Falling into Autumn

October 31, 2016 at 8:58 AMJoshua Goldberg

Hey Crunchers, hope everyone had a successful October and is ready for the Holiday season! So our readers know, our blogs until the end of the year will be more condensed, as we finish development on our newest product, Order Time.

Although we are focused on finishing & releasing Order Time, one thing we are committed too is not letting our support or development on All Orders slip. This is evident by our upcoming release of All Orders version 6.2.7. The newest release adds 15 new features & fixes some common issues (i.e. Duplicate item error when trying to reconcile QuickBooks to All Orders.) Please visit our known issues section of our support page to view the full list of Added & Fixed Features of 6.2.7.

One new feature area I would like to highlight briefly has to do with Packages. With All Orders, you can now create Packages & Boxes and can specify what items go into each Package/Box. In order to use this new feature, you need to manually turn it on by going to Preferences --> Shipping --> Company Preferences --> Package. After turning the preference on, you now have the ability to:

  • Create (either Automatically or Manually generated) & Print UCC's (Uniform Commercial Codes)
  • After inserting Items on your Ship Doc, you can click on the Package Button & Create Packages for Shipment
    • You can create Default Weight Properties for Package Types & Create Tracking Numbers
  • Once the Packages are created, you can create & view a Package Manifest that shows the breakdown of quantities
  • Integrate your shipping with FedEx & UPS

Just a quick reminder that TODAY is the final day to get discounted registration for the Numbercruncher Client Retreat! Use code NC17 to save at checkout until 11:59pm TONIGHT (10/31)! The Client Retreat will be held February 6th through 9th in Dania Beach, Florida and will cover topics on All Orders, All Orders Web, All Orders Mobile, Integration Options, Business Cycles, Inventory Primer, Reports & More! The Retreat is the perfect opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about current & future Numbercruncher products, as well as, the perfect opportunity to escape the harsh winters of up north!

The end of the year is fast approaching, make sure your All Orders software is setup and working properly before the holiday rush hits! Don't hesitate in contacting us, if you have any questions or need to setup training

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!

All Orders!

January 22, 2016 at 10:44 AMThomas Riemann

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a great week! I know some of you guy's that live up north are getting hammered with some pretty intense snow. I feel your pain, I was born and raised is South New Jersey so I know how a snow storm's can destroy a mood. I guess since you guy's will be snowed in all weekend, you might want some good reading material. Well, recently in the past 2 weeks, All Orders has been featured on http://www.intuitiveaccountant.com. They have written a great article about the All Orders program that I would love for you guy's to check out.

That isn't all, All Orders is now on appcenter.intuit.com. Click the link to see an over view of the All Orders program and how it works with Quickbooks. Take a look at our pricing, as you can see we offer training hours based off how many user's. We also include unlimited technical support and software upgrades. To find out more about our program please visit us, NumberCruncher.

Well that is all for today's blog. Make sure you check out those links so you can read up on all our key features! Next week, I will be back talking about some of our smaller features within the All Orders software. Get ready to learn about Lot/Serial #'s on Next weeks Blog! Everyone, if you are getting hit with snowy weather, please be safe out there!. Till Next week! Farewell!

 

What Don't We Track?

May 27, 2015 at 4:07 PMRachel

It is no surprise that if you know what your inventory is; when it is coming in and where it is going; you will be better able to serve your customers. Last week, we talked about our Sales Orders module and the ability to connect to purchase orders and automatically fill linked sales orders. Now, let’s think about the capability to track the minutiae of production. There are items to order and receive. There are orders to pack and ship. There are parts that break and need to be replaced and what if an entire batch needs to be recalled? Those are a lot of moving parts to track (pun intended).

Lot and Serial number tracking is available for items that have been purchased, received, used in production and shipped to customers.This function also allows for tracking “items within items.” This makes it easy to find the exact component within a finished product. You also have the functionality to assign serial numbers to items on work orders and shipments to customers. Any serial number with All Orders is easily tracked from warehouse to customer. And if you are looking for all the transactions in which a particular serial number is involved, the All Orders “Find” function is particularly valuable. With the functions of All Orders, you can track the transactional and locational history of anything with an attached serial number.

Wait. You’re saying that you have inventory in multiple warehouses or you want to know how the inventory is moving to a contractor or just track it from your warehouse to a vendor? Don’t you worry, locations are specified on each packing slip and work order that is generated. Paired with the tracking feature for serial and lot numbers, you will always know exactly which warehouse is holding your supplies and shipments. If you want to get even more specific, you can use All Orders’ bin feature. This allows you to label specific storage locations such as shelves, rooms, area, or virtual location for easy retrieval and organization. Much like our serial and lot number tracking of items within items, we have this same feature for storing inventory at a location within a location. Do you outsource any production? All Orders can track that too.

Remember when we talked about generating lot and serial numbers? Well, if you prefer your serial numbers to be in barcode form, All Orders can do that for you. Now, when a shipment comes in or goes out, a simple scan will update your system and keep you on top of the locations and destinations of all products. This is handy for shipping and receiving, since our system allows items to be scanned into the system and updated on the receiving list. It’s a quick way to reduce human error. But if you prefer to enter numbers by hand, and run the risk of a costly input error, that is also an option, just use the listed numbers from the receiving form. But IDK, do you.

All Orders  by NumberCruncher provides solutions for your inventory and order management needs. For more information or to request a free trial, visit our website.