Customer and Inventory Database
Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:49 AM
I'd like it to be basic and very easy to use. Ive tried quickbooks and it was way to hard for my computer knowledge. I'm usually on the road when I receive my calls so I'd like to find my customer history on my laptop and also have a inventory control that lets me know stock levels, part location, and reorder levels. I dont need the financial part as the paper ledgers work fine for us.
I figured the best way to find one would be to ask others in the business. Anyone know of an inexpensive program that meets this criteria?
Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:26 PM
Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:04 PM
Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:37 PM
If you only need basic inventory control, there is a product called "WASP Inventory Control" which is very straighforward - designed to track and tag parts inventories.
There is another application that our local appliance parts store uses, and if you'd like me to check on that, I'll be happy to.
If you need a more complete POS solution, I've heard good things regarding Microsoft's Point-of-Sale Small Business software, but not used it first-hand. I do know that they offer a free trial copy (which is good as it is about 2X the cost of QuickBooks).
Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:19 PM
Posted 05 January 2007 - 03:49 PM
Recently Ive looked at Microsoft Office pro with Access, Quickbooks Financial, Quickbooks Customer manager, and a million other not so perfect fits from the internet. i did find one that I kind of liked but it came with a $2300 investment. I feel for that I could have a computer consultant or programmer make one tailored just for me. Anyone know what that might cost. For all I know It could be $500-10,000 dollars. checked around my small town and we dont have any programmers. Will have to go check in the big city one county over. The search continues.
Posted 05 January 2007 - 03:57 PM
wasp seems like just inventory software. i dont think that would work for me. i would like the customer database and inv database to part of the same software.
paulh... Couldnt find anything on logiserve. Post a link if possible.
Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:50 PM
Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:58 AM
http://www.logiserv.com- makes more sense to me to go with software meant for the appliance industry. Don't know the cost now but when I bought it many years ago it was less than $500.00 and I own it and got free updates. Now I pay a yearly maintenance fee for any tech help I might need.
Thanks paulh! That looks perfect. I called this morning and they are closed for the weekend so i couldnt get a price. If its around 500 then it will be well worth it.
Is the maint fee your paying the $300 one? How often do you use it? Just wondering if thats something I would have to plan on in the investment.
I knew there had to be some software out there made for our trade.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:14 AM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:47 AM
Thanks again paulh!
Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:42 AM
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:49 AM
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