Please find below a list of changes released today to the ipLaser quoting service. Along with these more substantial changes, this release includes fixes to a number of small bugs.
Multi-quantity calls to secondary operations
With this release, your sec-op code will be called once for every quantity break in your source quote. So now you can adjust the price of the secondary op based on the requested quantity. Below is an example of how you can use this feature in your secondary operation. As an example, if you declare your required quantity for an item as “60,1,120”, then the secondary op code below will be called three times, once for each quantity.
Notification of materials about to expire
You can now optionally notify users of materials whose price is about to expire. This takes the form of a pop-up that happens when you log-in to ipLaser. For existing users this is off by default. To enable this feature, navigate to “General > Vendor Settings > Validity” as shown below.
With this feature enabled, all internal users will see a list similar to that shown below.
Clicking on the “Configure Material Validity Dates” button will take you to the material cost page. Clicking on the “Don’t show me again” button will stop the list showing in the future for that user. If that user wishes to re-enable the display of the list, this is possible via the user settings screen accessed by the gear icon in the page header:
For those vendors that use the ipLaser despatch feature, we have added a link to allow you to despatch direct from the quote.