Small companies with logistic processes have not been served with Exact Online functionality up to so far. Via a workaround (that is also used in Exact Compact Trade – product) it is possible to make a delivery note (via trial printing), however this is as far as the logistic delivery process is facilitated. This will change very soon!
In April 2010 a new module ‘Sales order’ will be added to the Exact Online offering with separate planning and realization stages. From sales order entry, you can enter your sales data (with customer specific prices) and plan your deliveries. Based on the planned deliveries, a picking list can be printed for order picking in your warehouse. Picking can be organized by various dimensions (order / planned delivery date, by item or by customer). After picking, the delivery can be confirmed with processing of the delivery (that can be similarly organized as the picking list). At delivery you can choose to process the shipment immediately or to combine processing with (electronic) output on a (customized) delivery note. Last step in the process is to invoice your sales, which can be organized based on the sales order or on the delivery note.
The new module characterizes itself by flexibility, speed and completeness (including a return flow of goods) and is positioned in between quotation and sales invoice. This offering will be useful to Companies with a simple and fast delivery process within a single warehouse.
The Sales order module will be available as pilot module in the controlled release that is estimated to be available in April 2010.