scheduling software

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by devinraptor, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. devinraptor

    devinraptor LawnSite Member
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    I am spending way too much time on keeping track of what yards we have cut and skipped over during a week, because of drought, etc. What are you guys using to keep track. I use quick books for my invoicing so I'm trying to find something that will integrate with that.
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  2. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Your answer is Service Autopilot. I just went through the same issue and have integrated this system. It's awesome. Pricey but worth it. Give it a shot - their customer service is great!
     
  3. yardsmart

    yardsmart LawnSite Member
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    About 6 months ago Quickbooks added a calender to the pro 2012. It has been a nice addition. It helps keep everything in one program. It will also give alerts every day that you have something scheduled.
     
  4. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Desco soft is expensive but looks complete to me. I will likely buy it this winter to set up
     
  6. devinraptor

    devinraptor LawnSite Member
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    I would like to try and get a software that I can buy with a one time fee rather than a continuing monthly but it seems I may not be able to do that
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  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Desco is a purchase product
     
  8. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
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    Whats the cost? Is fert and squirt part of it too?

    Dave...
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I wanted to buy it last spring but decided to hang on to my cash to hire a new guy. I do not recall a detail squirt and fert mod. You can set up the fields in some manner.

    I did the free trial but frankly they have some good on-line training and live webcast. It is more a service management program than a lawn / program.

    Qxpress is likely a better pre-formated software for your industry... then Clip and Gopher IMHO.

    I ruled out Qxpress after using it some time back and their move toward the on-line rental and insistance to hang with windows mobile.

    This software Desco looks more refined and powerful to me.

    The biggest is that also links up to another 3rd party for GPS tracking.
    That part would be subscription because of the two way cellular communication.

    They offered a payment plan that came to 2800 or so and a cash price of just over 2200.

    Not a cheap program but it does not look cheap either.

    If I do something this will be it.

    http://desco-soft.com/


    Here is the training and tutorials

    http://descosupport.com/
     
  10. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
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    Thanks. Do yo do fert?

    Dave...
     

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