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Old 09-09-2014, 12:19 AM
TheFinalCut TheFinalCut is offline
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How do you track your schedule?

I use my smartphone, and have a clipboard with a daily checklist, any ideas of how to better do this?
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:29 AM
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We use scheduling software.... clip
Try clipITC its the online version and I believe free to try out. You can schedule work and record jobs as you go and then it will reschedule them according to your criteria.

If you have a rain day, they have an easy interface to reschedule a day or weeks worth of work...
Will also transfer completed jobs into QuickBooks to email invoices
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:31 AM
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I use windows calendar on the laptop. Very easy to set up accounts one time or schedule a recurring cut at specific intervals. I guess this only work for smaller businesses. I manage about 100 properties.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:48 AM
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I have a pretty good way that works for me....but it can get confusing if your not familiar with it. I use Excel, which is free.

I break down the weeks by Red and Blue. For example, this week is Red week, next week is Blue week. The following week is red, the week after that is blue. This is just for every other week customers (EOW).

So I have EOW Red customers, and EOW Blue customers. Both sheets are saved on my computer, weekly customers make it onto both Red and Blue sheets.

It's very easy to manage, and isn't hard to keep track at all. If a customer quits, just open up the spreadsheet and delete them. Adding them takes a few minutes. The sheet is printed out everyday.

Easy and free.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:45 AM
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Use Locqus for my crews here.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:05 PM
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I use jobber and it can schedule your clients and also set up a route for you.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:19 PM
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Hey guys!!! TurfWizard has a great scheduling feature which will actually think for you and color code according to days missed, completed, etc. Turn those scheduled jobs into bills in less than 5 minutes. TurfWizard is a great way to stay on top of all your business management needs. Go check out the 30 day free trial, no credit card needed!!!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:09 PM
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I started with the old pen and spiral organizer and quickly figured out that was the hard way. Next I bought the Gopher software. It is really easy to learn and works great up to about 100-150 clients, and for about $100, its cheap! Once you grow past one maintenance truck it is really not efficient. We have since gone to Service Autopilot. SA does anything and everything you could ask of a scheduling and accounting software. It tracks margins on every job among many many other things, and is completely customizable. It is web based so you don't have to worry about backing up your information, and if you have multiple staff members who need access, all they need is a username and password. Now... This thing is COMPLICATED! It has so many functions and tracks so much data that it can be overwhelming, especially for a regular old grass whacker like me. It is an awesome tool and has been great for my business, but I'm certainly glad I have smart people in the office!
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