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Inventory Code Change:
Inventory Code Change allows you to change any inventory code in your BusinessVision system and retain all your current information and history.  This automatic conversion allows for a nearly effortless and seamless task of changing to new inventory codes.
  1. Simply select the code you want to change.
  2. Edit / enter the new code
  3. Add it to the batch processing list (repeat steps 1-3)
  4. Once you are ready, click "go" and Inventory Code Change does the rest.
ALL information is retained and converted:
  • Inventory Part Numbers (All Warehouses)
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales History
  • Bill of Materials
  • Serial Numbers
  • Purchase Orders
  • Auto Purchase Orders
  • Purchase History
  • Inventory Receipts
  • Notes / Notepad
  • CustomPack Workbook
  • UPC Alternates
  • Physical Inventory
  • Customer and Vendor Pricing

Advanced Options: (How to cross-reference the old part number?)

  • Save the old part number to the UPC Alternate field (automatic lookup in O/E)
  • Save the old part number the Alternate field
  • Save the old part number as a "Comment Record" x-referencing the new code
  • Preserve the old part number code in the Sales History Part Number display
  • Preserve the old part number code in the Purchase History Part Number display

Import Code Change list:

This function allows you to quickly import dozens or thousands of code changes directly into Search and Replace.  Simply create any text file containing the source code and the new code in comma separated, tab or flat file.  For example, you make your changes in XL, save as a csv text file and conveniently import them.

Implement the inventory coding system that works for your business:

  • Reorganize your Inventory Part codes for better sorting and reporting.
  • Convert your Part Numbers from UPC codes to a logical part coding schema, while preserving your UPC code lookup using the new BusinessVision UPC Alternate field
  • Switch to use your Manufacturer / Distributor codes for easier purchasing and identification.
  • Improve reporting by sorting inventory in a logical order.
  • Save time locating items and browsing available selections.
  • Build equity in your process and business structure.

Inventory Code Merge:
Merge / combine any two part numbers in BusinessVision and convert your entire system in a single easy step.

Code Merge is an extension of Inventory Code Change (see above), that adds special calculations and steps to combine two items into a single SKU, such as summing quantities, averaging costs, rolling values forward and much more, ensuring a seamless conversion.

Here are some situations where you might find ICM useful;

  • A duplicate item is entered under a different code and has history, receipts, etc. recorded against it.
  • Your Vendor makes a minor modification to an item, or a new model year and now references it under a new part number.  With some history under the old code and some under the new code, you may find it difficult to determine your purchasing requirements.  With ICM you can roll forward the history from the old SKU into the new one and still be able to identify the item on the original sale.
  • You sell similar items and you realize they can be combined into one SKU for simplification.
  • You did not know about Inventory Code change, so you added the new codes to your system and kept the old codes for history.  (Note: If you deleted the old codes, they can still be recovered by re-creating the original item code, then running the merge)

ICM works by combining one item (source) into another item (target).  For example; if a company has two existing codes A and B, and they want to end up with just having 'B'.  They would Merge A to B and an sample of what ICM would process is as follows.

  • All quantity values of both A and B are summed
  • Notes are combined
  • Average Cost is calculated
  • Profile information pertaining to the target 'B' is retained (Includes BOM Top level)
  • UPC and WorkBook are carried over if they do not exist in target
  • All transactional values are changed (As per Inventory Code Change)