Warehouse Shipment Report

Product : Sage MAS500
Description : Compare sales order shipments and warehouse shipments
Project Type : Custom project
Customized : None
New Screens : Shipment data compare. Excel import
Versions : 7.6 and later

The requirement for this customization was to be able to compare a list of shipments received from an external fulfillment warehouse to the corresponding shipments out of MAS500. Shipments are extracted based on a date range defined by the warehouse’s report date range.

The warehouse’s shipment report is transmitted in Excel format and then imported into MAS500 where it is compared to the shipments recorded for the same date range Variances are calculated as

    1. Differences between matching shipments’ quantities and values.
    2. Shipments recorded in the external warehouse and not in MAS500
    3. Shipments MAS500 and not in the external warehouse.

There is the ability to report all records or just records where there are mismatches. Both the quantity variance and also the dollar impact of the variance is displayed. This modifications typically compares up to 55,000 shipments from 12 warehouses in any month in a matter of minutes.

Customer Specific Iteration of ‘On the Fly Pricing’

A reseller came to us with a customer that had a desire for very fine tuned pricing by customer. It was very important for them that the custom system distill the Customer Discounts screen (AR209500) down into an even easier checkbox array to quickly apply the relevant base pricing, and from there use what ended up being called the “Price Multiplier” while the salesperson was on the phone negotiating pricing.

The workflow is as follows:

Modification of AR303000
Custom tab added on AR303000

After entering the customer information a user can navigate to the “Discount Levels Screen”. This customer wanted discount codes to match one for one with their Item Price Classes, with Sequences A, B, C, D and E. A percentage shows the discount percent for that sequence. Currently we have not added any information about quantity breaks but we may add that functionality in at a later date.

The same customer now seen in AR209500 applied to the correct discount

One can then fine tune this discount even further by hitting the ‘Open Price Multiplier’ button on AR303000, and the following custom screen appears. In the screenshot the system automatically has populated the customer and the user has selected a Price Class ID to filter by, and the respective items have been populated in the grid.

The Price Multiplier

Only the last three fields are editable (Margin, Multiplier, Multiplied Price). If a user wants to set a specific margin, the remaining fields are calculated in kind. If the user has a specific factor (they want the price 1.2x more expensive) they use the ‘multiplier column’, and if they simply want to choose any price they can using the final column.

Additionally, ‘Current Price Source’ and ‘Current Price Code’ tell the user where the current pricing has come from, whether it is the list price, list minus a discount code, or from a previous multiplier sheet. A release button makes the open Price Multiplier sheet active, and obsoletes any previous released Price Multiplier sheet with an identical Customer and Price Class ID.

Sales order with a multiplied Item
Creating a sales order

As you can see above, the price of the item for the customer we have been working with throughout all the screenshots shown (ABCVENTURE) reflects the price set in a released price multiplier sheet (it was intentionally set to zero dollars).

While this specific modification is very specific to a single customers needs, I hope it gives you inspiration on how you may apply something similar to another process that is a sticking point for a company you may be working with.

Here’s to a smooth implementation