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April 2018

The Artwork Dashboard


The Artwork Dashboard gives you an overview of all details related to the selected artwork. The Dashboard can be accessed from labelled buttons or anywhere you see the Artwork Title underlined and accompanied by the “i” icon.


Dashboard Features

  1. The Dashboard has several screens all of which include a Dashboard Icon which when clicked will always return you to this main Dashboard Screen.
  2. General artwork details .
  3. Artwork controls for other artwork features
    • Move to the relevant Artwork Edit screen.
    • Review to where artworks have been consigned out.
    • Add, review and amend artwork comments.
    • Add and remove this artwork from available Collections.
    • Review and amend any artwork status set on this artwork.
  4. Artwork Image controls to review image, forward image or view all images by current artist.
  5. Review all artworks sold by this artist and in stock by this artist. Stock contorls also feature the ability to edit pricing and other details.
  6.  The current level of stock for this artwork. Click on Stock icon for explantion.
  7. Use the MANAGE STOCK button to move to the Manage Stock screen.
  8. The number of stock items that have been added for this artwork.
  9. Review all sales for this artwork.
  10. Click on Invoice to review details of sale and move directly to invoice if required.
  11. Review all items consigned out from Tessera.
  12. Click on underlined Consignment title to review details and move directly to Consignment Document where required.

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Tessera 414


Artwork Dashboard

  1. The new Artwork Dashboard can be accessed from most anywhere in Tessera. Review comprehensive details on any artwork and see related artworks.
  2. Make changes to most artwork settings.
  3. See stock levels and changes to stock that have been made.
  4. Clicking on the underlined artwork name wherever it’s displayed will bring up the Artwork Dashboard.

Artwork Edit Screen

  1. The Edit Artwork Screen has been simplified and condensed onto one screen allowing faster data entry.

Artwork Pricing

Simplified pricing screen incorporated into Artwork Edit Screen.


Tessera Preferences are now combined onto one screen accessed using the PREFS button found on the Sales, People and Artworks screens.


Collections can now be categorised into type allowing Collections to be filtered using these types. For example, categorise all Collections that detail exhibitions as “Exhibits” or your client price lists as “Prices”.


    1. The Tessera help topics are now displayed in clear, easy to read windows, when using Tessera help icons.

Production Notes

Production Notes now include an amount field allowing artists and galleries to keep a record of how an artwork was produced as well as the costs involved in production.

Artwork Collections

New features available when adding artworks to Collections from the Artwork Component.

    1. Review the artworks attached to any Collection
    2. See the number of artworks associated with any Collection.
    3. Immediately list artworks associated with a Collection in the Artwork Component from where artworks can be exported or printed.

Manage multiple items of stock

New features making it easier for Photographers and Print Makers to track multiple items of stock that belong to any one particular artwork. Stock items can have individual prices, dimensions and other data.

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November 2017

Tessera 413




Occasionally the button to add an artwork to a consignment was not appearing on screen. This now functions as expected.

When choosing to delete an entire consignment document there were occasions where the artworks attached to that consignment were not properly cleared making it seem if the artworks was still on consignment. This now functions as expected. When a consignment document is deleted all attached artworks are nor returned to stock.

When you import your artworks from a previous version of Tessera into version 413 any artworks erroneously appearing as out on consignment will be cleared.

Importing Data into Tessera

You now have the option of merging Tessera data. Select this option and your existing data in Tessera will remain as it is. The data from another copy of Tessera will be merged. Preferences, serial numbers and other ancillary data will not be imported. A merge cannot be undone and adequate backups should be made before this step is taken.



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Tessera 412



Export of Records

Exporting of Client and Artwork records now works as expected.

Alert on amounts payable

Option included to set an alert on amounts payable in the Price Screen in Artworks. This allows setting an alert on an amount payable where, for example, the gallery needs a reminder that they paid for an aspect of the artwork such as framing. This alert follows the amount payable throughout Tessera as a reminder so that the gallery ensures they add relevant disbursements.



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October 2017

August 2017

Tessera 410



Version 410 concentrates on improving speed in all areas from finding artworks, adding artworks and managing images.

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May 2017

Tessera 409


As with all releases Arawak continues to improve performance and remove any inconsistencies.

New Button Designs

Buttons for making selections are now more clearly delineated.











New Artwork Status Icon Colour

The red and green icons that indicate whether an item has stock available now have a third state where the icon can be yellow.

An artwork has an that has a yellow icon indicates that one or more artworks are out on consignment and this has temporarily reduced the available stock to zero. When that artwork is returned from consignment the icon will revert to green.

Previously an artwork with items out of consignment could reduce the available stock to zero and the icon would be displayed as red. Having the icon as yellow indicates to the user that it’s possible stock for the artwork could become available.

Other Artwork Icons

In the Artwork Component additional icons appear in a number of places.

  1. When highlighted this indicates this artwork has been consigned into Tessera. Clicking on this icon allows the user to toggle the consigned status on and off.
  2. This icon when highlighted indicates this artwork belongs to one or more artwork collections. Click on this icon for the option to add or remove this artwork from collections.
  3. When highlighted this icon indicates comments have been added to this artwork. Click on this icon to add, remove or amend comments.
  4. Artworks can be assigned a status and a status can be assigned a colour. A Status is usually a temporary state such as “Out on Loan”, “Under repair” or “Not for sale”.
  5. The stock status of the current artwork
  • Green. There’s at least one item of stock for the current artwork available.
  • Red. There’s no stock available for this artwork.
  • Yellow. There’s one or more artworks out on consignment, when returned to stock the icon will display as green.








More Sort Options

Additional fields added to be displayed on list view screens allowing more choices particularly when sorting artworks.


Inclusion of valuation figures in more areas throughout Tessera

You can now select the most recent valuation of an artwork to appear on the various artwork screens as well as on Print Templates and as an option when exporting artworks.

Expanded Artwork Status Icon Function

Click on the Green, Red or Yellow Artwork Status icon and a wider range of artwork details are revealed.

  1. Click on the Artwork Icon where it appears in the main screens in the Artwork Component.
  2. Sales details now include a list of client’s who’ve purchased the current artwork along with the related invoice.
  3. You now have the option to move directly to the relevant client or invoice record.
  4. Consignment details are also displayed for the current artwork.

Updated Artworks Edit Screen

  1. Simpler, cleaner design for navigating the Artwork Edit screen with the inclusion of essential Artwork Icons.


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April 2017

Tessera 408


Importing from previous version of Tessera

Tessera will now correctly import registration details.

If comments have been added to artworks this will be indicated in the artwork component with an icon that when clicked allows the users to add and amend comments.


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Tessera 407


Importing from previous version of Tessera

Tessera will now correctly import Preference and Value List settings from a previous version.


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March 2017

Tessera 406


Artwork Status

A colour can now be associated with an artwork status. Clicking on the Status icon allows you to alter the status of an artwork without returning to the Edit Screen. Choose from eight colours and associate any status with any selected colour.

View Purchasers of Artworks

On the LIST, List, Batch and Edit screens you can now select to view client’s who’ve purchased an artwork. Where you have several copies of an artwork all clients will be listed and clicking on the names reveals them in list format. Clicking on a name will take you to the related client record.

Custom Fields and Artwork Image Relocated

On the Artwork Edit screen Custom Fields have been moved so that they can all be accessed at once while the thumbnail image has been enlarged and moved to the top left of the screen.

Overview Screen

Artist’s artworks can be sorted when viewed on the Overview screen.

Edition Sets

Individual edition entries for an artwork can now belong to “Edition Sets”. Editions Sets have unique IDs making it easy to have any number of unique artwork entries even where the entries have the same edition number.

EXAMPLES: You sell prints of your artworks or photographs. There maybe two sets of prints for the artwork. “Large” and “Small” each set of prints has 10 copies numbered 1/10 to 10/10.

You can now prevent confusing these prints by creating two Edition Sets. One named “Large Prints” on named “Small Prints”. Now it’s clearly shown on screen which print belongs to which set. At the time of sale you can easily select which print to add to an invoice.

Edition Sets also have the added feature of allowing individual pricing for each item in a Edition Set. You can set default, Locations and Mediums for sets and over-ride these for individual artworks where required.

The People Component

The main screen in the People Component has been redesigned so that user’s have immediate access to all related client activity on the one screen.

The People Component List Screen has been redesigned for easier comprehension and use of the Sort buttons will render as bold the selected sort criteria.

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