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Old 04-30-2013, 08:47 PM
LilGreenMowing LilGreenMowing is offline
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business software - 2 man lawncare show

Please chime in if you can recommend a lawn care business software.
Here are some of the functions that come to mind:

-email billing/invoicing with credit card payment option
-mow scheduling
-mapper
-estimator

Thanks for any feedback.

I have looked o LawnPro, LawnAid, Clip and Service AutoPilot Lawn Care and I'm finding it hard to tell...reviews welcome.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Ben Harris Ben Harris is offline
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I need this as well, I just signed up for the Lawn Aid 15 day free trial. It also seems cheaper than LawnPro.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:13 PM
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Please chime in if you can recommend a lawn care business software.
Here are some of the functions that come to mind:

-email billing/invoicing with credit card payment option
-mow scheduling
-mapper
-estimator

Thanks for any feedback.

I have looked o LawnPro, LawnAid, Clip and Service AutoPilot Lawn Care and I'm finding it hard to tell...reviews welcome.
There have been some on here who have really liked Jobber.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:58 PM
jekjr jekjr is offline
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I use the app Invoice To Go on my I-pad. It gives you the ability to e-mail an invoice and get paid through Pay Pal. You can e-mail one invoice or a statement. You can add all kinds of things to it like maps to go and receipts to go and other things. I started using it the first of this year. It also gives you the ability to e-mail estimates.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:59 PM
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I also use an app called Reminders that I use to schedule with.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:08 PM
LilGreenMowing LilGreenMowing is offline
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Thanks for your feedback, I will look into both of those options. I asked for a demo of Real Green today,it looks interesting but maybe quite expensive.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:14 AM
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It may be cost prohibitive for a smaller operation but if you're interested in growing Service Autopilot seems to have the best feature set. I have no personal experience with it yet but have been looking around for a program to use from the start for my company and it is definitely the most all inclusive option out there.

Other options include: Jobber, gopher, Groundskeeper pro
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:18 AM
LilGreenMowing LilGreenMowing is offline
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Thanks kindly, this is all valuable information when wading through so many options.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:23 PM
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We use clip

Pros-
Lots of different options
Lots of Jobs
Lots of info input
Really nice once you understand it
Can connect to quickbooks
invoicing
email
routing, mapping etc
Clip2go
good customer service

Cons-
Expensive
REALLY large learning curve


It works well for us as we have something like 5000 customer inputed in it (everything from estimates to on hold to active customers) with every single job, price, date etc.. ever done to it. Can to estimates and all that jazz. Really this can do EVERYTHING I could want but it is really difficult to learn.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:40 PM
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We use clip

Pros-
Lots of different options
Lots of Jobs
Lots of info input
Really nice once you understand it
Can connect to quickbooks
invoicing
email
routing, mapping etc
Clip2go
good customer service

Cons-
Expensive
REALLY large learning curve


It works well for us as we have something like 5000 customer inputed in it (everything from estimates to on hold to active customers) with every single job, price, date etc.. ever done to it. Can to estimates and all that jazz. Really this can do EVERYTHING I could want but it is really difficult to learn.
Ive used Clip for over 10 years...Its not so difficult...they have lots of videos and guides..

it was a game changer in my business...coupled with Quickbooks, made things so much easier.

I email all my invoices, send pre service notifications...it has more features than all the others and more flexiblitly
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