Grounds maintenance is the process of providing a pleasant outdoor environment by ensuring houses, businesses, and parks are orderly and healthy. Grounds maintenance typically involves the following:
- Mow and fertilize lawns
- Weed and mulch landscapes
- Trim hedges, trees, and shrubs
- Remove damaged and unwanted trees
- Plant flowers and trees Water lawns, gardens, and landscapes
- Pruning, trimming, shaping trees and shrubs
Grounds maintenance software allows companies to manage what is happening in the field without paperwork, keeping costs low, and billing for everything earned. This is critical for obtaining more profit out of the work performed. The software is designed to make facilities and ground management run smoother. All of it can be handled in one step, in order to increase profits and spend less time behind the desk.
One of the great benefits of using software is that it allows companies to purchase only the functionality you need. This includes pricing that can be tailored for specific tasks. It is also configurable and customizable, allowing users to set locations. Reports can be generated, including equipment and utilization summaries.
All system data can be imported and exported from existing programs with software being designed to be accessible from anywhere on any device, particularly when coupled with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. It has simultaneous access from multiple users. Companies can increase productivity and customer service. In addition, it has full compatibility with wireless networking.
This allows field teams to use their cell phone, tablet, laptop, and other wireless devices. In terms of customer service management, the integrated software allows users to pull work order history, site information, as well as attached files. They also have the capability to track multiple properties for each customers. This information helps companies provide optimal customer service, provides a competitive advantage, and builds a professional image and with ground maintenance software this gives a unique instant messaging function that offers a concise method to keep in contact with individual or groups, allowing two way communication.
Each ground maintenance shift can be monitored with up to the minute data fed from the devices to the management suite. The tracking facility uses integrated maps to give a detailed display of the site visits enabling increased traceability. With up to the minute visibility and communication backed with detailed track and trace features, your operation is more cost effective with higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Another handy feature is the photo capture function that helps collate all the information you need to confirm the completion of work, weather conditions and any specific incidents which could affect the delivery of services.