Work Order Components and Flow – Overview

This is an overview of how to use the Work Order. The Work Order file is used for calculating the price of a custom picture frame. Its point-of-sale design has easy to use pop-up menus, check boxes, and buttons. Moulding, mat design, hardware, etc. are all selected from pop-up lists. Text buttons take you to screens with more choices and details. Invoices may be created directly from this file for framing purchases. This file creates, prices and tracks all work orders; prints Estimates and Proposals; monitors production flow and converts framed artwork for gallery display.
Work Order Flow

Work Order Components and Flow

The Work Order form view screen is divided into 6 basic blocks.

  1. Measurements
  2. Framing Materials/ components
  3. Artwork
  4. Customer Information
  5. Shop Management
  6. Pricing

When completing a work order it is recommended that the data be entered in the order shown in the diagram above. Meet the customers needs first by entering the framing measurements, materials and the artwork information. This information is used to calculate the price which appears in the upper right corner of the screen. The last item entered is the customer information which is required for your records.
The person entering the data has the flexibility to move around the screen in any way. (E.g. If purchasing art from stock, enter artwork first; If ordering art, enter customer information first, etc.).

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