I had been working as a developer for around 35 years before I began work on the Sales Manager.
The most challenging aspect of the work has been the sheer scope of the app. It is far larger than most mobile apps.
My favourite apps are the ones in Gmail. Google Drive and Google Docs. I use them all the time.
I began work on this app about 10 years ago.
The app allows salesmen to take orders in the field.
My app is the only fat client of its type. It is a client/server app that can run without an internet connection. It can also run as a stand-alone app.
At the moment I am trying to keep abreast of changes in security.
New users should download my Android app. They can also request a free trial of the hosting service.
The Sales Manager is a powerful tool for producing sales invoices in the field. It is a cloud-based, multi-user client-server system, and Vanguard Software provides various server options.
The client can run on an Android or iOS phone or tablet, and it also runs on Chromebooks. The apps are free. They are not trial versions, and they have no expiry date. They are fully functional, though there are a number of paid extras. They can also be used as stand-alone apps, though various restrictions apply.
The Sales Manager is faster and more accurate than traditional paper-based methods and can handle large amounts of data. Invoices can be printed on a Wi-Fi printer, and barcodes can be scanned from any Android device with a built-in camera. The salesman does not have to lug around a heavy laptop – he only needs the phone that he already carries.
The Sales Manager is designed to run on just about any iPhone or Android phone and can be used even on devices with small screens. It has a rich graphical user interface, which makes it easy to learn and use. The application uses a highly scalable SQLite database, and all queries are indexed. It can handle large numbers of customers and products, with little or no loss of performance.
The Sales Manager can adapt to match most business situations, and automatically formats dates and prices according to the current locale. It also has a flexible business model that includes support for multiple price lists and variable tax rates. It can be used for returns and refunds, as well as invoices.
• Fast response to user input
• Highly scalable database
• Easy to learn
• Simple user interface
• Barcode scanning
• Invoice printing
• Web services
• Multiple price lists
• Variable tax rates
Date: July 26, 2021
Developer: Philip Sheard