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Accounting Software For Your Business

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Sean Adams, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    We have several software sonsors here at LawnSite.com. Be sure to check them out today to see if they offer what you need. If you are starting a company, now is the time to integrate software into your operation. If you are growing your company you know that time is limited and you need all the help you can get, which is where good software comes in.

    CLIP - www.clip.com
    Gopher - www.gophersoftware.com
    GroundsKeeper Pro - www.adkad.com

    Business management software at its best!
  2. Adam Starr

    Adam Starr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I am looking for a program that i can make notes about customers properties weekly, that i can run on a PDA. Right now we carry the old pen and paper but there has to be a better way. The PDA's do not have a lot of memory so it would great if you down load the notes when you get back to the office into a desk top. Are there any programs like that out there. Any help would be great.

    Adam Starr
  3. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    CLIP - www.clip.com

    They have some programs with PDA interface.
  4. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I am a little confused.

    I am looking at quickbooks and clip. They both appear to be either related or at least compatable.

    Does clip do everything that quickbooks does except that it is geared to landscape work? Or is it used in conjunction with QB and therefore to get the advantages of QB you have to buy that in addition to Clip?

  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    I have a question about the LCO software . What software needs to be in your PC first. example- Microsoft Basic Office? Microsoft Works suite? Or what?
    I ordered a dell tonight(have been using mac) and I really don't know if I chose the right productivity software. I chose the works suite.But I can change it before confirmation.
  6. Mueller Landscape Inc

    Mueller Landscape Inc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    Most of the software is designed to work with Office.
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi philk17088,

    What did you want to do with your office/suite software?
  8. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Posts: 399

    Of the 3 programs which is the bet?.Let's have some input here guys##
  9. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    I have only tried Gopher and did not care for it.

    We have been using QB and MS Office and are very pleased.

    Handles 2000+ accounts with every thing from estimates, routing, reports,billing and collections. I think QB accounting features are Top notch.

    My 2 cents.....

  10. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Nothing wrong with that. Most all aftermarket software is geared at Windows so that is the best route. For those who are running Linux we use programs like Quasar which is free or have to use kwicken which is a program that will make the two systems compatable. Eventaully some company will make a good landscape geared program. The cool thing about Linux is a lot of it is open source so most of the programing work is already done and you can merge two programs or build on to a program without starting from scratch. As for the office suite we use Sun StarOffice 7 or Open Office which is just a lowgrade version of Star. You might see if some of the Linux programs will run on Mac if you plan to keep it as a back up for when you get a virus. Persoanlly I'd keep the Mac attached to the net and keep the Windows machine unconnected from the net that way no matter how many security holes there are you're not vulnerable. jm.02

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