The following resources are available to help you learn about and use ManagePLUS.

Installed with ManagePLUS

This Help system

Several sections are especially helpful for new users learning ManagePLUS.

· All new users should have a look at the Introduction (what you are reading right now), ManagePLUS Windows Basics, and Tutorials: Quick Start Basics sections.
· If you are interested in the topics addressed by other tutorial sections, Tutorials: Advanced Quantity Handling and Tutorials: Cost Centers, Profit Centers, and Allocation, then have a look at those as well.
· The How To… section provides step-by-step procedures for many common tasks, so it can be especially helpful to beginners.

Sample QuickBooks company files

When you install the ManagePLUS software, one or more sample QuickBooks company (.QBW) files are also installed, in a subfolder of the Shared Documents folder. On most computers the path to this folder is:

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDocumentsManagePLUSSample QuickBooks Company Files

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You may load the files you find in this folder into QuickBooks, to help you learn ManagePLUS. They:

1. Demonstrate ManagePLUS-specific techniques, such as how to enter two quantities in a QuickBooks transaction.
2. Serve as a source of transaction data and as a place to enter “test” transactions so you can see their effect in ManagePLUS without having to enter them in your actual QuickBooks company file.
3. Are the subject of various ManagePLUS tutorials, videos, etc. You can load a sample file into QuickBooks and use it to duplicate the steps in a tutorial or video.

Other Resources

Getting the printable ManagePLUS User’s Guide…it’s FREE!

The ManagePLUS User’s Guide is a PDF version of this Help system. Unlike on-screen Help, the PDF file is specifically formatted for printing on your printer. If you prefer having a printed manual it’s a much better choice than printing out individual Help topics—they rarely print exactly as you expect them to. There are two ways to get the file:

· Download it from the ManagePLUS Downloads page on our Web site:

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· Purchase the Flagship Software CD. For a nominal price, it gets you current installation files for all our software products, the ManagePLUS User’s Guide file, and the product videos from our Web site, all on CD.  It’s available from our Online Orders Web page:

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ManagePLUS Videos Library

The ManagePLUS Videos Library is a section of our Web site containing videos you can view in your Web browser:

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Most of the videos are short “how-to” presentations demonstrating ManagePLUS features or the steps for doing a particular task.

Online Discussion Forums

We maintain an online discussion forum specifically for ManagePLUS product support, as well as other forums for related to QuickBooks accounting, etc. You’ll find them all here:

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· The discussion forums are the best place to ask questions and get answers as you go about learning ManagePLUS. Answers can come both from our technical support staff and from other ManagePLUS users.
· The forums have a Search feature. Your question has most likely already been asked by someone else and answered in the forums, so the fastest way to find an answer is often to search in the forums. From any forum page, click on the Search link near the top of the page, then enter the word or phrase you want to find.

The QuickBooks Farm Accounting Cookbook™

The QuickBooks Farm Accounting Cookbook™ is a 370-page how-to guide and reference book for anyone who uses QuickBooks in agriculture. It contains very little information about ManagePLUS. However, this book is an excellent source of information about setting up and using QuickBooks in a farm or ranch business. As such, it can help smooth out the process of using both QuickBooks and ManagePLUS. Roughly a quarter of the book is devoted to setting up QuickBooks for a farm or ranch business (the Chart of Accounts, the Classes list, knowing which QuickBooks forms to use and which ones to avoid, etc.). The remainder of the book contains step-by-step procedures (“recipes”) for common agricultural accounting tasks in QuickBooks.

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See Also:

Getting Technical Support

Online Information & Links

Resources for Learning ManagePLUS