Software Programs

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

  1. theyatesies

    theyatesies LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    I have used gopher for 3 years now and it has improved so much in that time its amazing. I keep telling the guys at Ditect to go to the Louisville show because they would get so much more business. I also have Clip and its so confusing I feel I need to be a computer programmer to make it work. The only reason I purchased Clip was because Gopher only had the basic version a few years back and I wanted to expand. I just talked to the guys from gopher on tuesday and the PDA version for you scheduling and jobs for the day will be available soon.(Job costing etc.)
    I recommend gopher over anything.

    Lance
     
  2. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    I use Quickbooks. It is great for my needs. I do have some accounting experience, and that definitely helps with this software. It's not for everyone, but probably worth you looking into.
     
  3. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    What do any of you think about Clip. I am currently trying and so far so good. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  4. I just dont find Grounds Keeper Pro
    Easy to use.

    Just personal preferance
     
  5. Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I use "ServiceCEO" software by Insight Direct. www.insightdirect.com This program handles invoicing, customer records, employee payroll and records, scheduling, estimating, employee availability and skill levels, etc.........

    I also use Quickbooks Pro for the accounting side of things.
     
  6. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I just purchased the Gopher 2003 software and its very user friendly. I would like the guys at Ditech to add an appointment module to this and it would be perfect.

    I have used CLIP and I think its sux. Its confusing unless they've changed it over the past 2 years. Its got a DOS look to it and is not a "point and click" type of program. I think its grossly over priced.

    I tried other programs like Easy Bee, Wintac, LawnMonkey, Groundskeeper, TaskManager. Lawn Monkey would be my second choice...I like its mapping feature. The others are harder to use.

    I think ClIP is the worst though.
     
  7. Lawn Cops

    Lawn Cops LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    I got gopher 2003 about 2 months ago. Its great. I looked at all of them and decided on Gopher. The best 300 I have spent in a while.
     
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    I love gopher the only problem the customer service I have gotten so far is terrible, they don't return calls, not e-mails, there's a link with quickbooks wich I really need, the only problem is a poor link, sales tax and payments are not applied correctly, and some other major problems, I would recomment gopher but until I get someone to resolve my issues I'll wait, don't buy it for the quickbooks link, but anything else does real good.
     
  9. Georgiehopper

    Georgiehopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Give Ditech a call..they answer right away. They are very small company and i think their customer service is great.
     
  10. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    I would take Mowerman90's advice and look into medlin. He suggested it to me a few months ago and I found it to be very easy to use. Makes billing a snap and you can e-mail statements...save on stamps.
     

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