Trade Trak vs NextMinute
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Trade Trak and NextMinute are both comprehensive job management apps, however Trade Trak encompasses all service-based businesses while NextMinute is aimed at the construction industry. NextMinute offers different levels of access for Admins and Users with costs different across both, so we will be looking at Admin level users as they have full access to all features. While Next Minute offers a lot of similar features to Trade Trak such as job profitability reports and quoting & invoicing, it does offer some unique features such as their Gantt Chart planning and job templates. However, Trade Trak offers features such as the Report Builder, SWMS, Subcontractors and more which NextMinute does not.
On Trade Trak, you pay $1 per job and that's it. With that, you have access to all of the app’s base features. NextMinute charges you per user, with Admin level users costing $59 per user and regular Users costing $19 per user.
Number of Staff
Both Trade Trak and NextMinute offer an unlimited number of users to be added, however on Trade Trak there is no cost to adding users while on NextMinute you will have to pay per user.
Trade Trak allows you to add an unlimited number of subcontractors who can log onto the app and see the relevant job information or their schedule. NextMinute does not have the option to add subcontractors, only users.
Both Trade Trak and NextMinute offer a wide range of user permissions as well as the ability to create custom user groups to easily manage which users can access certain features.
On Trade Trak and NextMinute, you have access to extensive job profitability reports and statistics to give you a holistic view of your costs against your profits on a job. On NextMinute, they call this feature Back Costing.
Quoting & Invoicing
Both platforms offer users the ability to create quotes and invoices for any job and send them directly to clients from within the app.
On Trade Trak, users can create fully customisable reports from scratch for anything you may need to help manage your business. NextMinute currently does not offer any customisable reporting feature.
Trade Trak allows you to create fully customisable SWMS templates so your employees & contractors can read & sign off on all safety matters easily on site. NextMinute does not have any SWMS or safety functionality.
On NextMinute, your jobs and tasks are able to be easily planned through a well laid-out Gantt Chart feature. Trade Trak currently does not offer a Gantt Chart, however it is feature we are looking into implementing in the near future.
Trade Trak allows you to take manual credit card, cash and cheque payments for jobs and create custom credit notes. Trade Trak also integrates with Stripe and BPay for automatic transactions. NextMinute does not have any payment-receiving functionality.
Both apps have comprehensive scheduling functionality such as the ability to schedule users to jobs, schedule recurring jobs and schedule tasks for users.
Both apps allow you create tasks and assign them to users, as well as planning times and dates for completion to make job management easy.
Trade Trak's booking form feature allows you to create a fully customisable booking form that you can send to clients simply through a link, allowing them to book and create jobs in Trade Trak for you, saving you time. NextMinute does not offer a booking form feature.
Trade Trak & NextMinute offer fully customisable statuses for jobs, quotes and invoices so you can clearly indicate what stage they are at.
Trade Trak offers an automated integration with Xero, and you’re also able to export data to MYOB. NextMinute also offers a direct integration with Xero and MYOB.
Trade Trak is a progressive web app that can be added to mobile home screens and has full mobile functionality. NextMinute currently offers both a web app and native mobile apps available on IOS and Android.
Both apps allow you to manage your staff's time and organise pay based off hours worked. You can also integrate your timesheets with accounting software for easy employee management on either app.
Trade Trak has step-by-step articles that guide you through the app’s features. NextMinute also has an extensive knowledge base.
Both apps have in-app support chat features and a library of videos to help navigate your way around the app to get the most use out of the platform.
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