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This MacNews Category Review looks at sales solution software for Mac OS X. Products covered include 4C-TV, Advanced SaleSmarts Pro, Agent Business Builder, AlfsIT, Alliance gestion commerciale, Big Business, BIZ Basics Gold, BIZAccounting, Brief Accounting, ClassSpeed, ConAktiv, Connected Prescision Accounting Software, Credit Card Secure Transactor, Equisis Accountancy, Equisis Detail, eSelelrate, eZentrum, EZgather! & EZgatherX, fileWorkerFiliate, fileWorkerPOS, fileWorkerWEB, Filobase Gestion, FM Inventory & eCommerce and FrameReady.
4C-TV is a TV station line of business applications designed to provide a solution for managing and controlling all aspects of a TV station operation, from program acquisition and selection up to the daily log and interfaces to automation equipment, including production, post-production and ad sales.
Advanced SaleSmartz Pro
Advanced SaleSmartz Pro provides a sales management solution for growing businesses. From a single user to a distributed enterprise package. SaleSmartz provides integrated pricing, quote, invoice, contact, email, calendar, reporting and mail merge functionality. Using click and drag features, you can drag products to a quote and then email, fax or print the quote for the customer.
Agent Business Builder
Agent Business Builder is a solution for a real estate salesperson's daily needs. With it you can: gather disparate groups into one "bucket," individually, or marked records; create action plans, e-mail and mass e-mail directly from the contactsâ€™ records; do automatic posting of events into contact's History page; import your picture for letters, flyers; and more. The Planner allows the user to view all to-dos, or just the emails, letters or calls individually. Uncompleted items forward to next day. The Sales Tools module includes flyers, postcards and telemarketing scripts. Property Profiles, Escrow Tracking and Escrow and Listings checklists are included. The Mailing module comes with 116-plus pre-loaded letters.
AlfsIT is business software solution for retail, production, and service industries. The package comprises several modules that may be customized and individually combined. Features include accounting, inventory management, bar codes, production management, controlling, sales, and distribution management. AlfsIT is based on FileMaker Pro and scales up to 100 users.
Alliance gestion commerciale
Alliance gestion commerciale is stock, supplies and sales management solution for small and medium businesses.
Big Business is a client/server solution that manages sales, contact, company, accounting, inventory and purchasing information within a centralized system. It includes the facility for online publishing of catalogs to facilitate web commerce and web presence; local and remote users can be provided with access to the system through their browser.
BIZ Basics Gold
BIZ Basics Gold is a customizable double-entry accounting and sales automation system.
BIZAccounting is for G/L accounting in FileMaker. This module may be purchased separately as an unlocked add-on for your existing FileMaker system or as part of a full BIZ Basics sales automation bundle. It includes a General Journal, Chart of Accounts, accounting reports and an EZ Checks file that handles your P & L entries. All entries to the Journal may be posted automatically or manually. You can write and log your check directly in FileMaker Pro.
Brief Accounting is a legal accounting solution featuring Time & Billing, Trust Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing and General Office Accounting modules. It's journalized into a general ledger. Brief Accounting incorporates bank reconciliation, check writing, sales tax tracking, and file opening/file maintenance features. Written specifically for law firms, Brief Accounting complies with GAAP requirements and State Bar guidelines.
ClassSpeed is DTIâ€™s classified ad composition and advertising sales management solution. It lets a sales person: schedule, rate and create classified lineage; schedule and route display advertisements to production; and manage the entire sales function including CRM functionality and extensive management reports.
ConAktiv is an integrated management software, especially designed for the service industries. It's designed for project planning, controlling, billing and accounting, even for stock management. This are versions customized for advertising agencies, inventory, sales and marketing, contact management; and more.
Connected Precision Accounting Software
Connected Precision Accounting Software a mid-range accounting program with single and multi-user versions for Mac and Windows systems. It consists of three modules: Accounting, Inventory Control, and Job Costing. The Accounting module, the cornerstone of the Connected integrated software system, includes General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable modules. Standard features include up to 18 open periods, profit centers and departments, and complete detailed audit trails. The Inventory Control module includes sales orders and purchase orders as well as full-featured multi location inventory control.
Credit Card Secure Transactor
Credit Card Secure Transactor transacts credit card sales directly from your desktop in Sterling, Euros and dollars.
Equisis Accountancy is a client/server accounting solution based on 4D. It's cross platform and can handle different companies at the same time. It's intended for companies located in Belgium and Luxembourg and provides modules for all business activities, from accounting to marketing, to sales points and stock management.
Equisis Detail is a point-of-sales solution, specifically designed for clothing or shoe shops. It features: 1) stock management with products details and characteristics, orders and deliveries, back orders, inventory, statistics, stickers; and 2) sales points with discount cards, exchanges, salesman passwords, invoices, barcode readers, ticket printers, multi sales points, multi-user, multi-stores.
eSellerate is a solution for selling software online. It handles everything from credit card processing to software encryption and decryption.
eZentrum is an ecommerce solution linked to the accounting software de LUXE.
Ezgather! & EZgatherX
Ezgather! & EZgatherX is a Mac and Windows compatible freeform database. You can store pages of text information--anything from sales contacts to recipes to videotape collections. with it, you can search by text or keyword.
fileWorkerFiliale is a point-of-sale solution for Mac OS X and is designed for a variety of small businesses. It's based upon Server Based Computing (SBC), whereby clients are only used for data entry, whilst processing and storage is handled by a server.
fileWorkerPOS is a point-of-sale solution for Mac OS X and is designed for a variety of small businesses. It offers features such as stock control, inventory and contact management in addition to a cashbook function.
fileWorkerWEB is a web shop add-on for fileWorkerPOS. With it, the inventory information from the main database may be published to an online shop with a single click.
Filobase Gestion constitutes an integrated solution for the various services of a company (communication, marketing, commercial, administration of the sales, after-sales). It's designed to provide elements of management and offers office automation tools and GEIDE functions.
FM Inventory & eCommerce
FM Inventory & eCommerce is a solution for inventory and order management and electronic commerce. It features integration between a FileMaker Pro-based desktop business management solution and a remote web based e-commerce system.
FrameReady is a point-of-sale solution frame pricing program that allows the shop owner to quickly and easily determine the price of a custom picture frame. Mouldings, mats, fillets, mat designs, etc., are all selected from pop-up lists.
Next week: part II.