by category and department. E.g. a product can be mapped to the shoe category, in the women's department


Products can be mapped to more than one category or department


Paged browsing for categories and sections: Keeps page size small, and optimizes user experience. Customers also have the option to "view all" on any page


Category, Department, and Manufacturer "names" can be renamed (e.g. "Brochures", "Products", "Car Parts", whatever you need that is appropriate for your unique store site products).


Disable buy buttons for specific products


Set Site to Wholesale Only (Prices not shown to general site customers)


PayPal Features


PayPal Website Payments PRO


PayPal Express Checkout


PayPal (Regular old-style method)


Shipping Features


Calculate Shipping By Order Total


Calculate Shipping By Order Weight


Calculate Shipping By Order Weight & ZIP Code Zone


Calculate Shipping By Order Total & ZIP Code Zone


Calculate Shipping By Fixed Item Shipping Costs


Calculate Shipping By Fixed Percent of Order Total


Specify All Orders As Free Shipping


Use Real Time Rates










Admin defined shipping methods (e.g. Ground, Next Day, 2nd Day, Priority, etc.)


Real Time Shipping carriers can vary based on Domestic or International shipping address


Filter Real Time Rates Allowed By Users


Add Shipping & Handling Extra Fee To Orders


Shipping Methods Verified Against User Addresses During Checkout (this avoids those customers who always choose ground shipping for instance, but live in Hawaii!)


Shipping Tracking #'s e-mailed to Customers


Support for Download Products


Integration with UPS WorldShip (coming soon)


Multiple ship-to addresses per order (a customer on one order can ship some items to address A, and other items to address B)


Product Import Features


Import Products From Xml File


Import Products From Excel File


Gift Registry Features


Gift Registry Supported


Gift Registry Can Be Anonymous (gift registry owner name and address is hidden)


Gift Card Support (coming soon)


Wish List Features


Customer Add To Wish List Supported (Persists over Customer Visits also)


Multi-Lingual Features


Store site can support dynamic run-time language switching (Multi-Lingual). Customer can select store language at run-time


Store developer/admin has full control over all store site strings used (e.g. prompt used for SKU, Product, Color, Size, shopping cart, etc.). Basically, every string used in the storefront can be edited using an Excel file, and then uploaded via the store admin site.


Search Engine Features


EVERY product, category, and department page can have their own custom search engine meta tags (title, keywords, description, no script blocks, etc.)...


Static Product & Category Pages: Designed to allow search engines to fully crawl and index EVERY product & category page in  your store. This can have a dramatic increase in site traffic from search engines.


Google Xml Site Maps Supported: a direct Google search engine submission method sanctioned by Google


Yahoo! Xml Site Maps Supported: a direct Yahoo! search engine submission method sanctioned by Yahoo!


Fully dynamic page titles, and search engine meta-tags


Product Capabilities & Features


Supports multiple images per product


Support for swatch color image changing


Support for 3 images sizes: icon, medium, large


Automatic image watermarking for protection


Image Galleries Supported


Restrict product quantities to preset values (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, ..).


Enforce product minimum order quantities (i.e. must order at least 10, etc.).


Recurring products can have varying intervals (days, weeks, months, years)


Subscription based products & Content access


Downloadable products supported, with automatic e-mail to customer with download instructions


Text options on products (e.g. require initials for monogrammed products, require text name for product customization, etc.)


Support for sizes & colors. All color/size site "prompts" can be customized in admin site, so you could rename those two options to have completely different meaning.


Price can vary by size/color option chosen


Sort products in any order desired (you can force popular products to the top of the pages)


Fully dynamic site map (optimized for search engines)


Second tree-form dynamic site map (optimized for users)


Support for simple products (e.g. a book) or products with variants


Unlimited number of variants per each product


Each variant can have a different price


Each variant can have different sizes & color options


Each variant can require a text option input (e.g. monogram)


Each variant can have a separate SKU modifier, and price, description, etc


Tell store to locate product pictures by ID (icon, medium, large)


Tell store to locate product pictures by SKU (icon, medium, large)


Tell store to use Image Filename Override for pictures (medium pics)


Support for sale prices


Vary product prices for each customer level


Product Descriptions can include HTML formatting: We know that having complete control over each product description is important, and no two products are alike. You can use the administration site to enter product descriptions, or even link to fully custom external product description HTML files. Additionally, each product can have an inline or pop-up "specifications" window, providing more detail to the customer, without distracting them from making a purchase


Support for Kits (build to order products). Kits can have dynamic pricing and component selection (e.g. build your own PC) and more specification as to what items can be added, whether they are required, and so on... Kit Items cannot be ordered separately

NOTE: We have noticed that some of our competitors are charging nearly $1200 for adding a "build kit" feature on their storefronts...shame on them!


Support for Packs. A pack is a product with a fixed price that can hold up to N other arbitrary products. When the pack is full, it can be added to the cart and purchased. Pack items are products themselves, which could be ordered separately


Password Protected Products: Only allow registered customers to view certain portions of your store, expands capability of Customer Levels even further


Disable buy buttons for specific products


Set Site to Wholesale Only (Prices not shown to general site customers)


Inventory Features


Inventory Tracking: Out of stock items can still be ordered, but are shown backordered


Limit orders to quantity on-hand inventory


Advanced inventory tracking (by product, variant, color, and size)


Show inventory on-hand status on product page to customer (optional)


Coupon Features


Order Based Coupons (apply to entire order)


Product Specific Coupons (apply to only specified product)


Coupon discounts by: $ discount, % discount


Coupons can offer free shipping


Coupons can offer tax exception


Coupons have expiration date


Coupons can be marked as use once per customer, use once by only one customer, use N times, and so on.


Coupons requires minimum order amount before it is valid


Skinning & Page Layout Customization


Completely customize the layout & appearance of any category, section, manufacturer, or product page.

XmlPackage support: XML/XSL rendering engine (developer defined home page, category, section, manufacturer, and product page format layouts)


User defined skin replacement tokens, topic tokens, AppConfig tokens, and so on. (e.g. skin Regular Expression token parser)


Design skins in Dreamweaver or FrontPage


Web form controls can be used within skin template user control


Integrated support for ComponentArt horizontal menu, vertical menu, site map, and tree view navigational controls


Skin Based UI Customization: Store site styles and web design can be completely customized by external HTML skin template and style sheets. See some of our sample client sites to see how different each store can look


Change skins in real-time. You can conceivably have 100+ skins for a single store if you need to.


You can link to the cart "pages" from your existing site pages, or use the storefront to run your entire site


Add page header/footer HTML blocks to cart page, and all checkout and order confirmation pages, to provide special notes/text specific to your store or business


Use custom receipt formats & templates


Use custom "your order has shipped" e-mail formats and templates


Automatic e-mail notification to customer with receipt


Automatic e-mail notification to store admin of new order received


Notification to Cell Phone of new order received


Mini-Cart (optional small box on every page showing cart summary contents and checkout link)


Customer Accounts


Customer can view Order History


Customer has address book


Customer can easily re-order any prior order


Multiple billing/shipping addresses per customer (similar to style checkout)


Recurring orders (e.g. for auto ship products, monthly subscription fees, monthly service type products, etc.)


Skip account creation on checkout


Payment Methods Supported (types of payment)


Credit Cards (Accept Credit Cards in Real Time: Cards can be processed & verified in real-time, or you can delay processing until a later time)


Check By Mail


e-Checks ( and Itransact gateways)




Purchase Order




PayPal Express


Request For Quote


MicroPay (this is also referred to as a Purse). Customer can put money in an account, and then purchase against it, or add to their balance


Gift Cards (coming soon)


Support for Verified By Visa/MasterCard Secure initiatives. Now, you can have the same fraud protection available to all retail stores. Eliminate your fraud liability. Guaranteed Payments. Reduce chargebacks by up to 70%. These authentication initiatives make Internet commerce safe and secure, for both buyers and sellers. Integrates directly with your or Verisign payment gateway. Integration is seamless into the storefront for merchants, and easy-to-use for consumers.

NOTE: Support for these initiatives will be required by credit card companies of all shopping cart systems in 2005.


Payment Gateways Supported


MANUAL Gateway (just collects order & payment information for offline processing) Gateway (highly recommended!)


2Checkout Gateway


eProcesssingNetwork Gateway


Cybersource Gateway (requires some work to install on the server)


EFSNET Gateway


JetPay Gateway


ITransact Gateway


Linkpoint Select Gateway (this gateway can be EXTREMELY difficult to install and get working, as they use a very outdated COM interface technology, and their customer support is almost non-existent. It is supported, but will almost always take some "fiddling" to get working, although we have no idea why it is not the same for all clients)


NetBilling Gateway


Paymentech Gateway


PayFuse Gateway


PayJunction Gateway


PayPal Website Payments Pro Gateway


PayPal Express Checkout


PayPal (old style)


PlugNPay Gateway


Transaction Central (i.e. Merchant Anywhere) Gateway Supported (Recommended)


Verisign Payflo Pro Gateway (uses an old-style COM interface, but it is actually fairly easy to install and use)


Worldpay Junior


YourPay Gateway (This gateway is the same as Linkpoint and can be difficult to install, as they use a very outdated COM interface technology!)


Transaction Features


Integrates with your own merchant account


Store can be set to authorize only, or auth-capture credit card mode. You can then capture payment at shipment if desired


Void & Refund supported


Partial Refund and Add-Hoc Charges Supported


Support for recurring orders/payments (auto-ship products)


Support for CVV2 (credit card security code) entry and checking (fraud prevention)


Address Verification codes reported to administrator with order


Credit card numbers never displayed on site, but remembered for user in an encrypted state (shown as ****1111 on site) (You can disable storing of credit card #'s in the db if desired)


Don't require account signup on checkout (optional)


Force billing address to be the same as shipping address


Set a minimum order total threshold for proceed to checkout


Misc Features


Customer Subscriptions for protected content


Mini-Cart display, so add to cart action leaves user on same page, and updates mini-cart display in left or right column of page


Password Protected HTML Pages (password protected topics)


General Site Disclaimer Message (Agree Before Entering) supported


Can set a minimum order total threshold for proceed to checkout


Can set minimum order product quantities before allowing checkout


Order options supported (e.g. gift wrapping, ship in unmarked box, etc.). Additionally, each order option can have a price associated with it. User can optionally select order options during checkout.


Order Export to Xml


Customer Record Export to Xml


Customer e-mail lists to XML (i.e. produce list of all registered customer e-mails for your mailing manager)


Product & Site Photo Galleries: Create  photo galleries of products, activities or other important corporate or store fun events. Showing prospective customers more than just a "store facade" is VITAL in creating brand loyalty


Recent Products Page


Best-Seller Products Page


Shopping cart can persist over visits


Shopping cart can be told to age in N days


Built in support for the most common display formats: grid, table expanded, table condensed, simple form, right variant bars, and you can completely customize the product pages by altering the output code HTML


Catalog Only Sites (e.g. turn buy buttons off)

Support for Informational Catalog Only Sites: A simple configuration setting removes all "buy" buttons from the site, in effect turning your site into an informational site, still complete with categories, subcategories, sections, product info, product photos, etc


Store News Items Supported (editable via Admin Site): Add real-time news announcements, and items to the site. Inform customers about important new items, or promotions


Password protected topic (html content) pages


Order notes can be entered by customer with special instructions


Each cart item can also have notes entered by the customer


Shopping "cart" can be renamed (e.g. Shopping Bag)


Can require customer to agree to Terms and Conditions block (user defined) before proceeding with payment


Support for subscription products. Each product can add N months to a customer subscription. Administration control panel enables override of subscription expiration date


External Product HTML description files supported (e.g. product descriptions can be stored in external HTML files)


External Product Specifications/Details Supported (e.g. product "specs" can be stored in external PDF or HTML file, and linked into product page)


Hide products, categories or departments (publish or un-publish capability)


Integrated Product Search


Advanced Product Search Page (by category, section, manufacturer, price range, SKU, etc.)


QuickBooks Export (Products and Orders)


Quantity discounts on products


E-Mail Product To A Friend: Product pages can be e-mailed to friends by site visitors


Tax Features


Apply Tax by State


Apply Tax by ZipCode


Apply Tax by Country


Tax can be applied to shipping costs


Individual Products can be marked Taxable or tax-exempt


Customer Levels can be tax-exempt (e.g. wholesale)


Pricing Feed Support Features


Froogle Feed Supported -w- automatic generation and FTP upload to your Froogle account


Pricegrabber Feed Supported -w- automatic generation


Upsell Product Features


Related Products: Entice additional sales by listing related products/accessories on each product page


Show Upsell Products Directly On Cart Page


Product prices can be set to "Call for Price'


Product prices can be hidden until product added to cart


Products can require that other products are added to the cart (e.g. Product X requires Product Y)


Affiliate Tracking Features


Affiliate sign-up/account pages provided in store and admin site


Customers can be tracked to affiliates


Orders can be tracked to affiliates


Products visible on the site can be filtered by affiliate source id


Real-Time skin changing based on URL/invocation/affiliate id


Customer Level Features


Unlimited number of customer levels (e.g. wholesale, retail, or gold, silver, platinum, and so on.).


Customers can be tracked to customer levels


Customer levels can have special product pricing, can offer percent discounts, free shipping, tax exception, and so on.


Products visible on the site can be filtered by customer level


Operational Features


Manage your store via easy-to-use Administration control panel web site


Once installed, all operational store tasks can be performed via the web based control panel


Can be installed on any Windows NT server or Hosted Server (except GoDaddy and 1and1 servers)


Does not require any special components on the server (Gateway COM objects may be needed)


You can configure products, prices, taxes, shipping, news items, etc. all from the administration site


You do not need to understand SQL databases, etc. to use your storefront (just to install it)


Customer Service Web Administration: Comprehensive administrative reports, including revenue trends & graphs, visitor trends & graphs, customer order percentages, affiliate revenue reports, tax reports, and so on. You can also search for order by almost any customer record criteria to assist with customer support calls


Administration Customer, order, traffic, reports (yes, and graphical!):

  1. Tax Reports by Month/State

  2. Affiliate Revenue Reports by Month/State

  3. Total Customers by Date/Trend

  4. Customer to Purchase Stats (% of visitors that convert, etc.)

  5. Visitor Trends (actual customer trends). An example of one customer report is shown below::



Built In Customer Mailing Manager: Send e-mails or HTML newsletters to registered customers. Design your newsletter in FrontPage or DreamWeaver and send to registered customers, or send to only customer with orders


Customer can define multiple billing/shipping addresses and select during checkout


Remember me option for returning users


Order History Pages: Customers can get their prior order histories, check order status, etc. all online


Shopping Cart items can persist over time (even months if desired). Great for return customers, who later wanted to order a product, but forgot which one they wanted


Customer can view all their prior orders


Administrators can edit customer profiles, delete customers, update their address books, billing information, and so on.


Administrator can edit/enter service notes visible by customer regarding order status, special notes, etc




Product Ratings & Reviews


Customers can review & rate products (if enabled)


User Polls (find out what your customers are thinking!)


Administrator can moderate comments


Profanity checking provided on comment entry


Security Features


Supports SSL Encryption for secure ordering. Cart automatically switches into secure mode appropriately. Supports any brand SSL certificate. (Contact your hosting company for certificates). Dedicated SSL certificate required.


IP Address Tracking: For safety and auditing, IP addresses are logged.


Database Encryption For Card Numbers, Passwords, and other sensitive data (You can also tell the cart not to store credit card numbers anywhere)


Secured password protected Store Administrator Control Panel


Can store encryption keys in Windows Registry or Machine.config file


Integrated .net security roles and support


Independent Security Audit Performed. Assessment included checks for:

  • Secure Coding Practices and Encryption

  • Validating Parameter length that could lead to a Buffer Overflow

  • Various Buffer Overflows

  • Cookie manipulation / Cookie Poisoning

  • SQL Injections

  • Cross Site Scripting

  • Mis-Configured Servers

  • Man In The Middle Attacks using a Web Proxy

  • SSL Version Hacking


Notification Features


Order receipts automatically e-mailed to customer


Customizable Receipt Formats: Customize the format and layout of your store receipts by using a simple HTML template


E-mail notification sent to store Administrator when new order arrives


Cell-Phone SMS Messages sent to store Administrator when new order arrives. Stop wondering  how your site is doing while you are at the gym, at  lunch or on vacation...don't miss that big next-day shipping order again! You can even customize notifications  with an order amount threshold, if you only want to be notified when an order exceeds a certain dollar amount


"Order Has Shipped" e-mail notifications sent to customers with tracking numbers


"Order Has Download Items" e-mail notifications sent to customers for orders with download components. This e-mail can be sent on time of payment clearance or delayed


Delayed Downloads (gives you time to verify buyer before sending download files)


System Requirements


Databases Supported 1.1 Supported. 2.0 will be supported within 30 days of release by Microsoft. 2.0 support (in testing now)


Windows XP, Windows Server 2000/IIS 5 or Windows Server 2003/IIS 6 Supported


MSDE Supported


FAST SQL option on queries (can increase query performance by 100%)


Support for SQL Server locale different than Web Server Locale (important for international sites on us hosted servers)


Support for non U.S. locales (e.g. en-GB, sv-SE, etc.). Support for foreign date-time formats (non US locales)


Built in page and data caching (optional enabled)