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Scheduling apps/software

Hello,

I am new to this site - looks like it will be very helpful!
We are trying to find a more efficient way of managing our crews schedules - what software/apps/etc do you use to track maintenance jobs?
Thank you,
Kathleen

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  • PRO

    Hi Kathleen,
    Welcome to the site, hope it can help you out.
    Scheduling software has been mentioned in the past, please see:

    Scheduling work: What methods do you use?

    And I'm sure others will pop in and post replies.
    All the best,
    Craig

  • PRO
    A subject close to my heart ;-)

    I believe there are three main contenders with robust, scalable solutions;

    Realgreen : US software, available in UK from Verdant Software. Used by some UK lawn franchises. Desktop based.

    Qxpress : Canadain/US software, available direct from Alocet in Canada. desktop or cloud based

    Jobber : US software, available direct from jobber. Cloud based.

    There are then a large number of other US solutions for field service companies - some very large packages or smaller niche products.

    Very little robust UK/EU software around.

    We run Qxpress and have trialed Jobber.

    Qxpress has historically been a great, customisable solution with excellent reporting. Has great Quickbooks integration. Has been taken over by Marathon Data, with little updating since.

    Jobber is rapidly gaining a good reputation with some great features and well suited to the always online environment of smart phones & iPads etc.

    Some on here actually use Jobber and they are a LjN member.

    Firstly, I suggest you do a needs analysis to see what you need before you get sucked into buying.

    Happy to answer further questions and others will be along to add their views - I am sure ;-)

    One things for sure on LJN - you'll generally get a lot of feedback and viewspoints.

    Ps. There a number of posts on LJN you may find useful - do a site search - top right hand corner of forum screen. It will bring up matching / relevant posts...
  • PRO

    I use Jobber would be happy to answer any questions you might have about it.

    I have been running with it since June and have found it to be very good.



  • Robbie @ PremierLawnsni said:

    I use Jobber would be happy to answer any questions you might have about it.

    I have been running with it since June and have found it to be very good.

  • Hi robbie is there any hidden costs ie do you get the full package and how much is it is it a one off payment ?
  • PRO

    Hi Chris

    I currently pay £22.50 per month for the basic service plus an ad on for chemical tracking.

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    This is what the form looks like, you can email it to the client with the invoice if needed...
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  • PRO

    Does Jobber do any of these?
    1/ Show a list of jobs on the crew supervisors smart phone.
    2/ Show what jobs are close to each other when making a list of jobs for the day or week
    3/ Can the Crew Supervisor record the start and finish time for each job on a phone app
    4/ If there is a phone app, will it automatically prepare and send an invoice
    5/ Will the phone app automatically take payment for the job from the customers credit card when the job is completed.

  • PRO

    From the evaluation we did; Yes, to all except #5, although that is achievable in a different way (ie Paypal). Also, you can use 3rd party payment systems such as Payleven (see LJN sidebar =====>>>>  )

    If you look above at the Screen shot of the options, it shows all the main modules.

    Adrian Noble said:

    Does Jobber do any of these?
    1/ Show a list of jobs on the crew supervisors smart phone.
    2/ Show what jobs are close to each other when making a list of jobs for the day or week
    3/ Can the Crew Supervisor record the start and finish time for each job on a phone app
    4/ If there is a phone app, will it automatically prepare and send an invoice
    5/ Will the phone app automatically take payment for the job from the customers credit card when the job is completed.

  • PRO

    Unfortunately there isn't an app...

    You need to have internet access, but these days you can get that from a smart phone & tablet.
    It was discussed a couple of weeks back here

    Questions 1 - 4 have a look at the jobber youtube page

    Question 5 - Yes you can set it up to invoice from the phone.

    5. You can add Stripe to the package, i don't have it enabled (yet) so I'm not 100% sure how that works.

  • PRO

    Gary you must have posted about the same time as me lol

    Gary RK said:

    From the evaluation we did; Yes, to all except #5, although that is achievable in a different way (ie Paypal). Also, you can use 3rd party payment systems such as Payleven (see LJN sidebar =====>>>>  )

    If you look above at the Screen shot of the options, it shows all the main modules.

    Adrian Noble said:

    Does Jobber do any of these?
    1/ Show a list of jobs on the crew supervisors smart phone.
    2/ Show what jobs are close to each other when making a list of jobs for the day or week
    3/ Can the Crew Supervisor record the start and finish time for each job on a phone app
    4/ If there is a phone app, will it automatically prepare and send an invoice
    5/ Will the phone app automatically take payment for the job from the customers credit card when the job is completed.

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