What is the best business software for my company?

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  1. hunterj11 macrumors newbie

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    I own a small lighting rental company that rents mainly to the film industry. I am looking for some software that will assist in making invoices as well as to keep our business more organized in general (accounting, expenses, etc).

    My main issue right now is that I spend all day writing up invoices manually. One piece of equipment may contain 20 accessories (all with different rental rates) so I really need a program that has excellent "autofill" functions within it's invoicing. Some of my competitors use "Peachtree" but I don't believe they make one for MAC. I would prefer not to have to run something on Virtual PC.

    The other factor is that I have only one other business partner who runs the company with me. Since we often bring in jobs through our two remote workstations (laptops) we need software that we can synch together throughout the day. Basically, we need our two laptops to be in communication so that whatever expenses/invoices/etc my partner enters into his laptop will be reflected on my computer as well.

    Thank you for your help!!!
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Can you provide some information on what type of systems you guys are using, and what version of OS X you are running? do you have a server as well?
     
  3. hunterj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using:

    15" Macbook Pro 5,1
    2.8 Core 2 Duo
    4 GB DDR3 Memory
    OS x 10.5.6

    I do not have a server.

    I am currently invoicing with Excel. Everything else is being done by hand.
     
  4. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    We use Quickbooks in my office.

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  5. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Second on QuickBooks, though I use the online version via IE6/Fusion.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    OP, I think QuickBooks is what you are looking for as well. You should have a copy of it already on you MBP, it is part of the software bundle.
     
  7. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Defiantly Quickbooks. I use it for my small one man business for invoicing and tracking. I love it
     
  8. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    QuickBooks is pre-loaded on the Mac?
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Search macupdate.com or versiontracker.com
    for invoice
     
  10. iShater macrumors 604

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    On the "pro" models it is, on the consumer models it is replaced by Quicken.
     
  11. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    not according to the Apple store's list of included software.....neither software is included on either computer
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

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    Hmm ... I have it as a Quicken New User Edition on my PowerBook. I wonder if they stopped that in the latest iterations then.
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    lol....Powerbook??? older legacy hardware did indeed come with Quicken back in the olden days years ago. My G5 iMac from 2005 didn't come with it, but the G3 iMac I bought back in 2000 had it.
     
  14. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    They stopped that years ago... I wish they hadn't.
     
  15. iShater macrumors 604

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    I got the PowerBook around 3 years ago right before they discontinued the 12" PB. So I guess they stopped.

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  16. chrisandersen macrumors 6502

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    The QB windows version is MUCH better than the mac version. I use them both and put up with the virtual machine part of it because of the differences.
     

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