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The DEAR dashboard gives users a window into the status of the organization, outstanding orders, bills to be paid, etc. There are several sections that can be expanded, minimized and re-positioned. Data from the Dashboard widgets cannot be exported.


Choose which dashboard sections are visible to users through setting permissions in Settings → Users & Roles. The following permissions are available:

  • Key Performance Indicator Section
  • Purchases, Bill and Orders Sections
  • Sales, Products Overview, Customers Overview Sections
  • Reorder Section


All dashboard sections can be moved, minimised, expanded, moved around and moved from the display using the icons on the top-right of each section. Hover your cursor over the title bar of a section to move it by dragging and dropping. 


DEAR does not support adding custom fields to the Dashboard. However, clients can use our API documentation to extract information from DEAR and create their own displays. 


Table of Contents


Manage Dashboard

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You can manage the dashboard display from the top of the screen. No permissions are required to view this section.


Select the date range for the dashboard display from the dropdown menu. You can also select to compare the dashboard data to data from the previous period or previous year. This will only affect the KPI section and Purchases, Bills and Orders section. Comparison will show as a percentage in increase or decrease next to listed values. 


Clicking Manage Dashboard allows you to choose which dashboard widgets are visible. You will need the user permission for the widgets for them to be visible in this menu. The manage dashboard menu will also allow you to expand all widgets, collapse all widgets or reset the dashboard layout to its default settings (all widgets visible).  


Quick Links

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The Quick Links section allows you to quickly jump to the organization's Chart of Accounts, Suppliers list, Products (and services) list, Customers list and Bank Accounts. Please follow the links for more information on each of these areas. 


No permissions are required to view this widget.


Referral Program

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Earn referral credit and reduce your subscription fee by referring someone who you think should be using DEAR Inventory. When they sign up for an Active Subscription, you will earn a Referral Credit of 10% of their Total Payment amount which you can use for your next payment. The customer you invited to DEAR receives a discount of 10% for 6 months on their base plan. Easily share your referral code from this dashboard section.


No permissions are required to view this widget.


Video tutorials and knowledge base

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Explore tutorials and user documentation from these sections to fully understand how to get the most out of DEAR Systems. 


No permissions are required to view this widget.


Key Performance Indicators Section

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The Key Performance Indicators section displays important information about the organization at a glance. Click the icons along the top of the section to change the graph view. The graph display can be changed (Bars, line, line with points, etc.) using the dropdown menu, while clicking View Report displays the same information in table form.

  • Revenue/Net: Shows revenue, expenses and net revenue month by month over the previous year. 
  • Pending Orders: Shows the value of pending sales orders. Pending sales orders include all sales orders that have been authorised but have not yet been paid. 
  • Due/Overdue: Shows the net value of due/overdue bills to and from your organization. 
  • Inflow/Outflow: Shows the total amount of money flowing into and out of the company. It is not limited to revenue and expenses. 


The Dashboard:Key Performance Indicators permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget.


Bills and Orders Section

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This section offers an overview of your organization's outstanding purchase orders and bills, plus quick links to relevant DEAR sections (e.g. click the Awaiting Delivery tile to be taken to the list of purchase tasks awaiting delivery). This section displays a graph of your due/overdue bills. The graph display can be changed (Bars, line, line with points, etc.) using the dropdown menu, while clicking View Report displays the due and overdue totals in table form.

  • New – creates a new purchase task. 
  • Import – takes you to the import log. Click Purchase Tasks at the top of the screen to import new purchase tasks via CSV. 
  • View All – display the purchase tasks list. 


The Dashboard:Purchases, Bill and Orders Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget.


Dashboard StatusConditions
Draft POPurchase order is not authorized, this is not Blind Receipt, and task is not Voided.
Draft Bill

PO is completed. Invoice is not authorized. In Stock First scenario Stock is Fully Received.

Awaiting Payment

Invoice is a authorized and total invoice amount is not equal to total payments for this invoice.

Awaiting Delivery

Previous step in Purchase is authorized (Order or Invoice), but stock received is not authorised.

Overdue

Total invoice is not equal to total payments for this invoice, and current date is after invoice due date.


Purchases Section

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Whereas the Bills and Orders section offers an overview showing total outstanding values, the Purchases section offers a more detailed look. Click the tabs at the top of the section to change the purchase tasks display. Click on Go to the Purchases List to view all purchases. Click on individual purchase tasks to be taken to the task details. The total value of each section (Awaiting payment, overdue invoices, etc.) is not displayed.


Pressing the Gear icon allows you to change the table headings and choose what information is displayed/hidden. 


The Dashboard:Purchases, Bill and Orders Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget, however purchase information can be exported from the Purchases list. This section is not filtered by the dashboard date filter - all purchases are shown.


Sales Section

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This section offers a more detailed look at the organization's outstanding sales orders. Click the tabs at the top of the section to change the sale tasks display. Click on individual sale tasks to be taken to the task details. Click on Go to the Sales List to view all sales. The total value of each section (Awaiting payment, overdue invoices, etc.) is not displayed.


Pressing the Gear icon allows you to change the table headings and choose what information is displayed/hidden.


The Dashboard: Sales, Products Overview, Customers Overview Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget, however purchase information can be exported from the Sales list. This section is not filtered by the dashboard date filter - all sales are shown.


Customer Overview Section

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This section shows you your top customers, sales rep performance, and which customers have yet to make a sale. You can also use the By Products icon to see which customers have bought a product and in what quantities. 


Pressing the Gear icon allows you to change the table headings and choose what information is displayed/hidden.


The Dashboard: Sales, Products Overview, Customers Overview Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget, however you can find some of this information in exportable format from the Customer Orders By Product report and Profit by Sales Representatives report.  This section is not filtered by the dashboard date filter - all customers are shown.


Product Overview Section

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In this section, you can see your best and worst selling products, as well as revenue by brand and region. Click the product name to be taken to the product details screen. Click Go to Products List to be taken to the list of all products and services


Pressing the Gear icon allows you to change the table headings and choose what information is displayed/hidden.


The Dashboard: Sales, Products Overview, Customers Overview Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget, however you can find some of this information in exportable format from the Sales by Product Details report and Sales by Product Summary report. This section is not filtered by the dashboard date filter - all products are shown.


Reorder Section

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This section of the dashboard displays products that have been backordered or reordered, the supplier the product is being reordered from, and the total quantity currently available + quantity on order. Clicking on the product line will take you to either the low stock reorder or reorder backordered screen. 


Pressing the Gear icon allows you to change the table headings and choose what information is displayed/hidden.


When stock level on a product in this section becomes equal to or greater than the minimum before reorder defined at the product or product location level (or 0 in the case of a backordered product), it will be removed from the box.


The Dashboard: Reorder Sections permission is required to view this widget. Data cannot be exported from this widget, however you can find some of this information in exportable format from the Sales Backorder Details report, Sales Backorder Summary report,  Find Sale Backorder by Purchase Order report, and Products Reordering report. 


NOTE: Auto-disassembly products will not appear in this section. 


Reminders Section

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System reminders on pending tasks that require your immediate attention can be set up so that you can be reminded about them as soon as you log on to DEAR Inventory. These appear in the Reminders portlet on your dashboard. See Reminders for more information.


No permissions are required to view this section. Data cannot be exported from this widget. This section is not filtered by the dashboard date filter - all reminders are shown.



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