The latest Sharp-aX software release

Hello everyone

It’s here!  – The latest Sharp-aX software release with lots of new features and there is something for everyone.

If you would like more information or just a chat – just pick up the phone – we’re here to help.

Enjoy our wonderful summer,

Best wishes, jean


Food Industry Product Data Module:  Erudus API Integration Completed
The food industries collaborative solution to sharing product data. Retrieve latest product specifications from over 2,700 food manufacturers from a single trusted source.

Stock Level Reorder Screen:  New List functionality
Filter, search, sort, add/remove columns, see filter row and summary on the reorder list view.

Stock Level Reorder Screen:  Add/remove lines
Add and delete missing items and lines.

Stock Level Reorder Screen:  New Validation and Appearance rules
Create validation and appearance rules to identify/highlight item lines based on purchasing criteria.

Stock Level Reorder Screen:  Mass update Quantity/Supplier
Update Quantities and/or Suppliers for all lines in two clicks on a column header.

Stock Level Reorder Screen:  Refresh
Refresh lines to ensure that the latest stock figures are displayed.

Customer:  Statement Email Address
Specify an alternative Email address in the Customer record for delivering monthly sales statements.

Touch Screens
Sharp-ax is now fully developed to work on touch screen devices.

Lump Sum Discount:  By Discount Amount
Enter ‘one discount amount’ which may be distributed across all order items.

Branch orders & Account Documents:  Improved visibility
See which Orders and Account Documents are raised for and by which branch.

Sales Return Note:  Collection Note Reference
Display Collection Note References on Sales Return Notes.

Order Entry:  Appearance Rules
Create appearance rules to highlight Order lines based on a specific criterion – such as ‘out of stock’, ‘below minimum margin’.

Stock Price Changes :  Add a Time
Time can be specified along with a date for a Stock Price change.
For instance, this price is to be applicable from 1st of August at 1pm.

Nominal Accruals:  Improved functionality
Import data, select an exchange rate, a cost centre, insert a row and choose columns.

Telesales->Sales Call:  New status – No Order Taken
Date & identify a Sales Call as ‘No Order’ when the Customer did not place an order.

New global/User Option:  Show Quote Selection in Sales Order Entry
Enable/disable the option to save Sales Quotes from the Order Entry screen.

New global/User Option:  Show Order Type Selection in Sales Order Entry
Disable the Order Type choices when there is only one option available for saving orders.

HMRC: Improved MTD Submissions
An improved facility to include “unstamped” late transactions from previous VAT quarters which were not included due to late invoice arrival or date errors.

Business Intelligence: Limit on workflows
Manage your system resources effectively by limiting the number of workflows which may be processed at one time.

Sharp-aX WebAPI:  Download file
Download files from Sharp-aX via the webAPI service.

Sharp-aX WebAPI: Prices on Sales Orders
Customer pricing to be applied when no prices entered on Sales Orders via WebAPI service.

Stock Tracking:  Stock adjustment
Option to adjust serial tracked items back into stock.

Mass Update:  Linked object fields
Set up a mass update function and update related object fields.


Posted: 24th July 2019

Posted in: General News

Customer Feedback

"The installation has gone very well, and it has saved us a lot of time and made us more efficient especially on the sales desk. We plan to grow the system over the next few years as the company grows"

Mark Slater, Manager
M&S Distributors

"I have worked closely with the Sharp-Ax Web Development Team for more than 4 years now. When we first started working together, I was incredibly green and had little knowledge of how to go about creating a website.

Sharp-Ax were incredibly patient and helped me through the early stages, quickly earning my trust and respect.

Throughout the process they have come up with some truly innovative solutions to tasks I have set and have worked with me to achieve a platform that I am very happy with.

I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone that is looking to either start a website from scratch or are looking to move their business. It sounds corny Jean, Manish and the rest of the team do actually prioritise the customer experience, which in this day and age is refreshing"

Gary Sanderson
Metro Fixings

Skilled, reliable, and excellent customer care

"I've been working closely with the web team at Sharp Ax now for over two years, and during that time they have always been thoroughly professional, reliable and most importantly, very good at what they do.

Our site has gone through strength to strength since we went live around 18 months ago, and it has now become a vital part of our business. We regularly receive glowing compliments about the layout and usability of our website from customers and suppliers, and while I would love to be able to take the credit for it, this is largely down to the website template and CMS, which is simple and easy to use.

As with all tech installations you may get the odd hiccup or something may not integrate seamlessly with your own system at first, but the best thing about Sharp Ax is that any problem is fixed quickly and with the minimum of fuss. It is clear that they prioritise customer satisfaction, which is refreshing to see from a tech company.

I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone and I look forward to continuing a strong working relationship moving forward"

Mark Collins
TC Fixings

"We had a big increase in our daily workload as we set up the new system. Our software problems proved to be minimal though and Sharp-aX came to our aid whenever required, so we were able to move forward with total confidence"

Dave Mansfield, Senior Systems and Network Administrator
Apex Grange Ltd

"We wanted to set the company up for the next 15 years with a totally modern Microsoft windows system that has everything we need and all the features that we will need as we grow, and is easy to use. Already it is like having another member of staff and we have all the daily knowledge we need at our fingertips. The sales order processing is splendid"

Simon Carter, Company Manager
Carter Mason Electrical Ltd

"I've looked at different systems and picked Sharp-Ax from Sharp-aX Computer Systems, because it used all modern windows techniques and was by far the best I saw; they are very experienced in electrical wholesalers systems and while they are a large software house which is reassuring, you are still treated as important, whatever size you are"

Jon Bishop, Branch manager
Connect Electrical