hey Geary.....

Buddy

New Member
Geary...I noticed you said you use EstiMate software. Was curious what you thought about it ?

We were beta testers for that program when it first came out a few years ago....but never did follow up with using the program even though it would have been free to us for beta work.

I never did get past the feelng that the sliders seemed to me....you just slide the sliders back and forth until you see the price you have in your head to start with. That's sometimes how we price anyway without the use of sliders........?

dunno

BUDDY
 

Geary

New Member
Hey Bud,

Love it. Does everything and more than I need. Very pro look to it. My clients have commented to me on how clean and prfessional it looks. I like the job tracking feature plus the plugin for invoicing is cool.

~Gear
 

Geary

New Member
Quickbook interface.....mmmmmmm nope. Unless there's a plugin for it I'm not aware of.

~Gear
 

iSign

New Member
There is a quickbooks plug-in. I don't know the specifics of that yet though.

I have procrastinated for way too long in using Estimate after purchasing a licensed second hand copy years ago. I did get to take a brief seminar at the Dixie letterheads meet this October though & plan to make this the year that I put that software to work for me.

I'm a huge fan of quickbooks & already feel that my estimates & invoices have a professional look... but I am convinced that adjustable sliders notwithstanding, the benefit of having various material & labor costs already memorized will result in more accurate, consistent & correct (profitable) quotes in less time. I think the sliders will get tweaked on specific jobs that have less typical circumstances... but hopefully the majority of my quotes will become easier to complete quickly.
 

Gino

Premium Subscriber
Ei-i-i-i-i... but that's becoming confusing. Down-right scary too !! LOL
 

mbarden

New Member
There is a QB interface. Allows you to send Customers, Vendors, parts & materials, and invoices to your QB. Sales & costs go over. Have been playing with it for a few days.
MB
Big River Sign Co.
 

MVIP

New Member
I use estimate with the quickbooks interface. It works great.

Doug, if you are using quickbooks now it will even download your cust. list into estimate. Real handy if you have a lot of existing cust. you don't have to re-type all that info.
-Matt
 

Geary

New Member
Like I said, I mainly use it for nice looking estimates and invoices....I had missed that memo I suppose about the plugin.

~Geary
 

player

Member
Could I ask what version of Quickbooks do you use? I have the premier edition 2006...

I have not even looked at what it can do. Any tips?

Player
 

Geary

New Member
Say hey Player,

Since I've got an old old version of quickbooks that I put on my "Virtual PC" side of my hard drive (I'm a Mac guy and Estimate only works this way for me) ......and I don't import and export QB files with my EstiMate......let me just direct you to the "EstiMate Cafe" and recommend you do a search from this page. Just enter "Quickbooks" and see what you get. LOADS of great information on the subject by the good folk at EstiMate. http://www.estimatesoftware.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi
 
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