Our company desperately needed to get organized. We were keeping purchase orders and detailed invoices in Excel; to-do lists in a homemade flat-file FileMaker database; financial details in Quickbooks; recording session logs and notes in Word; emails all over the place; letters and quotations in Excel and partly in FileMaker. Timesheets were written by hand, summed by the office manager and turned into invoices in either Excel or Quickbooks…. Boy were we scattered.
I had purchased and tried Microsoft Project and it was too complicated and besides, didn’t do half what we needed. So I did a web search for “FileMaker” and “Project Management”. After reading all the tantalizing tidbits on the website, I proceeded to download the JobPro 60 day demo, which is completely open and ready to use (minus layout or script mode, of course). The structure of the program is brilliant and intricate, navigation is easy and intuitive. I would have had to spend 10 man-years on my own with FileMaker to get close to its power, and not have benefitted from the feedback of all of Softouch’s other customers that have created this powerful interactive program. Within 5 days I was SOLD on it, and I purchased a 5-user contract from the company including some customization.
The staff were extraordinarily helpful; their can-do attitude sold me on the company. They were quick and efficient, and the modifications that they made to suit our way of working have proved bug-free and easy-to-use. Any employee can sit at any of the computers and enter his time log, notes on a job, send information via email, letter or fax to clients… I could go on and on.
I found all the modules we’ve used so far to perfectly fit our way of working. In fact, I believe that any design, service, or manufacturing organization will find JobPro meets or exceeds their needs.
We can also make changes ourselves as we bought that option. I’ve already tweaked the calendar module to show the week at a glance on a large screen. Softouch Technologies is also available to make any complex changes that we can’t, or won’t handle, at a reasonable fee.
I highly recommend this application to anyone who wants their office to run faster and find all the information you need at your fingertips, from any place in your office (couch potatoes beware of getting fat)! If you wish any further details from a satisfied user, don’t hesitate to write me. Contact me through our website, www.digido.com.