Everything in one place
Manage all your data in one place, saving time and eliminating duplication. Store information about contacts, wants, communications, stock, images, appro, consignments, shares, artists, invoices, margin scheme, reminders and much more. Find anything in seconds using the powerful QuickFind feature.
Store details for an unlimited number of purchased or consigned items. Add multiple images simply by drag-and-drop. Link items to a maker or artist, enter description, price, provenance, literature, exhibitions, edition, condition, shipping, location and much more. Print a stock tear sheet in seconds or email direct to your clients.
If you have a SeekUnique website, simply check a box in Business Manager to display the item on your website. Check another box to make it a ‘featured item’. Sold items can be automatically marked as sold or removed. No need to resize your images or remember to update your website since Business Manager does it automatically.
Take advantage of the powerful integration and automation features to keep you in control of your business. Create an invoice and Business Manager automatically updates the stock records and client history automatically. Print stock or address labels with ease. Use the automated reminders to ensure that you never miss a sale.
Marketing & Reporting
Make informed business decisions using the powerful analysis and reporting features. See which exhibitions worked best for you and identify your best customers, then use the marketing features to generate extra sales. Send personalised HTML newsletters with stock images and links to your website in seconds.
Benefit from our top-notch support service provided to you at no extra charge. Business Manager support includes remote log-on as well as telephone and email, so you have complete peace of mind. All software updates are included and we invite customers to recommend new features and improvements.
Keep track of all your prospects, clients, suppliers, consigners, dealers, friends and family…
The Business Manager Contacts module is your new 'address book'. Each contact can have multiple people, multiple addresses, and wants (stock categories or artists/makers they like). All correspondence to and from each contact can be viewed here along with their invoice history, purchase history (if they are a supplier) or consignment history.
Create reminders to chase prospects, categorise contacts for targeted marketing, add contacts to one or more mailing lists and much more.
Keep track of all your purchased, consigned and sold stock…
Store details for an unlimited number of purchased or consigned items. Add multiple images simply by dragging. Link items to a maker or artist, enter a title, description, price, provenance, literature, exhibitions, edition, condition, shipping, location and much more. Print a stock tear sheet or email it direct to your clients. Print stock labels or packing lists. Enter purchase details which will be used to automatically calculate your VAT Margin Scheme liability when you sell the item. For consigned items, commissions are calculated automatically. Manage items 'On Appro', stock location movements and share purchases. Metric dimensions are automatically converted to imperial and visa versa.
It's also really easy to find anything in seconds. Whether you're simply searching for items in a specific category or have very specific customer requirements, e.g. Find all bookcases that are up to £10,000 and between 150 cm to 175 cm wide by a certain maker.
The Stock module list view shows all the items that match your search criteria…
Scroll through items to find the one you want using the text or the thumbnail images. Click the column headings to sort the list of click the left arrow to see the full detail view of any stock item. Also on the left side, the green coloured stock numbers indicates that these are available for sale and the pink ones are sold - a way to quickly identify stock status - just one of many quick visual indicators throughout Business Manager.
Business Manager helps you to manage your share partners...
Identify your share partners for each stock item along with their percentages and Business Manager shows you their respective percentage of all the costs. When entering costs, specify whether you are paying the full cost and claiming back from share partners or whether you are just paying your percentage. In the former case, Business Manager can automatically invoice your share partners for their share of the costs. You can also produce a settlement to settle up with your partners once you've sold the item.
Print stock labels with or without images…
Quickly print stock labels directly from Business Manager without needing to use any other software. Labels can be easily customised with merge fields and even dynamic calculations, e.g. to show your price in a foreign currency based on today's exchange rate plus 5%. Print labels with or without stock images. Customise label layouts to produce a packing list. Suits all standard Avery label sizes up to 65 labels on a sheet.
We also offer a customisation option to work with individual label printers like those from Dymo or Brother or ones used for the jewellery industry in order to print labels one-at-a-time.
Easily manage all your sales invoices…
Business Manager makes it really easy to create and manage all your invoices for both margin scheme and normal items that are priced either including or excluding VAT. It's a simple point and click process to add items to an invoice with the stock items automatically marked as sold both in Business Manager and on your website. You can also create invoices for non-stock items, e.g. to share partners or restoration services. VAT Margin Scheme is calculated automatically and accounts for different shipping options, such as local sale, EU or non-EU export. Optionally show the total price in a different currency. Where necessary, discounts can be entered as a fixed amount or a percentage - in which case Business Manager works out the actual discount amount for you. Analyse sales by 'Source of Enquiry' or 'Sales Person'. Enter customer receipts and manage to help manage your debtors list. For art dealers, Business Manager will also calculate your Artists Resale Right / Driot de Suite figures in Euros for you.
Print beautiful invoices with no effort…
This is the default design for customer invoices, although as with almost all print layout designs, it can be customised to meet your requirements. Of course the header will show your company details. The invoice can be printed or saved as a PDF and emailed directly to your customer in seconds. Margin Scheme items show M/S in the VAT column and the legal declaration is automatically applied in the footer. Optionally select a foreign currency and Business Manager gets the exchange rate and displays the total in the selected currency (you can edit the exchange rate and foreign total if required).
All the figures you need, with no effort…
Antiquity calculates everything automatically. This is the "Internal Invoice", clearly labelled so you won't give it to your customer by accident. In the centre column B is for Basic cost, R is Restoration cost, O is Other cost, T is Total cost and G is Gross profit. The Net Sale value is shown along with the Margin Scheme per item as well as totals in the footer. The Internal Invoice includes absolutely everything your bookkeeper needs!
Use the Expenses module to manage all your stock, non-stock and venue expenses…
Stock related expenses are entered via the stock record but you can also record all your non-stock expenses in Business Manager, e.g. computer equipment, stationery or travel as well as venue expenses like stand fitting, electricity and accommodation. Enter payments to your suppliers to keep track of your creditors. View reports on creditors sorted by supplier, purchase type or venue. The Profit by Venue report summarises all your sales and expenses for a specified exhibition thus showing your net profit. View all the commissions due to consigners or artists (the commissions are created automatically as Purchase Invoices when you sell the item).
Example showing a stock expense being entered.
Business Manager can both send and receive emails so all customer communications are in one place…
Use the email module in Business Manager to manage your communications. Emails sent from Antiquity can use HTML formatting, so they always look professional. Any incoming emails from a recognised contact are automatically linked to their correspondence history. Enquiries from your Business Manager website will also be displayed here.
Business Manager supports multiple email accounts and IMAP, ensuring emails are synchronised with your other devices.
Business Manager includes a wide range of reports to help you identify the key strengths of your business…
Use the various sales reports to identify where your best sales are coming from.
Use the various overview reports to identify current or past debtors, produce statement runs, identify unlocked or unbalanced deposit invoices, ownership for shared items and credit on account summaries.
The VAT Return lists, for the specified period, all your sales invoices and purchases (stock and non-stock) and calculates your nine box figures.
Never forget what you need to do with Business Manager tasks & reminders… Tasks can be filtered by staff member or task type so you can even identify tasks that need to be performed by another member of staff who is currently away. Your customers will be so impressed that you remembered to call them!
Example of a reminder entry.
Business Manager Mobile lets you take all your stock, contacts and invoice data away with you when you go to a fair…
No internet connection is required since all the data is stored locally on your iPad. Imagine that you have taken 50 items to an exhibition and a customer asks to see other similar items to one they like and you have exactly what they want… but it's back in the shop. With Business Manager Mobile on your iPad you can search and find the item(s) and show them the images and maybe even make a sale for something you didn't have with you at the exhibition!
Retail, trade and cost prices can be shown or hidden as preferred. Click an image to zoom in, easily search for items, view customer sales histories and much more.
Scroll through items on your iPad to find the one you're looking for.
Enter a search term on your iPad (top right) and that word is highlighted in all matching records as your scroll through.