Welcome new user Cape
Electric of South Dennis, MA. This is on Cape Cod and no relation
to the electrical distributor of the same name located in Cape Girardeau,
IL. With fewer than 10 employees, Cape joins our growing list of small
distributors on Power Plus. They also signed up for price updates from
Material Express .
New Enhancements Recently Completed:
- A sales exception report
designed to help you pinpoint customers whose buying has recently
fallen off. This is the converse of a program done for the last release
which highlighted cases where previously dormant accounts started buying
This report allows you to compare any two time periods and
look for customers whose sales have decreased over X%. There is an
equalization factor that allows you to compare time periods of unequal
length when calculating the percentage of decrease. For example, you
may want to compare the past month versus the previous six, or the past
two weeks versus the previous quarter (13 weeks). The program also has
a parameter to help you filter out small accounts. The program is
SA/077, and is run with WFL/SA/CUST/DECREASE .
- Another new sales exception report isSA/260, run with WFL/SA/CUST/LOWBUY/VENDORS . What
this program allows you to do is focus on large customers who do not
buy much of some of your top vendors. You can specify up to 30 top vendors.
Within your parameters, you can define your rules: the timeframe,
the minimum amount of total sales to be considered to be a big customer,
and the minimum amount of targeted sales within a vendor to avoid being
considered a low buyer of the line. For example, you could say show
me any instances of customers who have bought at least $5,000 in the past
6 months, but have bought less than $100 in any of my top 20 vendors.
- A new sales report,
SA/073, run with WFL/SA/PROD/DATERANGE , which
allows you to see the percentage of change from one time period to the
next for broad product categories (the standard program is based upon
the first two characters of the category class). This comparison can be performed
by either branch or sales rep.
- When you correct cost
using the IA82 purchase history correction screen, you now have the
option of having the corrected cost update the replacement cost or vendor
quote on the inventory file. This is designed to save the separate step
of doing file maintenance. Note that such changes will not be on the
file maintenance audit report.
- At end of PO55 auto
buy screen, give the option of going into manual po maintenance to
add line items.
- The cancellation of
quotes is now restricted to the person who originally entered the quote
- When you cancel a customer
return order or line item, it will now go back to the original order
and erase the info indicating that it's been returned.
- When you create special
order items via either order entry or file maintenance (FM07 and FM10),
the return control code now defaults to "R". This will cause the pick
tickets and invoices to print a restocking charge warning.
- The order statistics
screen that appears at the end of an order has been completely revamped
to show more information. For example, it will now show the total amounts
of goods, tax, miscellaneous amount and amount due. That way, if the
customer doesn't have enough money, you could change the order before
Springfield Electric reports that a customer has begun entering
100+ line items via the Web Customer Service Center. The orders
are typically in excess of $20,000. Imagine the time savings for inside
We will be closed Thursday
and Friday, November 28th-29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a Happy