Kickserv: Software Reviews, Demo, & Pricing Info

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Kickserv is comprehensive field service management software that can work for any field service industry, including:

  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping
  • Computer Repair

We tried the software, demoed it with a sales representative, and researched Kickserv reviews to learn everything about its features, pricing, and user experience.

What we found: Kickserv is affordable and covers all the bases when broadly looking at field service software features. However, it lacks the in-depth functionality found in pricier solutions. 

Table of contents:

Kickserv Overview

LawnStarter Rating4.5 out of 5
Price Range$0 and up
Free Trial?Yes
Free Version?Yes
Pricing ModelFeature and User Based
Made ForAny field service business
iOS AppYes
Android AppYes
DesktopOnline Software
Features• Customer relations management
• Job management
• Invoicing and payments
• Dispatching

Kickserv Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

User Experience
Based on user reviews from various sources
As compared to the average price of similar software 
Based on the number of features included in this software 
Our overall score is the average of the User Experience, Price, and Features scores, with all categories weighted equally

Kickserv Key Features 


Kickserv’s field service management software has several features to help service companies, including:

However, the features you access depend on the tier you choose. Please see the feature table below.

Customer Center
Quickbooks Integration
Automated Text and Email
Time Tracking
Job Expense Tracker
GPS  Tracing
Custom Reports
Custom Templates
Real Time GPS Tracking

Customer Relations Management

The fully functional customer relations management (CRM) software includes:

  • Lead management
  • Job history
  • Automated messaging
  • Customer center (online payments)
  • Document/image storage

Creating a Contact

You may add a contact via the mobile or web app. I did so using the mobile app. It was a relatively easy process, with a couple of speed bumps.

Step 1: Click the +Contact button at the bottom right.

Kickserv Add Contact
Add a contact

Step 2: Fill in the contact details.

New contact form

Step 3: Click the orange Save button in the top right corner.

Kickserv save new contact
Save contact

Although the app is intuitive, the user experience could have been smoother. I experienced two inconveniences while creating a contact:

  1. Several times, I had to click the back button while filling out the new contact form.  
  1. Due to the cumbersome experience, I accidentally clicked off the form without saving it.    

Finding a Contact

To find a contact, click the Contacts button at the bottom right. You then have three search options:

  1. Use the search icon (top-right)
  2. Scroll through a list of contacts
  3. Click the first letter of the contact’s name 
Finding a contact – Search

Job Management

You can manage work orders under the Job tab, which is accessible on the website and the mobile app.

On the web application, work orders are partitioned into three categories:

  • Opportunities: Here, you can manage estimates that turn into jobs when marked “won.”
  • Jobs: Schedule, manage, and track all your appointments in one spot.
  • Invoices: You can create, view, and send invoices.
kickserv jobs-web-app
Jobs tab – Web application

To access jobs on the mobile app, click the Jobs icon at the bottom of the screen.

Kickserv jobs icon - mobile app
Jobs icon – Mobile app

You can view jobs in the following categories:

  • Unscheduled
  • Scheduled
  • In progress
  • On hold
  • Complete
  • Canceled
Kickserv jobs-mobile-app
Jobs – Mobile app

Creating a Job

The +Job button brings you to the new job form. There are input fields for:

  • Service (customized dropdown menu)
  • Description
  • Scope of work
  • Contact
  • PO Number
Create a job – Mobile app

When you complete the form, click Save to add it to the associated contact’s account.

As with creating a contact, the user experience wasn’t great. I had these issues:

  1. An error message to add a contact popped up at the beginning. I find it more pleasant when error messages wait until I forget something to alert me.
  1. I pressed Toggle Markdown, and the app closed.

I found these bugs annoying and wouldn’t pay to use the mobile app. However, the web application has a much smoother experience, so it works fine for office workers. The mobile app is intended for field workers and works fine for clocking in and out and viewing job details.

Invoicing and Payments

Kickserv includes invoicing and payment functionality.


You can create and send invoices; then, your customers can pay field workers in person or pay online through the Customer Center.

Kickserv Invoicing on Mobile App
Invoice view – Mobile app

Payment Processing

For credit card processing, Kickserv integrates with Stripe. Stripe is the big guy on the block, and there are advantages to using the industry leader:

  • You and your employees may already be familiar with Stripe.
  • You can opt to use the Stripe customer portal for more billing features (e.g., autopay) than Kickserv’s Customer Center.
  • Stripe has proven security protocols.
  • Your customers will trust Stripe. Even if they aren’t familiar with the company, you can let them know Amazon, Instacart, and Google use Stripe.
  • Field workers can scan credit cards using the mobile app. They do not have to use a card reader or manually enter data.

Furthermore, Stripe tends to offer competitive rates. Please see the processing fees below.

Kickserv TierPayment Processing Rate


On the web application, you can access Dispatch from the Planner menu.

Kickserv Dispatch - Planner menu
Planner Menu – Dispatch

Dispatch information is available in the map or timeline view. On the map view, you will see markers for:

  • Estimates
  • Work orders
  • Reminders

You will see the assigned field workers’ initials and the appointment time. You can access:

  • Employee locations
  • Employee time cards
  • Estimated time of arrival 

Although Google Maps integration allows you to monitor traffic, there is no actual route optimization feature. Instead, you must use Google Maps and existing area knowledge.

Kickserv Pricing

Kickserv is very competitively priced, making it an excellent option for small businesses. They no longer offer discounts or negotiate the price. Instead, they decided to lower list prices. Please see the pricing table below.

TierUsersMonthly CostMonthly Cost with Annual Plan

In addition to the tiers above, there is an Enterprise tier, but you have to schedule a sales appointment to negotiate that price.

To further compare tiers, please see the feature table.

The free Version is also limited in the following ways:

  • Only 10 GB attachment storage
  • No online contact form
  • No QuickBooks integration
  • 20 Business report maximum

Startup and Training Fees

There are no startup fees, and you get free support and training. However, you can purchase additional training. Please negotiate this with a sales representative.

QuickBooks Integration

Kickserv integrates with both QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. Additional fees may apply.

QuickBooks Online: Included with all paid tiers

QuickBooks Desktop: Unless you are an Enterprise user, QuickBooks Desktop integration will cost extra. Please see the table below.

Free and LiteFeature not available
Standard, Business, Premium$50 / month

Kickserv User Reviews

Customizable:KickServ is very customizable. We’re able to create different event types based on our company. I like that we are able to color code assignments. We use the program to dispatch our field-based employees. It’s great that the ‘dispatches’ are delivered as a text message.” – Darcy K. from g2

Excellent functionality and ease of use:Kickserv offers us the opportunity to quickly reschedule and update work orders in real time. The QuickBooks integration saves us time and money because we only enter customer info once.” – Ted S. from Capterra

Subpar mobile app:I don’t use their mobile app. I prefer their mobile web site, but recent changes have made their mobile site less useful. Their server sometimes gets overloaded and the software becomes unresponsive.” – Randall M. from Capterra

Few problems and helpful support: We have been using it for about a year and a half with very few problems (mostly operator errors, which the Kickserv Team walks us through).” – Jean Cline from Facebook

Missing some features:Kickserv doesn’t do everything that we need it to do, therefore we are utilizing other tools for CRM and VOIP functions.” – Administrator in Environmental Services from g2

Pros and Cons of Kickserv

Kickserv is highly rated and affordable, but just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Here are some of the pros and cons we found using this software.

✓ Affordable
✓ Free trial
✓ Excellent customer support
✓ The web app providers a great user experience
✓ Transparent, no hassle pricing
✓ QuickBooks, Stripe, and Google Maps integrations
✗ The mobile app is buggy
✗ Lower tiers lack features
✗ Limited depth in functionality
✗ No automatic route optimization
✗ Customer Center does not yet have an autopay option (Sales representative said it is in the works)

Alternatives to Kickserv

Kickserv isn’t your only option for field service management software.  Here are a few worthy opponents:

  • Jobber: Jobber is another affordable option that offers a free trial.
  • Housecall Pro: Housecall Pro is an affordable solution for small businesses.
  • FieldRoutes: FieldRoutes is high-end field service management software with a ton of features and an excellent user experience.
  • Yardbook: Yardbook is affordable, but best suited for startups. It lacks features that are desirable to established businesses.
  • Service Fusion: Service Fusion has feature-based pricing that allows for an unlimited number of users.
  • Service Autopilot:  Service Autopilot is feature-packed and easy to use.  However, the feature-based price model gets expensive.
  • Smart Service: Smart Service integrates QuickBooks with scheduling and routing.

Our Verdict 

I believe Kickserv is software made for office workers. The web application has a smooth workflow packed with business management features. However, the mobile app is buggy, and functionality related to field workers lacks depth. 

If you want something to make field workers’ lives easier, you may want to keep looking. But it is an excellent solution for office-based field service business management.

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Michelle Selzer

Michelle Selzer

Michelle Selzer is a witty writer with a passion for plants and outdoor power tools. When she's not out in the yard, Michelle enjoys fishing, hunting, and chasing waterfalls.