Information privacy is the talk of the town these days and we’ve been getting some questions about how we store, access and process your personal information in the Free Version of SpendMap.
Unlike our SaaS Version that runs on our servers in the Cloud, when you download and install your Free Purchase Order Software, the database that contains all your personal information is on your own PC or server, so you’re the only one who has access to it.
Rest easy and have a great day!
It looks like folks from every corner of the world are interested in SpendMap’s Free Purchase Order Software.
Not sure what’s going on in Greenland. You’d think they would be buying a bunch of shovels and salt and stuff. Oh well.
Download your free copy today and see what all the fuss is about.
Scott works in the Adventure Park construction industry and got “stuck” in his PO Work Area while entering some new Purchase Orders in the Free Version of SpendMap.
“I cannot get out of the PO entry screen once I have entered a PO. I click [OK] once I have entered all the items I want on the PO and nothing happens.”
Scott reached out to us for some free tech support and we gave him a leg-up.
Overdoing it with the “Don’t ask me again” Feature
As it turns out, Scott had inadvertently used the “Don’t ask me again” feature to default/hide a pop-up prompt that’s supposed to be displayed when you save a PO. Since he could no longer see the pop-up message, it seemed like nothing was happening when he clicked the [OK] button to save the PO.
So we advised our adventurous friend to use the following menu option to re-display the hidden pop-up message, so that he could UNselect to checkbox that hides the prompt…
– PURCHASING > User Setup > User prompts > Change prompt mode (show/hide prompts)
…and he was back to work in a jiffy, processing Purchasing Orders for all the stuff he needs to build his pretty-darn-cool adventure parks.
How can we help you get unstuck today?
Ricardo works in the construction industry in Australia and was asking how to change the Delivery Date on a Purchase Order in the Free Version of SpendMap.
Great question, Ricardo. You can enter the Delivery Date for each new PO in the Delivery field, at the right side of the Line Item Details screen in your PO Work Area.
After that, once the PO is processed, you can change/update the delivery date using…
– PURCHASING > Purchase Orders > Modify a processed PO > Set new delivery date/re-promise
Or you can change ANY FIELD on a processed PO by doing a Change Order. You can learn more about Change Orders in the following section of the Online Help in SpendMap…
– Purchasing (Main Module) > Purchase Orders > Modify a processed PO (About Change Orders).
Finally, you can customize the way that the Deliver Date appears on your PO Form, using the following setting in PO Printing Settings…
We love helping people who are using the Free Version of SpendMap. Feel free to log a Support Ticket if there’s anything we can do for you.
But for those who prefer to go it alone, in v14.5 of SpendMap we enhanced the system’s Error Management Console to provide better information in the unlikely event that something goes wrong while using SpendMap.
In previous versions, if something went wrong, SpendMap would save all the details to an Error Report and then you had to log a support ticket. But we’ve found that most errors are for obvious reasons (e.g. a power failure, getting disconnected from the network/server, etc.) and are not actually a problem in SpendMap itself.
So, if you happen to see an error, please review the on-screen information in the new Error Management Console. In many (most) cases, you can clear the error and get right back to work. And for those times that you’re just not sure, just click the [Send to SpendMap] button and our Knights in Shining Armor will jump right in to help.
Did you know that you can customize how the <Enter> key works in the Free Version of SpendMap?
By default, both the <Enter> and <Tab> keys work the same way in SpendMap; they move you to the next data entry field, or save the screen if you’re on the last data entry field.
Using <Enter> to move through fields seems to be the preference for many users who do a fair bit of data entry. Maybe this comes from using Excel, where <Enter> moves you down one cell in a spreadsheet.
But if you prefer, you can change the setting at the bottom of the [Settings] Folder in the User Master File, so that <Enter> always saves the screen, leaving only <Tab> to move between fields.
Hey there fellow SpendMappers,
Exciting plans are in the works to expand the Free-Procurement Project and we’ll need to explain what we do to a bunch more nice people like you, so we put together this little System Overview video.
If you have a Google account, please Like the video on YouTube to encourage others to give SpendMap a try.
Thanks for your support. We hope you like the new System Overview tutorial and the other updated tutorials that we’ve been working on. Even more coming your way soon.
Hope your day is super so far!
Here’s a new video tutorial that shows how to receive products and services in the Free Version of SpendMap…
You can enable the Receiving Module during the Setup Wizard that runs automatically when you log in to your Live Copy of SpendMap for the first time. If you missed that, just use the check-box at the top of the screen in…
– RECEIVING > Setup system > Receiving options
Please Like and Share our videos to help spread the word about SpendMap. Thanks!
Here are some tips for setting up new users in the Free Version of SpendMap.
Your first user account will be created during the Setup Wizard that runs automatically when you log in to your Live Copy of SpendMap for the first time but if you need to add additional users, this new video tutorial is a good place to start…
It’s not quite as good as your Christmas present but here’s a new video tutorial on how to set up your PO form in the Free Version of SpendMap.
We’ll just call it a belated stocking stuffer. Ho-ho-ho!