General Information on AnyBook
Carefully.crafted and well tested, AnyBook is the winner of a number of shareware awards and is highly regarded in the publishing and software worlds. Designed for small and self-publishers, it generates invoices and billing statements, keeps track of inventory, handles book returns, produces sales reports, records customer payments, tracks consignment items, and creates mailing lists.
"The program very accurately targets [small publishers] with a well documented, thorough array of features." --PC Magazine
It's a shareware program. That means it's free to try out. Give it a good test drive and see if it will work for you. It has a comprehensive help system--and since I use it extensively, I know it works well, and it gets the job done. I think a lot of small publishers will find it just the sort of thing that they've been waiting for: easy to understand, easy to use, and designed just for publishing.
Available in two series . . .
AnyBook is available in two series: Classic Series and Professional Series. The differences between each of the series and editions are explained below:
The Classic Series is designed for businesses that are just getting started and need a low-cost way of dealing with day-to-day business tasks. Classic programs are based on the 16-bit programming platform. That means that they were originally programmed for older operating systems. Classic programs are supported but no new features and enhancements are being added.
The Professional Series is the result of years of research and development and is made up of the premier versions of AnyBook. This is state of the art business software. The Professional Series consists of four editions: Level I, II, III and IV. Each higher level provides more options and a larger range of features. Professional Series programs are designed specifically for newer operating systems. All new development and enhancements occur with the Professional Series.
All AnyBook versions are compatible. You can move from Level I to Level II, or Level II to Level III, or even from Classic Basic to Professional Level IV. The program will automatically convert data files to the new version. AnyBook's built in compatibility provides you with the assurance that as your company grows, AnyBook can grow with you. You can upgrade from one version to another and not lose valuable customer data that you've built up over the years.
Available in four levels . . .
Depending on your needs, AnyBook Professional is available in four different levels (AnyBook Level I, Level II, Level III, and Level IV).
AnyBook Professional Level I
Features.found in AnyBook Professional Level I--and common to all four levels--include:
Generates Invoices Â¡Â¤ Handles Returns Â¡Â¤ Produces Sales Reports Â¡Â¤ Records Customer Payments Â¡Â¤ Creates Mailing Lists Â¡Â¤ Calculates Shipping Weights Â¡Â¤ Manages Contacts Â¡Â¤ Maintains Customer & Product Databases Â¡Â¤ Provides Dozens of Searching, Sorting & Filtering Options Â¡Â¤ Efficiently Handles Ordering & Invoicing Tasks Â¡Â¤
The Professional Level I Edition is a comprehensive invoicing program that is remarkable for its ease of use. Designed specially for publishers, you'll find it a refreshing and delightful change in business software. It generates invoices, handles book returns, produces sales reports, records customer payments, and creates customer mailing lists. It has the ability to apply discounts to books individually or all together. Included among its features are polished and refined pop-ups to find and paste customers, books or customer numbers. You can copy a customer name and address from an email message or a word document and paste the whole works to an invoice. You can also add personal notes to an invoice. The program includes AnyBook's innovative system of marking invoices paid which makes it easy to readily locate unpaid invoices. More Details
AnyBook Professional Level II
Features.found in AnyBook Professional Level II includes all of the Level I features (above), plus:
Two Full-featured, Built-in Programs: Billing Generator and Inventory Engine Â¡Â¤ PLUS: Payment & Deposit Reports Â¡Â¤ Back Order Processing Â¡Â¤ Invoice Graphics Support Â¡Â¤ Advanced Searching Â¡Â¤ Find & Replace Â¡Â¤ Consignment Product Tracking Â¡Â¤ File Export Capabilities Â¡Â¤ Receipt Printing Capabilities Â¡Â¤ Quick Inventory Check Feature Â¡Â¤ Mark-up Calculator Â¡Â¤ Much More
The Professional Level II Edition includes all of the invoicing features found in Level I plus two huge additions: a billing generator and inventory engine. Both are so comprehensive that they could be sold as complete programs by themselves, but, rather, they are integrated into AnyBook's overall structure. Level II includes more than just the billing and inventory engines. It includes back order processing; the ability to add logos and other graphics to printed invoices and statement; payment and deposit reports; a counting feature which provides helpful information such as how many invoices have been issued to a specified customer, how many of a particular product, how many invoices are unpaid, etc.; advanced searching which allows you to find any piece of data among your business records; find and replace; an export feature for exporting sales, credit card, or invoice data to other programs, and many other enhancements and time saving features. More Details.
AnyBook Professional Level III
Features.found in AnyBook Professional Level III includes all those listed in Level I and II, plus:
Export Invoices for Emailing Â¡Â¤
HTML Conversion of Invoice & Statements Â¡Â¤ Credit Card Processing
User Defined Fields Â¡Â¤ Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Aids
Level III includes: an email export feature which allows you to send invoices or statements via email. You can send them as attachments (text, Microsoft Word Document or HTML)--or you insert an invoice into the text of an email message or word processing document. With the Advanced Edition you're not limited to printing one invoice at a time. The batch printing feature allows you to print a series of invoices freeing your time to do other things. Extensive import and export functions allow you to chose which data moves in and out of the program and in what format. The program also includes a currency converter for international transactions, time-saving email features which allow you to send prepared messages to customers or vendors, a royalty report generator which produces royalty accounting reports (you can select from a complete range of calculation methods, over 235 method combinations in all); telephony capabilities which enables you to click on a button and make phone calls directly from AnyOrder; and a credit card processor which enables you to process cards without leaving the program. More Information
AnyBook Professional Level IV
Features.found in AnyOrder Professional Level IV includes all those listed in Level I,II and III, plus:
On-line Shipment Processing at UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc. Â¡Â¤ Sales Commission Reporting Â¡Â¤ Ad Campaign Tracking Â¡Â¤ Variable Tax Rate Support Â¡Â¤ Early Warning System for Low Inventory Â¡Â¤ Multi-level Pricing Â¡Â¤ Auto-fill Business Forms Â¡Â¤ MS Excel Support Â¡Â¤ UPS Worldship Support Â¡Â¤ New Royalty Calculation Methods and Enhancements Â¡Â¤ Comprehensive
This is our flagship program, the top-of-the-line of the AnyBook family. It is based on years of research and has been designed with the upmost attention to detail. It includes amazing collection of features. You have all of the features and benefits of Levels I, II, and III plus even more. With the Level IV Program, you can process on-line shipments at such websites as UPS, USPS, FedEx and others. On-line forms are automatically filled for you. Among other on-line tasks, you can create shipping labels, schedule pick-ups and provide customer notification. The Level IV program comes with an innovative early warning system which signals you when inventory levels fall low. It has the ability to calculate sales commissions, track ad campaigns, and handle variable tax rates. It has over a dozen new reports providing alternative ways of viewing sales, product and customer data. All reports can be moved directly into Microsoft Excel (or other spreadsheet programs). Convenient pop-up calendars are available throughout the program. The product database includes numerous additional features including six new pricing levels for products. Inventory and sales reports include new data on credit card, sales commission and invoiced fees. Nine user defined payment methodsnow available. AnyBook set international standards with its royalty report system, and Level IV raises the bar even higher with new features and options. Topping off an already impressive list is a comprehensive purchase order system which is nearly as large as the core program. The Purchase order system is sold separately for $219 but is included as part of the Version IV package. More Information
Clear and understandable. You don't need an accounting degree to use it!
"Accessible menu items and clear layouts ease the learning curve, as does comprehensive help and specific topics for getting started."--PC Magazine
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