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What software do many use?

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by SCSIndust, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I have been looking at different software and was wondering what others are using. I was looking at Clip, but I have had bad experiences with them in the past, and if they haven't seriously upgraded their software in the past 3 years, I won't even consider them. I had their software about 3 years ago, and I stopped using it because it was so old and user unfriendly. Things could have changed since. I downloaded some demos, and will be looking through them as well. What are some of the better programs being used?
  2. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Quick books pro, Had quickbooks sence 1992 & it works for me.
  3. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I'm currently using Groundskeeper Pro for my lawn & landscape. The only problem with the software, is that you can't bill ahead. My commercial clients get billed for the current month at the beginning of the month. I assume sweeping is the same; figure up the total number of sweepings for the month (ie: Jan), and send them a bill Jan 1, due sometime before the month is over, and make any amendments in next months bill. This is how my janitorial and commercial lawn is done, and I figured it was the same for sweeping. I probably should be using Quickbooks, since I'm bad about my book-keeping.
  4. avalancheplow

    avalancheplow Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    There is a bidding software for the sweeping indusrty. I will try to find it again.
  5. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    bidsalot is the sweeping software but I run quick books pro and love it
  6. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    It looked to me that bids-a-lot was for bidding only. I really didn't spend too much time looking at it, but that was what I thought it was.
  7. Mark F

    Mark F Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    QuickBooks 97 is my newest version. It does all I need. Plus stuff I don.t need. Plus stuff I don't know how to need.