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Famous API (FAPI)
Famous API (FAPI) facilitates connectivity between your Famous database and other systems within or external to your operation by providing an application programming interface, or API.
Examples of applications include banking, accounts payable, payroll, charge tags, sales orders, inventory, and warehouse management. FAPI helps interface handheld wireless terminals, sizer/sorter hardware, and other devices.
The Famous Custom Development team is available to help with FAPI implementations. Here is a list of the standard FAPI modules. Contact your Famous Sales Representative for assistance.
BankingImport banking information for deposits and statement reconciliation.
Example: This feature is used to automate bank account statement reconciliation.
Accounts PayableImport Accounts Payable vouchers from other software applications or from another Famous company on the same physical server.
Example: Accounts receivable invoices are received from a source company electronically as a result of inter-company billing. These invoices can be imported directly into the target company's Accounts Payable system. This API is used in conjunction with the Famous Charge Tags system to provide a robust, fully integrated inter-company billing application.
PayrollUpdate, insert, and manage payroll employee maintenance data from an external source.
Example: New employees are hired at the worksite and their information is gathered in a software system at the worksite location. Payroll maintenance records are imported into Famous to create or update existing records in the Famous Payroll Maintenance table.
Charge TagsThe Charge Tags API is required for inter-company billing. This API supports the insertion of miscellaneous entries in the Charge Tags billing system. This is helpful when multiple companies are managed within the same organization. Expenses with cost accounting information are used to generate invoices with accounts receivable to another company. This data will then be processed and imported into a target company within the same organization.
Sales OrdersAllows for the importing of sales orders into the Famous Sales Order System. Includes order import and order replace functions.
Example: Sales orders can be generated from outside systems such as a Web portal or outside marketing organization. These orders can be imported directly into the Famous Sales Order module for subsequent shipping and invoicing.
Inventory - Warehouse ManagementAllows for the use of wireless handheld devices within a warehouse to manage real time pallet movement/location, product availability, quality and condition changes, and shipping functionality.
Inventory - Issue BulkAllows for the automation of relieving bin inventory.
Example: Within a packing facility bulk inventory is consumed on a packing line. Barcodes can be applied to the bulk inventory units (bins, totes, etc.) and can be automatically read by barcode scanners. This scanning updates the Famous Issue Bin Inventory function.
Inventory - ConsolidateAllows for the inventory quantities from several pallet tags to be combined as one physical tag.
Example 1: In packing facilities, individual pallet tags identifying partial pallets can be common. Partial pallet quantities with unique tag numbers can be consolidated into whole pallet units under one pallet tag number. Consolidated pallets can be shipped as a single unit.
Example 2: A sales order with multiple small quantities may need to have products picked, re-assembled on a shipping pallet, and staged for a later shipment. Each pallet would be uniquely identified with its own pallet tag number to facilitate shipping.
Inventory - ImportAllows for the direct importation of inventory transaction data.
Example 1: Import manifests from exporters of products from other countries.
Example 2: Automate inventory entry from packing line tabulation software.
Inventory - Issue PurchasedAllows for the integration with third party software where inventoried products are consumed as a result of another process within the organization.
Example: If your third party chemical usage software tracks pesticide applications and provides compliance reporting, this FAPI can import that data. Related expenses are applied to their appropriate cost center.
Inventory - Sizer/SamplerAllows for the importation of grower accounting data gathered from within a packing facility and captured at the sizer or sampling stage of the packing process. The Sizer/Sample FAPI routine allows for the importation of this data into the Famous Grower Accounting System.
Example: Various agricultural crops are packed with high speed grading/sizing equipment. This equipment gathers data about the inventory quantities from individual growers. This data creates a product quantity matrix so that once the product is sold and invoiced, the revenue generated flows back to the products according to the ratios identified in the matrix at the sizer or sampling phase of inventory processing.
Grower Accounting - Block Import/Direct EntryAllows for external grower maintenance data to update Famous Grower Block Maintenance records.
Example 1: Cooperatives or marketing organizations often have databases with numerous grower records. These records can be imported into the Famous system.
Example 2: Import grower settlement information as direct entries for inclusion on grower statements and pool statements.
Example 3: Transactions can often be captured in other software systems. Automating the import of these transactions will result in increased efficiency.
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