Instant Quote Professional by PC Experts is a full-featured tool for any business that needs to issue quotes and cost estimates to customers, such as parts suppliers, contractors, and technicians. Built around a powerful MS Access customer database, it supports major tax structures such as U.S., VAT, GST, and PST, with many customizable options. It includes contact management tools, call logs, POS invoice, Outlook compatibility, support for Add-Ins, and more than 100 different reports. It tracks mileage, inventory, and serial numbers, too, and supports major parts importing formats. On top of all that, it offers some of the most … Read more
Not ready to dive into invoicing software that requires hours of fussing to get everything set up correctly? Invoicera seeks to simplify the invoicing task by creating an easy-to-use Web interface for users.
This service offers several pricing plans, ranging from literally $0 to $99.95. You're probably wondering what users on the $0 plan get. Well, it's actually a lot of functionality for the zero cost. You can make unlimited invoices, so that's a huge bonus. There's a limit of three clients, and there's no ability to auto bill clients or add … Read more
Business Services Co has been providing business freeware and low-cost software since the 1980s. Delta60 Accounting Software 6.0 World Version is the latest iteration of its free business accounting solution. It offers Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Inventory, Payroll, and General Ledger features. Among its improvements are a new integrated graphical user interface and better support for international users in its new World Version.
Delta60 opens with its baseline USA Version and the option to run the new World Version. We chose the World Version. Delta60's Stargate Interface is based around a circular command center feature that resembles … Read more
Microsoft's Excel is everywhere in the business world, in part because it's such a versatile platform. Med-e-Forms offers several free Excel workbooks that handle a variety of tasks for small businesses such as physicians in private practice. The company's Free Excel Invoice Template & Profit Calculator is essentially a basic business suite in one Excel workbook.
Some of the free Excel templates we've seen from this publisher have been fairly plain, but this tool's clear, colorful instructions and efficient layout show what Excel is capable of doing. The Instructions sheet provides details for Excel 2007-2010 (… Read more
We see a lot of poorly done software that is ostensibly meant for a specific business purpose but that looks like it was designed by someone who had no actual knowledge of the business in question. AutoSmart Dealership Management System, however, is refreshingly different. This attractive software program is easy to use and contains features that could be very helpful in managing an automotive business.
The program's interface is sleek and easy to navigate, with screens for sales, purchasing, and maintenance, as well as configuration options for contacts and other important information. We found it quite easy to record … Read more
Invoices are important for keeping track of what you're owed by your clients, so it's important to include all of the right information for proper bookkeeping. Simple Invoice Template lives up to its name by offering you an easy-to-use, customizable, and professional invoice template to present to your clients.
The Excel-based template has a very straightforward interface, with labeled cells for entering your company's logo, data, invoice number, customer ID, and purchase order number as well as bill to and ship to information. There's a description section for entering your services and a place to enter … Read more
Free business software isn't quite the same thing as free money, unless you're in business--especially by yourself or in a start-up, mom-and-pop, or other small enterprise that lives or dies by the bottom line. That's when tools like Nevitium Invoice Manager look more and more like money growing on trees. It's a top-quality invoice and quotes management utility that is free to use and distribute. It can manage customer and vendor relations, and it even includes a simple yet effective inventory manager.
Installing and setting up Nevitium involves two specific steps. First, we followed a multitabbed … Read more
Vertex42 specializes in Excel templates. Its Free Invoice Template is designed to give small businesses an easy and inexpensive way to bill their customers. It's customizable, too, and it even calculates subtotals and taxes. You need Microsoft's Excel to run it, or a similar program that can run Excel spreadsheets.
As with other Vertex42 templates we've tried, Free Invoice Template is a very small download, just under 11KB zipped and 43KB unzipped. We clicked the extracted template, which opened inside Excel 2010 in a protected view. We clicked Enable Editing, which allowed us to make and save … Read more
Small businesses and start-ups need all the help they can get. Fortunately, there's a wide range of free tools that can help entrepreneurs, contractors, and tradespeople take care of business. Bid-n-Invoice Basic Invoice is an easy-to-use application for creating and printing professional-looking invoices and estimates. Best of all, it's free for both personal and commercial use.
Basic Invoice opened with an extremely basic interface, just a blank field and a toolbar with icons labeled New Invoice, Manual Invoice, and Help. We clicked New Invoice, which opened the program's template in a separate window. A drop-down list let … Read more
Looking for a program to manage a number of lists associated with billing and inventory for a single company? Then you may want to check out Invoice Expert XE Lite. Although not all of the features offered are available in the Lite version, this freeware can help small companies manage lists of invoices and other company-related information.
Invoice Experts' setup wizard allows you to establish tax settings as you set up your company, so the program automatically calculates taxes when adding invoices or products. Upon first glance, you're greeted with a cluttered but intuitive interface. Invoice Expert XE Lite … Read more