ManagePLUS is a management- and quantity-information and
add-on for QuickBooks users. It helps you get more and better
management information from the QuickBooks
records you already keep. ManagePLUS does not have a bunch of
fussy accounting requirements; it's very flexible and forgiving
for however you keep records in QuickBooks.
ManagePLUS Gold has the same base features but also adds
accounting support: it lets you allocate income and
expense among cost center and profit center classes, using a simple
"Classes are king" in ManagePLUS! Helping
you get valuable management information from using QuickBooks
classes is the main focus of ManagePLUS and ManagePLUS
Gold. You won't find more advanced, yet simple-to-use,
add-ons anywhere, for helping you get the most from QuickBooks classes.
you use classes in your
you need ManagePLUS!
Where we mention "ManagePLUS" on these
pages, we are referring to features common to both products. But
where we mention "ManagePLUS Gold"
we are referring to features found only in ManagePLUS Gold.
How you'll use ManagePLUS: the basic steps
Choose an accounting period to work with. It can be any date
range you want, but usually a month, quarter, or
year. This is important because some of the information you'll
enter gets "attached to" (automatically stored with) that accounting
Tell ManagePLUS to "refresh" its copy of
accounts, classes, and transactions, if you've changed
anything in QuickBooks since your most recent refresh.
Attach extra information to accounts and classes. Chief among these are management
quantities--physical quantities you want to associate with an account or
class (like tons of production, acres, or labor hours) so that
ManagePLUS can give you per-unit revenue and cost information on
reports (per ton, per acre, per labor hour), automatically.
Set up formulas for allocating income and expense among
classes you've identified as cost centers and profit centers. Your formulas can be
re-used in successive accounting periods, until you decide to change them.
Optional: Send allocation transactions to QuickBooks with a
single mouse click, where you may use them just like any
other QuickBooks transactions, for reports, etc. [ManagePLUS Gold]
Get reports. ManagePLUS gives you a wide variety
of specialized reports with automatic per-unit statistics, allocation
details, and more...
What can ManagePLUS give me?
The next several pages answer this question by giving you a tour of ManagePLUS and ManagePLUS
Gold features and capabilities. Here are links to the tour topics, by page.
Real Cost Accounting, Real Easy
Advanced Quantity Handling
Benefits from "Little Things"