Technology toolbox for trades


When you run your own trade business, your life involves long days on job sites managing projects, staff and clients. Often we see successful business operators working so hard they find no time for invoicing and bookkeeping.

Thanks to a variety of online software companies, running your business is now a lot easier. You can efficiently manage your projects, employees, finances and records on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The simplicity of the accounting/bookkeeping software saves time, improves accuracy and frees up your time to focus on your clients.

These accounting software options make business admin simple and effective.


Dealing with your finances probably isn’t on your list of fun activities. You don’t want to spend your time writing up invoices and chasing down clients for payment, or tracking and reviewing your expenses. You want your energy to go to an exciting project or finding a solution to a client’s problems.

Xero lets you do just that. It offers a user-friendly invoicing system that allows you to accept payments through the software. You can connect Xero to your bank account so transactions are imported to your Xero account daily, meaning you don’t have to manually enter them. You can even manage your inventory and conduct bank reconciliation through the program.

Stressful bookkeeping tasks are taken care of, with minimal effort from you.

Receipt Bank

You didn’t go in to business to do paperwork. Receipt Bank makes it easier for you to keep track of your expenses, including storing receipts, classifying expenses, reviewing data, and sharing the information with your accountant. It connects with other accounting software, including Xero, so you don’t have to manually share information between various programs.

Leave the paperwork to the experts and focus on the activities you love to do.

Stop wasting time

For many business owners, administrative tasks, bookkeeping and billing are an inconvenient necessity. Maximise your earning potential and productivity by freeing up admin time for more productive pursuits. Using technology to help you out in areas that you don’t enjoy is a way to ensure those tasks are completed correctly and effectively.
Adding these technology tools to your toolbox makes running your business easier, more efficient and more enjoyable.

There are trade specific software solutions such as SmartM8 and Tradify that can help with quoting, scheduling, invoicing, job management and more.

At Porters we have a specialist software support manager who can help set you up with the most appropriate software for your business.

Our in-house bookkeepers provide bookkeeping, payroll and and administrative services if you are ready to take the next step to growing your business. This allows you to dedicate your time to productivity and output.

Get in touch with us to find out how we can help your trades business.

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