Development roadmap

Task Description Status Expected Actual Comments
QBO integration improvement In Progress 10/06/2018 Several enhancements like optional auto-sync, connect/disconnect wizard to/from QBO, additional sync elements (categories, classes, custom fields) and help with sync errors resolution
Smart reordering In Progress 21/10/2018 – Inventory velocity, lead times, safety stock
– Reorder function analysis report
– Manufacturing schedule
Workflow and automation In Progress TBA External actions and automation rules. Document status change on external events
Avalara tax software integration In Progress 18/11/2018 Achieve compliance with sales tax requirements through automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.
In-app messaging In Progress 14/10/2018 Send messages to other DEAR users while they are logged in to DEAR web or mobile app
POS – Stage 5 enhancement In Progress TBA 1. Shipment from the store. Outlet will get order online and do shipment to the customer address.
‘No inventory tracking’ function In Progress 25/11/2018 – Add ‘No tracking’ option at product level to suppress availability check when selling product
– Add ‘No tracking’ option at account level to suppress availability check when selling any products
DEAR payments platform Planned TBA Introduce DEAR Payments platform to enable users pay bills directly from the systems. Functionality will be backed up by Stripe.
Account conversion function Planned TBA To improve system performance conversion will reduce the amount of historical data system needs to select when making user requests. Conversion will create new account with opening balance, pending documents and make current account read-only. If required read-only account will be available for reporting and browsing only at fixed price
Inventory change logs and reporting Planned TBA Log will be available to the end users and contain full breakdown of changes to available/on hand quantities
Customer and dynamic pricing Planned TBA Individual product price per customer. Product page will have additional tab – Price where user can view/edit supplier and customer prices. Dynamic pricing will include:
1. Mark up from average cost,
2. Mark up from Fixed Price,
3. Mark up from Latest Price.
Enhance Security Features Planned TBA Optionally DEAR users will be able to:
– force user password changes on regular basis,
– disallow repeated password change,
– introduce two factors authentication using Google authenticator,
– user access log (login/logout datetime, change reference books data, product info, customer/supplier info)
Partner portal enhancement Planned TBA Add dashboard and make further changes to partner portal functionality
Additional hardware support for POS Planned TBA We will increase range of supported hardware, mostly printers and scanners
User suggestions Phase 1 Planned TBA – Increase list of events that can trigger notifications. Notification Options for: Minimum Stock Hit, Backordered PO Received, credit limit exceeded, sale made for exceeded credit account.
– Improve User management module, add import/export option, introduce User Roles.
– Special Access permissions to see Bill of Materials
– Add Address Finder/Autocomplete feature using Google Autocomplete Address Form
User suggestions Phase 2 Planned TBA – Invoice Printed and Invoice Sent flags on the View All Sales Screen.
– DEAR Inventory, to allow return of items to different location it was purchased from
– Add Discounts shown in reports as %, currently report shows currency only
– Auto application of discounts, possibly a setting that will apply discount to the order upon Authorization rather than having to click the discount button.
– Ability to enter line items which are not products/service items. Can essentially be used as a separator for larger invoices
User suggestions Phase 3 Planned TBA – Tasks and Notifications can’t sign up in trial, nor can a user trial the features when they have a paid account. Can we create some sort of trials for these modules which should increase take up. It would be good to have a code we can give out to users as a promotion that would allow them access for a defined period of time.
– Ability to delete customer/supplier contacts in bulk.
– Bulk actions for advanced sales orders.
User suggestions Phase 4 Planned TBA – Report scheduling should allow multiple conditions and multiple actions, so users can send different report layouts of the same report to different people
– Add option ‘All reports’ into Scheduled Reports
– Smart Period Defaults such as Last Year MTD (Month-to-date), Last YTD (Year-to-date) for reports
User suggestions Phase 5 Planned TBA – Snapshot of account/ temporary staging environment, sandbox to allow users to test functions, play around with system using their own data.
– Unit of measure import/export
– Change report saving logic, add “Save Report As” option. Currently you need to select a new report and name it before you are able to save the new report.
– Bulk pick list performance optimisation for large selections that include 100s of orders
– Include carrier on pick list
DEAR WMS Pick to voice feature Planned TBA Adding voice-directed option to improve picking accuracy and the speed of the pick performed by the warehouse staff.
Add  quick access icon (+) to the app top bar Planned TBA Provide access to often used functions
POS – Stage 6 enhancement Planned TBA – add customer phone/email to POS receipts
– POS Sales Prices per Customer. Price tiers assigned to customers when selected
– Special access levels for price changes and discounts
– Account on Hold option if client reached Credit Limit for On Account invoices-Add Tax rules adjustment/editing dialog on checkout
– change calculation module
Improve Reorder Backordered function Planned TBA Add filter by Location. Currently it is calculating available stock in all locations combined.
Shopify integration extension Planned TBA Add support for Multiple Returns
Improvement to invoice Undo function Planned TBA Allow undoing purchase/sale Invoice without undoing the entire purchase/sale. Also o make minor edits such as address changes, payment due dates, contact information will be available without undoing
Product Family enhancement Planned TBA View Additional Attribute values for variants with ability to specify them once attribute set is selected on Product Family.
eCommerce integrations enhancement Planned TBA Add multiple locations to all eCommerce integrations that don’t support multiple locations at the moment.
DEAR to DEAR integration Complete 15/07/2018 23/09/2018 Send or receive invoices directly to/from another DEAR organisation
Shipping zones Complete 09/09/2018 09/09/2018 – implementing shipping zones down to postcode level
– import shipping rates from CSV file
Xero Integration Complete 09/09/2018 09/09/2018 New option to consolidate sales invoices before sending to Xero to eliminate Xero’s 1000 orders per month restriction
POS – Stage 4 enhancement Complete 31/07/2018 09/09/2018 – New User interface
– Integartion with Paymentsense, card payment solution for small businesses in the UK
Magento 2 Integration Complete 30/08/2018 02/09/2018
Amazon integration improvement Complete 10/06/2018 30/06/2018 Importing fees and charges
Order Routing Complete 15/07/2018 29/07/2018 Use shipping address to route sales orders to specific warehouse
Shopify integration enhancement Complete 10/06/2018 15/06/2018 Some extra features to utilise new Shopify API
Mobile app for warehouse managament Complete 10/06/2018 15/06/2018 1. Stocktake/inventory count
2. Stock receiving
3. Put away
4. Stock write-off
5. Stock transfer
POS – Stage 3 enhancement Complete 30/05/2018 15/06/2018 1. Product ordering. Outlet staff should be able to order products either
a) using reorder function or
b) by creating direct orders to supplier or
c) requesting transfer from main warehouse or other outlet
3. Serial numbers in POS
4. POS layout for smartphone
5. POS register customisable catalog layout
6. Additional reporting
Pick and Pack mobile app Complete 15/04/2018  01/05/2018 Android application for ScanSKU Android Barcode Scanner to streamline order fulfilment process and show all outstanding orders available for picking
Tasks, Reminders and Scheduled reports Complete 15/05/2018  10/05/2018 Part of Notification module. When activated it will create reminder on orders to approve, payments due etc.Also some DEAR reports can be generated on regular basis and emailed to distribution list. These reports perfect for those who are not logged into DEAR.
Shipping Rates Estimates and Shipping Labels Complete 15/03/2018  30/04/2018 Shipping rates will be set manually (shipping zones) or provided via integration with following platforms: Shipstation, StarShipit, Shippit (including label printing)
Advanced Purchase Module Complete 15/06/2018  10/05/2018 New purchase module to include
– Multiple invoices, credit notes and deliveries for single purchase order
– Standalone credit notes
– Service-only purchase
Xero integration improvement Complete 30/04/2018  10/05/2018 Several enhancements like optional auto-sync, connect/disconnect wizard to/from Xero and help with sync errors resolution
B2B Portal – Stage 5 enhancement Complete 30/04/2018  30/04/2018
1. Option for customer of B2B to save B2B invoice to their DEAR Inventory account directly from the portal page

2. Option for customer of B2B portal to email order/invoice from B2B portal to have a record other than just in dear

3. Send email notification to customer when order has been shipped with link to the invoice for downloading
4. Send email notification to supplier when the invoice has been viewed/downloaded
5. Email notifications when customer opens and downloads invoice
6.Allow quantity to be shown for products within a family on the bulk order screen
7.Add shipping fee calculations based on total order weight or # of items. ( Will be done through a 3rd party shipping integration )
8.Additional Stock Availability Display
“In Stock” (green), ” Out of Stock” (red) and “Display Quantity” (green), if there is a stock outage, but also a quantity on order, the B2B Portal should display “Coming Soon” (amber)
Zapier integration Complete 21/03/2018 03/04/2018 Zapier connects more web apps than anyone. Zapier integrates with apps such as Facebook Lead Ads, Slack, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, Google Docs & many more! Slack. Mailchimp. Google Sheets. Trello.
FBA integration improvement Complete 10/03/2018 10/03/2018 Several changes to improve integration usability:
– Stock quantity auto-sync between FBA and DEAR location on daily/weekly/monthly basis
– User interface for Catalog view to match general DEAR design concept
– Operation Log on FBA integration page to indicate some FBA related events, like catalog updates.
API Version 2 Complete 15/01/2018 30/01/2018 Add to the List of available endpoints:

– Product Family
– All reference book endpoints
– Assembly
– Disassembly
– Inventory Write-Off
– Money tasks
– Journal tasks
– Customer/Supplier
B2B Portal – Stage 3 enhancement Complete 15/01/2018 25/01/2018
1. Order notifications for new Sales from B2B portal
2. Option to set Minimum Order Quantity per SKU
3. Contacts tab on B2B integration page to show all invited clients
4. Option to show/hide orders created for the customer outside B2B portal
6. Option for customer of B2B portal to delete some or all out of stock items from the cart
8. Add option Favorites to let customer save most used products and provide quick access to the list
9. Add optional product availability report to B2B portal. Customers can check available and order products and prices
10. Option to Export order list from B2B portal for given date range
11. Ability to hide prices on screen. User can switch off/on price information without affecting other users
14. Use product attributes and tags in search function
B2B Portal – Stage 4 enhancement Complete 31/01/2018 25/01/2018
1.The ability to add text and info to the log-in page where information can be added on how to apply for an account and how to log in etc.
2.Easy portal access for field Sales Representative that place orders onsite on behalf of customers (Impersonation of portals)
4.The ability to send out B2B Portal invites to multiple customers at once. The invitation link will be exportable into a customer CSV file so it can be added to email campaigns via 3rd party applications.
5.Add an icon that highlights NEW products
6.Add icon next to the “Invite to Portal” icon to tell if the customer has created a password/account
7.Add another invitation status “ACCEPTED” to know the customer received the invite and accepted
8.Add [CustomerEmail] to the B2B portal invitation email so when a customer receives the invitation and chooses a password they’ll also know which email they’ll need to use when signing in
9.Access to logs confirming that an invitation was sent
11.Make the appearance of additional attributes optional on the portal
12.Product page display customisation –
– Dont show extra paramaters
– Show in specifications tab
– Show under product code on the main product section/next to the image
13.A button to navigate back to the catalog from the product info pages
14.Change the backorder/split delivery descriptions. Make heading “Delivery Options if one or more items are Out of Stock”
– “Single Delivery; delay whole order until all items are in stock”
– “Multiple Deliveries; ship all available items now, ship currently unavailable items later”
16.Show short description under product heading on the Product Info pages
17.Ability to add customisable shopping cart icon
18.Add ‘Back’ & ‘Checkout’ buttons to Product pages to streamline the customer experience. The text of these buttons will be customisable.
20.Custom Domain mapping for B2B portal
POS – Stage 2 enhancement Complete 31/01/2018
1. DEAR discount model should be replicated in POS
2. Stocktake module should be developed in POS. All POS users should be able to perform stocktake. Partial counts by brand or tag should be supported.
3. Server report should be available on mobile POS for selected outlet. This will help outlet staff to direct customers to the right outlet if in the current outlet product is out of stock
4. Transfer between outlets.
5. System should show product list with product details applicable to the current outlet.
8. Coupon discounts. Coupons send via email and valid until certain point in the future. Client who receives coupons will be eligible for discount.
9. Integration with payment processors (Vantiv, Tyro).Integration with payment processors, card readers, different printers and scanners. We will consider Paypal, Square,Stripe and others (follow the link below)
10. Price label printing .
11. Incorporate Card Readers in POS.POS application should be able to accept payments by credit cards. Swipe, contactless cards, as well as chip cards. Stripe, Square, Tyro and Vantive payment processors to consider

12. Incorporate Barcode scanners in POS.

13. Barcode print on receipt and search.Implement barcode print on receipt and barcode search in Sales History page and customer search
14. Integrate with Star mPOP and optimize star printer communication. Integrate with drawer and scanner

15. Quick Keys
16. Pin codes for quick POS screen locking.
17. Implement live search for products and customers.
18. Custom payment methods.

19.Payment Method Summary report, Customer Credit report
Notification Centre Complete 15/01/2018 15/01/2018
Users will be able to get an overview of all notifications stemming from various sources (B2B, e-commerce, in-app sales). This will help them  become aware of critical real-time information.
Payment distribution On-hold Improved supplier/customer payment distribution. Loading data from banks files
Mobile point of sale (POS) Complete 15/02/2017 20/02/2017 POS works in web browser, under Android or iOS .It supports offline mode, all sales created offline will be synced to your DEAR account once online mode is back.
Supports popular discounting models (buy one get one free, brand and category discounts along with simple discount per order or line item)
You include receipt note to record extra information about the sale. It will be printed (optionally) on receipt.
You can process Sale On Account, Layby and let your customers earn loyalty points. Full support for customer accounts.
Cashier can put sale on hold (park sales) to take payment from another register or recommence sale at any time later.
Refunds and Returns are available with options to put refund to store credit or return to the customer using original payment method. If loyalty program is enabled for the customer every time they make a purchase system calculates loyalty point that can be used in the future.
Accept credit/debit card payments through Square payment processor. Cash payment option is available as well and calculates change and applies rounding when required. Customer can opt to use different payment methods for a single sale that include cash, credit cards, gift certificates, laybys, on account sales and store credits.
Full receipt customisation is available. You can include info regarding current and forthcoming promotions, put your logo or logo of brans on sale, etc.
Register closure and cash management are supported
Support for Barcode Scanning. Add items to the sale by scanning. Also search products by brand, category, SKU
Every shop/outlet can me mapped to individual inventory location to have separate inventory control and counts for every outlet. Multiple registers available per outlet to report on sales activity. Every cashier has separate user account to control access permissions and track sales.
Credit note functionality Complete 15/02/2017  10/04/2017 Multiple credit notes for single invoice, credit notes distributed across multiple invoices
Improved Expense Distribution Complete 15/02/2017  12/03/2017 Expenses like freight and handling fees can be allocated to customer orders as manual journals using pro-rata method.
B2B Portal – Stage 2 enhancement Complete 30/01/2017  10/04/2017 1. Download price lists with images as PDF file and excel file with product barcodes, SKUs, names

2. Add optional dimensions, weight, product attributes and quantity based discounts to the product details page when available
3. Add optional short description field to DEAR product page to be used along with product name on B2B product details page.
4. Add Guest user role which cannot shop, but can browse/print catalogue.
5. At checkout stage add two options to choose from :
– Single delivery, place on Backorder if out of stock
– Multiple deliveries if out of stock
6. Show fulfilment status on orders

B2B Portal Complete 15/10/2016 15/10/2016 Our B2B portal allows your customers to visit your web shop (multiple shops supported) and make new order, see all orders made before. Copying items from previous order is available. Special pricing per customer and basic portal customisation are available. If you have Stripe or Paypal account your customers can pay orders online using these payment processor.
Multiple fulfillments Complete 15/12/2016 22/01/2017 Multiple pick, pack and ship tasks for single sales invoice/order.
B2B Portal – Stage 1 enhancement Complete 15/12/2016 10/01/2017 1. Implement payment options using Paypal and Stripe
2. Printing orders/invoices from the B2B portal. Single order/invoice template will be supported initially.
3. Optional ‘Required by date’ field for customers to enter. This field will be transferred to the ‘Required By’ field on DEAR Sales order page. Add checkbox ASAP next to it to indicate that it should be delivered as soon as possible.
4. Add new parameter on B2B integration page to control number of products on search/catalogue page. The number will be limited to 48 items per page to keep page response time acceptable.
5. Optional comment field on checkout page for every item in the cart
6. Content of Invitation, reset password, order notification emails should be customizable
7. Notes area on checkout page. Content will be saved to DEAR Sales order internal memo.
8. Use content of Carrier table to fill delivery methods on B2B integration page. At checkout step preselect delivery method as per customer’s carrier settings.
9. Add In Stock / Out of stock indicator to the items on all pages showing catalogue
Advanced Reporting Complete 10/07/2016 (Phase 1 complete). To simplify reconciliation between DEAR and your accounting software we are adding set of reports that will be comparable with the reports you can find in your accounting software.
Floship Integration Complete 15/01/2016 30/01/2016 Floship is a leading provider of international fulfillment, recognized for fast and cost-effective worldwide shipping services.
Multiple DEAR organisations Complete 15/01/2016 25/01/2016 Use single user login details to access multiple DEAR accounts
Vend – phase 2 Complete 15/12/2015 04/01/2016 Add import from Vend – purchase orders, stock transfer and stocktake
eBay Integration (Phase 2) Complete 25/09/2015 25/12/2015 Add support for multiple eBay marketplaces. Add support for eBay variants. Import payments from eBay
Square Complete 15/12/2015 04/01/2016 Square is one service that supports your entire business, from a register in your pocket to reports on your laptop.
Handshake Complete 25/09/2015 23/11/2015 B2B Portal. Write bigger orders, See more customers, Process and ship your orders faster, Reduce order processing costs, Increase your order accuracy
Fulfilled by Amazon Integration Complete 25/08/2015 23/11/2015
Magento Integration (Phase 2) Complete 15/09/2015 18/10/2015 Add support for multiple Magento shops. Import payments from Magento
Paypal Checkout Integration Complete 15/08/2015 23/08/2015 It works within your site—customers can pay instantly, without being redirected away to complete the transaction.
Import bills and invoices from Xero Complete 30/06/2015 18/08/2015 When implemented this will open really unlimited integration opportunity for any Xero clients and add-on providers to take advantage of powerful DEAR Inventory features.
Shipstation Integration Complete 25/07/2015 18/08/2015 We already can push sales orders to Shipstation. Now we would like to pull orders from Shipstation. If you already use Shipstaion to collect and fulfil orders from your sales channels, you may find that the only missing bit is the good inventory system. DEAR Inventory will fill this gap for you
Stripe Checkout Integration Complete 25/07/2015 10/07/2015 Checkout is an embeddable payment form for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. It works within your site—customers can pay instantly, without being redirected away to complete the transaction.
Amazon Marketplace Integration Complete 07/07/2015 07/07/2015
CSV file load for purchase and sales Complete 25/04/2015 30/06/2015 Let users load historical sales and purchases from accounting systems or sales channels.
Etsy Integration Complete 25/06/2015 25/06/2015
Capsule CRM Complete 10/05/2015 25/06/2015
API Interface – Phase 2 Complete 10/05/2015 10/05/2015 POST/PUT methods to create/update sales, payments, tracking numbers and credit notes
Neto integration Complete 30/04/2015 15/05/2015
WooCommerce integration Complete 30/03/2015 07/04/2015
Vend integration Complete 30/03/2015 07/04/2015
Big Commerce integration Complete 30/09/2014 30/03/2015
Disassembly module. Auto-disassembly. Complete 05/03/2014 20/03/2014 New module will let users disassembly items when multiple output items will be inventoried from one input item. This feature also will be used to do automatic conversion between different units of measure (e.g. box to items, tonnes to kilos etc.).
Bulk product upload for Shopify and Magento Complete 14/03/2014 20/03/2014 While currently available publishing functions for sale channels work fine there is a need to have bulk publishing option clients who maintain 1000s of items.
Commission based drop shipping On Hold Currently drop shipping model implemented in DEAR Inventory assumes retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price. But some retailers earn an agreed percentage of the sales in commission, paid by the wholesaler to the retailer. So changes will be done to job costing module to allow commission based invoicing to wholesaler/manufacture.
Repair order module On Hold For users who do after sale service and who sells items with serial numbers (e.g. electronics). Module will keep records on all repairs and service calls associated with particular serial number.
Individual tax rules per invoice line Complete 10/02/2014 10/02/2014 Adding tax rules per invoice line will make DEAR invoice fully compatible with invoices produced by accounting software like Xero or QBO. Currently DEAR users can’t create mix of taxable and not taxable items in one invoice.
Drop Ship functionality Complete 20/01/2014 20/01/2014 During a Sales Order if an item is marked as Drop Ship, out of stock or it is best to Drop Ship you should be able to mark specific items for Drop Ship. This would then direct you to create a Purchase Order directly associated with that Sale Order. This Purchase Order would then be a Drop Ship and not be received into inventory. After that it is just a matter of Invoicing SO and PO normally.
Email Templates Complete 30/01/2014 20/01/2014 You will be able to pre-set emails you are sending to customers and suppliers.
Mobile version of stocktake page On Hold You will be able to do your stocktake on an mobile device not just onto printed stock sheets.
Fulfillment integration with Shopify Complete 17/11/2013 21/11/2013 Shopify will send an automated email to the customer once its order is full filed. If the orders are pushed from Shopify to Dear, once an order is shipped i.e. fulfilled, the information of shipment should be pulled back to Shopify too.
Kitted or Packaged Products/SKUs that are not preassembled into finished good but simply a list of other (already finished goods) SKUs Complete 08/11/2013 10/11/2013 New checkbox is added in the bill of materials ‘Auto-Assembly/Kit’ indicating that products can be automatically assembled when sale order is authorised. If the product is available in stock the system will assemble only deficiency in quantity required to complete the sale order.
Product Traceability and Track Expiration Dates Complete 19/08/2013 21/08/2013 Ability to enter specific lot numbers of products, usage of each traceable product, information on when date sensitive products are due to expire, facilitate with product recall by identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of products
Backorders enhancement Complete 14/07/2013 Create purchase orders only for backordered items filtered by customers and/or product tags
Finished goods enhancement Complete 07/07/2013 10/07/2013 Finished goods now can include not only direct materials but also direct labour and applied manufacturing overhead
Stock take/ Stock adjustment enhancement Complete 03/07/2013 03/07/2013 Add function to data entry stock in addition to loading from CSV file
Product Family enhancement Complete 28/06/2013 26/06/2013 Create and maintain, buy and sell similar products applying bulk select/update operations. Auto-generate SKUs.
Shopify integration Complete 24/06/2013 18/06/2013
Volume Based Discounts Complete 07/06/2013 07/06/2013 A volume based discount is an adjustment to the price of a item based on the quantity in the quote line or order line item. Simple method will be used.
Serial/Batch Numbers Tracking Complete 07/06/2013 30/05/2013 Track serial or batch numbers on the receiving stock side and the selling side of business.
Application Dashboard Complete 23/05/2013 22/05/2013 Summary of outstanding tasks and quick shortcuts to the most used actions.
Recurring Invoices Complete 30/05/2013 20/05/2013 Enter details for a sales invoice you send and mark it as Recurring Task. DEAR will automatically create and save invoices with Draft status. You’ll need to complete the process by authorising them.
User-defined fields for customers and suppliers Complete 15/05/2013 15/05/2013 Let you keep additional information about your customers and suppliers specific to your business.
Service only invoice Complete 20/05/2013 20/05/2013
User-defined price tier names Complete 15/05/2013 15/05/2013
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