This is my first post to Orchid. Excited.
I’m looking for software to help organize my jewelry designing and
manufacturing business. I create a small number of pieces every
month. I’d like software that can help track jobs during
manufacturing mainly. I also need something to keep track of
inventory, like where it is or if it’s out on consignment or
otherwise. I also do retail sales so being able to have sales tax on
items is a must. I’d like to be able to add diamonds from my
collection of stock and maybe have a kind of link to Rapnet to
update prices based on market conditions. It would be nice if the
software could do this when a diamond is set on a ring and
dynamically adjust prices. I’d like to be able to print bar codes for
completed items. Besides these, I guess the regular invoicing etc.
I’ve been researching for days online. I’ve found some candidates
but it’s very difficult without seeing them in action. We’re trying
to get some kind of demo to see them work. Since I’m pretty tied up
at the shop it’s very difficult for me to go to a trade show and see
what’s out there. I was at JCK last year and I wasn’t impressed with
the software offerings so far.
Either they’re completely tailored for a retail store, which I’m not
or they’re tailored to a large manufacturing operation.
I’m casting my net a little bit wide and not limiting my search to
just American software developers so, if it’s the right software I
have no problem working with somebody overseas.
Any help or advice appreciated.