Stock points can be used to do separate ordering, stocktaking,
dispensing and sales of stock for different areas or
rooms in a shop or even at totally different premises.
All stock is located at a Stockpoint. There are two default
stockpoints in Toniq , Dispensary and Retail. Initially all stock
is allocated into those two stockpoints. Other stockpoints may
be added, such as a storeroom or dosepack packing area. Rolling
stocktakes can take place individually in each Stockpoint. This
reduces the errors caused by only counting the retail stock and not
the storeroom stock.
Stockpoints are normally identified by the workstation. For
example, all the POS computers will be identified as belonging to
the 'Retail' Stockpoint. But some of the workstations can 'act' for
several stockpoints. For instance an order can be received at one
Stockpoint BUT the program can direct the stock to any specified
Stockpoint. This means that you don't have to have any particular
workstation defaulting to the Storeroom Stockpoint.
Some groups of stores use this feature to have a central
database and 'thin clients' (remote desktop) accessing the database
over the internet.