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Cyrious Software

Discussion in 'General Software' started by RJ California, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. RJ California

    RJ California Active Member

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    I am considering Cyrious Software as my sign estimating/invoicing software. I currently use Estimate, which has some good features, but because of some issues I am looking at other options.
    I am wondering if anyone here uses Cyrious (or a different program) and what they think abou it.
     
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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    Cyrious is an excellent program, used it for several years while working for different sign shops. I started my own shop about 6 months ago and am using a program called GraphixCalc, it is a stand alone application that a fellow sign maker wrote the software, works pretty good also.

    it is a temporary fix, until can justify purchasing the $1900 for cyrious, but that only gets 100 invoices a month on the license, up to i think $4000 for unlimited invoices a month

    but to answer your question Cyrious is an excellent program in my eyes, i tried Estimate, and returned it 2 days later.
     
  3. ScottyDoo

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    We've been using Cyrious for years...has it's up and downs, but overall we've been very happy with it.
     
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  5. keptquiet

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    i am using Cyrious SMS v8.5. its EXTREMELY detailed in its pricing, lets you use line item minimums, setup fees, tons of upcharges or "modifiers", etc, discounts on qty, etc. i have used estimate before it, and theres no real comparison in the two. It also has some marketing features and schedules follow ups for estimates, jobs, AR's etc. I would recommed it.

    i have been looking at thier Control V3.0. Its more than the SMS, i think its somewhere around $7500, but it seems to have even more funtionality, but i havent seen much on it. i know they are having some type of user group at the orlando show.
     
  6. werkshop

    werkshop New Member

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    So is Esitmate software the worst one? Id like to know because I do screen printing also as well as vinyl. Which one is best for both?
     
  7. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Although I don't claim to have all the functionality of Cyrious, please take a look at GraphixCALC Pro to see if it would work for you at: www.graphixcalc.com

    Thanks for looking!
     
  8. gnemmas

    gnemmas Active Member

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    We are using 4 stations of Cyrious software networked together with Window XP, 2 on the counter, 1 in my office, 1 in design room.

    Still have 2 extra dongles, will let go for $850 each, PM me if interested.
     
  9. cartoad

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    You may also want to look at Casper, as another alternative. We use Activity as well as Estimate for some functions. Activity as a POS and estimating program has some very good features, but I would not recommend anyone to purchase it at this time due to their complete lack of customer service and support.
    Hal
     
  10. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Thats what I thought too.:Big Laugh
    Been running their Thumbs Plus 7 software for 2 years. Great software for finding and editing Raster files and photos.
     
  11. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Hey Rod,
    Just out of curiosity, what kinds of problems are you having with EstiMate?

    Checkers
     
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