Kevin assumed his first superintendent role over the maintenance operations at Scott Air Force base at the ripe old age of 23. He has since worked in almost every role of the landscape industry. Aspire provides him the framework and the tools to achieve his mission of integrating true, efficient business management into the green industry.
Setting up and managing your estimating and bidding system is the key to every CRM system. It has been said that it’s hard to out-produce a bad bid. So it is essential to use a software tool that can handle this responsibility.
One of the best features of Aspire Software is its real-time estimation and inventory management. You need more than spreadsheets to do this. Even if, like Caramanico & Sons, Inc., you already have a good grasp on your production factors and application rates, being able to calculate, edit and estimate in real-time allows your clients to see the “how long” and “how much” of a project as it’s being described. It also gives you a chance to show off the range of options and services you offer – knowing instantly that all the materials are available at the prices estimated. No one likes surprises down the road when the project finally gets the “green light.”
This is business management built into a software that saves you money on your expense line and “face” with the customer.
Aspire’s Kevin Larson traveled south of Philadelphia to continue Caramanico’s CRM/estimation training and demonstrated how Aspire can improve on their proven legacy processes, saving money (ultimately paying for the system) and delighting the customer. Using kits, templates, and custom-built property needs, Kevin demonstrated how Caramanico & Sons can monitor their sales pipeline while streamlining and speeding the estimating process.
As a result, Caramanico & Sons, Inc., can now:
Integrate multiple processes and estimate jobs for their clients in real-time with “live” inventory and cost look-up
Trust that their account managers can expertly use the Site Walk app to price jobs and upsell enhancements … during property walks
Streamline and improve their customer relations while increasing visibility to their sales pipeline
Follow-up training will include: Setting up and monitoring sales goals by rep using the Aspire Scorecard app. Caramanico & Sons will also be able to use the Aspire Account Management and SalesKPI Reports to improve sales staff performance. Real time information and comparable data from reports creates exactly the kind of leadership atmosphere and accountability that develops your company’s culture and morale.
Aspire wishes to thank John Jr., Bill and David Caramanico and their talented team for hosting us and bringing Aspire into, hopefully, another 70 years of successful business in Pennsylvania.
About Aspire Landscape Software:
Our best-of-breed landscaping business management software includes Sales Management CRM, Estimating, Invoicing, Mobile Time, Purchasing, Reporting, Scheduling, and Accounting integrated with QuickBooks.