Recommendations for an invoicing solution
I wrote the current invoicing solution our company uses about 4 years ago. While it has served us well, it was my first major filemaker project. In the last 4 years feature after feature has been incorporated into it. It is now held together with bubble gum and duct tape. After going through the latest list of feature requests I came to the conclusion that my basic design was pretty week and it is really time for a start from scratch rewrite.
I am looking for invoicing solution example files that I can examine to see how the authors laid out the work flow. Every example have ever downloaded and looked at or read about in books has a pretty crappy end user work flow. Our sales staff creates 100-200 new invoices per day with 85% of these being first time customers. Every solution I looked at requires this to be done in 2 steps. First create a new customer in the customers layout, second create the sale in the sales orders layout. Ultimately this isn't really the most efficient work flow. I know how I solved the issue but would be interested in seeing how others have handled these problems.