Trimble Australia announces a new mobile business management app designed for small site and utility contractors.
Designed to help contractors organise business more efficiently, Trimble Contractor brings the office to the field, giving the user an affordable and easy way to manage common office tasks on a smartphone or tablet. The app was announced at ConExpo 2014, one of the world’s largest international exhibitions for the construction industry.
Available for Android and iOS mobile devices, Trimble Contractor allows employees and owners to create, send and track quotes, purchase orders, change orders and invoices directly on their smartphone or tablet. The mobile app helps improve communications with customers, while providing accurate material charges, proof of changes or variations, and invoice payment tracking, which can have a positive impact on a small construction company’s bottom line.
Scott Crozier, segment manager for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction explains that smaller contractors don’t have a lot of time to do paperwork, which can lead to delayed or missed revenue opportunities. Trimble Contractor helps companies minimise paperwork, automate processes and organise their business more efficiently from the field.
Trimble Contractor allows the user to create site diaries to track daily activities, check site progress against quotes, or use as a digital timesheet. By monitoring project progress, issues can be identified and corrected quickly, and timesheets can be verified and documented. Contractors can also use the mobile app to create and send site instructions to employees to ensure the right projects are prioritised.
Data from the Trimble Contractor app can be exported as a .CSV file for easy integration into third-party accounting and payroll systems.
The Trimble Contractor app is expected to be available worldwide in March 2014 from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.