Tradies are always on the go and Xero has proven to be beneficial to plenty of builders, plumbers, and contractors (among other businesses). Trade business owners often find themselves spending way too much time working in the business instead of on it and now that they can invoice right away or between jobs, it has changed the way they work and get paid.

Tradies who use Xero often want to rely more on it when it comes to job tracking and profit management. Here are some Xero add-ons that are perfect for tradie businesses.



Quotient is a very intuitive online quoting and proposal software that allows tradies to create, send and manage their quotes. Once integrated with Xero, accepted Quotient quotes appear as invoices automatically. All details will be populated onto the invoice with a permanent link to its quote for easy reference. Xero contacts and inventory items are also available in the predictive search when creating quotes.


Tradies can specify optional quote items, so customers can pick and choose and the quote total will automatically update. Images can be added too, and customers can ask questions directly on the quote. Tradies can keep track of everything on the dashboard and see updated quotes, follow-up reminders, and easy-to-understand analytics – perfect for the construction and trades sector.



EzzyBills is another perfect app for tradies as it automates bookkeeping and comes with invoice processing, management approval, and bills, sales, receipts, and statements support. EzzyBills allows you to email your PDF invoices or scans to it using your phone app and data are exported to Xero in seconds with line items. It’s suitable for construction and trade businesses that have many bills or sales invoices to process.

EzzyBills replaces paper removal with fully automated multi-level management approval workflows. It ensures regulatory compliance and expense control and allows you to set approval rules and approvers for each department.



Buildxact is an easy online estimating and job management software for residential trades and builders. You can sync it with Xero and make your bookkeeping a breeze. From take-off to final invoice, Buildxact provides builders and tradies with online business tools to get and stay ahead of the competition. It produces accurate quotes up to 80% faster and helps make scheduling and management of staff and contractors easier. More importantly, it streamlines invoicing and purchase orders and allows for better cash flow and profit control.

Once integrated with Xero, Buildxact helps track purchases, manage variations, and issue client invoices. It allows all approved purchases and issued client invoices to flow into Xero for payment and reconciliation automatically.

Do you need a hand with your business? If you think these Xero add-ons can help you then let’s get you all set up! Give us a buzz now and learn how you can further improve your business. Speak soon!

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