once and share it with all of your applications.
Do you use Microsoft® Excel to manage your budgets and
financial statements, Word to send personalized letters to customers,
Outlook® to e-mail pertinent reports to colleagues, MapPoint® for
obtaining driving directions and other internal or industry-specific
applications to manage other key day-to-day tasks? Small Business
Manager allows you to keep using those familiar packages, but uniquely
integrates all of these applications and data together so you don’t
have to re-key data.
unique reporting tools help you easily find answers to any of your
day-to-day questions and analyze your business performance.
Do you want instant, on-screen access to a list of
overdue customers, daily sales activities or year to date vendor
purchases? The SmartList real-time query tool allows you to slice and
dice information, so business data that’s important to you is only a
click away. As well, over 80 customizable standard reports enable you to
easily analyze business metrics. And because Small Business Manager’s
flexible account structure allows up to 25 characters and five segments,
you can leverage your accounts to manage multiple departments and
produce departmental reports for even greater reporting insights.
about audits—Small Business Manager provides full audit trails and
double-entry accounting to help you follow accounting rules.
Small Business Manager helps you to follow accounting
rules so that if you are ever audited, you have a complete audit trail
code and balanced records which can be easily analyzed. To begin with,
double-entry accounting is enforced, so that debits must equal credits
when posting journals. Secondly, all transactions are assigned an
incremental audit trail code number, so you can easily track information
within the system. Finally, posted transactions cannot be randomly
deleted; instead, to protect the audit trail code of your system, void
procedures are in place or correcting transactions can be posted to make
needed changes. This gives you full, accurate visibility of all activity
in your system so there will be no questions about your books.
Keep your data
secure by defining what parts of the software each employee can access
Your company ‘administrator’ can specify which parts
of Small Business Manager each employee can use. For example, perhaps
some users should be able to view information through inquiry windows
and reports, but should not be allowed to actually enter new
transactions or change setup information. This flexibility to set up
security parameters by user will help you keep data secure and safe in
an environment where multiple employees have access to the accounting
Giving you a
Multiple users can access the data at the same time
without performance problems. With Small Business Manager, you can set
up an unlimited number of users, with a maximum of five concurrent users
accessing the data at the same time. Because it uses industry-standard
technologies like Microsoft SQL 2000 Desktop Engine or Microsoft SQL
Server™ 2000, the stability of performance and reliability of data is
much higher than competitive solutions on the market.
checks, customer statements and employee checks couldn’t be easier.
Wizards throughout Small Business Manager assist you in
completing what can otherwise be complex tasks. Step-by-step questions
guide you through the processes, giving you ultimate flexibility when
choosing which vendor bills to pay, sending out customer statements, and
processing employee checks.
Take control of
your sensitive payroll processes with an on-site solution integrated
with the rest of your accounting software.
Small Business Manager’s U.S. Payroll Suite allows you
to easily integrate payroll processing into the rest of your on-site
business management. You’ll always have updated tax tables as part of
your service plan, to ensure that taxes are tracked and reported
correctly. In addition to its many features and benefits, another
highlight of the Payroll Suite is the ability for each employee to
choose to have funds electronically deposited to their bank or receive a
Use reminder and
alert tools to schedule and remind users of routines that need to be
performed at a specific time.
Within Small Business Manager, the Reminders window
immediately launches to provide users the ability to be reminded of
timely tasks to be addressed, such as customer invoices to be collected
on or checks you owe your vendor. You have ultimate flexibility to mark
tasks as recurring, as well as the ability to assign them to individual
users or everyone in the system.
letter templates help you quickly create personalized communications.
Imagine looking up a customer’s information and seeing
that they have a past due balance; now take that information to
instantly generate collection letters. Designed to be quick and easy,
these letter-writing capabilities can originate from customer windows,
vendor windows, and employee windows as well so you can keep in touch
with all of your constituents.
sensitive accounting software on-site while extending some of your sales
and marketing services to the Internet.
Whether you want to build an online business presence,
deliver stronger sales and service, or manage business operations,
Microsoft bCentral™ offers the solutions and valuable information you
need. bCentral has solutions that are perfect for new businesses just
starting out or established companies ready to grow their business
online. Microsoft bCentral Commerce Manager, List Builder, and
Appointment Manager work with Small Business Manager to increase and
retain your customer base.