Whats New - September / October 2005

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Whats New - September / October 2005

Post by basit » September 2nd, 2005, 6:32 pm

1) A completely new script writer has been intruduced to intergrate with windows xp flawlessly. Lables generated from the .Net CompuByte Labeler run much faster and no more restrictions from the xp kernel. (label-c.exe/label-d.exe/label-sd.exe all linked from labeler.exe)

Now also three new programs writtens :-

These program can be inserted at the beginning of any batch file (.bat) starting the compubyte program (After prn2file if existing in batch for usb printers). Example 1.bat, 2.bat or 3.bat in \term directory or start-1.bat in \programs (if single user).

The programs are :-
check.exe -> This program ensures that no two windows of CompuByte Pos are run.
numon.exe -> This will always keep numlock on (can be disables if the H icon on the bottom right hand screen is right clicked) - Not to be inserted if you using a notebook.
capson.exe -> This will always keep Caps on (can be disables if the H icon on the bottom right hand screen is right clicked)

2) Security further enhanced by allowing an access code on any menu item in these modules :-

Invoicing (Point of Sale)
Goods Receiving
Main menu

Parameters 77 is now used. All you have to do is look at the Module you need to insert and access code in note what page the menu item is on and also in which line the menu item is in.

So for example in Menu Page Two in Invoicing, the X reading is in Page Two and it's item 10 (You will note the line is also counted as a item). So if you want to insert an access code for this item you will insert in parameter 77 the following : [INV>210=1234] (where 1234 is an access code). The access code is restricted to four digits. - Important you can have more than one items with access codes but you must insert a greater than sign between each set of codes. Example [INV>210=1234>211=7861>212=7862] This will set a access codes for X Y and Z readings in point of Sale.

You can have nested codes for more than one module. Example you could have [INV>210=1234>211=7861][STO>21=7861>22=7862] - this will set as above access codes for X and Y readings and also set access codes for Menu items Insert Stock and Edit Stock . .

Please note you must have the square brackers "[" and "]" before and after each nested set of access coded and each Module where access codes is to be set must have it's short alpha indicator after the open square bracket. The short alpha codes are listed below:-

[INV> for Invoicing
[STO> for Stock
[DEB> for Debtors
[CRE> for creditors
[GOO> for goods receiving
[MAI> for Main menu

3) You can now print vouchers > Go to Receipts (Make Receipt for Debtors) and at payment insert a V. This will allow you to print a secure bar coded voucher on a laser printer attached. The use of this voucher is available when you scan the barcode on the voucher at payment method. Voucher can only be used once, security is unbreakable. A list of all vouchers can be viewed in STOCK package choose group 999. This new fuction is ideal for SWEET and other WHOLESALERS who collect coins/money and need to give a voucher to their customers.

4) A all new arjing program wriiten by me called 7z. This new arjing utility is available for backups and inter branch transfers. Much faster than any arjing program you will ever use. Works only with windows enviroments, will not work with a pure DOS system :cry:

5) On Main Menu - Add/Alter/Delete Menu Items requires a supervisor access code.

6) (04-10-05) Goods Receiving has new interface to display profit and percentage markup (cost to selling price one). New nifty F4 Key and right arrow key introduced; which allows calculation of cost (ex vat) easily. Example you receive and Invoice from a Creditor, you now can insert the quantity you received of a particular item and then not enter each cost , you just press the right arrow and you will be asked to insert Sub Total you insert the value of the sub total and immediately the unit cost will be calculated for you. Now also at any prompt you can do calculations.

A Practical Example:

You purchased 100 lollypops at a cost of R114 inclusive of vat. All you do is insert the PLU code (bar code etc) for the lollypops then insert at units 100 then press the right arrow and insert the amount 114-12.2807. The 12.2807 is the vat value calculated to get back a ex vat value of R100 if the vat is 14%. The -12.2807 will be assigned to the f4 key so the next entry you insert you don’t have to type in -12.2807 you just insert the amount including vat and press the f4 key. You can use the minus next to any value to subtract a percentage. So if you got a ten percent discount you can insert at sub total 114-10-12.2807. Other operations can also be used next to a total to calculate a new value. Example you could insert a plus (+) to add a percentage. A forward slash (/) to do a divisional operation or a star (*) to do a multiplication.

The -12.2807 to remove the vat content from a inclusive value is calculated by taking the vat percentage and dividing this by the vat percentage + hundred X hundred. So for a percentage vat of 14 you get the value of 12.2807 by taking 14/(14+100)*100. So if the vat structure (example in Botswana its 10%) you will use -9.09. This is calculated as 10/110*100.

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