Construction Job Costing Software

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Construction job costing can be difficult, as you need to accurately estimate the costs and timeline, while still making a profit. Incorrect guesses can make you less competitive. The busybusy app can help by precisely reporting labor times, especially for mobile crews, so you can accurately identify your costs.

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Inaccurate Job Costing Costs More Than You Think

If you aren’t keeping track of your project times, then your estimates are wrong. It’s as simple as that. Most labor estimates go up the chain from the laborer to the shift supervisor to the project supervisor to you. After all those interpretations you will have a time estimate that has been padded, rounded, and inaccurate.


Accurately calculate the time needed to complete a job. The busybusy construction job costing software gives employees GPS-based reminders to clock in or out as they move from location to location. Use that data alone to calculate the exact time needed to complete a similar project.


busybusy’s contractor app also offers reporting tools that help you analyze job costing data from past and current projects and to compare that project progress against allocated budgets and labor hours. With the busybusy job costing app, you eliminate guessing and start using exact job costs to verify calculations for new projects.

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Garbage in Garbage out

Most employees round up their timesheets in fifteen-minute increments, over a project’s lifetime, this can add thousands of dollars of inaccurate data to your project estimate.


Accurately costing a job requires exact data and that’s exactly what you get with busybusy. The GPS-enabled app tracks and reports when and where employees clock in and out, take breaks, or switch between projects – even when there’s no Wi-Fi. An automatic offline mode tracks time and location stamps then reports that data when the connection is reestablished.


Share color-coordinated location-based data with the entire crew, or use the employee detail views to get focused insight. Have employees clock in on their own or give supervisors control of time by letting them clock in and out for the group.


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Better Labor and Time Tracking = Giant Savings


Gathering payroll can be a day-long process. Running around to job sites, tracking down employees to make changes to their cards, deciphering the handwriting and processing overtime can all add up to wasted time working on overhead. Check out our overhead estimator and see how you are wasting on paper timecards.


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Reduce overhead by automating the process.

The busybusy job costing app is a cloud-based solution for gathering time cards and allowing managers to review and approve data in the field, dramatically reducing the time needed to run payroll reports. Verified data can be easily exported from our app into QuickBooks or any other accounting software. What’s more, our app connects employee created notes and photos to their project, streamlining the entire project tracking process.


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Stop wasting time locating data and workers.

In addition to tracking time, busybusy helps track workers on the job. Color coordinated pins show you and your crew where each employee is located on a job site – real-time. Every color denotes a different action—green workers are clocked in, yellow are on break and red are clocked out and offline for GPS tracking.


Workers can also communicate through the app. Employees can upload photos and notes, documents, job site status updates and other information which can be shared by the project.


Data and images are viewable from all Android and iOS devices or any web browser. For any questions or technical support, you can call the busybusy helpline 24/7. Se Habla Español.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Job Costing Software

What is job costing software, and how can it benefit my construction business?

Job costing software is a specialized software tool designed to help businesses, including construction companies, track and manage the costs associated with individual projects or jobs. It allows you to monitor expenses, allocate resources efficiently, and gain a clear understanding of the financial performance of each project.

Job costing software significantly benefits your construction business by enhancing financial control, project management, and decision-making. It provides a comprehensive solution to help you manage the complexities of individual construction projects and optimize your overall business operations.

What are cost codes and how do they relate to job costing?

Cost codes are a group of individual costs based on their nature or function. They usually consist of numeric characters with an account title. These make it easier to find the cost of a job.

Cost codes are a fundamental component of job costing systems and play a crucial role in accurately tracking project expenses.

How does job costing software help me track project expenses more accurately?

Job costing software helps you track project expenses more accurately by providing a structured and systematic approach to recording, categorizing, and analyzing costs associated with each project.

Can the software generate reports and analytics to provide insights into project profitability?

Yes! busybusy offers a handful of construction reports, including activity, progress, injury, mobile, and advanced reports. We have customized construction reports for every challenge.

Customers Who Love the busybusy Job Costing App

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“busybusy helps us see the live labor cost on projects and measure how much we are spending and budgeting on each job. We can set a goal to not exceed 80% of the budget on a job, and incentivise our employees to achieve the goal”


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