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Hoping for Free Purchase Order Software from Santa?

The old software was hung,
The users cried “It’s not fair”.
The Purchasing Manager pulled out,
What was left of her hair.

“We can’t take it no more,
This old system’s the pits.
It’s time for a new one,
We’re at the end of our wits.”

“But we don’t have the money”,
The CEO said with chagrin,
“We’ll just have to wait,
For more cash to come in.”

They were sad and frustrated,
They’d heard so many NOs.
How they longed for new software,
To automate their POs.

But then SpendMap came through,
With PO software for FREE,
And things soon got much better,
Oh, the hope and the glee!

They just couldn’t believe,
It does seem kinda funny,
That their fancy new software,
Didn’t cost any money!

And it works so darn well,
They process POs and receive,
They email Purchase Orders to suppliers,
With no paper and such ease.

But that’s just what we do,
It just how we give back.
It’s our pleasure to give you,
This little gift from Spend-Map.

Happy Holidays from your friends at the Free-Procurement Project.

Avoid File Hosting Services for your Free Purchase Order Software

Please do not try to use Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or other cloud-based file hosting services for your free Windows/desktop version of SpendMap.  It just doesn’t work.

You can certainly back up your system/database to those services; you just can’t install your active/live database there. 

That’s because, as with other database applications, the files/tables in SpendMap’s database are constantly being opened and updated as you process Purchase Orders and other transactions in SpendMap.  And when files are being copied/uploaded to those cloud-based file hosting services, they are locked and not accessible to SpendMap and so you will get a runtime error if SpendMap tries to access the files as they are being moved up to the cloud (which happens each time a file is modified).

That said, you can certainly 1) exit/close SpendMap and then, 2) copy your database folder to Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive as a backup, while SpendMap is not running.  Again, you just can’t keep the live/active database files there.  For more details, please see the section “Backup and Restore Procedures”, in the Getting Started Documentation that comes with the software.

And just as a reminder, if you want your SpendMap data to be stored in the Cloud, we offer a SaaS version as well. You can try a free demo of our Cloud-based Purchase Order Software here.

COVID-19 Update and your Free Purchase Order Software

We are fully up-and-running from our home offices and there is no disruption to any of our products and services.  As always, The Free Version of SpendMap is ready when you are, as is our free tech support.

If you are already using the free Windows/desktop version of SpendMap and would like to upgrade to our web-based version so that you can access the system while out of the office, pricing now starts at just $40/month.

Upgrading is easy and we’ll preserve all the data in your free system, so you won’t lose a thing…you’ll just pick right up where you left off.

To place an order or if you have any questions or need a quote, please email free-procurement@spendmap.com.

Stay safe everyone!

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Free Lunch and Free Purchase Order Software

It’s pretty cool that you pay no money at all for software that saves your company money.

Whoever said “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” must not have heard about the Free Version of SpendMap.

Purchase Order Management can be Scary for SMBs!

Where is all the money going?  Will we have enough to meet our commitments?  Who bought all this Halloween candy?!?

Get control of your company’s spending and see where the money is going, with SpendMap’s free Purchase Order Management Software.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Free Purchase Order Software is Popular Around the World

It looks like folks from every corner of the world are interested in SpendMap’s Free Purchase Order Software.

Not sure what’s going on in Greenland.  You’d think they would be buying a bunch of shovels and salt and stuff.  Oh well.

Download your free copy today and see what all the fuss is about.

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A Gift of Free Purchase Order Software for you.

The old software was hung,
The users cried “It’s not fair”.
The Purchasing Manager pulled out,
What was left of his hair.

We can’t take it no more,
This old system’s the pits,
It’s time for a new one,
We’re at the end of our wits.

But we don’t have the money,
The CEO said with chagrin,
We’ll just have to keep waiting,
For more cash to come in.

They were sad and frustrated,
They’d heard so many NOs,
How they longed for new software,
To automate their POs.

But then SpendMap came through,
With PO software for FREE,
And things soon got much better,
Oh, the hope and the glee!

They just couldn’t believe,
It does seem kinda funny,
That their fancy new software,
Didn’t cost any money!

And it works so darn well,
They process POs and receive,
And email orders to vendors,
With no paper and such ease.

But that’s just what we do,
It is how we give back,
It’s our pleasure to give you,
This little gift from SpendMap.

Happy Holidays from your friends at SpendMap and the Free-Procurement Project.

Free Purchase Order Software is More Popular than Ever

It seems that SpendMap’s Free Purchase Order Software is really catching on.  2016 was our best year ever and there’s still a month to go!

So far just under 100,000 people have visited this Blog from pretty much every country in the world, resulting in around 50,000 downloads so far.

So I think it’s fair to say that you’ll be in pretty good company if you decide to give the free version of SpendMap a try.

Thanks for your support and have a great holiday season!

– Your friends at the Free-Procurement Project

Free purchase order software by country

What Really Scares Small Businesses? Wasting Money!

The thought of wasting money is pretty scary for most small and medium size businesses.

It’s hard enough to run a successful SMB these days, without having to worry about your staff spending money that they shouldn’t be.

Get control of your company’s spending and see where the money is going, with SpendMap’s free Purchase Order Management Software.

Happy Halloween everyone!

3 Ways to Export Data from you Free Purchase Order Software

Melonie wants to give the Free Version of SpendMap a try but she doesn’t know what the future may hold for her startup company…

“I ran across your free procurement system and I am wondering how easy it is to get the data back out of the system if the company decides to change systems down the road.  Is it possible to easily dump the data into excel and switch systems?”

Sure thing Melonie.  We hope you stick with us but you can get all your information out of SpendMap anytime you want.  You can export your data to Excel and other types of files too (e.g. ASCII, TXT, CSV).

First off, any of the reports in SpendMap can be exported to Excel.  Think Purchase Order history, department spend history, item history, etc…

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There are also many dedicated export utilities for common things like Master File data (suppliers, items, users, account codes, etc.).  Check out the options under the Utility > Data Interfaces section of each module.

Finally, in the unlikely event that you need something that isn’t included in the reports or dedicated exports, you can get at anything else using Utility > Data Interfaces > Export Any Table.

Growing with SpendMap

Please also keep in mind that, as your company grows, SpendMap can grow along with you.

As your needs expand, you can upgrade from the Free Version of SpendMap to our paid/commercial version at any time to get access to additional modules/functionality, more advanced technology (e.g. web-based, mobile support, etc.), and we have a full line of Professional Services that larger companies will appreciate, like training and implementation consulting, custom programming, and so on.

When you upgrade from the Free Version to our paid/commercial version, we can bring all your information forward, including all your Purchase Order and other history, master files, configuration settings, etc.