June 27, 2017 at 7:41 am #65178Site Administrator / Forum ModeratorKeymaster
Features to Look for When Shopping for a Shop Management Software System
Feature #52 Spreadsheet Import and Export
Information of all types can easily be imported from or exported to a spreadsheet for easier sorting and management. This can be a huge time saver and allows you to quickly research your information.
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616-340-2380July 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm #74794[email protected]Member
what shop management software have all these features
shawnteleJuly 29, 2017 at 6:52 am #74795Site Administrator / Forum ModeratorKeymaster
While it varies greatly from one to another, we are not aware of any shop management software that has all of these features at this time.
We suggest that you check out our sponsors, spend some time in our software directory and software demo pages shopping and comparing to see which software works best for what you need at your shop.
616-340-2380August 1, 2017 at 11:48 am #74798rayrippeyParticipant
I completely agree that software should export various sets of data. For instance RO totals, customer, inventory, transaction data. The standard for export might not be directly to a spreadsheet. It might be a CSV file (comma delimited), XML, or excel formatted XML. These kinds of data exports can normally be imported into a spreadsheet. Excel and Open Office will import them automatically when they are opened.
As far as importing, it is more complex for a program to import because it has to ‘merge’ the new data with the programs current data. You will probably not see many programs that import transaction data or RO’s, as each software vendor tends to store their data differently. However, it is beneficial to be able to import customer records and inventory records. Importing inventory has to be able to merge with the current inventory in the system. If done right, it can update cost and prices or give you the option to do so.
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