Argenta has three separate inventory buckets. The first, is product inventory for the products your organization sells.  The second, is a lending library for those items you lend to your constituents. And the third, is material inventory where you keep track of the material items that have been donated by your constituents. Your inventory items must be created first before you can itemize donations in the donation workspace.

To Manually Add A Material Items Into Inventory

To get started, select Materials Management > Material Inventory - from the Argenta main menu on the left-hand side of the screen.

This opens the Materials Inventory screen, where all of your inventory items are listed:

To add a new item to your inventory click the "Add New" button:

This opens the Add A New Donation Inventory Item window:

From here you need to fill in the details about your item. The fields you need to enter here are:
  1. Item Category Select a category from the drop-down list. Argenta comes loaded with material item categories you can use. If you want to add a new item category you can do so by clicking the Add New  icon.
  2. Item NameEnter a name for the item here. Keep the length to 140 characters or less. This is a required field.
  3. SKU or Reference NumberEnter a reference or SKU number for the item here.
  4. Item DescriptionEnter a thorough description for your item here. This field is not required, but it is recommended.
  5. Unit of Measure - Enter a unit of measure for your item here. This is a required field.
  6. Approximate ValueEnter an approximate value for the item here. This is a required field.
  7. Beginning QtyEnter the beginning quantity you would like to add here. This is a required field.
Once all the details have been filled in, click the "Add This Donation Item" button. This will return you to the Material Donations Inventory listing and add your item.