I run a small car lot--selling about 125 cars/yr. I currently try to catalog inventory, customer names/addresses, payment history--essentially everything involved with the business--in Xcell spreadsheets.
I know there has to be a better way to log this info and keep tabs on inventory and accounts receivable information. I need to be able to input all the car's information once--make, model vehicle identification #, mileage, price, etc. and have that info available in an easily accessible, readable format. I would like to be able to call up a report with a format that I can use to post a daily/weekly sheet for my salesman and show them what is available for sale from our inventory.
It is now becoming important also to be able to keep tabs on payments made by customers--rather than the index card system I am currently using. Some customers make weekly payments--some monthly--and some in other timeframes. Again I need to be able to input this information--Customer name--address--phone #'s --terms of sale--special conditions--etc. and be able to easily access it and update it quickly. I will definitely need to be able to call up a report of payment history to see who is falling behind in their payments. Again since some people pay weekly vs. monthly it is getting increasing difficult in my small business to keep track of delinquent payers. I would like to be able to call up a report on a daily basis to see who is due for payment so that we can follow up quickly .
I know this is not a very technical request--and is fairly broad based. I have tried to search for a software program that would be tailored to this area but have not had success. I am willing to pay a fair price even if you take a canned program out there and adapt it to fit my needs.
I wanted to be real specific and give more info than I have but I am hoping a few of you have already satisfied this type request and can dovetail my needs into a prior similar project. Afriend of mine at work told me about this site for a project he is having built and seems very satisfied with the process.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. 2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request. 3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.