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May 2017

Tessera 409

2017-05-21T23:25:29+00:00

As with all releases Arawak continues to improve performance and remove any inconsistencies.

New Button Designs

Buttons for making selections are now more clearly delineated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Artwork Status Icon Colour

The red and green icons that indicate whether an item has stock available now have a third state where the icon can be yellow.

An artwork has an that has a yellow icon indicates that one or more artworks are out on consignment and this has temporarily reduced the available stock to zero. When that artwork is returned from consignment the icon will revert to green.

Previously an artwork with items out of consignment could reduce the available stock to zero and the icon would be displayed as red. Having the icon as yellow indicates to the user that it’s possible stock for the artwork could become available.

Other Artwork Icons

In the Artwork Component additional icons appear in a number of places.

  1. When highlighted this indicates this artwork has been consigned into Tessera. Clicking on this icon allows the user to toggle the consigned status on and off.
  2. This icon when highlighted indicates this artwork belongs to one or more artwork collections. Click on this icon for the option to add or remove this artwork from collections.
  3. When highlighted this icon indicates comments have been added to this artwork. Click on this icon to add, remove or amend comments.
  4. Artworks can be assigned a status and a status can be assigned a colour. A Status is usually a temporary state such as “Out on Loan”, “Under repair” or “Not for sale”.
  5. The stock status of the current artwork
  • Green. There’s at least one item of stock for the current artwork available.
  • Red. There’s no stock available for this artwork.
  • Yellow. There’s one or more artworks out on consignment, when returned to stock the icon will display as green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Sort Options

Additional fields added to be displayed on list view screens allowing more choices particularly when sorting artworks.

 

Inclusion of valuation figures in more areas throughout Tessera

You can now select the most recent valuation of an artwork to appear on the various artwork screens as well as on Print Templates and as an option when exporting artworks.

Expanded Artwork Status Icon Function

Click on the Green, Red or Yellow Artwork Status icon and a wider range of artwork details are revealed.

  1. Click on the Artwork Icon where it appears in the main screens in the Artwork Component.
  2. Sales details now include a list of client’s who’ve purchased the current artwork along with the related invoice.
  3. You now have the option to move directly to the relevant client or invoice record.
  4. Consignment details are also displayed for the current artwork.

Updated Artworks Edit Screen

  1. Simpler, cleaner design for navigating the Artwork Edit screen with the inclusion of essential Artwork Icons.

 

April 2017

Tessera 408

2017-04-20T13:20:06+00:00

Importing from previous version of Tessera

Tessera will now correctly import registration details.

If comments have been added to artworks this will be indicated in the artwork component with an icon that when clicked allows the users to add and amend comments.

 

Tessera 407

2017-04-20T13:16:08+00:00

Importing from previous version of Tessera

Tessera will now correctly import Preference and Value List settings from a previous version.

 

March 2017

Tessera 406

2017-04-03T19:26:19+00:00

Artwork Status

A colour can now be associated with an artwork status. Clicking on the Status icon allows you to alter the status of an artwork without returning to the Edit Screen. Choose from eight colours and associate any status with any selected colour.

View Purchasers of Artworks

On the LIST, List, Batch and Edit screens you can now select to view client’s who’ve purchased an artwork. Where you have several copies of an artwork all clients will be listed and clicking on the names reveals them in list format. Clicking on a name will take you to the related client record.

Custom Fields and Artwork Image Relocated

On the Artwork Edit screen Custom Fields have been moved so that they can all be accessed at once while the thumbnail image has been enlarged and moved to the top left of the screen.

Overview Screen

Artist’s artworks can be sorted when viewed on the Overview screen.

Edition Sets

Individual edition entries for an artwork can now belong to “Edition Sets”. Editions Sets have unique IDs making it easy to have any number of unique artwork entries even where the entries have the same edition number.

EXAMPLES: You sell prints of your artworks or photographs. There maybe two sets of prints for the artwork. “Large” and “Small” each set of prints has 10 copies numbered 1/10 to 10/10.

You can now prevent confusing these prints by creating two Edition Sets. One named “Large Prints” on named “Small Prints”. Now it’s clearly shown on screen which print belongs to which set. At the time of sale you can easily select which print to add to an invoice.

Edition Sets also have the added feature of allowing individual pricing for each item in a Edition Set. You can set default, Locations and Mediums for sets and over-ride these for individual artworks where required.

The People Component

The main screen in the People Component has been redesigned so that user’s have immediate access to all related client activity on the one screen.

The People Component List Screen has been redesigned for easier comprehension and use of the Sort buttons will render as bold the selected sort criteria.

Tessera 405

2017-03-08T17:18:54+00:00

• Consignment documents now display artwork details as expected when artworks added to document

• Artwork Batch Screen now includes ability to select a keyword and apply it to all of the artworks being browsed.

• Artist Documents now have the option to greater range of details on printed document.

• Ability to password protect the file on opening in addition to the security enabled from the User Security Feature

• Tessera waits when closing for a few seconds to give users a chance to cancel closing. This feature can be disabled in Preferences.

• Ability to filter existing Payment Documents by date including display of totals. This gives you the option of reviewing all items paid out for a given period.

• Artwork Editions belonging to the same artwork can now be divided up into “Sets”. Each set can have different default dimensions, location, price etc. Individual editions belonging to an artwork can over-ride these settings and have their own price, location etc.

• Images can now be manually sorted. Where images appear in pop-over windows you can now scroll through all images available for the current artwork

 

 

 

January 2017

Tessera 404

2017-01-15T13:07:53+00:00

• User preferences and registration details imported from old version as expected.

• Custom fields can now be deleted where required.

Starred Fields

2017-01-02T09:42:35+00:00

 

There are a number of fields in the Artwork Component accompanied by “Starred” buttons. This indicates that the field also includes the option to add additional values beyond what can be added to the field itself. For example it may be for historical works that there are a number of different titles under which the artwork is known. Clicking on the Starred icon reveals a field that allows you to add any number of additional values, once an initial value has been added in the primary field, where each value is separated by a new paragraph.

Fields in Tessera accompanied by a star icon belong to The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. This is a vocabulary of fifteen properties for use in resource description widely used by a range of organizations interested in facilitating movement of data between organizations.

Use of these fields in Tessera allows data to be moved out from Tessera in a format suitable and familiar to many other bodies who utilize the Dublin core standard.

For more information use the button provided under the starred icon.

 

 

 

December 2016

Tessera 403

2017-01-02T14:26:38+00:00

403.2

• Invoice lines now appear on invoices as expected.

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• Preferences and registration now import s expected.

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Amendments

• Invoice numbers now increment as expected.

• Duplicate keywords and Custom field names now allowable.

New Features

Artwork Edit screen now features a multi-screen layout allowing quick and easy access to artwork features.

Up to twenty Custom fields now accessible at any one time.

New artwork screen now includes a wider range of fields.

Artwork image names now appear where possible with images.

Image names are searchable under Artworks Advanced Search.

 

Manage Stock

2016-12-02T20:14:50+00:00

Stock added

The Manage Stock button gives you access to the Stock/Sales Screen where you add and adjust stock levels for the current artwork.

When an artwork is created at least one item of stock is likely to have been automatically added. You can amend this number using this button and can add or remove stock by adding new stock records. The current level of stock is calculated as a product of all the stock you’ve entered, less stock sold and less stock out on consignment.

(For detailed stock reports use the Inventory Report accessible from the Reports screen accessed via the Tessera screen).

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Managing Stock Levels

To add more stock access the Stock/Sales management screen from the Artwork Edit screen.

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Adding stock and managing the purchase price of an artwork

  1. Information on the Stock/Sales screen shows that for this artwork shown two entries have been made. One for one artwork and one for two artworks. This suggests that this artwork would be an item you regularly sell that can be restocked such as jewellery or ceramics.
  2. The calculation used to show the remaining artworks in stock. Placing artworks out on consignment reduces the total amount of stock available.
  3. To add additional stock for the current artwork use the Add Stock button.NewImage

Adding Additional Stock

  1. Enter the date of stock entry as this will be used in any Purchase Report you run from the Tessera Screen which report amounts spent for specified date ranges.
  2. For general comments.
  3. Enter the amount for the individual price for this artwork
  4. Mark when artworks include tax in the Purchase Price.
  5. Tax rates will have automatically been entered from settings entered in Tessera Preferences.
  6. Where need be the tax amount can be entered manually.
  7. Enter the number of stock items. Entries can be amended to zero for if need be. e.g. An artist has taken an artwork back into their studio but you want to keep a record of the artwork details while maintaining accurate stock reports.NewImage

Sales of this artwork

The Sales button also takes you to the Stock/Sales screen where you can review the sales for the current artwork. For accurate and detailed sales reports use the Advanced Sales Report.

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Consignments

Artworks can be placed out on consignment using the Tessera Consignment feature which is accessed from the Tessera screen. On the artwork edit screen screen the consignment field will display the number of consignments on which the current artwork is featured. Click through to the Stock/Sales screen where the related consignment reports are listed and from where they can be accessed and edited.

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November 2016

Installing Tessera on a Mac

2016-12-01T06:59:39+00:00

Download Tessera from arawak.com.au

  1. Once downloaded you’ll find the Tessera.dmg download in your designated download’s location which is likely to be your Download’s folder.
  2. If it hasn’t already been opened then double-click on the Tessera.dmg icon and the Tessera Volume icon will appear on your Desktop.

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Copying Tessera to your Applications folder

  1. Double-clicking on the Tessera Volume Icon opens the window below and from here you drag and drop the Tessera folder onto the provided Application Alias. After a moment a copy of Tessera will have been made in your own Applications Folder.

Tessera install Locate the Tessera Folder

  1. The Tessera Folder in your Applications Folder contains the Tessera App and your Tessera data file.

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Contents of the Tessera Folder

  1. The data file contains any information you enter into Tessera and should be part of your daily backup routine.
  2. The Tessera App can be dragged into your Dock if you want to place it in an easy to reach location.

(The Tessera App and the Tessera data file need to remain in the same folder and should not be renamed).

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Once Tessera has been installed you can close the installer window and safety delete the Volume Icon and the .dmg icon (1).

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