Grenoble, March 14, 2023 – Reflex (Hardis Group), a leading publisher of logistics operation management software, announces that its Reflex suite—designed for optimizing logistics execution across all sites, from warehouses and stores, to factories, drive-throughs, and more—is now available in SaaS mode tailored to Google Cloud. The release includes three new modules: Unified Inventory, Order Tracking, and Control Tower. In addition, the Android-based RF app has also been overhauled.
These new features align with Reflex’s ongoing ambition to bring to market applications supporting more collaborative, efficient, and sustainable supply chain practices—and to place the business among Europe’s leading providers of supply chain execution applications.
Reflex now distributed in SaaS mode on Google Cloud
The new Reflex SaaS release, tailored to the public cloud, builds on 30 years of R&D and on previous feature-rich distributions of the software. The release is geared toward delivering rapid return on investment, with accelerated roll-out, seamless integration with existing information systems, and lower infrastructure and maintenance costs. Available worldwide, the SaaS version of Reflex is quick to activate. It also promises high scalability, as an expandable application that can adapt to evolving client demands and imperatives.
As well as offering availability and service-level guarantees, Reflex SaaS on Google Cloud also sets a high benchmark for security, robustness, and adaptability, as well as for ease of use in distribution operation management.
“This new distribution, tailored to the public cloud, will play a key role in helping our clients meet their logistics challenges,” said Florent Boizard, director of Hardis Group’s Reflex business unit. “It also supports our ambition to make Reflex a European leader in logistics execution applications. This new release makes it easier for us to roll out Reflex globally, and to optimize TCO for clients, with availability and service-level guarantees.
Fruto de la colaboración entre el equipo de I+D de Reflex y de diferentes clientes industriales, minoristas y proveedores de servicios logísticos, el nuevo componente Reflex Visibility pretende eliminar los silos en el almacén con una serie de herramientas destinadas a facilitar el control en tiempo real de las operaciones logísticas, la colaboración y la puesta en común de datos dentro de las empresas y su ecosistema.
“This new distribution, tailored to the public cloud, will play a key role in helping our clients meet their logistics challenges,” said Florent Boizard, director of Hardis Group’s Reflex business unit. “It also supports our ambition to make Reflex a European leader in logistics execution applications. This new release makes it easier for us to roll out Reflex globally, and to optimize TCO for clients, with availability and service-level guarantees.”
Reflex Visibility: collaborative supply chain and real-time visibility
The new Reflex Visibility component is the result of internal R&D work and collaboration with several industrial clients, retailers, and logistics providers. Designed to break down silos within the warehouse, it features a suite of tools to support real-time management of logistics operations, as well as real-time collaboration and data-sharing, both in-house and with external partners.
Three modules are already available via a collaborative portal:
- Unified Inventory: comprehensive, precise, real-time visibility of inventory across the entire logistics network—central and suburban warehouses, stores, factories, partner sites, and more.
- Order Tracking: end-to-end, real-time visibility of orders, from acceptance through to delivery.
- Control Tower: comprehensive management of supply chain execution performance across all sites, and the ability to share logistics KPIs with the wider ecosystem—suppliers, customers, and partners.
“Reflex Visibility arose from an observation that, amid growing client demands, cost and lead-time pressures, and the many uncertainties affecting the supply chain, individual logistics sites can no longer work in silos,” added Boizard. “Today, logistics execution is a process spanning multiple sites and partners, who need tools that offer unified, real-time visibility and foster collaborative practices.”
Up and running in just a few weeks, the new Reflex suite component is based on an open data model that pulls together data from ERP, WMS and TMS systems, e-commerce platforms, point-of-sale management systems, and more, all in one place. The standard data model can also be enriched to meet any and all requirements.
The initial release includes these three collaborative Reflex Visibility modules, and more will be added in due course. This includes a shared dispute resolution module, which will be available in the coming months.
Overhaul of the Android-based RF app
Last but not least, the new release comes with an overhauled version of the Android-based RF app, offering a more intuitive design and enhanced productivity. The graphical user interface has been reworked to make it easier to navigate between processes and shorten the user learning curve, while the new dark theme option helps reduce eye fatigue. The app now interacts in real time with connected objects at logistics site, from robots and beacons in the shipping, picking, and pick-/put-to-light departments, to connected scales and gloves, and more. This new feature improves working conditions and delivers operational efficiency gains.