Just because it's a short week, that doesn't mean it's a slow week!

July 5, 2016 at 10:06 AMJoshua Goldberg

Hey NumberCruncher Crusaders, hope everyone is recovered from Independence weekend and is ready for this short week to fly by! Summer is in full force and our calendars are filling up, FAST! If you or your company needs any training sessions or help, make sure you give our Customer Success Specialist, Michelle, a call at 866-278-6243 ext 815 or email her at support@numbercruncher.com, to schedule some time with one of our trainers! Our training hours are one of the main features that makes us stand out from our competitors, always remember that your training hours refresh every year, when you renew your maintenance plan. Don't let your hours go to waste! 

Speaking of training, NumberCruncher would like to welcome Veronica Marcano to the family! Veronica will be the new Director of Training for NumberCruncher.com. She brings with her 10+ years of software training expertise and we are extremely excited to welcome her to the team!  

Since I was brought on to the NumberCruncher team, my goal has been to help NumberCruncher be seen and get as much market exposure as possible! One such way we will be going upon this, will be our revamped Partner Program that we will be debuting in the next few months. We already began signing up companies, but are still looking to add partners, before we debut. If you are interested in having your company partner with NumberCruncher.com, please send an email to jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com. Every few weeks, we'll have a spotlight section in our weekly blog that will highlight our partners and the ways their products/services can benefit your business. Our first spotlights will be in this weeks BlogBlast, which will be released Friday afternoon. 

The NumberCruncher team is still actively showing and enrolling our customers in the NEW All Orders Integrator. The Integrator is getting outstanding reviews and feedback from our loyal, longtime customers and all of us here at NumberCruncher.com are extremely excited with the responses we have been receiving! Click HERE to read more about the integrator, and HERE to read the products press release. 

Finally, the Institute of Food Technologists trade show is fast approaching, next week, and I know i'm extremely excited to attend and check out all the latest innovations when it comes to the food industry and the different ways NumberCruncher can help in the process. If you will be attending IFT2016 or your company is located in the Chicago area, and would like to meet, please leave a comment below or email me at jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com and I'll contact you to set something up.

Hope everyone has a great 4-day work week! 

Indulge in Integration

June 24, 2016 at 10:00 AMJoshua Goldberg

Whats up everyone? Josh here with another weekly edition of the NumberCruncher's Blog! Hope everyone had a productive and busy week. I know everyone on the NumberCruncher's team did! This week we continued to enroll our clients into our newest product, the All Orders Integrator. The response we have been receiving has been tremendous! In fact, our clients are mad we kept the Integrator under wraps for so long. But what can we say, when we unveil a new product or service, we like to make sure its ready to go for our clients. We don't believe in pushing out a product until its 100% ready for use. If you ever find yourself having any issues with any of the NumberCruncher products, please visit our Support Page or give us a call at 866-278-6243, so we can get you scheduled with one of our technicians to help solve your issue.  

Let's dive into the Integrator a little more. The Integrator was created after NumberCruncher's CEO, Ian Benoliel, spent countless hours on the phone with All Order's clients, having them complain about the fact their order management systems didn't integrate with their E-Commerce websites. Ian knew something had to be done and got to work figuring out a solution. As Ian puts it, "I began imagining a world where our clients never had to worry about double data entry or data entry errors." Let me tell you, the response we've been receiving from our clients on the Integrator, reaffirms this was a much needed feature our customers were craving. 

The All Orders Integrator is a robust inventory and ordering processing system that can be integrated with your existing E-Commerce web store or shopping cart. The goal of the integrator is to significantly reduce the time and errors in entering new customer information and web orders. The best part of the Integrator is the ease of installation, the Integrator is a software utility that is installed on the same network as All Orders. Once the Integrator is installed, it will import orders from your website, as well as, update the order status and inventory quantities back to your website. Currently, the integrator offers instant integration with 3dCart, Magento, Salesforce, Volusion, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, AspDotNetStorefront, Aabaco Small Business from Yahoo! & XCart. If you don't see your company's E-Commerce web store or shopping cart listed, always remember that Numbercruncher offers fully customizable E-Commerce Integration. Contact us today to find out how the All Orders Integrator can benefit your company!   

NumberCruncher would like to welcome SPS Commerce as our newest EDI Integration partner! SPS Commerce is the retail industry's largest trading community with more than 60,000 customers in over 60 countires.

That'll do it for another weekly wrap-up from NumberCrunchers! Hope everyone has a great weekend and is looking forward to the upcoming long 3-day weekend! 

Another week, Another Crunch

June 17, 2016 at 8:13 AMJoshua Goldberg

Another week is in the books here at NumberCrunchers and what a busy week it has been! Our All Orders Integrator was unveiled and we have been receiving extremely positive reviews by our clients that have been early adopters of the product. If you are a current NumberCruncher client, and haven't looked into the benefits of adding the All Orders Integrator, please visit our website or give us a call at 866-278-6243 to learn how the All Orders Integrator can integrate with you eCommerce site help your business! 

NumberCruncher.com is excited to announce that we will be attending the Institute of Food Technologist's 2016 show in Chicago next month, as well as, NumberCruncher will be attending the PackExpo 2016 in November. If you will be attending either of these shows, please be on the look out for us and follow our blog for some exciting announcements, leading up too both of these events. 

Next weeks blog will feature a special spotlight on the all-new All Orders Integrator, so if you have any questions about the software that you would like answered, feel free to leave them in the comment section below, or send me over an email to jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com  

NumberCruncher.com thoughts are with all the families impacted by the Orlando massacre, last weekend. To help donate to the Orlando Victims Fund via the official Equality Florida gofundme page, please click HERE!

Finally this week, Everyone at the NumberCruncher family would like to wish our trainer/support tech, Tom, all the best as he's leaving us this week! 

Hope everyone had a successful week and has a relaxful weekend! 

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Darkest before Dawn

June 13, 2016 at 9:28 AMJoshua Goldberg

Monday Morning. The two most dreaded words someone could hear. Nobody likes returning to work after a relaxing, stress-free weekend. But its necessary to ensure that your company runs smoothly and efficiently. The same way its necessary to ensure your company's technology is maximizing its output, not hindering it. That's our goal here at NumberCruncher.com, to offer the best customer service while offering an award winning product. If your a current member of the NumberCruncher family, welcome back and thank you for being a loyal customer. If you aren't part of the family, what are you waiting for?!? We offer a FREE, No-Commitment 30 day FULL trial of the software, so you can see just how beneficial our software could be for your company! If you would like to sign up for a trial, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about All Orders, please visit our support page or give us a call at 866-278-6243 so that we can set you and your company up for a training session TODAY!

On Friday, NumberCruncher.com was proud to unveil our newest product, the All Orders Integrator. The All Orders Integrator by NumberCruncher.com, is a robust inventory and order processing system that can be integrated with your E-Commerce, Web Store or Online Shopping Cart. The Integrator will significantly reduce the time and errors in entering new customers and web orders. The Integrator is a software utility that is installed on the same network as All Orders and can be ran in attended or unattended modes. The Integrator will import orders and customers from your website, as well as, update the order status and inventory quantities on your website. The All Orders Integrator works with 3dcart, Magento, SalesForce, Volusion, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, AspDotNetStorefront, Aabaco Small Business from Yahoo! & XCart.

NumberCruncher.com is going on the road this fall! Stay tuned for details and dates.

Since it's getting to be the time of year for our customers to renew their service, I just wanted to remind all of our followers that every year when you renew your All Orders plan, your included training hours reset, this allows us to ensure that our clients always stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest features NumberCruncher is bringing you. If you have recently renewed, please give us a call to set up your training refresher TODAY! This training session could be used to learn about all the benefits of the All Orders Integrator add-on.

Please find our BlogBlast Signup form at the bottom of this blog. All users who signup by June 31st, will be entered to win a surprise from the NumberCruncher family!

NumebrCruncher.com thoughts are with all the families impacted by the Orlando massacre, over the weekend. To help donate to the Orlando Victims Fund please click HERE

Hope everyone has a successful week and as always, please feel free to send me an email at jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com, with any questions, concerns or comments about our blog or family of products!

 

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Advancing with the Times

June 3, 2016 at 8:55 AMJoshua Goldberg

Happy Friday to our weekly readers! I hope everyone's week is wrapping up nicely after the extended Memorial Day weekend! I know i'm ready for the weekend after this short but busy work week. With the second half of the year fast approaching, companies are searching for ways to help manage their inventory and keep their stock full for the rest of the year. What better way to find the solutions you need, then with a FREE trial? NumberCruncher provides FREE FULL trials of our software for all new users. All Orders provides you with a 30 day trial, while ReorderPoint.com gives you 14 days to see the benefits of our software. Just like always, if you need any help or have any questions about All Orders or ReorderPoint.com, please visit our support page or give us a call at 866-278-6243 so that we can set you and your company up for a training session! Since a lot of our followers do renew their service with us around the midpoint of the year, I just wanted to remind everyone again that every year when you renew your All Orders plan, your included training hours reset, this allows us to ensure that our clients always stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest features NumberCruncher is bringing you. If you have recently renewed, please give us a call to set up your training refresher TODAY!

Since day 1, NumberCruncher's main goal was to provide an industry changing product with exceptional customer service. We have been fortunate enough to have success on both ends. NumberCruncher was the first company to invest in the Quickbooks SDK from Intuit and is an award  winning gold developer for Quickbooks. NumberCruncher.com is a Better Business Bureau accredited business and has received an A+ rating from them, continually since 2010. But with all our accolades and success, there is always room for improvement and advancement. Over the next quarter, NumberCruncher will be implementing some new features and procedures that is going to make it even easier for us to answer any questions you may have and assist you with any issues that may arise while using any of our products. We also will be incorporating some new technology to help us get into contact with our clients easier and more efficiently.

At the bottom of this post there's a signup for our Blog Blast. Our Blog Blast will be sent out every Friday with the latest NumberCruncher Blog post, some announcements from the NumberCruncher team, the latest technology/accounting news, Client Spotlights and the occasional contest or giveaway.  

If there are any features you would like to see or topics you would like to read about in our Blog or Blog Blast, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email at jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com.

Also please send me an email if you are interested in having your company featured in our "Client Spotlight" feature. 

Finally, I would just like to bring the latest technology hack to the attention of our readers. This week it came out that hackers are using Teamviewer software to hijack PCs and drain PayPal accounts. NumberCruncher utilizes the Teamviewer software as part of our customer service experience, and this threat seems serious enough that our readers should read the article and educate themselves about the hack and ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  

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Reorder Memorial Day

May 27, 2016 at 8:39 AMJoshua Goldberg

Happy Friday to all our loyal NumberCruncher blog followers!  I hope everyone's week is wrapping up nicely after Scaling New Heights. And most importantly, I hope your looking forward to this extended 3 day weekend! With the hustle and bustle of this busy holiday weekend involving travel, families and cocktails; your businesses could be last furthest thing on your mind, especially your inventory levels.  Before you leave your office today, make sure your All Orders software is incorporated with ReorderPoint.com, that way you don't have to stress out on Sunday night, if you are unsure if you need to push an order through for Tuesday morning delivery. Just like always, if you need any type of help or have any questions about All Orders or ReorderPoint.com, please visit our support page or give us a call at 866-278-6243 so that we can set you and your company up for a training session! As a reminder, every year when you renew your All Orders plan, your included training hours reset, this allows us to ensure that our clients always stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest features NumberCruncher is bringing you. If you have recently renewed, please give us a call to set up your training refresher TODAY

During the beginning part of this week, NumberCruncher CEO, Ian Benoliel, was chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, at Woodard's yearly conference Scaling New Heights. This years conference was held at Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and by all accounts it was a great few days. All the Tracks and Sessions were thoroughly thought out and planned with the attendees in mind. Scaling New Heights left the NumberCruncher team eagerly awaiting next years conference. It was announced that the Scaling New Heights 2017 conference will be held in our own "backyard" at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort! Make sure you register now because you never know what the NumberCruncher team might have up our sleeves! 

While Scaling New Heights was going on, NumberCruncher's product ReorderPoint.com was selected by the leading QuickBooks blog, Insightful Accountant as their "Warehouse Wednesday Review" product of the week! The feature was written by the Senior Editor, William Murphy. If you and your company are still on the fence about adding ReorderPoint.com to your All Orders software, please take the time to read the review and learn all about the benefits of adding this program! 

 

As mentioned in last weeks post, the NumberCruncher blog will be going through some changes over the next few weeks. These changes are going to allow us to communicate with our readers/followers better, as well as, allow us to incorporate some new and exciting features. As we start implementing these new changes and added features, we're going to be reaching out to our loyal customers, followers & readers to find out what they would like to see in the NumberCruncher weekly blog. Please feel free to leave a comment below with what you will enjoy reading about or if you would rather email me your comments, jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com.

Hope everyone has a healthy and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend! 

NumberCruncher's in Paradise

May 20, 2016 at 8:59 AMJoshua Goldberg

Hey everyone. Welcome back to another weekly edition of the NumberCruncher blog! As our weekly readers know, our trainer/support tech, Tom, has been writing our weekly blogs for the past few months. But as summer starts to ramp up and Tom's calendar starts to fill with training appointments, I've been asked to take over. My name is Josh Goldberg, and i'm the marketing supervisor here at NumberCruncher. For the fans and loyal readers of our blog posts, please don't panic! Our blog's will continue to include support answers and how to's, for our product's including All Orders. But it will also include other exciting technology news and new features will be popping up all the time, so make sure you subscribe and follow the NumberCruncher blog, because you never know what will appear! As always, if you are struggling or have any questions about All Order's software, please visit our support page or give us a call at 866-278-6243 so that we can set you and your company up for a training session Today! 

Today's blog post will focus on our product line. Kind of a reintroduction of who we are and what we offer. Before we can dive into our award winning products, we need to start with who we are. NumberCruncher, Inc is a leading provider of inventory and order management software for the QuickBooks community. Founded in 1999, NumberCruncher was the first developer to invest in QuickBooks software development kit from Intuit. Our mission has always been to provide innovative, scalable and cost effective inventory management solutions that solve real world business issues, resulting in total customer satisfaction, increased profitability and competitive advantage. Thousands of manufacturers and wholesale distributors rely on NumberCruncher solutions to manage their everyday business activities across the globe. From inventory control to production management to order processing and fulfillment, these solutions are unmatched in the marketplace, setting the standard for QuickBooks inventory add-ons for the manufacturing and wholesale distribution markets. 

Our flagship product All Orders, is inventory software that bridges the gap between business accounting and business success. All Orders is a comprehensive inventory and order management software application that helps you make better business decisions in purchasing, shipping and receiving, order entry, production and inventory control. All Orders gives the business owner, manager and accountant the tools to be successful faster, easier and more efficiently. The best part about All Orders is the fact the application can be used as a stand-alone inventory software, or users can fully integrate it with QuickBooks, so you never have to enter the same data twice. Besides the integration with QuickBooks, All Orders also supports integration with 3D Cart, Magento, Sales Force, UPS, FedEx & USPS; just to name a few. If you are already an All Orders user, please make sure you have upgraded your software to the latest version 6.2.3, which was released in March. To verify your currently version, please go to Help --> About. The new update was for general maintenance purposes and includes all previous updates and addresses known issues.

 

After the success of All Orders, NumberCruncher got back to the drawing board and realized that in today's society, there's a growing trend of business owners who are constantly on the go and spend very little time, in their main offices. These owners were the inspiration behind our products All Orders Mobile & All Orders Web

All Orders Mobile extends your company's inventory management by bringing it into your warehouse and allows you to take full advantage of the barcode label printing feature within All Orders. The goal of All Orders Mobile is to make your warehouse operations more efficient. After All Orders Mobile is installed on your Windows based device, it connects wirelessly to your All Orders database and download sales orders to be picked, purchase orders to be received and counted. Once a sales order is picked, the picking information will be uploaded in real time back to the All Orders database and automatically creates a Ship Doc. Similarly, once a purchase order is received through All Orders Mobile, the information will be uploaded to All Orders and a receiver will automatically be created. Finally, All Orders Mobile will update your count in All Orders with the new quantities. 

All Orders Web is an e-commerce website that shares a database with your All Orders program. All items, customers, vendors, purchase orders, quotes and orders that are created within All Orders will be instantly available within All Orders Web portal and vice versa. One of the unique features of All Orders Web, is the ability to give role based access to your staff, sales reps, customers and vendors. The role based access feature, will significantly improve customer engagement and quality of service by allowing your customers to view stock availability, create quotes & orders, as well as, check on order statuses. Another beneficial feature of All Orders Web to businesses, is the fact the program is written using ASP.NET, so all the web forms are customizable. You are not only able to customize the look and feel, but you are also able to customize the "business rules" that are specific to your industry. 

Finally, our newest product, ReorderPoint.com, might be the one to impact the industry the most. ReorderPoint.com is a purchasing tool that offers a systematic approach to forecasting inventory needs. ReorderPoint.com is a cloud-based application that integrates with All Orders and QuickBooks. The way it works is, during the initial setup, ReorderPoint.com, will import up to 3 years of historical data from your QuickBooks/All Orders files including sales figures, purchases and component usage. The program then uses statistical methods to determine lead times, trends, seasonality and special orders. Based on the type of trends we identify we apply a model (i.e. a mathematical equation to calculate lead time demand). We then use the lead time demand to calculate the reorder point. The program also regularly imports your current inventory status including on hand, on purchase orders and back order quantities. ReorderPoint.com then compares the inventory status to the reorder point and sends alerts when the status is below of nearing the reorder point. Additionally, ReorderPoint.com provides lists, reports and graphs you can use to analyze your usage and make more informed purchasing decisions. 

Being involved in the software industry means your work is never finished. The minute you take a day off, everything switches up on you. We at NumberCruncher are always participating in new training exercises and growing our knowledge of QuickBooks & technology in general. Woodard is a company that empowers small business advisors through cutting-edge training, networking, coaching & resources. Next week Woodard is hosting their annual Scaling New Heights conference. This year's conference will run May 22nd through May 25th and be located at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. If you will be attending Scaling New Heights, please make sure you stop by the NumberCruncher table at booth #96 and tell our CEO, Ian Benoliel that Josh sent you!

How to Include Employee Costs in BOMs

May 6, 2016 at 3:02 PMThomas Riemann

Hello everyone. Welcome back to the NumberCruncher Blog. As most of you know, My name is Tom and I am the trainer/support tech here at NumberCruncher. If you need to learn how to do something in the All Order's software, I'm your guy! Remember, if you are struggling with something in the All Order's software, please give us a call @ 866-278-6243. We can set up a training session with you and your company remotely. So make sure you build up those questions and give us a call to set up your session today! That's not what brings me to the blog today. What I would like to talk about today is something that customers ask about all the time, "How do I include employee Costs in BOM's." So sit back and enjoy the read!

Our first step is to create an item that we can put into a BOM. We're going to create a new item called "Labor" (or whatever you would like). This item should either be a non-inventory part, service or other charge group. If you are creating this item in QuickBooks, check the "This service is performed by a Sub-contractor, owner or partner." Next, go to the purchasing tab, enter the cost. The cost should estimate the hourly wages and benefits. Of course, we're going to need to select an income account and an expense account. For income, you can select any of them. For the expense account, create a new account Called "Salaries Applies to Finished Goods". Save and close this item.

Now it is time to include this newly created item in the appropriate Bill of Materials. Go to a finished good item and edit the BOM's. Simply add this item to the component lists. Save and close. Now we can start using this finished good on a work order that will include this new Labor Item's cost.

When you finish a production, the labor cost will be deducted from Salaries Applied to Finished Goods expense and included in the cost of your finished product. Now if the salaries account is greater than the Salaries Applied to Finished Goods, this means that a) you have processed payroll but have not yet finished the product or b) the Cost amount on the item is too low. If the Salaries account is less than the Salaries Applied to Finished Goods this means that either a) you have finished product but have not yet processed payroll or b) the "Cost" amount on the item is too high.

Well, I hope this has cleared any confusion you might have with creating Employee Costs in BOM's. If you still have some question's, place a comment below, and I will answer your question directly. You can also send us an email Support. It's Friday! Take some time to yourself this weekend and get ready for Monday! Enjoy!

 

TOM

How to add users in All Orders!

April 27, 2016 at 1:45 PMThomas Riemann

Happy day to everyone!

The Manage Users command, available from the Company menu, allows you to set access levels for every individual in your organization who will be accessing the All Orders system, including sales, administration, production teams, etc. This must be done separately within All Orders, as the application does not make use of QuickBooks user profiles.

By default, only the Admin account exists. This account does not initially have a password. If you're going to be setting up a multi-user environment, then this is the first thing you'll want to remedy. Administrators have complete access to the program and its data, and only administrators can view, add, edit, or delete users and user rights. As such, this account needs to be well-protected with a strong password. Type a password into the Password field, and then retype it in the Confirm Password field.

Once you've protected your Admin account, it's time to add other users. Choose Save & New from the Save drop-down list button. You'll then be required to choose a User Name and Password as well as set access privileges.

After entering the unique user name and password, click the Access Levels tab.

On this screen you can assign access levels to various parts of the program as follows:

  • No Access. User cannot edit or even read the list.

  • Read-Only Access. User can access the data, but cannot make edits.

  • Full-Access. User can access the data and has full write privileges for making edits.

 

Then click the Rights tab and complete the user rights:

  1. This user is connected to QuickBooks option appropriately. Unchecking this option disables synchronization with QuickBooks.   See Synchronizing with QuickBooks on different strategies for QuickBooks exchanging information with QuickBooks.  

  1. There are numerous check boxes that can be used to grant/restrict access to the user in question, such as the ability to delete records or approve Sales Orders. Check all the boxes that apply.

  2. In addition to these check boxes, All Orders also sports two special filters: by Sales Rep, and by Location. For example, if you want to restrict an employee's data access to a customers having a particular sales rep.

  3. Choose either Save & Close to save your work and exit the dialog, or Save & New to save the current user and move on to the next one.

Well that is all for today! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Make sure to contact us if you have and Questions. support@numbercruncher.com or call us @ 866-278-6243.

All Order's Add ons

April 8, 2016 at 3:18 PMThomas Riemann

Welcome back to the NumberCruncher blog! I hope everyone is have a great week! Today I would like to talk about an add on to the All Order's software called All Order Mobile. All Order's mobile extends inventory management into your warehouse. This will allow you to increase your efficiency in the warehouse by decreasing mistakes made. All Orders Mobile by NumberCruncher extends inventory management into your warehouse and lets you take full advantage of barcode label printing within All Orders. To me, this add on really makes our inventory system the best inventory software on the market. Just a little bit of background on myself. I use to manage a warehouse. When I was in that field, we didn't have any bar code scanning or a real time inventory management system like All Orders. Which made my job much more difficult. Adding bar coding to your company will save a lot of headaches going forward. Imagine doing your inventory count's on a hand held device, scanning instead of physically counting. I would of gave anything for this system! Now let's talk about All Orders Mobile.

All Orders Mobile by NumberCruncher will make your warehouse operations more efficient! All Orders Mobile is installed on Windows based devices. It can connect wirelessly to your All Orders database and download sales orders to be picked, purchase orders to be received and counts. Once a sales order is picked the picking information will be uploaded in real time back to the All Orders database an automatically create a Ship Doc. Similarly, once a purchase order is received through All Orders Mobile, the information will be uploaded to All Orders and a Reciever will automatically be created. Finally, All Orders Mobile will update your count in All Orders with new quantities.

  • Pick Sales Orders
  • Receive Purchase Orders
  • Perform Inventory Counts
  • Find Location/Bins of Inventory
  • Move Bins
  • Adjust Inventory
  • Transfer inventory.

Check out our Intro video on All Orders Mobile by clicking here. We also have more video tutorial's showing how to perform a Sales Order, Receiving a Purchase Order and performing an inventory count.

Well that is all for today! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Make sure to contact us if you have and Questions. support@numbercruncher.com or call us @ 866-278-6243.