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Customer Databases?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by khutch, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495

    I don't have EXCEL, so I am looking for a program to create a Customer Database. Trying to save $$$ for equipment, so I would love to find something that's simple, perhaps free.....
    Any ideas?
    15 accounts but growing.......
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    get mirosoft works, cheap & easy, It will have spreadsheets,database and wordprossers
  3. rosebud

    rosebud LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I started my lawncare company with just 2 clients. I now have a database with over 130 names. Being that I run my business with nothing short of a buggy, its quite an accomplishment. I use a Sony handheld and a cell phone to schedule my customers. Because of medical reasons I'll never drive, but if I could, I'd be mowing every yard in the state. I use Works and have been more than happy with the results. I do wish that I could sync some of the Works database records to my palm on an "as needed" basis though, so that I could bring certain customer history's with me when I'm on site. Now, I just print out the specific customer record and bring the hard copy with me when I go.

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  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    you can do that, its what i do. i have a hp5455. I had to download a program called quick veiw plus. it will open microsoft works data bases and spreadsheets.
  5. yardsurfer

    yardsurfer LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 80

    How long ago did you start? And how long did it take you to get 15 accounts?

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