Now is the Time to Implement a New Landscape Management Software.
Many landscaping businesses have yet to switch to more advanced landscape management software. This is because some owners may not feel like they have the time to switch over. The last thing that you’ll want to do is try to switch management software when you’re swamped with jobs. However, this doesn’t mean that you should never switch over–upgrading your landscape management software can be incredibly beneficial in the long run. Fortunately, it’s the winter season, which means now is the best time to switch over since work should be slowing down. You’ll have time to do the following if you switch to a new landscape management software now while it’s still winter:
1. Switch invoicing
You’ll want to switch over your invoicing process so that you can bill your customers accurately. Fortunately, with our mobile landscaping software, you’ll be able to send out invoices the moment your crews finish their work, which makes life much more convenient for your customers since they can just pull up their invoice online and pay right away if they wish to do so.
2. Take inventory of your materials
Switching over to our landscape management software in the winter will give you the time to take inventory of all of your materials, including landscaping equipment. Our software makes it easy to track what inventory you have and who is in possession of certain tools or equipment. You can also keep track of your equipment maintenance schedule, thereby helping to extend the lifespan of your tools.
3. Enter your customer profiles
Entering customer profiles will allow you to input all of your customer information, including details about their landscapes and job-specific information. This will allow your crew to access this information while they are on-site via their smartphones and can help to eliminate the risk of miscommunication that sometimes occurs.
4. Set up your schedule
You can set up the schedule for jobs coming up in the spring and summer well ahead of time, which means that by the time winter ends, you’ll have no trouble scheduling new jobs as you gain new customers.
5. Designate routes
You can make your business a lot more efficient by designating routes to your scheduled jobs ahead of time. This allows you to assign work to your crews based on where they will be at any given time. It will also make it easier to schedule jobs in an order that makes sense. The more efficient your workday is, the more jobs you’ll be able to fit into a single day.
6. Organize your notes
Whatever notes you have, whether it’s about your employees, your clients, or your job sites, you can organize them all in our landscape management software so that they are easy to find and easy to access.
7. Customize your software
Every landscaping business is different, which means that there’s no one way to set up your landscape management software. Our software allows extensive customization, which means you’ll want to take some time to customize your software to your liking (and to make sure it meets your company’s specific needs). For example, you can customize our dashboard to display the information that you want instant access to at a glance, whether it’s sales information or labor force management information, to name a few examples.
Switching to a new landscape management software during peak season can be a bit challenging, which is why you should consider upgrading your landscape management software now since it’s the winter season. For information about our landscape management software and how it can benefit your business, contact Profit Lion today.