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What is construction cost control software?
Companies use construction cost control software to monitor the profitability of the projects they deliver. This type of software allows businesses to estimate the cost of delivering different types of projects, identify actual costs, and compare them to calculate profit.
Easily collect invoices and receipts
- Microsoft Outlook and Google Chrome (for Gmail) extensions help you organize invoices when browsing email.
- Android and iOS apps for organizing invoices on the go.
- Collect progress reports and invoices from your subcontractors automatically.
- Integrate with accounting software (such as Xero) through native integrations.
- Send pre-approved cost documents automatically to accounting via email.
Let stakeholders upload expenses to Planyard
Anyone can submit invoices where and when they happen – through mobile apps or next to the email inbox or via Planyard.
You can keep all your documents organized in one place. Approve them with confidence by comparing expenses and budget in the same view.
Send pre-approved costs to accounting from your cost control software
After you have confirmed your costs in Planyard, the costs will automatically be forwarded to your accounting software for paying out.
The costs are approved and connected to jobs by a project manager who knows what budget line-item the cost is connected to. Because of this, there are no more back and forth discussions needed with accounting.
Our customers about us
“I wanted to escape the spreadsheets, escape the manual data entry, and look for ways to stay on top of the budget numbers. It’s challenging within a development company to keep on top of your numbers.
So I came across Planyard in a search to improve the budget management processes and, to make my own life easier.
Planyard does that, and it takes your project budget and puts it very clearly on screen for you so you have a live real-time picture of where your project budget is at any given point.”
Manager, Higgihaus Developments
“I have been working on cloud accounting tools like Xero and Quickbooks which are excellent, but they don’t have a specific construction-based costing tool.
Construction companies rely on expensive quantity surveyors and project managers to do a lot of data input on packages such as Excel which takes them away from focusing on value-added activities and driving the profit growth.
When I came across Planyard, I was relieved that there was finally a solution to this problem. Quotes, subcontract orders, purchase orders, invoices, progress bills, etc are put on the system and it’s linked directly to the budget, CVRs, subcontractors, and the suppliers. This is making people’s lives a lot easier. Data is at hand, it’s automated and it gets everyone away from the out-dated requirement to fill out spreadsheets.”
“I would say that Planyard is a great way to easily and conveniently track your job costs in one place. It keeps track of all of the documents and the numbers in one place.
If there’s some problem with the budget, it just tells you what you need to fix and you’ll be fine. It really just kind of thinks a step ahead for you.”
Partner, TITN Development
“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”
Head of Construction, Kaamos Group
“We wanted to know before a project finished whether we were going to make a profit or not. Planyard has allowed us to do that. We can see exactly which jobs are profitable and which ones are not, so that we can make changes on the go.”
Member Of The Board, Hausers
Still using Excel for budget management?
There’s a better way.
Spreadsheets are not the best way for managing job costs
- It’s too easy to make mistakes;
- You can’t see behind the numbers;
- It’s hard to standardize and ensure compliance;
- There’s no real-time overview of profitability forecasts;
- It means duplicate work for PMs and accountants.
Planyard saves time and nerves
Follow your budget in real time and take immediate action when errors occur. Job costs are organized, and fully searchable and accessible for forecasting, project management and more.