gopher basic or groundskeeper lite?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by joea27, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. joea27

    joea27 LawnSite Member
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    i am looking at buying software for the business so i downloaded the trial version from both companies. From what i have seen groundskeeper seems to be a little easier to function and learn. i do want to spend the least amount of money but i want to get everything i will need, this includes: scheduling, billing, accounting, late fees, expenses, and a few less imortant options (all normal features a lawn company needs to function). which program is most useful?
     
  2. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have been using Lawn Pro for the past 4 years its worked great for me and it has all the above that you mentioned and was $50.00
     
  3. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your going to get different opinions on this. I tried most and went with Gopher. I think it is very easy after you learn it, just like all the rest.
     
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Gopher is a snap to use.
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gopher also has several "quirks" in their program that are irritating.
     
  6. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What have you noticed so far?
     
  7. dekalb lawn man

    dekalb lawn man LawnSite Member
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    I have not tried gopher yet but i have groundskeeper pro and really like it.
     
  8. joea27

    joea27 LawnSite Member
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    i think i am going to look into lawn pro. if it does all the same stuff and i can get it for $74 i'll probably buy it.
     
  9. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No spell checker
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Customer Addy Info: You have to jockey around the customer name and information to get it to list and show in the customer file and in the envlope address, somtimes.

    Auto Fill: I uncheck the Auto Fill Box, it still fills in all the information automaticly.

    Route List: If you have a few ( less than a page full ) names in the top list and want to print thoes names on a piece of paper, you can't. It will print thoes names and whatever is in the next list to fill a page.

    Customer List: All past customers show up in the customer list when creating a Route List even thou you have some marked as " inactive".

    A/R Report: I always have one customer listed that has a zero ballance.

    Program Settings: Issue with tax setting. I do work in MA. and CT., have to pay special attention to CT. entreys.

    I'm not a computer person and this program is cheaper than others. Maybe its not designed to do things in a simple fashion as I see them.
     

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