I recently got hired to do tech support for veterinary management software and am currently in training. The past few days we've learned about inventory, treatments, purchasing and recieving portions of the program.
My idea to get a little extra practice with those parts of the program was to use the intentory feature to put in all of our food items that we buy-- I can even customize categories (dry goods, canned goods, meats, dairy, etc.) This, along with what everything costs-- long-term it would give us a great overview of how much we spend on food a month. (My mom started tracking all of this by hand years ago and they started saving tons of money by it.)
In the Treatments section of the program, there's a grouping feature where a veterinarian can link items from inventory to a service and it will automatically deduct the items used in that service from inventory. My thought was to use this feature to create a computerized recipe book that automatically deducts my inventoried food items from each recipe I have plugged in.
There is also a variance feature here that can be used for Waste.
There is a Reorder Report funcion that automatically lists all of the inventory items that are out of stock, or in low stock, which would be a great grocery list, and no more than a few clicks of the mouse would have everything replenished into inventory.
Here's my big idea: My mother, when I was growing up, worked off of card files to keep the house organized. She had cards broken down into daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tasks that needed to be done around the house, and also managed all the shopping by writing everything down. What if I could convince them to convert this program into a computerized card-file? It would be easy to use, and the software is pretty inexpensive.
Are there any of you out there who are big into being organized who would be interested in this?
Answer by KA91 at 8:56 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Answer by poopdeck2006 at 7:59 PM on Dec. 10, 2010