11-30-2007, 10:49 AM
I'm starting to do more and more 'producer' type of work and actually sending out invoices and paychecks to people. It's starting to get a bit confusing on who owes me and who I owe.
I've made a few excel sheets to do very basic accounting stuff, but I'm looking for something more friendly and/or advanced. I know a database-like program is what I probably need, but I don't know what to really look for.
12-01-2007, 05:57 AM
Or SAGE which is very complex but rewarding
12-01-2007, 11:37 AM
Gorilla (http://www.junglesoftware.com/home/) might work for you if you're looking for more of a film budgeting related solution.
Otherwise for just straight accounting software, there's a lot of choices. Peach Tree is widely used in the banking world. MS Money, Quicken, or Quickbooks should work...
Free Coins (http://freecoins.sourceforge.net/) is a PalmOS accounting solution
There are also several open source options, like:
Personal Finance Manager (http://www.mjrz.net/)
Or a very large business suite like appx (http://www.appx.com/assets/asp/dynamic_generator.asp?pageid=357)
...and a lot of web-based solutions.
12-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Hmm...I think the problem is I don't know exactly what I need. Well, I know what I need, I don't know if this is something I will have to make myself somehow. I guess I should be more in-depth with my question.
I am starting to do a lot of 1 to 4 day projects with a small crew (me and 2 others is typical). Scheduling isn't really an issue for me.
I do wedding videos, music videos, low budgets commercials, and live events (plays, business conferences). Been pretty successful as a side business so far.
Is there any free online solutions? I have 2 partners.
I've tried using Google Spreadsheets, but it's just not advanced enough. It won't transfer info from one sheet to the next.
12-04-2007, 01:09 AM
quickbooks is specifically billing/financial/bookkeeping software. Not specifically movie related, but you sounded like you were looking for $$$ in/out tracking which is specifically what this package does.
12-04-2007, 10:26 PM
there may even be free open-source software out there now that I think about it to do quickbooks kinds of stuff.
check www.sourceforge.net and www.freshmeat.net for bookkeeping applications, financial, etc.