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Old 04-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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If anyone is interested in a free invoice program. Intuit has a very nice easy and simple invoice program, and best part its free online. Easy to keep track of outstanding invoices. I know most people use full business programs, but if you do not, this is a great little program.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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If anyone is interested in a free invoice program. Intuit has a very nice easy and simple invoice program, and best part its free online. Easy to keep track of outstanding invoices. I know most people use full business programs, but if you do not, this is a great little program.
You don't use Quickbooks?

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nope never got around to it yet. Is it worth the investment?
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nope never got around to it yet. Is it worth the investment?
Quikboooks is definitely worth the $.
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There is also FreshBooks and Billing Boss, both which are highly referred and Zoho has a good complete line of similar products. Another mash-up worth looking into is BaseCamp.

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With quickbook, do you buy the program or pay for it with the monthly option online. I am not sure if each years upgrades are needed or not.
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Going throught he 90's internet bubble burst I would NOT use a service that was online only If the company goes out of business you lose all your data.... Back in the 90's they went out of business left and right, just turned off the phones and website was down and you lost EVERYTHING.

furthermore it's more expensive in the long run to pay monthly rather than just buy outright. I have quickbooks and runs everal companies on one copy. If I had online I would have to pay monthly subscriptions for each company. Food for thoguht.
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good point, do you upgrade every year? (example) 2010 to 2011
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Oh man, Quickbooks is pretty awesome and it's simple as all get out. I used to do all this in a notebook and looking back I can' imagine what i was thinking. Plus, you don't have to use everything it offers.

For the record, I have the new version 2011, you don't need it though. If you can buy a version a couple years old that has never been opened or never used it will work fine.

For the money vs what you get out of it though it's well worth it to buy the new version

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If you are thinking of buying an older copy of Quickbooks, please see their policy on the support of certain features in older software.

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/INF12842


This may help you decide how old a version you want to purchase before it gets deprecated by Intuit.
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Yeah, and for the money and what it does for your business buying the latest version is pretty cheap......all things considered.

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Mike, I would have thought you were an excell kinda guy. The good thing about excell is that it is very flexible, relatively easy, and universal. So, if you want to show your books to an accountant, they can easily sort things to their ways of calculating without destroying your own way of bookkeeping.

If you are a notebook kind of person, I think excell is the way to go. Big fan of Microsoft Office
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Yeah, and for the money and what it does for your business buying the latest version is pretty cheap......all things considered.

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Agree with Mike here. The only reason I can think that you would not buy the most recent version is if it is getting panned on review sites (eg. Amazon) or if someone is just starting a business and cash is extremely low. Here in the states they would then likely purchase through an academic outlet (example) until they're more established. Not saying if that is right or wrong - it just happens.
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Mike, I would have thought you were an excell kinda guy. The good thing about excell is that it is very flexible, relatively easy, and universal. So, if you want to show your books to an accountant, they can easily sort things to their ways of calculating without destroying your own way of bookkeeping.

If you are a notebook kind of person, I think excell is the way to go. Big fan of Microsoft Office
Your post reminded me of this article by Paul Downs in the New York Times (bastion of truth I know). He ended up getting rid of Quickbooks in favor of Excel for his own business (custom conference tables).
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The Intuit Billing Manager software that is free for invoicing is through the same people that do Quickbooks. So, if you get quickbooks, you may be able to transfer that over.
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Mike, I would have thought you were an excell kinda guy. The good thing about excell is that it is very flexible, relatively easy, and universal. So, if you want to show your books to an accountant, they can easily sort things to their ways of calculating without destroying your own way of bookkeeping.

If you are a notebook kind of person, I think excell is the way to go. Big fan of Microsoft Office
I love excell. I use it for just about everything but I decided to buy quickbooks and really like it.

Excell can do anything you want and for accounting it can do more than quickbooks ever could. The thing with quickbooks is it's simple, fast, well organized, and is more than any business really needs.

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Going throught he 90's internet bubble burst I would NOT use a service that was online only If the company goes out of business you lose all your data.... Back in the 90's they went out of business left and right, just turned off the phones and website was down and you lost EVERYTHING.

furthermore it's more expensive in the long run to pay monthly rather than just buy outright. I have quickbooks and runs everal companies on one copy. If I had online I would have to pay monthly subscriptions for each company. Food for thoguht.
hah!!! funny you say that, the service/program being discusses, billingmanager is folding on sept 30... the only data users can export to usable formats, (beside pdf) is contacts...

i used it since 2007... i am exporting everything to pdf, PITA


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