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Inventory control - jewelrydesignermanager


#1

Gooday, everyone; I know that there has been some discussion
regarding inventory control programs, but I don’t believe that
anyone has commented on Jewelry Designer Manager,
(www.jewelrydesignermanager.com) Does anyone have experience with
this program and like to comment on it? I have a small studio/retail
shop and will be doing some consignments as well. This program
surely seems affordable, but that is not the first requirement. I
have found that it is sometimes difficult to anticipate one’s needs
before the fact. I welcome comments! Susan Ronan Coronado, CA


#2

Susan,

 Does anyone have experience with this program and like to comment
on it? I have a small studio/retail shop and will be doing some
consignments as well. This program surely seems affordable, but
that is not the first requirement. 

When I was searching for a program I found this . Looked great! Just what I needed! It will store everything
I need, from small items to major works of art. Well the down time at
loading those small beads to my photographing all of it <if you
wish, and I did> just was to costly in my time. I spent more time
loading info than on the bench. Take like one of your source catalogs
then add every item you buy from them in there and it gets timeless.
But if you have the time you will do fine. I myself use a shelf
program with different boxes marked. When I get under 100ct I know to
reorder. As for your consignments you can place in there under a
title “consignments” and have a account set up just for them. Back
that computer up after loading all everyday, as for
every day you have to +/- items.

Good Luck,
William Gray Thunder


#3

William - you indicated that you had found jewelry designer manager
during your search for inventory software and that" I myself use a
shelf program with different boxes marked. " You don’t however
mention the name of the program you are using. Would you mind
identifying it. I also assume from your e-mail that you use alot of
small repeating items - such as beads - and that you have found that
inventorying them by weight rather than by number ofo items works
for you. I am still struggling with find a program that I can
actually use and would love to hear more. Sheridan Red


#4

Sheridan, The box type method what I use is old school weight by
bead, item and there counted by scale every 1/2 month and marked in a
open pull out box. I am not counting my finished products because I
can use a ledger sheet for this or my computer, depends if they are
consignment items I would use the ledger sheet. The major problem I
found with program, it does not count down as if I used a product.
Guess I am just a old school of writing the product and or item
down.

William Gray Thunder
Gray Thunder Silversmith


#5
  You don't however mention the name of the program you are using. 
Would you mind identifying it.  I also assume from your e-mail that
you use alot of small repeating items - such as beads - and that
you have found that inventorying them by weight rather than by
number ofo items works for you. 

I researched a number of accounting software packages before I
settled on MYOB because of it’s inventory capabilities. This
selection was done a few years back, and I don’t know if I would
make the same choice today. It dose seem though that MYOB and
QuickBooks would be the top two choices. I rejected QuickBooks
because of its lack of a usable inventory module. The MYOB has a
very good inventory module that is useful for manufacturing as you
can do sub inventory control, ie it tracks the parts needed to build
an item. QuickBooks has improved since I looked at it and you might
want to give it a look, however their description of the inventory
feature on their site leaves me to believe it still lacks the depth
needed for jewelry manufacturing and sales.

Don Rogers


#6

Has anyone out there tried the Quasar accounting package? It has an
inventory module, the base package is free, and it runs in both
Windows and Linux. It is available for download at

http://www.linuxcanada.com

Lee Einer