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post #76 of 111
In a way A's to O's only because there is no other program out there that does what Cake Boss does for the home or really small bakery businesses. All other programs are designed for moderate to high volume bakeries.
post #77 of 111
IMO the closest analogous program would be QuickBooks (in the $150-250 range depending on version). QuickBooks is accounting software you can use to run any small business and handles expense tracking, inventory mgmt, customer mgmt, invoicing, and financials, but it is considerably more complicated than Cake Boss and does not include any bakery-specific features like cake pricing (although that can be done manually in Excel if you are so inclined).
post #78 of 111
You cannot take cake order information with Quickbooks it is simply an accounting program. It also has no ability to help you calculate what your price point should be.
post #79 of 111
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You cannot take cake order information with Quickbooks it is simply an accounting program.


Sure you can, I enter all our customers' cake orders into QuickBooks.

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It also has no ability to help you calculate what your price point should be.


Correct...as I said above, this would have to be done manually in Excel.
post #80 of 111
I haven't read all of the responses but I have updated news. We have used Quickbooks and entered all of our customer data into it. But, it didn't track birthdays or as CakesDivine mentioned, help you figure your pricepoint.

Last week, we opened our new storefront with our new retail side of the business (we used to be custom only). We have decided to use Quickbooks for the accounting only and utilize CakeBoss as our customer database. Even though I've had Cake Boss for a while, I have never wanted to key all of our data into Quickbooks AND Cake Boss. From now on, we will utilize both but in different ways. I am excited for these changes to our processes and the ability to use CakeBoss as intended.
post #81 of 111
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

I haven't read all of the responses but I have updated news. We have used Quickbooks and entered all of our customer data into it. But, it didn't track birthdays or as CakesDivine mentioned, help you figure your pricepoint.


You can use QB to track customer's birthdays by defining a new custom field for "Birthday" under the Additional Info tab of the Edit Customer screen.

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I have never wanted to key all of our data into Quickbooks AND cake boss.


An import/export feature for customer data or some other type of integration with QB (they have an API available) would be a great feature for cake boss. Even better would be offering a version of cake boss that acts as a front end for QB.
post #82 of 111
OMG Thank you!!! I've been looking for crazy for this program, well at least for the name, I saw it on another Forum, but I couldn't recall the link to that forum, let alone the name of the program. I'm going to try to download it and see how it goes and let you know what I thought of it! Thanks so much!
Miss_Marilynn
Owner of Sweet Creations Bakery
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post #83 of 111
OMG Thank you!!! I've been looking for crazy for this program, well at least for the name, I saw it on another Forum, but I couldn't recall the link to that forum, let alone the name of the program. I'm going to try to download it and see how it goes and let you know what I thought of it! Thanks so much!
Miss_Marilynn
Owner of Sweet Creations Bakery
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Owner of Sweet Creations Bakery
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post #84 of 111
I haven't read all of the comments, but I haven't seen anything yet on this. Does anyone use this with a Mac? I just bought mine and don't want to use two different computers. The site says it's not "technically" compatible, but they haven't heard from any Mac users saying it doesn't work. I'd like to hear from others before I actually buy it, then find out it doesn't work for me. Thanks! icon_smile.gif
post #85 of 111
Cake Boss on a mac:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-710894.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-675260-.html&sid=bbddb0eab3ce9009da949a5adbde8987
post #86 of 111
I'd like to know if the cake boss is downloadble on ipad
post #87 of 111
I tried to read all responses, but there are a lot.

Is the software still available? I tried going to the site, and it was down. Does anyone know?
Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. - THE DOORKNOB
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Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction. - THE DOORKNOB
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post #88 of 111
Yes the cake boss software is still available. I'm basing this on a post Kelley made only a few days ago. My guess is something is wrong with the web hosting system they use. Give it a few hrs and check back.
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Visit me at www.keeponcaking.com for tutorials and other cake stuff.
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post #89 of 111
Hi guys, it is up. My apologies for the interruption. I blame the solar flares. icon_cry.gif
post #90 of 111
Is there a Cake Boss Software App for iPhone or iPad?
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