Ok, silly blog titles aside, we’ve got some cool new features to tell you about today. It has always been the goal of Pencil’em to better the lives of our users by helping them build their own businesses and give world class tools at a very affordable cost. We are always looking for ways to better our software and one thing we saw as a problem in the beauty industry (especially to independent contractors) was the ability to easily see how much they make on a daily or monthly basis.
Lets take your taxes for instance. If you are using a book to manage your appointments, doing your taxes probably consists of flipping, page by page, through your appointment book and adding up each and every appointment. If you didn’t keep detailed records you are probably estimating the amount of money you made which can lead to inaccurate totals. There is a better way!
Today, we’ve rolled out several new reports that let you see the amount of money you have made, or are for casted to make. Come tax time all you will need to do is run the Earnings report to get exact, accurate, and detailed earnings for each month of the current year. If you run the detailed Earnings report you will be able to view an appointment register letting you see every appointment you performed for each month.
New Settings Screen
You will also notice that we have changed the way you access your account settings. You can now click the settings button from any page and you will get a drop down screen where you can update your password, phone number, username, email template, and logo. You will also see some cool new features here that allow you to see where you are in regards to your account set up (which is helpful to new users). As you start adding clients and services, and creating appointments you will see a cool set of graphs that give you quick stats regarding how many appointments you have per month (in line graph or Pie Chart), as well as monthly earnings at a glance.