lawn & tree/shrub software help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,846

    Don't want to spend $10,000 and I ain't getting answers on other forums.

    Anybody tried QXpress? I've already looked at Realgreen, Clip, Groundskeeper Pro, customonlinesolutioins, and NCH.

    I want software that deals with 3000 lawn & tree customers. Able to print invoices, allow for specific details regarding each property, efficient routing, printing prepay letters, etc. How about maps for accounts that require "just some areas"?

    I can bite the bullet, but $10,000 seems very expensive to me. Anybody running Quickbooks? thanks, rscvp

    p.s. I'm talking chemical applications -- NOT mowing...like most software programs are designed for.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  2. Real Green

    Real Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    Larry,

    Call me tomorrow. I am not going to put the sale pitch on you, but I might have a suggestion. Just so you know, I got Rodney to bite the bullet. He just purchased Real Green Software. Hope all is well. :usflag:
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,846

    I knew he was gay, but I never figured he was stupid enough to buy this crap?

    All kidding aside I'll call ya. Thanks much, fellow TURFCO :usflag:T3000 A-Team member.

     
  4. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Larry, I use Qxpress coupled with Quickbooks & we do lawn, tree & pest chem apps, mowing, clean-ups, snowplowing & one time install type work. Qxpress handles it all very well. No costly updates. Prints prepay letters. Anymore I think about biting the bullet & getting the realgreen software though.......
     
  5. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,085

    Larry, this is Josh from Lima, I called and talked to you on the phone a while ago.

    Anyways, I use qxpress and it seems to do okay. I haven't used it with fertilizing yet though, just mowing and such.

    What is making you thinking of getting real green? I was thinking about upgrading my qxpress and buying the mapping add-on but maybe I should just buy Real Green...

    Is there any specific features that qxpress lacks in your opinion?

    I don't know what to get... haha..
     
  6. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    Larry,

    I'm about to pop for Realgreen... If you pop for it at the same time we could split the trainers airfare, car rental, meals and hotel since we are only about an hour apart... That is the part of the expense that is slowing me up on my purchase. Let me know, it would save quite a bit of initial cash outlay for the system and that would benefit us both. I don't see why they wouldn't do that for us. Call them up and have them do the online demo. We did it about two weeks ago with Cliff and I feel good about purchasing it. He went through all aspects of the software and answered a lot of questions from me. Took about two hours. The ongoing fees don't bother me. In my previous job all of our software had maintenance fees. It's just part of the game. Call me if you want of PM me.

    Ben
     
  7. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Qxpress is great, but I often wonder if I am putting off the inevitable? I would like to have a seamless software package that integrates marketing & upselling as Realgreen does. I'd also like to have one program to deal with, not the two side by side, as you do with QB & QX. I don't look forward to the cost however:cry:
     
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,846

    Thanks ALL very very much. My prob is our bookkeeper (wife) is stuck on Peachtree accounting software, and she's VERY stubborn. Talked to Matt today -- says Real Green is the way to go -- problem there is my wife doesn't want strangers coming in and going through our books plus she doesn't want to learn new software. Then there's the cost....and she calls ME a cheapskate:laugh:. I trust Matt 100%, so I know Real Green is the best. Bottom line, I'm caught between a rock & a hard place right now.

    I truly appreciate everybody's help as well as your friendship, so PM me anytime. I will give my phone numbers if anybody wants to call. Right now, I'm thinking QXpress, but we'll see. Thanks guys, and I also appreiciate lawnsite very much.
     
  9. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    My wifes the same way but, I just see too many benefits. It is pricey, but I think the cost will pay itself back.
     
  10. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Larry, I just learned that Qxpress will be launching an online version with customer portal. Looks like customers will be able to log in & make payments, look at what they have scheduled, etc... That may be enough to keep me from seriously considering Realgreen. Qxpress platinum cost ~1,300+195 if you want the mobile PDA version per PDA + $~600 for mapping program (includes Microsoft Mappoint)
     

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