For 2 whole long weeks, I have parked myself in front of my laptop, trying to make sense of the barcode, product IDs, costing, pricing, serial number, desciprtions, membership number, suppliers database, customers profiles…etc..etc… Phewww! Finally it’s all completed…
When I first set myself up to the task, I thought that it would be easy. My dad tried telling me otherwise, but nope, stubborn old me would not listen. I insisted that we need to computerize our whole inventory system.
I got the quotations, set down with the sales managers, and finally decided on one which seems to provide the most functions and of cause priced reasonably. *Not so happy with their after sales service and techical support tho* Then next would be getting the hardware. Did my research, of cause with Clem’s help as I’m quite clueless in this, and finally got it from Computer Wars in SS2.
Hardware set up completed, checked. Installation of new software, checked. I’m good to go. Or so I thought… I first set myself a deadline of 5 days to complete the whole bar-coding process. After 5 days, I told myself another few more days. Few more days and a couple more days turned into a week and finally 2 weeks. Maybe I was to slow, maybe I was too ambitious at the beginning, but whatever the reasons are, I’m so glad I finally got completed it. Oh no, it was not from scratch. We already had our whole inventory in Excel but the whole process of coding the products, making sure there are no duplicates, with our many different colours and sizes t-shirts and lots and lots of small items; was truthfully not that simple. But Clem mentioned that a friend of his took 6 months to set up his whole system. So yeah, I’m good. *Give myself a pat on the back*
Well, we did loss a few thousand ringgits in the process but gained in terms of efficiency and time, which I believe its worth so much more. Now, the company have moved up a notch with its high-tech, computerized inventory and point-of-sale system :)
Oh wait, something’s wrong…. Oh no!! Error message appears…
Sigh! Still got some glitches to smoothen out… Time to fly, people!