B. Newman

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Sep 5, 2001
Kodak, Tn. USA
I just found this info on The Craft Reports Forum. Thought I'd throw it out FYI...

>>I just found out today that QuickBooks went to "open source", which is good from a software developer's standpoint. I hope to now see some nice plug-ins being developed for us (artists??? or manufacturers??? or whatever the heck we are)<<



I haven't had time to check them out, but thought I'd pass it on anyway.

I've been watching and reading the threads on Quicken. Janet and I bought it when it first came out, and it kept up with our checking account nicely. Then....

One day, we pulled up our account and, it was gone. Quicken was still there, but everything we'd put into it was just gone. It destroyed my confidence in Quicken. That was, of course, about 8 years ago. I presume they've gotten much better now, judging by the # of folks that use it for bookeeping.
Charles - a quick demo of the importance of "back up" - in most accounting software it's right there under the file tab - a couple of clicks and all your data is on a disc. Do it every day (OK - every week)- and don't leave the disc in the computer - in fact don't leave the disc in the same building - it might burn down. I make 2 back up discs - one stays beside the computer and the other goes home with me - if it's all gone when I come in next day I would just need a new computer to get back in business. And at year end I drop this disc off at my accountant and he has it all to do the taxes.