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Mowing Scheduling Software?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by drooney, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. drooney

    drooney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    We are looking for streamlining our scheduling for mow routes. Any recommendations out there for software? We know about RealGreen....thoughts about that? Feedback?

    We are open so anything you can offer would be great!

  2. Ted at HindSite

    Ted at HindSite Inactive
    Posts: 38

    Depends on what you want. If you're just looking for a scheduling program, you should be able to find something online for a low monthly cost.

    If you're looking for something a little bigger, dubbed "field service management", (contacts, scheduling, routing, QB interface, and field data collection for times and such) then typically you'll pay once upfront, with charges for support and upgrades. We do a subscription-based model at HindSite.
  3. Jobber

    Jobber Sponsor
    Posts: 338

    If you're looking for something that can handle your scheduling (along with a dispatch feature and an interactive map). Check us out www.getjobber.com. 30-Day trial, plus there's a lawnsite discount code - 780lawnsite25! Good luck!
  4. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    QXpress + Quickbooks. 5 years now
  5. normanm4

    normanm4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I've found that I only need to run routing optimization after every 10-15 new customers and at the beginning of the season. For that reason I use http://www.myrouteonline.com/ . They're pretty cheap, very easy to use, and you're not locked into long term commitments. Works great.
  6. biodale

    biodale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I am trying jobber this year. So far I like it. The company tells me they will soon have chemical tracking, email notification, innventory control, and a few others I can't remember at the moment. If they do that I will probably stay with them. I do recommend giving them a strong look. They are very receptive to feed back from me and very helpful.
  7. Alluring Lawns

    Alluring Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    We have been using Gopher for 6 years and really like it.

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