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accent

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Would like feedback from people on what off the shelf program you are using to do accounts recievable, payable and a customer list. This is assuming that you don't have a point of sale program.
Looking forward to your responses.
 

Jerry Ervin

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Originally posted by accent:
Would like feedback from people on what off the shelf program you are using to do accounts recievable, payable and a customer list. This is assuming that you don't have a point of sale program.
Looking forward to your responses.
I hate to be redundant,

Quickbooks Pro

Jerry
 

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JackBingham CPF

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Quick Books Pro it is.
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B. Newman

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Just started using QuickBooks (regular not Pro) in November. But I use Access for the customer/mailing list.

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jvandy57

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Ditto on Quickbooks Pro
 

John Ranes II CPF GCF

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QuickBooks Pro and MS Works 6.0

I think most all of the accounting software does the key things that they're supposed to do. What I would recommend is to find out which accounting software, Your accounting firm likes to use, and work with that....Quicken, PeachTree or MYPB. If you're planning on changing accountants, shop that first, then the software. ;)

John
 

FramerRandy

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I've been using Quick Books Pro for the past year.
I keep my customer contact list in Excel.
Like them both.


I've been looking at FrameReady, but it looks like a lot of work to set up for such a small shop as mine.

I like the idea of a package that lets me enter the design data and computes the sales price, based on a database. I'd like to find a simple one if it's available out there somewhere.
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Framerguy

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Randy,

How much time do you want to save in the long run?

You entered your customer data base probably one new customer at a time, eh? How long do you think it would take to restore a crash if you didn't have a backup of either your database or your financial statements (Quick Books)?

I run a one man shop with about 1000 names in my customer database. I used a POS program that I bought in the very early '90's up until about 2 years ago. I went to FrameReady v.2.0 and have never looked back. The only "switching" I had to do was to send a disk with my database and a labor fee to FrameReady and THEY put all my customers where they belonged in the new program.

I am using FrameReady v.4.1 now and it is the very BEST FOR THE MONEY INVESTED than any of the other packages out there, IMHO.

Key words - FOR THE MONEY INVESTED!!

FrameReady WILL do all that you mentioned and much more once you get it set up. By setup, you follow a simple setup screen and enter all the basic information needed for any POS program in the appropriate places in the setup screen. I am not sure but I would imagine that transferring a customer list may be a simple matter too if it is on a common DB program like Excel.

The ease of using this program far far outweighes the tiny inconvenience of setting the parameters for your business in the program. (You will have to do this in any event should you buy a POS program.) I always recommend downloading their demo from their website and trying it out. It is NOT a demo, actually, it is the full blown program with a time delimiter on it which gives you 60 days to try it before you buy it.

Disclaimer: I don't work for Soft Touch Solutions nor do I market the FrameReady program. I USE the FrameReady program and have used 4 other major programs on the market and I am simply sold on FrameReady.
 
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