Originally Posted by cakesdivine
Hmm, cakemommy. I had used quickbooks, excel, AND had a well developed cake pricing matrix for years. None of those could compare to having it all in one place, the ability to have photos and drawings associated with the order right there for easy access, all the accounting necessary for cost/profit auto done for me. Sorry, I don't buy your excuse. One stop is always better than having to open more than one program to do what you need. And does it oh so well. You seem like a very intellegent woman, you know that any new management program will require extensive data entry prior to use. The website if very descriptive of what the program can do for you, and has a video tour showing all it's functions. I am sure you knew what the program could do for you well before you bought it. So since that is the case, and you feel that your excel and other programs that you use to run your business are already adequate, why would you even purchase it?
Excuse? Why would I be making excuses?
I bought it because I thought it would be better for me then what I had, just turns out I like what I had created for myself better, thats a bad thing?
I watched the videos, I read and studied the website for the past 2 years, I was happy with what I had but I figured with all the rave reviews I should get it.
My spreadsheet includes separate worksheets, no need to open any additional programs they are all there on tabs at the bottom, just click and the page opens....just like Cake Boss just without all the pretty icons.
It does everything I need it to ,right down to calculating my gross profit margin, its not some rinky dink list I whipped up in a few minutes I spent weeks putting it together.
So like I said before why fix something that isnt broke?
Yes I know I would need to do massive data entry, but why when I already had it down and exactly the way I wanted it done?
I know it like the back of my hand and it is 100% personalized to me.
After I tried out Cake Boss I discovered that I just plain preferred my own creation to it, doesnt mean its not a great program and doesnt mean it doesnt work for everyone else.
Maybe you dont know how to operate Excel to its full potential?
I dont know why you have to basically say Im lying?
So what ,something I do didnt work out for you, you do notice I said I speak only for myself right?
I wasnt telling anyone what was the right or wrong thing to do .
I answered a question truthfully with my own opinion and experience, Ill try to refrain from that in the future.