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  • Simm Electrical's Avatar
    Level 5
    Hi all,
    As work is quite busy for me at the moment I seem to be bogged down with paper work every evening and itís frying my brain! Does anyone recommend a software or app that could help with Quotes, Invoices and Electrical Test Certificates. I would prefer one platform for all so it can keep it nice and tidy in one place!
    Thanks in advance
    Alex
    Last edited by Lauren; 05-05-21 at 08:24.
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  • jason1972's Avatar
    Level 12
    Alex
    For invoicing we use QuickBooks online, it's not perfect but makes life a bit simpler

    I've used the inventory model within the app to preload all of our job types, and put standard costs against them. It's not really designed for that but it works, and saves typing out job descriptions etc
    You send all estimates and invoices from within the app, there is also something similar called xero, but never used that
    If you go down that route, speak to you accountant as they can generally offer it cheaper than we can purchase ourselves
    It also offers lots of integrations with over apps
    Can't help with you electrical certificate, but you might want to look at IAuditor. It's massively customizable, and might work for what you want. They have a library with 1000's of templates or you just build your own. It does not integrate with qbo
    Check out service m8 as well, we have stopped using this as it only works on Apple and not android, but it does integrate with qbo
    hope that helps

    ​​​​​​​Jason
    Last edited by Lauren; 20-05-21 at 12:35.
  • Simm Electrical's Avatar
    Level 5
    Quote Originally Posted by jason1972 View Post
    Alex
    For invoicing we use QuickBooks online, it's not perfect but makes life a bit simpler


    I've used the inventory model within the app to preload all of our job types, and put standard costs against them. It's not really designed for that but it works, and saves typing out job descriptions etc


    You send all estimates and invoices from within the app, there is also something similar called xero, but never used that


    If you go down that route, speak to you accountant as they can generally offer it cheaper than we can purchase ourselves


    It also offers lots of integrations with over apps


    Can't help with you electrical certificate, but you might want to look at IAuditor. It's massively customizable, and might work for what you want. They have a library with 1000's of templates or you just build your own. It does not integrate with qbo


    CHeck out service m8 as well, we have stopped using this as it only works on Apple and not android, but it does integrate with qbo


    hope that helps


    ​​​​​​​Jason


    Thanks Jason,
    That is really helpful, I will have a look in to those. I have heard of Quickbooks and like the idea of it being part of my accounts too so shall check that out first.
    Thabks for your help.

    ​​​​​​​Alex
  • Ashcroft Brickwork's Avatar
    Level 7
    Have you tried the powered now app itís one of the benefits in member area
  • Simm Electrical's Avatar
    Level 5
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashcroft Brickwork View Post
    Have you tried the powered now app itís one of the benefits in member area

    Ah, I I havenít! Iíll have a look at that especially if itís a benefit in the member area! Thanks for the tip!
  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey @Simm Electrical

    How're you today?

    Great discussion point and advice from everyone above, have you downloaded any of the above apps at all yet? Im really keen to hear how you get on.

    Ashcroft is correct in saying that we have a partnership with the PoweredNow helping you with quotes, invoices, issue certificates, managing your diary, manage VAT returns and more! See the offers and discount pages in your members area here.
  • Heatfire's Avatar
    Can someone link to the Powered Now offer please. Can't see it
  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey @Heatfire click here to get to the offers and discounts page then 2 below RAC offer, its on the right (if you're using a desktop). Please let me know how you get on with it

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Size:  951.2 KB​​​​​​​ok thanks. It says at the bottom it ran out in February. I'm already using Powered Now and was hoping for some discount but it's only for new users. Never mind