Perform the following steps as part of the FastBound integration setup process. This process can be time intensive. STEP F will likely take you the most time. Do not start these tasks until Paladin Support has instructed you to start.

Before you begin, Paladin must have performed these steps with you:

  • Turn on serialization.
  • Create a department for A&D firearms.
  • Create a class for firearms A&D firearms
  • Setup and verify the connection between FastBound and Paladin.

STEP A: Set up A&D firearm inventory items in Paladin

In this step, you will turn on serialization and assign the designated firearms class to each A&D firearm item (part #) in your inventory. If a firearm inventory item does not exist, you will create it.

  1. If you don’t know your designated A&D firearm class, go to File menu > Setup > Firearms tab and note the Firearms Class ID.
  2. Open the Inventory module.
  3. For each A&D firearm that you sell, do this:
    1. Open the inventory item.
      Note: If it doesn’t exist, press F2 (Add Item) to create it and set SOH to zero, even if you have this firearm in stock. To ensure that your costs and margins are computed correctly, it is best practice to update your SOH by receiving a purchase order. Make a note to receive items later, in the PO module, if needed.
    2. Click the General tab.
    3. In the Class pane, select the A&D firearms class in any column.
    4. In the Item Information pane (gray title bar), select the Serial# checkbox. This turns on serialization for this item. 
    5. In the in the Item Information pane, in the Dept list, select the firearms department.
    6. Click Save or press F12 to update the item.
    7. Optional: Enter serial numbers for the item: Click Serial # & Alt Part #, select Serial # and add the serial numbers. If it is not convenient to enter them here, you can do it in a later step (STEP E). 
    8. Repeat these steps for each A&D firearm inventory item.

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STEP B: Create inventory items for any fees, such as background checks and transfer fees in Paladin

If you charge set fees for firearms, such as a background check fee, create an inventory item for the fee in Paladin and set the non-inventory status. The non-inventory status is used for non-tangible products with no stock on hand and zero cost basis.

Perform these steps for each fee.

  1. Open the Inventory module.
  2. Click Add Item or press F2.
  3. Enter the required information for the fee. The Part # can be an ID that is easy to remember. Set the Cost, and SOH to zero.
  4. Click Add or press F12 to create the item.
  5. With the new item open, click the General tab.
  6. In the in the Item Information pane (gray title bar), select the Non-inventory checkbox.
  7. If the fee is not taxable, click the Pricing tab and clear the Non-Taxable checkbox.
  8. Click Save or press F12.

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STEP C: In FastBound, add FFL and other entities that supply you with firearms as FastBound Contacts

In FastBound, create contacts for all FFLs and organizations that supply your store with firearms. You will select from these contacts when you enter the acquisition information for each firearm in your inventory in STEP D.

Note: If you need help with this task, contact FastBound.

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STEP D: In Paladin, create firearm suppliers

IMPORTANT: The firearm suppliers in Paladin are NOT linked to your FastBound Contacts. They will be used in the PO module to receive firearms in Paladin.

To create a supplier in Paladin:

  1. In Paladin, on the File menu, click Setup.
  2. Click the Suppliers tab.
  3. For each firearm supplier, do this:
    1. In the Suppliers pane, click New.
    2. Enter the supplier Name.
    3. Enter an unused Supplier Number.
    4. Optional: Enter additional information as desired.
    5. Click Save.
  4. Close the Paladin Configuration window.
  5. Close and restart Paladin.

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STEP E: Acquire firearm inventory in FastBound and set up links between FastBound and Paladin

In this step, you will  acquire your firearm inventory in FastBound and establish links between FastBound and Paladin for the firearms in your inventory. The links are unique keys that combine the part # in Paladin and the firearm serial number. When you sell an item in Paladin, this link allows Paladin to collect and send disposition data to FastBound, so FastBound can dispose the firearm. 

This setup step can be time intensive and is performed entirely in Paladin using three tools (Parts 1, 2 and 3). The following describes these tools.  Detailed instructions for each tool follow. 

Note: All tools will create the Paladin-FastBound links. 

  • Firearms Reconciliation Part 1: Link FastBound Firearms to Paladin: This tool finds firearms that are acquired in FastBound but that are not linked to firearm in Paladin. This tool is primarily for stores that were already using FastBound as a standalone application before converting to this integration. For most stores, this tool will return no results, which is expected. However, this tool must be run before using either of the other tools.

  • FastBound Reconciliation Part 2: Add Paladin Firearms to FastBound
    This tool gathers acquisition details for firearms in your inventory and then automatically acquires them in FastBound. This tools assumes you have entered firearm serial numbers in Paladin.  If you have not entered serial numbers in Paladin inventory for your firearms, do this before proceeding with Part 2 or consider using the FastBound Reconciliation Part 3 tool which does not require you to have the serial number in Paladin (it adds it for you). 

    Part 2 has two options: 

    • Option 1: Click Add Firearms to FastBound.
      This option methodically steps through each firearm inventory item (part #), collects acquisition details for the serial numbers on that inventory item and then acquires them in FastBound.  
      Tip: If you need more information for an item, click Skip in the upper left corner of the window to go to the next item.

    • Option 2: Enter a Serial Number and click Add Item to FastBound.
      This option collects acquisition details for any serial number you enter. The serial number must be recorded in a Paladin firearm item (part #). You may find this option helpful if you are entering information from a paper bound book.

  • FastBound Reconciliation Part 3: Add Firearms to both Paladin and FastBound
    This tool is useful if you have not added serial numbers to your firearm inventory part #’s in Paladin. This tool requires you to enter a serial number and select a part #. It then adds the serial number to the part # in Paladin, collects the acquisition details, and acquires the firearm in FastBound.

How to access the reconciliation tools

  1. In Paladin, on the File menu, click Setup.
  2. Click the Firearms tab.
  3. Scroll to the Firearms Reconciliation pane.

How to use the Firearms Reconciliation Part 1 tool

Note: You must perform  Firearms Reconciliation Part 1  before proceeding to Part 2 or Part 3. 

  1. In the FastBound Reconciliation Part 1 pane, click Find Unlinked Items.
  2. If you see this message—No Unknown Items Found—you are done with part 1 and can continue to FastBound Reconciliation Part 2 (next procedure). Otherwise, continue with this procedure.
  3. Select the Paladin Part Number corresponding to each serial number returned.
    Notes: 

    • If the part # does not exist, you can click Create Part Number to create a new firearm part # in Paladin and it will immediately appear in the Paladin Part Number list.
    • If there are many items in this list and you are not sure of the part #’s, considering creating a Serial Number List report for the firearms class which will shows serial numbers and their part #. You will have to exit the Paladin Configuration window to run the report.

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  4. Click Link Firearms to create the links.
    Note: If you select a Paladin Part Number for a serial number, and the serial number is not recorded on the part number, you will be prompted to add it.

    • If you accept, the serial number will be added to inventory item (part #) without affecting the stock on hand.
    • If you decline to investigate further, the item will continue to appear when you click Find Unlinked Firearms.
  5. When Find Unlinked Firearms returns no results, proceed to FastBound Reconciliation Part 2 (next procedure).

How to use the FastBound Reconciliation Part 2: Add Paladin Firearms to FastBound

This tool assumes that you have entered serial numbers for your acquired firearms in Paladin inventory. Do this first or, alternatively, you can enter each serial number and part number independently using the FastBound Reconciliation Part 3 Tool (see below).  To enter serial numbers for an inventory item, in the Inventory module, open the item. Then, on the bottom ribbon, click Serial # & Alt Part # and select Serial #.

  1. In the FastBound Reconciliation Part 2 pane, select a option. You can switch between them, if desired. 
    • Option 1: Click Add Firearms to FastBound to collect acquisition details for all firearms (serial numbers) that are not acquired in FastBound. After you enter the details for each serial number, the firearm will be automatically acquired in FastBound. 
      Tip: If you need more information for a firearm (serial number), click Skip in the upper left corner of the window to go to the next one.
    • Option 2:  To acquire a firearm into FastBound by serial number, enter the Serial Number and click Add Item to FastBound.
      The serial number must be recorded in a Paladin firearm item. You may find this method helpful if you are entering information from a paper bound book and have already entered serial numbers for your inventory items. 
  2. All firearms/Serial numbers are acquired when you click Add Firearms to FastBound and this message appears: All Paladin firearms have been entered into FastBound

How to use the FastBound Reconciliation Part 3: Add Firearms to both Paladin and FastBound

This tool is intended to acquire firearms whose serial numbers are not recorded in Paladin inventory. Like Part 2, this tool collects acquisition details for the serial number you enter and acquires the firearm in FastBound. However, this method does the extra step of saving the serial number to the part # you specify. 

  1. In the FastBound Reconciliation Part 3, enter a Serial Number and select a Part Number. 
  2. Click Add Firearm.
  3. Enter the acquisition details and click OK.
  4. The firearm will be acquired in FastBound and the serial number will be recorded in Paladin on the part number you specified. 

If you find that you need to create a new firearm part #, click Create Part Number and enter the inventory information. The part number will automatically be serialized and added to the firearms class. It will also appear immediately in the Part Number list.

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STEP F: Submit a Help Request to turn on the integration

After you have acquired all your firearms into FastBound, submit a Help Request to turn on the FastBound integration.

To submit a Help Request in Paladin, do this:

  1. On the Help menu, select Support > Submit a Help Request.
  2. Fill out the form and in the Description box, tell us that you have completed the setup steps and are ready to turn on the FastBound integration.
  3. A Paladin Support representative will contact you.

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If you have questions or suggestions about this information, contact support@paladinpos.com.

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Printed on: 6/24/22