subscription business management - accounting software


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Denis

Hello all,

I need some recommendation about business management/accounting
software for a small business which runs a subsciption service but also
provides some one-off services.

So they need to:
- record customer information
- create and email invoices
- keep track of payments (who paid, which people should be reminded to
pay soon, who still owes money, etc)
- see the standard P&L, etc etc reports.

A major requirement is that the software has a one-off cost and is very
easy to use. (Software like quickbooks, myob, sage, iris have ongoing
annual costs so they are excluded.)

Any suggestions?
 
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Peter Saxton

Hello all,

I need some recommendation about business management/accounting
software for a small business which runs a subsciption service but also
provides some one-off services.

So they need to:
- record customer information
- create and email invoices
- keep track of payments (who paid, which people should be reminded to
pay soon, who still owes money, etc)
- see the standard P&L, etc etc reports.

A major requirement is that the software has a one-off cost and is very
easy to use. (Software like quickbooks, myob, sage, iris have ongoing
annual costs so they are excluded.)

Any suggestions?
Why do you say that QuickBooks, MYOB and Sage have ongoing annual
costs?
 
D

Denis

Because they ask for for a so-called "support" fee every year.

Also they are not very easy to use. Hence why there is a 'training'
section on their websites.

Perhaps I am wrong (and i hope so). So, I am open to suggestions.
Even an Access database application will do, if it does the job.
 
D

Denis

I apologise if this is the wrong place to ask. Perhaps you could
suggest an appropriate group?
 
D

DoobieDo

Denis said:
I apologise if this is the wrong place to ask. Perhaps you could
suggest an appropriate group?
have you a difficulty finding alt.comp.software.financial and all it's
little suffixes?
 
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Peter Saxton

Because they ask for for a so-called "support" fee every year.
THat's a support fee not a "support" fee. You don't have to take it
up.
Also they are not very easy to use. Hence why there is a 'training'
section on their websites.
Why are they not easy to use? You will find you can get training to
cross the road if you look hard enough. You don't seem to understand
the modern trend to get revenue from every possible source. It's not
an indication of whether it is needed.
Perhaps I am wrong (and i hope so). So, I am open to suggestions.
Even an Access database application will do, if it does the job.
I would suggest you look at QuickBooks. Don't pay for support because
it's not very good. Have you discussed your requirements with your
accountants? If your accountants have QuickBooks knowledge they should
be able to provide all the training and support you need but only what
you need and when you need it.
 
D

Denis

The suggestion I got from an accountant was quickbooks, but ot be
honest i don;t like it and i find it unfriendly. I've liked Iris much
more, but like i said before some software expires and you have to buy
"support" to get your software running. Any other suggestions apart
from Quicbooks, Sage, etc ?
 
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Troy Steadman

Tim said:
...


Don't accountants require
"ongoing annual costs"? :-(
All the *proper* accountants I have met offer "ongoing Annual savings".
Except the ones who invoice Quarterly...

Tuck the right lace under the left lace and pull it tight. Now make the
right lace into a "loop"...
 
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Ronald Raygun

Troy said:
Tuck the right lace under the left lace and pull it tight. Now make the
right lace into a "loop"...
Is that the lace from the right side of the shoe, or the one
which is now on the right?
 
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Denis

Which version of sage, myob, quicboooks, iris, etc can keep track of a
subscription service (ie. recurring payments, reminder or whose X
subscription has expired, who should
be sent an invoice today, which subscriptions expire in X days, etc)
and will allow me to import transactions from an Excel spreadsheet
instead of typing them in manually? Please let me know.

regards,

Denis
 
P

Peter Saxton

Which version of sage, myob, quicboooks, iris, etc can keep track of a
subscription service (ie. recurring payments, reminder or whose X
subscription has expired, who should
be sent an invoice today, which subscriptions expire in X days, etc)
and will allow me to import transactions from an Excel spreadsheet
instead of typing them in manually? Please let me know.

regards,

Denis
I don't think any of them handle a subscription service without any
thought. You should be able to do this by raising an invoice dated the
first day after the subscription expires. Eg. A subscriber takes out a
subscription and pays on 1 September 2006. You should raise an invoice
dated 1 September 2006 and allocate the payment to it. You then raise
another invoice dated 1 September 2007. On 1 August 2007 you review
what invoices have been raised in the future up to 1 September 2007
and then print the invoices.
 
D

DoobieDo

loads of crap including....

You should raise an invoice
dated 1 September 2006 and allocate the payment to it. You then raise
another invoice dated 1 September 2007. On 1 August 2007 you review
what invoices have been raised in the future up to 1 September 2007
and then print the invoices.
har har har, best laugh this morning so far..... awaiting your further
comical utterances
 
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Peter Saxton

loads of crap including....



har har har, best laugh this morning so far..... awaiting your further
comical utterances
At least it brought more pleasure than your sad and pathetic comments:

START OF MORON SPEAK

learn the bit that says:
However the following are not appropriate in this group:

Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting
software;

it's because that's exactly what they are: practicing...

you dozy [email protected], it's the one on his corsets!!

I use Pledge ;p

try google:
http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.008173,19.237061&spn=4.019802,7.404785&om=1

now foad

have you a difficulty finding alt.comp.software.financial and all it's
little suffixes?

start at: http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html and
the bit
that says:

However the following are not appropriate in this group:

a.. Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting
software;


cheerio

You've a lot to learn... start with:
http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html
and the bit that says:
However the following are not appropriate in this group:

a.. Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting
software;

then wander off down to corridor to: www.sageforum.co.uk and pester
them :)

Cheerio

dozy kunt

or even johnny the not so bright, who can't even understand the
newsgroup
charter... thick [email protected]

when you say "dear troy" you've got typo'd with "dear troll"

something else to learn eh?

don't worry... you've just been trolled...

If you are still in learning mode try:
http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html

especially the bit that says:
However the following are not appropriate in this group:

a.. Advertising (including job advertisements);
good luck

how sad...

http://www.usenet.org.uk/uk.business.accountancy.html

please pay attention to the bit about
a.. Discussion of implementation/usage of computers or accounting
software;

cheerio...

biggest dickheads on usenet?

END OF MORON SPEAK

You seem to spend your time on the internet because everyone avoids
you offline.
 
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