Trying to find a better solution for your data and billing process.
Right now we use Excel to enter our customer information at 5 sites around the city. The files are saved to a NAS. At the middle and end of each month we bill the companies that the customers work for. Invoicing through Quickbooks.
Problem is that billing is complicated and hard to track. I setup 1 excel file to pool all the data into one. Also, the end users have problems even with Excel files that I have locked down and simplified.
Things I have considered:
- Access database
- Hosted website (user access only)
- Creating our own solution through Visual Studio.
I am comfortable with all areas of computer software. Limited program knowledge though.
I have these limitations:
- Extremely low budget
- Needs to be easy for everyone else
- Everyone is uncomfortable with a lot of change.
I know it is a tall order, but I know there is something better that we can use for a long time. I just can't think of what to do right now. Been looking at too many things.