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Paul

I'm evaluating RMS for my small computer shop. I'm hoping you guys/girls can
answer a few questions :-

1) I sell custom built computers, I would like to take a workorder for the
machine build it up and turn it into an invoice. What would be the best way
to do this. (I'm guessing assemblies but dont want all the line prices
showing on the invoice)

2) I'm currently using sage for my financials, would it integrate better
with MS Small Business Financials so that I have one common inventry, po's
etc (No syncing wanted)

3) Any tips using this software in the role of a computer retail/service
shop would be much appreciated !!
 
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Glenn Adams [MVP - Retail Mgmt]

Paul said:
I'm evaluating RMS for my small computer shop. I'm hoping you guys/girls
can
answer a few questions :-

1) I sell custom built computers, I would like to take a workorder for
the
machine build it up and turn it into an invoice. What would be the best
way
to do this. (I'm guessing assemblies but dont want all the line prices
showing on the invoice)
When you create the Assembly, select "Use Component Prices", then add a
'header item' that you give the full price, and leave all other components
priced at $0.00. This will show the components, but will put the full price
on a single line - note, this will play havoc with any item reports that try
to show profit margin...

2) I'm currently using sage for my financials, would it integrate better
with MS Small Business Financials so that I have one common inventry, po's
etc (No syncing wanted)
RMS Store Ops is best integrated to Quickbooks Pro 2003+. It has "General
Ledger" integration to Small Business Manager, Peach Tree, Blackbaud and
MYOB. That means that it will export your daily sales into files that those
products can read - basiaclly keeps you from keying your Z Reports into the
GL. I'm not familiar with Sage. There's an Add-In from Nodus
(http://www.nodus.com) that integrates RMS to Great Plains and may allow the
kind of accounting integration you're looking for - I don't know if they
have plas to support Small Business Manager or Financials, but you may want
to check them out.
 
P

Paul

Thanks glenn, its a shame we have to corrupt the reports in order to do this.
(However its pretty much the same way I'm using sage at the moment !). I
hear V2 which is re written is in the pipe line for early 2006. Will this
integrate into MS financials better (both being ms products now) and will
there be a way to handle the assembly above. (Or is it too early to talk
about product features). I would like to know whether its better to hold off
untill the new product will be available or purchase now and upgrade later ?.


If I use quickbooks can I integrate it so I can handle purchase orders
through quickbooks 2003 ?, and is the stock updated in realtime between the
programs or do I need to initiate a sync each time ?..

A bit off topic but if there is someone out there that can recommend a
repair management program so I can manage my computer repair business better
I would be most greatfull ! (Otherwise it means building it in access and
before that learning access).

Thankyou.
 
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rick

For the whole thing try ESC from Costal Computer Corp
Thats what I use for my shop works just fine and can bill and print invoices
at customers site.
 

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