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Australian Pump Industries 02 8865 3500 aussiepumps.com.au Distributor enquiries welcome The month of June for any OPE dealership is generally dominated by the daunting tasks that go hand-in-hand with EOFY. Counting stock, looking into discrepancies and reorganising locations often see staff working long hours fuelled by caffeine and a dream to finish as quickly as possible! From the middle of May, the team at Biscount field enquiries from not only new dealers interested in better stock control and getting started with Biscount in the new financial year, but also from existing dealers wanting to “bite the bullet” and ensure that their stock control is a great deal more accurate as they move forward. The following two instalments of this column will better explain how using a Dealer Management System makes this time of year simplified and less taxing for dealers, allowing them to focus more EOFY time on activities which will result in more profitable outcomes for the dealership. Increasing the bottom line on the showroom floor or within the workshop, instead of frantically counting and adjusting stock levels, should be the preferred preference for most, if not, all dealers. Biscount is a great example of a Dealer Management System that makes this time of year a smooth one. This is primarily because a Biscount dealer can begin preparing for EOFY at any time. For example, once a stock receival has been completed, a stock receival report can be printed, which has an updated stock level for all items received on that receival, along with details of any items specially ordered for customer orders or workshop jobs. The report includes the new stock levels for all items received, and thus provides a rolling stock-take to highlight any variances that exist within stock levels and therefore assist in maintaining accuracy on a daily basis. Coupled with this, when selling items within the sales screen or when adding items to a workshop job, the current stock level will also be displayed on the screen. If there is a discrepancy between what is on the report or screen versus what is actually on the shelves, stock adjustments can be made at the time they are first discovered, keeping inventory levels more accurate, which translates to a quicker stock count come EOFY. From a management perspective, any adjustments made to stock levels within Biscount are logged to the name of the operator who made the adjustment, and can have the added security of password protection, if required. Be sure to read the next instalment of this column to better understand the smarter way to perform your stocktake - the Biscount way. MORE INFORMATION Biscount Software www.biscount.com.au Making stocktaking easier - Part One COMPUTER GURU JULY - AUGUST 2023 | POWER EQUIPMENT AUSTRALASIA | 23