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Old 02-06-2014, 07:51 AM
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Introducing Yardbook

Enercloud LLC, a cloud-based software provider focused on the service industry, has launched the most comprehensive software solution on the market today for the landscaping industry - easy to use and 100% free of charge.

Yardbook was built by a team of experienced developers who have spent over a decade building similar niche-specific business applications for some of the world's largest software vendors. Understanding the toughest issues landscape owners face, the team sought to “create a secure, reliable, easy-to-use product that would provide a real time-saving solution to the most common pain points that landscaping company owners encounter.”

Landscaping business owners want to be serving their customers. In reality, they are spending all of their time behind a mountain of paperwork and old spreadsheets. Even those that had updated their systems were either paying too much or found that the system took too much time to learn and utilize. Unlike many platforms, that improve organization, but suck up more time, Yardbook has been designed to save time and enhance organization --- “all in a user-friendly interface that we're constantly improving thanks to user feedback.” The Yardbook team has built a system that saves time and keeps your business running smoothly. Security, performance, and reliability are well architected in this robust system.

Yardbook is a cloud-based software interface, which means there's no installation required. Users can access their Yardbook account from any location on the globe. Simply log on from any device with internet access. And the best part? It's completely free! The software package is based on the industry’s latest sponsorship business model. Instead of collecting a monthly fee from the users, Yardbook will generate revenues based on sponsorships. The company firmly believes that their product grows concurrently with the expansion of users, new features and advertisers.

About Enercloud LLC
Enercloud LLC was founded by a team of experienced application developers who have spent their careers building both horizontal and vertical business applications for some of the world’s largest software vendors. Enercloud is based in the Silicon Valley.

Please direct media inquiries to:
Michelle Leaman
michelle@yardbook.com
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:09 AM
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:51 AM
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I'll check it out too.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:47 PM
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Can you add paypal links to the invoices?
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:46 PM
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This is Mark from Enercloud LLC, the creator of Yardbook.com. We are happy to see that there are lawnsite users who are trying out our product. We are a startup company and just launched Yardbook a couple of months ago. It is a cloud-based application focused solely on the landscaping industry.

Yardbook is still in early stages but adding features based on the feedback of our growing customer base. Since our launch, we have already added a number of features based on user feedback. For example: expense management, chemical tracking, profit analysis based on costs, monthly auto-invoices, etc... We believe in working together with our users to build the best product for you.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We’d love to hear your feedback.

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Old 02-09-2014, 06:47 PM
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We currently do not integrate with any payment portals. Users can email invoices directly to their customers, or print them and deliver offline. We do think our users would benefit from automatic payment and it’s one of the items on our product roadmap. We are currently thinking through which payment vendor(s) to integrate with, some of the options we are looking at are paypal, braintree, and stripe.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:56 PM
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How can you offer this for free and if I make the transition do you guys plan on Switching it to a monthly charge or a one time charge to continue to use this software
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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Free vs Monthly Charge

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How can you offer this for free and if I make the transition do you guys plan on Switching it to a monthly charge or a one time charge to continue to use this software
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Thanks for your interest in our software.

This a great question, and one that we get quite frequently. Yardbook is a cloud-based software which helps to manage landscaping businesses. Our business model is simple: sponsorship. We firmly believe that our business grows concurrently with the expansion of users, new features and sponsors. A good example of the sponsorship model is the very website on which we are posting, (Other good ones are google, yahoo, zillow, yelp, etc…). Based on this model, we don’t charge a subscription fee, and don’t have any plans to start charging in the future. We know this might be a big concern for you and many others; however, we will guarantee a free lifetime plan for those who signed up for a free plan. We hope this addresses your concerns and that you sign up soon to start growing your business with us.

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Old 07-04-2014, 09:35 PM
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Hi Mark,

We're thinking about switching to Yardbook but have concerns about protecting our data, and the stability of your company, considering that Yardbook is free. I know you say that you make money through a sponsorship model, but is that really your only revenue stream? The only way to make money via online advertising is by having millions of views / clicks per day....seeing how there are only a couple hundred thousand landscape companies in the USA, how will you ever make money...even if you get a big portion of us to sign up? 100,000 online users is nothing. The companies you mentioned that use sponsorship models (facebook, yelp, etc.) have hundreds of millions of users. We're just worried that you're going to go under and we'll have to switch programs again, or that you're making money in other ways that you're not revealing to users, or that you're going to have to find new ways to make money in the future and yardbook won't be free forever? We don't mind paying for software, but free is also nice...but "free" usually isn't free. Can you help us get comfortable on this?

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:24 PM
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Don't work for them but I use this program allot it is free because of sponsor ads. They have them on the right out of the way allot better then allot of free apps have that pop up right in your face and make you close them to move on!
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