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Old 01-21-2009, 10:27 PM
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I use Quickbooks.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:29 PM
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I actually just got lawnpro software. It was about 100 bucks. I like it so far. they have a good way of keeping track of that info. It works for me. they also have letter writer ability and alot of other things I have yet to figure out. it seems pretty good for me and my solo operation.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:31 PM
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I actually just got lawnpro software. It was about 100 bucks. I like it so far. they have a good way of keeping track of that info. It works for me. they also have letter writer ability and alot of other things I have yet to figure out. it seems pretty good for me and my solo operation.
I've never heard of Lawnpro, do you have a link?
I use a calendar in Excel that I print off with my accounts for each day of the week, then I cross them off as I complete them, works well for me, All my accounts are Monthly Flat Rates.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:36 PM
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i believe the link is lawnprosoftware.com the only thing that sucks is there is no free trial period.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:41 PM
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i believe the link is lawnprosoftware.com the only thing that sucks is there is no free trial period.
Does it sink with Quickbooks for invoicing?
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:03 AM
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I have lawnpro and quickbooks.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:10 AM
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i have a dry erase board set up similar to matt's system ... n i keep a sheet for each daily route in a binder in the truck ... weeks end i input all the route sheet info onto a master copy for each client which also includes payment(s) and check number info and the daily rioute sheets are placed into a monthly folder n stored at the office

the reason why i save route sheets is because if a client ever wonders if we were there or is disputing that we were'nt there ... i simply send them a copy of the route sheet which has the start time written for each in addition to any notes of the day

since i dont keep any pricing info on the route sheets i can send it out to anyone and dont have to worry about exposing the pricing structure as i often have two neighbors paying different prices because they are on seperate programs
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:07 AM
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I have a spreadsheet w/ each acct., in the order we mow. One sheet for each day of the wk., and that particular route.
Column 1: customer name
2. address
3. Then 4 blank columns, each column represents 1 wk., write date & time each wk for each customer. X if no service.
4. column for notes.

At the end of the month I have 6 sheets of info. to enter, one for each day we mow, and I enter info. into QB and send bills. Either via Email or snail mail.
I keep all these sheets on a clipboard in the mowing truck, and once entered into the computer, I put them into a 3 ring binder. 1 binder for each year.
This system has worked well for me. I always worry we may lose, or destroy the sheets, so I may go to 1 sheet for each route, and a new sheet for the following wk.
The nicest thing about keeping the full month on one sheet, I can go back and see which accts. were skipped, or read notes from previous wks.
Hope it helps,
Matt.

Do you happen to have that work sheet and PM me with it?
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:48 AM
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Right now I am using the Demo of Groundskeeper pro. I like how its set up. It seems pretty user friendly. My clients already like the invoice. I don't mind too much that the invoice says demo on it. I'll just tell my clients that I am trying out the software currently to see if I want to purchase it. I am about to download the gopher software and try that aswell. So far so good with Groundskeeper pro.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:18 PM
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Here's a PDF of mine. The little tiny squares represent the front and back yards, and I draw a line through them to indicate which direction I cut that week, so that I cycle through all 4 mowing angles in order...
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