I am proud to announce that Lizzy™ now supports Parts Manager Pro. The setup is the similar to PartSmart’s, and in fact the interface uses the same PartSmart configuration settings.
First some requirements:
- Parts Manager Pro must be installed.
- Java must be installed. If you do not have Java you can download it at http://www.java.com
- You will need to obtain your Lizzy™ Authentication Key from Settings->Inventory->Map Prefixes
- A dedicated computer with a static IP address to host the Lizzy Parts Manager Pro interface, this computer will not use Parts Manager Pro
Once these requirements have been met, you will need to download the interface software, Click here to download. When your download completes, double click on the LizzyPMP.exe file, this will launch the installer for the interface software. The software will ask if you want to install it, once you click “Yes”, it will then check if you have Java installed. If you have not installed Java the installer will close without installing the files.
Next you will see a screen asking for your Lizzy™ Authentication Key, simply paste the key into the provided field and click “Next”. The installer will install the necessary files, once it is done you can click “Close”.
The installer placed a shortcut in you Programs->All Programs->Startup folder, this will make the interface start automatically every time you boot the computer. If you want to start the interface without rebooting your computer, just click on the shortcut in the Startup folder and you will see the Lizzy™ icon in the system tray. Start-> All Applications -> Startup -> LizzyPMP.exe
Now that the interface is installed and running, you will need to configure Parts Manager Pro on the other computers. If Parts Manager Pro is not already running go ahead and start it. Once it is started go into
Tools->Parts Intergration. Once there you will need to set the BSI settings, the settings are listed below.
- IP Address: <Static IP address of computer that you ran LizzyPMP.exe on>
- Time Out MS 30000
- Port: 2345
- Connection Name: TBA
- Identifier: <Vendor Prefix>
- Manufactuer Code: <Vendor Prefix>
The next step is mapping the PartSmart prefixes to your manufacturers in Lizzy™. The best way to get this done is to check in the Learning Center for Lizzy and look in Invoicing General -> Partsmart Prefix Setup. This video will walk you through how to link up the prefixes and get things rolling.
You can also watch the Partsmart Interface video to see how the interface works. We haven’t yet done a video on how to use Parts Manager Pro in the Learning Center but since its exactly the same flow as all the others, you should be able to get what you need from the existing videos.