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Contents of the README.DOC file


ICP version 5.5
README.DOC

WARNING: This program REQUIRES DOS 3.3 OR ABOVE!!!

Please follow these instructions to install the ICP...

1. Type "install " and press the
'enter' key. For example, if the program disk is in drive A
(source drive) and you wish to install the system on drive C
(target drive) type "install a: c:" and hit 'enter'. The system
will be installed in c:\icp.
The install program will install the ICP system in the
default directory x:\ICP where 'x' is the target drive. If you
desire to install in another directory, copy the unpack.exe file
to the directory of choice, move to that directory and type
'unpack' then hit the 'enter' key

2. A config.sys file has been provided which you may copy to the
root directory of your hard drive. However, you should not do this
unless you are absolutely certain that a config.sys file does not
already exist which might have command essential to your computer
system or other software products you are using. If you are unsure
about this, go to the root directory of the hard disk (boot drive)
and examine the directory very carefully for the existence of this
file. If you do find a config.sys file , use the DOS "Edlin"
utility to verify that the files and buffers are properly set...
The following lines should be present in the config.sys file.
1. files = 29
2. buffers = 20
The files should be set odd because of a bug in DOS causing
too much memory to be allocated for even numbered handle requests.
Research has shown that "20" is the optimum number of buffers for
this application.

3. The Clipper Environment Variable is required so that this
application can utilize the number of files specified in the
config.sys file (the default is eight which is not sufficient).
Additionally, enough environment space must be set aside so that
the DOS BACKUP, FORMAT, and RESTORE commands will be usable from
within this application. To accomplish this, the following line
must be present in your autoexec.bat file or entered at the DOS
prompt: "SET CLIPPER=R:50;f29". If you see a message similar to
"System error - not enough memory",you do not have enough environ-
ment space available for the "R:50" option and must change the
command to read: "SET CLIPPER=F29". In this case, you will not be
able to use the Format, Backup, or Restore functions of the ICP
system. Do your backup's from the DOS prompt instead.

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We have included a batch file (START.BAT) which will execute
the command "SET CLIPPER=F29" before starting the program. If you
choose to add the command to your autoexec.bat file, you may delete
the START.BAT file and enter the command "ICP" to run the program.
********************************************************************

The Shareware version of the ICP contains several document
(*.doc) files that you should read before attempting to run the
program. Manual.doc and Files.doc, will not be available until
the system is "unpacked".
1. Manual.doc is the ICP User's Guide.
2. Files.doc is the ICP "packing list" and lists all the files
which must be present in order to run the program.
3. Register.doc is the shareware registration and invoice. You
must complete and return this form to Spirit7 in order to register
your copy of the software.
4. Vendor.doc is included for software vendors who may wish to
distribute this program. This file includes vendor catalog
descriptions and other information specifically for vendors.
5. Readme.doc is this file.
6. Pics.doc discribes the PICS point-of-sale package.

You may print document files by typing the command "print
". For example, to print the readme.doc file, type
"print readme.doc " and hit the ENTER key. You may view document
files by entering the command "view ". For example, to
view the readme.doc file, type "view readme.doc" and echo hit the
ENTER key.




Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file


ICP version 5.5
README.DOC

WARNING: This program REQUIRES DOS 3.3 OR ABOVE!!!

Please follow these instructions to install the ICP...

1. Type "install " and press the
'enter' key. For example, if the program disk is in drive A
(source drive) and you wish to install the system on drive C
(target drive) type "install a: c:" and hit 'enter'. The system
will be installed in c:\icp.
The install program will install the ICP system in the
default directory x:\ICP where 'x' is the target drive. If you
desire to install in another directory, copy the unpack.exe file
to the directory of choice, move to that directory and type
'unpack' then hit the 'enter' key

2. A config.sys file has been provided which you may copy to the
root directory of your hard drive. However, you should not do this
unless you are absolutely certain that a config.sys file does not
already exist which might have command essential to your computer
system or other software products you are using. If you are unsure
about this, go to the root directory of the hard disk (boot drive)
and examine the directory very carefully for the existence of this
file. If you do find a config.sys file , use the DOS "Edlin"
utility to verify that the files and buffers are properly set...
The following lines should be present in the config.sys file.
1. files = 29
2. buffers = 20
The files should be set odd because of a bug in DOS causing
too much memory to be allocated for even numbered handle requests.
Research has shown that "20" is the optimum number of buffers for
this application.

3. The Clipper Environment Variable is required so that this
application can utilize the number of files specified in the
config.sys file (the default is eight which is not sufficient).
Additionally, enough environment space must be set aside so that
the DOS BACKUP, FORMAT, and RESTORE commands will be usable from
within this application. To accomplish this, the following line
must be present in your autoexec.bat file or entered at the DOS
prompt: "SET CLIPPER=R:50;f29". If you see a message similar to
"System error - not enough memory",you do not have enough environ-
ment space available for the "R:50" option and must change the
command to read: "SET CLIPPER=F29". In this case, you will not be
able to use the Format, Backup, or Restore functions of the ICP
system. Do your backup's from the DOS prompt instead.

********************************************************************
We have included a batch file (START.BAT) which will execute
the command "SET CLIPPER=F29" before starting the program. If you
choose to add the command to your autoexec.bat file, you may delete
the START.BAT file and enter the command "ICP" to run the program.
********************************************************************

The Shareware version of the ICP contains several document
(*.doc) files that you should read before attempting to run the
program. Manual.doc and Files.doc, will not be available until
the system is "unpacked".
1. Manual.doc is the ICP User's Guide.
2. Files.doc is the ICP "packing list" and lists all the files
which must be present in order to run the program.
3. Register.doc is the shareware registration and invoice. You
must complete and return this form to Spirit7 in order to register
your copy of the software.
4. Vendor.doc is included for software vendors who may wish to
distribute this program. This file includes vendor catalog
descriptions and other information specifically for vendors.
5. Readme.doc is this file.
6. Pics.doc discribes the PICS point-of-sale package.

You may print document files by typing the command "print
". For example, to print the readme.doc file, type
"print readme.doc " and hit the ENTER key. You may view document
files by entering the command "view ". For example, to
view the readme.doc file, type "view readme.doc" and echo hit the
ENTER key.


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MAIN FEATURES OF THE ICP

* Sell, order and receive inventory .
* Add new records easily using record "pattern templates".
* Locate records by item,description,manufacturer, vendor.
* Browse a specified range of records.
* Set complex "filters" restricting (segmenting) the data base.
* Zoom on vendor information for a displayed record.
* Enter a memo for each item.
* Reprice any segment and/or price level by any percent.
* Identify fastest and slowest moving items.
* Determine optimum stock levels.
* Track backorders.
* Produce reports analyzing important aspects of your inventory
* Use independently or as part of the PICS system (see appendix F).
PREFACE

BEFORE YOU BEGIN
WARNING: This program REQUIRES DOS 3.3 or above!
1. Before proceeding, be sure you have read and consent to the
terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement (Appendix B).
2. Make backup copies of the distribution diskettes provided
with this package. Consult your MS DOS manual for specifics about
the "diskcopy" command.
3. Read the appendices!!!
4. ALWAYS exit the program to DOS before turning off your
computer!. Failure to exit properly may result in lost data.
5. Follow the instructions in the Readme.doc file to
install the ICP on your hard disk.

SCREENS
All screens in the ICP system consist of a "Navigation Bar"
and a "Command Bar". The Navigation Bar (top bar) on each screen
will always indicate the function or menu choice currently
selected. The Command Bar (bottom bar) will always indicate the
possible choices or options available. The last option in a list of
menu choices will always be "RETURN" (to the previous screen). By
repeatedly selecting this option, you will progress backward in the
screens until you finally arrive back at the Main Menu. In
contrast, the "CONTINUE" option will continue you to the next
screen.
The space between the Navigation Bar and the Command Bar is
known as the "Information Window". This area of the screen will
always display an inventory record. When you first enter the
program, this will be the last record that you entered.
The bottom row of the screen is the "Status Line" and displays
the record count, active index (record sequence), filter status,
insert, caps lock, number lock key status, and deletion status.
The choices available on the Command Bar are represented with
a numeric prefix. The ICP system is designed to use the numeric key
pad to select the option of your choice. Thus, the system can be
controlled with the fingers of one hand using the numeric key pad
(except, of course, for adding or editing data). Once you get used
to this method of navigating the system, you will be able to move
quickly and easily from one option to another.

SPECIAL KEYS
In addition to the numeric keys, certain other keys are
important:
PgUp (page up) and cursor up (arrow) keys will move to the
previous record.
PgDn (page down) and cursor down (arrow) keys will move to the
next record.
Ctrl+PgUp will move to the begining (first record) of the file.
If the record pointer is at the begining of the file, "" will
flash in the lower left corner of the screen.
Ctrl+PgDn will move to the bottom (last record) of the file. If
the record pointer is at the bottom of the file, "" will flash
at in the lower left corner of the screen.
The Del (delete) key toggles between deleting and undeleting
a record. If a record is deleted, "" will appear in the
lower right corner of the screen.
The F1 (function) key is the help key for the system. Help is
available for each option of the Main Menu, the Utility Menu (UTL),
and the Report Menu (RPT). You may add/edit text by pressing ctrl+"w"
to save or esc to abort.
The F10 key will activate the pop-up calculator.

DEMO DATA BASE
ICP is shipped with a fifty record sample inventory data base.
You will refer to this information while learning to use the
system. When you are certain that you no longer need these records,
use the deletion module (section 8.7) to delete this file so that
you can begin entering your own inventory records.

DEFINITIONS
1. DATA BASE: A data base is an organized collection of data
and is composed of repeating "units" of information in some sorted
order or sequence. An example would be a telephone directory.
2. RECORD: A record is one of the repeating "units" of
information mentioned above. In the example of the phone book,
these "units" are composed of the last name, first name, address,
and phone number.
3. FIELD: The last name, first name, address, phone number
which make up the records in the phone book data base are "fields"
of data and are common to all the records in the data base.
4. DATA STRING: The data contained in the fields of a record
is known as a data string. For example, "Smith" would be a data
string in the last name field.

WARNING: Get in the habit of watching the screen. Menu driven
programs such as this one require that you watch the screen
carefully until you become familiar with the operation of the
system and the flow of the program. You will save yourself much
confusion and grief by heeding this suggestion!

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

1.0 SOR (Sell/Order Receive inventory)
1.1 SELL
1.2 ORDER
1.2.1 PRINT REPORTS
1.2.2 ORDER
1.2.3 INITIALIZE ORDERS
1.3 RECEIVE
1.3.1 AUTO RECEIVE
1.3.2 MANUAL RECEIVE
2.0 ADD
3.0 EDT (Edit)
4.0 FND (Find)
5.0 BRO (Browse)
6.0 FTR (Filter)
7.0 ZOM (Zoom)
8.0 UTL (Utility)
8.1 MEMO
8.2 PACK
8.3 BACKUP
8.4 REINDEX
8.5 REPRICE
8.6 INITIALIZE
8.7 DELETION (Global)
9.0 RPT (Reports)
9.1 SUMMARY
9.2 STOCK VALUE
9.3 PRICE LISTS
9.4 BACKORDER
9.5 ABSTRACT

APPENDICES
A. SHAREWARE DEFINED
B. SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
C. DISCLAIMER
D. REGISTRATION/INVOICE
E. SOFTWARE SUPPORT
F. PICS

NOTE: It is recommended that you begin by studying sections
2-9 and then return to section 1 for a discussion of the SOR
function. Select #9 (RPT), then select #1 (SUMMARY) and print a
full report of the demo inventory data base. This report will be
useful in the sections that follow.

1.0 SOR
This is the SELL/ORDER/RECEIVE module of the ICP. It is
designed primarily to enable you to order and receive inventory.
Entering the inventory data base into the computer can be a
time consuming and tedious process. To further complicate the
situation, inventory sold must be subtracted from the inventory
balance and inventory received must be added. We have included the
SELL function so that the integrity of the data base can be
maintained during the period of time required to "key-in" the
inventory data base. This function is in no way a substitute for
a point-of-sale system. It is simply a way to move inventory out of
the data base until you are ready to "on line" with the full point-
of-sale system.

1.1 SELL
Selling inventory is easily accomplished by selecting option
1 (SOR) from the Main Menu. Next, locate the item to sell using find
or browse. Select the "CONTINUE" option and you will be prompted for
the number to be sold. This amount will be subtracted from the count
for this item and if the new count is less that the minimum (MIN) set
for the item, it will be flagged for reorder and added to the Order
Report. The number sold will also be added to the total sold (TL
SOLD) field for this item.

1.2 ORDER
Inventory orders are based upon the Order Report. This report
lists all items where the count is less than the minimum (MIN) you
have set for the item.

1.2.1 PRINT REPORTS
Two order reports are available. The Purchase Order Report and
the Inventory Order Report. Both reports are available for the full
data base, or for a filtered segment.
All inventory orders in the ICP require a purchase order. The
Purchase Order Report lists active PO's and the inventory on order
under that PO.

1.2.2 ORDER
The auto order option will order all items on the order report
(count is less than the minimum) within the specified range. The
quantity ordered will be the quantity necessary to bring the count
to the maximum (MAX) set for each item.
The manual order option will allow you to order by the item.
You will be able to order any item in any quantity. You can add to
an existing PO or order under a new PO.
Negative numbers can be used as order quantities to reduce or
cancel an ordered item.

1.2.3 INITIALIZE ORDER REPORTS
This function will enable you to "reset" the Order Report.
That is, all inventory orders will be initialized (set to zero) and
a new Order Report will be compiled which will consist of all items
where the count is less than the minimum. In addition, purchase
orders will be cleared. This can be accomplished for the whole data
base or for a specified range.

1.3 RECEIVE INVENTORY
Just as ordering inventory is based upon the Inventory Order
Report, so receiving inventory is based upon the Purchase Order.
Inventory is received in much the same way as it is ordered,
either automatically or manually.
Inventory is received into the Purchase Order under which it
was ordered.

1.3.1 AUTO RECEIVE
Enter the Purchase Order number and the range and the rest is
automatic! The quantity on order will be added to the count, the
order cleared and the total received (TL RECD) field incremented.
This is the option to use if all items on order under the PO are
received in the quantities ordered (no backorders).

1.3.2 MANUAL RECEIVE
This option will allow you to enter backorders. Enter the PO
to receive and you will be prompted to enter the quantity received
and the quantity backordered for each item on order under that PO.

2.0 ADD
The methodology used to number and describe your inventory
items is left entirely up to you. Nevertheless, there are a few
things to keep in mind.
All entries are converted to upper case in order to
standardize searches. You will not be able to use upper and lower
case combinations.
The item number, description, make (manufacturer), and vendor
are "searchable" fields. This means that records can be located and
displayed by searching for information contained in these fields.
Blank spaces before and within the character strings of these
fields will effect the results of a search. That is, a string with
a blank space preceding is not the same as the string without the
leading blank space.
In order to make the entry of data more efficient and rapid,
the ICP is designed to use a "template" for adding new records. If
you are entering a succession of records where subsequent records
have certain fields in common with previous records (for example,
the same vendor and manufacturer), this process can save you much
time. The system will retain the last record entered on the screen.
The only field that absolutely must be changed is the item number.
You will not be allowed to have two records with the same item
number. Beyond this, if you desire to retain the information in a
given field, simply hit the ENTER key and go on to the next field.
If you press any key other than the ENTER key, the data in the
field will disappear and you will be able to enter new data.
If you desire a "clean" record with no data in any field,
press the Ctrl+PgDn to move to the end of the file. This record
will be blank.
A final alternative is to locate the desired template using
the find (FND) or browse (BRO) options and then enter the new
record over the top of the template.

1. ITEM NUMBER: It is absolutely critical to the operation of
the system that every distinct item be given a distinct item
number! Numbers can be any alpha-numeric string of up to 27
characters.
Notice that the system will "remember" the last item number
that was entered.
2. DESCRIPTION: Descriptions should be consistent among like
items. Alpha-numeric strings of up to 20 characters are permitted.
3. AISLE: The "AISLE" is the location code of the item. This
information is useful because it enables the SED function to be
used as an inventory locator. It is also beneficial when recounting
inventory because it forms the basis of the Abstract Report (see
section 6.5).
4. STD PACKAGE: The "STD PACKAGE" is the number of items
contained in the package identified by the item number.
5. MIN: The minimum (MIN) and maximum (MAX) inventory levels
should be considered carefully. The minimum is the "order point"
for the item and the maximum is useful in determining the quantity
to order.
6. MAX: The maximum inventory level is the amount that the
system will "order to" when the count is below the minimum.
7. ALTERNATE: The ALTERNATE is the alternate vendor and is for
reference only.
8. CROSS-REFERENCE: The CROSS-REFERENCE refers to the item
number and is also for reference only.
Always press the "enter" key after completing the entry for a
field. If you fail to do this (ie. if you use the cursor keys to
move to the next field), the data you entered will be lost. The
cursor keys may be used to move to the next field (down arrow or
right arrow keys) or to a previous field (up arrow or left arrow
keys) but if changes are made, you must press "Enter" before
leaving the field.

3.0 EDT
The edit function (EDT) is used to change information in the
record. After the field is changed, press the ENTER key to assure
that the changes are permanent and then press the Esc key to
continue.

4.0 FND
Finding a certain record can be accomplished most quickly with
the FND function. You will be able to locate records by the item
number, description, vendor, or manufacturer.
Notice that the system will find the best match for the target
data entered. For example, if you are attempting to Find all
records with "CARBURETOR" as the description, enter "CARB". The
system will Find "CARB", "CARBURETOR", "CARB KIT", "CARBURETOR
GASKET", etc.
Notice that the field you search on (item, description, vendor,
manufacturer) will determine the order of the records in the data
base. For example, if you search on vendor the records will be in
order of the vendor name (alphabetic). If you search for a specific
vendor and then browse (BRO) the data base, the records will be in
order by vendor. The order of the records will be indicated in the
lower left corner of the screen by a single word (ITEM, DESC,VEND,
MAKE) representing the index in use. This index will remain in use
until you change it. If, for example, you wish to return to the def-
ault index of ITEM (number), search on item and simply hit the "Enter"
key when prompted for the item to find.

5.0 BRO
The browse function enables you to view a range of records.
You may browse the entire data base or a restricted segment of the
data. Browsing a certain range of records can be facilitated in one
of two ways.
You can set the filter to include only those records you wish
to view or you can locate the first record in the data base
containing that desired data (using the FND function) and then
browse the range of records matching this criterion. The difference
between these two methods lies in the fact that the filtered data
base will give you an "EOF" signal at the end of the range and you
will not be able to browse beyond this point. Alternately, if you
used the FND function to locate the first record in the data base
containing the desired data, you will be able to browse through the
data you desire to view and on to the actual end of the file.
Furthermore, a filter can be set for any field or combination of
fields whereas the FND function only operates on the "searchable"
fields.

6.0 FTR
The filter function is perhaps the moat powerful and useful
function of the system. With this feature you will be able to
effectively limit the data base to contain only the desired range
of records. You can set a simple filter isolating a single record
or a complex filter including, excluding and relating fields by the
"and/or" logical operators.
Once set a filter will remain in effect until you cancel or
modify it. You will see the "" message at the bottom left
corner of the screen if a filter is in effect.
Filters can be used to limit viewing, browsing, ordering and
receiving inventory and report generation.

7.0 ZOM
The Zoom (ZOM) function will allow you to view the vendor data
base for a displayed record. This data base includes the name,
address, phone number, fax number and contact person.
If there is no vendor record for the displayed item, you will
see a blank record displayed in the "zoom window". You may add the
vendor information by pressing the ENTER key. You will see the
cursor appear in the vendor name field. Simply type the vendor name
and press the ENTER key again. The cursor will disappear and you
will be able to use the cursor (right) key to move to the next
field. Press the ENTER key again and repeat the process for each
field of information. After entering data in the last field, press
the ENTER key to remove the cursor and then press Esc to exit the
window.
If you desire to delete a vendor, locate the desired vendor
with the cursor up (arrow) or cursor down (arrow) key and then
press ENTER to retrieve the cursor. Use the delete key to remove
the CITY name and press the ENTER key once again to remove the
cursor. Press the Esc key to exit the window and the vendor will be
deleted.
Remember, to make changes in the fields of the vendor file you
must have a cursor present. To move from field to field, the cursor
must be absent. If the CITY name is missing, the record will be
deleted when you exit the window.

8.0 UTL
The utility function includes the Memo, Pack, Backup, Reindex,
Reprice, Initialize, and Deletion utilities.

8.1 MEMO
This function allows you to enter a note regarding each
inventory record. The Memo Window is actually a mini word processor
which facilitates word wrap and scrolling. To save a note, press
the Ctrl+"w" keys (together). To abort the note, press the Esc key.

8.2 PACK
Packing the data base permanently removes the deleted records
from the data base. Therefore, before packing it is desirable to
print a Deletion Report in order to verify the records to be
removed. It is also a good idea to keep the Deletion Reports as a
permanent hard copy record of all deletions.
Prior to the actual packing of the data base, deleted records
can be recalled. In addition to the toggle feature in the delete
key, you may specify a range to recall and "undelete" a large
number of records all at once.

8.3 BACKUP

8.4 REINDEX
This is a general "housekeeping" utility that is provided as
a means of repairing damaged or corrupted index files. If you are
unable to locate a record that you have good reason to believe is
in the data base... reindex!
It is good data base management practice to reindex the data
base periodically.

8.5 REPRICE
Repricing inventory is easily accomplished with this function.
The range of the repricing can be restricted with the SET FILTER
option. After selecting the data base segment to reprice (a single
vendor, for example), specify the percent, whether the repricing is
an increase or decrease, and the price level (cost, list, dealer,
or all three levels) to include.
Reports documenting the "post" and "pre" repricing function
are available.

8.6 INITIALIZE
This function will reset the Sales History for the specified
range. The Sales History consists of the total number sold (TL
SOLD), received (TL RECEIVED), and the total returned (TL
RETURNED).

8.7 DELETION
The (global) deletion utility is provided so that a range of
records can be deleted at one time. This is the function to use
when you are finished with the demo data base provided with the ICP
system.

9.0 REPORTS
In addition to the Purchase Order Report, Order Report,
Deletion Report, and the Repricing Report, the ICP Report Generator
creates five "types" of reports. These are described below.

9.1 SUMMARY
The Inventory Summary report is a general summary of the
inventory data base. It is available for the full data base, for a
single vendor or for a single manufacturer. The Summary Report
(except the full report) can be printed in order of item number,
description, vendor, manufacturer, or item location code.

9.2 STOCK VALUE
The Stock Value Report is a two part report and is available
for the full data base, a single vendor, or a single manufacturer.
This report multiplies the count times the list, retail and
wholesale prices and provides totals for these three fields. The
report, therefore, provides the value of the inventory data base in
terms of these three categories.
Following this report, a second part will be generated which
summarizes the totals of the first part. The total number of items
counted, total cost, list value, list profit (in dollars, percent,
and percent mark up), wholesale value, and wholesale profit (in
dollars, percent, and percent mark up) will be printed.

9.3 PRICE LIST
Inventory price lists can be printed including the retail
price only, the wholesale price only, and including both retail and
wholesale prices. These reports are available for the full data
base, a single vendor or a single manufacturer.

9.4 BACKORDER
The Back Order Report is available for the full data base, a
single vendor or for a single manufacturer. It is a listing of all
items which have been back ordered from the vendor.

9.5 ABSTRACT
The Inventory Abstract is provided to assist the re-counting
of inventory. The report is arranged in order of item location code
and then by item number. It will be of great help when taking
inventory.
APPENDICES





A. Shareware Defined


B. Software License Agreement


C. Disclaimer


D. Registration/Invoice


E. Software Support


F. PICS (point-of-sale software)
APPENDIX A

DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software
before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs
differ on details -- some request registration while others
require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue
using the software to an updated program with printed manual.

Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial
software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few
specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are
accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors, and the
programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good
programs and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of
distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy
and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a
specific group. For example, some authors require written
permission before a commercial disk vendor may copy their
Shareware.

Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software.
You should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook,
whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes
fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy.
And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware
has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the
product, you don't pay for it.


ICP is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to
the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends,
but please do not give it away altered or as part of another
system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to provide
personal computer users with quality software without high prices,
and yet to provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop
new products. If you find this program useful and continue to use
ICP after sixty (60) days, you must make a registration payment of
$25.00 to Spirit7 Software, Ltd.. The $25.00 registration fee will
license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time. You
must treat this software just like a book. An example is that this
software may be used by any number of people and may be freely
moved from one computer location to another, so long as there is no
possibility of it being used at one location while it's being used
at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons
at the same time.
Commercial users of ICP must register and pay for their
copies of ICP within 30 days of first use or their license
is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by con-
tacting Spirit7 Software, Ltd..

Anyone distributing ICP for any kind of remuneration must
first contact Spirit7 Software, Ltd. at the address below for
authorization. This authorization will be automatically granted to
distributors recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines
for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin
offering ICP immediately (However Spirit7 Software, Ltd. must still
be advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the
latest version of ICP.).

You are encouraged to pass a copy of ICP along to your
friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their
copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users
will receive a copy of the latest version of the ICP
system.

APPENDIX B

SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Spirit7 Software, Ltd. grants you a conditional license to use
this software for a period of thirty (60) days for the purpose of
evaluation. If you decide to continue to use the product beyond
this period or if you use it for purposes other than evaluation,
you must register your copy. To register send your name, address,
and a check in the amount of $25.00 to Spirit7 Software, Ltd.
APPENDIX C

DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of ICP must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"ICP is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties
of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author
assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which
may result from the use of ICP."
However, to registered users, the author will refund the
registration price of $25.00 unconditionally upon receipt of the
distribution diskette in the original mailer (or equivalent) if
request is made within the first thirty (30) days following
registration.
APPENDIX D

REGISTRATION/INVOICE
Please complete this form and return to the address below.
Enclose an check in the amount indicated on the completed invoice.


NAME:____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:_________________________________________________________

CITY:________________________________ ST:______ ZIP:_____________

NAME OF PRODUCT:__________ SERIAL NUMBER:__________ VERSION:_____

WHERE DID YOU OBTAIN YOUR COPY OF THIS SOFTWARE?:________________
_________________________________________________________________

SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS:_________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________


========================== INVOICE ==============================

____ ICP software registration.......... $25.00 ea $_____________
(includes latest version of ICP and
documentation)

---- PICS software package...............$75.00 ea $_____________
(includes PICS, ICP, bound manual, sample
reports and NEBS forms. See appendix F)

Virginia residents add .045% sales tax ............$_____________


TOTAL DUE:.........................................$_____________

REMIT TO: Spirit7 Software, Ltd.
PO Box 777
Waynesboro, Va 22980
(703) 943-4635
APPENDIX E

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
As of this time, there are three channels through which
product support is available:

1. Telephone support is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (est).
(703) 943-4635
(703) 943-4635 (fax)
NOTE: We will not accept collect calls and it is unlikely that we
will return long distance calls. Spirit7 Software, Ltd. is a full-
time professional software development firm with hours Monday
through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. You should have no
difficulty reaching us during business hours.

2. Mail
Spirit7 Software, Ltd.
PO Box 777
Waynesboro, Va 22980

3. Compuserve electronic mail
# 73530,3234

We will endeavor to support our users in the most precessional
and thorough manner. If you find a "bug" or simply need assistance
in using the software, please contact us immediately.

Spirit7 Software will make modifications to this software to
suit your needs. Please contact us for details but have in mind
what specific changes you desire before hand.

There is a multi user version of this software available. If
you desire to use the system on a network, contact us for more
information.

We plan to issue upgrades (new versions) of the software and
manual every six months. However, if serious anomalies are
disclosed, these will be corrected immediately and the revision
will mailed to registered users.
APPENDIX F

PICS
The Inventory Control Program (ICP) is a module of a full-
featured point-of-sale inventory control program called PICS.

PICS (Positive Inventory Control System) was first introduced
in the summer of 1986 and has undergone many significant revisions
in response to the suggestions of our users and the continued
research of Spirit7 Software. This revision (Version 5.1) is the
fifth "major" revision of the product and represents several
thousand hours of research, development and testing.

PICS will transform your computer into a modern electronic
cash register with all of the features and functions you would
expect; such as sales (cash, credit, account), received on account,
paid-out, merchandise return and many others. Your inventory is
automatically updated as the transactions occur and over 40
different reports are instantly available to provide an analysis of
important aspects of your business.

The PIC System tracks inventory, customers, sales, orders,
backorders, purchase orders, customer history, item history, sales
history, and vendors.

The software package will operate on any IBM or compatible
computer with the following minimum configuration:

* MS or PC Dos version 3.3 or higher
* 640 KB RAM
* 20 MB hard disk
* 80 column printer
* PC compatible cash drawer (optional)

The Inventory Control Program (ICP) is available separately or
as part of the full system and is a good place to start the process
of gaining computer control of your inventory. It is easy to learn
and to use yet is capable of selling, ordering and receiving
inventory.

PICS is a very powerful system which you must see to
appreciate. This is not a stripped-down version nor is it a low-end
product. It compares favorably with packages selling for thousands
of dollars! Here are a few of the features of the PIC system...

* Locate or add customer info at the time and point of sale.
* Maintain inventory and customer data base automatically.
* Supports cash, credit card, store account, or split sale
transactions.
* Automatic invoicing capability.
* Produces estimates.
* Unlimited department categories.
* Supports retail or wholesale transactions.
* Edit the price of any item sold.
* Discount by the item, by the invoice or by combination.
* Issue a custom (personalized) invoice.

* Instant price look-up.
* Maintain precise daily journal of all transactions and register
totals for all departments and categories.
* Maintains a customer history file.
* Issues statements aged from invoice date or from billing date.

MORE THAN
40 REPORTS GENERATED BY PICS
INCLUDING

* INVENTORY SUMMARY * STOCK VALUE * JOURNAL
* INVENTORY REPRICING * PRICE LISTS * ITEM HISTORY
* INVENTORY ORDER * ABSTRACT * SYSTEM LOG
* INVENTORY ANALYSIS * SALES HISTORY * CUSTOMER LISTS
* INVENTORY BACKORDER * TAX SUMMARY * CUSTOMER BACKORDER
* INVENTORY DELETION * REGISTERS * CUSTOMER DELETION
* PURCHASE ORDER * STATEMENTS * CUSTOMER HISTORY

The PICS package is nationally advertized at $795.00. However,
you can now obtain this excellent point-of-sale package from your
favorite Shareware vendor and the registration fee is just $75.00!
The package includes an expanded, illustrated, bound manual, and
sample report booklet.


Contact Spirit7 Software, Ltd. for more information...



This program is produced by a member of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a
shareware related problem with an ASP member by contacting the
member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can
help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does
not provide technical support for members' products. Please write
to the ASP Ombudsman at P.O. Box 5786, Bellevue, WA 98006 or send
a Compuserve message via easyplex to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536



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