Anyone in sales or a small business owner?

swimscubasteve

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I'm looking for a good contact manager/sales lead program, any suggestions?

Also, a suggestion for an uncomplicated, simple and intuitive accounting program would be great as well.
 

Syrch

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accounting = quickbooks

what do you mean by contact manager/sales lead program..what exactly are you looking to do with it? For contacts you can use outlook...but what do you mean by sales lead program?
 

swimscubasteve

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Originally posted by: Syrch
accounting = quickbooks

what do you mean by contact manager/sales lead program..what exactly are you looking to do with it? For contacts you can use outlook...but what do you mean by sales lead program?

Manage sales leads/potential accounts/current accounts/etc...
 
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If anyone tries to sell you something called "Tigerpaw" stay away. Crap system.

Act and quickbooks are the best recommendations you got so far
 

swimscubasteve

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I knew of act and quickbooks, are those for sure the best out there (not saying they aren't I just wanted to know if there were any other good ones out there)?
 

swimscubasteve

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is peachtree worthless?

I would really like a program that can do customer management and accounting all in one. It looks like ACT has something like that, anyone have experience with it?
 

GeekDrew

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Originally posted by: swimscubasteve
is peachtree worthless?

I know a lot of small businesses that use PeachTree, instead of QuickBooks. I've heard good things about PeachTree, though I haven't used it in a few years, myself.
 

badmouse

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For accounting, ask your accountant what will import easily into whatever they use. Simplifies life a lot at tax time. Also, ask them what they would like in the setup.

Quickbooks is pretty common, so the accountants will probably be familiar with it.

 

tfinch2

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I am constantly going out to client's offices to install quickbooks for an accounting firm I work for. I'd say more than 75% use it. A few use ACT, and others use the new Microsoft small business accounting.
 

TheToOTaLL

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Why not try Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006, and download the update from Microsoft to get their Business Contact Manager for free? I know the anti-Microsoft camps might not like it, but the cost overall will be SIGNIFICANTLY less than anything else you would get in a full version.
 

swimscubasteve

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Originally posted by: TheToOTaLL
Why not try Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006, and download the update from Microsoft to get their Business Contact Manager for free? I know the anti-Microsoft camps might not like it, but the cost overall will be SIGNIFICANTLY less than anything else you would get in a full version.

I like this idea I just don't want to invest too much time into a program and then have to switch to another.

Can anyone recommend the MS Small Business Accounting?