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    We now have the inventory portion done and the final step will be 'Creating a Batch' from your recipes so you can determine cost of a batch, allocate your inventory, track sales of a batch, upload photos of each batch, etc.

    What features do you want to see when you "Create a Batch"?

    • What data do you want to track?
    • What statistics do you want to see?
    • Do you want to track certain procedures/techniques with each batch?
    • Besides photos, what other information do you want to attach to a batch?
     
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    Fragrance
    Batch size
    Pour date with option of estimated cure date
    Count of bars
    Bar sizes
     
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    Recipe for the batch
    Technique used
    Information about how the recipe with fragrance performed (i.e. ricing, acceleration, deceleration, seizing, discoloration, etc)
    Batch size
     
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    Cost of batch and cost per bar (based on inventory that I've added)
     
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    Technique
    Stage of trace
    Fragrance performance
    Temps
     
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    Thanks for including me.

    I think one of the most important things to track is the supplier batch numbers for each ingredient.

    Many of the things that you mentioned above could be a free form text field since everyone is going to have different notes about a batch. I'm assuming you will be able to link the "Creating a Batch" section to the "Inventory" for cost/profit calculations.
     
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    Packaging costs, label costs
     
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    Conversions to other measurements would be a great addition. The recipe, the EO bottle and the oil bottles differ between oz, g and ml. I'd also love to see many of the other suggestions already made, such technique, trace, temps, batch size.
     
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    Technique/special procedures, mold, colors, fragrance/EO,(sources) any special additives/with area to record overall performance of products used
    Batch date, number & weight of bars
    Along with photos, description such as feel, lather, moisturizing, drying, etc.
     
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    Cure date estimate
    Effect of fragrance or essential oil
    Area to record results with notes
     
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    Batch numbers, size of each bar or container, date made, ingredients pulled from inventory and quantity left of inventory, performance,
     
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    I agree with Msunnerstood. I need a way to track costs especially, and timelines for curing, selling etc. my products
     
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    Soap Type/Name lol
    Batch date/cure date
    Fragrance
    Recipe with measurement
    Additives
    Behavior issues lol
    Picturesss

    Thanks for including me!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Also a spot for batch size and how many bars would be nice too. =)
     
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    Definitely a measurement conversion calculator and scaler, a way to track cure time and batches, and a way to track the cost of a batch/ bar, and a way to track inventory raw materials and made items
     
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    It would be helpful to see if a certain batch behaviors, but this is so vast! There are so many variables, like soaping temps, the "did I add a pinch of this or that and forget to include it in my notes?" factor, humidity or the area which the batch was made etc... So the procedure spot would be a great addition! Maybe a feedback spot, to note how customers rated a certain batch. That would help to determine if it's a keeper or not
     
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    Customizable batch numbers and ingredient tracking - most everything else has been covered above! I will say I am not going to use those features as I've already got them in SM3.
     
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    I don't sell so most of this doesn't really apply to me, but I think they're all good ideas for those who do sell. (Or just make a lot for friends and family.)
    One thought I had was the ability to update some of the suggested fields. Like, would I be able to go back in at different timeframes and note how the fragrance has held, if the color faded, stuff like that.
     
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    What's SM3?
     

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