Top six apps for trades

17th February, 2016

Running a trade or construction business is hectic. There are invoices to generate, subbies to organise, payments to take and accounts to stay on top of. Who wouldn’t want a helping hand?

Whether you are a business owner, building contractor, install and repair HVAC systems, are a plumber, work on electrical systems or perform another trade, it’s important to document what you do, the time you do it in, capture signatures and be able to quickly retrieve paperwork and payment.

From job estimates, invoices and timesheets, here are some nifty apps and online tools to make business life easier for trade and construction businesses.

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1. MYOB PayDirect

This app gives you the power to take payments on the spot.

MYOB PayDirect is the faster, smarter way of doing business on the go. Invoice on the spot, take payment and automatically update your accounts at the same time before you leave the job. Your customers can pay you without delay anywhere, anytime. Plus, payments are in your account as early as the next day, not in weeks or months.

Enjoy more sales, more often, by offering your customers the option to pay by card. Learn more.

2. Tradify

Tradify is the smart new tool helping tradies get their nights back. It makes invoicing, quoting and scheduling easy and integrate seamlessly with MYOB online accounting software. You can use us on desktop, tablet and mobile, anywhere, anytime. Learn more.

3. Deputy

Deputy makes it easy to schedule employees, manage time and attendance, track performance, and improve workplace communication. You can create schedules for your employees, track time and attendance with geo-location and face detection technology and record performance with journals with a real-time view of announcements across all devices. Learn more.

4. Necleus Logic

Nucleus Logic is a platform that brings all of your current processes together. It assists businesses who sell, build or stock products by putting their order collection and fulfilment processes into the cloud. Learn more.

5. Tall Emu CRM

Tall Emu CRM manages your business relationships in one central system. It’s a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use system with powerful workflow and customisation capabilities. It’s perfect for managing marketing campaigns and following up on leads. Learn more.

6. Employment Hero

Fully integrated cloud HR system, Employment Hero provides a jobs board, integrated payroll and live HR support. Employment Hero makes managing employment easy. Learn more.

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The trade and construction apps and online solutions suggested above work really well when connected to MYOB accounting software. You can further simplify your business processes by automatically syncing data and sharing information between the systems.