Year 2020 has been tough and challenging due to the pandemic. To erase the bad memories of 2020 and to ring in a better, healthier, and prosperous New Year, we have named this version Windowmaker 2021.
Customer Special Terms
It is now possible to disallow Systems, Option Answers, Glazing and Parts for specified Order Type and customer(s). This is useful e.g. to limit choices available to Dealers.
Windowmaker 2020 R1
The new dashboards display key statistics for each department.
- Assist management decision-making with real time, easy to understand data
- Motivate staff making key metrics readily available
History information of sales quote/order is now more accessible and easily visible in list views.
- Empower staff with all the latest information regarding every quote and order
- Improve accountability for all actions taken by the fabricator and their customer
- Reduce staff workload and increase productivity
- Go paperless by attaching hand-written documents
Part Images on Reports
Reports can now show profile cross-section/fittings images. This helps in easily identifying correct parts e.g. by operators at the shop floor to pick profiles from racks.
WINDOWMAKER DEALER CLIENT
A state-of-the-art solution for dealers to estimate and send professional quotations to customers. Make dealers more efficient and productive, and dramatically expand your sales.
New reports that make your day-to-day business operations smoother.
The new Stock Check facility makes stock reconciliation task simpler.
Windowmaker 2018 R3.9
Options defaults per user
You can now set Options/Answers as default/auto/hidden for different users like Sales, Dealer etc. to make order entry simpler and faster.
When overriding quote price with a negotiated price, it is now optional to apply resulting discount to Pricing Extras. (e.g. Installation and other service charges)
Windowmaker now handles Entrance Doors with numerous cut-outs with various sizes & shapes.
Windowmaker 2018 R3.7
Windows Server 2019
Windowmaker is now supported to run on Windows Server 2019 operating system.
It is now possible to recalculate Price and Disc. % of Pricing Extras independently. This helps e.g. to recalculate the Price but retain a previously negotiated Discount.
Customer Special Terms
For a Customer you can specify Options' defaults. These take precedence when creating a Sales Quote for that Customer. This could be very useful for Trade customers, dealers and builders. Specifying defaults means quicker quote entry and less chances of inadvertent errors.
Windowmaker 2018 R3.5 SP1
It is now possible to set-up more than one Wind Pressure type Option. This might be required, to use different options say for managing uPVC and aluminium systems.
The program now allows to automatically email designated report(s) when the status of a Quote/Order is progressed.
Windowmaker 2018 R3.2
Link to QuickBooks
Windowmaker can now synchronize with QuickBooks installed on a different computer connected through a LAN.
Survey and Installation Scheduling
The program allows to set-up 999 teams for Survey & Installation.
Windowmaker 2018 R3
The program now allows to automatically print relevant reports when an order is progressed to a specified status.
System - Features
The program now helps you further filtering out designs that are not possible with a system and changes with an appropriate design available instead
Export/Import Updates are now available for systems, sub-systems and Part matrices
Windowmaker 2018 R2.3
Track the status of your purchases with a new ‘Purchase Order Status’ report.
Edit Discount % or Total Nett value of Base price (excluding extras) directly from Special Terms dialog.
Updating the Cost Matrices using CSV files is now made more flexible.
Windowmaker 2018 R2.2
Improvements while creating sales quotes/orders; accessing customers list; generating reports and scheduling orders
Support to Code39 barcode format added
Windowmaker products to withdraw support for several deprecated User Defined Functions in near future
Windowmaker 2018 R2.1
Recalculating the prices with each revision much easier now!
Aesthetic changes made to the standard Windowmaker reports to make them more user-friendly
Setting Favorites - Entrance Doors
Set frequently used Door Styles, Door Slabs and Glass inserts as Favorites, making it quick to spot and select for order entry
Windowmaker 2018 R2
Costheads set-up now shows many more columns. Columns can be removed or added from the Column Chooser.
Windowmaker now allows to set products as Inactive. This makes data maintenance easier and order entry faster
Link to Saw
Windowmaker now links to Kaban HB2010 double mitre saw
Maintenance of Glazing records and options made a lot easier
The report now includes Plan graphics for bays, system & glazing descriptions, and specified option answers
Delivery Scheduling & Tracking
Deliveries now show Sales Lines categorized into “In Despatch” and “Not In Despatch”, making it easier to move them to separate Deliveries
Windowmaker 2012 R5.3
Windows Server 2016 for Windowmaker
Windowmaker now supported to run on Windows Server 2016 operating system
The program now allows to set-up Process (Spacer) for sealed units
Windowmaker now shows property location, reference, room, quantity, size, system and description as a tooltip on mouse-over on Elevations tab
Link to Working Centre
Windowmaker can now link to Murat SC 220-40 Working Centre
Windowmaker 2012 R5.2
Commercial Contracts II
It is now possible to progress Phased Orders in Stages. Each stage can be independently manufactured, delivered and/or installed
Calculate BOM through rules written in Microsoft Excel.
Bar Optimisation III
Windowmaker now allows variable bar length optimisation even if scheduling options are not available.
The software now allows to include/exclude Multiline Text in Customer Documents (Quotation, Order Acknowledgement and Invoice) and Production Document
Windowmaker 2012 R5.1 SP1
A standard NFRC Labels report is now available. It generates a label for each frame, in a production batch, that is NFRC certified
Pricing - Extras
Pricing Extras categories have been increased from 3 to 10.
A report is now available to export details of a Sales Order that needs to be surveyed, to a CSV file.
Link to Welder
The program can now link to URBAN AKS1805 welder.