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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Help with software to start organizing

Hello new to the area i have been doing everything manual and with excel.

I have basically just been doing lots of grass cut and some initial securing.

I have been getting more and more busy and it looks good and growing.

My problem i need to organize I already have 5 2 men crews doing about 15 properties per day. Just to give you an over view.

manual paper And excel is not cutting it.

I need a way to have controll of inventory locks, padlocks, lock boxes, which employe took what. their different contracts for the same thing and each vendor has a different price for the same thing. or regional have different percentage they take back. i want to be able to see what company or areas is good to keep or droop but manually its impossible.

I need a way to organize the office and avoid charge backs.

i use the regional software but it is difficult for me at the end of the day to find what i billed and what i got paid . unless is a big bid but dollar hear taken of and many adjustments i found almost 2500.00 in adjustments that i had to reopen. and they did pay but i can only imagine what i have lost .



for small company should i use quick books or any property perservation software that world be great and easy to use.

Any help on how to start improving would be appreciated.

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If you are well versed, or know someone who is well versed in Microsoft Access you can build yourself a pretty decent system tailored to what YOU need.

Quickbooks will be good for basic bookkeeping, but Im pretty sure you wont be able to control inventory through there. You should be able to set up some cost accounting in quickbooks, but you will have to set up the accounts and reports for whatever you needed.

After you make your decision remember, the reports any software makes(quickbooks, access, peachtree, etc) are only as accurate as the information entered. Dont hire a $10/hr bookkeeper or you will be making decisions based off of wrong records.
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I use quickbooks. I agree that it isn't for everyone, but I am able to use it for inventory of all types from locks to resale to real estate. Everything will have a learning curve. I thought my father in law was the only one left that did everything with paper and pen and adding machine and a roll top desk.
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