Record keeping: it’s one of those things that you know is important, but always seems like a chore. Whether tracking your finances or your soapmaking sessions, keeping a record of what you did and the results can keep you from making costly mistakes in the future. And just like accounting software can help with balancing checkbooks and tracking your spending, a software program written for makers of soap (and lotion, and candles, and whatever other product) has made the record keeping and day-to-day management of my business much easier!
SoapMaker Software was written especially for soapmakers and is a great way to keep your records organized, design and store recipes, keep a running inventory of your supplies and products, and lots more. It does the job of a lot of other programs and websites, but in one easy-to-use program.
This software has so many great features. Here are highlights of some of my favorites:
Whenever I receive a shipment of some supplies (like oils, labels, or lye) I input the info into my inventory management section of the software. The program then calculates the cost per ounce, even taking into account any shipping charge or special discounts. The next time I make one of my recipes, the program will update the cost of my batch, and then deduct the oils and sodium hydroxide and other ingredients I just used in my recipe from my total available supplies. And I can set an alarm to warn me when I’m getting low on something and it’s time to reorder. No more surprises when searching for an ingredient!
Sure SoapMaker acts like a lye calculator, helping you figure out how much sodium hydroxide you need for your soap recipe. But what if you used shea butter instead of cocoa butter? How would that change the quality of the soap? How would it change the cost? SoapMaker can tell you! And not just solid soap; SoapMaker is also able to manage recipes for liquid soap, cream soap and non-soap things, like candles, lotion and “melt and pour” soap projects.
I can follow the history of every batch of product I make, from the recipe that I used, to how many bars of soap I have left, to who they were sold to. Need to find all the batches made with a particular recipe? No problem. Wondering how productive I was last week? I can choose to see batches made during any time period I choose.
These are only a few of the helpful tasks that this program can do. SoapMaker Software is a great way to keep your soap business on top of everything that’s going on in production, inventory and sales. I use it in my business and find that it saves me a lot of time that I would rather spend doing what I love: making soap!
Curious about SoapMaker Software and what it can do for you? The Nova Studio has made a bulk purchase of this software (SoapMaker Software 3, Professional Version), and is offering you a special discount of 10% off the regular price (when you order through our website). For more information or to order, go HERE. If you have questions before ordering, feel free to Contact Us. To see a complete list of all features (there are a ton) before you order through us, be sure to visit the SoapMaker Software website. Rest assured that because we are an approved partner, when you order through us, you’ll still be a full-fledged SoapMaker customer, eligible for the same great support, options & upgrades.