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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ColePyck, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 208

    Anyone here use there Palm pilot for programs that have to do with estimates or landscaping, if so where would I buy some useful software at? Thanks
  2. danno

    danno LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I got tired of screwing myself on my estimating so I made my own excel spreadsheet that I have downloaded onto my pocket pc. I have every conceivable expense on there-insurance(health, life,liability,vehicle,etc.), the estimated hourly or mileage life of all equipment and vehicles divided into the replacement cost of said, and labor, design time, etc. plus I can input what profit I want to see from the job and it kicks out the #. Excel macros are great. It keeps me from second guessing myself. You don't need a program, just use your experience as your guide to the hours needed for each piece of equipment and let excel do the rest. You may have to upgrade to a pocket pc though if you can't run spreadsheets on your palm. Good luck.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have tried palms before in the past, and they just slowed me down. I think that one of those notepads(computer) could come in handy though

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