5 Productivity Tools for Landscapers
When it comes to running your business, we understand that you are most likely wearing many hats. You probably have tasks ranging from overseeing upcoming bids to managing your crews. So, we’ve decided to make a list of a few apps and services that can help with business productivity. Whether it’s to help with project management, material sourcing or job designs, we’ve got you covered!
Jobber – Project Management
Jobber is a project management software that helps small to medium size businesses organize their entire operations, from scheduling jobs and managing crews to invoicing customers and collecting payments. This project management software has customizable features for over 50 industries, including lawn and landscape.
- Build quotes and estimates for clients
- View, track and send invoices
- Track customer and job information
- Track time spent in the field
- Integration with QuickBooks and Mailchimp
Jobber offers 3 pricing options starting from $29/month for 1 user with limited features to $199/month for up to 30 users and access to all the features. The good news is that Jobber offers a 14 day free trial, so it’s risk free if you want to test it out!
There are many other project management software’s out there that are tailored specifically to the landscape industry. For a list of your options, checkout our blogpost: Top Project Management Software’s for Landscapers.
PRO Landscape – Design Software
PRO Landscape is a design software targeted at the needs of contractors, designers and architects. The software can be used for residential and commercial landscape design projects of all size.
- Photo imaging
- Easy-to-use CAD
- One-Click proposals
- 3D rendering
- Lighting design
- Includes a companion App
- Includes technical support
Landscape Pro software costs $1,495 to download and can be installed on up to 2 computers. They also offer a 60-day money back guarantee which provides ample time to make sure the product is suitable for your needs!
GPS Trackit – Fleet Tracking Software
GPS Trackit offers intelligent GPS fleet tracking for any vehicle of any size. The software will enable you to have a bird’s-eye view of your entire operation with interactive maps (backed by Google Maps). This will give you the ability to locate the nearest vehicle at any given point, have access to reports on specific vehicles and drivers and much more!
- 24/7 real-time vehicle tracking
- Interactive maps
- Time & driver management
- Robust reporting on fleet and driver
- Customized automated reports
- Asset and vehicle theft protection
- Mobile App tracks from anywhere
The fleet management software is $23.95/month and includes the hardware and free unlimited training. There is also a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Landscaper’s Companion – Plant Guide
Landscaper’s companion is a plant database app with information and pictures of over 26,000 plant varieties including trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. It was designed by a group of landscaping and gardening researchers and the United States Department of Agriculture. There is a “pro” upgrade of the App which allows you add your own plants into the app and create plant lists to associate to projects.
- Plant database with information on over 26,000 plants and 21,000 images
- Includes general plant information such as scientific and common names, USDA zone, sun exposure, water usage and mature height and width
The App is available for iphone and ipad and can be purchased in the App store for $13.99.
There is a second App, Picture This, that is also big amongst landscapers. The App allows you to identify 10,000+ plant species with a 98% accuracy simply by taking a picture! The best part? The App is free!
GoMaterials – Hassle Free Sourcing
Now, we couldn’t list out productivity tools without mentioning our service! GoMaterials takes on the search, price comparison, quality assurance and logistics organization for all your landscape materials needs. We procure trees, palms, shrubs and perennials in any calliper or size. Our network of over 120 growers allows us to fulfill your entire plant lists while getting you wholesale pricing on your materials.
- Online portal to track your quotes and orders
- 48-hour quote turnaround
- Dedicated account manager
Our service is 100% free for buyers. There is no registration fee, membership fee or setup fee to join GoMaterials. All you have to do to get started is create an account.