Replacing QuickBooks

Replacing QuickBooks

Best Alternative to QuickBooks for HVAC and Service Businesses

Many service businesses start out with off the shelf accounting software because it’s easy to use and it works well. But a growing service business has requirements that aren’t easily met by QuickBooks. Perhaps it’s time to consider replacing QuickBooks with industry specific software.

QuickBooks is a great accounting program, but it’s not designed for service businesses. Shafers is an upgrade that will save you time and money.

Specifically Designed to Meet Your Service Business’s Needs

Service contractors need comprehensive, powerful accounting that’s integrated with their dispatch and customer files to provide informed, excellent service that can help you build your business better.

Can your accounting software handle the complexities of tracking regular maintenance calls for your customers and billing for one off or emergency calls? What about managing costs for inventory you hold, or tracking warranty data for installed equipment?

Explorer Shafers is an alternative to QuickBooks that was designed for HVAC and other service businesses. It’s everything your service business needs in a single platform. Instead of bolting on an accounting program to your dispatch board, Shafers is one system to run your entire business.

Streamline Your Business

It can be complicated maintaining separate systems for job dispatch, customer details, and accounts receivable. For a lot of HVAC contractors and other service businesses, it’s simpler to add all the job details to the customer file so you can easily track service calls, equipment used, warranties, and the status of invoices and maintenance contracts using a single platform.

View your most important financial information instantly with our visual dashboards.

Manage cash payments from the field.


Ensure your service technicians arrive to the job prepared to wow your customers with mobile tools that provide access to the information needed for excellent service.

Deliver excellent, timely service to your customers with our powerful dispatch board.

The complete integration of the software allows us to run a smoother operation and we are very pleased to have chosen Shafers to run our business.

Amy Cook

HCH Mechanical/Home Comfort Heating

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Field Service Management Software Support & Training

We’ll Get You Where You Need to Go

Our US based team is friendly, experienced, and deeply committed to the HVAC and service management businesses we serve. From training to support – and everyone in between – we take pride in building relationships. That means no support chat bots, generic training videos or cookie cutter solutions. Just real people, offering real solutions to get you where you need to go.

Book a Demo or talk to our team about how Explorer Shafers can help your business