Wow! Customize your own software system with no programming.
It's been our experience over the years that most people who buy computer management programs almost never use all the features or even all the modules they paid for.
The problem is the system just doesn't work the way you want. It doesn't "fit" your operation.
Often only minor adjustments can make nearly unusable software fit like a glove. It's like the difference between a rented tuxedo that might fit someone else, and a tailored suit that fits you just right.
The fly in the ointment is that software changes can be expensive and time consuming.
While we don't have all the answers, we have been working on this problem for several years.
Our goal is to make users self supporting as much as possible.
At one point we thought we could put some of the programming in the hands of users, but Microsoft has stopped supporting Visual Basic, the language that's simple enough for anyone to write simple programs. We would do the hard stuff and let users do stuff like menus and whatnot.
We've given up on programming idea, but we haven't given up on putting users in the drivers seat. Our current direction is to put all the customizing we can into easily modified script and control files.
We've developed a number of tools that simplify that process including:
All reports and printouts are template driven. Simple codes provide all the control you need for formatting, lines and boxes, number of copies, graphics and background images.
Edit Views - Let you control the way you view and print data. It's like a report writer, but you don't have to learn anything. Just check some boxes to select records and click Print. Export any report to Excel or a Text file.
DocPrint - Templates let you control the input screens and the print format. Flexible. Powerful. Pretty easy. We've been doing Mail Merge for a long time. This is several steps beyond that.