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What is the best business software out there?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by QHSmoorhead, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. QHSmoorhead

    QHSmoorhead LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    My Friend and I started a lawn care company about two years ago and we have been using excel spreadsheets to keep track of our accounts. After a few years they are getting quite confusing and we are in need of a software upgrade. Any suggestions?
  2. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    i use quick books, accountants all know it, it spits out easy to read reports.... just good all around softwear
  3. Timi The Sod Lover

    Timi The Sod Lover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    service sidekick
  4. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 601

    Quickbooks. Does everything you need and more. It is the small business standard.
  5. kyfirewood

    kyfirewood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Hi, I am in the same boat. I have looked at Lawn Pro quite a bit. Haven't tried it yet. I have had Quickbooks suggested as well. On another note, I am looking at buying a Wright Stander. Do you really like?
  6. TRL

    TRL LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 13

    We use Freshbooks.com for online invoicing along with Quickbooks for payroll & expense tracking.
  7. zracer

    zracer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I've lived mostly in spreadsheets since I started but am going to try http://www.lawnbusinesssoftware.com this spring. I finally got a phone with web and this will let me do a lot of stuff from my phone.
  8. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

  9. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,754

    We use Gopher pro for invoices because it has the payment stub option at the bottom of the page so when customers send their checks in it helps us keep track of who paid and when. We were using quickbooks but without the stubs it was a little slower and less convenient for entering in payments.
  10. scottdrake

    scottdrake Banned
    Posts: 6

    Thanks for the referral, Z.

    I own Lawn Business Software and we just launched in our public beta earlier this month. We know no single piece of software is going to be perfect for every LCO, so we're really trying to focus on the emerging companies that just want an easy way to schedule and bill, and want to be able to use a smart phone instead of notebooks/printed route sheets while in the field (although you can print route sheets from our system). I appreciate you guys checking us out, and we really appreciate any feedback. The number in my sig goes straight to my cell phone most of the time.

    Best of luck this season!

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