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Forum: Technology 07-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By carpenter uk
Set up each window in quickbooks as an item,...

Set up each window in quickbooks as an item, create purchase order for the items fitted
Forum: Technology 05-03-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By carpenter uk
Planswift - Takeoff Excel - loads of uses and...

Planswift - Takeoff
Excel - loads of uses and have a few coded sheets i use for quotes & organising takeoff data
Quickbooks - accounts & job tracking
Busycal - scheduling
Onenote - notes
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By carpenter uk
Carilion collapses

So you may have heard over there, one of the UK's largest construction companies has collapsed with debts of 1.5bn and 400m pension short fall
bosses took over 4m in bonuses a few months ago.
...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 01-14-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By carpenter uk
I have spend a lot of time trying knowify the...

I have spend a lot of time trying knowify the last couple of days and im struggling with it, its not knowifys fault but our estimates and budgets can run into 2000 items as we do large sites with...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 01-13-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By carpenter uk
I have been looking at knowify but it seems very...

I have been looking at knowify but it seems very slow with being a web app, i had a 1200 line estimate to import from excel which took a while but then the page was difficult to scroll, i suspect due...
Forum: Business 01-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 114,526
Posted By carpenter uk
Excel is a great program and non of the purpose...

Excel is a great program and non of the purpose made estimating programs come close for flexibility or price. I use planswift for take off and quickbooks for accounts, excel is the link between the 2...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 01-05-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By carpenter uk
Thanks for that, I was hoping quickbooks was on...

Thanks for that, I was hoping quickbooks was on the case but ive been checking in for the last couple of years since it was announced they were phasing out desktop, I cannot understand why they did...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 01-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,459
Posted By carpenter uk
Quickbooks online apps

Can anyone recommend an app for quickbooks on line for progress invoicing and job costing?

In the uk they have phased out quickbooks desktop but the online version lacks the features I need :sad:
Forum: Technology 11-24-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,497
Posted By carpenter uk
If you use something like onenote you can keep a...

If you use something like onenote you can keep a folder for each job in it and take pictures from within the folder
Forum: Business 11-17-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
They bumped up the hours worked, disappeared for...

They bumped up the hours worked, disappeared for long breaks, worked in pairs so 1 was watching but doing no work, their work was shoddy and on reflection I wish I had paid them nothing for the last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,966
Posted By carpenter uk
Hope for the best but plan for the worst ...

Hope for the best but plan for the worst

Money is not all its cracked up to be if your too busy working

People will always let you down

Common sense is not that common

Software salesman...
Forum: Business 11-11-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
We do the carpentry as sub contractors to main...

We do the carpentry as sub contractors to main contractors on commercial projects and the carpenters we use are sub contractors to us (bit like guns for hire) We have several which are with us year...
Forum: Business 11-11-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
We have 2 different types of subs in the uk, full...

We have 2 different types of subs in the uk, full package or labour only

Full package takes full responsibility for that element supplies everything needed labour materials and sometimes design
...
Forum: Business 11-10-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
outcome was Ive paid them 90% - I did not pay...

outcome was Ive paid them 90% - I did not pay them for the fictitious hours when they were not there
Forum: Business 11-10-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
[QUOTE=cedarboarder;6480953]Did you hire all of...

[QUOTE=cedarboarder;6480953]Did you hire all of them at the same time? did they know each other prior to hiring?[/QUOTE

Yes they work as a gang of 4, they are labour only subs, not employees
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
I think its a 2 way thing - you agree a rate of...

I think its a 2 way thing - you agree a rate of pay and set out what you expect for that pay, it should work for both parties
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
Yes I did set targets and explained that we need...

Yes I did set targets and explained that we need to hit them, I accept the blame for not being there but it still leaves a bitter taste.

All my other lads work on a price and earn good money and...
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
It was due to the distance I could only get there...

It was due to the distance I could only get there once a week, as I said 1st week loads of excuses so benefit of the doubt, 2nd week I explained that they need to get a move on, 3rd week a warning...
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
No just what my other lads and the site manager...

No just what my other lads and the site manager have said but that is just hearsay and not really iron clad.

We have also had a bill from the hotel we put them up in for breaking a chair

Have...
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
They have lied on their time sheets so have not...

They have lied on their time sheets so have not worked the hours they claim
Forum: Business 11-09-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By carpenter uk
Would you pay?

Ive had 4 carpenters working for me for a month on an hourly rate, the job was a long distance job so I only visited the site once a week. first week they had not done much but gave lots of excuses,...
Forum: Business 10-23-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By carpenter uk
There is a report to show the hrs per item and a...

There is a report to show the hrs per item and a report to show the cost of the hrs vs the income or vs the estimate
Forum: Business 09-28-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By carpenter uk
Hi Mike I'm in a similar trade to yourself...

Hi Mike

I'm in a similar trade to yourself so it got my interest but without sounding negative i'm not seeing what it does that quickbooks does not do, is it more that it predicts the spend? with...
Forum: Technology 07-15-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By carpenter uk
I switched to mac 4 years ago, I still use the...

I switched to mac 4 years ago, I still use the same pc software on vmware but I have never once since switching had any problems like having to re-install software that would happen regularly with...
Forum: Business 06-08-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By carpenter uk
Do more Charge more Spend less Invest in...

Do more
Charge more
Spend less
Invest in time saving tools to enable you to do more
Dont waste time on paperwork - make up standard forms for everything you do regularly
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