Customer List Tab

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For the Other Action Menu options (press F9 or the Other Actions Menu on the Button Bar) see Customer Other Actions Menu.

People or companies buying or selling goods and services are extremely valuable and are treated as such by Khaos Control. Customers and suppliers are often considered as effectively the same entity and as such many of the forms are very similar; it is highlighted where differences occur. The various Customer forms are often used in conjunction with other forms to complete a specific task (e.g. to create a new sales order).
The various screens capture or display relevant customer information. These areas form a large part of Khaos Control and there are many forms available.
Khaos Control stores Customer and Supplier records in the same table. You can control whether to display Customers or Suppliers by changing the setting of the 'Supplier' checkbox on the Customer/Supplier screen. References to customers in this section therefore also refer to suppliers, unless otherwise stated.

To access the Customer screen, click CwCuX.jpg (Customer) on the Command Window.

The Customer List Screen consists of three areas:

When this screen opens, the grid is empty. The filters in both the top and bottom information panes may be used to display specific customers.

Top Filters

The fields in this area can be used to search for a specific customer(s). Combination searches and the percentage (%) wildcard may be used to improve the search results.
The Customer/Supplier screen's top filters area.

  • URN: customer / company URN.
  • Company Name: customer / company name.
  • Surname: surname of customer or contact at company.
  • Town: name of town.
  • Post Code: postcode.
  • Address: address.

Customer List Tab Grid

  • Address Type: colour coded as follows:
    • Green: Invoice addresses
    • Red: Delivery addresses
    • Blue: Statement addresses
    • Yellow: Other address types
  • URN: customer / company URN.
  • Company Name: customer / company name.
  • Address: customer / company address.
  • Town: name of town.
  • Post Code: postcode.
  • Surname: surname of customer or contact at company.
  • Forename: forename of customer or contact at company.

Customer List Grid Context Menu

  • Colour Legend: provides information on the meaning of the background colours.
  • Goto Company: opens the [ Customer | Detail | General ] screen for selected customer.
  • Send Email: send email (based on an email template) to the selected customer(s).
  • List Manager: adds customers or suppliers to, or opens the List Manager.
  • Custom Reports: generate Custom Reports based on report templates for selected customer(s).
  • Update Selected Companies UDA: give the user the ability to bulk update customers UDAs.
  • Anonymise Selected Companies: allows the user to anonymise more than one company at a time by opening the Anonymise Multiple Companies Dialog.
  • Clear Selection: deselects the currently selected line(s).

Bottom Filters

Use the fields in this area to search for specific groups of customers. The bottom filter area has two sections; the first is displayed by default, to access the second click on the Yellow expansion open button button in the bottom right. To close the expanded menu click on the Purple expansion close button button in the bottom right. The bottom filters offer further search facilities.

The Customer/Supplier screen's bottom filters area.

  • Company Class: (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter) filter by company class.
  • Company Type: (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter) filter by company type.
  • Search Suppliers checkbox: search suppliers rather than customers.
    Note: if the option to Open Supplier in User Permissions is un-ticked then the user will not be able to see this checkbox.
  • Keycode: (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter) filter for customers that have used a specific key code.
  • Src: this check box should be used in conjunction with the key code filter and allows users to filter by customers' source key code (i.e. the first key code that they used).
  • E-mailing List Subscribers Only: only e-mailing list subscribers are displayed. (Customers can be marked as e-mail subscribers in the address tab).
  • Country: (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter) the user can filter by the country of the customer as defined in [ Customer | Detail | Financial ] tab.
  • BtnBlockChange.jpg: opens the Update Selected Items Dialog so Key codes, Price Lists, Company Classes etc can be assigned en-masse to selected customers.
    Note: when changing the Company Class only the Classification is changed and options such as Credit Limit, Pay Type and Calc Method are not updated.
  • Agent (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): view customers who have an Agent attached to their company record.
  • Send directly to List Manager: opens the List Manager and adds the currently selected customers to the List Manager.
  • BtnSKUDAFilter.jpg: filter by customer UDA.
Note: additional filters are available by clicking on the BtnArrowYesllowUpX.jpg button.

The Customer/Supplier screen's additional bottom filters area, which is revealed/hidden by pressing the arrow icon at the right-hand side of the bottom filters area.

  • Price List (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): view customers who have the Price List attached to their company record.
  • First Invoice Contact Only checkbox: returns only the first contact where multiple contacts exist.
  • Sale Source (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): view customers who have a default sales source code set against their company record in the Lookup Data Area of their [ Detail | General ] screen.
  • Company Status (default=off) (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): filter for company status as set against the customer in their [ Detail | General ] screen.
  • Email (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): search customer records for the specified email address.
  • Other Ref (Red Traffic Light Filter   /Green Traffic Light Filter   traffic light filter): search customer records for by the Other Reference field.

Note: to close the additional filters area click on the purple down button button.

See Also

Visit KhaosWikiX at http://wiki.keystonesupport.net/wiki_kcx/ to see the following:

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