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December 2016

BuilderTREND Users

Why BuilderTREND can help you with your next Construction Project

By Construction No Comments

Do you have more than one project running at any given time?

Do you struggle to keep on top of your staff’s arrival and departure times at each job site creating added admin costs when finalising payroll?

Do you find it difficult to keep track of all your contractor’s schedules and invoices?


What if you could store all your projects in a single software package that manages not only your staff time sheets but also schedules, invoices, etc while minimising your admin costs and increasing your businesses ability to take on more work with optimised policies and procedures?

If you answered yes to any of the above then why not offer more to your staff and contractors with a mobile friendly software solution called BuilderTREND.

BuilderTREND is the number one cloud-based software solution for all builders, renovators and trade companies. With an install base of over 40 countries across the globe and over 360,000 users active daily, BuilderTREND has been nominated for the best construction app eight years in a row and have blown their competition out of the water each and every year. With new software features, excellent customer service and support as well as a team of highly skilled consultants that customise the software for your specific requirements.

BuilderTREND has many features not limited to:

  • Leads (Quotes)
  • Project Management (Jobs)
  • Time Clock (GPS Locations)
  • Financial (Customer & Contractor invoice + Budgets)
  • Xero (Accounting Integration)
  • Reporting (Profit and Loss + More)

BuilderTREND can offer you a web-based, mobile friendly platform for your next project, having a centralised system for all staff to interact with weather internally at the office or onsite takes a large amount of document exchanging and paperwork away. Take advantage of builder trends reporting and generate quick and easy profit and loss statements.

At Trucell we value BuilderTREND’s features and services, with its customisable features we can offer:

  • Professional assistance with your account setup
  • Intensive one on one training for all your staff
  • Account management included but not limited to support your instance of Builder Trend

Are you looking forward to building something beautiful together? If so, please click on the link below to schedule a free online demo with one of our BuilderTREND partner consultants or please feel free to contact us so we can discuss how we can assist you on your journey!


Why A Microsoft Surface Is More Practical In The Workplace

By Microsoft No Comments

By now you have probably seen how mobile devices have dramatically changed the workplace. Smartphones and Tablets are becoming much more commonplace in offices across the world. However not every device works the same, and this is especially true for tablets. When Apple released the iPad at the start of this current decade, many people rushed to purchase them and found out the hard way that the practicality of these new devices still weren’t enough to replace erstwhile desktop computers.

In that void, Microsoft created the Microsoft Surface to answer the everyday needs of the modern office environment. Currently, in it’s third generation, the Microsoft Surface has become the tablet most office managers were hoping to get in the first place. With most offices using Microsoft products and software, the transition to the Surface was seamless compared to the iPad and its regular Operating System updates continues to optimise performance based on what is needed more than the bells and whistles that make a device trendy. Depending on the field you are in the Surface can really make life easier, and the three examples below illustrate how.

Microsoft Surface in Education

When it comes to education, the Surface has been a hit with teachers and students alike. It is considered a smart investment in the education field due to its plug and play nature that allows people to keep all their files in one place so well enough that it can replace bulk laptops that are becoming devices of the past. It’s Surface Pen allows users to quickly take notes and draw objects, and it’s light weight(just 1516 grams!) allows for easy portability around school or in transit. The built-in kickstand allows the Surface to rest securely on small desks and its detachable multi-position keyboard comes in customised colours that allow for personalization not seen on unimaginative iPads. OneNote Class Notebook also allows educators an easy way to schedule classes and collaborate with colleagues or file student feedback.

Microsoft Surface in Legal Services

In the legal field, the Surface has allowed lawyers to take notes on the go with it’s ergonomic keyboard and meet with clients from around the world with its rear and front-facing HD cameras. It has been a constant in the legal field that individuals in the legal field are always in need of printing reams of paper to mark-up documents, but with the Surface Pen, documents can be now be marked digitally in bright colors which saves time, paper, and energy since it’s much clearer than in pen. The battery life also allows up to 12 hours of video playback, so you can rest assured that your Surface can last most of the work day in a single charge.

Microsoft Surface in Small Businesses

One of the best benefits a Surface has for businesses is it’s two 3.0 USB ports which are still not available on iPads. Anyone that has had to give a presentation on the go knows that the ability to plug flash drives and connect with projectors from is an absolute must and thankfully its features like this that make the Surface the most productive tablet on the planet.

Chances are most businesses are already using standard Microsoft software suites like Outlook, Word, and Excel, and the great news about that Surface is that these programs are already designed to work with it unlike the iPad which uses their own Apple versions of these apps for use. You won’t have to download them for the Surface since they are already there. Business owners aren’t concerned with popular products; their priority is making sure their business has the tools it needs to succeed, and this is a major reason why companies across the world are trading in their iPads for more practical Surfaces.

If you would like to learn more about how a Microsoft Surface can help your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.