Using a landscaping program is are the key to growing a bigger, better, leaner business. With the ability to automate everything from job scheduling to renewals, they let you focus 100% of your time on what really matters: growing your business.
As industry experts, Jon and I know what it takes to grow a landscaping business.
Before launching Arborgold, Jon worked more than 20 years as a tree, lawn and landscape entrepreneur. He faced all the common struggles that people in this industry face:
- Equipment and inventory issues.
- Billing headaches.
- Scheduling conflicts.
So when Jon went into software development, he immediately began developing an app for landscapers. The goal was to build a CRM with all the features landscapers needed, but were missing with the software available at the time. I quickly joined as VP of Sales and Marketing, and Arborgold was born.
One of our top priorities with Arborgold was to build a CRM that actually fuels growth. We wanted to not only make life easier for our users, but actually drive sales and revenue So we naturally expanded way beyond basic contact management, to include process automation for almost every area of the landscaping business.
A landscaping program needed to have:
- Renewals and recurring contracts.
- Landscape design.
- And more.
With these powerful automated features, you can create a sales, work and billing engine that dramatically improves your profitability and drives new sales and revenue.
In this article I’ll look at the 3 most important features any landscaping program MUST have, and how Arborgold exceeds expectations on each of them. I’ll show how you can use Arborgold to schedule and route your jobs, invoice your customers, and generate recurring revenue--along with other features no other landscaping program has. Finally, I’ll show how you can get started today without paying a cent.
We’ll start with the most important feature:
Job scheduling is an essential part of landscaping. Clients expect contractors to be on time, and to do so, you need to have a clearly defined schedule that you operate on.
So it’s paramount that your landscaping program have job scheduling features built in. These include basic work schedules (date, time, location), equipment scheduling, inventory assignment, and anything else that helps you show up on time and prepared.
Arborgold goes one step further, including a custom-designed routing feature that maps out the fastest and most efficient routes to your work sites. It also has employee and labor assignment for each job, which lets you add contractors to work sites at a given date and time with the click of a mouse.
Once you see how easy it is to schedule jobs with Arborgold, you’ll never want to go back.
- Work scheduling.
- Equipment scheduling.
- Inventory assignment.
- Employee/labor assignment.
- Service options.
Invoicing is another crucial feature your landscaping program needs to have. If you’re tech-savvy, you may be already doing this with software like Quickbooks, but landscaping programs come with special features you can’t get elsewhere.
Landscaping is an industry unlike any other, with unique costs like soil, fertilizer, equipment and more. We wanted to create a landscaping program capable of creating the invoices landscapers need, without having to import too much external data.
Some of Arborgold’s advanced invoicing features include:
- Contract billing.
- Payment installments.
- Online payments.
- Batch email invoicing.
- Quickbooks integration.
- Customer data for personalization.
- And more.
It’s simply the easiest way to design professional-looking invoices that will ‘wow’ your clients and have them paying right on time.
Renewals Are Essential In A Landscaping Program
As a contractor, the goal is to get as much repeat work as possible. If you’re doing mostly one-off jobs, that’s costing you money. To put it simply: it costs more money to get a new client than re-engage an old one. To get a new client, you need to find them, meet them, identify their need, and get their trust. You may spend hundreds of dollars marketing to one client before they even hire you--if they do at all.
With renewals, it’s about 1000x easier. Instead of having to find and advertise to a new client, you can simply keep an existing one on retainer so the money keeps coming in month after month. Arborgold lets you automate renewals and create pre-pay letters for repeat services, so you can ‘lock in’ clients for future revenue and growth.
And There’s Even More….
We’ve been developing Arborgold since 1995, and since that time it’s become a lean, mean, landscaping business machine. Much more than CRM, Arborgold has virtually all the features you need to run the ‘hands-off’ or ‘back-end’ side of your business:
- Proposal templates.
- Job Costing.
- Contact Management.
- Customer activity history.
- Marketing automation.
- User training and setup.
- Phone and appointments.
… And so much more. Arborgold has almost everything you need to get new leads, close more sales and grow your business. If you can think of it, Arborgold probably has it.
We offer two free ways to get acquainted with Arborgold before you ever buy it:
- You can take the product tour right now, to see a complete overview of Arborgold’s incredible features delivered in rich, informative, hi-def video.
- You can download our free landscape design tool, based on one of the best features included with Arborgold. It’s a custom-designed illustration tool for landscapers that that lets you add designs and concepts to your proposals to ‘wow’ clients and make a great impression.
Click here to take the product tour now!
It’s free, and you’ll get to see the great features you read about in this article, right before your eyes.