I'm bringing this back up after a long quiet spell because it's a hot issue here at Crawford Tree. Paper and pencil can only go so far, and we started using a word processor about a decade ago. Eventually, in 1995, we figured a computer would be nice because you can scan and have different fonts, etc. An accounting computer came shortly before that.
Well, we're reaching the ceiling for what we have now, and I'd like to know what kind of programs people are using today. We're presently evaluating ArborGold. Since it's only $250, you can decide it's not for you and abandon it without much hassle.
Has anyone else used it? How do you like it? The demo made it look pretty appealing - let you do a lot of things your way because it is not that massive of a program.
The people at ArborSoftWorx decided not to sponsor this site, apparently. It's been a year, so I doubt they're still "in negotiations." My experience with them has been a hassle because they guy won't leave me alone at trade shows. At the next one, he'll probably be confrontive again, proving my point.
The program is large and extensive, but I didn't feel it was 1) worth the cost and 2) flexible enough for us to continue doing things our way. Maybe, maybe not....I wasn't convinced.
A number of you use Quickbooks, but I'm wondering if people use programs that deal with estimates and invoices in an arborist-oriented way.