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View Poll Results: Which software do you recommend
Service Auto Pilot 20 18.35%
Hindsite 0 0%
Real Green 1 0.92%
Gopher 12 11.01%
Jobber 15 13.76%
Qxpress 5 4.59%
Grounds keeper Pro 13 11.93%
Clip 6 5.50%
Lawn Aid 1 0.92%
Arbor Gold 0 0%
Lawn Pro 12 11.01%
Other 24 22.02%
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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There isn't anything that is specifically designed for business. I use my phone to send and receive email, schedule services with google calendars, and make data entries in google drive. I'm sure there is a program/service that is a better choice for an all in one solution but google and Office are free. Service Auto Pilot and Real Green seem like very complete solutions.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:54 PM
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Lawn Pro. Great program, easy to use and links with Quickbooks easily.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:04 PM
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BOSS software the only way to go !! Expensive !!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:56 AM
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I'm interested in this also. As I continue to grow, I can see the need for more functionality and I want to pick a solution that I can grow with...not something that works for now, but will make me want to switch to something more powerful/useful next season. The biggest thing for me is having all my customer data available for both mowing and chemical applications.....total lot size, total lawn area, total bermuda SF, total fescue SF, number and type of shrubs/bushes, distance from shop, inventory of chemicals tracking, reduce inventory as I make applications, etc, etc....
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Terrabites, you definitely offer more services than I do. An organized, efficient system is important for business operations. I can't imagine keeping track of chem/fert apps along with mowing without an automated system.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:16 AM
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I have used quickbooks since 2005, I tried lawn pro but gave up on that, then went with qxpress, they had bad customer service and just wanted more and more money. My choices are narrowed. Jobber and service auto pilot are at the top. As of now, I maintain 70+ lawns and offer maintenance only services. My plan is to expand within the next 2 years. So I would like to use the software while I am smaller to get the hang of it. That way my system of operations will be efficient and expansion will be an easier transaction. So please vote so I can decide. If you vote other, please list what you use.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:37 PM
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Service Auto Pilot is a very good program that covers both the scheduling and routing end to your accounting and invoicing end... I will say the latest upgrades did add some functionality but also complicated other matters. Overall it was the best program I could find and I tried several.
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Terrabites, you definitely offer more services than I do. An organized, efficient system is important for business operations. I can't imagine keeping track of chem/fert apps along with mowing without an automated system.
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I'm smaller than you but have the same idea...I want software that will grow with me. I like Service Auto pilot, but I think its too expensive for me at the moment. So I'm using Jobber. Jobber is pretty good, but will need to keep upgrading its features.
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