Quickly Purge Those Aging Estimates You No Longer Need

Quickly Purge Those Aging Estimates You No Longer Need

Do you find yourself having to wade through estimates that are starting to get old and are now just clogging up the view your Manager SE Work-In-Progress (WIP) screen? You do NOT want to stop and open each one on the Order screen, then go to the Edit menu and select Remove Order one at a time for every one of these. That could take a long time — time that you could spend on more important tasks.

Instead, consider using the handy Purge Estimate feature to clear multiple aging estimates as once. It’s simply a matter of clicking the Purge Estimate button on the bottom of your WIP screen and then setting the ‘# of days’ threshold to set the range of records to remove. You may enter 90 days or any value that suits your purposes. Click OK to run it and then OK to the ‘confirm’ prompt and that cleanup job is done!

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NOTE: This function can be password protected in your Program Security Settings.

TIP: Save those “keeper” estimates by copying these into Revisions; that way you’ll also be reminded the next time the customer comes in for service! Then you can purge the aging estimate without losing the details.

About the Author

Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell first joined Mitchell 1 in 1985 and is a senior product marketing manager for Manager SE. He has experience with various Mitchell 1 products and is the company’s primary media developer for product training assets and a subject matter expert in shop management software and other Mitchell 1 products. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the AMI Board of Trustees from 2009-2015. He is also the “voice of Mitchell 1” – you’ll hear him on the recorded message when you call the Mitchell 1 office.