It has been a while since I’ve been able to post anything on here… If you thought Astral was no more, you were wrong! We are working really hard to reach our goal, which is to make the next release solid enough for your non-profit’s daily needs in managing sales, users, members and events so we can focus on finally working on the customer self service area.
Our third alpha release is going to be the best yet! I am planning on writing about them for the next couple of days. We are stronger than ever!
In this post I want to show you our new sales screen. Not the one that cashiers use to sell tickets, but the one that staff memebrs in your organization will use to create sales when they are not running the tickets desk.
One of the shortcomings of the sales screen we have in alpha2 is that you always have to select an organization and a customer for a sale. What if you that user is not part of an organization? Also, with a whole bunch of events on the database, the dropdown for selecting events starting to have way too much data. What about the fact that you can add at most two events in a sale?
We fixed all of those problems! We also added a new feature: products. Yes! Now you can sell products in sales, besides selling tickets. You may also add what school grades these students are in! Heck, you can even sell only products if you want! I don’t know why we didn’t think of all that earlier…
All you have to do now is select if that sale is for a customer or organization, select who the customer is, pick the date the event is happening which will fetch events ONLY happening that particular day and select products that will be added to a sale. Also, you can add as many events as you want to a particular sale. Neat!
Last but not least, you can also select the school grade the students for a particular group are in. Are they a group of second graders mixed with third and fourth graders? No problem! You can check all that apply. Or none at all!
In the next blog post is going to be about what is new in Calendar. There is quite a lot. See you then!