OrderMate stock control is an advanced stock management system that allows businesses to manage incoming and outgoing stock. The actual stocktake is an important part of the process as it is how the actual stock on hand is recorded.
Step 1 - Opening a Stocktake
The OrderMate stock control system operates a 'Live Stocktake'. This means that stocktakes can be conducted during trade and any count recorded will be adjusted by stock that is decremented prior to saving the stock take.
Navigate to the stocktake screen in the navigation panel in OfficeMate.
From the stocktake screen select the 'New Stocktake' icon from the top of the screen.
Once the stocktake has been opened, it will be seen as (Live) from the search field as below.
If a live stocktake was created in error, it can be deleted by choosing the 'Delete Live Stockake' icon below. A saved stocktake can not be deleted.
The following columns will be displayed on the stocktake screen.
Step 2 - Customising the View for Stock Sheets
The view can also be filtered by selecting from the drop down menus or the tick boxes shown below.
StockTake - previous stocktakes can be viewed from this drop down menu.
Stock Area - each stock area will be shown separately. Choose the drop down to view other stock areas.
Filter By - choose from the drop down to view;
Show All - will display all stock items for this stock area.
Recorded - will only display items with values entered into either outer or unit quantity fields
Not Recorded - only uncounted will be visible
Variance Only - will show any items with values entered resulting in a difference between the physical count and the expected quantity.
Show Expected Qty - by unticking this field the expected quantity column will be hidden for stock sheets.
Group by Stock Group - stock items will be grouped within the stock group they are assigned to. To sort by other columns, untick this fields and then select on the heading of the desired column.
Step 3 - Entering the Stock Count
Stock sheets can be printed by choosing the print icon from the top of the screen.
A stock count can be entered directly into the outer quantity and unit quantity fields from the stocktake screen in OfficeMate (as shown below) or by using our StockMate iOS App.
Step 4 - Finalising the Stock on Hand Values
Prior to completing a stocktake, it is important to make sure that anything that could effect the stock on hand totals during this stocktake period have also been completed.
These tasks include;
Invoices - to bring in any stock that has been purchased within this stocktake period.
Adjustments - to either bring in stock or remove stock from this period.
Wastage - to remove any wasted or damaged stock.
Transfers - to move stock between stock areas.
*Handy Hint - It is also advisable to check for and to troubleshoot any variances after completing all of the above but prior to proceeding to the next step.
Step 5 - Save and Update the Stocktake
Once the stock count has been entered, all uncounted items can be set to zero by choosing the 'Set Empty to Zero' icon. This should only be done if there is physically no stock on hand for these items.
Once all the count has been finalised and all of the related tasks have been performed, the stocktake is ready to be saved. Choose the 'Save and Update' icon as shown below.
The following dialog box will be shown to confirm saving the stocktake. Once a stocktake has been saved, it can not be edited.
Finally, if there are any stock items that still have no count entered the following dialog box will confirm if all of these items need to be set to zero.
Choose 'Yes' to set to zero if there is physically no stock for these items,
Choose 'No' to set leave them as uncounted stock. They will retain their expected quantity from previous stocktakes.
Choose 'Cancel' to return to the stocktake screen.