Intuitive job management software designed for tradesmen by tradesmen. Quotes, schedules, invoices, timesheets, GPS tracking and seamless integration, check out Fergus.
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I've had a look at the Fergus app site but can't find mention of pricing. Can you please advise?
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I agree with some of the comments above that it can be confusing to start with, but that is no different to any other program that I have tried.
It is a well rounded system and is always developing and improving. The Fergus staff take advice about how they can improve the program, as they know not everyone operates the same.
We are now invoicing daily, as the staff are the ones generating the draft job sheet/invoices, and then we only need to down load our daily supplier invoices, check them against our packing slips, which the boys would have taken photos of, and check the Van stock used, (hopefully the staff have entered this for us as well), and invoicing is ready to be sent out.
The monthly cost of the systems is out weighed by the increased turn over, and profit generated by timely invoicing and tracking of budgets etc. There is a cost in having to have ipads, and phones, but this too is out weighed by becoming a paperless business. My office is now something I enjoy being in rather than the work space I hated, when I saw the mountain of paper work before me i had to attack.
Quite often, i will be waiting on site for a meeting, and I can turn my Ipad on and check 10 or so draft invoices for final billing. Can't get more efficient than that. We are now looking at making our server cloud based as well, due to the instant accessibility of it by this means.
I find the IT staff at Fergus easy to deal with, and they have integrated a couple of things we have suggested already. ( Asked for by our accountant ). As this system is designed by another tradesman, I feel it will only get better.
As we also use Xero, being able to sync seamlessly is crucial for our accounting.
Using Fergus saves our tradesmen a lot of travel time, as they no longer need to come to the workshop very often to get job information. They can get all job info in real time from wherever they are, they can easily go from one location to the next with all info in the palm of their hand. Not only that, they are able to eliminate paperwork by entering details to their iPad onsite, even entering in packing slips. This means the office can see exactly what materials have been used and completed jobs can be invoiced the very same day which is excellent for cashflow.
The job calendar is very easy to use. From entering jobs to shuffling around the day/week .
Each job has a history so you can see who has done what and when.
We feel the rates for Fergus are very reasonable, especially as it creates an efficient workflow and helps to improve cashflow.
Whenever we have any queries or suggestions, the team at Fergus are always quick to help out, and grateful for any suggestions.
I would definitely recommend Fergus to any tradesmen to help streamline their business
I have to admit I was a little nervous at the idea of a paperless system when we first transferred onto it, having worked for 25+ years with paper invoices/job cards etc.
However, having worked with Fergus and xero for well over a year now, I would not go back to the old system! Everything is so instant with Fergus... from creating jobs & scheduling in the calendar (including making changes), to invoices which sync to xero, to bank reconciliations which then sync customer payments back to Fergus.
And entering merchant invoices is so much easier with the 'drag and drop' option - it used to take ages having to manually enter all that info whereas now its just a matter of seconds. And for those invoices to sync to xero also again is so time saving.
I've heard some people thinking it costs a lot for each user in Fergus. I disagree. The amount of time saved by having all this info instantly transferred, it saves masses of admin time for both admin staff and the tradesmen. Time is money in business. Which means the tradies can spend more time on chargeable jobs rather than on the admin stuff they used to have to do. Not to mention the time/fuel saved each day with the guys not having to call into the office to pick up job cards as its all on their ipads/iphones. Its definitely worth the outlay.