Lawn care business can be challenging. Managing the business is as difficult as the actual job. Managing your staff’s schedule and productivity to complete jobs on time while optimising the routes as well as sending quotes/estimates and invoices to customers all at the same time is almost an impossible task to accomplish. Up to this day, there are still some who does most of this stuff manually (spreadsheets). If not, they use multiple software that are not integrated with each other, making it inefficient and time consuming to manage the business. In this industry, integrated business operating software has changed the way many companies operate.
If you’re ever wondering why, here are some reasons why you should consider having one for your lawncare business:
It increases profit
Being able to access all the necessary data in order to make better decisions through a single platform, is more than just a convenience. Having the full visibility of the factors that affects your profit can better determine and justify whether you need to make improvements or not. An owner/manager should be able to determine the factors affecting the profit from labour, materials, productivity, services or even pricing. Managing a healthy bottom line would be a lot easier when you have a real-time visibility of your business’ profitability. With a comprehensive software in place, you’ll also have the ability to see this real-time in Xero or MYOB.
It improves productivity
Chasing down the necessary information to do your job can be frustrating and time consuming. With an integrated software, everyone in the team can access the necessary information and collaborate seamlessly. An integrated system helps improve accuracy by getting rid of duplicate data entry from manual processes, so financial statements and reports are completed on time. Being able to create quick and accurate quotes, invoices and even timesheets help simplify tasks and streamline processes, so you can focus more on high-value tasks. It also optimises the routing for your staff as it visually organises and tracks your staff’s routes to ensure that their time is being spent efficiently.
As important as acquiring new customers to hit your revenue goals, keeping them brings a greater impact on your bottom line. Customer retention is one of the most important drivers of your net profit as providing an excellent customer service / support can also acquire new customers through word-of-mouth referrals. There are so many factors that influences customer retention, but nothing beats providing them with the best possible customer experience. Having a business management software in place ensures your field and office operations run smoothly, so jobs are allocated properly and completed on time and quotes / invoices are sent quicker, keeping your customers highly satisfied. In a nutshell, software is a tool that enables business owners to provide excellent and specialised service, so your customers would never leave you.
It scales up the business
In every business, scaling up is the goal and also a challenge. Usually, when a business grows, resources are also added the same rate as your revenue, leaving the latter flat. One of the most common challenges in the lawn mowing/landscaping industry is that your overhead also increases every time your revenue does. The best way to address this is to increase your staff’s productivity. A lawnmowing management software like WorkVue provides business owners/managers the tool to efficiently manage the staff’s productivity. By driving efficiency and improving productivity through a business operating software, business owners can accomplish more without adding resources, enabling them to achieve profitable growth.
When you’re running a lawn care business, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. That’s why we’ve developed an end-to-end, cloud-based software, stacked with all the necessary features to drive efficiency and profitability. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Book a demo, call us at 0800 967 588 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to show you how we can help!
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