What are the key differences.

We're continuously working on webSAM so with every release comes new features that that are in SAM Desktop and some that are unique to webSAM. We will continue to update this page as more is added to webSAM. 

Before you go through the list please think about what you use in your current SAM everyday and see if it's webSAM. 

Printing directly to the printer.

In SAM Deskotop you can print your invoices, Purchase orders, reports etc directly to your printer. webSAM like other cloud products (Xero) cannot print directly to your printer. You will have to download the file (pdf), open it, and then print it. 


webSAM currently supports the following addons:

  1. Carjam (NZTA Lookup)
  2. SMS
  3. Xero integration

This means any other addons are not included, for example:

  • Repco parts ordering
  • Parts Catalogues
  • Eftpos integration
  • MYOB
  • NAPA Ordering
  • eSpares
  • Smart check
  • etc

Invoice/Job card/estimate formats.

  • Job text
    • webSAM has a new dedicated text box for technician instructions, this means if you usually add a job template with text for tech instructions it won't print on the job card. Instead you use the technician instruction text box, which also has library text.
  • Custom form designs
    • webSAM does not have custom formats like we did with SAM Desktop,. webSAM does however come with multiple default formats 
  • Form watermarking
    • webSAM does not support form watermarking.

Return Procured part(s) to stock.

in webSAM you can only return a procured part to the supplier as a credit. You cannot return that part to your stock file.

WOF Sheet printing

webSAM does not have WOF sheet priting.

Multi window

Unlike SAM Desktop where you can open multiple windows, webSAM can only be run in a single browser tab.

Accounts module & Statements

With out connecting to Xero, webSAM does not have standard accounting functionality (Debtors, Creditors, or General Ledger) this means without a Debtor module webSAM cannot send statements, this is done in Xero.