Newsletter September 2016

Small Buffer Addition

Small buffer new options
We can now manage Buffer Sizes by Small Buffer DBM Mode

Allows to set which buffer sized will be managed with “Small Buffer DBM Mode”

“1” – small buffer DBM mode is activated only for buffer size 1
“1 and 2” – small buffer DBM mode is activated for buffer size 1 and 2

History Parameters

Details and Explanations on History parameters available by Symphony
Maintain SKUs History Up to: this parameter determines how many SKUs History days will be maintained in the DB.

Saving a longer history may cause Symphony’s database to become extremely large and unusable.
On the other hand, history kept too short may damage data analysis capabilities.

Maintain Planned Load History Up to: […]

Seasonality Recommendations

Seasonality Recommendations in DBM screen
For clients with Retail license, Seasonality recommendations will be presented in both screens.

Seasonality recommendation will be presented in Retail module’s Seasonality recommendation screen
Seasonality recommendation will be presented in DBM recommendations screen

Work order Time buffer Change

Work order Time buffer Change
Up until version 7.2.1 Symphony did not considered the new Time Buffer while recalculating the WO’s parameters. Version 7.2.1 bring a change and will now recalculate the Work Order parameters according to latest Time Buffer: Release date, BP etc.

Retail Deletion Process

This is an overview of the basic process of the entire Retail module deletion. It will give retrospective regarding the necessary actions that need to take place for an easy and efficient process.

Instructions & Steps

DB Backup

Perform an updated DB backup prior to performing the deletion process.

Interfaces Preparations

Prepare all of the necessary files for the deletion […]

Inter Store Transfer (IST)


This new mechanism allow Symphony to generate recommendations to move stock between stores (move stock from store ‘A’ where inventory is not needed to store ‘B’ where inventory is needed).
Using this feature we can identify stock which can be transferred out from stores as well as Identify as list of stores which need the stock to be transferred […]

Update Statistics


This new feature offered by Symphony uses the SQL Server query optimizer to update statistics as necessary to improve the queries plan; in some cases, when using update statistics more frequently than the default updates, the query performance can be improved, resulting in better overall performance.
It is recommended to update statistics once a month to […]