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Finding The Best Accounting Software For Trade Businesses

Using the best cloud-based accounting software is essential in running a successful trades and services business. With job sites changing regularly and not always spending much time in office, being able to access your accounts and reporting when on the go is critical in allowing you to properly manage your trade business.

A cloud-based accounting package allows you to easily collaborate with co-workers, accountants, bookkeepers and your admin support team. The best accounting software packages also integrate with the top tradie job management software, so information travels automatically between the 2 systems with no double data entry.

Which Software Is Best?

The top 3 cloud-based account software options for tradies are Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks. All are great platforms, though Office Shed’s preferred accounting software for tradies is Xero. Xero is the strongest in terms of functionality, reporting and ease of use in our view. As such, we recommend to all our tradies that they use Xero for their bookkeeping, payroll and accounting software needs.


Xero Accounting For Tradies

Xero accounting software for tradies gives you fantastic visibility over what is happening within your business’s accounts. You’ll know what invoices are due and when, be able to compare periods and measure your businesses performance live from Xero’s fantastic dashboard. You’ll also be able to generate a great variety of management reports with the click of a button. Accounting for tradies can be simple if your’e using the right tools.

Xero integrates with other great accounting apps which Office Shed recommend to our Tradie clients. There’s Hubdoc and ReceiptBank to manage supplier invoices and receipts. Float to help with your budgeting and cashflow. And Chaser, which automates debtor management, making sure your cash is coming in on time.

Office Shed are experts in helping tradies manage their accounting software and are a Xero Gold Partners. Call Office Shed today and find out how we can help you get up and running on the leading accounting software platform for tradies and support your business’ growth.

Our Recommended Account Software Platforms

  • Cloud accounting system to run your business beautifully
  • Run your business on the go
  • Get paid faster
  • Reconcile in seconds
  • All accounting functionality and reporting
  • Xero synchs with 100’s of other programs and apps
  • Hubdoc helps import and store financial documents in one place
  • Snap and send paperwork
  • Link your accounts for automatic delivery
  • Forward invoices from your inbox
  • Convert the lot into usable data
  • Receipt Bank streamlines the bookkeeping process
  • Makes it easy to submit receipts and invoices
  • From a phone photo Receipt Bank forwards the information directly to Xero
  • Integrates with Cloud based software such as Xero
Float Accounting Software
  • Cashflow forecasting you can trust
  • Real time insights on your cashflow
  • Great dashboard and manageability
  • Easily understand what’s happing with your numbers
  • Be able to better plan for the unexpected
  • Float syncs with Xero
  • Cloud credit control software
  • Automate chasing customers to pay their invoices without losing the human touch
  • Gain insights to better decide which customers to grant credit to and how best to chase up your customers to pay their invoices
  • Chaser is the perfect complement to your finance team.

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Sy WSy W
01:40 09 Sep 22
The deliver what they say - exceptional service from Paige every day!Keeps our team on the road and keeps our clients happy and since signing up seen an increase in turnover as she never misses a call!Terrific!
Matthew BiceMatthew Bice
01:29 09 Sep 22
I’ve employed the services of Office shed for over a year now and it’s one of the best business decisions I made!Tamzin has been an integral part of my businesses growth, from scheduling jobs, answering the phone, replying to emails and even setting up fool proof systems using service m8, I’m no longer trapped in the office every night doing admin and can concentrate on what I’m good at, being on the tools!I would highly recommend office shed to any trade business in the service industry.Matt Bice - Owner of Bice electrical
Luke Hillier PlumbingLuke Hillier Plumbing
05:00 05 Aug 22
Hillier Plumbing has Tash Klanjscek as our office admin for office shed. She is just amazing and gives our business that next level look. 5 stars Tash if there were more stars to give I would.
Richard eganRichard egan
04:57 05 Aug 22
I’ve been using officeshed for 5 years now and can not fault them. Jay and her team are fantastic answering all my calls and getting all my admin sorted. Tash is a great manager on my account and a pleasure to chat to everyday. My business wouldn’t run without them!
Daniel YatesDaniel Yates
04:52 05 Aug 22
I have been with office shed for over 2 years. Before I used their service I was a typical tradie/ small business owner working until 11pm each night. When I took on their service, they slowly took away all the little admin jobs that eat away at your day. I now finish at 5pm, I am less stressed, I have more time with my family. I can’t recommend their admin and support services highly enough. Dan