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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 […]

Smart Allocation By Priority


The Smart Allocation is a mechanism to decide how to allocate the actual supply to the required demands when not all the demands can be filled.

Smart Allocation Replenishment Mode 

When this feature turned on, Symphony will go over all of the ‘Quantity to Replenish’ values from the Distribution Replenishment order. It will sum up all of […]

Custom Reports – Auto Loader

From Symphony version 7.1.0 this new feature allow users running custom reports independently using Symphony Auto-Load without running other modules.

In order to define this new feature go to Admin > Settings > Interfaces > Reports Settings:

Disable Auto Export for Custom Report – Can be determined to disable exporting of the custom report during the L&R […]

Stock Location Custom Numbers


The Stock Location Properties are free fields that can represent any property which is related to the Stock Locations and can be helpful later on. In Symphony, all of the Stock Locations are defined as similar entities. Meaning, in every report that applies to Stock Locations (for example: replenishment, transactions etc.) there will be a long list of all Stock […]