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Setting Up

The objectives for day 1 is to provide you with an overview of MIMS, lead you through a typical set-up of the system , discuss the importance of inventory architecture and introduce you to Level Tables.

System Overview

The big picture will allow us to get a feel for the system, and how to navigate around the menus.

  • Main Menu Screen
  • Administration Screen
  • Moving around the screens

Getting Started

Configuration of the numerous parameters. During the overview we will learn about how the system is integrated, and how the parameters must be set up in order to best take advantage of the features of the software. The following Areas must be reviewed:

  • Miscellaneous Parameters
  • Locations
  • Employees
  • Customers
  • Vendors

Inventory Architecture

Creating the architecture of the Inventory is crucial to how well the system is able to report and be functional. During this section you will learn how to analyze your inventory in a new light or way of thinking. The following areas will be maintained in this section:

  • level tables
  • departments
  • classes + sub-classes
  • seasons
  • product lines
  • inventory codes
  • Service Item, Consignment item, Kits
  • Special Pricing
  • Advanced maintain features (tricks of the trade)

Maintain inventory

Entering your inventory items will allow you to take a first look at how the architecture results in a strong foundation of which you will build on.

Making Sales

This section will review the concept of inventory architecture, in order to build on this very important understanding. A review of each aspect of maintaining a new inventory item leading to the entry of some samples of your inventory architecture.

The focus for this session will be on the operational issues at a Store. You will cover the following functions:

  • POS Functions
  • Paid Outs
  • Quotes
  • Layaways
  • On Account Payments and Sales
  • Cashouts
  • Bank deposit
  • X-Report
  • End of Day procedures


The focus for this session is to maximize the return on your investment by analyzing the results using the various reports available in this system.

  • Customer A/R Reports
  • Inventory Reports
  • Purchasing Reports
  • Sales Reports
  • Vendor A/P Reports
  • User Reports

Inventory Management

The focus of this session is to build on the understanding of the various inventory features.

  • Receiving Inventory
  • Return Inventory To Vendor
  • Maintaining Markdowns, Prices, and Costs
  • Maintaining Promos and Markdowns
  • Pricing Groups
  • Adjusting Inventory On hand
  • Creating and Managing Transfers
  • Purging Inventory Safely
  • Ticket Printing
  • Miscellaneous Inventory Features


By this point you are experts in Inventory Architecture and how to sell and manage your inventory sales. Therefore this session will focus on the acquisition cycle.

  • Maintaining Purchase Orders
  • Printing Purchase Orders
  • Receiving a Purchase Order
  • Printing Tickets

Accounting & System Issues

This session will concentrate on the remaining accounting issues related to this system.

General Ledger
  • Summary Report
  • General Ledger Export
Miscellaneous Parameters

This session will be used to concentrate on the technical aspects of the system.

  • Passwords
  • Printer Assignments
  • Miscellaneous Features

Maintaining Formats
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tickets (Price Tags)
  • Bill (Receipts)
  • Verifying Communication
  • Recovery Procedures
Recovery Utilities
  • Support Policy
  • Documentation
Open Forum For Any Outstanding Issues