We released the latest version of Lizzy™ today and you can review the release notes here. I also wanted to take a minute to go through our current time line and where things are in the overall design process.
Lizzy™ as of today has Invoicing, Inventory Control, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Chart of Accounts, Checking, Payroll and everything in between done. The following processes are what still have to be done and I’m going to try to list estimated time frames for each part of the project.
Invoice: By Friday of this week we should have the invoice functions completely finished. This will include, quotes, service tickets, inventory, payments and labor. Next week we plan to plug the unit handling functions in and should be 100% ready for testing by next Friday.
Inventory: Inventory features are all done with the exception of special orders and the price matrix. The price matrix is getting a face lift and will be completed in the next 3 weeks. Special orders should hopefully be completed in the next 2 weeks.
AR: The Account Receivable section is finished except for handling supplier credits and rebates and we hope to have that finished shortly after we finish the units sections on the invoice.
Payment Form: The payment form is finished and includes the ability for you to create your own payment methods and has built in credit card handling and EFT processes.
Checking: The checking account is already 100% completed and is in testing at the moment.
So we are looking to have the system ready for Phase I testing in an actual dealership within the next 2 months and depending on how that goes we should be getting ready for full deployment for Phase I within the next 3 months.
During the entire process we will be working on the integrated F&I module which will be deployed in Phase II shortly there after. Because most of the processes involved in Phase II will already have been accomplished in Phase I, I don’t see there being much of a problem between the two. The real issue is getting all of the reports generated that need to be printed in the F&I process. Hopefully by the time we get to the actual printing phase we’ll have 3 developers dedicated to getting them done as quickly as possible. The entire F&I project is already laid out, but we’ll keep everyone up to date on the progress made there as we progress.