Issue 12 February 2011
Managing Your Business at a Glance
February Timely Tip
Who is Innovative Tekniques?
Coming Soon ... ALERE Accounting Version 7.0
Have you changed the oil in your car lately?
Utilizing the Sales Planning option in the Plan Module?
Do you need a break?
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Timely Tip 
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Do you remember?


Open a browser... in the grid of the browser right click. Additional screens can open!
In sales order, double click on the bill to in order to open the customer browser window. In the grid of the browser right click and a screen allowing the select of the Companies, Customers, Suppliers, Distance Locator.  By selecting any option, another screen will appear. If the distance locator is selected, the Proximity Location screen will appear.
Customer 1
Who is Innovative Tekniques?
Innovative Tekniques, Inc. (IT) is a technology consulting, sales and support service organization. We focus on providing software solutions to real life problems in the small to medium size organizations. We have been serving the business community since 1979.
Our years of computer, manufacturing, service, and financial experience allows us to bring you total solutions.



We are all tired of shoveling, driving in miserable conditions, coping with getting in to work and trying to do our errands.


Today, as I am writing this, we are hit with another ice storm after a snow storm yesterday.  I took the time to sit back and heard exactly nothing outside. The area was completely quiet after the storm. How beautiful the woods and trees look!



Coming Soon ... ALERE Accounting Version 7.0
The development team at TIW has been busy the last several months. We were told that the beta testing of the ALERE Accounting version 7.0 is currently under way with the new release scheduled by the end of this quarter.   Two new modules along with numerous feature enhancements for the rest of the modules our coming our way!!! The new modules are the Commission and the DRP (Distribution Resource Planning) Modules.
Commission Module

The Commission Module allows rules to be established to automatically calculate the commissions on invoices based on

   + a specific sales representatives, a group of representatives, or all 

       of them

   + a specific item or a group of items

   + a specific customer  or group of customers


Like the pricing rules in the sales module, tiers will be able to be created which can be applied to control different levels of commissions!

Distribution Resource Planning Module (DRP)


The Distribution Resource Planning Module brings the material planning capabilities in ALERE Manufacturing into the ALERE Accounting. The current  sales orders, purchase orders, and warehouse stock levels are taken into consideration in order to calculate and automatically generate recommended purchase orders. This module will continue to be expanded to address the needs of companies that do not do manufacturing but have complex inventory and distribution requirements. 
Have you changed the oil in your car lately?
Oil Change

The System Maintenance Agreement allows your business to take advantage of the new enhancements. Taking advantage of these enhancements can assist your business in becoming more productive thus allowing for growth in the future. The System Maintenance Agreement is like buying insurance for your car and also at the same time taking it into the garage for a periodic tune up. Would you let your insurance lapse or not change the oil in your car? The car is a vital tool in allowing you to get to work and perform necessary errands. Your software is the vital tool in running your business... invoicing customer, paying vendors  and keeping track of inventory just to name a few.

Purchasing new hardware with new operating systems while operating under an older version of ALERE can be an issue. In some cases, older versions of the ALERE Business Applications which were released prior to Windows 7 may not be able to run on the new releases of windows. 
This is one of the many reasons, it is important to maintain the SMA Agreements.
If you have an SMA, we will be contacting you to schedule your implementation of the  new version as soon as it has been released.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara.


Have a question? 

Always feel free to contact us at (800) 286-2550

or by email at blorah@innovativetekniques.com

Utilizing the Sales Planning Option in the Plan Module of ALERE Manufacturing?

How can it help my business? Need to get a specific order out the door in a hurry? What is needed to accomplish this task? The Sales Order Planning option allows the selection of a specific sales order and performs the planning for the purchased and manufactured items on that order. The result is a list of recommended purchase and/or work orders for all the required components on the sales order line items including the items themselves


Select the sales order in question. The number of lines requiring either a purchase order or a work order appears in the upper right of the screen. Select the find button to list the items that may be selected to inquiry if  purchase orders or work orders are necessary.

Sales 1 


The list of items appear. Select the items, hit continue. 

Sales 2

Select Refresh and in this example 3 purchase orders are recommended and can be automatically created from this screen. They can be combined into one purchase order if  the supplier for the items are the same.

Sales 3

Do you need a break?


Get away from the snow and ice ... see the new modules and enhancements of the ALERE Business Applications in California!


The accounting seminars have been changed to accommodate the new modules and an additional day has been added to the seminar.



The next set of TIW seminars are in Ventura, California.



March 9, 10, and 11 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



March 7 and 8 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM- California


Additional Seminars in Easton



May 18,19,and 20 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

July 13,14,and 15 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



May 16 and 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

July 11 and 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


To enroll, call Barbara at 1-800-286-2550 Ext 1

or Chris Mohr at 610-258-5161 Ext 717.

Questions or Comments?

We are available and, as always, we appreciate your feedback.

 Please tell us what you think.

 You can reach us by phone (800) 286-2550

or by email at blorah@innovativetekniques.com

9155 North Loop Road
Slatington, PA 18080