Serial number tracking and batch number tracking may be traced from start to end. So it is possible to begin tracking serial numbers when you are ready to. This can occur before your stock arrives, during delivery, ordering, dispatch, invoicing and even after the sale has been completed. Serial numbers may be unique for the entire system, for a specific stock item or use batch or lot numbers to track non-unique codes.
It is also possible to track items by size, colour or style. Shoes, clothes, furnishings, furniture and other items that may be available in various fabrics and other formats, can all be tracked.
A stock item available in nine colours would often need to be entered into the system using nine separate product codes. For 50 products like this there would be the need to enter and manage 50 x 9 = 450 different product codes. By adding a colour property to that stock group, only 50 product codes need to be entered.
Various special property options are included. For example, items can be tracked by warranty expiry date or special prices from multiple suppliers can be tracked. (Even if you have never purchased from those alternative suppliers.)
The Portional Pricing Property is suited to the timber and metal industries where it is often necessary to track products by size and length. It is possible to view the various sizes a product is available in and "cut" items into smaller lengths. Lengths that drop below a specified minimum size can be transferred to scrap.
Perhaps one of the most innovative aspects of the Special Property Tracking System is the ability to define your own properties. CAPITAL can manage up to 250 separate methods of tracking.
Any single product can be assigned up to 40 of these properties at once. So now it is possible to track the movements of your inventory by asset number, hardware revision, version, owner or whatever property you wish to define.
Tracking properties may also be arranged in 'parent-child' or hierarchical relationships. So a particular batch, lot or dye can prompt for colour, or a particular size selection can prompt for colour or fabric, to an unlimited number of levels.
If you wish to incorporate bar code scanner technology into your storeroom or warehouse, CAPITAL can read and scan data files containing product codes and serial numbers or other products.
During stock receipting by warehousing staff, quantity, serial number and product code information can be scanned into mobile reader devices and then downloaded into CAPITAL. Administration or dispatch staff can then select from the available list of serial numbers when picking and packing goods.