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Cheap or free cloud based account management program

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by McKean, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. McKean

    McKean LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I'm new to the forum...so any help would be great!

    I'm looking for a cheap or free cloud based account management program that offers:
    1 - account management - client info, notes, days of the week they are serviced, how many times a month, etc.
    2 - creates a report that i can print out that lists all of the properties that need to be serviced that day, along with notes. (i want to give these lists to my crews).
    3 - routes - would love a program that creates the above report, but lists them in order by shortest route. ideally i would be able to create 3 or more reports, each with different customers, print them out and give them to my crews, they would be group by location.
    (if the above software does not route, is there a routing program out there that would allow me to plug in up to 60 different addresses and create a route with the shortest distances?)

    i know about jobber (have not looked at it yet) and i did a search and found yardbook on here (don't know anything about it)

    does anyone have any suggestions on the above 2 or others?

    again thank you for any help....i hope to contribute to this site!
  2. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    Locqus would kill it for you. Worth a look! Our "route optimization" feature is in the works but you can build out a set batch of jobs etc. My crew loves it. We run my three trucks through it. We are the new kids on the block, launched in December. Always looking for great feedback as we improve daily.

    Also, welcome to the forum! Great place to be!
  3. Byerley

    Byerley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    I use lawnprosoftware.com they work on all devices and does everything you want from what I can tell. I have been using about six months and love it so far
  4. McKean

    McKean LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Thanks for the info guys....those are 2 programs I never heard of...will check them out!
  5. Byerley

    Byerley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    I really like it so far easy to use and good features
  6. mhelpdesk

    mhelpdesk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Hi McKean, I'm from Mhelpdesk, and we might be what you're looking for. It's cloud-based software specifically for service businesses, and you can access your stuff from a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, so your guys can use it on the road and you can see where they physically are. We don't have route optimization software in it yet (I'm going to suggest that) but we do aim to be a reasonably-priced all-in-one admin solution for shops like yours. There's a free two-week trial and after that the cost varies by how many team members and how much customization you need. It does scheduling, synch with Quickbooks, inventory tracking, and has an online portal for your customers so they can pay online. Hope this helps.
  7. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    Check out yardbook! You'll love it.
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  8. TurfTyler

    TurfTyler LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    TurfWizard is where you wanna be. All of the things that you want plus way more!!! They do things that the other sites simply just won't. If you need help they are always there. www.turfwizardllc.com. Try the trial. You won't regret it!

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