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Miriam

Construction, 51 - 200 employees

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed November 2023

Get Aspire As Soon As Possible.

Brenna

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2022

Our Forever System

PROS

We were drawn to Aspire for its robust features and integrations with other systems we were already using, such as Quickbooks, Go iLawn, and others. With Aspire we've been able to streamline some of our processes and eliminate the need to copy information from one system to another. When looking at other systems, we couldn't find anything else that had all the features and capabilities of Aspire - CRM with email integration, estimating, scheduling, invoicing, job costing, timekeeping, payroll, and more. With all these features already built-in, we knew Aspire was going to be our forever software. It had the features we needed now to help us grow, and the built-in processes that will be crucial to maintaining efficiency with higher sales and more crews.

CONS

A major disadvantage to Aspire is their app - it kinda sucks. The features within the app are very limited. However, we understand that Aspire is working on developing a new and improved app that will hopefully be rolling out within the next year. Also, the implementation process is tough, especially for a small company that doesn't have a person, or team of people, who can devote themselves to learning and setting up the program. I feel like the timeline Aspire gives for the implementation process is grossly misleading. Please DO NOT think you will be up and running with this system after the 3 month implementation period! There is a lot of homework that has to be done outside of the virtual implementation sessions. It took us closer to 5 months before we could discontinue our contract with our previous software provider and start estimating and scheduling within Aspire. And even now as we're working within the system full-time, we're still getting templates set up and continuing to familiarize ourselves with the many features and all that this software can do.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

After experiencing two price increases within the first year of use with our other software provider, and already seeing the limitations within that software, we started looking for our 'forever system'. As a smaller company in the growth phase of our business, we felt like we were maybe getting in a little over our heads with Aspire. It's a big investment - more than double what we were paying with our other software - but such a robust system! We felt like it was only going to be more difficult to switch over the longer we waited, so we jumped in and haven't looked back.

Vendor Response

Brenna, thank you for such a detailed review. Really, it helps everyone when you leave such helpful comments. We are humbled and full of gratitude that you and the team would refer to Aspire as your "Forever System". Makes us very proud. And, we are forever looking for ways to improve and grow our solution as well! Love to see that you are taking advantage of the full breadth of features and integrations. We are working on updates to the mobile app, as we have gotten good feedback from customers on it. Keep sharing the ideas and experiences with us so we can improve the mobile app experience. And, thank you for patiently working through onboarding, as it does take time to implement! Again, thank you for all the comments and please don't hesitate to reach out to our team if we can help or listen!

Replied August 2022

Kate

Facilities Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2024

Aspire for Decision-Makers

I have been working with Aspire, across various companies and markets, and I love the software. As a finance professional, my motto is "Don't get mad, get data." Aspire allows me the opportunity to pull data, analysis it, present it in a meaningful way, and work with our teams for continuous improvement towards profitability.

PROS

Aspire is a huge data-collection machine: it facilities quick, sound decision-making for your landscaping business.

CONS

Aspire is not a simple, cheap software - it can be pricey. Aspire requires commitment from stakeholders from sales, purchasing, accounting and operations from the very beginning to ensure the best setup.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

We wanted better connectivity for job performance from estimating to purchasing to delivery.

Vendor Response

Kate - Thank you so much for the review of your Aspire experience. We agree - it takes commitment from all internal stakeholders to drive the success of the organization and adoption of Aspire! Love to hear how Aspire has helped you and the team grow with data.

Replied January 2024

Christina

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed September 2020

Aspire Review by CWR

Overall i think Aspire is a good fit for our application. i think it provides a good system for job estimating and job costing.

PROS

The aspire software offers a lot of solutions we needed for our business. The fact that the billing ties to QB is invaluable in my opinion. The PO system has saved us hundreds of thousands in unauthorized / or incorrect billing. Deployment was a nightmare at first, we definitely didn't make it easy on our consultant, but he also did a pool job of guiding us in the correct direction. We had a change in consultants about half way through and she got us back on track.

CONS

There are small issues that are annoying... when you email a PO to a vendor it doesn't save a record on the opportunity or work ticket it's associated with, also it doesn't recall any email addresses, so you have to type in address every time. super waste of time. in the scheduler i sometimes have issues finding the work tickets i want to schedule (not sure if that's user error) Often times a work ticket will report committed costs against purchase receipts that have been received and approved making EOM procedures difficult, especially if the purchase receipt was approved ina closed month. I don't thnk the payroll function works for us... (not certain bc i don't do payroll)

Reason for choosing Aspire

The team thought it looked easier to use.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Salesforce was good for Customer service documentation... not so much for job tracking. we needed a system that would complete both.

Vendor Response

Christina, thank you for your feedback! Job tracking is so important for reporting profitability and we are pleased that we could fill that gap for you, along with saving you thousands on fixing billing issues. We love input on how Aspire can adapt to better fit the needs of our clients and your comments about purchase orders, and auto-populating email addresses will be shared with the team. Stay tuned for future updates, feedback like yours is what improves our software!

Replied September 2020

Melissa

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2024

Aspire Review

PROS

It is user friendly between our Ops and Sales department. We have been deep diving into other areas as well like inventory and site audits and Aspire has a lot to offer.

CONS

The site audits when being used on the phone are not user friendly.

Reason for choosing Aspire

Our CFO did the backend work and homework and found Aspire to be the best fit.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Aspire was able to be used for 2 facilities

Vendor Response

Hello Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Aspire! We're thrilled to hear that our platform has been beneficial for streamlining operations and enhancing collaboration between your Ops and Sales departments. We're continuously working to improve all aspects of our platform, including site audits on mobile devices, to ensure a seamless user experience across all devices. We appreciate your CFO's thorough evaluation and decision to choose Aspire as the best fit for your needs. If you have any further suggestions or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. We're committed to providing you with the best possible solution for your business.

Replied April 2024

Grace

Environmental Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed December 2023

Sajovie Bros

Positive and continually improving. We are now 95% paper free and have eliminated a large percentage of manual tasks (recurring scheduling, invoice assistant, employee time tracking, route management, customer relationship management etc etc.)

PROS

We made the transition from LMN to Aspire a year ago. The ticket management system allows us to seamlessly schedule and make quick operational changes from the start of an estimate to the receivable balance. There is less room for error in each department and a system that keeps our billing on track.

CONS

Initial implementation - It took a lot of time to set up and train employees to use (customizing to our operations vs. Aspire implementation/help with setup) The cost was an investment and commitment.

Reason for choosing Aspire

Staying with LMN and waiting to see what new features were released which did not occur as timely as Aspire releases (and announces - LMN had to sign up for release webinars, Aspire I can review at my leisure.)

Reasons for switching to Aspire

LMN was lacking the job costing reporting we were looking for at the time and the seamless work order/ticket creation from winning an estimate. It was difficult to understand navigations and not as user friendly as we wanted long term. Mobile App for time tracking was not as straightforward. Also limited users/billing model per user became too difficult to manage with revolving hiring door in our industry.

Vendor Response

Grace - Thank you so much for taking the time to share details and specifics about your Aspire experience. It is so helpful for us (and for those researching) to see specifics. We're thrilled to see the improvements you're experiencing with Aspire, our releases, and your learning journey. Thank you!

Replied January 2024

Joy

Environmental Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed December 2023

Aspire Review from Redwood Landscape

We are happy we made the change. The pros have defiantly out wayed the cons. It is just a beast of a program and a lot to learn. We still need a lot of training.

PROS

Job Costing Running Multiple Branches Easier Estimating-easier to train sales Communication between field and operations

CONS

CRM! It is horrible to write general notes! It took us a long time to receive a CSM.....I expected the customer service to above and beyond and it felt like we were rushed to graduate and then we had to bag for a CSM.

Reason for choosing Aspire

Just sticking with LMN and trying to make it work better for us.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Job Costing- which LMN does have now Multiple Branches

Vendor Response

Joy - Thank your for taking the time review Aspire and provide some details on your experience. Love your positive experience during your first year on the platform as we know it can be a bit of a learning curve for some organizations. We are continually reviewing the exact process from implementation to CSM and how we can support customers during the first year. Thank you!

Replied December 2023

Dave

Facilities Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2023

Ignite User Conference

Overall, we were very pleased with the conference, great job by everyone who put in the monumental effort to pull it off! We'll be attending the next one.

PROS

Interaction with other Aspire Users and the variety of breakout sessions and workshops. We're a new user and still learning a lot about the product, but very pleased with what we learned about where the product is going and different ways we our company ca benefit from it.

CONS

I would point out three negative comments about the conference, to try and improve it for next time: Power point has it's purpose, but there was not enough hands-on/live demo of the product in the breakout sessions. We would suggest that at the next conference, there are areas set up, similar to the sponsor booths, where we can interact in person at our leisure with Aspire personnel. It's not practical to try and squeeze in line with other attendees for five or ten minutes at the end of a break-out sessions and overload the presenters (who were always available and gracious with their time) discussing our individual company applications or questions. We were most disappointed by the lack of ability to spend some quality live/in person time with Aspire personnel (while looking at a live system if necessary) and get away from email and zoom calls. In addition to meeting other users, this was the main reason we attended the conference, and feel we missed out on that personal interaction entirely. Having vendors/sponsors presenting in the general sessions was a turn off, because their products do not have relevance to all attendees. It would be preferrable to leave them to their booths and individual break out sessions.

Reason for choosing Aspire

16 years ago we ran the company on QuickBooks and Excel. We've cycled through Service Autopilot, LMN, BossLM and final settled on Aspire, which we know is the best product after a lot of trial and error.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

BOSS was not moving forward in a timely fashion to make product improvements and seems to have lost is customer focus. One comment we would make about the Aspire is that being one of the smaller companies using the product, without a lot of internal structure or resources, we won't be able to use all of the capabilities of the product today. That makes it hard for us to justify the high cost and is why it took us so long to make a commitment to use it. If there was a product Aspire 'Light', we would have come on board a long time ago and grown with the product. With an Aspire 'Light', we could have started with what we know is the best product from the beginning, grown with it, and our company probably would have grown faster too.

Vendor Response

Dave - Thank you for taking the time provide such details about your experience. We love hearing about your time at Ignite, as well as with the Aspire platform. This was our 5th Ignite conference and it continues to get bigger. We did offer a range of activities and areas where customers could interact with our team members, from the Product Hub area and AspireCare desk area. We are in the early stages of planning our '24 Ignite conference, so we will work to incorporate more opportunities! Thank you for the info on Boss and LMN!

Replied December 2023

Tina

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2023

Aspire Pros & Cons

overall, I would give Aspire a 90 out of a 100. If you asked me this question 18 months ago I probably say 60 out of a 100. But watching the videos and contacting support has been a great help. Your Customer Support team gets a 100. They always get back and help right away.

PROS

estimating is streamline now for us Job costing is awesome since using Aspire our profit margin has gone up which is great

CONS

I do not like that you can not edit the lines on the invoices. We have a few clients that I have excel sheets setup for invoicing because I can't edit the line on invoices for a maintenance contract. I

Reason for choosing Aspire

Knew others that were using Aspire in a peer group. They mentioned that their profits went up using Aspire

Reasons for switching to Aspire

No Job costing or estimating functions like Aspire

Brian

Environmental Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2023

Estate Landscaping Review of Aspire

Overall we love Aspire and look forward to there road map with all the new features especially the AI technology.

PROS

Aspire pretty much is used to run our entore company except payroll. We have metrics and KPI set up that our Leadership monitors on a daily basis. We like the way we can propose a clinet right from the field.

CONS

Aspire continues to grow but there are some features we wish would have been resolved before some of the non-essential items were released.

Reason for choosing Aspire

The owner of Estate was best friends with Kevin Kehoe, Estate was one of the first companies on Aspire.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Didn't do everything we needed it to do. Couldn't accomplish the customer satisfaction that we were looking for in one software.

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Alex

Verified reviewer

Facilities Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2022

Aspire Can be Your Best Friend

Overall, I think Aspire is great. It has helped our business grow and gain better insight into the true costs on a job by job basis.

PROS

Aspire can seem very daunting at first glance, but if you take the time to really dig in and learn it, Aspire is fantastic. I like that it updates in real time. That you can track productivity on a ticket by ticket basis. The ability to apply all costs to individual tickets to better understand the job profitability. And you can build pretty much any report you could ever need.

CONS

There are work arounds when it comes to billing set up (like getting the bill to info to match a certain Management Groups needs). I would like to be able to use a customer's email more than once, because of billing work arounds.

Vendor Response

Thank you, Alex! We truly appreciate your comments and feedback, especially as a long-time user who has grown with our product. We're so glad you find the real-time and financial related information and reporting so valuable. Implementing new software can be daunting at first, but so glad you and the team worked through the details! Great feedback and use-case as well for using customer data. We'll be sure to pass this along to our team. Grateful for your perspective and insights! If you ever want to share more, just let us know!

Replied August 2022

Theodore

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2020

Better, Faster, Stronger

Our experience has been a very positive one. Customer support during implementation was very good. Ongoing support for users is excellent with very fast response times and knowledgeable representatives. Aspire is constantly making improvements to the system based on user recommendations and so far, each new version release has improved our user experience.

PROS

Intuitive user interface. Logical data query format makes finding granular data very easy. Reports are easily customized and shared with other users. Customer support during implementation was very good. Ongoing support for users is excellent with very fast response times and knowledgeable representatives.

CONS

Initial concern was pricing. Aspire appears expensive when compared to similar systems but it actually saves our organization money through better management of the sales and production process, resulting in better gross margin and revenue per employee.

Reason for choosing Aspire

Better access to information, better support, better remote access options.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Asset is a robust system but customer support is essentially non-existent. This ultimately limited our ability to fully utilize the system which made it a frustrating roadblock to any success.

Vendor Response

Theodore, thank you for your feedback! We're pleased to hear you would recommend Aspire to others and that our software has saved you money and improved your profit margin. We are always honored to be a part of our client's success. Stay tuned for future updates, we will continue to improve Aspire to meet the needs of our users!

Replied September 2020

Wesley

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2023

Review of Aspire

PROS

All encompassing, thorough, web based, cost is congruent with success of the business

CONS

Implementation was bad. Aspirecare can sometimes give generalized answers and not directly answer the question, expensive, doesn't have easy way to have a garden center/retail encompassed

Reason for choosing Aspire

More comprehensive for both build and maintenance

Reasons for switching to Aspire

To get build and maintenance in one platform.

Vendor Response

Wesley, thank you for the review and feedback. Thank you for sharing how the platform helps support the growth of the business. Hate to see you feel like you had a poor experience through implementation, as our team does its very best to guide each customer through onboarding. Please do provide any specific feedback which might help us improve. We're always looking for product ideas as well, so keep them coming! Thank you.

Replied February 2023

Paul

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2023

Great at what we need it for

Aspire is innovative and best in class for the critical functions. I am confident they will continue to provide updates to the product.

PROS

Job costing, estimating/pricing, systemizing sales and production. Great data. It is scalable and a true enterprise solution.

CONS

All of the accounting functions are cumbersome, yet powerful. There is a sharp learning curve. Only part of the software is available on mobile. Site audits and client communication are somewhat limited.

Reason for choosing Aspire

More advanced technology

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Needed more robust solution, enterprise level.

Kelli

Environmental Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2020

Aspire Software Review

After some trial and error, my overall experience with Aspire is good. I enjoy the fact that they are constantly improving and interested to hear what their customers would like to see.

PROS

I like the fact that everything is easily accessible and user friendly. They are also always improving the software to meet the needs of their clients. I believe once you learn the system, it is a really good software to use for our industry.

CONS

We went from one software to this software and it was extremely difficult to transition. We had many trials and errors within our first year in how to properly manage within the software in order to correctly reflect what are costs were and what we were earning.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

We made the switch because Sage was not as user friendly as we wanted. We wanted more streamlined processes instead of having to use several different modules to do one thing.

Vendor Response

Kelli, thank you for your feedback! We value customer insight like yours and are pleased to hear you would recommend Aspire to others and that you find our software easily accessible and user-friendly. As you stated, we will continue to listen to our customers and improve our software to meet the needs of our users. Stay tuned for future updates!

Replied September 2020

Michaela

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2023

3 years in

It's been great. Honestly, the partnership with our CSMs (or CSMs interim) back to implementation and the support we get from everyone at Aspire is amazing. We value relationships here at PGI, but didn't realize we were buying more than just a software.

PROS

Being able to have easy access to see how much money we are making or losing on jobs. This is important to be able to know if we are bidding correctly or not. The goal is to grow, not sink.

CONS

Honestly, as more and more releases and updates are done, the system just keeps getting better and better.

Reasons for switching to Aspire

It was user friendly, HOWEVER, it was not geared to Commercial Maintenance. Also, the training to use the product was nowhere near the training that Aspire provides.

Vendor Response

Micaela - thank you for the positive review and love seeing the growth for you and your team over 3 years! Thrilled to see the innovations and releases continue to deliver improvements and value. We value YOU! Thanks again!

Replied February 2023

Todd

Facilities Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Aspire Review

We enjoy using Aspire and have recommended it to others. The company listens to users and makes updates based on the users recommendations.

PROS

Integration of the primary production functions of our landscape company. Ease of use compared to other software. Continued improvements that Aspire is committed to.

CONS

It is costly and there are some limitations

Reasons for switching to Aspire

Needed a system that would grow with our business.

Vendor Response

Todd - Great to hear about your experience with Aspire and how you consistently recommend it to others. We love hearing about support like that. We are always here to listen to feedback and help unlock your success! Thank you for the great support.

Replied January 2024

Steve

Environmental Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY