Does anybody use quickbooks customer manager?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Freddy_Kruger, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    I'm interested in opinions.
  2. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the free demo cd today BUT HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO LOOk at it yet still trying to get QUICK BOOKS 2006 PRO up and running right now .Twj
  3. RandyMidd

    RandyMidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I've used it since version 1.
    I recommend reading the reviews at Amazon - taken in aggregate they're pretty negative and pretty accurate.

    It doesn't sync well with QB, is unstable, and my data is a prisoner...can't export.

    I'd like to switch to something else..I'm setting up QXpress now for my biz...haven't had time to check out its built-in contact manager but I have confidence in this program from what I've seen so far...I'll probably use it.

    I also tried Act!...didn't like the double entry of names...even tried the Act! with the QB link - it was junk.
  4. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    Lol, that's exactly what I did and they were very negative.

    I was using excel but I want something better so I am going to try the outlook contact manager. Not the small business contact manager just the regular.

    What do you think about that? you see I bought a palm and I am sync-ing with outlook so I have ready access to my schedule while on the road.
  5. RandyMidd

    RandyMidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thats what I'd probably do if my application was as yours is.
    There are times when I wish my stuff was in Outlook.
    For example, I have a program that I use with my cell would allow me to import my customer and vendor name and numbers into my cell without having to enter it manually...if only I had my stuff in Outllook.
    The only reason why I don't is because I thought QBCM would have synced nicely QBs and I'd avoid double entry of customer info - wrong.
    Looking back, I never should have gotten QBCM, I would have been better off not delaying buying QX..but barring that, I think I would have done well to use Outlook.
  6. marionlandscape

    marionlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I got the program free when I purchased quickbooks. the only thing I use it for is a backup. I frequently synch it with my outlook contacts
  7. RandyMidd

    RandyMidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    You're right QBCM will sync with Outlook...I remember seeing that option now...I'd for gotten all about that - I'll give it a try.

    My experience so far using different programs that sync has been mixed. I won't be surprised if when I sync QBCM to Outlook then import to my Mobile Phone Tools the data is a bit messy... but it's definetly worth a try.
    Thanks for the tip.

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