Friday 15 June 2012

New features in ver. 4.2.3

It's the middle of the year and as usual I take the opportunity to update the program with upto-date price lists and fixes for any problems. But I couldn't resist adding some new features which is why the latest WPP4 is version 4.2.3 (it's on the Wessex website to download, remember to sign in).
Some of the new features are rather technical and will be detailed in future postings. So, I'll start with the most straightforward.

  • Customer statistics. In the Customer section of the database there is now a tab titled "Stats" - click this to see some information about the customer. (see below)

  • The Database Utilities have been rewritten to make them more practical. As this can get a bit complicated they will have their own posting shortly, but you can get an idea by the screenshot below.

  • In "Setup" > "Options" > "Turnaround" is now a box for "Predictive workflow". This allows you to set the maximum number of items you want to work on in a day. If that number is exceeded for a normal completion day then the following day is suggested as a completion date. This can, of course, be over-ridden. Certainly we've found that it helps to even out the work flow.
  • In the Mouldings section of the database a new view has been added - "Moulding needed". This looks through all the jobs on hand, adds up which mouldings are needed, compares the quantity with the stock and flags up what will need to be ordered -Phew!

There's a lot to digest there, but I think you'll find the new features very useful.

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