You can trial ProofDocs for $49 for one month, this is $30 for the month and $19 sign up fee including the Planning Report Template. This enables you to use the system, put through multiple reports and tests and generally experiment at no risk to see if ProofDocs is going to work for you.
Included in the trial period is the full arboricultural 'planning report template'. This template is comprehensive covering all components of an arborist report suitable for planning applications as they relate to building sites and developments. You can edit this template and save various versions within your account (or elsewhere) to use and edit as you choose. You can also create or import new report templates and save them within ProofDocs. The data you collect in the field will automatically populate your chosen template to create your finished tree report.
If you choose not to continue using ProofDocs, you will still have an exceptional, professional template that you can put in MS Word format and use ongoing.
It may take a couple of reports to get used to ProofDocs, once you are familiar with the interface reports will become very simple to produce, field time will be reduced, office time will be halved and most of the hassle will be history.
Q. What is 60 hours of your time worth to you?
Low monthly subscription
After the trial, if you choose to continue using ProofDocs there is a monthly subscription of $30 for each ProofDocs user account.
There is no contract and you can stop at any time.
$1.20 per tree.
This means that if you produced 4 reports in a month, each with 5 trees, the costs would be $30 (subscription) + $24 (20 trees), total for the month - $54
This amount of usage will save the average arborist 4 to 6 hours of work per month or around 60 hours per year.
Time equals money, so this is like paying $54 to buy back about 5 hours of your time and a large slice of sanity. The costs are also completely tax deductible.
(prices quoted are exclusive of GST)
Templates - Tree Hazard Reports, Tree Management Plans (TMP), Tree Surveys
Use of ProofDocs comes with the Planning Application report template. For an additional $99 you can purchase our template package which includes 3 templates:
- Tree Hazard Reports
- Tree Management Plans (TMP), and
- Tree Surveys (this is just a minimalist template with the basic tables and headings)
The Hazard Report template and TMP template have been developed over some years, they are comprehensive and professional. The Survey template is simple and suited to a basic tree survey.
How much profit can ProofDocs generate for an arborist?
Time is valuable, if you charge out at $100 per hour, then with just 1 standard planning report per week, with ProofDocs, the savings over a year are around 60 hours, or a profit after costs of around $5000
More importantly it makes life MUCH easier, taking all the hassle and considerable desk time out of reports so you can get back to running a business or being an arborist, or time with family or .....whatever.
ProofDocs is a user pays system, you are only charged AFTER you have used the service, consequently there are no refunds offered, however if you choose to stop using ProofDocs because you are not happy with the service then you will not be charged for the final calendar month - that is any part of the month in which you told us you were stopping.
If for some reason a refund is required it will be paid via EFT to your nominated account.
You are required to check your bill and payment each month, if there is a problem or you disagree with the costing you must contact us immediately.
If you disagree with the way we have charged then you need to contact us via email or phone immediately and we will sort it out with you. If you are not happy with the way we have calculated your bill and we cannot reach agreement then we will refund the amount you are disputing for that last calendar month. We will not refund amounts from previous months unless it is clear we have made an accounting mistake and the amount charged does not match our pricing as set out above in the Pricing section.
Once you understand the service ProofDocs is offering and after trialing it for a month, the next step is to complete the registration process, this will include supplying your preferred payment method and details. You will then be set up to use the full service. If required we are also able to establish a company profile for you where you can have a set of company templates as well as individual arborist templates. This means each member of the team can have their own templates but if the company wants to create a new template or make significant changes then the whole team can take a copy of the new template.
At the end of each calendar month your account will be automatically debited, the amount charged will reflect your usage of the service. You will then be emailed a receipt.
Your account will be considered active and you will accrue charges each month until you let us know via the contact page or through the 'My account' page that you wish to stop.
At any time you can login and go to the 'My account' section of the website and see your payment / usage status.
ProofDocs is an online service, we don't send paperwork or products. The service is delivered via the ProofDocs website.
Please read the following about how we operate, including what type of information is collected, how the information is used and why, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information.
Your privacy is a priority at ProofDocs, and we go to great lengths to protect it.
Why we collect personal information
We collect some personal information to help us deliver our service and for administration purposes. We will also collect data that will enable us us to give you more convenient access to services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information will help us keep you posted on the latest announcements, software updates, special offers, and services that you might like to hear about. We will ask before sending you this type of information or any other junk mail.
The information we collect and how we may use it
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. For example:
- We may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, registering for an offer, participating in an online survey or purchasing a product.
- When you interact with ProofDocs, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information relating to a support or service issue.
- We may use personal information to provide products that you have requested as well as for auditing, research, and analysis to improve ProofDocs’s products.
Your information is not shared with any entity or person not associated with ProofDocs.
When we disclose your information
ProofDocs takes your privacy very seriously. ProofDocs does not sell or rent your contact information to anyone or any entity.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information.
ProofDocs business partners
Integrity of your personal information
ProofDocs has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate and up to date for the purposes set out above. Of course you always have the right to access and correct the information you have provided.
Cookies and other technologies
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This information does not identify individual users. The data is used to analyse patterns, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information.
In some of our email messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the ProofDocs website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help monitor interest and see if our communications are effective. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the email.
ProofDocs takes precautions including administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
The ProofDocs Online payment system uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the ProofDocs you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
You can reduce risk related to your personal information by taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords regularly using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser.