Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Gopher Software Support > Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only

Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only The support posts are read-only. To ask your Gopher tech support question please email us at support@gophersoftware.com

twice a week client


Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only

The support posts are read-only. To ask your Gopher tech support question please email us at support@gophersoftware.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-21-2004, 06:54 AM
dogduty dogduty is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbus area, Ohio
Age: 55
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 11
dogduty
Default

Hope Im not askin silly questions here.

I have 4 clients I service on Mondays and Thursdays. Rest of my
Monday clients for example when I print Scheduled Jobs come out
in order I placed them just fine, but my Mon/Thur clients get added under a new route heading. Example:

ROUTE: Thursday
1) CUSTOMER: Jane
2) CUSTOMER: Fred
3) CUSTOMER: Sue

ROUTE: Mon/Thur
1) CUSTOMER: Dave
2) CUSTOMER: Eric

However, in example, my stops are Jane, Dave, Fred, Sue, Eric

Can I put my twice a week clients both on monday and thursday? I think I tried this and when I did the ROUTE, it moved them from one to the other, didnt add them twice.

Hope I explained this ok.

Thanks
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-21-2004, 11:06 AM
Gopher Tech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi dogduty,

-Create only one route.
-Gopher does allow you to choose a specific day a job is to be done, however to have the same job performed twice a week on two specific days, maybe you could schedule two different jobs. Have each job a once a week job on the specific day you choose.

Let me know if this would this work for you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-21-2004, 02:57 PM
dogduty dogduty is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbus area, Ohio
Age: 55
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 11
dogduty
Default

Not sure I follow you. I tried to put these clients, in the Route
option, on both Monday and Thursday but wouldnt work.
My routes are set up by day of week. When I place the clients in order I want my visits to take place, the twice a week clients are out of order and show up under a new route heading when I print the Scheduled Jobs page. Its not really a big deal, I just renumber them in pen. Sorry I get picky with details lol!



Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2004, 08:36 AM
Gopher Tech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi dogduty,

Although you can use Gopher many ways, here is a suggestion.

Create a route for each crew. If you have only one crew, create one route. Order your customers properly in the route page.

Since you service a customer twice a week, on say tues and thur :

- Schedule a job for Mr. Jones for once a week on Tuesdays
- Schedule another job for Mr. Jones for once a week on Thursdays.

Now you will have Mr. Jones being serviced on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The daily job schedule will print out the jobs in the proper order because you have already ordered your customers in the route page.

Let me know if you have further questions.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-22-2004, 10:39 AM
Lawn Magic
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think it would be an improvement if assignments to routes were not mutually exclusive (or an option to bypass that restrition). This would allow me to assign a 10 day client to Route A one week and Route B on the second week (for example mon with Route A in week 1 and Thu with Route B in week 2). The objective here is to reduce driving time and travel expense per service stop so more of are time can be spent producing revenue. One continous route for all customers does not allow for optimum routing. I have routes set up for normal days, but other larger routes for long days when there are two many rain days in a week and all clients must be serviced in a few long days from dawn to dusk. Flexibilty of the Gopher program needs to consider these common scheduling constraints. If we scheduled in an ideal world, the current way would be fine, but we do not work in an such a hypothetical environment.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2004, 10:50 AM
Gopher Tech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Lawn Magic,

Thank you, this is something we need to work on.

Dog Duty another thing you could do is use the job cluster feature. Set up your jobs for Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday etc. That feature is located in the schedule section.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-23-2004, 03:13 PM
dogduty dogduty is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Columbus area, Ohio
Age: 55
Posts: 57
Rep Power: 11
dogduty
Default

umm, you mean I gotta buy the Plus version instead of the Basic? Gotta think on that one, got 26 days left! I'll give it a look at.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Gopher Tech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi dogduty,

You can do what you need done with the basic version, I just wanted to point out another option.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-02-2004, 07:25 AM
o-so-n-so o-so-n-so is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 34
Rep Power: 12
o-so-n-so
Default

Hey dogduty,

I think the solution for your route problem could be solved in the following manner.

In the customer tab, choose the customer that you service twice a week. For their MAIN property, select "monday route" as you have done. Then.....go to the property tab for that customer...copy n paste the main address to the new property. (basically your creating the same address twice, giving you the option to give a different route to the second property.) You can call this 2nd property "Mon/Thur" for a description. Assign the desired route to this property.

Now you have the option of giving the same property a different route without changing the first route.

Create 2 properties with the same address for one customer and assign routes accordingly.


This is how I got around the same problem.
I have Lawn Care customers that I also schedule landscape maint. for. I keep my "Lawn Care" route and add "Landscape Maint" route to additional property and I can schedule any day of the week or on the same day if i want without jeopardizing my routes ID's.

good luck.........
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 01:58 PM
by SuperiorPower
6 202
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Yesterday 09:45 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
189 16,621
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
Yesterday 09:36 PM
by Chilehead
2 86
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 07:48 PM
by SuperiorPower
9 308
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by homey
5 166
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by stevef1201
7 211
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by stevef1201
3 107
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-17-2014 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,943
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,974
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,118
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,317
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 291
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 291
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 361
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 265
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 812
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 809
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 281
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,081
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 391
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,369
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 627
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 481
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,808
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 902
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 431
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 428
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,192
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,708
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 976
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,261
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,455
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 603
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 685
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,227
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 858
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,238
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,871
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 710
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,454
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 638
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,527
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,485
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,500
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 711
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,278
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,183
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 617
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,755
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,326
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new business new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair sprayer starting a business steep lawns theft toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy