Outdated database

There are better ways to organize customer information than this clunky program.

Car Sales Organizer Deluxe is a database program that allows users to keep track of customer information and interactions. Although the program works fine, there are likely more sophisticated options to accomplish this task.

The program's interface looks very dated; it's reminiscent of Windows 95. Not surprisingly, it's not particularly intuitive, and in general its layout feels somewhat cluttered and clunky. To its credit, the program does open with a brief explanation of its features, allowing users to get started without too much trouble. The program offers four different database templates to choose from: basic and detailed databases for customer information, and two other templates to organize Web sites and notes. (Users should note that this program is not designed to manage inventory; it's meant to keep track of customer interactions and contact information.) The program makes it easy to rename fields within the templates, and a separate, included program called Designer allows users to edit templates and create new ones. The built-in Help file is well-written.

There is nothing functionally wrong with Car Sales Organizer Deluxe; we're just not sure we see the point. The interface isn't pleasing to the modern eye, and there are many other database programs out there that could be used for the same purpose. Although the program includes templates specific to car sales, they're really nothing special and could be easily duplicated elsewhere. Car Sales Organizer Deluxe has a 30-day trial period. It installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program with reservations; it's not bad, but there are likely much better alternatives.

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