Interesting. I saw that but figured the color was just for an idea - and then you might enter in the exact thread color etc. Of course, it would be better if you could load your thread colors right in :) 30 day trial... Guess it can't hurt John Yaglenski President / Chief Executive Officer Levelbest Communications I: www.levelbest.com P: 301.591.2481 / 888.229.1779 F: 501-631-4544 active website design . web hosting . content driven websites This e-mail message and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify Levelbest, immediately -- by replying to this message or by sending an e-mail to john@xxxxxxxxxxxxx -- and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments. Thank you. -----Original Message----- From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Fuller Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 12:03 PM To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [amayausers] Re: T-Boss Quoting Software - Thoughts? John I have been looking for something similar. I use QuickBooks now but it doesn't have the design history/info like t-boss. But as I watched the demo I was struck by one thing. It may not be much of a problem though. I noticed that the data entry person has to enter the color name as well as choosing the correct color swatch. That won't be much a problem if you do small numbers of entries but if you do many it could be an issue. What really brought this up as a problem was my history of working on several end user task forces. When my department was going from manual to automated big-iron and then to distributed systems in the 80's and 90's I remember observing how kludginess seemed to be the programmer's bane over time. It didn't affect them much until they had to re-do things because end users kept making so many mistakes. It cost the department more money in the long run than if the programmers had just fixed it early on. If you have others doing your data entry you might want to consider simplicity and consistency of data entry as a high priority. That would be critical if the data entry person enters a light yellow from the chart and the embroiderer reads yellow from the text and grabs the wrong color. If you use only one yellow that may not be a problem. It seems that a reliable app would allow you to select from the thread brand by name or number. ARC 324 is not the same as Robison Anton Rhodine red which is different from Isacord 2300J. They are all dark pink but your corporate customer may have specific pantone number requirements. None of these issues can be accounted for in T-Boss, at least as I see it. I didn't go much further than that. But for me that would be a deal killer. Jack Fuller -----Original Message----- From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Yaglenski Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 09:16 To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [amayausers] T-Boss Quoting Software - Thoughts? Sorry, the last mail got jumbled. Lets try again... I have been looking around for a quoting and invoice system and this one seems really nice. They have the price lists for most major suppliers built right in - so you can pop in your markup and quantity discounts and give an instant quote. Just wondering if anyone is using it. It seems reasonably priced and updates to the catalogs come via the web. I have looked at other solutions in this price range and they all are well... Ugly. This oen seems pretty well thought out and the interface must have been done by someone who knows design. Thoughts? John http://www.t-boss.com/ "Affordable quoting and invoicing software. Shop management software designed by and for Screenprinting, Embroidery, and Promotional products professionals. T-Boss is designed to reflect how you price garments, how you handle operations, and how you manage your screenprinting, embroidery or promotional products production processes. T-Boss is the leader in screenprinting, embroidery management solutions. Now running in hundred's of shop's!"