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Old 02-10-2015, 10:40 AM
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Does anybody use software like Minute Menu Pro?

If so, what kind do you use, and how do you like it?
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:34 PM
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I wasn't able to find anything comparable to Minute Menu Pro for a decent price. I have a Mac and got a program that would allow me to run Minute Menu. Then for Christmas I got a windows based laptop. I asked for a PC specifically because I wanted to be able to run Minute Menu without getting an extra program.

I'm also interested if anyone has used anything other than Minute Menu and been pleased with it.
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I just started MM and I love it! It took a bit to get used to but I know it will be easier next tax season. I do not use the food program. Invoices are a breeze and so are payments and records. It has certificates to print and customize. I have printed 2 for different accomplishments and they LOVE it! I even got a gasp when I presented it lol
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I use Minute Menu Kids Pro on my Mac and LOVE IT! I bought a cross-over program - VMWare Fusion - to run MMK and a couple of other Windows-only programs. The thing I like best about VMWare is that it acts just like any other screen on your Mac - you can swipe to/from it and drag files to/from it without having to login and out.
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Out of curiosity, what are you looking for in a piece of software? Billing? Accounting? Scheduling?

I ask because I'm a software developer by trade and have been looking for a new side project if and when I ever get to work on it without DS trying to rip the keys off my laptop.
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Out of curiosity, what are you looking for in a piece of software? Billing? Accounting? Scheduling?

I ask because I'm a software developer by trade and have been looking for a new side project if and when I ever get to work on it without DS trying to rip the keys off my laptop.
That's awesome!!

Well...if you check out Minute Menu Pro it has a lot of great capabilities.

I want something to keep track of receipts, kid/family information, calendar activities/meals, journal daily activities, track diapers and feedings, and keep track of tax information.
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Ok. I've used the calendar keeper since the earth was flat, lol. And this year , last week actually, paid for mm.
How do I do the invoice part of parents don't pay online. I'm having a major blurp in my head trying to figure it out.
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If you check out the prices on some of these they're VERY expensive. The Minute Menu software is the best value for a small at home daycare it seems.
No idea what the cost is as I get MMK Pro for free via my food program.

I posted the links so that you could check out what's available.

If I had to purchase software, I would want one that actually met my needs regardless of cost. I would look at it like a good investment in my business.
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Ok. I've used the calendar keeper since the earth was flat, lol. And this year , last week actually, paid for mm.
How do I do the invoice part of parents don't pay online. I'm having a major blurp in my head trying to figure it out.
You can just opt to save and/or print the invoice. I save mine (pdf.) and attach to a weekly e-mail to parents.

You can also sign up for on-line payments but not actually use it as a method of payment. You can still use it to e-mail parents the invoices.

I don't know how to do that part though...

There IS a users manual attached to it (under the 'help') tab on the main screen.
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