By Current Software

A good place to start when looking to replace your current software is to see how your current product’s functionality compares to the new product that you are looking at.

In this section of our website where applicable we have included a functionality comparison to compare Jiwa 7 with a number of products – the products that traditionally we are moving customers from into Jiwa 7. It is important that you get the most of the functionality that you are looking for out of the box in the new product you choose.

See the feature comparisons for organisations moving from your current software to Jiwa 7

Arrow
Quickbooks
Downsizing
Attaché
Inhouse System
Sybiz
MYOB
Micronet
Other/Green
  • JIWA vs. Arrow

    Arrow users are generally looking to replace their system when they find they need more functionality than is supported by Arrow. Functionality can include “things” you want the software to do, integration with other products such as websites or integration with scanners & pickers.

    There comes a time when the Arrow system doesn’t run on all the operating systems that you want it to work on, so you are looking. You may have also looked at Tensia and decided that you will take a look at alternatives whilst you are determining whether you will take that step. You might be looking for a rock solid database that keeps on going, backs up automatically and never needs a rebuild. You might be looking for easy connectivity.

    Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    With our product we have a tool called the “JIWA Plugin” that is developed in the latest Microsoft technology that allows the special bit to be built for you and “plugged in” so that you get exactly what you want. Many of our customer use JIWA straight out of the box, but when you want that “thing, that special bit that makes the world of difference to your business workflow – we allow you to want what you want.

    Out of the box JIWA offers rich functionality, and much more. This is a list that we know our customers are looking for, plus you can build that special piece of functionality in to let you have what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is a great product - just look at the number of users they have. However, there is a time when the product doesn’t do enough to help you run your business and many tasks are being done outside the system in spreadsheets and other applications.

    Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    Your business has grown and you need more technically, more functionality. You want a more robust reliable platform to run your business.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    Functionality
      JIWA Quickbooks
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse


    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost

    Bill of Materials

    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling


    Job / Project Costing


    Service & Repair

    Technology
      JIWA Quickbooks
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. Downsizing

    Your system was built for when your company was much bigger, you were either sold off as part of a business unit sale or you downsized to move out of unprofitable areas. The result is that now you have arrived at a point where you have a big expensive piece of software that costs too much to maintain for an organisation of your current size.

    What to do? Keep the existing system that costs a lot to run each year, or move to a new system that still has the core pieces of functionality that you need?

    With a new system the difficulty is getting the functionality that covers the areas that are critical to your business, and having as much standard functionality in the more regular or standard work flows such as financials, inventory, sales & purchasing. Get a system with plenty of functionality in it, then use the Plugin to build any special pieces that you need. You have the best of both worlds.

    That’s where JIWA has a great solution. JIWA is rich in generic out of the box functionality in the areas of inventory, Debtors, Creditors, Purchasing, General Ledger, Service, Job Costing plus we have an inbuilt development tool that allows existing modules to be edited and complete new modules to be built.

    This piece of functionality is called “JIWA Plugins”. This allows functionality to be developed specifically to suit your needs – and have it placed right inside the JIWA software. The source code of that development is stored completely in your company’s database. There is no mystery where the source code is and which version you are running. The development tool used to build that extra piece of functionality is Microsoft’s VB.NET. So you have the very latest very popular development language, a very robust and a very powerful development environment. Functionality built on can be just as rich as the base product itself.

    Out of the box JIWA offers rich functionality, and much more. This is a list that we know our customers are looking for, plus you can build that special piece of functionality in to let you have what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. Attaché

    Attaché users are looking to do several things.

    You want to get into new technology
    You want extra functionality
    You want to get out of the rental contract that you are using Attaché under.

    Functionality that is in JIWA out of the box could be multi-warehouses, multi bin locations by product, it could be a built in Bill of Materials, built in Landed Cost or a built in Service & Repair module.

    Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    Technically you want to be able have confidence that your software will run on the latest Microsoft Operating Systems, both today and into the future. You have heard about the ease with which tools like MS Excel can without any fuss connect directly onto the database and extract data into Pivot Tables. You have heard how robust the MS SQL Server (beware of cheap alternatives) is and how it can automatically back up, you have heard that the MS SQL Server never needs rebuilding and re-indexing. That’s what you want.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    With our product we have a tool called “JIWA Plugin” that is developed in the latest Microsoft technology that allows the special bit to be built for you and “plugged in” so that you get exactly what you want. Many of our customer use JIWA straight out of the box, but when you want that “thing, that special bit that makes the world of difference to your business workflow – we allow you to want what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. In-house System

    Your system started as a really good idea quite a few years ago. Someone built the exact system that you needed and that worked very well for a long time and over the years it has been added to and developed further.

    At some point what happens with these systems is that technology has changed to the extent that a complete re-write has to happen or the staff member who wrote the system is no longer available, or easily available. That’s why you are looking for a new system.

    With a new system the difficulty is getting the functionality that covers the area of the piece that you have developed plus do the more regular or standard work flows such as financials, inventory, sales & purchasing.

    That’s where JIWA has a great solution. We have a piece of functionality called a “JIWA Plugins”. This allows a piece of software to be developed specifically to suit your needs – and have it placed right inside the JIWA software. The source code of that development is stored completely in your company’s database. There is no mystery where the source code is and which version you are running. The development tool used to build that extra piece of functionality is Microsoft’s VB.NET. So you have the very latest very popular development language, a very robust and a very powerful development environment. Functionality built on can be just as rich as the base product itself.

    Out of the box JIWA offers rich functionality, and much more. This is a list that we know our customers are looking for, plus you can build that special piece of functionality in to let you have what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. Sybiz

    Sybiz users are looking to do several things.

    You want to get into new technology
    You want extra software functionality
    You want to get out of the maintenance contract that you are using Sybiz under.

    Functionality that is in JIWA out of the box could be multi-warehouses, multi bin locations by product, it could be a built in Bill of Materials, built in Landed Cost or a built in Service & Repair module

    Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    Technically you want to be able have confidence that your software will run on the latest Microsoft Operating Systems, both today and into the future. You have heard about the ease with which tools like MS Excel can without any fuss connect directly onto the database and extract data into Pivot Tables. You have heard how robust the MS SQL Server is and how it can automatically back up, you have heard that the MS SQL Server never needs rebuilding and re-indexing. That’s what you want.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    With our product we have a tool called “JIWA Plugin” that is developed in the latest Microsoft technology that allows the special bit to be built for you and “plugged in” so that you get exactly what you want. Many of our customer use JIWA straight out of the box, but when you want that “thing, that special bit that makes the world of difference to your business workflow – we allow you to want what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. MYOB

    We like MYOB. It is a great product and has served you well for many years. Just look at the number of users of the product. However, there comes a time when the product runs out of legs for your business. Your business has grown and you need more technically and more functionally. You want a more robust reliable platform to run your business.

    Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    Below are some of the pieces of functionality that you can expect from JIWA.

    Functionality
      JIWA MYOB
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse


    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost

    Bill of Materials

    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling


    Job / Project Costing


    Service & Repair

    Technology
      JIWA MYOB
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. Micronet

    Micronet users are looking to do several things.

    You want to get into new technology
    You want extra functionality
    You want a modern looking product

    Functionality that is in JIWA out of the box could be multi-warehouses, multi bin locations by product, it could be a built in Bill of Materials, built in Landed Cost or a built in Service & Repair module.

    JIWA goes to market through a reseller channel. You can get choice of Solution Provider. Sometimes a fresh start with a new dynamic service provider who comes with a fresh set of ideas to help you get your business firing along could be what you are looking for. Ideas on social media, ideas on warehouse management, scanning in and out, steps that you want to take but are just too complicated to get done in your current system.

    Technically you want to be able have confidence that your software will run on the latest Microsoft Operating Systems, both today and into the future. You have heard about the ease with which tools like MS Excel can without any fuss connect directly onto the database and extract data into Pivot Tables. You have heard how robust the MS SQL Server is and how it can automatically back up, you have heard that the MS SQL Server never needs rebuilding and re-indexing. That’s what you want.

    At JIWA we know that customers don’t necessarily want choice – they just want what they want.

    With our product we have a tool called “JIWA Plugin” that is developed in the latest Microsoft technology that allows the special bit to be built for you and “plugged in” so that you get exactly what you want. Many of our customer use JIWA straight out of the box, but when you want that “thing, that special bit that makes the world of difference to your business workflow – we allow you to want what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions
  • JIWA vs. Other/Green Screen

    There have been many different ERP / Accounting systems in the market over many years, and the one that you have is either a vertical system that isn’t supported any more or a system that might even be a green screen system. The task ahead is to find that special piece of software to replace the functionality that you currently have plus a piece of software that contains all the functionality that you have had on your wish list for years.

    You want to get into new technology
    You want extra software functionality
    You want to get out of the maintenance contract that you are using the existing system under.
    You want to fulfil the wish list that you have saved up over many years.

    Your system was purchased many years ago and now it is getting unreliable and is practically unsupported. This adds to your business risk in a way that is not necessary, you just have to find that solution. You have arrived at a point where you have an old system that must be replaced.

    What to do? Keep the existing system that costs a lot to run each year, and adds significantly to business risk or move to a new system that still has the core pieces of functionality that you need?

    With a new system the task is getting the functionality that covers the areas that are critical to your business, plus have as much good quality functionality in the more regular or standard work flows such as financials, inventory, sales & purchasing. With JIWA you get a system with plenty of functionality in it, then inside JIWA you can build any special pieces that you need. You have the best of both worlds.

    That’s where JIWA has a great solution. JIWA is rich in generic out of the box functionality in the areas of Inventory, Debtors, Creditors, Sales, Landed Cost, Manufacturing, Purchasing, General Ledger, Service, Job Costing and more, plus we have an inbuilt development tool that allows existing modules to be edited and complete new modules to be built – all inside JIWA.

    This piece of functionality we call “JIWA Plugins”. This allows functionality to be developed specifically to suit your needs to replace the “piece” that is critical in your old system – and have it placed right inside the JIWA software. The source code of that development is stored completely in your company’s database. There is no mystery where the source code is and which version you are running. The development tool used to build that extra piece of functionality is Microsoft’s VB.NET. So you have the very latest very popular development language, a very robust and a very powerful development environment. Functionality built on can be just as rich as the base product itself.

    Out of the box JIWA offers rich functionality, and much more. This is a list that we know our customers are looking for, plus you can build that special piece of functionality in to let you have what you want.

    Functionality
      JIWA
    Multi bin location
    Multi Warehouse

    Batch / Serial Tracking
    Multi Currencies

    Landed Cost
    Bill of Materials
    Consignment Stock
    Recurring Invoices
    Manufacturing Scheduling

    Job / Project Costing

    Service & Repair
    Technology
      JIWA
    No Database Limits
    No degradation in performance & speed with data size & No. of Users
    Very high data integrity
    Too many users don’t make the system slow
    Want to keep many years of history
    Want to easily integrate with others
    Stop using Spreadsheets
    Choose you reporting tool
    No longer reliant on one individual to keep the system going
    Ongoing Development to stay up to date with technology shifts
    Continuous functionality additions