9 Buildertrend upgrades you might not know about (but should)
Complacency isn’t an option.
That goes for both your business and Buildertrend. Yep, good enough just isn’t good enough for us. That’s why we’re always bettering the tools you use to better your business. Because if there’s a better way, we’ll find it.
Recently, Constructech recognized our efforts and honored us with the Top Products Award – for the 12th year straight.
“Buildertrend continues to earn a spot for nearly a decade by enhancing the product and its focus on delivering a mobile app that helps get the job done and keep customers satisfied,” said Peggy Smedley, Construction Magazine editor.
That’s you. We’re talking about customers who rely on Buildertrend, whether they’ve made us a cornerstone of their business for years or they’re on day one. So, we want to make sure you know how we’ve made our already great gears and gadgets even greater. It’s all for you, after all.
Without further ado, here’s 10 Buildertrend upgrades you might not know about (but totally should):
1) QuickBooks and Xero two-way sync
This is the next big thing to make accounting easier. Managing finances can be a construction company’s toughest – and highest – priority.
Luckily, using accounting software with Buildertrend makes life easier … especially with a true two-way sync. This means information like job specific expenses can transfer between both programs with ease. Job costing just got better (and more accurate).
2) Mobile document scanning
Record keeping probably isn’t your favorite part of the job. The name itself, “record keeping”, sounds archaic. Leave it to us to make it cool … well, cooler. Now you can scan any document into Buildertrend right from your phone for record-keeping that feels completely modern and, dare we say, cool.
3) Clients can access multiple projects from one login
The worst part of the digital age? Remembering passwords. Curse you, passwords!! Well, hopefully your homeowners aren’t feeling this way anymore when it comes to Buildertrend. They just need one handy login to see all their projects. That’s customer management done right.
4) 360° photo sharing and storage
Give clients the big picture now. And by “big picture” we mean one that literally rotates around to show a room from ceiling to floor. There’s progress photos, and there’s 360° progress photos. Your clients are going to love this.
5) Take a break using Time Clock
Nobody likes a micromanager – that includes your team. You certainly don’t want to waste time asking when your employees took a break, and they likely don’t want to be hounded.
That’s why Buildertrend enhanced the Time Clock feature. Users can click to take a break for a more seamless experience and better reporting on timecards. We did the unimaginable: We made taking a break even better.
6) Make more charts more easily
Data. Trends. Progress. Charts are a wonderful thing because they provide builders all this need-to-know info and more. Chances are you think charts are neato, too. So, we created a new feature in Reporting that allows users to access charts and reports from all the data available in Buildertrend. Bring on all the data, all the trends, all the progress!
7) See what To-Do’s are to-done
To-Do’s are one of our most popular tools (rightfully so), and we’re always working to make this feature favorite better. One way we did this recently was to add a section that tells users what To-Do’s are completed. After all, there’s no better feeling than checking something off your list.
8) Financial tool improvements
When running a business, keeping track of every penny just makes “cents”. Bank on all of our updates to financial features to help you with those efforts. We’re talking integrating the cost catalog into Bills, giving you the option to add Purchase Order payments before completing a transaction for better reporting, generating invoices from known expenses and more.
9) Recorded training sessions in the product
We know, figuring out a new software isn’t always simple – even one as easy to use as ours. Training is your answer to this learning curve. We do a lot of it here (an unlimited amount to be exact). Right from within the product, access a recording of any training session to make sure you didn’t miss a thing.
Upping the upgrade game
Phew. That’s a lot. This is just a few of the biggest updates, too.
Oh, and did we mention they’ve all been done in the past year? Yeah, we’re a busy crew.
But we’re happy to do so in service o customers like you! If you’re not a customer, we’d love to have you. It’s as simple as scheduling a demo.
Working with us could just be the next big upgrade to your own business.
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