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zman9119
11-21-2006, 11:20 AM
Has anyone tried out the Rain Bird CMS Pro software for parts inventory and scheduling? We currently use CLIP for our lawn maintenance scheduling and itís a great program if you have a set static schedule, but itís not the best for dynamic scheduling.

Does anyone else have other suggestions for a program like this?



Thanks,


.mz

irrigation man
11-21-2006, 02:27 PM
check this program its called hindsight and actually uses palm pilots with a link to your office for scheduling and billing

Flow Control
11-21-2006, 04:20 PM
CMS from Rain Bird, I put a call into them and after two weeks of waiting for a call back I just gave up.

bdb
11-23-2006, 01:02 AM
Call Hindsite direct. www.hindsitesoftware.com
The company is out of MN and they are great to work with. Going through RB can be a PIA. Not that they can't get it don but why not go to the top. It is really impressive. If you make a 100% effort to get it started it save you alot of billing time. It also works with Quick books. It can be set up for any service that you sell. Guys even use it for snowplowing.

brute force
10-30-2007, 09:28 PM
is this irrigation software or is this also good for landscaping maintenenace and design? i currently use groundskeeper pro and im looking to grow and want some good software. thanks for your help

zman9119
10-30-2007, 09:47 PM
It is mainly irrigaiton software (or for a dynamic-route based service). If anyone is looking for irrigation software, try http://www.coastalcomputercorporation.com/ Pretty nifty software package (office, front-end (client), and mobile dispatching all in one).

brute force
10-30-2007, 10:12 PM
thank you. can anyone tell me there is software like hindsite for Lawn maintenance and design services. looke like the business management software in hindsite is great. would like something like that for lawn maintenance and design. it would be great if someone can direct me. thanks

bigred1
10-30-2007, 10:41 PM
Look into Aquaquote. I think the website is aquaquote.com, or aqua-quote.com. Their software is quite adaptable to whatever you use frequently, you can build different part groups, so that when you select a nozzle, for example, it automatically selects the head you prefer, the nipple, the swing pipe, etc. You have to set it up, but once it is set up I think it is pretty handy. We are in the process of setting it up for our preferences, can let you know later if it helps our margins. :) One thing I do know, is the support in setting it up is very helpful. You can actually get a human on the phone, or they get back to you pretty fast via email. They also offer training.

brute force
10-30-2007, 10:52 PM
i took a quick look and this looks like it is heavily geared toward irrigation. although it mentions design, i dont see anything regarding landscape design. maybe i am missing something?

thanks again

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-31-2007, 07:50 AM
Call Hindsite direct. www.hindsitesoftware.com
The company is out of MN and they are great to work with. Going through RB can be a PIA. Not that they can't get it don but why not go to the top. It is really impressive. If you make a 100% effort to get it started it save you alot of billing time. It also works with Quick books. It can be set up for any service that you sell. Guys even use it for snowplowing.

Very impressive. I run my QBKs on Mac so I need to check if that would work on Mac as well.

hoskm01
10-31-2007, 11:05 AM
I didnt decipher this from the posts here, but RainBird and the Hindsite software are the same piece of software, according to the manufacturer, they just rename it for RainBird so they can market it seperately. Sounds like they dont have much interest in actually selling it. RainBird rep, are you there?

Kiril
10-31-2007, 03:01 PM
This is what I use for scheduling, and it's free.

http://www.irrisoft.net/wr/insite.cfm

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-01-2007, 08:01 AM
This is what I use for scheduling, and it's free.

http://www.irrisoft.net/wr/insite.cfm

Well I couldn't open cuz it said something about being pc executable or whatever. I think they are referring to service call scheduling and you are referring to water scheduling.

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-01-2007, 08:05 AM
Look into Aquaquote. I think the website is aquaquote.com, or aqua-quote.com. Their software is quite adaptable to whatever you use frequently, you can build different part groups, so that when you select a nozzle, for example, it automatically selects the head you prefer, the nipple, the swing pipe, etc. You have to set it up, but once it is set up I think it is pretty handy. We are in the process of setting it up for our preferences, can let you know later if it helps our margins. :) One thing I do know, is the support in setting it up is very helpful. You can actually get a human on the phone, or they get back to you pretty fast via email. They also offer training.

Doesn't work on Mac. Requires an inferior operating system to use.:)

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-01-2007, 08:11 AM
It is mainly irrigaiton software (or for a dynamic-route based service). If anyone is looking for irrigation software, try http://www.coastalcomputercorporation.com/ Pretty nifty software package (office, front-end (client), and mobile dispatching all in one).

Now this has a real nifty info demo. I like the looks of this one. Need to find out if it is mac compatible.

Rainman7
11-01-2007, 08:24 AM
No one has heard of this one. I am currently taking the 30-day demo.

www.softwareforirrigationprofessionals.com

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-01-2007, 08:28 AM
No one has heard of this one. I am currently taking the 30-day demo.

www.softwareforirrigationprofessionals.com

AAAAGH Another all windows software. looks impressive. Keep us posted.

Rainman7
11-01-2007, 08:34 AM
What do you mean all windows software? Its actually a mostly DOS looking program, check out the screen shots.

I have to go to work now but will give some more info later on likes - dislikes.

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-01-2007, 08:45 AM
What do you mean all windows software? Its actually a mostly DOS looking program, check out the screen shots.

I have to go to work now but will give some more info later on likes - dislikes.

Means non-mac friendly.:cry: But I'll take a closer look. I'm thinking of buying a new mac desktop.

hoskm01
11-01-2007, 11:19 AM
Means non-mac friendly.:cry: But I'll take a closer look. I'm thinking of buying a new mac desktop.
Non-conformist!

Kiril
11-01-2007, 12:09 PM
Doesn't work on Mac. Requires an inferior operating system to use.:)

Now now :nono: surely you must know you can run winblows apps on a mac.

http://aroundcny.com/technofile/texts/mac041404.html

Kiril
11-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Software to run windows on macs.

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/

http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/

rsp1961
11-08-2007, 10:24 AM
MAC wannabe here, but right now im searching the site for any rec. on a good accounting/scheduling/business software for lawn/landscape customers. NOT irrigation and NOT design....is there anything out there? ill stay with PC if that is the only way to run a good software, but seriously folks, windows is now good :laugh:

Flow Control
11-08-2007, 06:29 PM
Call Hindsite direct. www.hindsitesoftware.com
The company is out of MN and they are great to work with. Going through RB can be a PIA. Not that they can't get it don but why not go to the top. It is really impressive. If you make a 100% effort to get it started it save you alot of billing time. It also works with Quick books. It can be set up for any service that you sell. Guys even use it for snowplowing.

Sounds like you use the program, how has it made your life easier?

sprinklerchris
11-09-2007, 11:07 AM
We use http://www.include.com