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Old 03-25-2013, 09:59 AM
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Technology Ideas

Hey guys, I am working on a project to implement a technology package that will hopefully increase our efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, reduce paper use, and put information at peoples fingertips.

We have a developer that does all of our software work for the company that will be working with me to help transform my ideas and concepts into reality. We are shooting for something on a tablet/iPad sort of device.

We do commercial service work that includes monthly system inspections and repairs.

Some ideas that I have are:

- Property information database to include address, POC information, zone descriptions maybe overlaid on a aerial photo

- Client contact information/irrigation contract specifications

- Invoicing/work orders

- Quotations/Proposals

- When work is performed on a site, an email goes to client to let them know what has been done or that a work order is complete.

What other things have you guys done in regards to this kind of thing? Would really like your experiences and suggestions.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:24 PM
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Good ideas and a guaranteed save with the efficiencies.

Might ping Dana as he just started using a mobile Work Order Management system that does most of what you are looking for. Moreover, you can use the free version of Google Maps to overlay boundaries, heads, controller locations on top of recent aerial imagery.

If it were me, and I am a Google *****, I would go with Google Coordinate- Might tackle all your tasks in one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:40 AM
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I need to get going with the google maps and imaging..

what program do you use to get your lines markings on the map?

hope all is well..

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:44 PM
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I need to get going with the google maps and imaging..

what program do you use to get your lines markings on the map?

hope all is well..

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Eddie,

A link to a map I made for the local Little League. The lines look a lot better and rounded as I drew them when I am logged in and view it, but you get the idea in google maps. You could more easily simply draw in the lines rather than rough zone coverage, as I have done.

http://goo.gl/maps/F2gCT
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:24 PM
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We use Google Earth to map out the campus. Easy to use and you can add a lot of information, plus its FREE
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:27 AM
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I'm not sure this company has everything you are looking for but they do specialize in solutions for the Green Industry: http://www.hindsitesoftware.com/
Everything links back to Quickbooks or Peachtree for accounting. I believe they have mapping capabilities too.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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I'm thinking about welding a shovel carrier, that acts mutch like a "pull while walking" golf bag dolly

yet unlike golf clubs, with the shovel head down rather than up, so that mud and dirt are less likely to run down the handle, and less likely to drip onto the "dolly motor"
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:34 AM
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I have been using Skitch a lot for site notes, POC, Controller, head and valve locations. Then our other tools: hindsite, client log in on our website with file sharing and gps tracking for cross referencing. Skitch is excellent for work orders and remote troubleshooting with a tech in the field as well.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:02 AM
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I heard these work really well, but I haven't tried them yet.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:11 AM
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Well done Dana! I never could draw straight lines on an etch a sketch
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