If you are a tradie operating a small business, we understand that one of your major limiting factors to success can be time. Thankfully there are various packages available that can assist with freeing up your valuable time so you can focus on running your business.

Job management is an important part of any business – a suitable system to provide you with a complete overview of your workload and being able to track every job from Quote to Invoice. Here are 3 of the popular packages that are available which can assist with the job management for your business:

1. Service M8

ServiceM8 (Service Mate) is a cloud-based application that allows you to easily manage a service business with mobile jobs.

ServiceM8 is designed with simplicity in mind. Your system can be accessed from literally anywhere and in real time.

Mobile Jobs can be performed more efficiently, making you more productive as it allows you to manage your business whilst out in the field. iOS applications are available for iPad and iPhone users and are linked to a web interface allowing managers to assign jobs to employees from the comfort of their own office or if you like working out in the field, simply assign jobs on the go.

Mapping and Navigational features allows you to know exactly where your jobs are over a built-in map within ServiceM8. Link your mobile devices to ServiceM8 and track your employees on the map. See where they are to stay on top of your Jobs.

https://www.servicem8.com/au/

2. Tradify

Tradify is a complete job management solution for tradies and contractors, which integrates directly with Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks Online. The software allows you to track every job from Quote to Invoice, and provides a complete overview of your workload at real-time which enables small businesses to manage their workforce scheduling more effectively.

A big plus with Tradify is the ability to track the time of your employees while they are on site, which leads to improvements with invoicing (ensuring all time gets picked up) as well as job performance management (how profitable each job is).

Further information can be found on the website link below, alternatively please call your relationship manager at NCA who will be able to assist.

https://www.tradifyhq.com/

3. Invoice2go

Invoice2go is an easy to use invoicing and debtors app that also includes an online portal for your PC or Mac. The software can assist you through the entire invoicing process from creating and emailing the initial quote to accepting the final payment and marking it against an invoice.

Through use of the software you can achieve a highly professional look by creating customisable templates and even adding your own business logo.

You are also covered when it comes to expenses, the app allows you to track your expenses throughout the year. All you need to do is take a simple snapshot of the receipt to store it away until tax time.

Receiving payments via credit and debit cards is also easy when using Invoice2go. Invoices you send out can include a pay now button that customers can use to make a secure payment for only a small transaction fee.

There are a number of different plans to suit every user so check out the below website to see which plan suits you.

www.invoice2go.com

There are also other various packages available outside of job management that can assist with running your business, for example ‘Receipt Bank’ which allows you to finally put on end to the shoebox storage system:

Expenses

As a tradie, you’re probably all too familiar with the constant need to track expenses. From petrol used to run your ute to materials used on the job – understanding where your cash goes is a critical part of running a successful business and maintaining a healthy cash flow.

Receipt Bank is the paperless solution that allows you to capture any shape or size receipt with your mobile device and publish to your cloud accounting package. The software helps to you to save valuable hours by extracting information from receipts and invoices quickly, accurately and efficiently.

Pricing is based on per item per month per user.

www.receipt-bank.com

We understand that every business is different, and with that comes different requirements. As you can see from the above examples, there are various options available so finding the package that works best for your business is key.

Here at NCA Books we can assist you in working out which system would best suit, so please don’t hesitate to contact the office should you wish to discuss further on 08 9387 0000 or hello@ncabooks.com.au