What software do you use to keep the books?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Harris Bothers, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Harris Bothers

    Harris Bothers LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering what software do you use/recommend to keep your books. Thinking about quicken. Also, can anyone send me an example of a contract.
     
  2. cp

    cp LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use QuickBooks Pro..

    Quicken is a good program and there are others as well.

    I like Pro but it is a little intimidating when you get started.

    Also depends on what you need to get out of it. Small company, no employees, etc...

    Good Luck.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Quickbooks for me too.
     
  4. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I use the Dome simplified monthly bookkeeping record book. The name says it all. I think I got it at Staples. As far as a contract, you can make one up using your computer.
     
  5. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    I use Quicken for the checking, monthly cash basis book (manual) for the income/expense records. I found a invoice program at Office Max for $10.00, does an excellent job of invoicing, estimating, and holding customer records.
    Hopefully next year I can move up to something better, Lawn Monkey looks like a good program.
    There are many free demos available. Also talk to your accountant on what records he will need for tax work.
     
  6. davesgs75

    davesgs75 LawnSite Member
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    Quick Books Pro is my choice..
     
  7. Poplen

    Poplen LawnSite Member
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    I use Quicken Home & Business. Has a basic invoice module that logs payments and transfers (data)directly to bank account. Estimates are entered for customer then tranfered to invoice upon acceptance of job. $80 cheaper than Quickbooks. Very basic and quick to learn.
     
  8. dhicks

    dhicks Member
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    I use Quickbook Pro. I like the fact that the data can be dumped into Excel and Quickbooks E-Z reporting capabilities are great. The software is E-Z to use. I have not cracked the manual once.
     
  9. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Quick Books Pro n a CPA ;->
     
  10. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    We use quick books pro but my wife just got the updated 2001 version at her work an we are gonna try it .she says it is great!
     

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