January 30, 2023
Based on over 30 years of experience developing computerized order fulfillment systems, Matthews has implemented over 1000 instances of Lightning Pick software in all types of companies, primarily for major brands in the distribution, logistics and warehousing industries, as well as manufacturers.
We are now offering Lighting Pick Cloud which has been designed to help more organizations take advantage of the reliability and security of Microsoft Azure Cloud servers. This best-in-class offering expands our long-term commitment to our new and existing customers, user group and partner community by giving a Software as a Service (SaaS) option, including all maintenance and upgrades in a single Lightning Pick Cloud package.
Lighting Pick Software
Lightning Pick products are intuitive and easy to understand, providing complete control to quickly add products and locations, change staffing and work zones, expedite hot orders, access real-time productivity statistics, verify order volumes and monitor all system activities. Advanced data management capabilities provide easy manipulation of business intelligence and reporting needs. In the distribution center or manufacturing floor, even temporary workers can be effective with just a few minutes of training.
Cloud Set Up and Installation
As the leader in the light-directed order fulfillment market, we have worked with many different types of companies, but one challenge affects all of them – the installation of a new automation solution requires a lot of internal IT resources. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of Cloud is that there is less technical knowledge required from our customers and their IT departments. The Cloud solution greatly reduces your dependence and delays connected to IT.
Implementation in the Cloud is a quick server setup with fast deployment of Lightning Pick software by Lightning Pick engineers. Minimal involvement by the customer’s IT department is needed to set up the network. Total installation time depends on hardware requirements. Users will experience Lightning Pick Cloud using a dedicated, site-to-site VPN.
Scalability and Real-Time Data
With Lightning Pick Cloud, the system and data are hosted on a dedicated, private server at an Microsoft Azure data center. It is simple to scale up or down based on business changes – and additional server resources can easily be added at any time. A major advantage of Lightning Pick Cloud is real-time data (with backups for data recovery) – every computer that runs the Lighting Pick GUI is accessing real-time data instantly.
New Releases, Upgrades, and Maintenance
Matthews Automation maintains the environment and upgrades the solution as new upgrades become available. The costs and effort associated with upgrades and new releases are lower than the traditional model. Again, the demands on your customer’s IT department are greatly reduced.
Lightning Pick Cloud includes our Maintenance Contract which includes 24×7 product phone support, operational support, and guidance for trained employees on the proper use of the system.
Recapping the Benefits
- Data is available in real-time
- Efficient data handling
- Security and reliability
- Ease of implementation
- Less IT involvement on the customer’s end
Lightning Pick Cloud delivers an ease-of-use experience for customers, while ensuring that all compliance, security and performance needs are met. We are also a Microsoft Silver Partner.