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Welcome to SoftShell's presence on the Internet. We are a small agricultural software company based in central Iowa. The majority of our software is marketed through the Iowa Farm Business Association for use by its members. We also produce software for other farm business associations in other states and sell software to non-members. We also produce related software for small business. See Products page for a description of all the software available. We started in 1985 with the PC MARS accounting program for IBM compatibles (DOS based). We have sold over 4000 programs to date. Refer to our History page if you are further interested in our background.

In December 1997 we completed PC MARS for Windows - Full version, similar to our Pc Mars DOS program in many ways, but designed to run under windows. It combines all the features of the DOS version with all the added capabilities of the Windows platform.

Important Announcement: Starting in 2017, support questions for all of our program are to be directed to Iowa Farm Business Association.  The phone number and e-mail address are shown below.

Update fixes (patches)

Patches to Version 2.4 (latest)

Download the latest patch to Pc Mars 2.4 (2.4.5.0)    What's in the patch

Download the latest patch to Pc Mars Plus 2.4 (2.4.5.0)    What's in the patch

Patches to Version 2.3

Go here for a description of latest patch of Pc Mars 2.3 (2.3.4.0)    Go to IFBA website to download the patch

Go here for a description of latest patch of Pc Mars Plus 2.3 (2.3.4.0)    Go to IFBA website to download the patch

Patches to Version 2.2

Go here for a description of latest patch of Pc Mars 2.2 (2.2.8.0)     Go to IFBA website to download the patch

Go here for a description of the latest patch of Pc Mars Plus 2.2 (2.2.8.0)     Go to IFBA website to download the patch

Patches to Version 2.1 and prior versions

Go to IFBA website for prior years patches

Patches to Accounts Receivabe Version 2.1 (latest)

Go to IFBA website to download Pc Mars Accounts Receivable (2.1.1.0)     What's in the patch

Patches to Accounts Receivable Version 2.0

Go to IFBA website to download Pc Mars Accounts Receivable (2.0.4.0)     What's in the patch

New programs and versions                                                                                   

Advanced Payroll Module (Version 15.1) for Pc Mars or Pc Mars Plus is now available.  It includes Federal and State tax tables (updated on a yearly basis), adds additional withholdings and custom pay types and much more.  See Advanced Payroll Page for details and ordering instructions.

An upgrade to Pc Mars for Windows (Version 2.4) is now available. Many of your suggested changes have been put into place. See Pc Mars for Windows (Full) page for details.  To upgrade from Pc Mars for Windows (full) version 1.0 through 2.3, click on the following: Windows Upgrade Letter.  Print it out, follow the instructions, and send it to SoftShell.  To order a new program by E-mail click on this link:  http://www.iowafarmbusiness.org/PcMars/Price&Order.htm  

PC MARS PLUS for Windows (Version 2.4) is now available. If you are wanting more from your Pc Mars, check out Pc Mars Plus. This enhancement will add complete inventory tracking, enterprise allocation, field production tracking, and livestock production data. See Pc Mars Plus page for details.  To upgrade from Pc Mars Plus for Windows (full) version 2.0 through 2.3, click on the following: Plus Upgrade Letter. Print it out, follow the instructions, and send it to SoftShell.  To order a new program by E-mail click on this link: http://www.iowafarmbusiness.org/PcMars/Price&Order.htm

Pc Mars Accounts Receivable for Windows 2.1 is now available.  See Pc Mars Accounts Receivable for Windows page for details.

 An upgrade to Pc Mars for DOS (Version 2.7) is now available. See Pc Mars for DOS page for details.

Contact Information

Telephone
Support from Iowa Farm Business Association: 515-233-5802 
SoftShell Office: 641-858-3649
Postal address
23588 E. Ave.
Eldora, IA 50627-7512
Electronic mail
Support and Sales: Iowa Farm Business Association: kvickre@iowafarmbusiness.org
SoftShell Office: shellstead@heartofiowa.net
Webmaster: dsheller@heartofiowa.net

Related Web Links

Center for Farm Financial Management

Illinois Farm Business Farm Management

This site last updated on 1/16/2017