If you are a cleaning company looking for a janitorial or cleaning software then you should conduct an online search to look for the best janitorial software that will meet your specific needs. So upon searching and you find a website offering janitorial software you should find out quickly how the cleaning software is summarized and what its computing features are. You should find a software specifically designed for the cleaning or janitorial service industry because you will find many products that are generalized or intended for multiple service based industries. These generalized products cover basic service based business functions like preparation of scheduling and dispatching, bid estimations, proposals, service contracts and maintenance agreements, inventory management, purchasing, and others.
If you examine the websites of these manufacturers closely you will not really be sure if the product will work for you or not so you will have to give them a call to find out the price and also to find out if their software can actually work for your business. This is just the way for them to be able to talk with you over the phone and give you their best pitch on why you should purchase their generic products for your cleaning business.
The generic software products however are often quite pricey. Charts and tables with cleaning rates or cleaning times/janitorial production rates are often not found in generic software but is very important to determine accurate workloads for new prospective cleaning accounts.
Select a software that is designed specifically for the cleaning industry as a whole and not a one size fits all generic multilevel industry software.
Also, if you specialize in one or more cleaning services like pressure washing, floor care, apartment clean outs, maid services, or others, make sure that the cleaning software covers most or all of your specific needs as well. There are websites that specify what cleaning service sectors their software products like facilities management estimating software are suited for. There are websites that gives you visual examples of what you will find in the software.
The following features should be present in the janitorial software or cleaning business software program that you will purchase, and this should be checked whether you are starting your cleaning business or are trying to expand an already existing one: look for spreadsheets for preparing precise janitorial bids which use professional work loading approaches, charts and tables with production rates and cleaning times, janitorial proposal examples, sample janitorial service agreements, and a sample NOA or notice of award for a winning cleaning contract bid, with terms of agreement.
These features are most often found in professionally designed cleaning software products that are dedicated to janitorial bidding and janitorial proposals. You can search for janitorial bidding software online if bidding is your primary focus.
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