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#159275 - 11/26/06 03:48 PM QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
This looks like great software, and interfaces with Microsoft Office.

Is anyone using this with success?


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#159276 - 11/26/06 05:57 PM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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Vernon Hills, IL
I just started using mine and it has been working great.

Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3

#159277 - 11/27/06 05:04 PM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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Posts: 197
Millis, MA USA
That's good to hear. We are getting ready to ugrade and QBooks was one of the three making the final cut. (Con-Est is a close second)

#159278 - 11/27/06 08:19 PM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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longisland NY
I just started using Quickbooks also and it has been working out great for me. I'v never used any of the other programs so I don't have anything to compare it to.

#159279 - 11/27/06 11:24 PM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 36
Winkler, MB, Canada
I've been using it for 4 months and it works great but the Inventory module is kind of weak.

#159280 - 11/28/06 01:53 AM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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BC, Canada

When it comes to doing estimates, is it faster, slower, better or worse than doing it by hand?

I like to estimate while with the customer on the first visit, if possible, would it allow me to do this easily?

#159281 - 12/01/06 11:00 AM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 36
Winkler, MB, Canada
If you have your Groups and Assemblies set up it should work good for that. I'm still in the process of fine tuning

#159282 - 12/01/06 07:09 PM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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New Jersey
Tried it it, din't have good inventory flex, and the search for inventory was limited, also going in and out of sections was time consuming, look up features were also poor on search.
After trying just about everything, we found keeping our accounting, estimating and scheduling seperate worked best, QB pro for accounting, national estimator, for estimating, and AyaNova for Workorders and scheduling, the scheduling, and accounting can talk to each other, so this leaves us with one screen to take care of customers from phone call to invoice, and the cost was very light.

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#159283 - 12/03/06 10:43 AM Re: QuickBooks Premier for Contractors  
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Grayslake IL, USA
Did not use it to long. Gave it up for an accountant. I don't know if the contractors eddition was all that different from the standard eddition.

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