While CleanerPlanner was originally developed for window cleaners, it has evolved into a product that offers everything you need to manage your lawn care business.
We take a look at 8 reasons you should use CleanerPlanner as your lawn care software, to not only efficiently manage your business, but also save you time, grow and offer a better service to your customers.
In the meantime, why not try CleanerPlanner free for 30 days and see if you’d like to join our growing number of lawn care business customers.
1. Scheduling – Get it right
CleanerPlanner can handle a high volume of jobs and customers and gives you the ability to automate their scheduling so that you know what needs to be done and when. Whether you have jobs that need to be done every week on a Monday or on the last Friday of every month, CleanerPlanner makes custom scheduling a breeze. We can import your customers from other software as well as from an Excel spreadsheet.
2. Multiple Jobs, Services & Rounds – Get organised
Multiple jobs for the same customer, each with their own schedule and pricing, can be handled with ease. Each of your jobs can be grouped into their service type, whether it’s lawn cutting, scarification or a seasonal treatment – meaning you know exactly what kind of work needs to be carried out, and allowing you to report on the income each of your services generate and identify where improvements could be made. Rounds can then be used to further organize your work into specific areas, vehicles or staff members, depending on the size of your business.
3. Invoices and Quotes – Save time
CleanerPlanner lawn care software takes the manual work out of raising invoices and quotes. In a couple of clicks, you can generate personalised PDF invoices and quotes which can be downloaded, printed or emailed directly from CleanerPlanner.
4. Mobile App & Worksheets – Go paperless and eliminate unnecessary admin
Using CleanerPlanner as your lawn care software allows you to go paperless. You can create worksheets (for yourself or multiple staff members if required – more on that to come) which can be accessed remotely using the CleanerPlanner mobile app (available for both Apple and Android devices). You, or your employees, can then update progress on the move, marking what’s been done, missed and paid, as well as adding and receiving notes specific to individual jobs as required. And there’s no need to worry about having 3G or WiFi signal, the app works perfectly offline – you simply sync your changes at the end of the day. This lawn care software feature eliminates admin time spent updating paper records or an Excel spreadsheet at the end of the day, and makes organising work for multiple staff and vehicles child’s play.
5. Multiple Users – Remotely organise your staff
As mentioned, CleanerPlanner allows you to give controlled access to multiple staff members – all of whom can access the software at the same time if required, from any device with an internet connection. As a result, you can easily and remotely manage your field staff, provide access for administrators and ensure that everyone knows exactly what they need to be doing and when, and has access to the information they need.
6. GoCardless and Stripe – Control your payments
CleanerPlanner integrates with GoCardless – a feature which puts you in control of when you get paid by your customers. You can process direct debit payments, in bulk or individually, directly from CleanerPlanner each time work has been completed. The system automatically updates who has paid, further reducing time spent chasing for payments, matching payments to customers and then manually updating records. Stripe integration also allows you to take card payments, and the combination of the two allows you to not only maximise your chances of being paid when you want, but offers the most convenient payment options to your customers.
7. Bulk SMS Messaging – Communicate more easily
The bulk text messaging feature allows you to quickly communicate with your customers. Do you have jobs or areas where customers need to informed you’re coming, or need to be in for you to gain access? CleanerPlanner allows you to send out text message alerts in bulk and schedule them to go out at a later time and date, meaning you not only save time but you can set the alert to go at the right time – without it encroaching on your own time.
If you are a franchised lawn care business, are part of a franchised business or are looking to go franchised, CleanerPlanner has been designed to cater for you. Multiple franchisee accounts can be seamlessly linked to your master account. Your franchisees manage their own separate accounts, but you have easy access when you need to know what they are doing and review their performance.
CleanerPlanner has a growing number of lawn care business customers that use the system as their dedicated lawn care software. Why not try a 30 day free trial of CleanerPlanner? No card details, no contracts, and no obligation to sign up.
Alternatively, you can request a call back to find out more about how the system can help your lawn care business.