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Old 11-11-2003, 10:34 PM
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accounting programs

does anyone out there use the lawn care specific accounting programs (groundskeeper, groundskeeper lite, etc)? I am debating on one of these or just using Quickbooks.

Any opinions?
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:39 AM
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I use quick books and it works great for me.

I send every one statements every month. Its a running balance of what they owe and what they've paid.

My accountant loves it too. All my ducks are in a row.
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:15 AM
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Ditto quickbooks. Does just about everything you can ask. Gets all kind of reports so you know how much in sales you did today, last week, last month, last year at the touch of a button.

I purchased qClip for the routing/scheduling function and it interfaces with Quickbooks. So far I haven't gotten the qClip sorted out. Hopefully for next season. 2 big thumbs up for Quickbooks. PS: Some versions you can EMAIL monthly statements to clients. Works great - saves you a stamp and they get the bill instantly, so they can pay you faster.

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Old 11-12-2003, 11:14 AM
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Hi llama,

If you get a chance, you can also try our software. If you are looking for online services such as emailing invoices/estimates, to work with your software, you can review more on that here;f=15
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:38 PM
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I use LM which has accounting stuff within it, but never used it for that. I recently purchased Quickbooks and upgrade to Qxpress (Which is the same thing as Lawn Monkey but does not do accounting, rather is intergrated with Quickbooks).

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Old 11-12-2003, 08:37 PM
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I use Groundskeeper Lite. Works great for me, but i do own a smaller lawn care business than some of these other guys. Groundskeeper or quickbooks would be a better choice if you have other people working for you.
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Old 11-13-2003, 12:54 AM
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Debits in this column
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Search for a Quickbooks forum, much like this one, and you will see lots about QB.
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:08 PM
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How do you like QXpress? I currently have LM 2003 and I am contemplating switching over to QXpress. I am mainly looking at getting into QuickBooks for more robust accounting functions, but I want to keep the job costing and scheduling functions of LM
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Old 11-18-2003, 04:13 PM
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Im a small operation quickbooks works well for me.
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Old 11-18-2003, 05:26 PM
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Been using QB's for years...Reports Section is out of this world.
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