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accounting programs

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by llama, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    does anyone out there use the lawn care specific accounting programs (groundskeeper, groundskeeper lite, etc)? I am debating on one of these or just using Quickbooks.

    Any opinions?
  2. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    I use quick books and it works great for me.

    I send every one statements every month. Its a running balance of what they owe and what they've paid.

    My accountant loves it too. All my ducks are in a row.
  3. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Ditto quickbooks. Does just about everything you can ask. Gets all kind of reports so you know how much in sales you did today, last week, last month, last year at the touch of a button.

    I purchased qClip for the routing/scheduling function and it interfaces with Quickbooks. So far I haven't gotten the qClip sorted out. Hopefully for next season. 2 big thumbs up for Quickbooks. PS: Some versions you can EMAIL monthly statements to clients. Works great - saves you a stamp and they get the bill instantly, so they can pay you faster.

  4. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I use LM which has accounting stuff within it, but never used it for that. I recently purchased Quickbooks and upgrade to Qxpress (Which is the same thing as Lawn Monkey but does not do accounting, rather is intergrated with Quickbooks).

  6. Lowcountry Lawn Care

    Lowcountry Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I use Groundskeeper Lite. Works great for me, but i do own a smaller lawn care business than some of these other guys. Groundskeeper or quickbooks would be a better choice if you have other people working for you.
  7. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 833

    Debits in this column
    Credits in that column :D

    Search for a Quickbooks forum, much like this one, and you will see lots about QB.:(
  8. jkelton

    jkelton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    How do you like QXpress? I currently have LM 2003 and I am contemplating switching over to QXpress. I am mainly looking at getting into QuickBooks for more robust accounting functions, but I want to keep the job costing and scheduling functions of LM
  9. Im a small operation quickbooks works well for me.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Been using QB's for years...Reports Section is out of this world.

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