As the Sales Invoice is often the first official document that touches the recipients desk or e-mailbox, having a Tracking number on it will directly help to check for an expected arrival time. Especially when the products are urgently needed it saves valuable time for all parties when being able to track the status of the shipment instead of wasting time on making various phone calls. But it can also avoid for Sales Invoices to be put aside and resulting in a late Payment.
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There are several layouts that list shop order materials, such as the shop paper, the manufacturing picking list and the manufacturing cluster picking list. None of these are suited to direct the warehouse staff to pick specific serial- or batch numbers. We are now introducing the shop order material issue slip to help you precisely with that objective: pick the right batch.
Wholesale distributors, especially those that distribute equipment, electronics or supplies have to register serial numbers of products to gain insight when needed about what customer has ordered what product and when. In case a large number of serial items are to be shipped, entering individual numbers can be a cumbersome activity.
Manufacturers often work in big datasets: many products ordered that are built with many shop orders requiring many materials to be purchased. When we generate shop orders for a few hundred products, or purchase a few thousand line items into hundred purchase orders we do have to wait a long time (preventing us from working on other screens), and we even may experience a gateway timeout. We have identified processes that are slow, and we are solving the issues by introducing background processes.
A Purchase agent is a gatekeeper for the quality a company can deliver to its customers. The saying “Garbage in is Garbage out” is on top of mind. It is the purchase agent that selects and contact suppliers and agrees on best prices and quantities. A purchase agent is also monitoring suppliers and their products or services and makes sure they are delivering what was promised.
In recent months we made enhancements to the shop floor planning functionality. By moving the Gantt chart out of the shop floor planning screen to a button we have created space to show more columns. Customers have provided us feedback which columns to add and we are now delivering on these requests.
Barcodes are machine-readable representations of data. They are nowadays stuck to virtually every product and with the help of an appropriate device they disclose a price, eligibility for warranty, shipping destination or flight number. Until recent, Exact Online would support only for a few fields on a few layouts to print a barcode. We have now developed the ability to print barcodes for any field on any layout.
We can collect shop order materials in the warehouse using Smart Shop Floor Material Management. But we also support the good old printing of a picking list, a concept that we are already familiar with in the sales order delivery process. We have recently released the manufacturing picking list and the manufacturing cluster picking list.
Want to get paid faster? Want to avoid late payments? The solution? Simple, concise, and easy to understand invoices. If you invoice your customers in a way that is easy for them to understand what is actually invoiced, the more likely you’ll get paid faster! In order to reach this objective, we made a few enhancements in our invoice process. We made it possible to further consolidate invoice lines, we adjusted the sorting order on the invoice specification and we made it possible to merge both the invoice and invoice specification into 1 pdf.
When accepting orders from a customer you normally agree and confirm on the way products are to be shipped. So when purchasing products from your supplier you might also want to communicate the preferred or required shipping method to make sure the products are delivered in time and in the right shape.