Tip #1507 – Using the dynaMACS Sample Database to Experiment with dynaMACS Software without Using Your Live Data

The following tip will show you how to switch to the dynaMACS Sample Database so that you can explore and perform agency activities on a sample database which will not affect your live data.

Switching to the Sample Database

  1.  From the dynaMACS main menu select File>Preferences.

Main Screen

2.   Select Sample from the drop down list in field 1 Database (Main/Sample).

3.   Select the Save button.

User Preferences

You will now have the ability to experiment with all aspects of your dynaMACS software using the sample database while not disturbing your live data.

4.  To return to your main database select File>Preferences from the main dynaMACS screen.

Main Screen

5.  Select Main from the drop down list in field 1 Database (Main/Sample).

6.   Select the Save button.

User Preferences 2


Tip #1402 – Using Sales IQ to Identify New Customers for a Manufacturer

Sales IQ has a unique feature that will allow you to identify new customers by identifying those that had no sales activity in the previous year but have purchased in the current year.  This can be accomplished by using Display New Sales YTD or MTD.

To Identify This Year’s New Customers for a Manufacturer:

  1. From the Sales IQ screen select the Manufacturer tab.
  2. Right click on a manufacturer and select Show Customers. Sales IQ Home
  3. Select This YTD from the Display New Sales drop down list.
  4. Select the Refresh button.Sales IQ Home 2
  5. You will notice that the list has been filtered to display only customers with YTD sales that had NO sales in the previous year for this manufacturer.Sales IQ Home 3

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.