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The Stream V Business Accounting Software - Product Management
The Stream V Business Accounting Software - Product Management
Product Management, An Innovative Way to Control Inventory and Product Management - Stream V Business Accounting Software

The Stream V Business Accounting Software - The Stream V Product Management System is used to set up and maintain the items or products that you process on your system. The Product Management System is used to set up and maintain inventory or product information.

Perform a variety of product setup and maintenance tasks easily

The Stream V Product Management System is used to set up and maintain the items or products that you process on your system. The Product Management System is used to set up and maintain inventory or product information for Warehousing, Manufacturing, and Distribution operations.

The Stream V Product Management System (PM) allows your Warehousing and Distribution business to perform a variety of product setup and maintenance tasks easily. The Product Management System is used to define the products that can be processed in Stream V, and to create and maintain additional information that is related to or associated with these products.

The information that is created and maintained with the Product Management System is used throughout the Stream Applications, and in many cases, determines how each item is handled by the system during transaction processing.

Product Management - The Stream V Integrated Business Software.
(Click on Image to enlarge and view the operations menu in the Product Management)
Product Management Features for your Distribution or Warehousing business
The primary tasks or business processes that can be performed using the Product Management System include:
  • Setting up Product Catalog Information
  • Creating Warehousing or Inventory records from Catalog Information
  • Creating Inventory Comment information (text notes) that can be used to store, display, or print information about each item during transaction processing
  • Setting up and maintaining Item Cross Reference information
  • Setting up and maintaining the Keyword Search System.

Create and maintain Product Catalog Information

The Product Catalog defines the items that are available in the Stream V System. Catalog records can be automatically loaded into the system from vendor catalog information or they can be manually set up as required.

Each Catalog record contains basic information about each item that you process. This information includes how the item is handled by the inventory control or warehouse management system, whether or not the item is serialized, the default vendor and the manufacturer for the item, and other information.

The Product Catalog defines the items that are available in the Stream V System.
(View the Catalog Information in Product Management)
Define the information that is copied from the Product Catalog when Inventory Items are created from Catalog records
Once a Catalog record has been created, you may create Inventory or warehousing records for the item in each of the locations in which the item will be processed. As Inventory Items are created from Catalog information, the Catalog information is copied to the inventory record, and then inventory default information is loaded into the new item. As existing Catalog records are modified, the system uses the information in a control file to determine the fields which are copied or "normalized" from the Catalog record for the item to the new Inventory record for the item. This control file can be modified as required.
Create Inventory Items from existing Catalog records
Inventory Items are used to define the items that exist or can be processed in a specific warehouse location. An item cannot be processed on the system until both a Catalog and an Inventory record have been created for the item. Once a Catalog record exists for an item, the system allows you to quickly create Inventory records for the item in the specific warehouse locations where it will be processed.
Create Item Specific Inventory Comments
The Product Management system allows you to create comments or text notes to store various types of information about each inventory item. Both user and pre-defined or standard comments are supported. Some of these comments or item specific notes are automatically displayed by the system during transaction processing or are automatically printed on specific documents.
Create Customer and Vendor Item Comments
Stream V allows you to create comments for Customer / Item combinations to store information that is relevant when a specific item is sold to a specific customer. If present, the system automatically makes this comment information available when you are processing a sales order for the company and item number that the comment is created for. The System also supports Vendor/Item Comments that are automatically displayed by the Purchasing System during Purchase Order Entry.
Create Customer and Vendor Cross Reference Information
Cross Reference records allow you to locate and place orders for items using your customer or vendor's part numbers instead of your in-house part numbers.
Set up a Keyword Search System, Helpful for Wholesale and Distribution
The Product Management system allows you to identify the fields in each Inventory record that should be used to build a "keyword" table. The system also allows you to run a program to create or refresh the keyword table. Once the keyword table has been created, you may use the table to search for and select items that contain a specific text strings in any of the keywords fields.
Process Item Number Changes
The Item Number Change Submission and Processor programs allow you to change an existing item number to a new item number. Any historical or transaction activity for the item is updated with the new item number.