If you run a construction company and would like some more feedback on:
- How your company is doing?
- Which jobs are most profitable?
- Keeping track of your staffs location and working hours?
Then there are plenty of apps that can integrate with your accountancy package like Xero, Sage and QuickBooks which will make the administration side of your business easier and save time!
One of the main advantages that these apps have to offer the construction industry is to be able to manage your projects and show detailed breakdowns of the jobs that you have worked on, currently working on, and budgets for future projects so you can decide if it is time and cost effective to take these on.
The apps also allow you to make quotes for your customers, schedule in jobs and tracking of your employee’s time to work out the labour rate to charge to your customers so you are not under selling your services.
Depending on the size of your business and which of these features you would like to have, will depend on what software you go for.
There are some software’s especially designed for trade companies and they have certain features that allow you to include photos of the work you have done at a customer’s house and to make notes on the system for later reference. They also have the capability of managing your subcontractors by inviting them to the system to see important job information, but only the jobs that you are allocating to them as it will give them free limited access.
If this sounds too much and you would just like to track certain main projects without the need for time tracking and photos, if you already use Xero there is an application called Xero projects that will incorporate this into your original package all under one roof!
If this sounds intriguing and you would like some more information to find the best software for your business, feel free to get in touch.