MISys — www.misysinc.com
MISys Small Business Manufacturing (MISys SBM) is geared to the needs of manufacturing firms that manufacture a discrete product consisting of a number of raw materials and subassemblies. Functionality within the product will appeal to make-to-stock manufacturers, make-to-order manufacturers and custom job manufacturers. MISys SBM can be run stand-alone or integrated with many of the most popular accounting software systems to form a complete manufacturing business management system. The basic functionality of MISys SBM addresses the needs of small manufacturing firms with fewer than 50 employees. Optional modules allow the product to easily scale to larger manufacturing firms with 100+ employees. MISys also offers a monthly rental plan for prospective users with cash flow constraints. The rental agreement requires no up-front commitment and can be bought out at any time with 80 percent of rental fees applied as a credit to the purchase price.
MISys SBM is a modular product, currently with seven separate modules: Basic Manufacturing, Advanced Purchasing, Advanced Production, Material Requirements Planning, Bin Tracking, Bar Coding and Serial/Lot Tracking. MISys SBM’s strengths include Serial/Lot Tracking for manufacturers (complies with FDA and FAA), enhanced integration with QuickBooks 2008 and Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, manufacturing inventory control with unlimited locations, and Material Requirements Planning with visual timeline. As well, it is built on the Microsoft SQL Server and .NET platform.
Fishbowl Inventory — www.fishbowlinventory.com
Fishbowl Inventory is suitable for a small to medium-size company running QuickBooks that needs advanced inventory control, or it can be used as a stand-alone system running on Linux or Windows. The system handles all the inventory requirements while posting transactions directly to your QuickBooks application. Strengths of the product include its QuickBooks integration, Multi-Location Part Tracking, Order Management for Sales and Purchasing, and Pick, Pack and Ship handling.
BillQuick — www.bqe.com
BillQuick is a flexible Time Billing and Project Management software. It is fully customizable to fit your specific needs and is the result of countless suggestions made by service industry professionals. It includes more than 400 standard invoices and reports, allowing you to meet the requirements of your most demanding clients and providing the in-depth analysis tools needed to optimize all aspects of your business. BillQuick integrates with Quick-Books and Microsoft Office Accounting.
Wasp Barcode Technologies — www.waspbarcode.com
Wasp manufactures barcode software and solutions and useful business applications based on these technologies. Solutions includes barcode scanners, barcode printers, inventory software, asset tracking, time and attendance systems, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and a range of barcode labels and barcode accessories.
The vendor’s asset tracking solutions include software and an asset tracking device or portable data terminals. Wasp inventory software and tracking solutions include software bundled with mobile devices to reduce inventory stock outs, manage inventory reorder levels, and manage check-in/checkout. You can decrease the cost and frustration of manual employee timekeeping setup with WaspTime, thereby eliminating buddy punching, reducing employee time tracking errors, and decreasing payroll processing time and effort. Time and attendance systems include time and attendance software combined with biometric time clocks, RFID time clocks, and barcode or magstripe time clocks.
Wasp Complete Point of Sale (POS) Solution provides a solid system without the big business costs. Wasp QuickStore POS software is available separately or as a complete hardware POS system that includes cash drawers, pole displays, thermal receipt printers and magstripe readers. Wasp’s original barcode software and hardware heritage continues today with a range of barcode software solutions, including desktop thermal barcode printers and industrial thermal barcode printers, with supporting barcodes labels, barcode ribbons and other printer supplies.
Avalara AvaTax — www.avalara.com
AvaTax is an Internet-based sales tax solution that integrates seamlessly with your traditional accounting system. Its unique method of applying sales tax based on your nexus and other data down to the actual street address is a significant benefit of this product. Pricing will vary based on the accounting software with which it interfaces and the volume of sales, which determines how much you use the product. Strengths include comprehensive jurisdictional assignment capabilities, extensive sales tax research, and the up-to-date rates and boundary information. It offers quick and easy setup and applies sales tax calculations in the background (often in less than a second depending on Internet connection) via a secure, encrypted Internet connection.