Speed up invoicing and purchase order processing with Paladin’s quick access menus. Right-click any line item on an invoice or purchase order, and get immediate access to commonly used tasks and tools.

This article provides instruction and information on quick access menus for the:

Invoice/Quote module

To open the quick access menus in the Invoice/Quote module:

  1. In Paladin, on the top menu, select the Invoice/Quote module.
  2. Enter a part in the Part Number box.
  3. Press Enter several times until a new line item row opens.
  4. Place your cursor in the Part Number box with the associated part and right-click.

A list of options appears. 


Figure 1: Quick Access menu

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Insert Line Item

In the Invoice/Quote module, when you right-click a line item and select Insert Line Item on the quick access menu, a new line item is inserted above the selected line.

Insert Line Item option
Figure 2: Insert Line Item option

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Delete Line Item

In the Invoice/Quote module, when you right-click a line item and select Delete Line Item on the quick access menu, the line item is deleted.

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Insert Note

In the Invoice/Quote module, when you right-click a line item and select Insert Note on the quick access menu, a note field is inserted above the line item.

Insert Note option
Figure 3: Insert Note option

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Add Precision

The Add Precision option provides high precision values for items that do not come in whole quantities, such as grains, seed, and gravel. In the Add Precision window, you can enter changes to Quantity and Price.  When you do so, the calculated real-time Extension value appears.

In the Invoice/Quote module, when you right-click a line item and select Add Precision, you can add additional precision to these line item values:

  • Quantity: Up to four decimal places
  • Price: Up to six decimal places

When you select the Add Precision menu option, an Add Precision window opens, and you can enter more precise Quantity and Price values. A real-time Extension value is calculated as you adjust the Quantity and Price.

When you click OK, the new Quantity, Price and Extension values appear in a note below the line item.

Note: When you update a line item price or quantity to a higher precision, the line item Price may appear as an approximate value that is slightly different than the price you entered. When this happens, a tilde (~) appears next to the price value. This variation is expected and a function of how the feature works. The additional precision is always maintained in the line item Extension.

Add Precision option
Figure 4: Add Precision option

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Profit Analyst

Profit Analyst lets you view cost, profit, and margin for any line item in your invoice or quote along with the invoice or quote total. You are also able to select Average Cost or Market Cost. An employee must be explicitly granted access to use this feature.

Profit Analyst option
Figure 5: Profit Analyst option

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Footage Calculator

The Footage Calculator lets you create a tally of items by defining pieces with different lengths (feet and inches). This feature is useful when you sell items in multiple lengths, such as lumber and metal roofing.

For more information on the Footage Calculator, refer to the Footage Calculators KBA.

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Square Footage Calculator

The Square Footage Calculator calculates the line item quantity in square feet for one or more pieces of different dimensions (length x width). Use this calculator for items that you sell by the square foot, such as flooring. 

For more information on the Square Footage Calculator, refer to the Footage Calculators KBA.

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Insert Subtotal

The Insert Subtotal option allows customers to break their invoices in to job categories (electrical, plumbing, etc.), or by their clients/jobs (West job, John Doe, etc.).

You must enter, in sequence, the items you want for a subtotal. When done entering items in sequence, you need to enter at least one item that is not part of the sequence (or the start of the next sequence). Then, right click the item that is not part of the sequence and select Insert Subtotal from the quick access list. An Invoice Subtotal window opens, and you have the option to enter a name for the subtotal. A name is not required.

Invoice Subtotal window, Subtotal Name
Figure 6: Invoice Subtotal window, Subtotal Name

After clicking OK [F8], a subtotal is inserted above the line item.

Subtotal added to group in invoice
Figure 7: Subtotal added to group in invoice

If no prior subtotal is created, the subtotal is calculated from the start of the invoice. 

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Insert Dynamic Kit Group

This is currently an internal-only feature. However, a client may notice that Insert Dynamic Kit Group appears in the quick access menu.

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View Images

Opens an item’s image. This is only active when Supplier Inventory Images and/or Store’s Inventory Images are selected in the Remote Data Access pane of Paladin Configuration’s Remote Access tab.

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Tax Holiday

A tax holiday is a time period when some items are sold tax-free or partially tax-free. For example, during a tax holiday, customers may purchase outdoor recreation items or school supplies and not pay sales tax. Or customers may purchase some more expensive items, such as a $400 bicycle, but only pay tax on the amount over $250. 

The Tax Holiday feature allows stores to easily apply these discounts at checkout and track the tax holiday amounts using the Comparative Revenue Report and the Sale Tax Details Report.

Note: This feature is not supported for stores that use our Avalara AvaTax™ integration.

For more information on the Tax Holiday option, refer to the Tax Holiday Set Up KBA.

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Create a PO

  1. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the Invoice/Quote module.
  2. Enter a part number in the Part Number box.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Select all parts by highlighting the first part, and holding the Shift key, click in the last part entered.
  5. Right click on the highlighted parts, and select Create a PO from the quick access list.
  6. The Items added to Purchase Orders window opens letting you know how many items have been added.

Items added to Purchase Orders window
Figure 8: Items added to Purchase Orders window

  1. Click OK.
  2. Exit/cancel out of the Invoice/Quote tab.
  3. The Incomplete Invoice window opens.

Incomplete Invoice window
Figure 9: Incomplete Invoice window

  1. Click Yes.
  2. In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the PO module.
  3. On the bottom ribbon of the module, select F6 Recall PO.
  4. In the Recall PO window, select the PO you created and press F12 Recall.
  5. The PO opens in the Confirm PO tab where you can finish/confirm the PO.

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Copy/Paste option

You can copy and paste editable line item values, such as Note text or a Price value, from within the Invoice/Quote module with the Copy and Paste options.

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Update to Current Price/Update All to Current Prices

In the Invoice/Quote module, recall a transaction and right-click a line item to update retail prices to current prices using these two options:

  • Update to Current Price: Update the selected line item to the current retail price.
  • Update All to Current Prices: Update all the line items on the invoice to current retail prices.

On a recalled quote, when an item’s saved price is different from its current retail price, its current retail price appears in blue text. 

Current retail price in blue text
Figure 10: Current retail price in blue text

To update a single item to a new current price, right-click the item, then select Update to Current Price.

Update to Current Price
Figure 11: Update to Current Price

The price will automatically update to the current price. As shown in Figure 12, the price went from 150.00 to 169.99

Updated price

Figure 12: Updated price

To update all prices on a recalled quote to the current prices in blue text, right-click any line item, then select Update All to Current Prices.

All prices updated
Figure 13: All prices updated

Compare Figure 13 to Figure 10 to see all prices are back to their current price.

Note: Use the Update All To Current Prices feature with caution. Over time, not all item prices may have increased, and some current retail prices may be less than the quoted prices. Paladin Best Practices recommend that you go through the invoice items and compare each new price (in blue) with the recalled price on an item-by-item basis. By doing this, you can make an informed decision on which prices to update.

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PO module

Quick Access menus are available in both:

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Mode PO menu options

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Insert Line Item

Similar to Invoice/Quote, in the PO mode, when you right-click a line item and select Insert Line Item on the quick access menu, a new line item is inserted above the selected line.

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Insert Note

Similar to Invoice/Quote, in the PO mode, when you right-click a line item and select Insert Note on the quick access menu, a note field is inserted above the line item.

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Delete Line Item

Similar to Invoice/Quote, in the PO mode, when you right-click a line item and select Delete Line Item on the quick access menu, the line item is deleted.

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Add Precision

Similar to Invoice/Quote, in the PO mode, when you right-click a line item and select Add Precision, you can add additional precision to these line item values:

  • Quantity: Up to four decimal places
  • Price: Up to six decimal places

When you select the Add Precision menu option, an Add Precision window opens, and you can enter more precise Quantity and Price values. A real-time Extension value is calculated as you adjust the Quantity and Price.

When you click OK, the new Quantity, Price and Extension values appear in a note below the line item.

Note: When you update a line item price or quantity to a higher precision, the line item Price may appear as an approximate value that is slightly different than the price you entered. When this happens, a tilde (~) appears next to the price value. This variation is expected and a function of how the feature works. The additional precision is always maintained in the line item Extension.

Add Precision option
Figure 14: Add Precision option

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Dropship

To add dropship information to a purchase order and then to the invoice:

  1. In the PO module, enter items to a purchase order.
  2. When complete, right click on an item and select Dropship from the quick access menu.

Dropship option
Figure 15: Dropship option

  1. In the Dropship Information window, in the Bill to Payment method list, select a payment type: 
    • The options are:
      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit
  1. In the Ship via Shipping list, select a shipping type:
    • The options are:
      • Truck
      • UPS
      • Fed Ex
  2. In the Ship via Bill freight to list, select a billing type:
    • The options are:
      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit

Dropship Information window
Figure 16: Dropship Information window

  1. Click OK.

The dropship information appears on the top of the purchase order.

Dropship information at top of purchase order
Figure 17: Dropship information at top of purchase order

  1. On the bottom ribbon of the Purchase Order tab, select F8 Confirm PO.
  2. On the bottom of the Confirm PO tab, select F1 Buy.

The Dropship Information window opens.

Confirm PO/Dropship Information window
Figure 18: Confirm PO/Dropship Information window

  1. If all the information is correct, click OK.
  2. In the PO Number window, enter a PO Number and click Next >>.

PO Number window
Figure 19: PO Number window

  1. In the PO Complete window, select an option:
    • The options are:
      • 1 None
      • 2 Duplicate PO
      • 3 Fax
      • 4 Email

PO Complete window
Figure 20: PO Complete window

  1. Click Done and save the invoice to your computer.

In the Ship to: field of the invoice, the invoice will state See PO details for dropship instructions. The top of the invoice will have all the dropship information created in the purchase order.

Dropship information on invoice
Figure 21: Dropship information on invoice

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Copy/Paste option

You can copy and paste editable line item values, such as Note text or a Price value, from within the PO module with the Copy and Paste options.

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Mode Receive menu option

The only quick access menu option in Mode Receive is Update PO Order Quantity and Cost.

Note: This option is not available (grayed out) for Closed POs.

Update PO Order Quantity and Cost option
Figure 22: Update PO Order Quantity and Cost option

To update the PO Order quantity and/or cost:

  1.  In Paladin, on the top ribbon, select the PO module.
  2. On the bottom ribbon of the module, press F5 to set Mode Receive.
  3. Click F6 Find PO.
  4. In the Find PO window, in the PO Details pane, enable Open POs.
  5. Matching Purchase Orders pane, highlight the PO and press F12 Open.
  6. In the Receive PO tab, right click on the item and select Update PO Order Quantity and Cost from the quick access menu. The Update Purchase Order window opens.

Update Purchase Order window
Figure 23:Update Purchase Order window

  1. Make adjustments, then click Update.
  2. Exit/cancel to close the PO.
  3. To open the updated PO, click F6 Find PO.
  4. In the Find PO window, in the PO Details pane, enable Open POs.
  5. in the Matching Purchase Orders pane, highlight the PO and press F12 Open. The changes will be reflected on the PO.

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

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Printed on: 7/17/24