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Any reasonably priced, quality software?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by IHI, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. IHI

    IHI LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    It's time for me to get real serious about the biz. I've been able to get away with excel and word. But now, I need a true landscape software. I unfortunately can't drip 1400 on the Pro ? landscape right now. Are there any others that are decent?
  2. simps21

    simps21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    How big is your business? What functions do you need the software to perform. The reason I ask, is that I have a real simple software (still in the works) for creating invoices and record keeping. If mowing is a large part of your business this is a great solution for creating invoices. After the initial setup the typing is cut down to practically nothing. whold you be interested??
  3. lawn guy1350

    lawn guy1350 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    im in the same boat, need the software, just not ready to dish out the price!
  4. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 3,340

    Check out http://www.lawnprosoftware.com

    I used it my first couple of seasons but outgrew it (over 100 accounts and using credit cards, etc.) I loved it! Now use Gopher and QuickBooks Pro.
  5. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Lawn Pro Software is the way to go
  6. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Master Landscape Pro is good for Landscape Designs and it is affordable and does a professional job
  7. slowpoe

    slowpoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Simps21 I may be interested. But I am interested in tracking #'s to.

    I need something for Invoices,billing,buss cost tracking (gas,mower parts,truck parts,ins., etc.) & allso incoming. Something that I can keep track of the #'s better. I want to see what it actually cost to run a mower for a yr. & track every cost of running a mostly mowing,shrub trimming,leaf clean up,snowplowing type of buss. with under 75 costomers.
    I want to be able to keep track of time spent in each lawn to see which lawns are more profitable .

    Im guessing I may need a more expensive software.

    can any body tell me if Quickbooks pro will do all of this or which one will.
    I really do not want to spend more than $200:confused:
  8. simps21

    simps21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Excel will do the job. I just made up a spread sheet in excel to calculate how much it cost you a day to run a certain piece of equipment and all other cost that i need to get back every day. You just need purchace price/life expectancy/estimate on how many hours or days used. You then will know an approx. # you need to get for certain tasks. Excel is very helpful and can do a ton of different tasks. The software i am building is more for billing, but i will look into putting an overhead estimater in it.

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