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The Automated Inventory System (AIS) is built on the Micro Focus ACUCOBOL platform and is a distributed Microsoft Windows application that can be installed on a single PC or a shared network.

AIS enables Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) participating Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) or an agency of a state government to capture household data, track certification periods, issue USDA Foods to certified households, and maintain inventory.

AIS Version 02.2024

Materials added:

  • 111380 HOMINY CAN – 12/300.

Installation Steps for AIS Version 02.2024

  1. Read the 02.2024 – Quarterly (Maintenance) Release Notes.
  2. Read the installation instructions for AIS Windows and/or AIS E152.
  3. Download AIS Windows and/or AIS E152 and follow the installation instructions.

Quarterly Release Notes

Includes updates introduced into AIS as part of the scheduled quarterly release that occurs based on business needs and criticality of the required change, as well as continuous improvements to the AIS application.

Installation Instructions

Contains the steps required for the installation of the latest AIS update. Included are screenshots to help with the installation process.

Download AIS

Download AIS Windows Version 02.2024 below and follow the AIS Windows installation instructions if your organization certifies and issues to households. This will update the AIS Windows FDPSYS folder.

Download AIS E152 Version 02.2024 below and follow the AIS E152 installation instructions if your organization has multiple warehouses or does not certify and issue to households. This will update the AIS E152 AISWIN folder. Navajo Nation is the only FDPIR that should download AIS E152.

AIS Bar Codes

The barcodes provided in this booklet are the default values for each USDA Food by FFAVORS or WBSCM and AIS code number. These codes can be used whenever there are any USDA Foods that do not have a barcode or there are problems reading the barcode. The generic barcodes are setup in an easy to identify format. The codes use the UPC-A format and are 12 digits in length.

Important Reference Information for AIS Users

Service Desk Contact Information

To ensure the WBSCM Service Desk has all the information needed to begin analysis and identify possible solutions with minimal need for follow-up questions, please be sure to include as much detail as possible, including:

  • Detailed description of problem
  • Transaction and/or procedure being performed
  • Text of error message(s)
  • Screenshot(s)
  • Software version and system information

Please remember that USDA cannot use peer-to-peer connection software to remotely log in to an ITO’s network or computers to change data files and make changes to configurations. This type of software is prohibited due to security risks.

For AIS support, please contact the WBSCM Service Desk or call (877) 927-2648.

Page updated: February 06, 2024