On Demand Ticket Printing (Merchandise and Planograms)
The On Demand Ticket Printing menu provides access to batches created during the receiving process and batches uploaded to your store for planogram tickets. You can also create your own batches when necessary.
On Demand Ticket Printing offers flexibility, where you can sort, create, view, edit, print and delete ticket batches.
Planogram Ticket Batches
On Demand Ticket Printing also allows you to print tickets for planograms using the same process. There are several differences.
- Planogram tickets are automatically uploaded centrally by store. Each store receives only the planogram tickets for their store.
- A separate ticket batch is created for each category of tickets in the planogram, e.g., Salty Snacks 2FT, Bagged Candy 2FT.
- Each uploaded ticket batch remains available for re-print until the next planogram is uploaded. For example, the Salty Snacks 2FT planogram is accessible until a new planogram is uploaded for Salty Snacks 2FT; then, the previoys batch is replaced by the new batch.
- Planogram ticket batches are intermixed with the merchandise tickets, and initially displayed by Batch Number in descending order. You can then sort and filter by the available criteria on the On Demand Ticket Printing ► Maintain Ticket Batches screen, e.g., Batch #, Origin, Created Date, Printed Date, Status, Ticket Type, Operator or Printer.
For items exclusive to a specific store, e.g., imprinted items, the SKUs sent in the planogram download are not the actual SKU number. They display as alpha SKUs in the SKU-Description column of Ticket Batch Details. You need to update the alpha SKUs for printing with the actual SKU of the item at your store.
The entire batch of the tickets can be printed. For the alpha SKUs, you need to create a batch and enter the store-specific SKU for those items on the planogram.
The identified items in the screen shot below are examples of how the alpha SKUs display in the Ticket Batch Details ► SKU-Description column when uploaded.
On Demand Ticket Printing Process
To access On Demand Ticket Printing:
- Select Ticket Printing from the MMS - Inventory Management main screen.
The Ticket Printing menu displays.
- Select On Demand Ticket Printing.
The Maintain Ticket Batches menu displays. Both merchandise and planogram ticket batches display.
Note: Planogram batches are identified by Origin as Planogram and the category is listed in the Description column.
Note: The Price, Department, and Dpt-Description normally display. The above screen shot is using test data.
The layout and functionality of the Maintain Ticket Batches screen is very similar to other MMS - Inventory Management screens. You can filter by a number of fields at the top of the screen. You can also sort the batches by a number of fields in the dynamic grid listing of the current batches. A status for each batch is maintained and displays in the Status column.
If the ticket batch is created from the receiving process, the PO number is listed in the Description column. If you create a batch, the description that you entered when creating the batch displays in the Description field.
From the main On Demand Ticket Printing screen, Maintain Ticket Batches, you can:
- Create a Batch
- Edit Batch
- Print (or re-print) a Batch
- Delete a Batch
Highlight the row of the batch and select the action button to proceed, except when you want to Create a Batch.
Create a Batch
To create a batch of tickets to print based on a specific need outside of receiving, e.g., setting shelves that require a ticket:
- Select the Create a Batch button.
The Ticket Batch Maintenance screen displays. The Ticket Batch Maintenance screen is used to confirm the ticket type for printing and provide a batch description. The ticket type selected defaults to all SKUs in the batch. You can also change the default printer.
- Enter a description for the batch in the Description field.
- Select Ticket Type-Lookupto review the available ticket types.
Select the checkbox in the Select column next to a Ticket Type, if you want to change from the default listed on the Ticket Batch Maintenance screen. Then, select Accept to save the change.
- Select Printer Lookup to change the printer, if necessary.
- Select Ticket Details to add the SKUs to the batch.
The Ticket Batch Details screen displays.
- Select Add New SKU.
The Add New SKU window displays.
You can type the SKU directly in the SKU # field.
Note: The price is retrieved if left blank. The default Ticket Type is 3; the default ticket quantity is 1.
You can also select SKU Lookup. The SKU Lookup screen displays.
You can then search for the SKU, using the Search SKU field. Once the correct SKU displays, select the checkbox.
- Select Accept to add the SKU to the batch.
- Continue the steps to add SKUs until the batch is complete.
A message displays after the SKU is accepted: Changes have been updated.
You also have the option to complete the following tasks from the Ticket Batch Details screen. You can:
- Delete SKU: Select the checkbox in the Sel column next to the SKU, then select Delete SKU. The SKU is deleted from the batch.
- Print SKU(s): Select the checkbox in the Sel column next to the SKU(s), then select Print SKU(s) to print individual SKUs from the list, rather than the entire batch.
- Select Printto print the ticket batch.
- After selecting Print, the Select a Print Order Window displays. Select the button to indicate the order you want the tickets to print.
Tickets are printed at the printer based on the order selected.
If you choose not to print the batch at that time, select the Back button on both screens to exit to the main screen.
The newly created batch is displayed in the list on the Maintain Ticket Batches screen. The user name is listed in the Operator field; On Demand is listed in the Origin field. This helps distinguish the batches that were uploaded from the batches created by users.
Print a Batch
To print tickets:
- Highlight the batch to be printed and select Print a Batch.
The Select a Print Order screen displays.
- Select the order to print the tickets by clicking the a button.
A screen displays with the printing status.
View a Batch
Highlight the row of the batch from the Maintain Ticket Batches screen, then select the View button to view the Ticket Batch Details. The Ticket Batch Details screen displays, with no functionality to make changes. You can Search for a SKU or Print.
Edit a Batch
Highlight the row of the batch from the Maintain Ticket Batches screen, then select the Edit a Batch button to edit Ticket Batch Details. The Ticket Batch Details screen displays. Adjustments can be made to ticket Quantity, Type (Tky Typ), and Price. Click Accept to update the changes.
From the Ticket Batch Details screen you can:
- Back: Return to the previous menu.
- Add new SKU.
- Delete SKU: Select the checkbox in the Sel column next to the SKU, then select Delete SKU.
- Print SKU(s): Select the checkbox in the Sel column next to the SKU(s), then select Print SKU(s)to print individual SKUs from the list, rather than the entire batch.
- SKU Search
- Accept: Select Accept to Save.
Delete a Batch
You have the option to delete ticket batches. This is helpful in maintaining your batch queue. You may not always need to print tickets for every receiving session. Deleting ticket batches makes no changes to the receiving session.
To delete a batch:
- Highlight the row of the batch from the Maintain Ticket Batches screen.
- Select the Delete a Batch button.
A Delete Confirmation window displays, allowing you to stop the delete process if necessary.
- Select Yes to delete the ticket batch. The ticket batch is deleted.
A delete confirmation displays.
Select No to cancel.