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Flagship Technologies, Inc. -- Feb. 10, 1998 -- For immediate release.

New ManagePLUS™ version lets QuickBooks users track two quantities: weights and numbers of livestock bought & sold, and more...

ManagePLUS Runner
New ManagePLUS™
for QuickBooks,
Version 1.1

MADISON, MO -- Flagship Technologies, Inc. announces release of an updated version 1.1 of ManagePLUS™ for QuickBooks, the company's farm accounting add-on for the popular QuickBooks accounting program.

The new version lets QuickBooks users record two physical quantities in any income or expense transaction--such as the weight and number of animals bought or sold. ManagePLUS reports total and summarize the quantity and dollar information. They provide quantity and dollar breakdowns by Account and by enterprise Class, and provide quantity-based statistics like average weight per head, average price per head and per pound, average cost per acre, average repair cost per machine hour, and so on.

Other program improvements include added flexibility, new behind-the-scenes automation features, and an updated Help system.

Why ManagePLUS?

Quicken and QuickBooks may be the most popular computer software ever for farm and ranch accounting. Their low cost, simplicity, and easy basic record keeping has won many followers.

Still, both programs lack important features that farmers and ranchers want. ManagePLUS was developed to supplement Quicken and QuickBooks with these specific enhancements:

  1. Allow quantity information to be associated with any income or expense transaction.
  2. Provide easy quantity reporting and summary information.
  3. Provide simple farm enterprise analysis.

How Farmers & Ranchers Benefit
From the New ManagePLUS

The old version of ManagePLUS for QuickBooks offered most of the important enhancements, but could not supply some of the information desired by livestock producers in particular. Because the new version supports entry of two quantities in QuickBooks transactions, it now meets more of the critical information needs of livestock producers and others.

According to company president Mark Wilsdorf, "Being able to keep track of two quantities in a QuickBooks transaction is important, but what our users really like is how ManagePLUS reports the information. For example, ManagePLUS can tell a cow-calf producer the total dollars, total weight, and total number of calves sold during any time period, as well as their average weight and the average price received per head and per pound. And it provides this information with no extra effort on the user's part--using just the information from his QuickBooks or Quicken records."

According to Wilsdorf, many non-livestock users also like the new dual quantity feature. "One of our ManagePLUS users, a Kansas hay producer, records both the weight and number of bales for each load of hay he sells. Based on this information his ManagePLUS reports will show average weight per bale, and the average price received per bale and per ton. And because he's using enterprise Classes, he will also have a breakdown of this kind of information for each grade of alfalfa he sells--Prime, Number 1, Number 2, etc."

Basic ManagePLUS Features

Here are some of the enhancements ManagePLUS adds to Quicken or QuickBooks:

  Record physical quantities (bushels, pounds, gallons, etc.) in any transaction.
  Record dual quantities--such as weight and number of livestock sold--if desired.
  Record quantities as mathematical formulas if desired. (Preserves transaction details while at the same time adjusting pounds to tons, bushels, etc., or other calculations.)
  Associate units of production with enterprise Classes--like "300 acres" with the Corn Class--so reports can provide per-unit (per-acre, per-head, etc.) cost & revenue information.
  Reports include quantity totals by Account and enterprise Class, plus calculated quantity information like average weight per head, price per head, and price per pound.
  Month-by-month cash flow and "quantity flow" reports.
  Per-unit-of-production management information like feed cost per head, herbicide cost per acre, repair costs per combine hour, pounds of mineral per beef cow, etc.

ManagePLUS requires Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later, and QuickBooks for Windows version 3 or later, or Quicken for Windows version 5 or later.

What Does the New Version Cost?
Where Can I Get It?

The new version should begin shipping by March 1, 1998.

Registered user upgrades are available only from Flagship Technologies. Registered users of prior ManagePLUS for QuickBooks versions can upgrade to the new version for $29 + $5 shipping. (Registered users will receive an upgrade kit by postal mail.)

Others may purchase the full ManagePLUS for QuickBooks retail product direct from Flagship Technologies for $89 plus $5 shipping, or from any Flagship dealer.

Note: for current product prices and ordering information see Flagship's online order form.

For more information about ManagePLUS, contact Flagship Technologies by any of the means listed at the end of this article.

About Flagship Technologies

Flagship Technologies, Inc., is located at Madison, Missouri. The company's primary focus is on developing and marketing agricultural software products, including ManagePLUS for QuickBooks™ and ManagePLUS for Quicken™, farm accounting add-ons for QuickBooks and Quicken, as well as other software products and training materials including The QuickBooks Farm Accounting Cookbook™. The company can be contacted by these means:

Postal address: Flagship Technologies, Inc.
14976 Monroe Rd. 1039
Madison, MO 65263
World Wide Web: http://www.goflagship.com
Email: sales@goflagship.com (sales information)
(other information)
(technical support)
Telephone: 660-291-3000 (sales and order questions only)

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. ManagePLUS is a trademark of Flagship Technologies, Inc. QuickBooks and Quicken are registered trademarks of Intuit.

Links to related topics...
  ManagePLUS product information page -- Links to all ManagePLUS information at this Web site.
  ManagePLUS Features List

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