Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Inventory and Pricing Software?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    268

    Default Inventory and Pricing Software?

    Hi all,

    I am back with yet another tedious business related question!

    Do you use an inventory and pricing software? If so, which one?

    I have recently bought the "Jewelry Designer Manager Pro" software and have found it to be very dissappointing. I am wondering if anyone else uses it? I'm sure I've seen postings about it before, but not sure where.

    The main problem is that is uses a US pricing formula (and it is really odd!) to price finished jewellery and there is no flexibility to change this. It allows you to override and calculate your own prices, but that kind of defeats the whole object of the software. It basically means that I may as well keep my current Excel spreadsheets with pricing for finished jewellery and in that case there is no reason to have this "glorified inventory system" as I already have that, albeit in a simpler form, also in Excel.

    So, my question is, if you use this, how do deal with the odd way of calculating prices for your finished pieces. Or do you use something else?

    Would really appreciate people's input on this, I am ready to ask for a refund, but I would really like to be able to sort the problem instead...

    Cheers,
    Carin
    Carin Lindberg

    Camali Design
    www.camalidesign.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    3,168

    Default

    I'm afraid that as technology and I usually end up falling out, I don't use anything at all sophisticated Carin, so can't help.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    838

    Default

    Me neither.
    www.Pearlescence.co.uk
    @pearlescenceltd
    instagram: pearlescenceltd1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    268

    Default

    Thanks for replies!

    Soo what do you guys use, Excel spreadsheets, pen and paper?
    Carin Lindberg

    Camali Design
    www.camalidesign.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    South Staffs
    Posts
    1,303

    Default

    We use a combo of Excel spreadsheets and Access, but then my OH was a programmer, so has sorted the whole thing out for us. We use a variety of ways of calculating prices, depending on what metal we are using, copper or silver etc, but can override/change the calculation so it suits what we are making. (Hope that makes sense?). Good luck with whatever you choose to do.

    We did look at jewellery software, but thought they were overpriced for what they actually do.
    Jules

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Romsey
    Posts
    4,765

    Default

    Similarly, I'm in the process of putting together a database to handle stock, contacts, SOR agreements, invoice issuing etc. Spreadsheets are not databases, although they do seem to end up used as them far too often.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    268

    Default

    Thanks for replies.

    Well, I am a programmer and so is my husband, so this is not exactly something we couldn't do ourselves, but I was hoping to save time (and therefore money!) by buying a ready made piece of software. The people making it don't seem particularly knowledgable and also can't tell me what features are going to be in the new version or when it will be available, pretty poor I think!

    Unfortunately I didn't start using the software straight away, so now that I have found out that it isn't fit for purpose, they won't refund me.... NOT HAPPY! $260 down the drain.

    I will end up developing Excel/Access stuff I guess, but this is so annoying. So basically, this is me saying DON'T BUY Jewelry Designer Manager!

    I would love to hear from anyone who uses it and how they make it work for them, here in the UK. They claim to have customers all over the world.

    Carin
    Carin Lindberg

    Camali Design
    www.camalidesign.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Posts
    1,727

    Default

    Could you ask them to recommend a UK user to you that is happy with their software and happy to be contacted, so that you can work through the issues that you have?? (it would be interesting to see if they can), if they have so many users all over the world, surely their will be a few in the UK??!!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    268

    Default

    Thanks Tabby, I did think of doing that actually. I haven't yet responded to them after saying they won't refund, as I was so pi**ed off that I might have written something I might later regret!

    I will do just that, ask for a UK user and see what happens.

    Carin
    Carin Lindberg

    Camali Design
    www.camalidesign.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Hi,

    I am using Google drive and microsoft onedrive both free. and back up my files. there a lot of spreadsheets templates for free that can be modified or programmed by yourself to suit your needs.

    Paul

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •