Groundskeeper Pro is an on-premise solution tailored specifically for small to midsize businesses in the lawn care, landscaping, irrigation maintenance, hardscaping and chemical applicator industries.
Key functions of Groundskeeper Pro include invoicing, scheduling, routing, estimating and time and material tracking. The system features an accounting application that tracks business and payroll expenses, processes debit and credit cards and provides revenue statistics. Groundskeeper Pro offers customizable invoices and can hold up to 10,000 unique customer profiles.
An enterprise license for this solution is available for a one-time price or through a four-month payment option. Groundskeeper Pro operates solely in the U.S. and on Windows PCs. Included in the purchase is free 30-day support and help line.
Groundskeeper Pro is a product of Adkad Technologies and has been around since 1997.
Melanie from Pro Lawn Landscape
GK is easy to use; Adkad offers good customer support.
We have had problems with it on small network setup. If GK is open on a machine and the server goes down, it creates a problem with database.
This software platform has worked well for our company for many years. It is easily learned and has been a valuable tool with our customer database and scheduling services.
Eric from Now & Later Lawns
Employees number: 2-10 employees
There customer service is terrible. These guy wont do anything unless you have some sort of support package. They are sneaky in giving a temporary registration number, and then sending another registration number that I guess is permanent maybe? But if you delete or lose this information they are always trying to extract more money out of you. After you have already purchased their product. Instead of trying to train someone they want you to watch tutorials, so they can simply do nothing and get paid for it. Pretty much how insurance works also another huge rip off.
There is not one feature on this program that doesn't need additional help in order to be better at what it was designed for. I am also positive that whoever designed the program has never in their whole life has owned a lawn mowing company or has ever done the actual job of Lawn Care. The only positive thing I can say is it is decent at best at storing information. Just hope your computer never crashes because I have a feeling that it will be like pulling teeth for them to restore it for you and you better bring your pocket book.
everything about this program needs improvement. And someone from their office needs to actually do lawn care. I made a suggestion to a gentleman on the phone trying to improve his company and he acted like I was stupid. I have been taught to listen to customer feed back and correct any flaws they may see in any work that I have been in.
Listen to your customers when they suggest something to you. It was like I was speaking to a automated message the guy kept repeating himself over and over. anything I said was the exact same answer. Pitiful Poor product DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE there has to be something out there that is way better than these people.
Tim from Southern Lawn Care
When building a business from scratch this is perfect. Easy to understand and use. It works well to add and schedule customers, invoicing is very easy also. Very easy to enter charges and apply payments. Not very good if you need to work on more than one computer, you will need to build a server/network to link them and you have to manually run backups. It does not integrate with a credit card processor anymore and is missing some very minor details that you would think they would add. Long story short, great for start up - 4/5 employees but once you get past that it will not work to build a business with 10,000 customers like the program will hold. The people and the product are great and if you make it to the point where you need a bigger system you will not regret starting with this.
J from JSB Lawncare
I have used Groundskeeper Pro for a while, but I decided recently to purchase the new version (GroundsKeeper Pro v7.0.2). I am very glad I did.
I really like the improvements they have made. They have changed the way the email function works and it is now much better. The emailed invoice is sent as a viewable and printable PDF. That is so much more convenient for me. In addition, they added the ability to email any report, including estimates and contracts, not just the invoices.
In my opinion, this software has easy-to-understand screens. It fits my small business needs and, unlike other software, it didn't take long to learn! I am not tech savvy, so if I do have a question, I call and they seem genuinely glad to help.
I also appreciate the no monthly fees! That is impossible to find in the software industry. Thank you Groundskeeper Pro! I am very happy with my purchase!
Kevin from Pest Control
Easy to get started and set up.
Not polished at all.
Many no-brainer features are missing that end up wasting a ton of your time. Example: not being able to reschedule multiple jobs at the same time.
Company has been promising an update for several years - nothing seems to be happening.
Childish appearance and not standard controls/layout
Not very customizable
Scheduling portion of the software is clunky, featureless, terrible.
I'm currently looking to change to a different field software...still investigating other options.
Craig from C Green
Very easy interface to navigate. Close to bring perfect. At the current time, it lacks ability to email estimates directly from software. Needs ability to have them pack and ship bills. Needs a cloud to upload customer balances to, so you can check payments/balances while on the road. If they did these, it would be perfect. (And write a version for Mac). Great software!
Ken from Affordable Lawns
Bought Grounds Keeper Pro about 2 years ago and have not found anything better for the money, (Only $400). I looked around for about 6 months before I purchased. Very easy to use, and I'm a computer idiot. The routing, scheduling and automation features really speed up the billing process. I have always gotten a real person when I call and their support staff is great.
Ken from Grassman Services
Started using the software about 2 years ago and I have to say I am impressed with the programs simplicity and ease of use, that's why I gave it 5 stars. Wish it did more with inventory but can't complain given that the software is a one time fee of under $400. Customer service is good but I gave it only 4 stars because I live in California and they are on the east coast.
Pros - Love the invoices, routing, and scheduling.
Cons - Needs inventory control.