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post #1 of Old 11-19-2006, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Software recommendations

Hi, I'm looking for any type of software you use/have used for keeping track of receipts (is this even necessary?), customers, etc. I have a Palm pilot Life drive that customers information goes into now.
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post #2 of Old 11-24-2006, 08:11 PM
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We use Quickbooks Pro for keeping track of bills, expenses, and customer info.

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post #3 of Old 11-24-2006, 10:22 PM
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Quickbooks pro here too.

Along with some Excel spreadsheets.


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post #4 of Old 11-25-2006, 06:17 AM
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Peachtree Accounting here.

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post #5 of Old 12-06-2006, 07:57 PM
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has anyone ever used the Service CEO software for gutter service companies i called them yesterday and the program looks really good but they want 2500.00 for it. What do you think???
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post #6 of Old 12-09-2006, 07:36 PM
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service ceo

I have been with a person by the name of Brian O'Toole with service ceo I yet to buy the program. I was working on a payment plan with him. This info is from a e-mail he sent me. Hope this helps.

For instance if you purchased today the 1st payment of 332.00 would be charged today and the other payment date are below...

I copied this right from our invoice.

Payment Authorization
I authorize Insight Direct to charge my credit card in the total amount of: $996.00 over 3 payments in the amounts on dates as listed below:
1. 10/23/2006 $332.00
2. 12/1/2006 $332.00
3. 1/1/2007 $332.00

Brian O'Toole
Account Executive
Insight Direct, Inc.
180 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 557-0066 x364
(800) 471-4200 x364
(401) 523-2398 cell
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post #7 of Old 12-09-2006, 09:01 PM
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thats a far cry from $2500 that they quoted me on the phone last week did you have to talk them down or what did you do to get it at that price?
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post #8 of Old 12-11-2006, 11:50 PM
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No, that was the price that was given to me. I went to the web site and that was the price they gave me. Use your money as leverage when you are ready to buy. Give Brian O'Toole a call he was my contact. If you go to there web site and request a free info book its called "Service CEO for Dummies"

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post #9 of Old 01-26-2007, 11:28 AM
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Maybe it will be more affordable...

If ServiceCEO is not affordable for you, try AvailSuite. This is small business management solution designed specifically for the field service industry. It controls the entire job cycle from estimating, scheduling, dispatching and work orders to robust customer relationship management, inventory control, employee job performance tracking, reporting, and financial management. AvailSuite can import data from QuickBooks. Priced at $295 per license.
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post #10 of Old 01-30-2007, 11:20 AM
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I plan to start my cleaning business. So I don`t like to spend much money on software programs. I found some business software which is free for those that have less than 20 customers. Is it enough for my startup?
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post #11 of Old 01-30-2007, 11:56 AM
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post #12 of Old 01-31-2007, 12:57 AM
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I use Quickbooks Pro too.
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post #13 of Old 04-23-2007, 01:18 PM
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Thumbs down George Software for window cleaners

Is anybody using George software for window cleaners?
Did you know that when you close down the software it backs up your data to their web server???
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post #14 of Old 08-13-2007, 01:07 AM
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Scheduling Manager software


I just joined yesterday. This looks like a great site!

If anyone's interested, we can arrange a demo of our software, The Scheduling Manager, for you. It does everything you need for a cleaning business, and really helps you organize your business, so you can spend time on important things like marketing, and keeping your clients happy. We've been in business 20 years.

We have systems proced from $495. You can start with the small system and expand it as you grow. We believe we have all the features of the competitors. And more.

Also, if you need advice about your IT system, or organizational structire, we're glad to help. Drop me a line

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post #15 of Old 04-12-2010, 01:30 AM
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Quickbook Pro will be the best for it
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post #16 of Old 05-18-2010, 12:21 AM
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Some swear by MYOB

Others Quickbook - I use quickbook it takes a while to learn and go through all the functions but its excellent
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post #17 of Old 09-28-2010, 02:59 PM
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MaidEasy software has features such as customer database, customer schedule, customized workorders, scheduling, quality control, Invoicing, reporting, percentage and hourly pay, milage, payroll proof and other features. There is a monthly fee so if you quit your business or decide you don't want it after a while you can cancel. It costs $79.00 and includes software support, future releases, training videos and online internet support. They have a free trial for 30 days and don't take your payment information until you are finished with the trial so you will not be billed until you agree to the service.
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post #18 of Old 09-30-2010, 10:45 AM
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Re: software

We also use QuickBooks Pro. I've found that it's the easiest accounting software to learn to use.
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post #19 of Old 01-17-2011, 07:01 AM
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Software I use on a daily basis to run my business:

Accounting- Quickbooks.
For scheduling - Google Calendar (has nice reminder set up to send out to customers)
Communication - MS Office (Outlook, word, Excel) & Google voice (has a nice feature to transcribe all voicemails)
and finally my phone. I can honestly say that my phone is my computer most times. I use it to call, email, write estimates when out of the office and love today's technology!
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post #20 of Old 01-28-2011, 03:50 PM
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Hi everyone,
I have been using The Scheduling Manager software from Thoughtful Systems and it has been great! It includes scheduling, customer info, accounting, mapping, payroll and comes with a powerful e-mail module for marketing and a Quickbooks interface. If anyone is currently seeking a great software, I highly recommend The Scheduling Manager.
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