Job costing add-on for Xero
Looking for a construction job costing add-on that integrates with Xero? Our Xero job costing integration makes it simple!
You can track your construction budget and job costs in Planyard. You can send pre-approved invoices with all relevant info automatically to Xero.
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Track your budget and job costs in Planyard
You can organize the line-items in the budget into as many job cost categories as you need. This lets you track job costs both on the category and line-item level.
Doing your job costing in Planyard gives you the possibility to see exactly what the final cost of each job comes from. The breakdown also lets you see why some jobs turned out unprofitable.
Costs are approved in Planyard first
Forward your bills to Planyard via our mobile apps, via our email client integrations, or via your unique accounts payable email address. This can easily also be done on the go so that you can process the costs later.
When the project manager is in the office again, they can select the budget lines the cost is connected to and approve the cost. As soon as they approve the cost, the budget, the subcontract, and the purchase order get updated automatically.
Approved bills are automatically sent to Xero
As soon as you approve your invoice, it gets automatically sent to Xero. The quantities and price from Planyard will be sent to Xero together with the original invoice document.
The detailed job costs do not have to be sent to Xero, since it is not relevant for accounting. The data can be sent to Xero already with the accounting accounts attached. This means that the accountant just has to review it and approve it for payment.
Detailed job cost breakdown is available in Planyard
Since you have the detailed job cost breakdown available in Planyard, you can always check what a cost consists of. Planyard does not just make profitability tracking easier, but it also shows you exactly why some of your jobs were unprofitable.
In addition to that, you can also make more accurate estimates for new projects by using past data. You are able to easily look at the cost of a job throughout all of the past projects in your company.
Our support center has more info on the Xero job costing integration.
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.”
ACMA, CGMA, Director, Live Management Accounts Ltd
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.