Business App Help!!

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  1. cammiixx macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone!

    I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a great and simple app that which specializes with storage of details of my suppliers and customers? ie. tracking numbers of goods and such.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you!:):)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Maybe Bento or Filemaker. If you need something more advanced, Excel or Access (via virtualization) is probably worth the extra cost. It really depends on how much you need to store.
     
  3. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Excel is definitely not, and Access is not necessarily, more advanced than FileMaker.

    Another option is to look at two offerings from Provue:

    1) Sheets, basically a spreadsheet database

    2) Panorama, power database
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Excel and Access are both much more powerful database tools than Bento.
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    If you read my post you will notice I said compared to FileMaker, not Bento.
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    Excel is a spreadsheet program, not a database, although it would work for this purpose. Access is a Windows-only database program that is powerful, but not as powerful as FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro is pretty much one of the most powerful database programs available on the Mac, although that includes a steep learning curve and a fair amount of setup time/expense in most cases. You're of course right compared to Bento, but no one contested that.

    jW
     
  7. SPG macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget about OpenOffice. It has a pretty decent spreadsheet program that (seems so far to) function just like Excel. Did I mention that OpenOffice was free?
     
  8. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    And it has a database program with it; not as comprehensive as Access, but worth a look.

    (LibreOffice seems to be the front runner now in the OpenOffice field)
     

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