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Buying tablets and software

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by guitarman2420, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. guitarman2420

    guitarman2420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    Have made the decision to invest in technology. Looking to buy tablets for myself, the owner; the landscape designer; and my operations manager. Other crew leader will have smartphone. iPad or Android? I am also looking for software package that will incorporate design, work order management, and billing, etc. Presently using quick books
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  2. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 314

    iPad hands down. Do your research.
     
  3. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

  4. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 615

    There are pro's and cons to both tablets. I would start on the software side and see what you want to run to do the tasks you need then see what they will run on.
     
  5. guitarman2420

    guitarman2420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    Has anyone used Pro Landscape?
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    We started using Hindsite software http://hindsitesoftware.com/ earlier this year. It is for scheduling, work orders in the field, and invoice/sales receipt uploads to QB. Absolutely love it!!! I have 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7" tablets for us, plus I can use it on my Android based phone.
     
  7. MasScape

    MasScape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    Landscape pro is great software if you have the budget. Dynascape is even better but the learning curve is HUGE with dynascape that is even bigger than the HUGE price tag. Anyways so to run off on a tangent, landscape pro is one of the best softwares out there for what you want to do. I don't think it does anything with routing maintenance but design, work orders for install, invoicing, estimation, and etc is stream lined with it...
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  8. guitarman2420

    guitarman2420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    Can you use it for normal maintenance work orders, etc?
     
  9. guitarman2420

    guitarman2420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    Also, for Quickbooks Professional Users: Have you had good luck customizing it for landscaping use? What are the drawbacks or limitations?
     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Not yet but researching it for next season, we'll run it on tablets and android phones.
     

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