Software Programs

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MCGRAIL LAWN, May 11, 2003.

  1. I CURRENLTY USE MICROSOFT MONEY BUSINESS EDITION.

    I HAVE A DEMO OF GROUNDS KEEPER PRO
    AND I DONT LIKE IT THAT MUTCH.


    WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS ARE THERE

    I HAVE HEARD SOME LIKE

    LAWN MONKEY

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS OUT THERE AND WHAT I SHOULD TRY AND WHAT U RECOMMEND
     
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    If you don't need scheduling in your business program give Medlin Accounting a try. You can download a fully funtional program from www.medlin.com It's not a very big program so it won't take long even if you only have dialup access. I've been using Medlins Accounts Receivable ($38 to buy) for the last 12 years or so. I've tried Clip, Lawn Monkey, Quick Books Pro, etc. and haven't found a program that was easier or more cutomizable than Medlin. Plus, it's only a fraction of the price of any of these other programs. The only drawback is that it doesn't have a scheduling module. Give it a try.
     
  3. Old 5 LawnCare

    Old 5 LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I'm using Gopher, it's all round easier to set-up, and edit, not to mention scheduling.

    The only other program I considered was Wintac (Not Wintac Green), I did'nt like GroundsKeeper either, to hard to navigate
     
  4. DOES GOPHER OFFER A FREE DEMO

    OR HOW DO I CONTACT THEM
     
  5. Old 5 LawnCare

    Old 5 LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

  6. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    i got the new version of gopher 2002, used to use 98, its great i love it..
     
  7. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I agree, Gopher is a great program. I have tried it several times and have just not gotten around to purchasing it...but I intend to.
     
  8. tnt-g

    tnt-g LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I bought the basic version of gopher 2003 and it is all that I need for scheduling and billing. It looks real professional on the invoices. the tech support is awsome. Best 300 dollars I have spent.
     
  9. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    How does Gopher compare to Grounds Keeper Pro? Has anyone "side by side" compared them?

    I've got the GK Pro demo now.

    McGrail, what don't you like about it? I haven't had time to play with mine very much, but I have 5 customers added, and used it a little.
     
  10. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I'm actually giving Lawn Monkey a try right now... I think Gopher is a little more user friendly ...cheaper too.
     

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