Friday, April 12, 2013

Request StudioCloud Marketing Materials

Due to an increase in requests for marketing materials we have attempted to streamline the process a little bit by creating a form on our website that you can use.  If you have an upcoming event, class, conference, or anything else, and you would like some marketing materials from StudioCloud then please let us know by using the form on our website.  The address for the form is below

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Integration

Back in December we announced that StudioCloud had partnered with to provide quality touchup to our customers.  So far we have had fantastic feedback from those users that have switched to but we have had some feedback.  The feedback that we received is that our customers wanted to continue submitting touchup orders directly through StudioCloud.  So we have been working hard with to switch our CloudTouchup interface over to the service.  This integration was made available in the latest update.

To get started with your account use the following steps:
  1. Login to the StudioCloud program, but make sure you have the latest update
  2. Go to the Cloud Services component
  3. Click on the Retouchup tab
    1. If you already have a account then no problem.  Go ahead and skip to step 7.
  4. Click the Manage button
  5. Click the Create Account. First Retouch Free! button
  6. Fill out the form to setup your new account
  7. Click the Retouchup API Key button
  8. Click the Get API Key button
  9. Enter your username and password and click the Save button
    1. This will contact directly to get your API Key and will put that key in the form for you
  10. Click the Save button
After you follow all of those steps your are ready to go.  To get started click the Retouchup Manager button and submit your first order.

Product Changes in the Invoice

With the most recent release of StudioCloud there were quite a few updates and changes to StudioCloud.  For a summary of the changes made please see the labs page 

One of the changes that was made affects how the available products, services, and packages are displayed when creating or editing an invoice.  A screenshot is available below to give you an idea of what the new product list looks like.

As you can see in this screen shot there is no longer an option in the list to click on a header and view only the products, services, or packages but rather the default is to "View All Items" which means that products, services, and packages are displayed together.  To distinguish between products, services, and packages when you view them together a [P] has been put in front of product name and a [S] has been put in front of service name.  Packages do not include any notation in front of the name. 

You can change which products, services and packages are visible by changing the price list in the combo box at the bottom of the table.  By default "All Products/Services" are displayed.

At the top of the products table is a combo box that says "View All Items" by default.  If you want to view only products, services, or packages you can do that by changing what is selected in that combo box.

One last thing to make note of is that if you hover your mouse over an item in this list you will get more details including the full description in  a tooltip and you can also still search for a product, service, or package using the search box at the top.

All of these changes were made to accommodate the QTY field that has been added in to this table.  The QTY field is for the inventory management component and we will have more on this in a future post.