Managers of small businesses now have a way to computerize their business information management without heavy investment in computers, software, and IT (information technology) staff.
Managers of small businesses now have a way to computerize their business information management without heavy investment in computers, software, and IT (information technology) staff. NetBooks is a new company in Rohnert Park, Calif., that offers a full suite of management software for use online. It was founded by Ridgely Evers, who created QuickBooks online bookkeeping software for Intuit Inc. NetBooks is designed to be an intuitive, easy-to-use software system that ties together sales management, customer relationship management, vendor relationship management, inventory and production management, shipping, bookkeeping, reporting, and more. However, NetBooks does not integrate with production data generated by other computers or software. The user must manually enter the production data from shop-floor systems into NetBooks. Users get continuous software improvements without ever installing an upgrade. The company promises complete data security and redundant backup. All this costs $200/month for five users plus a bookkeeper and an accountant. Additional users cost $20/month. These prices are guaranteed for the duration of the customer relationship. Unlimited support is free and there is immediate access to support from within the product. 86-NETBOOKS • www. netbooks.com