About Importing from PC Scale Packages
Many companies that haul their own materials or provide haul services to their customers use “scale houses” or “weigh stations” to weigh the loads being hauled.
Trucks are weighed before and after loading, and the information is either entered directly into the computer or recorded on a ticket to be entered into the computer later. Depending on the scale package, the type of information entered may vary. Generally, the information will include the truck type, tare, gross, and net weights, driver, material, and pricing information.
Once this information is entered, it can then be imported from the scale package into Vista™ by Viewpoint using the Imports (IM) module, then uploaded into Material Sales. Once in Material Sales, the information can be edited and processed as normal.