Well it’s been a while since I did any blog work, so I’m taking a few minutes to update what’s on the horizon.
Projects in the works:
Reports – there has always been a shortage of reports in AbleCommerce 7. Specifically reports that subgroup on logical data like State or Country. Look for some new reports coming to the store very soon.
Quickbooks module – this module will be getting some much-needed love this spring. First I’d like to see it handle sub-groups in QB. Currently a General Ledger setup that uses sub-grouping like Sales:Merchandise and Sales:Clothing etc isn’t compatible with my module. That will soon change, along with some better handling of foreign characters that like to mess up the transfer. I’d love to map up products so a two-way sync could be done, but every time I look at the idea the effort involved completely turns me away.
Loyalty Points module – I’d love to write a new module that handles loyalty points (aka reward points) for your AC7 customers. If you have any ideas on how it should work, drop me a note on my Contact Us page – I’d love to have your input on the design.
Returns Manager module – this module saw great success in 2010 and I want to continue that with some improvements in 2011. First I need to add support for automatic re-ordering. Then I want to add automatic credits with choices like A) To Original Payment Method B) Gift Certificate C) Manual Check etc.