‘All-in-one’ tradie app nails down admin work

Jarrod
By Jarrod
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Australia’s first all-in-one app for tradies promises to be a ‘game changer’ for subbies looking to grow their business. 

Developed by leading tradie marketplace Hipages, the ‘tradiecore’ platforms claims to simplify the convoluted process of finding and maintaining jobs, streamlining it into one convenient smart phone app. 

Instead of being forced to flick between social media accounts and accounting software, tradiecore allows subbies and other trade businesses to now go directly from chasing down a lead to quoting, scheduling and invoicing all within a few clicks of a button. 

The launch follows new research by Hipages revealing that 84 per cent of trade businesses feel like they spend more time on client communication and admin than on the tools. 

The survey, based on replies from over 400 Australian businesses, showed three-quarters of tradies (74 per cent) spend up to five hours per project on admin tasks alone, equivalent to almost $500 of labour. 

The most time-consuming activities include quoting (77 per cent), scheduling and diary management (69 per cent), and invoicing (61 per cent).

Almost one third of traides said their admin set up made it all too easy to lose track of a conversation while a quarter (24 per cent) said there was “unnecessary confusion” in the backend of the business. 

Sadly, convoluted admin has even forced business to take a hit on the bottom line, with two-thirds (66 per cent) admitting to losing out on work due to time spent on the books.

All up, over three quarters (78 per cent) of tradies felt like they “waste time” chasing quotes, invoicing and payments that could be better spent elsewhere.

According to Hipages Group CEO and Co-Founder Roby-Sharon Zipser, the app will allow tradies to do just that, offering subbies an “easier way” of doing business. 

“Hipages Group has been helping Australian tradies build their businesses for nearly 20 years by connecting them with homeowners to boost their job pipelines with more work,” he said. 

“However, tradies have told us they want more streamlined communication between themselves and clients. 

“By offering an all-in-one business solution through hipages tradiecore, not only are we offering an easier way to do business, we are saving them time by offering the only platform in Australia that manages their workflow from lead generation through to payment and completion.”

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Jarrod
By Jarrod
Jarrod Brown combines his background in journalism, copywriting and digital marketing with a lifelong passion for storytelling. He has a strong passion for new and emerging consumer technology within the building sector. He lives on the Sunshine Coast - usually found glued to the deck of a surfboard.