Sales and Shopping on Palm, Job management, Work log tracking.
Handy Service is a sales and shopping software for Palm OS handhelds, both for home users and service staff. It allows doing mobile sales, tracking orders for goods and services, maintaining shopping lists.
Initially it was intended as assistant for waiters, traders, salesmen and other service staff to help them at the restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, car service centers, hair salons and other service places. Further it was adapted for home users and allows maintaining shopping lists, planning purchases, estimating of purchase expenses and tracking and accounting a lot of other things.
Another application is job management and work log tracking. It allows having multiple clients and tracking which jobs you have to do for each client, accounting for paid and done jobs. Also it is possible to record daily works and activity for each work.
Handy Service has an independent desktop program, which allows maintaining all the data on a desktop computer, viewing orders, printing bills, exporting orders to Excel (csv) files, loading and saving list of goods to Excel (csv) files. Also there is instant desktop, which allows picking new orders from multiple Palms in real-time.
- assistance for service staff and contracters,
- mobile sales,
- maintaining shopping lists, estimating purchase expenses,
- extremely fast and convenient adding of goods into order,
- two-level hierarchical categories for goods and services,
- search by first letters,
- beaming of orders and goods,
- discounts and tips for any order,
- price, prime cost and taxes for goods and services,
- report for total cost, profit, tax and tips for selected orders and single order,
- notes both for particular goods and whole order, to make order more precise,
- Palm OS 5 support: small hires fonts, Tungsten T3 full screen, 5-way navigator,
- independent desktop program,
- simpler freeware previous version.
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"Waiter Assistant" is intended as assistant for waiter at restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. It allows to replace sheet of paper and calculator with Palm handheld device, which significantly increases efficience.
It has following features:
- Managing menu of dishes arranged by category,
- Tracking all orders, its dishes and locations,
- Automatic calculating of costs for orders.
This program is a first try on the way to commercial "Waiter Assistant". If you are interested in further development of this program, feel free to e-mail me.
There can be following features in next versions:
- Hierarchial categories for dishes (First dishes\Soaps\Chicken soap) and other improvements of Palm interface,
- PC Desktop module for menu keeping and editing, for a group of waiters,
- Reports for all waiters on Desktop,
- Feedback between Palm and kitchen PC to see cook what to do and indicate waiter what is ready,
Source code for a Desktop can be opened for a third-party developers.
Tell us your propositions and suggestions. If your help will be significant you will receive discounts on further versions.
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