Access Developer's Page: After 20 years developing on the Access Platform, we feel it is only fair to offer some tools and techniques back to the generous community who helped us along the way.
EVS managers, below is a list of sites that may be of interest to you. They contain products or services valuable to our industry.
A powerful and graphical tool
The American Institute for Cleaning Sciences (AICS) is the leading authority in the commercial cleaning industry. AICS is the architect of the comprehensive Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) and acts as the registrar for the ISSA certification program
One of the most useful, by far.
We recommend you buy the Custodial Staffing Guidelines if purchasing Lite.
It’s included with our full version
Perks Publications has a good set of articles on cleaning, including this one called Choosing Cleaning Management Software That Works For You by Colin Butterfield, a respected industry consultant.
This is a really good site, check their resources!
Donated software – now that we're a corporation, if you are a non-profit in need of software, please contact us to arrange a donation via this organization.
Pancomp: Our partner in providing you with the best in wireless employee tracking and time & attendance solutions.
Resources & Industry Links
Cleaning Software Competitors
We’ve looked at the competition and encourage you to do so too – always make informed decisions! Note we offer competitive upgrades for owners of any of the following, contact us for details, we're sure you'll find it worth your while.
Notes on finding the right software...
After 25 years in the business, I've seen and heard a lot, and some incredible things. Software that crashes with inexplicable error messages. Claims of the "most advanced/sophisticated" software of its type on the market. Claims of being the original CMS (cleaning managment software). You know what: it's mostly marketing hype and sometimes outright deception. There are some hard questions to ask, that may help you cut through the smoke:
- Advanced: What is the development platform? Is it a true database, or a collection of spreadsheets tied together with VBA code? Can it handle multiple users simultaneously, or does it lock files and users users out?
- Sophistication: Does it take 19 button clicks to accomplish a single task? Yes, one video on the web I've seen demonstating what should be a single, or at most several click operation took 19 button clicks, and all had to be done in a specific sequence, with no particular rhyme or reason for the order.
- Does it have on-screen, instantaneous graphical display of important metrics?
- Support: Does support include email and phone and how much does it cost? Are upgrades included? How often are upgrades typically performed?
- Feature set: Can the software handle all or most of your operational needs including equipment and asset tracking, consumable expenditure estimates? Does it allow adjustment of all basic parameters such as length of work day, length of work week, labor costs? How many hours have gone into development over the past 5, 10, 20 years? Do the principles have an engineering background?
Access developers: Please visit our developers page for sample databases and code. We are grateful to the community for your generous donations of time and hope these tools will help you.