Do you find yourself creating maintenance plans for SQL server every day or so?
Do you use SQL Server Express edition?
Then you want to take a look into this simple and useful tool: MaintenanceExpress on Codeplex.
It does provide a quick and simple solution to re-index, backup, etc.
It keeps the backups and reports for a specified amount of time.
And the best thing is that is all command line based so it can be scheduled.
The only piece missing is the email alert in case something goes wrong or of the reports generated.