Tip #1304 – Have you ever gotten stuck during sales entry not knowing where a sales rep override is coming from?

Overrides button during sales entry to view the hierarchy of sales rep overrides for the selected customer and then continue with your sales entry.  Sales rep overrides are generated from the X-Reference records.  An established “hierarchy” is used to determine which X-Reference record overrides another. The sales rep override screen shows all the X-Reference records used to determine the final override results.

To View Overrides During Sales Entry:

  1. During the sales entry process you can view the source of a sales rep override if present. To do so, simply select the Overrides look up button in the Sales Entry screen.

    NoteSales Entry Screen

  2. When this button is selected, the Sales Rep Hierarchy (or Overrides) screen is shown. This screen will display the order in which the existing overrides are processed from top to bottom.
  3. The bottom value in each column (being the final override results) is summarized in the Results row in this screen.
  4. Select the Exit  button to return to the Sales Entry screen where you left off and so you can continue with your sales entry.Sales Rep Overrides Screen 1

To View Overrides From the Main dynaMACS Screen:

  1. To view the Sales Rep Overrides, from the dynaMACS main screen select Edit>Mfg>Cust X-Reference>Display OverridesdynaMACS Main Screen
  2. The Sales Rep Hierarchy (or Overrides) screen is shown. This screen will display the order in which the existing overrides are processed from top to bottom.
  3. The bottom value in each column (being the final override results) is summarized in the Results row in this screen.
  4. Select the Exit button to close the Sales Rep Overrides screen.Sales Rep Overrides Screen 2

Tip #1303 – dynaMACS Software Help Resources

From within dynaMACS you can select the Help option and a complete list of resources is displayed. Some of these resources are documents that you can print and keep for quick reference. Others, such as our live demos, will take you directly to our website where you can view videos and FAQ’s. There are also some interactive resources such as checking for software updates and registering your dynaMACS software.Below is an outline of the resources available and how to access them.

To Access the Help Menu

  1. From the dynaMACS main screen select the Help option from the menu bar.Main Screen

List of Help Topics

Help Topic

What it Does

What’s New . . . Displays a .PDF file containing all of the enhancements and corrections for the latest version of dynaMACS.
Live Demos on our Website Opens the dynaMACS website displaying the webpage for viewing online demo videos.
Getting Started Opens a .PDF file with instructions on getting started with dynaMACS.
dynaHELP Opens a .PDF file of dynaHELP which contains help on all of the dynaMACS features.
Remote Support You may be asked to select this feature by a dynaCARE support rep which will enable them to direct connect to your computer via Team Viewer in order to trouble shoot any problems you are having.
Previous Release Notes Opens a .PDF file containing all of the enhancements and corrections from previous versions of dynaMACS.
FAQ’s on the web Opens the dynaMACS website displaying the webpage for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).
Show Tips Opens the dynaMACS website displaying the webpage for the dynaMACS Support Tips library.
Register dynaMACS Opens a dialog box which will send an email to dynaMACS to register your dynaMACS software program.
Check for software updates Opens a TrueUpdate dialog box to check for available software updates.
About dynaMACS Opens a dialog box displaying information about your dynaMACS software such as serial number, software version, etc.

 

Tip #1302 – Using SalesRep/ZipCode Maintenance to make adding customers even quicker and easier!

A new feature has been added which allows you to assign sales reps by zip code ranges. This feature will automatically assign the sales rep when adding a customer if the zip code has been assigned to a sales rep in the Sales Rep/Zip Code Maintenance screen.

Example

Jim Black is responsible for all customers in Kentucky (zip codes 40000-42999).  Let’s look at how simple it is to set up this zip code territory for him.

  1. Select Edit and Sales Rep Zip Codes from the dynaMACS main screen menu options to get to the SalesRep/ZipCode Maintenance screen.dynaMACS Main Screen
  2. Enter the Zipcode Start i.e. 40000 and select the <tab> key
  3. Enter the Zipcode End i.e. 42999 and select the <tab> key
  4. Enter the Description i.e. Kentucky and select the <tab> key
  5. Enter the Sales Rep code OR search for it by selecting the Binoculars button then enter the <tab> key
  6. Select the Save button.Zip Code Maint Screen  Note
  7. To review the records set up in SalesRep/ZipCode Maintenance you can select the arrow buttons in the lower left hand corner of the screen.
    • First_Record_dynaMACS    = Brings you to the first SalesRep/ZipCode record.
    • Last_Record_dynaMACS   = Brings you to the last SalesRep/ZipCode record.
    • Previous_Record_dynaMACS   = Brings you to the previous SalesRep/ZipCode record.
    • Next_Record_dynaMACS   = Brings you to the next SalesRep/ZipCode record

Auto Sales Rep assignment in Customer Maintenance

Once the zip codes and sales rep assignments have been entered into SalesRep/Zipcode Maintenance the sales rep will be automatically assigned when entering new customers in Customer Maintenance.

Example

  1. In the following example a new customer is being added in Customer Maintenance using the zip code 45222.Cust Main Screen 1
  2. After entering the zip code and selecting the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key, you will see that the Sales Rep field is automatically populated with Jim Black (JB) because he is assigned in the SalesRep/Zipcode Maintenance table. Cust Main Screen 2

Tip #1301 – Power of eSi Mapping

If you receive sales information from manufacturers electronically, you can replace hours of data entry by importing that information directly into dynaMACS using the optional Electronic Sales Input (eSi) module. eSi includes the Reformat Utility which translates the information from your manufacturer into a file that dynaMACS recognizes. Once you have shown dynaMACS how to translate a manufacturer’s file the first time, dynaMACS remembers the translation, or map, for any future sales information files received from that manufacturer. Below are just a couple of eSi features that show the power of eSi mapping.

Auto Duplicate Feature

The Advanced feature #11 says Auto Duplicate any fields in the import file if the row is blank. This will apply to all dynaMACS fields in Column 3 that have an “*” next to them.

Electronic Sales Information Mapping with the auto duplication field checked for importing manufacturer commission statements into dynaMACS Software

The spreadsheet example shown below is a primary example of where this can be used. Notice the first entry for each invoice has the permanent information but each subsequent row is left blank. By selecting the Auto Field Duplication option, the blank fields will be populated with the preceding data. This eliminates the need to manually modify the spreadsheet prior to processing it in dynaMACS.

 

Append Feature

With the Append feature you can combine two fields from your import file to map to a dynaMACS field. This is useful in identifying multiple Ship-to locations for a customer where the Ship-to location is in a different field from the Sold-to customer code. In the following example we will append the Code field with the Zip Code field.

  1. First highlight a field in box (2) Selected.
  2. Next highlight a field in box (1) Fields from the source file which will be appended to the field selected in step 1 and select the Append button.
  3. The field Code is now appended with the field Zip Code. The combined field is “mapped” to the Mfg’s Customer Code used to identify the correct customer.Electronic Sales Information Mapping with the results of appending 2 fields together for the importing manufacturer commission statements into dynaMACS Software

If you are interested in the dynaMACS eSi module and you currently do not have access to it, please contact the dynaMACS sales office @ 800-321-1788 to learn more.

Tip #1212 – Using Dropbox simplifies the process of sending and receiving dynaMACS Mobile update files

Dropbox helps you store files and access them any time wherever you are. Using Dropbox with dynaMACS will eliminate the need for sending and receiving your dynaMACS files via email. Dropbox creates a special folder on all your devices. Any time you need to save a file, drag it into the folder and at a blink of an eye it will appear in the same folder on all the other devices, be it laptops, PCs, mobile phones or tablets. For more information on obtaining a Dropbox account visit their website at www.dropbox.com.

Note

Setting up the dynaMACS Mobile Configuration for Dropbox Access

To save dynaMACS Mobile files to Dropbox you must set up each dynaMACS Mobile user configuration to save these files to a Dropbox folder.

  1. From the main dynaMACS screen select Other Functions>Administration>dynaMACS Mobile Configuration to open the dynaMACS Mobile Configuration screen.dynaMACS Main Screen
  2. With the configuration selected for the mobile user, select Copy Exported file To This Folder from the drop down box in Send/Copy Options
  3. Enter the path on your computer for the Dropbox Bin
  4. Select the Save button then the Exitbutton.Mobile Config

Accessing Agency Files from Dropbox

Since your agency file is sitting in a Dropbox folder, there is no longer a need to receive it via email and copy it to a folder on your computer before importing. You can go directly to the Dropbox folder during the Import Agency File process.

  1. From the Import Agency File screen select the Binoculars button to locate the agency (.DMF) file in the Dropbox folder and proceed with the import.Import Agency File

 

Tip #1211 – Using Data Field in Sales IQ to help analyze sales and commissions. . .

dynaMACS Sales IQ has a unique way of analyzing sales and commissions which allows you to change the data that is displayed in Sales IQ in order to view it several different ways. This tip will show you how to use this data field and also what data fields are displayed for each Data Type option.

Using the Data Type Field

In the following example we show data for Sales and RepSplits listed by sales rep as of October 2012. This allows you to examine sales by each sales rep and what commissions have been paid to each sales rep.

  1. From the dynaMACS main screen, select the Sales IQ button.
  2. Select Sales + RepSplits from the Data drop box list.
  3. Select October from the As-of drop box list.
  4. Select the Sales Reps tab.
  5. >The columns in blue represent sales numbers for each sales rep.
  6. The columns in green represent commissions paid for each sales rep.SIQ Home

Data Type Descriptions

The following chart explains each Data type available and what will be displayed on the Sales IQ screen when selected.

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