The recent CoVid-19 pandemic has illustrated that time is valuable and has also highlighted the fact that digital solutions can play a integral role in the day to day operations of a business. 

There are a number of areas in which digital solutions can play a part and this article will focus on the construction industry and will highlight a couple of individual apps. 

ServiceM8 is a job management app suitable for small businesses operating in a variety of sectors including but not limited to plumbers, joiners and electricians. 

 The main features of ServiceM8 are: 

  • Allows management of jobs from initial enquiry to quotation and invoice and ensures jobs can be monitored at all stages.
  • Cloud based software which can be used with smartphones, tablets etc. which removes the need for the job supervisor to be on site and can make monitoring easier.
  • Software can be linked directly from existing company website / Facebook page to generate new business and reduces duplicated admin tasks.
  • Integrates directly with a number of accounting packages including Xero.
  • Monthly prices start from £9 per month with 14-day free trial available.

  

Auditus is marketed as “a professional inspection software – built for business”, the incredibly versatile software means that it is used across a huge span of industries, including but not limited to hospitality, transport & logistics and retail.  

Some key features of the app that can be specifically used in construction are: 

  • Build checklists, perform inspections, analyze reports, track actions/issues.
  • Cloud based and accessible on the go, no internet access required.
  • Snap pictures to add to reports and provide evidence. 
  • Automatically share reports after inspection completion with customers.
  • Trigger actions and notifications to eliminate human error. 
  • Create workflows to trigger actions for your team. 
  • Schedule inspections to ensure your team complete daily, weekly, monthly or one-off inspections on time.
  • Premium plan costs £25/month.

For any additional information on the above applications or for any other enquiries relating to digital solutions for your business please contact your usual manager/partner or for new enquiries, please fill in our contact form  

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor – Senior Manager

Paul.Taylor@nrbarton.co.uk
01942 242245