This article was previously published in Bird Breeder magazine and is reprinted here with permission of the author.
by Laurella Desborough
Many bird breeders want a user-friendly software program to keep track of their bird business or hobby breeding. AviMate (version 2) may provide what many have desired. This Microsoft Windows-based breeder management tool is designed to save you time and assist you in making more informed decisions about your birds.
This software program was developed with the assistance of professional bird breeders, including Rick Jordan. Special features include an easy-to-use database covering Breeder Inventory, Clutch Activities and a Nursery Inventory. It also offers a Contact Log to store information about customers, suppliers, veterinarians and others; an invoice generation and expense record-keeping system; and the automatic creation of information as you record your day-to-day activities.
Other features include journal services, report generation, daily planner with color-coded daily tasks, password protection, archive and unarchive services, backup services, and training and help services. Additional information is available at the Internet website (http://www.avimate.com) where you can download a copy of AviMate for a 15-day free evaluation. AviMate runs on computers using Windows versions 3.1, 3.11 and 95. It is priced at $139.95, plus $8 shipping and handling for US customers and can be purchased from Boundaries Unlimited, Inc. at (407) 349-2729 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.