I’m very behind on Orchid right now- busy with Christmas shoppers,
Just saw your post from the 7th of December- We are using MYOB,
which is not ideal but it does work. I suppose all programs have
their limitations. I have all my “parts” entered and inventoried,
from findings (I put them all together as “findings” to save time and
aggravation), to casting grain, bar stock, etc. Then I can
"build" an item in the inventory side. It subtracts the parts out of
their categories and creates the new finished product under the new
appropriate category ( pendant, ring, earrings, etc, ). Bookkeeping
and inventory also work together, so when I get an invoice for, say,
gold casting grain, I enter the invoice to be paid, and as part of
the entry, I tell it what category the gold goes into. The inventory
end of things then automatically updates so that grain can be used
when I later “build” my next project.
I’m not a bookkeeper, so I had a bit of a learning curve to start
with. I had a bookkeeper friend of mine help me to set up the
accounts at the beginning, which was very helpful. I also called
support a couple of times at the very beginning, which was helpful
Again, I’m not saying this is ideal, but it might work for you. And
of course, I’m a tried and true Mac person also.
david lee jeweler
Mason City, Iowa
PS MYOB is really set up and most advantageous to companies making
the same item over and over again. We don’t do a lot of that, so we
had to modify some things, but it does work for one offs. You just
don’t get to utilize the auto build features.
NOTE- MYOB Account Edge is what the program used to be called- now it
is Acclivity Account Edge, but it is the same people.