I have been trialling Manager for about 24 hours and I wanted to provide feedback on this software.
Firstly, thank you so much for developing a book-keeping software that business owners like myself can actually use without having to spend time learning how the program works!
The biggest win for this software is that it is so simple to use, has a nice clean modern gui interface and clearly a very active forum. In addition, it actually does everything that I require it to do which is provide quotes, sales orders, sales invoices and receipts of sales invoices and same procedure for suppliers.
The inventory feature seems to be exactly what I am looking for in conjunction with the tracking code as one of the main goals I am aiming to achieve is to determine how much money I make on sales of computers, broadband services, backup services etc. I think your inventory, manufacturing orders as well as code tracking will accomplish this task!
So thank you for developing a product that appears to be exactly what small business owners like myself require!
I would like to make some suggestions or raise questions about certain aspects of the program.
Firstly, I would be more than willing to pay for the desktop version of the program as this is the product that I will be using. I want this product to be continually developed so I have no objection to paying for upgrades etc.
Secondly, from what I can see, no-one in the forum has asked this question or at least my search is not showing up this answer. Will my accountant need to use this program or can I print the end of year reports for him to do whatever he does to the end of year returns?
Third, I will add my request to the other people who have requested a feature where quotes, sales orders, purchase orders etc have a status column indicating that quote has been completed and converted to sales order etc. This is quite a necessary feature as business owners like myself need to know what quotes and purchase orders etc are open.
Fourth, I would be interested in having a popup window or “email” to remind me that I need to pay this invoice as due date is approaching? I don’t see any reminder options.
Fifth, an explanation bubble when you hover over items in the program would be useful to new and old users to explain what a feature does. For example, what is bank deposits used for? Would that be for salary payments if one is using the program for personal finance? an html definition bubble could be useful.
Six I don’t see any difference between manufacturing orders and inventory kits as they seem to do the same thing as you could use either one for the purchases or sales!
Seven. Most businesses that are VAT registered and sell goods to client will want to charge VAT on the sales invoice. I cannot work out how to make the program default to using VAT on the invoices. I always have to select VAT option as the default is no tax. Would it be possible to set program to default to the default VAT rate?
Eight. A feature suggestion (very low on the list). I wonder if you would find it an improvement to have submenus, so that your main menus are Customers, Banks, Suppliers and Summary or something. Then you could click on Customers and see details for Quotes, Sales Orders and Invoices etc.
Thank you again for designing a superb program. I am hoping that this product will save me hours of time doing paperwork in the future and I hope that my feedback is useful. I am a new customer so still learning all the features of the program.