Quick Data Entry

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

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Quick Data Entry

This Help File Page was issued on 09/30/2017

The Quick Data Entry option is on the Maintenance Menu:

To access the Maintenance Menu:

a)From the Backstage Menu System Select the Maintenance Menu then Select the Quick Data Entry option, or

b)From the Quick Access Menu, Select the Maintenance Menu then Select the Quick Data Entry option

 

The Quick Data Entry option on the Maintenance Menu offers two sub-menu selections:

 

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1.Manage Templates - Establishes (using the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Templates Form) the mandatory items which must be included in a Subscriber record that is created using the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Form.

There are many occasions when a User may be called upon to create one or many Accounts for a specific purpose, and/or for a specific Company Chain, Dealer, or Technician.

Often, what's really needed is a simple record initialization - the creation of a Subscriber record with minimal information, to just get it in the system - knowing that another User will return later to "dot all the i's and cross all the t's", as needed to fully "fill-in" the other information.

To speed this simple record initialization data entry process, the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Templates Form allows you to specify which fields must be populated initially when using the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Form for rapidly entering one or more Accounts, and so by default, identifying which information can be entered later.

Using a Subscriber Quick Data Entry Template eliminates the need to go to several screens to enter a Subscriber record (although someone will need to do this later to more fully populate the available fields within the Subscriber record).

 

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 Subscriber Quick Data Entry Templates Form

 

See the Manage Templates chapter for complete information about this feature.

 

 

2.Data Entry - Provides access to the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Form once a Subscriber Quick Data Entry Template is selected.

 

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  Subscriber Quick Data Entry - Select a Template field

 

OK - Click the OK button to insert your selection in the Select a Template field.

 

Then, the Subscriber Quick Data Entry Form (shown below) is displayed with all of the predefined mandatory fields included, for entering the new Accounts.

 

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Subscriber Quick Data Entry Form

 

See the Subscriber Quick Data Entry chapter for complete information about this feature.