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Round management - (pen and paper style)



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Dave B

I always print a copy just incase i am in a rush

When i get home i can update on phone or pc in minutes

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Dave B

Also end of every month i save a copy for the taxman for that month

With that and my spreadsheet for expenses/outgoings i am 100% covered and don't need an accountant

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SPCleaning

Its just a chore I guess another something to be done.

 

I like the look of the George software and shall give it a go. I don't think the free trail will last long though as you only have 60 logins, and it will take some time to get the customers on. A lot of going in and out of the system.

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Guest boarcity

iv just had a lightbulb moment ,so will write it on here for my later reference. i wrote how if you shorten the address on George you can get a whole weeks work printed on 1 sheet , well what about when youve more work than what will fit on 1 sheet? up to now iv been gluing a 2 nd sheet below the 1 st . this has bugged me

but iv jus realized an answer to the 2 sheet problem -if i condense 2 addresses (neighbours) into 1 address line iv now bags of room on the sheet

 

e.g. 3+5hawthorn£8

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Diwrnach

George seemed a bit old fashioned and not that intuitive to use when I did the free trial, I can see it taking some admin, Aworka on the other hand seemed very simple and quick.

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SPCleaning

I like the idea of Aworka, but I am not comfortable with my data being readily available to third parties. Customer details, contact numbers and other notes are supposed to be safe on a 'cloud' system, but look at the damage that could be done if it was not safe.

 

For the price it looks great value. I just can't shake my distrust of the online systems. At least with george, it is a stand alone programme.

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shazzy692002
Been using a diary with another book with a full list of each customers details, but now the round is growing I am going to be using Aworka, when I can be arsed to input all the customers on it :P

 

They putn all the info in for me when I brought this a year ago,

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shazzy692002

I used to be paper and pen, I hated it, such a chore.

 

I have had aworka for a year now, I had all my addresses on a spreadsheet, so sent it to aworka who put all my info in for me, it would have taken me ages.....Best thing I ever done. worth the £100 a year, or £10 a month....plus had a few weeks free to make sure it was write for me...

Now to move jobs I just drag it to the day I want, I know exactly how much I am owed.and when they were cleaned. if they pay online.deliver etc.

if someone calls me and ask when they are due, I just click on jobs tab input address and it will give me the last date cleaned and the next one....when I print my daily work it also states if anyone owes money, when they were last cleaned and when they are due next which is good if customers ask,

I can print all money owed, weather it be online payments or collecting, I can separate to save on ink...as no need to print online payment debt list...

 

if it rain ones day and I don't work, I can move all jobs on to the next day, the whole list....

 

I highly recommend. wish I had done it sooner.

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Tuffers

Sounds good Shazzy. The one thing I don't like about George is when you drag a job over to another day and it doesn't stay in the order of jobs of where you dragged it. You can set your order of jobs up, but it's a ball ache.

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Tom Swainson

Used WCP and tried George (far too outdated). Now moved onto cleaner planner, I can text customers, take payments and send emails, all from one place.

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Diwrnach

I tried cleaner planner, but found it difficult to see who owed me money, who had and hadn't paid etc, probably my failure but just didn't find that part of it intuitive, also found it difficult to quickly look up peoples phone numbers as well.

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Tom Swainson

I suppose everyone is different. If you click on debts it comes up with all the rounds together, or you can choose which round debts you would like to view. Its all about intergration for me. I can text each customer who owes, straight from the software and I will soon have direct debits set up as well. Once work has been completed I can click, pay via go careless and it processes the payment. Also I can send bulk email ads. The app for both Apple and android work great too.

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Diwrnach

Yeah for that kind of thing I found it great, its "almost" there for me, but not there enough.

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SPCleaning

Not impressed with George. Unless I am being a fool, there appears to be no way of moving the whole round forward a few days if you have been off sick or had wet weather. Therefore the days missed will show as overdue and there is no way of catching up.

 

Frustrating

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Diwrnach
Not impressed with George. Unless I am being a fool, there appears to be no way of moving the whole round forward a few days if you have been off sick or had wet weather. Therefore the days missed will show as overdue and there is no way of catching up.

 

Frustrating

Yeah George isn't that great when I tried it, seemed really old fashioned and out of date and not intuitive at all.

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Guest boarcity
Sounds good Shazzy. The one thing I don't like about George is when you drag a job over to another day and it doesn't stay in the order of jobs of where you dragged it. You can set your order of jobs up, but it's a ball ache.

each morning i arrange,write the order of the jobs on a paper slip thats fixed to centre of van dash. as we work thru them one of my workers colours over each address using a marker pen. a glance at this list tells them if its going to be a real sh/tey day or not . occasionally i will add a few fake addresses on this slip and then suddenly reveal about 3 oclock im not goin to bother with those few for now -im the hero all of a sudden!

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Smurf

So who checks the checker? :D

 

each morning i arrange,write the order of the jobs on a paper slip thats fixed to centre of van dash. as we work thru them one of my workers colours over each address using a marker pen. a glance at this list tells them if its going to be a real sh/tey day or not . occasionally i will add a few fake addresses on this slip and then suddenly reveal about 3 oclock im not goin to bother with those few for now -im the hero all of a sudden!

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CleanerPlanner

Thanks for the positive feedback Tom - really pleased Cleaner Planner is working well for you so far, as always any further questions just give me a shout :)

 

I tried cleaner planner, but found it difficult to see who owed me money, who had and hadn't paid etc, probably my failure but just didn't find that part of it intuitive, also found it difficult to quickly look up peoples phone numbers as well.

 

Hi Diwrnach - I'd be more than happy to give you some pointers via email or phone if you're still keen to get up and running on the trial? Did we import your jobs from another software? Don't think so as the name doesn't ring a bell and I get in touch with everyone who signs up personally :) Feel free to pop me a PM or email rob@cleanerplanner.com if you'd like a hand.

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SPCleaning

Getting my head around George now, think I will just keep working with it.

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CleanerPlanner
Not impressed with George. Unless I am being a fool, there appears to be no way of moving the whole round forward a few days if you have been off sick or had wet weather. Therefore the days missed will show as overdue and there is no way of catching up.

 

Frustrating

 

Did you figure out how to do this in George? May well be a way, it does a lot of things right. For sake of comparison on Cleaner Planner we have a "Shift Entire Schedule" button. Select the date when you're returning to work and it shifts everything forward.

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Tuffers
Did you figure out how to do this in George? May well be a way, it does a lot of things right. For sake of comparison on Cleaner Planner we have a "Shift Entire Schedule" button. Select the date when you're returning to work and it shifts everything forward.

 

When you say shifts everything forward, do you mean every single job will be moved along by the amount of days that you choose? 'George' lacks this function. I did raise it with them and they said you can't shift it all along. I wanted to do this so it didn't look like I was behind after taking 2 weeks holiday.

 

What is the cost of Cleaner Planner?

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