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what software do You use

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mycannon, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Ok guys, I need to know what softwares ya'll use to keep track of the accounts and accounting. I need something easy I get most payments at time of service but I also bill out. I have a 100+ accounts and need all my book keeping and all done by this software.

  2. Ky. Jones

    Ky. Jones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I use QuickBooks and love it. Makes my life simple and networks everything together. Before that I use like six spreadsheets in Excel and had to update everyone seperately.
  3. kdbetters

    kdbetters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    You should try quickbooks for accounting and qxpress for routing and scheduling. They integrate with each other, no double entry. Quickbooks Pro is $279 or you can lease it online for $20/month, and QXpress is $425 or you can lease online for $27/month. Or for a cheap, inexspensive full service program, try http://www.nocomplaintslawnservice.com/la/htm its only $45. I use it for scheduling and routing only, but it can be used for billing and tracking exspenses as well. Hope this helps!
  4. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    That link is not working.
  5. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    what quickbooks do you use basic,pro,premier
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    ANY of those versions will do what you said you needed and lots more. If you are only going to use it on one computer just striaght up Quickbooks would work fine for you. It would do all you will need it to even including payroll,941's, etc.
  7. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    QB Basic will do profits and all the good stuff. Billing, net, gross, expenses and all the good stuff.
  8. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I have used QuickBooks, Peach Tree Accounting, and MS Money a little bit just for fun, but as far as I can tell the only really nice and reliable program out there for bookkeeping is Simply Accounting. You can design your own etimates, invoices and statements etc. as well as manage inventory and track projects P&L and powerful reporting features to see how you are doing financially.

    As for scheduling and routing, I am not the one to ask..I just design and use my own templates for this stuff.

  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    quickbooks pro
  10. kdbetters

    kdbetters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

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