This article will explain the Blackpurl Homepage and how you can limit accessibility to the Blackpurl Homepage if required



This is your standard Blackpurl Homepage:


User-added image




Let's break it down:


Blackpurl Header


User-added image


  • This header is at the top of every Blackpurl window


  • It is the heart of Blackpurl - it is your "go to" when you want to do something in Blackpurl ie Sell / Reporting etc





Real-Time Dashboard


This is your real-time dashboard where you can see your key metrics at your finger tips and it is split into 5 separate sections:

Store Summary 


Service Jobs 


Vendor Orders 


Customer Orders 


Activity Feed





 Store Summary



A.  You have the option of seeing the metrics for TODAY / LAST 7 DAYS / LAST 30 DAYS 


Just click on the relevant tab 


B.  This will list the total value of the invoices that have been invoiced out 


(depending on what tab you have selected - TODAY / LAST 7 DAYS / LAST 30 DAYS)


C.  This is the total value of the Payments received for the payment method Cash/Credit Only


(depending on what tab you have selected - TODAY / LAST 7 DAYS / LAST 30 DAYS)


D.  Total of how many new customers were added


(depending on what tab you have selected - TODAY / LAST 7 DAYS / LAST 30 DAYS)


If you want to drill down to see what is making up this information, just click on the relevant section and it will produce a report and list all the items that make up this metric




Service Job 



E.  You have the option of seeing the metrics for CUSTOMER PAY / THIRD PARTY / INTERNAL / DEAL 


Just click on the relevant tab 


F.  This will list the number of Customer Orders > Service Jobs that are New


(depending on what tab you have selected - CUSTOMER PAY / THIRD PARTY / INTERNAL / DEAL )


G.  This will list the number of Customer Orders > Service Jobs that are in active status ie in progress 


(depending on what tab you have selected - CUSTOMER PAY / THIRD PARTY / INTERNAL / DEAL )


H.  This will list the number of Customer Orders > Service Jobs that have the status Completed


(depending on what tab you have selected - CUSTOMER PAY / THIRD PARTY / INTERNAL / DEAL )



If you want to drill down to see what is contributing to any of these metric, just click on the relevant section and it will produce a report and list all the items relevant and contributing to the metric you clicked on



Vendor Orders



I.  This will list the number of Active Vendor Orders in your Blackpurl 


Active means that the Vendor Orders will have the statuses of On Order / Open / Partial Received


Vendor Orders that have been fully received are not part of this metric 


J.  This will list the number of Active Vendor Receivings (VR) in your Blackpurl 


Active means that the Vendor Receiving (VR) will have the status of In Progress 


Vendor Receivings that have been processed and have the statuses of Stocked or Invoiced are not part of this metric 


K.  This will list the number of parts that need to be ordered to meet requirement 


The parts listed here can be required for stock (auto reorder or Customer Special Order)



If you want to drill down to see what is contributing to any of these metric, just click on the relevant section and it will produce a report and list all the items relevant and contributing to the metric you clicked on



Customer Orders



L.  This will list the number of Active Customer Orders in your Blackpurl 


Active means that the Customer Orders are not closed


Customer Orders that have been fully invoiced and closed do not form part of this metric 


M.  This will list the total value of Customer Deposits that has been received into Blackpurl but not yet used 


N.  This will list the total value of the Balance Due on all active Customer Orders


If the Dealership billed out every Customer Order right now as is, this is how much balance $$ would be due


If you want to drill down to see what is contributing to any of these metric, just click on the relevant section and it will produce a report and list all the items relevant and contributing to the metric you clicked on



Activity Feed


O.  This is real time live activity feeds and there are two tabs:


  • My Activity (this will only show what you have been processing in Blackpurl)


  • Store Activity (this will show finalised activity in the dealership and which user did them)


If you want further information, you can click on the activity to navigate to the actual transaction to take a look



Limit Access to Blackpurl Homepage



Dealerships can limit which users can have access to the Blackpurl Homepage Dashboard


For example you may not wish one of your junior sales persons to review the Store Summary figures or be able to see how much Customer Deposit the dealership is holding 


If your Dealership wishes to limit access to user, please review this article - User Permission - Homepage Dashboard