Trade Trak vs SimPRO

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Overview

Both Trade Trak and SimPRO originated as web apps, however, SimPRO has expanded to include a mobile app. SimPRO has two different levels of plans for businesses, which are Enterprise and Corporate. For this article, we have compared the Corporate edition. Note: This comparison was originally started in March, 2019 but has since been updated. SimPRO has removed pricing from their website so what is shown should only be used as a guide. Trade Trak is not affiliated with SimPRO and we cannot guarantee that you will receive these prices for their software. For reference, the Enterprise edition was priced at $129 per month, per office user and $39 per month, per field user.

One of SimPRO’s biggest competitive points is their mobile app, which provides users with the option of offline access. Their users also benefit from the customer portal and estimating tools. However, Trade Trak allows for adding subcontractors to your account, signature capture and completely custom site-specific SWMS. If you're interested in moving from SimPRO, we offer a feature that allows you to import your jobs directly from your account to Trade Trak.

Feature Comparison

Price

Trade Trak charges only $1 per job. That’s it. For SimPRO Corporate users, it’s $249 per month, per office user. On top of that, you’ll pay an extra $39 per month per field user.

$1 per job
$249 per month, per office user

Number of Staff

On Trade Trak, you’re able to have an unlimited number of users and subcontractors. With SimPRO, you’re restricted by your budget. 

UNLIMITED
RESTRICTED

Subcontractors

Trade Trak allows you to have your subcontractors listed under your company at no extra cost and only allows them access to the details they require for the jobs they’re added to. SimPRO do not currently offer an option similar to this.

Customisable Permissions

On Trade Trak, you can add users to as many different user groups as you like, and limit their access to certain features on the app. The permission settings for these groups can also be customised. On SimPRO, there are security group permissions at a minimum, but it’s unclear from their documentation how customisable these are.

Customer Portal

SimPro’s customer portal allows clients to view their jobs, quotes and account statements, as well as providing them with the opportunity to edit their details and the site and contact details. Trade Trak does not currently have a customer portal.

 

Quoting & Invoicing

Both apps allow you to create quotes and invoices to be sent to customers. 

Partial Invoices

On both apps, you’re able to create partial invoices and bill by percentage, dollar value, by items, and on Trade Trak, you add credit notes.

Payments

Both SimPRO and Trade Trak allow you to record manual payments made via cash, card, cheques and bank transfer. Trade Trak also allows you to link Stripe to take automatic payments.

Scheduling

Both Trade Trak and Ascora allow for scheduling of jobs. Trade Trak also allows for scheduling of non-job related items such as RDO’S or annual leave.

Estimating

Under SimPRO’s form builder feature, users are able to create estimates for jobs. Trade Trak does not currently have this feature.

Scheduling

On both apps, users are able to schedule jobs and users. You’re also able to change the view of the calendar by day, week, month or by user.

SWMS

Trade Trak gives users the opportunity to create site specific safe work method statements. They can be created as templates to complete at a later date, or designed from scratch on the spot. SimPRO has no function that allows you to create site specific, valid SWMS. 

 

Report Builder

Trade Trak allows users to create completely custom reports such as job completion and white card reports, which can even be signed off by users or clients. It appears that SimPRO also has something similar.

File Attachments

Both apps allow users to attach files to certain features within the software. On SimPRO, they can be attached to quotes and invoices, whereas on Trade Trak, you’re able to attach to these, as well as tasks, SWMS, reports, jobs themselves and more.

Annotations

Trade Trak allows users to add annotations to files which have been uploaded. SimPRO does not have this feature. 

Share Files

Both apps allow you to share files via email and public share links. 

Tasks

Both Trade Trak and SimPRO allow users to create tasks to help breakup the workload of jobs.

Customisable Statuses

On both Trade Trak and SimPRO you’re able to create and apply custom statuses to your jobs and more!

Signatures

On Trade Trak, users and clients can add signatures to quotes, reports and SWMS to record their approval. SimPRO’s suggestion is to save an image of a signature and add as an attachment, however, this does not make it legally binding.

Accounting Integrations

Both apps allow you for integrations with MYOB, Xero, and SimPRO also offers Quickbooks.

Offline Access

Through their mobile app, SimPRO can provide users with offline access, and the data syncs once online again. Trade Trak does not currently have this feature as the app requires an internet connection.

Knowledge Base

Trade Trak and SimPRO offer help guides for all users which provide step-by-step guides on how to use features within the apps. 

 

Support Videos

Both apps offer a series of training videos to help users with the setup and use of their account. 

Apps compared in October 2019.

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