Inventory Management

info@hand 6.1 introduces a full inventory management capability.Two key modules perform the bulk of inventory management - Shipping and Receiving. In addition, the Sales Orders and Purchase Orders modules, as well as the Invoices module, evolved to support the tracking of partially received Purchase Orders, and partially shipped Sales Orders or Invoices (depending on how your business operates).

Receiving:
The Receiving module lets users in shipping/receiving document the receipt of a shipment, list the items and quantities received, and link to the related Purchase Order (and Sales Order if any). It documents the inbound shipping provider, number of packages and weight, the supplier's packing slip number, and the date received.

The easiest way to create a received goods record is to locate your related Purchase Order, and click on the Receive It! button, Then just adjust the quantities and items received if they differ from the PO, and save. Partial quantities received are recorded on the PO, and if a PO has been completely received, it is marked Closed.

For businesses with multiple warehouses, each goods received record will be linked to the warehouse where the goods were received, and inventory is adjusted appropriately for that location.

Shipping:
The Shipping module lets users in shipping/receiving record the shipments they send out. As well, it links to the FedEx and UPS shipping and tracking web services to automate those activities when using these shipping providers. It documents the outbound shipping provider, number of packages and weight, the packing slip number (it can also produce PDFs of packing slips), and the date shipped.

The simplest way to create a packing slip is to locate the related Invoice, and click on the Ship It! button, Then just adjust the quantities and items shipped if they differ from the Invoice, and save. Partial quantities shipped are recorded on the Invoice and on the Sales Order if there is one. If an Invoice has been completely shipped, it is marked Shipped, and if a Sales Order has been completely shipped it is marked Closed.

For businesses with multiple warehouses, each packing slip will be linked to the warehouse from which the goods were shipped, and inventory is adjusted appropriately for that location.

Note: Serial numbers are tracked from receiving, through the Sales Order and Invoice and on to the Packing Slip. Additionally, Supported Products are linked to client accounts, and also track product serial numbers.