Notable software programs for green industry businesses

November 15, 2014 -  By

As part of the November 2014 cover story “Cracking the code,” LM compiled a list of notable software programs for green industry business, presented in the table below. The original version of this table, which ran in print, comprised 46 programs. This online version lists more programs, per reader input and additional reporting.

Know of a software we missed? Leave us a note in the comments section for us to add it to the table.

Functions Interface Entry Price
PROGRAM Accouting Sales/CRM Production Design Desktop Mobile Cloud Subscription Purchase
ActiveApplications $99/month
Arborgold $99/month
ArborSoftWorx $2,100
Aspire based on revenue
Asset/Include $5,000
AutoCAD $210/month
BestTools Software $995
BOSS LM $550/month
cabinet $50/month
CLIP $40/month
CompuScapes $3,000
*Definity N/A N/A
dESCO $2,900/user
Describeit $200/year
DynaSCAPE $1,995
EverGreen $55
FieldEZ $20/month
Go iLawn $150/25 searches
Gopher $99.95
GreenScapes $500
GroundsKeeper Pro $399
HindSite Software $795
Infusionsoft $200/month
Jobber $39/month
Kickserv $29/month
Knowify $59/month
Land F/X $1,295
Landscape Estimator $295
Landscape Management Network (LMN) $69/month
Pro Contractor Studio $30/month
PRO Landscape by Drafix Software $1,495
QuickBooks $12.95/month
*QXpress $59/month
Realtime Landscaping Architect $399.95
Sage 50 $299/month
Sage One $9/month
*Salesforce $25/month
Service Assistant/ Real Green Systems $125/month
Service Autopilot $47/month
Service Task $24/month
SketchUp Pro $590
SLICEplus $8,500
Total Office Manager $10,000
Vectorworks Landmark $2,595
VisionScape $79/year
VizTerra $95/month
Yardbook free


*Derived from website content, not original reporting


4 Comments on "Notable software programs for green industry businesses"

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  1. “Landscape Lighting Software” and “Lighting Effects” allows landscape lighting contractors to show the landscape lighting as if it were evening and the lighting fixtures were already installed. $260.00 downloadable

  2. Zita says:

    The PDF version of this is unreadable. 🙁

    Is it possible to get a better version of it emailed to us at the above email address? Thanks.

    We’re in the process of trying to figure out which software to go with and this could be very helpful to us.

    The PDF version seems to have a lot more options/features listed than the write up above.

  3. We use Method CRM with the Scheduling & Invoicing for QuickBooks Online (Add-On). Our business uses QuickBooks for accounting, and the Method-Quickbooks sync is fantastic. We use Method for scheduling and invoicing, but actually email invoices out on the QuickBooks side.

    If we didn’t use QuickBooks, we would probably use Jobber. Jobber is very impressive but doesn’t have the level of QuickBooks sync that Method offers.

    Service Autopilot looks good but doesn’t offer a free trial and doesn’t sync to QuickBooks Online.