Several significant features were added to Paladin’s Sale List Management system. Many stores have witnessed an increase in the number of Sale Lists created by EDI services from their vendors. As the number of Sale Lists (and Pricing Plans) has grown, so has the complexity involved in managing these sales.
We began with rearranging how the information is displayed, as well as what information is displayed. The top portion of the Sale List management configuration screen now looks like this:
Since new users occasionally had difficulty finding (and using) the Part Number search box, we moved the search feature to the very top of the display. Are you looking for what sales a particular part number can be found in? Simply input the part number in question and click Search. The first active sale with a match will be displayed in the Sales group box. After reviewing the information presented, you may click Next to see if another sale also contains this part number.
We have also added a Type column to the Sales group box viewer. In many cases it may be helpful to view information sorted by a particular sale type. Naturally all columns may be sorted by clicking on the column label.
A large enhancement has been applied to the Sale Items group box viewer. Those already familiar with this section will notice the addition of three new columns of information:
Stock on Hand, and
Qty on Order
Endless lists of part numbers were difficult for most of us to comprehend. The addition of these three new columns should be helpful to all users. The information displayed is current as of the time the viewer was populated. Lines with no description indicate that particular part number is not in your inventory.
The next big enhancement involved the addition of a third viewer. Scroll down the screen and you will see the new Pricing Plans group box viewer. A common question among Sale List managers was “what Pricing Plans reference this specific sale?”. Our new viewer elegantly answers that question along with informing you of each Pricing Plans start and end dates.
Another new feature in this section is the “Create New Pricing Plan” button beneath the Pricing Plans viewer. In the above image the button is grayed out and unavailable because one or more Pricing Plans already exist for this Sale List entry. If no Pricing Plans exist, the button is available to assist you in creating a Pricing Plan for your new Sale List.
The last feature added to Sale List management involved a rewrite of how data is loaded to significantly speed up initial display of the Sale List configuration tab.