Standardized project subcontractor orders to invoice process

Managing the subcontractor agreements in folders and using spreadsheets to track change orders and variations, budget commitments, and order payment summaries requires data entry duplication and hours to keep the data up to date. Planyard helps simplify the process and provides a real-time overview of the order and project financial performance.

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Subcontractor management software

Easy subcontractor orders registering for all the stakeholders

The Planyard interface makes registering a new subcontractor order easy for all project stakeholders. Once you sign the subcontractor agreement, you upload it to Planyard, where it’s placed with the subcontractor change orders, variations, payment summaries, retention booking, and invoicing.
Set up the whole team to register the purchase orders on Planyard, including the project managers, quantity surveyors, and site engineers.
Select the budget items to register the subcontractor quote or schedule of values. The subitems allow for the creation of a thorough payment application form.
Mark the retention and have it automatically calculated when processing payment applications and invoices.

Registering a new subcontractor order on Planyard
Tracking the subcontractor order committed costs on the Planyard project budget view.

Track the budget commitments in real-time

Once the subcontractor order is registered, Planyard updates the committed costs column in the budget, highlighting if the item’s cited costs exceed the budget. This allows us to visualize the risks of item over-expenditure before the invoices arrive and allows accurate forecasting.
If the construction phase structures your budget, you’d see if a phase is profitable as you raise the orders, not once the invoices arrive, when it’s slate to take action.
So, at the first project cost control meeting, you can track the performance of the first job phases as the orders are placed.

Quick subcontractor change orders and variations registering

Let your project stakeholders, such as project managers, quantity surveyors, and site engineers, register the change orders and variations when they are right and when agreed upon with the subcontractor.
Add an adverse value change order to deduct penalties or as the subcontractor uses services on the site, such as electricity or construction waste removal.
Assign the change order to a budget item or client change order and track the subcontractor order’s total financial performance and committed costs in the budget.

Registering the subcontractor change order or variation
Processing the subcontractor order invoice

Easily process the invoices for the subcontractor order

To process the subcontractor invoice, the project manager selects the corresponding subcontractor order, checks the amounts previously committed and the remaining amount, and reviews whether what was ordered matches the amounts invoiced.
You can deduct the prepayment from the same view when approving the invoice. The Planyard automatically calculates the retention, so the project managers review whether the subcontractor invoice calculations are correct.
Once everything is correct, approve the invoice and let Planyard automatically update the budget and subcontractor order payment summary and retention, store the invoice under the costs tab, and automatically create a ready-to-process invoice in the accounting system, such as Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB, Sage, and more.

No more unexpected project late-stage invoices, messing up the margins

All your subcontractor orders are now on one list, which gives you a clear overview of the value of raised orders, how much is paid, and how much remains.

Once the project ends, check if the bills have been paid and orders have been closed.

Open subcontractor orders and how much is yet to be paid to the subcontractors
Open subcontractor orders and how much is yet to be paid to the subcontractors

Easy retention releasing process for warranty period projects

As Planyard automatically books the retention for the subcontractor orders, you’ll have a straightforward process for tracking and releasing the retention for the project subcontractor orders.

Automating the subcontractor payment applications helps save time

Planyard Ultimate feature set users can automate the subcontractor payment applications process. Once the subcontractor order and the subcontractor schedule of values are registered on Planyard, you can click send the payment application template via email to the subcontractors. The subcontractor receives a simple email with a big blue button, by which clicking the payment application form opens up in the web browser. The subbies can submit the current progress, change orders, and valuations.

The digital payment application process makes managing many subcosubcontractors’ applications easy. The subcontractors do the data entry, and the project managers don’t waste time on manual spreadsheet tracking.


Requesting the subcontractor to submit the payment application

Our customers about us

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Intra Interieur

“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.”

Ian Holford

Manager, Higgihaus Developments

Bristol, UK

“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.”

Paul Howarth

ACMA & CGMA, Director, Live Management Accounts Ltd

Manchester, UK

“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.”

Jordan Cohen

Partner, TITN Development

Florida, US

“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”

Marek Korbelainen

Head of Construction, Kaamos Group

Tallinn, Estonia

“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.”

Tomy Saaron

Member Of The Board, Hausers

Tallinn, Estonia

Still using Excel for budget management?
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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.
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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.