Personal Computer Software: Programs for
You can buy or license these personal computer programs directly
from Software Africa. Click on the underlined links for
more information, or
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This page lists general programs. For software for the
Engineering industry (mainly Civil Engineering)
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The QuickBooks philosophy is to create business software
solutions that are quick to learn and quick to use. You don't need
to be an expert to use our business software. Built using
intelligence from leading professionals, it's like having your own
desktop accountant. It enables you to spend less time on books and
more time growing your business.
"Clients love the fact that there
are no annual license fees for the accounting software and
constantly compliment us on how easy the products are to use"
–Ivan Turner, QuickBooks Sales Manager
Africa is an authorised QuickBooks reseller selling the family
of QuickBooks accounting packages (Simple Start, Pro, Premier,
Accountant) and Quick Payroll.
Previously, companies were able to operate manual payroll processes,
however now that it has become more complex due to new South African
legislation and tax laws, companies require a system that manages
the entire payroll process. Quick Payroll takes care of
payroll complexity and is fairly simple to use: You'll wonder
how you survived without it.
SketchBook® Pro 6 is an affordable, easy-to-use, natural drawing
experience with the quality expected by professionals. Consider it your digital
sketchpad - use it to create quick sketches or print quality production artwork.
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A dynamic Management tool that combines the essential attributes of
a Diary (Appointments), Timesheet, Business Contacts and Company
Resources. This combination allows close monitoring of daily
performance for all users. Productivity Manager can save your
business thousands in improved efficiency and productivity of your
employees and reduced hands-on management time. It allows you to
know exactly what is going on in your business even if you're not
around! This program helps manage employees, from junior clerks to
senior managers, by controlling and managing all the hours they
spend at work. More Information, Download Help
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This Microsoft Access 2000 database was created for the South
African Guide Dogs Association for the Blind (SAGA), who have been
using it most successfully since January 2000 and are now making it
available to other charitable organisations. It is used to track all
people who have donated to, joined, collected for, or otherwise
assisted SAGA. The program is used to issue receipts, collate
banking, and print labels, letters and reports. It can be customised
for other organisations.
– Track where your staff have been and what they have done there!
Link to an accounting package for easy insertion into the detail
when you bill customers. The latest version has enhanced searching
and graphing capabilities. The program requires Microsoft Access
2000 or later. It is a general-purpose Timesheet solution for
companies that bill their time to customers under various job
numbers. The program has a function to create Invoices in QuickBooks
and various reports and graphs that let you track the time your
staff has spent on their jobs. A special section allows hours spent
to be deducted from pre-paid service contracts.
This is a timesheet database we wrote for
Can!Do Consulting, the ERP
documentation and training company, and are authorised to resell on
their behalf. The database is in Microsoft Access, but allows for
input from remote sites: The database will e-mail timesheets as
Excel spreadsheets and import the data from the completed
spreadsheets. Projects can be set up with pre-defined Tasks in
specified Phases. There are categories for Productive, Billable, and
non-billable items. There is extensive reporting including pie
charts, bar charts and CrossTab reports. There are also reports for
the accounting department detailing what must be billed to clients
and expense claims that must be refunded to staff. An interface to
push the billing through into invoices in Pastel Accounting is
planned. If you would like a comprehensive timesheet system for your
business, the Can!Do Timebase or our own timesheet database,
Time-Binder (see above) may be cheaper than developing a new one
– a simple time-saving utility for anyone who does repetitive data
entry, needs serial number allocation, or wants to transfer data
from DDE-enabled programs. You pre-program items into a list, or
Pick 'n Paste can get data from a program via DDE.
Double-clicking then pushes this data into another open program or
saves it to a text file. This can for example be used to write a
file of Maximizer contacts, which can be imported into the
QuickBooks client list. There are two versions: Demo and Full.
Pricing – Single user: R200; 3 users: R300; 10 users: R800; 20 users
R1200; subsequent groups of ten users: R 500 per group; unlimited
use at one site: R4000.
FAD will manage a clothing broker (the middle-man between
manufacturers and retailers). Agents sell on commission at varying
rates. The Agency may hold stock or just take a commission on sales.
This program was designed together with a leading Fashion Agency and
contains vital features to make both the agency itself, and the
supplier, more profitable. For example, it can be used to get early
warnings of "winners" and "losers", allowing production to be
switched to more profitable styles and reducing the amount of unsold
stock that later has to be discounted. Sales Orders can be printed,
faxed, or sent by e-mailing HTML. FAD is currently live at two
companies, at one of whom the database already contains over 5000
sales orders worth several million Rand! The Fashion Agency Database
is available for licensing to other companies, and further
development to client specifications.
– lets you put the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of each of your staff in
one place for easy updating and access. You can then print just the
relevant parts for a given job, e.g. print just the experience the
candidates have had on Water Projects. Can produce the standard
South African Department of Works tender document. Multi-user access
ensures that CVs are kept in one place and not here and there in
different versions on various PCs.
– for companies issuing recurring Hire-Purchase or Rental contract
invoices, for example Piano or TV hire shops. The program produces
invoices (either on dot-matrix continuous stationary or Laser
stand-alone page) for Hire-Purchase and Rental customers. For HP the
Interest can be capitalized up front
or added monthly. Various reports are included including
debtors aging. Other invoice layouts can be added as required, as
could an interaction with accounting packages
such as QuickBooks and Pastel.
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