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Service order enhancements

Everything from resizing orders or watch repairs to custom make-ups or production for stock, The Jewellery Shopkeeper 'Orders' utility does it all with many security features and optional automatic reports and alerts for your clients.

 Security measures are mostly optional and only enabled on request, but the one thing that is enabled by default is the tracking database. The tracking database is updated with any status change and has search functions that help management.

SMS and/or email notifications are pre-programmed for job quotations as well as notifications that jobs are ready. All notifications are also recorded in the tracking logs.

Ready orders can be converted to inventory, or invoiced directly to the customer. Multiple jobs, such as work that has been done for another jeweller, can be invoiced on a single invoice.

It recently came to my attention that jewellers were first merchandising custom make-ups before invoicing them to the customer so that the customer would get an un-detailed invoice instead of one that showed the parts and labour as itemised parts and also to correct the final sales analysis code. To overcome this extra processing step the single-order invoice now allows one to replace the invoice sales analysis code and description while keeping price and cost for security and fully cross-referencing with the original order and tracking data.

There are many 'tricks' to improve usibility for all situations. Please ask us for tips to help with your particular requirements.

2017 news

New reports: Added merchandise & std stock Group Movement & Turn Ratio by month reports. These reports aggregate each group code and show the totals for both quantity and cost value of opening stock, replenishments, sales and closing stock as well as the turnover ratio of each group. These reports can also be scheduled to be sent to management automatically each month.

If you look at the enhancements listed in the first 2 weeks of this year you may think that I've been on holiday, but that's not the case. In fact, between 01/01/17 and 17/01/17 I have logged 9 bug fixes, 3 custom enhancements, 2 security updates and the single general enhancement.

As always, bug fixes, security updates and custom changes (i.e. features requested and designed for specific customer needs), are not recorded in the published list of updates. I am constantly working to ensure that The Jewellery Shopkeeper is the best integrated business management system for a wide range of businesses. Being designed from the ground up for manufacturing jewellers, it has built-in switches to optimise it for much simpler business models. Price is now directly related to the size of the business, making it affordable for everybody,

Watch 2017 for more management control from hand-held devices while on the go.

Main new features introduced in 2016

Plus another 87 enhancments. See full list by clicking the Updates tab on the left.

Social chat group for all jewellers

I have created a Telegram group called 'Jeweller Tech Talk'.

The idea being that people can ask questions, make comments, complain, give hints and almost anything else.

Please keep it related to the jewellery industry. But also be fully aware that ANYONE can read the messages, so keep your trade secrets off the group!

No matter what software you use, the group is open to all. Pastel, Accpac, Omni, Quickbooks, Ethos, Jeweltech, JSK or the good old reliable hard-cover ledgers -- everyone. Let's share our knowledge and experience using different tools and methods for accounting, inventory control, CRM, etc.

The messaging platform we use is Telegram Messaging. It is a relatively new instant messaging program that is likely to become the most popular IM app in the future. I highly recommend it for a number of reasons.

Join the group by clicking on this link.

Push-reports - more options

New optional automatic reports include "Picture catalogue of items sold", "Consignment Items Used or Sold" and "Appro out by customer".

Also, we customise the detailed sales reports as required. For example; we can add the discount percentage on each sale, the dates the items were stocked and the reports can be filtered for group range.

Just ask. We are currently doing these reports and customizations as a free service!

Push-reports

JSK can automatically send email or SMS alerts or reports either at scheduled times or triggered by data. Each report can be sent to different addresses, as required.

Examples of email or SMS alerts triggered by data:

Examples .of scheduled reports:

Hundreds of automatic reports are possible. Just think of what you would like to get, and when you'd like to get it, as well as the addresses (or cell-phone numbers) to where they must be sent, and then ask for it in an email to norman@shoso.co.za. If I can make it happen, I will, and there will not be any charge for the service.

PutPic updated

PutPic is an essential add-on and is included as part of The Shopkeeper Plus. Whether your server is located on premises or in the cloud, PicPic provides reliable and securely encrypted file transfer for images and other data. But not only that -- it also has built-in intelligence to know where the put the images and data after first offering you various image enhancing functions.

Screen shots

You can see most of the menus plus a few other surprises...

Click here for some example screen shots of The Jewellery Shopkeeper in action.

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