About Time adds management tool
The About Time “Foreman Center” enables landscapers to manage all field labor and equipment use and maintenance. The system can incorporate fingerprint reading for secure authentication to access the management tools. Combining the “Foreman Center” with the mobile time clocks provides a complete mobile time tracking system for landscapers.
New Vectorworks increases efficiency
Vectorworks Landmark 2009 is a CAD software system developed to meet the needs of landscape architects, contractors, designers and planners. A vast plant database including the entire Monrovia catalog, built-in information database for easy reporting and analysis, and a suite of tools helps you create, visualize, detail and communicate your designs. It is also available in Spanish.
Exaktime offers time and attendance solutions
The JobClock System from Exaktime, and its corresponding PocketClock software, is ideal for landscaping crews on the move. The software transforms a PDA into a mobile time clock, and enables employees to select from a list of jobsites and cost codes displayed in English or Spanish. Optional GPS technology confirms the location of employees, ensuring crew members are at the correct jobsite.
New software eases bookkeeping duties
Groundskeeper Pro from Adkad Technologies features scheduling, routing, billing, customer account maintenance, job estimating, customizable customer lists and business expense tracking. Features include a database capable of holding up to 10,000 customers, invoicing for regular repeating services and estimates, invoicing for special services and time and materials, and easy access to customer account history.
Track maintenance and repairs
MowerMeter, equipment maintenance and repair tracking software, enables you to enter all of your equipment and select a maintenance schedule. The software tracks serial numbers, model numbers, and purchase and warranty information. It also lets you set up and assign service schedules to each piece of equipment by time, hours of use, mileage or other increments.
Measurement software available
Tally Systems’ QuickMeasure OnScreen is a software application for landscapers struggling with how to generate measurements from plans provided on CD or downloaded from the Internet. The estimator can measure directly from digital blueprint (pdf, tiff, jpeg, etc.) using the computer mouse, eliminating the time and expense of reproducing the drawings on paper. The program can be linked to Microsoft Excel.
CLIP2Go available in English and Spanish
Sensible Software’s CLIPxe featuring CLIP2GO is compatible with any Windows 5/6 device and syncs to your desktop CLIPxe, either wired or through an Internet connection. The software holds customer information, jobs and notes, and allows you to add and modify customers, jobs, record customers’ signatures and record times for each job. It can also link with GPS and mapping software to give directions to each jobsite.