The Summer Crunch

July 25, 2016 at 8:37 AMJoshua Goldberg

Hey Everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for another busy work week! I know the NumberCruncher blog has been on a bit of a hiatus the last couple of weeks, but we're back and ready to Crunch through these long hot South Florida summer days. During these summer months our Support Team has been hard at work answering our current clients questions and helping setup All Orders by NumberCruncher on new client's networks. The grind never seems to slow down at our offices, especially during summer, when companies are reevaluating their current Inventory Management software and are deciding if its up-to-par or if their needs are not being met or satisfied. If your company is in the midst of reevaluating your software, please remember that NumberCruncher provides all prospective clients with an hour-long demo to make sure our software is a perfect fit, as well as, a 30-day no commitment FULL software trial before you decide to buy. We don't want your company buying our software, if it isn't the ideal fit for your business. To Learn more about ALL ORDERS please click HERE or give us a call at 866-278-6243 TODAY!

Recently, All Orders by NumberCruncher got featured on a number of websites. To begin the month, Financesonline.com wrote a review and named ALL ORDERS as one of their Rising Stars for 2016. Finances Online also recognized All Orders with their Great User Experience Certificate & Award. 

 

NumberCruncher.com would like to thank Financesonline.com for recognizing us and writing a review on All Orders. Finances Online is the fastest growing independent review platform for B2B, SaaS and Financial Solutions.  

Also this month, Scott Gregory of Better Bottom Line: the QuickBooks Expert, included NumberCruncher in his "Can QuickBooks Handle My Inventory?" guide. Scott is a certified QuickBooks Expert who has worked with QuickBooks software for 15+ years and knows a thing or two about QuickBooks add-on solutions. For him to feature NumberCruncher is his guide, is a big deal to us!

 

To check out the FREE Inventory guide or to learn more about QuickBooks solutions, please visit BetterBottomLine's website HERE.

 

  

Refresh, Relax & Reconnect at the 2017 NumberCruncher Retreat

The NumberCruncher team has also started planning a NumberCruncher Retreat here in Sunny South Florida, during the rough Winter months. Details are being finalized and you can expect an official announcement VERY SOON! If you are interested in attending or know someone in your company who will be interested, please send me an email at jgoldberg@numbercruncher.com with the details, so i can add you to our Pre-Announcement Blast. By being a part of our Pre-Announcement Blast, you will be the first to receive the event flyer and registration information, ALSO, you will receive a special prize during the Retreat, for being part of our Pre-Announcement Blast List.

The purpose of this Retreat is too allow our clients a refresher on the NumberCruncher family of products, an introduction to our NEWEST software and most importantly a chance for us to reconnect with our loyal customer base, in a relaxing, stress-free, Sunny and HOT environment; while the rest of the country is getting hit by Winter storms. 

Follow our Blog, Website and Social Media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Company Page, Linkedin Group) to stay up-to-date on the latest developments of the NumberCruncher Retreat. 

 

SMALL BUSINESS APP SHOWDOWN 

Finally this week, NumberCruncher has entered our All Orders software into the 2016 $100,000 Intuit Developer Small Business APP Showdown with the winner being announced at QuickBooks Connect 2016 being held in October in San Jose, California.

 

More information on how to vote, will be published in an upcoming BLOG post, an email blast & our Facebook/Twitter pages. In Order to WIN, we're going to need the help of our Loyal Cruncher Family! Please follow our Blog/Social Media pages, to find out about some perks we are offering for those clients who vote for us, in the $100,000 Intuit Developer Small Business APP Showdown

The next NumberCruncher Blog will feature a sneak peek of our newest software, that we are releasing at the beginning of next year (2017)! Make sure you check back next week for the latest on Order Time!

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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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