ShopMate Business Software, Product of Softhard Solutions Australia
Softhard Solutions Australia

ShopMate Business Accounting Program

ShopMate Business Accounting Program

ShopMate Automotive Business Accounting Database Program

is a high productivity Business Accounting Software Package with a built-in Automotive Business Software Component designed for the Automotive Transport Industry Business Environment, dealing with customer vehicles, such as Automotive Mechanical Workshops, Automotive Electrical Workshops, Tyre Outlets, Exhaust Repair Centres, Suspension Specialists and similar. The automotive part of ShopMate can be switched Off or On on demand for Spare Parts Shops, Retail outlets, Wine making/selling industries and similar.

Softhard Solutions Australia ShopMate is a network-ready Business Accounting Software to help small to medium businesses manage their invoices in accounts receivable, purchase orders in accounts payable, product stock inventory, employee payroll, financial banking, daily banking, customer and supplier relations and various financial reporting in order to run successful companies through expert small business accounting and management practices.

Important Note
Softhard Solutions ShopMate for Windows® is a large, Business Accounting Software, Sql Server Database backed system with lots of Data Input. For this reason, only Devices (Desktops, Laptops and Tablets) capable of running Windows 7, 8, 10 or later are supported. There is no support for Tablets incapable of running Windows and Phones.

There have been many great enhancements and improvements implemented in ShopMate since MotoShop Automotive 3 and ShopMate 2007 - 2015. Some of these include:

  • There is a whole new look to ShopMate forms. Most of the colours were made System Colours so if you change your Windows colour system scheme, these colours will change according to your colour scheme selection. You can also set your own colours in ShopMate System Module.

  • If your business has multiple branches and you need to share one database, ShopMate supports connections to Cloud Sql Server and Database Services. These services enable you to run ShopMate anywhere in the world and connect to your database.

  • Introduction of the Company Branches. The Company Branches may be used by companies that have one or more branches in their business operations structure. Each branch is a separate business structure and handles its own data only. An exception is the Branch number one, Main Company Branch, which is associated with the Business Details Manager which handles its data.
    Data for all branches is put in the same tables, separated only by a unique BranchID number using the same database. Each record in tables (for example: Customers, Suppliers, Employees, Invoices, Orders...) has a unique identification number called BranchID which is used for filtering the data for the individual branches.

  • Introduction of the Microsoft® ClickOnce™ Internet Deployment Technology. The advantage of the CIDT is the effortless initial deployment of ShopMate Application and all consequent updates to our customer users computer. Any future updates or service packs of ShopMate are given to you free, automatically, you are notified when you run ShopMate. All you have to do is click Yes to the question 'Do you want to install this update?'.

  • Using Microsoft® SQL Server 2012® (or higher) as its primary data store. This enables you, among other things, to have only one set of data in just one database for the lifetime duration of ShopMate. operations of your business.

  • The ShopMate Database resides on any instance of SQL Server 2012™ installed on your machine. This sql server may be supplied by you or, if you do not have your own installed, Softhard Solutions will provide one for you. You do not need to purchase your own server (although you can, and should if you wish to do things that ShopMate may not be doing). This is regulated at the ShopMate Install Time. If an instance of SQL Server Express is already installed on the machine, the installer uses it. If not, a new instance of SQL Server Express 2012™, named SHOPSQLEXPRESS, is installed by the installer.

  • More robust and, most importantly, safer data manipulation in the application with better backup facilities of ShopMate Database.
    Please note that the name of the tables and table column names, must never be renamed!!

  • Simpler ShopMate Install time. No need to load up an instance of sql server first and the application later. All of this is done for you at the time of the installation of ShopMate.

  • Acquisition of data is performed in real time. You never deal with any redundant data in your ShopMate. forms. The forms containing data are updated automatically every 100 (default) millisecond (10 times a second), maintaining all the forms on current network constantly with fresh data, making any concurrency of data (making changes to the same data at the same time by two or more users) almost not existent. This is done quietly, behind the scenes.

  • Ability to make your own reports in addition to already extensive ShopMate. reporting. If you purchase your own Microsoft® SQL Server 2012™, you can use the user interfaces, supplied by the server, to interrogate the database in any way you wish in addition to data interrogation that ShopMate. supplies. Note that this requires a good knowledge of SQL language to form server queries.

  • Handling of the government Goods and Services, Excise and Employee taxes. If you are in a business that requires handling of the excise tax, on top of the GST, ShopMate. handles this for you.

  • Introduction of the Softhard Solutions ShopMate Subscription Service. The advantage of the SSS is that you do not need to purchase any extra network licences in order for multiple users to connect to and work with ShopMate. at the same time. You have unlimited user connections. Also any future upgrades or service packs of ShopMate. are given to you free, automatically (you are notified after each new release if your machine is connected to the computer networks, Internet Network). These items had to be purchased separately in previous versions of ShopMate..

  • Ability to delete invoices and purchase orders that are either partially or fully paid. This was impossible in previous versions of ShopMate. If you received any payment for an invoice or paid for an order, you could not delete them later, if this was required. Now they are rolled back on demand.

  • Ability to perform more work conveniently in one place through the use of multiple task bars in most ShopMate. forms.

  • Ability to send e-mail messages with attached files like invoices or purchase orders to any entity (customers, suppliers, shippers, employees etc.) right from within most ShopMate. forms even if you do not have the SMTP (simple mail transport protocol) service installed on your system.

  • Ability to have more forms open at the same time from different modules. In previous versions, you had to dismiss all the forms of the current module before you were able to get at forms of another module.

And much more...

Just think of how much time and effort you will save using Softhard ShopMate which is very comprehensive, extensible, very user friendly and with Context Help.
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