Case Study: Electrical Sales Associates, Inc.

“We replaced Excel with dynaMACS. Now, we can get sales figures anytime we need them. It’s been a big time saver.”

Mike Jones, Owner
Electrical Sales Associates, Inc.

Electrical_Sales_Associates_LogoClient Challenge

Electrical Sales Associates, a well-respected representative of the electrical industry, needed sophisticated software for tracking and reporting sales and commissions, to ensure the sales agency and its reps were providing top-notch service to manufacturers and customers. The busy agency was wasting time trying to sort data and generate meaningful reports from Excel. Also, the sales reps were at a disadvantage because their sales reports were months outdated. Due to factory’s lag time, information is always behind, but lack of an efficient reporting process made matters worse.

Electrical_Sales_Associates_StatisticsdynaMACS Solution

When the sales agency began using dynaMACS, the need for Excel vanished. “This has been a big time saver for us,” says agency owner Mike Jones. Entering data is faster and simpler, with easy-to-use data entry screens.

dynaMACS’ flexibility is another big advantage: “We can get sales figures anytime we need them, and we are able to look at information any way we want, by customer, manufacturer or line. We just click and change how the data is sorted,” Jones explains.

Electrical Sales Associates is able to see “who is up and who is down” and important trends developing over time, such as how a manufacturer, customer or sales rep performed this year, versus last year. “Essentially, dynaMACS is an easy way for us to stay on top of what is happening.”

Today, Electrical Sales Associates uses dynaMACS exclusively for sales analysis, commission tracking and reporting.

Tip #1203 – Understanding Preference Settings in dynaMACS

User Preferences in dynaMACS is a way for individual users to set certain preferences for their own purposes.  For example, a user may want to have his/her dynaMACS timeout (log them off) after 10 minutes of non-use. Or, they may want to always print their reports landscape vs. portrait. These are just some of the options that can be set in the User Preferences option in dynaMACS.

The following tips will help you better understand how to set up the preferences that best suit your needs as a dynaMACS user.

Accessing User Preferences

  1. From the dynaMACS main screen select File>Preferences.Main Screen - Preferences
  2. The User Preferences screen is displayed as shown below.

List of User Preference Descriptions


Note 1

By using the Preferences utility in dynaMACS you can set your logo to print on your reports. It is suggested that the bitmap format is 160 x 80 Pixels.

  1. From the User Preference(s) screen with the Preferences field selected for #5 Default Bitmap to print on Reports, select the Browse button at the bottom of the screen to find the location and file name of the .bmp file for your logo.User Preferences 2
  2. From the dialog box select the .bmp file (in this example we are using YourLogo.bmp.
  3. Select the Open button.Default Bitmap to Print on Reports
  4. You will see the path and file name appear in preference field #5.
  5. Select the Save button and then select the Exit button.User Preferences 3

Change the dynaMACS Timeout (Log off)

The timeout default in dynaMACS is “00” minutes which means that it DOES NOT time you out. You can modify this by changing the Timeout in Minutes feature in Preferences.

  1. From the User Preference(s) screen select the value of 30 from the drop down list in the Timeout in Minutes field.
  2. Select the Save button and then select the Exit button.User Preferences 4