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Manufacturers


Here is where all of the Manufacturer information is listed. You can search for a particular manufacturer by code, name, and any of the other columns you see on the screen. All the Active manufacturer will be listed alphabetically first with the rest of the available but non active manufacturers are displayed after you uncheck the Show Active Manufacturers Only box. To the right of the search box are buttons for the following functions:

Add New Mfr To Dealer List:

If you have a manufacturer that is not listed, click this button to add them. Setting up a new manufacturer is the same as if you are editing an existing manufacturer. All Mfr codes must be three letters only. When you are finished working in the manufacturer, click the Save button to exit saving your changes, to exit without saving click Exit.

Manufacturer Info:

This is where all the basic information for a manufacturer is kept, along with the Partsmart interface code and the default Vendor for parts orders.

Sales Info:

This is where you set the GL codes and the tax category for the manufacturer.

Web Services:

If the manufacturer offers web services for purchase order, product inquiries, new equipment sale registration or warranty claims, the websites will be listed here. To setup this manufacturer for web services, check the uses Web Services box and then click the Add Web Service button and enter code and web address.

Manufacturer Pricing:

This section is where you establish any pricing increases for this particular manufacturer. There are five different ways of increasing prices.

  • MSRP:
    This option leaves all prices at the manufacturer listed price.

  • Fixed Margin Pricing:
    This option is for setting a constant profit margin on all parts regardless of price. This will be displayed as the Selling Price in the program.

  • Use Percent Added to MSRP:
    This option adds a percentage to the MSRP for price increases. This will be displayed as the Selling Price in the program.

  • Multi-Level Percent Added to MSRP:
    This option activates the Mfr Pricing Levels section. Here you can set a range of values and the percentage you want to increase MSRP. To save your entries click the Save Changes button, to cancel your changes click the Cancel Changes button.

  • Multi-Level Amount Added to MSRP:
    This option activates the Mfr Pricing Levels section. Here you can set an amount to be added to MSRP over a range of list prices. To save your entries click the Save Changes button, to cancel your changes click the Cancel Changes button.

Manufacturer Price Updates:

This section is where you will update the pricing from the manufacturer’s price files. Price file updates are downloaded from our FTP server and notifications are sent via email when the new files are available. All updates must be done on your Server at this time. To update a price file, click the Select Price Update File button. If not already there, change to the c:\temp folder in the window. Find the manufacturer file you are updating and open it. Next click the Import Mfr Price File button. When this is done click the Update Current Prices button to update the database. When the update is finished the large box will display an update status and any errors. If you make a mistake and import the incorrect price file into a manufacturer, click the Delete non-stocking items button to remove all non stocking items from the database for this manufacturer code. Once that is finished re-run the correct price file for this manufacturer code to update the prices.

When you are finished working in the manufacturer, click the Save button to exit saving your changes, to exit without saving click Exit.

Edit Selected Mfr:

To edit a manufacturer, Type the name in the Select Mfr field and hit enter. The entry will be highlighted and you can click or hit enter again to open the manufacturer’s information screen.

Manufacturer Info:

This is where all the basic information for a manufacturer is kept, along with the Partsmart interface code and the default Vendor for parts orders.

Sales Info:

This is where you set the GL codes and the tax category for the manufacturer.

Web Services:

If the manufacturer offers web services for purchase order, product inquiries, new equipment sale registration or warranty claims, the websites will be listed here. To setup this manufacturer for web services, check the uses Web Services box and then click the Add Web Service button and enter code and web address.

Manufacturer Pricing:

This section is where you establish any pricing increases for this particular manufacturer. There are five different ways of increasing prices.

  • MSRP:
    This option leaves all prices at the manufacturer listed price.

  • Fixed Margin Pricing:
    This option is for setting a constant profit margin on all parts regardless of price. This will be displayed as the Selling Price in the program.

  • Use Percent Added to MSRP:
    This option adds a percentage to the MSRP for price increases. This will be displayed as the Selling Price in the program.

  • Multi-Level Percent Added to MSRP:
    This option activates the Mfr Pricing Levels section. Here you can set a range of values and the percentage you want to increase MSRP. To save your entries click the Save Changes button, to cancel your changes click the Cancel Changes button.

  • Multi-Level Amount Added to MSRP:
    This option activates the Mfr Pricing Levels section. Here you can set an amount to be added to MSRP over a range of list prices. To save your entries click the Save Changes button, to cancel your changes click the Cancel Changes button.

Manufacturer Price Updates:

This section is where you will update the pricing from the manufacturer’s price files. Price file updates are downloaded from our FTP server and notifications are sent via email when the new files are available. All updates must be done on your Server at this time. To update a price file, click the Select Price Update File button. If not already there, change to the c:\temp folder in the window. Find the manufacturer file you are updating and open it. Next click the Import Mfr Price File button. When this is done click the Update Current Prices button to update the database. When the update is finished the large box will display an update status and any errors. If you make a mistake and import the incorrect price file into a manufacturer, click the Delete non-stocking items button to remove all non stocking items from the database for this manufacturer code. Once that is finished re-run the correct price file for this manufacturer code to update the prices.

When you are finished working in the manufacturer, click the Save button to exit saving your changes, to exit without saving click Exit.

Close:

Click the Close button to exit the manufacturer screen.