Trade Trak vs Job Manager Application

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Overview

Trade Trak and Job Manager Application are both comprehensive job management apps. Job Manager Application offers a free plan for single users and basic paid plan for business. As the free plan does not have many features required for job management for business, we are focusing on the basic plan for the purpose of this review.

Job Manager Application differs strongly from Trade Trak in that it offers a more advanced time tracking system that involves its own mobile app for this feature, GPS tracking and comprehensive timesheets. While Trade Trak offers location-based checking in and our own timesheet system, we currently don't have a native app for this or GPS tracking. However, Trade Trak has a far more robust reporting feature and allows for quotes to be created in-app which Job Manager Application does not.

Feature Comparison

Price

On Trade Trak, you pay $1 per job. With that, you have access to all of the app’s base features. 

Job Manager Application costs $10 per month for the basic plan. There are also numerous additional features with varying costs.

$1 per job
$10 per month

Number of Staff

Trade Trak allows you to add an unlimited number of users and subcontractors for no extra cost. Job Manager Application allows you to add an unlimited amount of users but at a cost of $5 extra per month per user. 

UNLIMITED
UNLIMITED

Subcontractors

On Trade Trak, you can add subbies and share relevant jobs to them which will appear in their scheduler. Job Manager Application also allows you to add subbies and give them tasks on jobs.

Customisable Permissions

On Trade Trak, you’re able to adjust the permissions for each different role, and create as many user groups as needed. Job Manager Application offers the ability to adjust employee access controls, customisable from the web panel only.

Estimating

Trade Trak offers the ability to add profits, calculate margins and discounts and more to help create accurate estimates. Job Manager Application has an estimating feature where you can send basic estimates directly to the client.

Job Profitability

Trade Trak features a comprehensive job profitability tracker that takes into account all of your job expenses, product expenses, timesheets and more. Job Manager Application has similar features for job profitability.

Quoting & Invoicing

Trade Trak allows you to easily create custom quotes and turn them into full invoices in seconds once approved. Job Manager Application offers a basic invoicing system but does not have a quoting feature.

Payments

Trade Trak allows you to take manual credit card, cash and cheque payments, and create credit notes, as well as integrates with Stripe, BPay and Quickapay for automatic transactions. Job Manager Application does not appear to allow for payments to be made through the app.

Scheduling

Trade Trak allows you to easily schedule your jobs and non-job related items on the user calendar for events such as RDO’S or annual leave. Job Manager Application also allows you to schedule employees for job and non-job related items.

SWMS

Trade Trak allows you to create as many SWMS and SWMS templates as you want and offers accredited templates available for purchase through our template store. Job Manager Application doesn’t give the option to create SWMS at all.

Report Builder

Trade Trak’s Report Builder feature lets you create fully customisable reports, suitable for any need from toolbox meetings to safety checklists. Job Manager Application doesn’t have any custom reports, only allowing for pre-generated expense reports.

File Attachments

Both applications allow you to attach various types of files to jobs, clients and invoices. Trade Trak also allows you to attach them to reports and SWMS.

Annotations

Trade Trak allows users to annotate files that have been uploaded, which can include adding drawings or text onto a copy of the file. Job Manager Application does not appear to have this feature.

Tasks

Trade Trak has the option to add tasks within jobs and assign them to users or subcontractors, making managing jobs remotely a simple task. Job Manager Application also allows users to create tasks and assign them to employees.

Customisable Statuses

Trade Trak offers fully customisable statuses for jobs, quotes and invoices so you can clearly indicate what stage they are at. You can also choose different colours for statuses. Job Manager Application does not offer statuses apart from job incomplete/complete.

Signatures

On Trade Trak, you can obtain signatures on any device for quotes, SWMS and reports and even have multiple people sign off. Job Manager Application lets users attach their own signature to invoices and reports but doesn’t appear to allow others to attach their signature in-app.

GPS Tracking

Trade Trak allows users and subbies to check in at locations when arriving at a job or check out when leaving but does not have full GPS capabilities. Job Manager Application has a GPS application that can track employees from clock in to clock out.

Mobile App

Trak Trak has a progressive web app that is fully mobile and can be added to your home screen. Job Manager Application currently has a native app for IOS and Android.

Offline Access

Trade Trak doesn’t allow for offline access and requires an internet connection to run. Job Manager Application lets users perform limited tasks in offline mode.

Knowledge Base

Trade Trak has a series of knowledge base articles that are designed to help users to manage all aspects of the app. Job Manager Application also has this available.

Support Videos

Trade Trak has a number of training videos to help users navigate the many features of the app. Job Manager Application does not appear to provide any support videos.

Apps compared in April 2021.

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