VERTEX Plus for Windows you get...
Plus at work...
VERTEX Plus for Windows you can...
- the VERTEX Price Promise...
Stock & BOMs Module
Time & Attendance Module
Performance Analysis Utility
: The VERTEX Workshop Pages
run VERTEX Plus for Windows you need...
With VERTEX Plus for Windows you
Trouble-free software from leading suppliers to
Prompt, helpful and friendly after-sales service with
on-line help by telephone, fax and e-mail at modest cost
No Annual Maintenance Charges!
A Deeper Look...
VERTEX Plus for Windows is designed to help
you manage piece-work payment and monitor production in
your factory. You can record information on operations,
products or styles, orders and bundle quantities, then
print the required worktickets - each ticket with unique
miniature barcodes on its peel-off coupons - identifying
every operation in product assembly.
Operators collect and save the coupons for their work
on paysheets, which are returned for reading with a CCD
scanner at a linked PC. Payment, bundle tracking and
Work in Progress records are updated automatically.
With full context-sensitive 'help' available
on-screen at the touch of a button, you will find
VERTEX Plus for Windows intuitively easy to
understand and control. A comprehensive user reference
manual is supplied with the system, and no special
training course has been found necessary.
VERTEX Plus at work...
VERTEX Plus for Windows builds your data into
a comprehensive performance, tracking and management
reporting system. It provides a fast, secure and
accurate gross payroll with full analysis of progress to
order and excess costs. It can be used on a stand-alone
PC or across a network giving users access whether in
work-study, the cutting room or the pay office.
VERTEX has been expertly designed to make use
of the Windows operating system and is a development of
the popular DOS version used by hundreds of
manufacturers in many countries. Well known customers
include Courtaulds (Sara Lee) and Coats Viyella
(Quantum), with factories in UK, Sri Lanka,
Cambodia, Mauritius and Morocco.
Take full advantage of the VERTEX build
standard by linking it with
to add even more accuracy to your measured work, and
use it with the proven
CheckMate system to maximise
incentives at the workface.
With VERTEX Plus for Windows you
Maintain the latest operation values and build a
data bank of products or styles made in unlimited
departments or sections.
Raise production orders, make and monitor progress
on each order through the factory.
Enter your cutting plan to automatically calculate
the bundle tickets required.
Re-define bundle sizes lay by lay to match 'real
Maintain customer details for sorted production
Print customised, barcoded work tickets on standard
self-adhesive stock in continuous and laser
Maintain a detailed employee file tailored for
piecework, timework, outwork and teamwork.
Fast-scan collected coupons with data verification
and quantity adjustments.
Automatically calculate payroll to gross with daily
and weekly analysis across up to 20 pay bands, or use
an incentive yield-rate table.
Use up to 12 off-standard categories for
comprehensive performance and excess costs
analysis. Import off-standard data recorded
using the Time and Attendance module to
automate this feature.
Track each batch or bundle in work through every
operation in a department.
Monitor batch/bundle status identifying all
operators and dates to check work standards and
overdue or 'straggling' batches.
Record and automatically monitor the production
through up to 10 progress points for any
Report on workload levels by operation or operation
type to facilitate line balancing and planning.
Define, record and analyse defect arisings in up to
12 categories during production.
Design your own production and pay reports using
inbuilt report generators. Output these to screen,
printer or file, sorted and sub-totalled on
Output your gross payroll as a CSV formatted data
file which can be imported by suitable software, such
as Pegasus Opera, to convert Gross to Nett payroll.
Secure your system and data through full network
controls and conditions of user access set up by your
The VERTEX Price Promise...
Your VERTEX Plus for Windows costs
(GBP) £ 2,750
VERTEX Plus sells at one price world wide,
which includes the user-installed software package and a
CCD Barcode Scanner. There are no hidden extra costs to
owning VERTEX Plus - and you can be ready to run
within minutes of receiving the system.
If you are responsible for several UK factories and
therefore wish to buy more than one system, please contact
us for a list of our multiple-site discount rates.
Overseas ask your distributor for the multiple-site
Users processing large amounts of data should note
that VERTEX Plus can utilise up to six CCD
Scanners reading simultaneously. Extra scanners are
available, configured and tested for VERTEX
codes, for GBP £ 220 each.
Download the Vertex Plus for Windows
Vertex Raw Material Stock &
VERTEX Raw Material Stock Control for Windows
is specifically designed to help manufacturers of all
sizes efficiently manage the allocation, purchasing,
receipt and issue of raw materials and yarn.
With VERTEX you can record details of all your
suppliers, stock items, sub-assemblies (including
multiple-level sub-assemblies) and production/sales
orders. Raw materials can then be allocated to orders
with exact stock shortages immediately shown.
Purchase orders can be generated, received stock
booked in against purchase orders, then issued to the
factory using printed Bills of Material with any unused
stock or wastage also recorded.
VERTEX provides a comprehensive, quick and
accurate way to control your raw materials and can be
operated stand-alone or linked to VERTEX Plus or
VERTEX PWC with raw materials allocated to orders
placed in those systems.
With the Stock and BOMs Module you can.......
Download the Vertex Stocks and BOMS
Record details of each stock item, including
sub-assemblies, with alternatives, suppliers and
For any stock item, see at a glance: recent price
changes, current period stock movements, the dye lots
held in stock and detailed requirements order by
Generate purchase orders from an on-line shortage
list, printed using defined formats.
Book stock receipts against purchase orders and
optionally accept over-delivery or cancel any balances
Record stock movements, issues, returns from the
shop floor, adjustments and wastage per order.
Report on new stock levels, requirements and
shortages - recalculated on-line.
Reset stock levels at period end and automatically
clear down historical movements.
Record assembly details with materials specified
per department, colour, size or any combination.
Record production/sales orders and allocate stock,
either independently or linked to VERTEX Plus
or VERTEX PWC.
Print Bills of Material with single or multiple
level explosion of all raw materials/assemblies
Update Bills of Material with quantities
issued/returned and report on balances yet to be
Use foreign currencies, design your own purchase
order layouts, define different delivery points and
customise the Bills of Material output.
All this and more at an affordable world-wide price
of GBP £2,750 - even less if you are already a
Vertex Time &
The VERTEXTime & Attendance module is a
Windows based system for automatically recording and
analysing employee attendance. Typically with a PC and
card reader at the point of entrance, employees use a
swipe card to clock on and off at the start and end of
each shift or day.
VERTEX will record all attendance and can
output detailed reports covering attended time, absence,
overtime and gross pay. Multiple PCs and readers can be
used, particularly useful if job changes and team
compositions need to be recorded and analysed.
All the data collected can be exported and if you are
using VERTEX Plus for your production control it
can be updated directly each day. With a full history of
attendance for each employee and average working week
reporting, VERTEX can also satisfy the EC
Working Time Directive.
Used stand-alone or on a multi-user basis, VERTEX
Time & Attendance provides a quick, easy-to-use
and reliable solution to time and attendance monitoring.
The system's many features allow you to:
Record Employee and Team Details
- record details of every employee and team,
including their Department, job or work code, pay band
and current shift.
- specify individual shift changes for an employee,
set employee holidays and authorised absences, report
on attendance and absence.
- print barcoded employee labels for use on swipe
cards, also print job and team barcodes for recording
job and team changes.
Facilitate Employee Self-Recording
- let employees swipe their card to clock on or off
a shift, job or team. The time of day is continuously
- Swipe employees on to off-standard work under
supervisor control to automate time recording for
export to Vertex Plus.
- show the time in either 12 or 24 hour format with
- record messages to be displayed to all or
individual employees; e.g., if late by a predetermined
time show a preset message to the employee.
- lock away the PC keyboard and use it only for
manual entry or override.
- use more than one PC simultaneously for employee
- view all or selected clocking events at any time
to answer queries.
Specify and Amend Shift Details
- including normal shift start and finish times
each day, break times and lateness penalties, in time
- define split shifts, flexi-start/finish times if
used and shift allowances paid. Any shift can cover up
to 14 days.
- set overtime, based on total hours worked or on
specific times worked with three different overtime
periods per day.
Maintain a Shift Planner
- plan in against a calendar as many as 20
concurrent shifts by simply clicking the shift name
and its start dates.
- set Company holidays, additional shift rest days
and adjust the normal working times for any shift on
- set up shift patterns; e.g., two weeks on
'mornings', two on 'afternoons', then two on 'nights'.
Define Attendance Bonuses
- set bonuses payable when certain levels of
attendance are reached over a preset number of
- pay a straight cash bonus or a percentage of
current period earnings. Pay higher bonuses for better
Define Job or Work Codes
- define job or work codes and descriptions, each
with up to 20 different rates of pay - one rate of pay
per pay band.
- use pay bands to pay higher/lower rates of pay
based on employee age, period of service, skill level,
Calculate Gross Pay
- based on attended times and the type of work
done, the gross pay will be calculated if pay rates
have been set.
- calculated pay can include timework,
overtime,attendance bonus, shift allowance, paid
absence and a miscellaneous element.
Record and Analyse Absence
- define your own reasons for employee absence,
specifying the method and rate of payment if
- for each period of absence for an employee,
select one or more reasons for absence and output an
- if employees work in teams, relate each employee
to a team. Attendance on teams will be automatically
- let employees clock on and off teams if required
and print the details of attended times for each
Output Attendance reports on Demand
- output records for any day in the current period,
the whole period or any previous period or group of
- output standard reports; e.g., employee
summaries, employee details, employee attendance,
gross pay listing, time sheets, timework done,
timework analysis, absence, clocking events, average
attendance and attendance history.
- enter selection criteria to cover just certain
employees, e.g., by Department, by shift etc.
- display, print or save a report to file as either
plain text for future printing or as an exportable
data file in CSV format.
Design Your Own Reports
- use the report generator to select the data
fields/ columns of data you wish to output. Also
define selection criteria.
- save each report design with its own title for
future output. Export the data in CSV format.
Set EC Working Time Directive Parameters
- set the maximum average working week in hours and
the number of weeks to average - up to 52.
- output reports of the average hours worked per
week over the number of weeks set.
Integrate with VERTEX Plus
- update all matching employees in Vertex Plus with
their attended time, overtime, absence, timework,
teamwork and time spent on off-standard work.
- update each day with exception reporting for
employees who have attended but are not recorded in
Export your Attendance Data
- output reports to a file in either plain text
format (ASCII) or as data (CSV)
- load ASCII reports into any wordprocessor, or
load CSV reports into a database, spreadsheet or your
Distribute Processing and Control Access
- operate multi-user with no limit on the number of
PCs connected. System users are set up with their own
passwords by the defined master user.
- access to the functions within Vertex are
permitted or denied by associating permission to the
registered user name.
- automatically back up and restore data to a
floppy/zip drive or a different folder or computer on
Download Vertex Time and Attendance Module demo
For more information on this comprehensive new Vertex
for our data sheet covering example screens,
reports and hardware specifications. The worldwide
module price for non-VERTEX users is GBP £ 2,750 which
includes a swipe card reader, user reference manual,
standard VERTEX on-line support and upgrades.
Significant discounts are available for
VERTEX users and companies with less than 50
VERTEX Plus Utility - Performance
Using the Performance Analysis Utility
With VERTEX Plus you can calculate operator
performances over their attended time regardless of
which operations they perform. Most manufacturers
require this level of analysis.
However, some manufacturers need to effectively
monitor an individual's work on each different operation
done. Although VERTEX Plus knows exactly what
these are, as it stands it cannot separate the actual
time spent on each different operation type. Short of
installing an expensive " real time" system, the
alternative is to further analyse VERTEX records.
The Performance Analysis Utility provides that
VERTEX Plus can report on the operations done
- the report is found in the "Payroll and Performance
Reports" category and is called "Operations Analysis".
Printing that report will group and list each different
operation an employee has done that day, or the week so
far. If, instead of printing the report, the user
selects to create it as a Data File, with an appropriate
name, it can be used by the Utility to selectively
analyse performance "by operation".
The first step therefore, is to record the actual
time spent by an operator on each distinct type of
operation during the working day. Then create the
"Operations Analysis" file within VERTEX Plus.
Running this Utility will present you with the list of
operations against which you can enter the actual
times, whereupon the performance for each operation is
Reports within the Performance Analysis Utility allow
you to selectively output operator performances and also
to review the performance for a specific operation
across all operators who have done it.
The Utility is being shipped to VERTEX Plus for
Windows users at a world-wide price of GBP £ 250.
If you think it might help your work, please contact
us for your copy.
Developments - The VERTEX Workshop
If you don't see what you need on our product list,
do ask. We are always pushing ahead, (boldly going
etc.,) and your requirement may already be on the
drawing board. PWC for Windows was followed by a
much revised VERTEX Plus system, which includes
operator performances, excess costs analysis, a link to
and full bundle tracking. These multi-user versions
operate happily in Windows '95, '98, NT, 2000, ME, XP and
with Novell or Windows networks. Users world-wide report
complete satisfaction with the new package.
Development continues in the Windows environment,
with the VERTEX Workshop concentrating on module
design and system modifications in response to user
feedback. Our recent work improves the flexibility of
off-standard payment, enhances performance-table
allocation and introduces a new function for defect
recording and analysis. The integrated Raw Material
Stock and BOMs module is now used in factories
worldwide. For more details on our workshop projects click
To run VERTEX Plus for Windows you
An IBM PC or compatible machine running Windows '95,
'98, NT, 2000, ME or XP.
An available RS232 Serial Port for barcode reading.
A standard dot-matrix, laser or bubble-jet printer
compatible with the IBM Proprinter, Epson FX, MX or LQ,
or HP Laserjet emulations. See User Group Newsletters
for the latest recommendations.
To fully exploit multi-user capabilities, a
DOS/Windows compatible network - for example Novell,
Windows NT or peer-to-peer.
VERTEX Plus is designed to work
with industry standard worktickets made and supplied
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