The complex nature of accountancy software probably accounts for the existence of "technophobes" more than most applications. Tradespeople and small business owners have continually found that invoicing and stock control was far easier kept in exercise books and scrap paper, than battling a troublesome and confusing computer.
However Queensland-based software publisher and distributor, Manacom has released an invoicing and stock control package, called Instant Invoices to meet this demand.
Priced at $69.95, Instant Invoices can create quotes, statements, full or part-payments, inventory listings, customer detail records, and stock control.
According to Manacom's production manager Lindsay Whipp, Instant Invoices differentiates itself from other software packages because it is not full of "accountant-speak".
"Most of the accountancy packages available are inappropriate for our customers," he said.
"They go over their heads in terms of comprehension. Ours is written in simple English, which is easier to understand."