Not All Janitorial Software Is Created Equal

Based on our research, cleaning services professionals searching for janitorial software to improve and expand their businesses, would do well to keep the title of this article firmly in mind when conducting their search for a suitable product for their business. Here’s how we went about our search and what we found.

Beginning the Search:
Below is a list of alternative search phrases that Google returned when we typed the phrase “janitorial software” into their search engine, recently.

Google Searches related to janitorial software:

* cleaning software
* office cleaning software
* maintenance software
* custodial software
* janitorial bidding software template
* maid service management software
* janitorial programs

Among these related search phrases, there is a range of “intended specificity” that reflects the specific interests of various groups of cleaning professionals, using Google as a search tool to find software appropriate to their business needs.

Using “office cleaning,” “maintenance,” or “custodial,” as part of your search phrase, (all attempts at narrowing the search results to a particular sector of the cleaning services industry,) yielded mixed results for us, spurring us on to make further searches with other relevant search terms, in order to find ample relevant website sources for professional cleaning services software.

The results we got using these sector specific search terms, very likely occurred because few manufacturers cater directly to specific sectors of the cleaning services industry (e.g., pressure washing, construction clean-up, etc.,) for reasons of profitability. As a result, relatively few manufacturers actually produce dedicated software, that is focused on a single sector of the cleaning service industry.

Also found in this list of alternate search phrases, is “Janitorial programs,” an interesting search phrase variation, which is creative in that all janitorial software is ultimately composed of computing programs. However, this search phrase will actually yield much fewer relevant janitorial software product results than expected. This is because “programs” is less frequently used as a search term in internet searches for these types of products, and as a result fewer companies target this keyword phrase in order to obtain high search result rankings for this search term, for that reason.

“Janitorial bidding software template” has the most specificity of all the above search phrases, because it refers to a specific item. However, our investigation into the search results for this phrase, yielded only one company which actually shows its website visitors examples of professional janitorial bidding spreadsheet templates. The company’s name is a long but apt one, “Janitorial and Home Cleaning Business Systems.”