Drive Your Landscaping Business with Toro Horizon360
The Toro Horizon360 software platform gives you landscaping contractors an efficient and effective way to track the productivity of your crew and equipment. It also helps automate your billing processes and streamline your business’ time management. For those of you trying to gain efficiency in their landscaping business, this could help raise profits while lowering overhead costs.
Toro on the Horizon360 Software
Horizon360 empowers landscape contractors like no other software on the market. We’ve leveraged our 100 years of experience and expertise to develop a software system that will give you more data, better data, and powerful tools to analyze the effectiveness of your business—in an incredibly easy-to-use, intuitive package.Dave Francis, senior marketing manager at Toro
Owning and operating your business creates a lot of responsibility and stress. You need to deal with scheduling, invoicing, and keeping up client relations while tracking both equipment and crews. The Toro Horizon360 Software helps you better manage those tasks.
Whether you run solo or manage several crews, the Toro Horizon360 Software gives you several key advantages. First, it provides an easy-to-use scheduling tool. This tool lets you assign work, balance schedules, manage rain delays, reassign workers, reschedule tasks, and prioritize jobs.
Next, it streamlines the estimation process with a suite of estimation tools. When estimations turn into real jobs, they get automatically entered into the system—all ready to schedule.
Toro Asset Tracker (140-4969)
The Toro Horizon360 software also includes tracking devices. The Toro Asset Tracker (140-4969) gets its power from the 12V batteries already on your mowers. This device is appropriate for any piece of equipment that has an onboard 12-volt battery. It has an internal rechargeable battery that will recharge itself when your equipment is running. This internal battery and smart-sleep algorithm provide accurate GPS data that won’t drain your equipment’s battery when not being used.
These sync up with the Horizon360 app on your phone or computer. Since they install directly into your equipment, they can track your equipment performance, location, job start and end times, and equipment usage. Setting up a geofence around your customer’s property lets you see when your crew enters and leaves a job. All of this data can be monitored in real-time.
Toro Asset Tracker Features
- Model: 140-4969
- Connection: GPS and Cell
- Dimensions: 2.2 x 4.3 x 1.59 in.
- Weight: 12 oz
- Price: $100 per year (best info available at time of writing)
The Asset Tracker not only works with Toro equipment but any competitor equipment as well. You can monitor the usage and performance of your mowers, snowblowers, aerators, and more. The data collected lets you see which equipment is used the most and which equipment delivers the best performance based on fuel usage. This lets you monitor and manage downtime, as well as plan for future equipment purchases.
Toro’s Horizon360 software and app seem like a pretty powerful tool for any size lawn service. If you struggle with crew management and scheduling, this could revolutionize your workflow. We like how it lets both you and your crew see the daily schedule as well as any on-demand work. You can initiate jobs right from the app—which takes care of anything that pops up in the field. Possibly the most important feature of all, you can track actual on-the-job time versus scheduled time.
If that doesn’t do it for you, the Horizon 360 software adds even more helpful features that might come in handy. You can take proof-of-service photos, and even append add-on work to an existing invoice so that extra work gets tracked and paid for.
Overall, we like how the Toro Horizon360 software takes away any guesswork about how well your business performs. It gives you analytics with easy-to-understand graphs and tables. In the end, you get answers to all of the big questions: How much you should bid on the job? Are you working efficiently with the crew you have? Is it time to hire another crew member?
Toro seems to have built the Horizon360 software to help landscapers scale their businesses as they grow. On the surface at least, it looks like a great tool.
Toro believes that information is power. With the information provided by the Horizon360 software, you’ll have the insight to understand how you can make your business better. Toro believes that within 60 days of using the software (30 days with the basic subscription), you’ll be able to see tangible improvements to your bottom line.
|Software Package||Basic Subscription||Enhanced Subscription||Pro Subscription|
|No Obligation Free Trial||30 Days||60 Days||60 Days|
|Scheduling and Dispatching||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Crew Mobile App||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Price per Month||$99||$199||$299|
Toro has three tiers of the Horizon360 software available. None of them require sign-on fees or yearly commitments. Toro has also done away with add-on user license fees, and they provide support at no extra cost in all three tiers of service.
To learn more about Horizon360, or to sign up for your free trial, visit the Toro website by clicking here.