DPI displays every invoice, for any customer, at the touch of a few buttons instead of
hours of digging while a customer waits on the phone wanting to know about a credit, how
much an invoice was, what a P0 # was, how was it shipped, who did they order the parts
from, or how many parts should they have received? It's all right there with DPI. Just enter
the customer number or the cross reference name and see a condensed version of each in-
voice. Each line contains the invoice number, employee, first part on the ticket and descrip-
tion, total invoice amount, date closed, number of parts, P0 number, ship via, and first com-
ment line, even when using dummy account numbers like cashlwhsl. If the employee puts a
real name on the invoice, the description of the part will then reflect the customers name.
DPI holds up to 400 invoices per customer and adds new information as well as deletes old
information in your job stack. It doesn't take tons of frames either, because the way it stores
information is quite different than if you have closed invoices to be retained the same number
of days. In fact, a dealer running about 400 invoices a day will only use a little over 4,000
frames for a three month DPI retaining date. This versus about 60,000 for only two months
of retaining closed invoices. However, for those fortunate to have the needed frame space to
also retain closed invoice information, DPI will let you take full advantage of that also. For
instance, while in DPI you see an invoice you want to display, enter a "D" and the entire in-
voice, as well as all parts, will be displayed on the screen without them having to be restored.
So, if you have just a little room or are "blessed", DPI will still fit your needs.