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Anyone use GroundsKeeper program?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by sweetland, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    It would be cheaper to buy a toshiba laptop just for your business. Macs are not for business never have been, never will be.
  2. mkarps

    mkarps LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I used Groundskeeper Pro for mowing last year. However I am switching to Service Autopilot this year for mowing and chemical applications. Already imported all 400 customers. Working on bulk adding their services. The support has been INCREDIBLE. If you want a program that is great now and will only grow better ( with you) into the future take a look at it.


    Jk. I'm not really Jonathan.
  3. buckhigh

    buckhigh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    How much money are we talking for service autopilot?
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  4. oomph

    oomph LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    It's a monthly service type model or "Software as a Service" provider.

    It's entirely web based, you use a web browser to connect and use it.

    It's a bit spendy though, the cheapest plan is $30 a month, but there is not much incentive to use it, because it lacks lots of the functions one would need. At least me personally, I'd need to the pro plan, which costs $80, plus additional fees for client portal and quickbooks integration. By the time its all said and done, you're essentially spending over $1100 a year on it.

    Which isn't terrible, but if you're small or just starting out, it's a big hit to absorb. I wish they had a better pricing model for those of us that are just starting out and need all the features of the pro plan. Like give us 30% off for the first year, if we pre-pay during sign-up or something. I think they would gain more new customers going that route.
  5. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    I hate to be repeatative, but here is your answer to really growing with you and starting off at as little as $10.00 and will full intergrate into Office.
    It is quickbooks with the landscaping add-on
  6. oomph

    oomph LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    No iphone/ipad or android support from it.

    Also, the client portal leaves some room for improvement.

    http://www.qxpress.com/qxpress-platinum-edition is $79 per month and a comparable package.

    One thing that I don't like about service autopilot, is that they charge for Quickbooks integration. ****, even lawnpro has quickbooks integration built in. And with Qxpress, it's integrated.
  7. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Messages: 1,041

    my quess is windows integration will come first in a business venue - currently kindle offers a driver so you can send any file to your Kindle it works like a print drive -
    My liking of quickbooks is that you can grow into qxpress and start using something with your business for as little as $10/month.
  8. mclarke

    mclarke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Any chance you can inbox me the name of that program? I would love to have something with GPS

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