PraMag – the intelligent WMS

Warehouse Management System.


Control and organize your warehouse.

WANKO PRAMAG-warehouse-management-system Komissionierung

The acquisition of a WMS needs to be well considered and is primarily a cost issue for companies. However, this is offset in the long term by the advantages of a warehouse management system.

Wanko offers the ideal application to control your logistics with its long-time proven WMS PraMag. PraMag not only supports its customers in terms of efficiency and optimization possibilities, but also stands out in daily practice due to its high acceptance by users.

PraMag - Advantages of the Warehouse Management System

due to fewer shortages

through optimized processes in the warehouse

with better disposition possibilities

single article

through paperless picking

through foresighted warehouse planning

about the camp events

through complete documentation

through better utilization of warehouse capacity

From employees

in the warehouse by the control station

PraMag - Individual solutions for successful logistics.

Goods receipt
Forklift guidance system
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Our strengths

  • Industry and warehouse-independent software solution
  • Part of a suite (WMS, TMS and FMS)
  • Highly flexible through the use of workflows
  • Fast customization options during ongoing operation
  • Arbitrarily scalable
  • Flexible implementation concept
  • Uniform and understandable operation

Making complex structures and processes as simple as possible in practical application is part of our philosophy.
This also applies to the introduction of our software. It can be introduced completely at a specific point in time or gradually during ongoing operations.

Experts for the warehouse

Our project managers are your competent and reliable contacts during the implementation of our WMS in every phase of the project.

  • Analysis of the actual processes
    Joint consulting and concept development; creation of specifications (if necessary, also process description);
  • Employee training
    on site and with us
  • Commissioning with competent support on site
  • Consulting Service
    during restructuring/reorientation, introduction of new processes, etc.

Additional options

  • Individual report creation
  • Key figure analysis
  • Evaluations
  • Multilingualism

Installing the files

Our files can be installed on popular devices

  • MDEs
  • Forklift terminals
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets

Thanks to a user-friendly interface and an understandable menu structure, employees quickly find their way around.


Our software is able to read all common barcodes. In practice, this saves employees time-consuming manual entries on the device.


  • Connection to all common ERP systems
  • Connection to SST from external service providers

Core functions of a warehouse management system according to the guideline VDI 3601

The PraMag Warehouse Management System offers all core functions of the VDI Guideline 3601:

WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Lagerstruktur

Bearing structure

In order to replicate the diversity in the warehouse structure and thus guarantee its customers the best possible performance, PraMag uses various classification criteria:

  • Zoning
    The basic division into zones, e.g. goods receipt, collection zone, reserve zone, etc., allows a wide variety of process sequences to be mapped later.
  • Classification according to storage areas
    To control the warehouse processes, the warehouse is divided into different storage areas. Storage, retrieval and picking areas are assigned per storage bin.
  • Aisle space compartment format
    This enables a three-dimensional mapping of a storage location. The definition of the aisle-space-shelf format is essential for flexibility in warehouse conversions or expansions and decisive for orientation in the warehouse.
  • Storage bin attributes
    Different attributes can be assigned to each storage bin (e.g. physical putaway block, occupied/not occupied, capacity and capacity monitoring, ABC area, etc.).
  • Warehouse modeling
    The storage bins are created in the Inventory Information program. By assigning various attributes, the warehouse mirror is mapped according to the physical requirements and the intended optimizations in the warehouse.

PraMag can map any number of locations of a company. In doing so, each site can be organized according to its individual logical or physical organizational units, such as

  • Bearing types
    Pallet warehouse, high-bay warehouse, small parts warehouse, block warehouse, open-space warehouse
  • Storage areas
    also warehouse subareas, storage bins, activity areas (work areas, transport areas, picking areas, and many more) can be configured.

Together with an easy-to-understand warehouse configuration and a high degree of adaptability (especially during live operation), we ensure the best possible site management and a high degree of practical everyday usability.

PraMag - Master data management in detail

WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Stammdatenverwaltung

Master data management

In master data management, the basic information that remains valid for a long period of time and that is relevant for the operation of a warehouse is mapped and maintained. Master data can apply to one site as well as to all sites.

All important master data objects such as customers, suppliers (clients, administrators), means of transport, branches and personnel can be managed in PraMag. In addition to data exchange via interfaces, it is also possible to create and maintain data independently of an interface.

Article master data

  • Basic data
    Article description, EAN, weight, dimensions, remaining shelf life, stock-separating characteristics such as MHD, batch, version, quota, etc.
  • Warehouse-specific (branch-related) data
    Strategies, overdelivery tolerances, classification ABC areas, etc.

Means of transport master data

  • Management of all common TM types
    e.g. pallet, mesh box, container, tray, carton, corlette and many more incl. The dimensions
  • Account management
    Load/unload customer, warehouse, forwarder, etc.


  • Multi-storage capability, settings for residual quantity counting, etc.

Customer master data

  • Customers
  • Clients
  • Administrator
  • Warehouse
  • Suppliers

User management

  • User authorization
    Assignment of an ID and individual permissions
  • Role management
    Authorizations are granted via assignment to a role, facilitates the large-scale assignment of authorizations for a large number of employees.
WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Bestandsverwaltung

Inventory management

Inventory management includes functionalities and methods for managing and finding the same as well as different inventory levels. With PraMag you master

  • Inventory management accurate to storage location
  • Inventory management according to stock-separating characteristics
    Batch, best before date, version, quota, blocking indicator
  • Inventory management by inventory type
    free, locked, quality locked
  • Use of strategies
    Stock placement strategies, stock transfer strategies, stock removal strategies and stock reservation strategies based on a wide range of adjustable parameters
  • Booking history
    All goods and TM movements within a warehouse can be tracked with a wide range of information
  • Warehousing
    Chaotic warehousing (free choice of storage location by the system), warehousing with fixed locations
  • Printing of article labels and storage bin labels
  • different storage options
    Storage of article-clean or mixed load carriers
  • Digital stock mirror and path network
    The so-called “route network double play” is used to optimize routes and avoid unnecessary trips.
WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Trasnportverwaltung

Transport management

In PraMag, transport management is performed by

  • Definition of forklift groups
    Linking of forklift groups and work areas and storage of further parameters important for transport (full pallet transports, sequence/priority of work areas to be processed, etc.)
  • Definition of work areas
  • Consideration of stage places
    Transport from A to B via G

In PraMag we distinguish between

  • Relocate
    move a load carrier (LGT) from a source location to a destination location
  • Rearrange
    Bring subset of an item from one LGT to another LGT
WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Wareneingang Kernfunktion

Goods receipt

Goods Receiving (GR) is the area where goods are physically received, inspected, recorded, and put away, making it one of the most important processes in a warehouse. It must be handled with great care, because any error will subsequently cause problems and unnecessary rework in one of the downstream warehouse processes. In PraMag, the process basically looks like this:

  • Notification
    Orders can be created and processed in PraMag either manually or automatically (if the data is transmitted via an SST from the upstream ERP system)
  • Order items
    are created as payment advice stock (virtual stock)
  • Collection
    The goods are received via scan with the MDE; actual stocks are compared against the advice stock and posted to a GR bin
  • Deconsolidation
    If necessary, deconsolidation takes place before collection
  • Quality inspection
    takes place according to the corresponding specification by the ERP system
  • Storage
    the target search for storage is carried out on the basis of defined strategies and taking into account other parameters such as material groups (hazardous goods, heavy goods, etc.), permissible loading equipment types, storage zones, storage yard dimensions (including height assessment), etc.
  • Stock confirmation
    Confirmation of the received goods to the ERP takes place
  • Goods on consignment
    Customer-related goods orders are marked separately by allocating a quota and are later taken into account in stock reservations.
  • Cross-docking processes
    can be identified, managed and controlled by means of various parameters in the order / the goods. Complete storage of the goods is not required.
WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Warenausgang Kernfunktion

Outgoing goods

Goods issue is the area in which the goods to be delivered are physically removed from storage and booked out on the inventory side. In addition to the reservation / picking of goods, the goods issue process also includes the loading equipment registration as well as the control at staging or goods issue locations. In PraMag, the process basically looks like this:

  • Order management
    Orders can be created and processed in PraMag either manually or automatically (if they are transmitted via an SST from the upstream ERP system).
  • Order items
    Based on the order items and taking into account existing stock-dividing characteristics (including quota goods), goods are reserved in the warehouse and
    Picking tasks formed
  • Reservation of the stock
    In the standard system, FIFO is used; FEFO is used for articles with an expiration date; LIFO can also be set.
  • Picking
    The picking of the goods is done with the MDE and usually route-optimized (if necessary taking into account the weight or dangerous goods regulations, etc.).
  • Choice between guided picking and free picking
    Collector is guided to the storage bin of the reserved goods / Collector decides independently from which storage bin he picks the goods
  • Destination search for parking
    The destination search for picked goods is carried out on the basis of defined strategies and taking into account other parameters such as door specifications, specifications from the order (among others
    Repacking specifications, existing packing stations, shipping stations for parcel services, etc.).
  • Consolidation
    Optionally, goods can be consolidated/compacted in goods issue before loading
  • Packing
    Printing of shipping labels and SSCC, delivery bills, freight documents
  • Shipping
    After processing all tasks for a tour, loading takes place (taking into account the loading sequence)
  • Delivery confirmation
    At the end of the tour, the picked goods and the empties used are reported back to the ERP.

Adjustable are

  • Multi-level picking
  • Block picking
  • Order-, customer- or tour-related picking
  • Consideration of full pallets and break-off quantity
  • voucherless or voucher-based picking
  • Override FIFO and FEFO if required
WANKO PRAMAG-Warehouse-Management-System Warenausgang Kernfunktion

Internal warehouse processes

In the process of stock transfer, a load carrier (LGT) with goods is moved from a source bin to a new destination bin (planned stock transfer) on the basis of a transfer order (TO). LGT can also be run without existing TA (unplanned stock transfer).

  • Stock transfer: planned/unplanned stock transfers
  • Rearrange: subsets of an item are rearranged from a source LGT to a target LGT
  • Return to storage: creation of transfer orders for clearing the collection zone

If a quantity of an item is required for picking, a stock transfer takes place in the form of a replenishment (from the reserve zone to the collection zone).

  • planned (creation of TA on the basis of consumption values)
  • Unplanned (by picker)

Quantity determination of replenishment e.g. from min./max. quantity; consideration of order quantities of open orders, etc.

A transfer posting changes at least one attribute of a position in the system. Permission to execute via appropriate permissions ensures unauthorized use of this option.

  • Stock changes (attribute change, e.g. blocking indicator)
  • Inventory corrections (quantity change) usually under specification of cost centers

A physical inventory is an inventory of all stock. In PraMag, each inventory is performed at the bin level. The places to be counted are grouped into tasks. The tasks are processed at the MDE, compared with the book inventory in the inventory program and, if necessary. Recounts created. A feedback to the ERP system is possible. Inventory in various forms (e.g. annual inventory, perpetual inventory) is supported. In PraMag, the process of an annual inventory basically looks like this

  • Creation of an inventory incl. Inventory tasks
  • Task processing at the MDE
  • Control and reconciliation via inventory program
  • Feedback to the ERP system

Other supported inventory types:

  • permanent inventory
  • Empty space count/empty space inventory
  • Residual quantity count
  • Stock changes (attribute change, e.g. blocking indicator)
  • Inventory corrections (quantity change) usually under specification of cost centers

The control station provides an overview and tracking of all ongoing processes within the scope of picking, staging and loading. Various functions can be used to intervene in the operational processes.

  • Display of all tours
    Display of all tours of one day incl. Progress of picking, loading quantity, total weight, etc.
  • Priority control of the tours
  • Representation of the individual orders
    Orders of a tour, assigned pickers, used means of transport, current storage location, etc.
  • Possibility of manual intervention
    in reservation, release picking, personnel deployment (collector allocation), shorten delivery order, process shortfall, transport control, etc.
  • Online notification
    in case of shortages or stock differences, cancelled transfer orders or blocked storage bins
  • Communication with picker via message function
  • Shipping document printing
    Receipts, waybill, export documents and shipping labels

About configuration options are also available:
Delivery feedback to the ERP about the status in processes, e.g. in order picking

  • Reservation made
  • Picking started
  • Goods provided
  • Goods loaded
  • Creation of an inventory incl. Inventory tasks
  • Task processing at the MDE
  • Control and reconciliation via inventory program
  • Feedback to the ERP system

Other supported inventory types:

  • permanent inventory
  • Empty space count/empty space inventory
  • Residual quantity count
  • Stock changes (attribute change, e.g. blocking indicator)
  • Inventory corrections (quantity change) usually under specification of cost centers

Additional functions of a warehouse management system according to the guideline VDI 3601

The PraMag Warehouse Management System offers all additional functions of the VDI guideline 3601:

With the continuous management of batches from goods receipt to goods issue, detailed information and traceability is possible at any time in PraMag

  • Batch management/batch tracing
  • Stock separating feature during storage
  • Blocking of stocks of certain batches

can be identified, managed and controlled by means of various parameters in the order / the goods. Complete storage of the goods is not required.

The storage and transportation of hazardous materials is not only physically challenging but also in terms of inventory management. PraMag is doing its part:

  • Storage of article-specific dangerous goods information in the article master
  • Storage control
    Storage in special area and possibly dangerous goods relevant consideration of storage heights, storage together with other hazardous substances, etc. via strategies
  • Outsourcing control
    Possibly prohibited combination with other articles/materials, special loading equipment/packaging for transport, etc. by restrictions and strategies.

Anyone can store, but proper storage needs to be learned and configured. In order to avoid hazards and potential causes of accidents, PraMag supports its users in the search for storage locations through

  • Weight consideration
    during storage in storage bins via weight restrictions
  • Control of bearing field and bearing compartment load
    Consideration of the respective permissible total weight

In Wanko jargon, a handling unit (HU) corresponds to a load carrier (LGT). An LGT can contain goods or it can be an empty LGT in a storage bin.

  • Management of all common load carriers
    such as pallets, skeleton containers, totes, trays, cartons, corlettes, etc. including grouping options, account management (assignment of customer, forwarder, location, not subject to posting), deposit of dimension values
  • Hierarchical structure
    through nesting of LGTs (“LGT on LGT”)
  • Identification and traceability of each LGT
    by unique LGT number
  • Clear identification of each individual loading aid
    by assignment of a TM number
  • Management by means of loading accounts
  • Calculation of capacities and volumes
    by stored dimensions in the means of transport master

PraMag is used in a wide variety of industries, including the service industry. Here, goods from several clients must be managed in one storage location.

With PraMag you can

  • Maintain data sets completely client-specific
    concerns inventory data, supplier and customer data, user management, warehouse processes, allocation of storage areas and much more.

The branch functionality allows to manage spatially and organizationally separated warehouse locations and to configure them NL-specific. Relocations between the sites are realized through corresponding orders.

  • Inventory overview per warehouse location / branch
  • Stock overview as total stock

Control of transports, order processing, picking based on routines and configurable settings (e.g. priority control)

The management of goods subject to BBD is an important issue not only in the food industry but also in other sectors, e.g. in the building materials sector.

PraMag supports them in this with

  • corresponding control of residual terms
  • Consideration of residual terms
    Within the framework of the availability check and stock reservation
  • Reservation according to FEFO

A separate production area within a warehouse requires the separate consideration and handling of the goods required from the goods required for delivery. Here, the WMS must not only take into account the required quantities for the end product, but also the transport to the designated storage area.

  • Reservation and provision of quantities for production
    Differentiation via versch. Item types in the order items
  • Production control station for the management of production orders
    Overview of provided / missing goods; printout of production lists, quantity-dependent progress of production
  • Provision and feedback of finished productions
  • Transport in loading zones via separate strategies
  • Kit to Order
  • Kit-to-Stock

In the case of returns, the first thing that matters is the direction of movement of the goods. If the goods return to the warehouse (customer return) or if the goods leave the warehouse (supplier return). The further process flows and control within the warehouse depend significantly on this.

Customer returns
are treated like goods receipts and can be extended by specifications in the order/order item to include a quality inspection, setting of a blocked stock characteristic and, if necessary, a quality check. Inventory adjustment postings (e.g. scrapping) are functionally extended

Supplier returns
are treated like goods issues, but can be executed independently of them through separate control (own reservation logic, allocation of a special picking area, etc.)

Empties returns
are – depending on the direction – treated like goods receipts or goods issues. Orders can be created manually or transmitted via the SST

Depending on the industry or certain product groups, serial number management makes sense or is required by law. Depending on the type of goods, complete tracking of the goods from the WE to the WA is required, or at least tracking at the WA is mandatory.

PraMag supports you with

  • Capture of serial numbers during picking
    Where-used list

A WMS should support the customer in optimizing his warehouse processes, especially in efficient warehouse utilization. This includes a well thought-out system for making the best possible use of the limited storage space available. PraMag offers you advantages here through

Automatic determination of a storage location
is carried out on the basis of storage strategies, taking into account a wide range of specifications such as

  • Material data
    e.g. dimensions (height rating)
  • ABC analysis
  • Fixed place allocation
  • Determination via WFL functionality
  • Variable segments
    e.g. in connection with cantilever racks or flexible storage in storage location segments

Automatic determination of a parking space
(for provisioning or for a replenishment) is done via appropriate strategies. Different parameters are taken into account, such as

  • Specifications from the order
    e.g. selection of the place on the basis of a shipping method
  • Characteristics of the order item on the picked LGT
    e.g. printing of a special label

Based on defined parameters in the target search (height distance evaluation, aisle distribution, etc.), it is possible to check how the warehouse can be designed more optimally in terms of capacity utilization, route utilization, etc.

The occupation of valuable warehouse capacity by unsaleable goods is to be avoided, as is trouble with customers who have been supplied with them.

PraMag supports you with

  • Separation of deliverable goods by means of blocking indicators
  • Inventory correction of goods that are no longer saleable
    per cost center posting for later traceability and feedback to the ERP
  • Return of goods no longer fit for sale
    by supplier return (=return order)

Wanko customers are convinced and enthusiastic

Werner Kreimer, Transportlogistikleiter Region Mitte, Österreichische Post AG
"The implementation of Pracar and Prabord at Austrian Post has gone well and we have not regretted the decision to use Wanko."
Werner Kreimer
Transport Logistics Manager Central Region, Austrian Post AG
Maik Otto, Prozessoptimierer, Messer Group
"We will continue to master all challenges together with Wanko in the future. Our cooperation is characterized by great trust."
Maik Otto
Process Optimizer, Messer Group
"Even for new colleagues without an affinity for IT, it's easy to learn how to use the Wanko Suite. Once you've seen it, you quickly get to grips with it."
Michael Herzner
Logistics Manager, Kraft Building Materials
WANKO zufriedener Kunde Post Österreich
"Even in 2020, when we were working at the breaking point due to huge increases in parcel volumes, our Pracar transport software ran like Swiss clockwork."
Andreas Schulreich
System Administrator, Austrian Post AG
"We are more punctual in many areas with the new technology, can optimize routes and reduce vehicles, and are also able to provide information more quickly."
Dominik Drzastwa
Fleet Manager, Transgourmet
WANKO zufriedener Kunde Coop
"With Pracar, we were able to say goodbye to our previous concept of rigid framework tours and get optimal results with very high utilization rates of all trucks despite the extremely short-term planning."
Philippe Huwyler
Managing Director, coop.ch

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