Archive for BRIT NERF Home of the British NERF Community
 


       BRIT NERF Forum Index -> Off Topic
mittskinned

Is there a software for this?

My husband started our buying and selling of used cars years back.  We now have a showroom with more than 50 units.  A friend visited our showroom and found me looking for a missing car document.  She suggested that we should have a computer for the details of each unit, so  that we don't have to find the files in the file cabinet to show the buyer full details.  A staff suggested it already but I didn't really think about it.  I'm now wondering if there is an easy, good software we could use.  I'm not really a techie person.  I always do things the old way.  Guys, please help me! Thanks!
UKNerfWar

Rather than looking for some specific software, why not just use the file system in Windows (or any other OS)

Create a folder on your desktop called "Car Inventory" or some such. Inside that, create a folder for every vehicle in the collection and include the make, model, colour and licence plate in the title. Then scan all of the doccuments and put them in the folder along with a photograph. This way whenever you need to refer to a particular vehicle, you can simply search the folder by make, model, colour or licence plate and you will have all of the documents to hand.

The simple answer is always the best.
mittskinned

She's suggesting that we get a management software and has even offered to go with me to a consultant. I don't have the time now but it's worth considering don't you think so?
UKNerfWar

Unless you're dealing with hundreds of vehicles and your inventory is constantly changing, I personally wouldn't bother.

The only advantage that inventory management software will give you is the ability to create asset lists and give statistics based on how the inventory changes. It can make for interesting reading and will allow you to quickly identify trends.

When I ran a business in sales, I trialled a similar software package but nothing I could find offered the flexibility that I needed. In the end, I switched to using windows packages (Access, Excel) because they offered more flexibility and because we already had them.

Teach yourself a little bit of Microsoft Access before you drop money on another package. You might find that it's exactly what you need.

       BRIT NERF Forum Index -> Off Topic
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum