View Full Version : QXpress or Real Green

12-12-2011, 10:34 PM
I am looking to purchase software to track production and streamline billing. Also looking to rapidly grow fertilization customers.
Currently have 350 weekly mowing accounts and 75 fert accounts.
I only use quickbooks now.
I am looking into qxpress and real green and want advise.
we are a full service landscape company.

12-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Just 10 minutes ago I signed up with Service Autopilot, and left Qxpress

12-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Just 10 minutes ago I signed up with Service Autopilot, and left Qxpress

I did the exact same thing in Septemeber. Qxpress is losing customers like crazy to SA. Liking it so far.

12-13-2011, 06:21 PM
What have you guys used before service auto pilot?

12-13-2011, 11:20 PM
screw qx. I was a very long time customer - first one ever in their referral program. They hung me out to dry and locked me out of my program when I switched to service assistant after demoing their qx plat/enterprise. I flat told them it doesnt do a fraction of what I want to upgrade to.

Real green is the way to go if you want to focus on lawn apps. If you use it correctly, you will be amazed. We grew lawn app client count over 100% last year and expect to exceed 1000 clients in 2012. We were barely doing apps when we started using real green.

12-14-2011, 12:00 AM
I use to be a lawnmonkey user years ago until their software didn't work with windows xp. They wanted what I felt was to much money for their keep me up to date program. I wasn't about to pay for the whole program again.

I'm on the search again for another program, I just noticed that qx is changing their platform to web-base or to the cloud and longer offering lawnmonkey. Not that I would go back to this same company after what I went thru with them but I don't think I like the idea of having my data in the cloud.

I'm demoing a sponsor from here, grounds keeper. It is so outdated looking and can use some updating. If they did I probably buy the software.

12-14-2011, 09:40 AM
I have been using QX for years, but have never used it to its full capabilities. Mainly for scheduling three irrigation service techs per day. I am looking this winter into new options as well, and Hindsite is one that I hope to demo. I believe they are a sponsor here on LS. http://www.hindsitesoftware.com/

12-19-2011, 03:05 PM
Just 10 minutes ago I signed up with Service Autopilot, and left Qxpress

So are you liking the system? Was there a lot to set up? What plan did go with?

12-19-2011, 10:29 PM
Just bought Real green any advice on how to learn it or get started.

12-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Just bought Real green any advice on how to learn it or get started.

Did you have a tech come to install or did you go there? Pick their brain like nothing else and TAKE NOTES. Dont be afraid to go over something again or get a re-worded answer if you dont understand. Keep support on speed dial. Get your self to their managers conference beginning of next month. Go through every one of the tutorials on the help website.

When you call tech support, you need to have a very good explanation of what you want your end result to be. Alot of times, im asking for things they have not done before and actually have to find a solution working with their test data.

12-20-2011, 09:48 AM
Real green seems to be the company to go with for their marketing system. Everyonecseems to grow alot when using real green. I use service auto pilot and like it better then qx. SA is suppose to be coming out with a marketing system first of the year or so. I have seen a piecec of RG in action and it looks great but it isnt online and i hate to pay for support or software updates but i will be going to one of their free demos in 2012

05-08-2012, 08:06 PM
Would be interested in discussing your decision.

Will compensate you for your time.

Email me at this email address that I am using to conceal my actual email address: dfvbg-3004204450@sale.craigslist.org

Bunton Guy
05-08-2012, 08:53 PM
How much does Real Green systems cost for their lawn care program? Last time I called to get a price they called me back weekly for over a month trying to sell me their product which I couldn't afford at the time.

What does this lawn care software do for marketing that lets say my local print shop can't do?

If I remember correctly it was a couple grand for the program and then a monthly fee that never ends?

Weekend cut easymoney
05-08-2012, 09:06 PM
been using Clip for about 10 years...I have my crews set up with tablets and remotely record their data on each job..start times, stop times and clock in and out --
schdule entire years worth of work and look at shchule to adjust--and transfers completed work to quickbooks--nice feature is the ability to pre send emails to customers before work is shculed to let them know when you plan on being there--also can do it for completed work-
they have some bugs though-