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Old 01-15-2012, 03:38 PM
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i was actually in the apple store the other day and was asking the guy if i could run a windows app on the mac and he was telling me about the parallels program which is really nice but it does suck that you need to buy windows which is a little expense
It would be cheaper to buy a toshiba laptop just for your business. Macs are not for business never have been, never will be.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:30 PM
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I used Groundskeeper Pro for mowing last year. However I am switching to Service Autopilot this year for mowing and chemical applications. Already imported all 400 customers. Working on bulk adding their services. The support has been INCREDIBLE. If you want a program that is great now and will only grow better ( with you) into the future take a look at it.

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:24 AM
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How much money are we talking for service autopilot?
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:46 AM
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It's a monthly service type model or "Software as a Service" provider.

It's entirely web based, you use a web browser to connect and use it.

It's a bit spendy though, the cheapest plan is $30 a month, but there is not much incentive to use it, because it lacks lots of the functions one would need. At least me personally, I'd need to the pro plan, which costs $80, plus additional fees for client portal and quickbooks integration. By the time its all said and done, you're essentially spending over $1100 a year on it.

Which isn't terrible, but if you're small or just starting out, it's a big hit to absorb. I wish they had a better pricing model for those of us that are just starting out and need all the features of the pro plan. Like give us 30% off for the first year, if we pre-pay during sign-up or something. I think they would gain more new customers going that route.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:03 AM
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It's a monthly service type model or "Software as a Service" provider.

It's entirely web based, you use a web browser to connect and use it.

It's a bit spendy though, the cheapest plan is $30 a month, but there is not much incentive to use it, because it lacks lots of the functions one would need. At least me personally, I'd need to the pro plan, which costs $80, plus additional fees for client portal and quickbooks integration. By the time its all said and done, you're essentially spending over $1100 a year on it.

Which isn't terrible, but if you're small or just starting out, it's a big hit to absorb. I wish they had a better pricing model for those of us that are just starting out and need all the features of the pro plan. Like give us 30% off for the first year, if we pre-pay during sign-up or something. I think they would gain more new customers going that route.
I hate to be repeatative, but here is your answer to really growing with you and starting off at as little as $10.00 and will full intergrate into Office.
www.qxpress.com/landscaping-software
It is quickbooks with the landscaping add-on
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:44 AM
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No iphone/ipad or android support from it.

Also, the client portal leaves some room for improvement.

http://www.qxpress.com/qxpress-platinum-edition is $79 per month and a comparable package.

One thing that I don't like about service autopilot, is that they charge for Quickbooks integration. ****, even lawnpro has quickbooks integration built in. And with Qxpress, it's integrated.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:07 AM
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No iphone/ipad or android support from it.

Also, the client portal leaves some room for improvement.

http://www.qxpress.com/qxpress-platinum-edition is $79 per month and a comparable package.

One thing that I don't like about service autopilot, is that they charge for Quickbooks integration. ****, even lawnpro has quickbooks integration built in. And with Qxpress, it's integrated.
my quess is windows integration will come first in a business venue - currently kindle offers a driver so you can send any file to your Kindle it works like a print drive -
My liking of quickbooks is that you can grow into qxpress and start using something with your business for as little as $10/month.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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I have it. I like it, but recently found a program that uses gps as well. It is developed by a lawn care owner. It will work great when spraying as it records your start and finish times with wind speed and temps. It runs off the web so you can use your touch phone with internet. If you have employees you can block certain info, and if you have someone who does your accounting , you can block your customer info. I have not done my trial yet. Was going to do it this week, but found a bunch of scrap iron work.
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Any chance you can inbox me the name of that program? I would love to have something with GPS
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