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Old 6th August 2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question What Documents Do You Frequently Have To Create?

Hello,

I'm a newbie software developer thinking of creating a tool to help entrepreneurs, managers, and perhaps executive secretaries, to manage their business documents..

A smart document management tool that understands what each document is about, allows you to customize each document with minimal artistic skills, pre-fills fields in frequently used forms for you, et cetera.

I'd like to know the following:

1) What specific types of documents or forms do you have to create very often and would like to automate a bit better? invoices? (or driving tickets? just kidding)

2) What features specifically would make you consider buying or subscribing to such a tool? I'm open to just about any need you have,

Thanks a million!

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Old 6th August 2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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Pink slips. Just kidding. The only thing I've been using lately is receipts and basic time/expense sheets. When I need a new form I just use Google to find a word document, change it a little and print.

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Old 7th August 2007, 07:01 AM   #3
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Hmmm. So would you say there's no market for such solutions?

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Hmmm. So would you say there's no market for such solutions?
I'm not sure, I don't use that many forms and if I do need them there are a lot online for free. Maybe some other people can chime in but I don't think it would be a seller.

What kind of stuff have you done in the past?

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Old 7th August 2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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Not much in software development really. I'm a forum admin at the moment.

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Old 8th August 2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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If you could create a piece of software that would allow designers to create customized quotes and invoices that would then feed into MYOB, I'd certainly be interested.

They MYOB package and quickbooks don't allow you the freedom to customize your invoices as completely as I'd like and the invoices seem to work on a product based pricing system rather than a descriptive services listing.

I'd be interested if anyone else has a way around this.

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Hmmm. Alas, I'm not familiar with these programs.

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Hi Seunosewa,

If you can create an invoice software that you can export the details into a csv file you should be able to create the invoices in your software and then import the details from your software directly into MYOB.

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Old 16th October 2007, 02:48 PM   #9
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There are some programs created by 3rd pary developers for Intuit. I believe they can customize invoices as well as have time saving features. look in marketplace.intuit.com/search.aspx?search=aaatex

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