Gopher? Groundskeeper Pro?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by nherweck, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I'm sure this has already been posted...but I couldn't find anything worth reading by using the Search tool.
    I've recently picked up a few more clients, and honestly, using Quick-Invoice takes WAY too long to imput new invoices every week for every client. I'm looking to purchase software aimed at lawn care/landscaping companies. I've demoed Gopher and Groundskeeper Pro; and I like both very much. I REALLY like the fact that Gopher is a member of LawnSite and answers any questions/comments within a reasonable amount of time.

    What do you guys use and why did you choose that software over another product?
  2. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    I'd suggest Gopher all the way, however I've never used the other one you mentioned. When I like something that does everything I need I just stick with it. Gopher has tremendous support, and it's a breeze to use.
  3. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    Hey Nick, you can download and demo both products to see which one works best for you. I demo'd both and decided Gopher would suit me the best, and so far it has been a very good program. Only drawback is backing up the data...very poor in that category if you ask me. But I haven't run the 2006 updates yet so maybe they've changed that process...I hope at least. Other then that, it's a good program and their support is pretty decent.

    Good luck.

  4. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I think I may end up going with Gopher in the long run as I just contacted them to ask for an extension of the demo, and they said that wouldn't be a problem. With a company that'll help you out that much...they have to be good. I'll think about it keep sending in your comments, THANKS!
  5. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    I tested out both.

    Groundskeeper Pro i didnt really like same to Blizzard buster. I thought it was just a lot of work to get not alot of information stored. There was like a whole icon for like everything. I am right now using "My Invoices & Estimates Deluxe" i got it @ Staples for $20.00 on sale! It works for now but im expanding greatly and then we just got DSL so i downloaded Gopher, Oh god i am getting it! Its awesome and i too like Team Gopher is a lawn site member and Gopher i can also keep track of my expenses, Equipment (BIG +), and all my customers and it does like how much i charge. I think im going to get Pro bc then i can keep track of my equipment and when i get my commercial pesticides license keep track of that info. I am going to be purchasing Gopher Proboably b4 next season and start using it @ the beginning of next season. Hope This Helps!:weightlifter: -Mitch-

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I currently use Gopher, in the past I had used Clip...both are good programs, I switched really due to price, I had to upgrade Clip to accomodate more customers in the database and it was going to be another $900...Gopher I believe was $400 for their top software. I think it's really good especially for a company that does mowing mainly.
  7. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    Clip has a horrible user interface, also its pretty difficult to use. I have used lawn monkey that was pretty darn good.

    I now think I am going to switch to quickbooks and qxpress which gets great reviews. I have to look into it a bit more however.

    Good luck!

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