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Software solutions

Enter the job details at the quote stage, and the building software solution can create invoices and receipts instantly.

Using software created especially for the building and construction industry simplifies business management. Sets of job documents can be completed as fast as you can whip up a quote.

Details of a quote easily become an invoice with the click of a button. Then when the job is done, the system creates a receipt. You can also input all your contacts and clients, and keep track of their details with any additional notes you need.

There are various systems out there to choose from. Some, such as Databuild, have been in the market for over 40 years. So maybe it’s time to invest in a software solution for your business.

Think, for a moment, about the systems you use in your business. Is it pen and paper, phone and a diary? Or is it emails and excel documents with a separate accounting system to manage your accounts? Surely there must be a better way?

Databuild – software solutions created with builders for builders

As a complete building software solution developed and designed in Australia, Databuild is your all-in-one estimating, ordering, job costing and accounting system. With over 40 years in the building and construction industry, Databuild continues to proactively develop industry-specific software with builders, for builders.

Databuild understands the various stages and steps involved in the whole building process as well as the pressures on your business to remain competitive. In Databuild you can quickly and accurately manage your pricing, generate and provide fast quotes, bills of quantities, take offs, email orders and manage the profitability of your jobs in real-time. Databuild allows the builder to be in control of their business. You can contact them on 1800 800 860 for a free demonstration.

Confidence in Companion Systems

Another option in business software solutions for the building industry is offered by Companion Systems. Their product OnSite Companion is used by multiple award-winning companies and is one of the leading project workflow, contact relationship and document management solutions for the construction industry.

Justin Gill and partner Karinda Gill (2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year) head up the thriving Abode New Homes business and will now franchise their successful model, including use of OnSite Companion.

Justin Gill, Director, says: ‘We researched a number of top-level building software options as part of our growth strategy before choosing OnSite Companion. I have great confidence in the flexibility of what the system provides for our staff, whether they are in the office, onsite or travelling.’

The strong bond between Abode New Homes and Companion Systems through user group meetings, telephone support, quarterly health checks and regional group-based training is extremely valuable to Abode New Homes because it can confidently rely on the Companion team every step of the way in the building process.

‘The level of professionalism and expertise in OnSite Companion’s trainers and client services support team gives Abode New Homes security in managing our business,’ Justin says. ‘We are very happy with how it fits with our business.’

He adds, ‘As a director of a number of businesses, it’s important to easily view all areas of the company, and the powerful search engine and reporting [features] in OnSite Companion allow us to do just that. The system will form part of the Abode New Homes franchising model because of its stability, local support, reliability and management control functions to benefit our franchisees.’

Now more than ever, experienced builders are turning to technology to increase their construction efficiency and minimise staff overheads. OnSite Companion could be an investment that will reward your business for years to come. You can call them on 02 9635 0000 to organise a full demonstration.


This article was compiled with contributions from Companion Systems and Databuild.

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