Core System Features

Key Features

Core to the fdPOWER system are the following features:

Easy to Use Windows Interface

fdPOWER maximises the use of the Windows™ Graphical User Interface (GUI) to create a friendly environment that is easy to navigate and learn. Productivity is increased with time saving features, such as having multiple windows open at the same time. Powerful Lookup and search facilities are also included.

Customisation

Many of the User Interface features are fully customisable. For example Menus and Toolbars are completely User definable. Data entry “grid layouts” may be customised and saved for each user, allowing fine-tuning of the system.

Open Integration

fdPOWER stores information using Microsoft’s Jet Database. This is the same database “engine” behind MS Access and means you can use other third party tools to create your own customised reports.

Reports

A wide range of of parameter selectable reports are included in the system. These include Arrangement Reports, Invoice Reports, EDI Status and List Reports.

Efficiency Features

fdPOWER takes the Work out of Paperwork

Invoicing

While working with an Arrangement, charges can be entered from a standard Charges Library, ready for invoicing. These charges can include stock items, professional services fees and disbursements. When printing the invoice, using the powerful formatting features of MS Word, fdPOWER can produce an invoice reflecting each Funeral Director’s unique style and requirements.

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Accounting System Integration

fdPOWER can integrate to Intersoft Accounting software and selected third party accounting systems. This reduces time spent re-keying data and data entry errors

EDI Interface

In Australia, the EDI Interface facility allows a file to be created for transmission to the New South Wales or Victoria Registry for “Death Registration” and “Request for Death Certificate” purposes. This time saving facility is currently only offered in NSW and Vic. As other Registries offer these services, fdPOWER will be expanded to incorporate them.

In New Zealand, the EDI Interface Facility allows the electronic registration of Death details with the BDM Office via the new Online Death Notification Service and allows Funeral Directors to order associated Death Certificates at the same time.

Presentation Features

fdPOWER means Presentation

fdPOWER and your Authorised Intersoft Dealer can assist you promote your unique professional image.

Microsoft Word Integration

fdPOWER uses the formatting power of MS Word for many of its forms, documentation and Invoices. A range of forms and documents can be created which have a consistent professional image (all using the information recorded in the system), such as Burial Applications, Crematorium Applications, Ministerial Records, Day Sheets, Quotations, and many more.

Definable Page Layouts

Arrangement information is entered into a series of “Pages”. Each screen or “Page” can be altered with the Page Editor Add-On to more closely reflect the information required. Each “Page” can include drop-down lists of pre-selected items, tickboxes for choices, text and notes fields, ‘tool tips’, and even a photo of the Deceased!

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Productivity Features

fdPOWER means Productivity

Arrangement Recording

In fdPOWER, Arrangement Types and screen layouts have been defined allowing the recording of relevant information, building up a complete file on the Arrangement – from notification of death through to funeral, burial or cremation information, to the charges for the invoice, presented in a manner which is easy to follow and enquire on.

If the standard information requires changing, various fdPOWER Editor Add-On’s can be purchased enabling the screens, data tables, libraries, and Arrangement Types to be customised to meet individual Funeral Home requirements.

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Arrangement Forms, Letters and Documentation

fdPOWER reduces the tedious form preparation that is associated with Arrangements. The system allows for the generation and re-generation of Statutory Forms at ‘the touch of a button’, and can also be used to create customised forms, letters and documentation specific to each Funeral Director’s needs.