Movements Report

Inventory Movements Report Overview

The Movements Report within SapphireOne Inventory Mode reports on the movement of inventory items by comparing the number of sales to the number of purchases. The Movement Report is useful in the preparation of sales budgets. 

The Movements Report includes report types such as MTD Quantity, MTD Value, MTD Full, TTD Quantity, QQT Value, TTD Full, MTD Qty Audit, MTD Value Audit, MTD Full Audit, TTD Qty Audit, TTD Value Audit, TTD Full Audit and Aged.

When the Movements Report is selected from the Inventory Reports Menu, SapphireOne will present a print dialog screen for the user to select and customise the criteria and data they would like included within the Movements Report.

The user can select from the Print Destination, Inventory Type, Report Type, Report Sort Order and Report Selection drop-down menus to determine the preferred report layout. Reports are created using a combination of the selected metrics.

SapphireOne’s implementation of both Dictation (MacOS) and Speech to Text (Windows) is a game changer for anybody doing data entry within SapphireOne. Any data entry field that the user can type into using a keyboard, they can use this feature.

They can also use this functionality on all inquiry screens within SapphireOne. For example, the user is in a Contact within a Client and they have just made a phone call to that particular client using the Softphone technology, this will automatically date and time stamp the contact and the phone number you called to. As soon as the call is completed or finished, the user has the ability to use the Speech to Text (Windows) function or Dictation (MacOS) function and dictate into the memo field of the CRM contact, adding as much description as they require.

This functionality applies across every single Data Entry screen. For example, if the user is entering a Vendor Invoice (VI) and they want to add a memo within the Vendor Invoice (VI), the user can simply dictate the memo. Another example is if the user wants to add additional lines to the General Ledger account, within each General Ledger account when the user is completing data entry using a General Ledger, there’s always a unique memo field for each General Ledger account line, the user can utilise this feature to quickly add the information they need to add. Additionally, if you’ve got an interview with an employee and after the interview process is completed the user is able to make notes about the employee.

Speech to Text or Dictation is an extremely powerful tool and it’s something that we at SapphireOne as well as our clients utilise daily. It is a massive timesaver. 

Print Destination Menu

The Print Destination Menu allows the user to choose the destination for the Report, and select from the options Printer, Custom Report, Quick Report and Labels.

Printer  Tells SapphireOne to send the report straight to the Printer. 
Custom Report  This allows the user to create a custom designed report. Once selected SapphireOne will use this option on the Print Destination menu. 
Quick Report  Selecting this option will open the Sapphire Quick Report function. 
Labels  Selecting this option will open the Sapphire Label Design Report Editor, allowing the user to design Labels as required. Labels can be designed and printed on a sheet or roll.

Inventory Type Menu

The Inventory Type Menu allows the user to select if they would like to report on Base Inventory or Location Inventory.

Base Inventory SapphireOne will report on all Base Inventory.
Location Inventory  SapphireOne will report on all specific Location inventory.

Report Type Menu

Selecting the Report Type option will enable the user to print different layout styles of the Details Report. MTD refers tp the Month To Date, TTD refers to the Total To Date. 

MTD Qty  Displays any stock quantity movement specific to the current period
MTD Value  Displays any stock value movement specific to the current period
MTD Full  Reports on the movement in full detail, specific to the current period. 
TTD Qty  Reports on the movement by quantity. 
TTD Value  Reports on the movement by dollar value. 
TTD Full  Reports on the movement in full detail. 
MTD Qty Audit  Displays stock quantity movement totals per period. 
MTD Value Audit  Displays stock value movement totals per period. 
MTD Full Audit  Reports on the movement for the current period in full detail. 
TTD Qty Audit  Reports on the movement of quantity Total to Date. 
TTD Value Audit  Reports on the movement by dollar value and totals. 
TTD Full Audit  Reports on the movements both by dollar value and Quantities. 
Aged  This report makes use of the options button to produce a 4 column aged report. (Details below.) 

Report Sort Order Menu

The Report Sort Order Menu allows the user to select from various sorting methods and criteria to organise data in different sequences while still maintaining the same fundamental report format. The user can sort data by:

No Sort This will not apply any additional data sorting to the report.
By ID  This will sort the order of the data by inventory ID.
By Class This will sort the order of the data by inventory Class.
By MTD Quantity This will sort the order of the data by the Month To Date Quantity.
By TTD Sales Value This will sort the order of the data by the Total To Date Sales Value.

Report Buttons

Background Button Selecting this button allows the user to run the report in the background of the SapphireOne server, allowing the user to continue with other tasks while the report is generating.
Print Button Select this to Print the Report.
Cancel Button Select this to Cancel the Report.
Record List Button Selecting this button brings up a list of all inventory items within the users SapphireOne data file. The user can then use the ‘command/F’ and ‘ctrl/F’ search function to search for the inventory item to be printed.
Options Button The Options Button allows for even further customisation of the Report. Further details are outlined below.
Queue Button Selecting this button will place the report in a Queue, allowing the user to select the time and day for the report to run and print.

Additional Report Options

Selecting the button gives the user the ability to customise the aged reports even further.

The user also has the option to create custom reports using SapphireOne Quick Reports or Custom Reports functionalities.


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