iPad use for service and repair technician

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  1. imnotded

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    I own a plumbing and hvac service and repair company. I have been toying around with the idea of moving to iPads instead of pricebooks and hand written invoices. Is this something that can be accomplished?

    I personally have one and love being able to pull it out and have my price book and all the catalogs and brochures at my fingertips. With the iPad 2 my techs would also have a camera that they wouldnt need to carry around as well.

    We use Quickbooks, and would like to be able to make the invoice on the iPad then print it out for the customer. I would think importing all the invoices at the end of the day would be the easiest thing. I'm not sure if this is even possible. All this to save the step of typing everything into QB like we do now, since all our invoices are hand written.

    I cant be reliant on wifi or the att network to email or update QB realtime since we are in a remote area where the service is very spotty.

    If this inst feasible now, do any of you think that it will be in the near future?

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. SweetPoison

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    I can't help you. But I can welcome you! Some of our experts will pop in soon.:D
     
  3. imnotded

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    Thanks! There is so much you can do with these things, it's crazy. Hopefully there is a solution to my "problem" that doesnt cost a fortune (the iPads cost enough as it is!).
     
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    Well ~ we will just keep bumping your thread til someone pops in.:D
     
  5. davidalan99

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    Yes it can be done. The quick books plug in is a little harder to do but it can be done as well. I have done similar (except QB import). Did it for a salesman's package complete with working PO program for a major consumer electronics company (JVC). It can even include a place for customer approval signature. Contact me via private message. BTW could also work for iPhone version.

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    Any help on how to get it done?
     
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    I sent you a Private message as well
    Yes I can supply many different levels of help from just plan what to do to complete programing and writing. I use a program called FileMaker pro advanced and FileMaker Go. I can create in free standing mode as well. Please if you can we should speak. Let me know I I will call you. Remember what time zone I am in the east Baltimore.

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    invoicing app with signature

    Hi Davidalan99

    would appreciate pm as also in search of an invoicing app with facility for customer signature

    thanks
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  9. ipfuser55

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    TapInvoice does most apart from the signature, I'm still looking :)

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    Sign Docs does it all by the looks of it....Hope this has helped :)

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