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  1. Develop WebActive API - For Art Centres that manage online shops with SAM

    Allow more information to be fed into the in the API (especially adding products!!) & Create 2 way API writing - so that our web developers (particularly Skink & OM4) can improve our capacity to manage our online shop through SAM.

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    • Forward dating Artists Payments

      Artists payments can currently be entered 1 week in advance only. Should an artist want a particularly large payment over 4 weeks, you need to go back in to rekey the additional payments. If the dates were opened further, you would be able to prekey future dated payments, reducing the double handling of a single transaction.

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      • Add a field for framed price

        Hi Adam, Can you please add a space for framed price as well as sale price when cataloguing an artwork. Thanks

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        • SAM API: real-time two-way sale notifications to prevent duplicate sales

          We can prevent duplicate sales by implementing real-time sale notifications between the SAM server and the API clients (online shops). The communication will happen in both ways. When a sale is processed in SAM, the SAM server will notify the API clients. When a sale is closed through an API client, the client will notify the SAM server.

          Draft specification: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp_zLFRYI-xUdghUA7PBWhv-yjv2z4le4wNro3Qe4Qw/edit?usp=sharing

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          • SAM API: get separate artist names via the RetrieveArtistDetails function

            Right now it's only possible to retrieve a (compiled) ArtistName via the RetrieveArtistDetails function. It'd be useful to be able to also get each of the names separately (First Name, Surname, Other Name, Traditional Name)

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            • SAM API: add artist deceased information to RetrieveArtistDetails function

              Would be very useful for hiding culturally sensitive information of deceased artists on websites (e.g. photos)

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              • Catalogue and Search only buttons for general artist access

                Be able to have artists catalogue their own art work without having access to other SAM features. Capacity to log in as artist and only have catalogue and search come up. ie the other buttons (consign, sales, accounts, reports, admin) would not be available.

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                • Collaborative editions

                  The ability to add a collaborative artwork that is an edition of prints.

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                    • Export - Payments

                      Payments from the Art Centre account get exported the same as from artists accounts, currently they are not exported at all.

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                      • Tracking artworks from other art centres

                        We use SAM to manage our own artists works, products, but also artworks from other art centres that we show in exhibitions. We need a means to track the trajectory of these artworks clearly for everyone - so that would include artworks incoming - artworks sold - and artworks returned to original art centre.

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                        • Create function to accept donations through SAM

                          We would like to be able to accept donations through SAM. It would be great to be able to process one transaction for artwork sales and donations.

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                          • Edition update

                            Add WP for Workshop Proof in Editions next to AP.
                            Also look into roman numerals for second state editions for artworks in the catalogue number. For example 18-50-I/X through to 18-50 - XX/XX

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                            • Larger text field in Accounts

                              Catalogue --> Advances - there is plenty of space in the 'Details' text field, but there seems to be a character limit - is it possible to increase the limit to match the space?

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                              • Artist Notes field

                                Add a private notes category on each Artist's page. We need to note all sorts of things but cannot in SAM. this is the best location for keeping these data visible and manageable amongst multiple staff.
                                Could include licence agreements information

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                                • Notes on Advance payment

                                  Add a notes field when advancing artwork on the Artist Payment button.

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                                    We don’t allow this because of the format of the details, you will notice the advance will always end in a cat# … adding additional notes will mess this up.

                                  • video upload

                                    Being able to upload video of the artwork story

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                                    • ‘quality’ grade field

                                      when cataloguing, to have a new field added to the process to enable users to select a ‘quality’ grade for each painting/ artist (eg A= exhibition quality work, B= usual/ average quality, C= marketplace/ sale quality).

                                      ie - An artists is graded within the ‘A’ category for pricing her works, but the quality between their works vary widely.
                                      If A is selected works would be priced at 100% of prices as entered into ‘Price Manager’.
                                      B = 80%
                                      C = 60%

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                                      • Transferring Promoted artwork record to Consignment

                                        To save doubling up and mixing up. Can we please have the option of transferring promoted work to consigned work? With the option of selecting the final artworks to be consigned. Please please pretty please?

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                                        • Exhibitions - artist history

                                          When adding into artist history - Exhibitions date. Have a date range as an option to include an end date for an exhibition.

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