The June EPICS newsletter is now available. This newsletter contains the 2017-2018 Wishlist results, a request for feedback on the forthcoming Die Maintenance Module, future EUC information, and EPICS training opportunities.
Major update 9.6 is now available. It includes the new Notifications feature and many important fixes. Read all about it in the May EPICS Newsletter.
Jim Foy is celebrating 50 years of service to the Aluminum Extrusion Industry. Read Light Metal Age's feature article on Jim.
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This module allows quotes to be created for either existing or prospective customers using existing or proposed dies. Once the quote is created, a quote document similar to the acknowledgement may be printed. New sales orders can be generated directly from the quote any number of times allowing customers to order by quote number, essentially providing a method of storing customer order data for quick order entry.
Based on the design of the Order Entry screen, the Quotation Module has a familiar interface. It is easy to learn and easy to use because entering a quote is very similar to entering a sales order. Most of the functionality of the Order Entry screen is used in the Quotation Module as well. All pricing module rules apply and discounts and surcharges may be applied. User fields, notes, and linked documents used in the Quotation Module will automatically carry over to Order Entry.
In the same way, prospective customers (quote customers) and proposed dies (quote dies) are maintained on screens modeled after familiar EPICS screens. Because they are so similar, the control panel frame on the right of the screen has been shaded yellow to avoid any possible confusion. If an order is placed based upon a quote, the quote customer and quote die records can be made into active customers and dies with the click of a button.