To export a report to another format:

  • Preview a report on screen.
  • Click on the small envelope icon in the top left corner.
  • Select the format to export.
  • Click on the “OK” button.

Barcode printer configuration


  • Install your label printer’s drivers.

               - E.g.: DYMO 450 TURBO (70 labels/minute)


Local configuration

  • Go to the “Configuration” / “Local Configuration” menu.
  • Select the option “Box labels”.
  • In the printer’s scroll-down menu, choose: DYMO LABELWRITER 450,
  • Save with the diskette icon at the bottom right (not the one in the grid).

How to print the item’s barcode label

  • Go to the item (inventory) list window.
  • Right click on the barcode label icon (located at the bottom of the window).
  • Specify the number of labels and your label will print out.


What information is included on the label?

  • Barcode.
  • Product code.
  • Description.
  • Price (it is the law to include this on the label).
  • Your logo.


What label format should be used?

  • The printer must have 1.25” x 3.5” label rolls
  • The 3.5” is essential.
  • The 1.25” to 1.5” can vary in width.


  • You can use the vehicle’s serial number as the product code and print out a label with the serial number in barcode format to replace a damaged or hard-to-read VIN label.
  • If you do not want to use a special printer, you can print your labels using AVERY paper. see FAQ
  • How to find a barcode reader that is compatible with GEM-CAR. see FAQ


A - Transferring or importing customers from Simply Accounting :

  • Open your Simply Accounting program
  • From the top menu bar, select Reports
  • From the Reports scroll down menu, select Lists
  • From the Lists options, select Customers
  • From the Customer List Options window, select “ALL” and click OK,
  • In the File menu, select Export,
  • In the Import Selection window, select the file to export.

IMPORTANT; Make sure in the Type field, that you have selected a .csv file extention,

Export the file to your Desktop,

  • From your desktop, open the .csv file,
  • Remove the first lines (rows) and make sure the first row are only column headers,
  • Rename the headers properly (Ex: one column for each of the following; Customer number, customer name, address, city, Province/State, Zip/Postal code, telephone, car make, model, year, VIN, mileage, etc.)
  • Save the file as an Excel format and follow the following (81b) steps.

B - Import or transfer customers from an Excel file :

  • Prepare your Excel file with all the information columns you want/have to import (Ex: one column for each of the following; Customer number, customer name, address, city, Province/State, Zip/Postal code, telephone, car make, model, year, VIN, mileage, etc.),
  • IMPORTANT; a customer number column is mandatory.  If you do not have one, use the 7 digits of his/her phone number, but without a dash or area code. (Ex 6753456, not 675-3456),
  • Once your Excel file is complete, Save and close it.  (You will not be able to import the information if your Excel file is open.)
  • Go to "Customer Management" / "Customer importation"
  • From the Customers sub-menu, click on Import clients
  • Click on the spy glass bellow the field "Excel file"
  • Find your file and double click on it
  • From the scroll down menu, select the proper spreadsheet,
  • Check the Box next to The first line is a header,
  • Match each Excel Column on the right to the appropriate GEM-CAR column on the left,
  • When complete, click on the large green arrow button to begin the transfer,
  • Exit when done.

  • Go to "Inventory Management" / "Physical inventory entry"
  • From the Inventory Sub-Menu, click on Physical Inventory Entry,
  • In the Physical Inventory Entry window, enter the date of the inventory count,
  • Select the inventory location
  • Note that the inventory will only be updated for items that are in that location only
  • Select an item and the details will appear at the bottom of the window,
  • Enter the Section (optional), it can be a specific area in that location, such as R1-S10 (Row 1, Shelf 10),
  • Enter the physical quantity,
  • Enter the initials or name of person that counted the inventory,
  • Repeat the last four steps for all other items,
  • Click SAVE and EXIT, or change location to update other inventory locations and repeat the aforementioned steps.

  • You can change the step status from reserved to estimate
  • You can cancel or delete the item or the estimate
  • You can make a new invoice with the same item but using negative qty