FieldSales™ is designed for the Pocket PC specifically
with the sales representative and merchandiser in mind. It
displays a full screen colour GUI (Graphical User Interface)
in a format that is easy on the eye and is user-friendly.
Created using industry standard software development tools,
this application is based on off-the-shelf components and
utilises the maximum potential of the Pocket PC and WindowsCE
FieldSales™ brings to your Salesforce a small 'Pocket'
solution, without a large capital investment and, with VirtualSales
experience and support, will add measurable cost/benefit analysis
to your Sales and Marketing efforts.
Running under a WindowsCE operating system, the display is
similar to that of other commonly used WindowsCE-based applications.
So, adjusting to the use of FieldSales™ is easy because
there is less training, less downtime and a shorter implementation
cycle making it a more cost-effective solution. Menus, tabs
and buttons make FieldSales™ an application that even
a novice computer user can quickly come to grips with. The
colour display (GUI - Graphical User Interface) makes FieldSales™
an application that is pleasant to work with and allows the
sales rep or merchandiser to recognise, at a glance, the screen
currently viewed. Simple menus, buttons and tabs make screen
navigation effortless with clear defined labels.
Displayed as the start up screen, the Main Menu gives access
to the main functions of Customer Ops, Comms, Daily Admin
and the application Settings.
Details of customers, including customer code, name and address,
are displayed in a table using a quick-find alphabetic menu.
Further information, including phone, fax and postal address
details, are displayed with two taps of the screen. Accounts
Receivable (AR) particulars, specifically credit limits and
outstanding credit amounts, are also displayed with a single
tap. Notes can be made by the sales rep in relation to a customer
or other general matter. These are for his benefit and serve
as timely reminders when contacting the customer, dealing
with a product item or any other situation that may need attention.
The principle function of the FieldSales™ software is
to allow the sales representative or merchandiser to take
a customer order, or record critical stock information, and
then send it on for processing. Along with order taking, the
application also displays the orders taken for that day and
whether they have been sent or not. Returns and free goods
are also accounted for in this function with predetermined
reasons being offered for selection.
The Communications function is the resultant step in the
whole procedure. It transfers what information has been acquired
so that the business transaction can be completed and accurate
accounting records maintained. Data is transmitted by proven
communication means via normal landline or over the Telecom
or Vodafone Cellular Networks. It is sent to a back-office
server application for processing.
Network connection paths are specified within the settings