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Whistler Small Business Software

By Whistler Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 28, 2011

Our beef with most so-called business software is that it's often poorly designed, hard to navigate, and of questionable value. If time is money, no one wants to waste time trying to figure out software that makes simple tasks much harder and more frustrating than they need to be. That's why we were pleasantly surprised by Whistler Small Business Software. This program packs an unusual number of essential business tools into an intuitive package that just about anyone can master.

The program started by having us configure our business information, and then a setup wizard walked us through the steps of adding customers, accounts, suppliers, and products and services. Are you so new to the business world that you're not even sure what those terms mean? The program will spell it out for you. Once that's done, it's easy to access the program's major features using a menu down the left side; items for Customers, Jobs, Suppliers, Employees, and Business Accounts keep everything handy. While Whistler Small Business Software doesn't cover every conceivable business task, it comes pretty close; the software lets users manage payments, credits, and refunds; jobs, estimates, and invoices; suppliers, purchasing, and products; employee time, and more. Because the program does have so many features for managing financial transactions, it would be helpful if users could import their banking information into the program instead of having to enter it by hand; this is perhaps Whistler's biggest limitation. But overall, we think that Whistler Small Business Software is a great choice for managing most of your major business functions, and we loved that we were up and running with it in a matter of minutes.

Whistler Small Business Software installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder and desktop icon behind upon removal.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.0.95

Version 1.0.0.95 features:
  • Many, many bug fixes.
  • Removed unpopular features.
  • Added the ability to email, fax and mail documents.
  • Enhanced the auto update feature.

General

Date Added December 9, 2011
Version 1.0.0.95

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,322
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Developer's Description

The Ideal Whistler User. Whistler is great for those professionals in the services industry. Are you a painter? Carpet cleaner? Maybe a consultant or contractor? Anyone who needs to bill materials and labor for your job or project will find Whistler to be invaluable. Here are Four Quick Features of Whistler: Fast and Professional Invoices. Invoicing is a critical part of your business. Whistler has many tools that make invoicing better and faster. Our invoices maintain your professional image. With every invoice you can adjust your profit margins to give you that competitive edge. Finally, we realize your extremely busy so we've made invoicing incredibly fast. You can create an invoice in 7 clicks of your mouse from starting Whistler to finish. Your Estimates, Invoices, Expenses, Billable Items, and Employee Hours are organized by your job or project. In other software you have to search through huge lists of invoices or estimates. Everything in Whistler is organized by your job. Need to find out how many hours your employee has worked on your current job? Easy. In 4 clicks of your mouse you can see those job specific hours. Easily keep track of your unbillable and billable expenses. Keeping track of your expenses can be challenging. It seems like the bills never end. Whistler give you the ability to bill your customer for job related expenses. It will give you a reminder and keep track of when bills are due. Entering a bill is a snap. Quickly email estimates, invoices and receipts. In this day and age it seems like everyone communicates through email. No one likes all the paperwork laying around. Whistler allows you to email virtually any document with little effort. Your customers will love the convenience of receiving their invoice in their inbox.