Gopher, Clip, Quickbooks? what do you guys use?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CelticGreens, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. CelticGreens

    CelticGreens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I used quickbooks, but found it extremely intricate and didn't want to be hassled during my first season last year, I've downloaded Gopher and love it, should be a real help this season. What do you guys use?? why? what are the plus' and minus' of all of them overall???
  2. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I use Gopher Basic. It does pretty much everything I need it to do...scheduling, invoices, customer data, estimates. Not a bad price either.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    quickbooks pro 2005, with Qxpress
  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Quickbooks Pro 05'. I just started using it and I can guarantee it will be 100% faster and more efficient than spreadsheets. It is easy to learn also.
  5. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    i use gopher basic also and for the price it a good deal. There are some things about it that need minor work.
  6. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    QuickBooks Pro 2005 also.
  7. Something D

    Something D LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 133

    Quick Books Pro 2005 & also purchased Quick Books Customer Manager
  8. Team Gopher

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

    Hi CelticGreens, lawnprosteveo and All Lawns & Landcare,

    Thanks ! :)
  9. walker-talker

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

    I have used Lawn Monkey for the last couple years. The program I like...the cost of the upgrades I don't. I have recently messed around with Gopher. Since I have used LM for 2 years, it's a little easier for me to navigate around. Both seem to appear to have the basic same functions.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would take a strong look Gopher, mainly because of the functionability for the money.

    Just curious...can you pull up "user defined list"? Say you want to look for all customers that spent more than $99 on just aeration and within a certain time frame. Can you narrow seaches down like this and then save the list? And then take that list and have it print out different fields....say client name, address, status, sq ft of property (just to give an example of a few)? Not asking how...just would like to know if you can do this with the Gopher software.

  10. mikestr

    mikestr LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 87

    Something D, just wondering why you would use Customer Manager when QBPro has customer tracking ability? Are there more features?


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