WEBSITE: service auto pilot

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jbell36, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast LawnSite Member
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    After reading several posts on this site about SAP, and talking to the founders, I decided to go with SAP. I learned that not only does SAP continue to improve on services offered, customer service (which is great btw),and expanding into marketing to streamline our marketing efforts. Jonathon and his partners actually uses this system for their service companies. It is a no brainer, once u not only understand all that they offer, but more importantly the direction they are heading. IMO, SAP really helps your company operate more proficient. I have not been a member too long, but already see the benefits of using SAP. I also have them creating more sites for our business for future services, so we can target more seasonal jobs in slower periods of the year. I love the mobility of the system btw!:cool2:
     
  2. krysr7

    krysr7 LawnSite Member
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    Everyone seems to really love sap. I signed up two days ago and am having a horrible time- keep getting timed out, freezes, etc. I have spent 12+ hours just trying to get basic set up done. Based on my experience, I would drop it today, but there has been a lot of positive feedback about it. I love everything they have to offer, and am willing to spend the money, but can't do it if it works like this. Is anyone else having problems with it lately? I've called twice- the first guy said their server was running a little slow and it will be better in a couple weeks! The next guy said the same, but that they would have it fixed within the day. Not so much. :)

    On another note- I noticed that you can use their estimating form in your own website- what about the client portal? Does anyone know if you MUST use their website to have that feature? I've spent too much time on my website to change it into a cookie cutter version of everyone else's!
     
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,712

    1. I'm not familiar with the estimating form. Where do I find that.

    2. I put a portal link, "manage my account", in my website this week. It works fine.
     
  4. krysr7

    krysr7 LawnSite Member
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  5. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,712

    I've looked today but can't see it. Was is in sales info on the website or within the app?
     
  6. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

  7. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I will tell you that after 4 weeks SAP finished my site. The site is a "cookie cutter template" and I have found 2 of the same (in different areas of course, but still). For a "template' site I don't see why it would take so long. All they had to do was use info from my existing site, so I would imagine it would have been pretty straight forward, but meh...... If you look at the site it is ATM the SAP site. I told em to take it down by tomorrow, and I have redirected my domains back to their original place. So it will be changing back soon


    I was less than impressed and in fact was a little pissed off because I was within the top 4 of first page on Google locally in search. Now with their site I am not even on first page! I do realize SEO takes time, however I had to much time in my site to throw all that work away. Not to mention for such generic workmanship!

    I used OSBL to create my site, and I will do so as it only costs about $12 a month versus SAP @ about $30. And I can customize it to my likings. I went w SAP as i thought they would do a much better job than I, since I had no idea what I was doing when I built my initial site. (THANK GOD I BACKED IT UP:weightlifter:).

    Now that said, SAP is awesome in all other areas, and if you want to fork over the $ they can customize you a website. I have no experience with that so I cant tell you how they do.
     
  8. GW Andy

    GW Andy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    So mkarps how did your demos go with service auto pilot and evergreen?
    I to have been searching for software, especially to help with marketing and scheduling.
     
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,100

    What do you guys use for credit card merchants on service autopilot?

    I have my website up and running that they built for me. I love this program
     
  10. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Posts: 1,387

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