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TASBooks - Stock forecasting

If your TASBooks licence includes Stock Control, the Stock Forecast report shows how long your current stock levels are likely to last based on the average sales over the past 12 months/13 periods. This helps to identify both over-stocking and which product lines are slow moving. Having this information to hand will help you to maintain appropriate stock levels and save money.

The following steps contain everything you need to print the Stock Forecast report in TASBooks.

To print the Stock Forecast report

  1. Stock > Print Product Reports > Print Stock Forecast Report (option 547).
  2. Sort > select whether you want to sort the report by product code or by group.
  3. If you want to print the report for only certain products or product groups > Range > click into the relevant Starting or Ending box > press F2 > select the range you want.
  4. Options > Show Stock Remaining in > choose whether you want to show stock levels lasting for weeks, or months.
  5. Show Products > select one of the following options:

    • Irrespective of Stock Remaining - Select this option if you want to show all stock items, no matter how much or how little stock is remaining.
    • Only when there is more than - Select this option if you only want to show stock that will last longer than your chosen timescale. In the weeks or months box, which changes according to the option you chose in step 4, select the period you want to apply.

  6. If you want to include items with zero stock, select the Include Items with Zero stock check box.
  7. If you want to include discontinued stock, select the Include discontinued stock items check box.
  8. Choose a destination for the report > Print.
  9. To close the Print Stock Forecast Report window > Cancel.