ManagePLUS™ 2.0 Adds
Farm & Ranch
Accounting Features to QuickBooks
MADISON, MO., February 9, 2009 - ManagePLUS™ 2.0 is a Microsoft
Windows-compatible program that works with QuickBooks accounting software.
ManagePLUS adds accounting and reporting features that farmers and ranchers need
but which QuickBooks doesn't have, including:
All new. The new
ManagePLUS version 2.0 has been re-designed "from the ground up" for more
flexibility, features, and easy of use than the original version. The new
ManagePLUS is shipping now.
- The ability to handle dual quantities in
QuickBooks transactions. Livestock producers can record both weights
and the number of head bought or sold, and get reports which (1) display
and total all quantities--something most QuickBooks reports don't do--and (2)
provide extra quantity-based details like average selling prices per head and
per pound, average selling weights, etc.
- Per-unit analysis of farm enterprises.
Classes are a QuickBooks feature which lets users to track income and costs for
separate enterprises within the farm or ranch business. Producers tag
transactions with Class names like "Corn", "Soybeans", or "Beef Cows" during
normal day-to-day transaction entry. Later, they can use ManagePLUS to view
Class income and expense records on a per-unit basis.
For example, a
crop producer can associate crop acreages with crop enterprise Classes to
get reports showing crop sales and expenses (fertilizer, seed, herbicides, etc.)
on a per-acre basis for each crop. A rancher can associate the number of
cows in his beef herd with the Beef Cow enterprise Class, to see complete feed,
protein supplement, mineral, veterinary, and other costs on a per-head
The production or use associated with a Class is entirely up to
the user--he might analyze combine repairs and other costs on the basis
of total acres harvested this year, then switch to total machine hours for the
year to get an alternate view of combine costs.
- Common-sense report labeling: ManagePLUS
reports are easier to read and understand because quantities and other
information are automatically labeled with the units you choose--"bu.",
"head", "lbs.", "tons", "hours", and so on.
- Quantity calculations: ManagePLUS supports
entering quantities in QuickBooks as spreadsheet-like formulas, which lets users
store important details in their transactions. For example, bushels of corn in a
truckload sold to a neighbor can be entered as: (48290-18543)/56 ...which is
the load's gross weight (48,290 lbs.) minus tare weight (18543 lbs.), divided by
the per-bushel weight of corn (56 lbs.).
- Easy "what-if" analysis: Reports are built
in ManagePLUS' own internal spreadsheet, which lets users play "what-if" by
changing quantities and financial numbers right there on their actual
reports, to immediately see the effect of changes on the reports' bottom
- Reports can be exported to Microsoft Excel
if users want to customize them even further.
Works simply. Unlike programs that require a lot of setup time or rigid adherence to
prescribed accounting practices, ManagePLUS works with whatever QuickBooks
records the user has--anything from a simple "almost-shoebox" set of basic
income and expense records, to records that have a lot of Class (enterprise)
Valuable in many business types.
ManagePLUS' quantity-handling and reporting features
are useful in any commodity-oriented business--farming, ranching, trucking, rock
quarries, and others. And its per-unit analysis features are useful in any
business that wants a quick, easy way to extract management information from
QuickBooks transactions that have Class detail in them.
||$149 (US) per single-user
$119 (US) to upgrade from prior versions
||Operating System: Microsoft
Windows 98 and later (including Windows
QuickBooks Version: Pro or Premier edition of U.S. QuickBooks
2003 and later, or QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 3.0 or
Computer: Any computer which can run the above QuickBooks
versions can run ManagePLUS.
|Free trial version:
||An unrestricted 30-day free trial
version can be downloaded from: http://www.goflagship.com/dnloads/mpdownld.htm
or can be purchased on CD for a nominal fee plus shipping.|
||ManagePLUS is available as a file
download and also on CD.|
|Main product Web page:
|Support is by email, Web-based user
forums, and Web-based documents and videos. ManagePLUS ships with a complete
online Help system.|
|Main window (click
thumbnail image for full-size view):
|Crop & livestock
report examples (click thumbnail image for full-size view):
About the company:
Flagship Technologies, Inc. is a developer of QuickBooks add-on and enhancement
software, as well as a publisher of books and training materials for QuickBooks,
managerial accounting, and related topics. The company has been in business
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14976 Monroe Road 1039
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