The Best Apps for Reducing Your Design-Build Firm’s Costs
Firms are upping their game with killer apps, but what about your design-build firm? Is it running like a dinosaur? Like a beat up Geo? Like a Ford Pinto? Why do I keep thinking about cars? Like … a slow thing that’s old and dusty?
At Fohlio, we love finding the latest software — the good stuff that keeps business humming. In this series of blogs we focus on the business side of Architecture, Interior Design, and design-build firms. We’ll share some of our favorite apps and talk about how they can help your budding company.
On this front, the smallest firms just have it easier.
You even have a good sense of how much everything costs to do, in terms of both time and resources.
But, as you add more people, having that same clarity of vision is much harder. Some of it, you’ll never get back. Some of your vision might get better. Here are two apps that we think do a great job tracking time.
The Best Architecture and Interior Design Tools for Tracking Costs and Growing Your Firm
GetHarvestlets your team track their time from their laptop or on the go with their phone. GetHarvest makes it easy. You’ll have the data you need to budget and bill. Even better, no spreadsheets. GetHarvest analyses your data to help you make your next project even more efficient. And, they integrate with over 80 apps. Add GetHarvest and you won’t have to change your workflow.
Another great app is Toggl. Track hours with ease. Toggle will give you a visual report of how your team is spending its time and how profitable your projects are. You can share those reports with clients or with higher-ups and give better estimates of your timelines and progress. Just great stuff.
Each has a ton to offer. These tracking apps give you a better vision into your team’s output—for every piece of your project. In no time, making the right call will be second nature.
On top of that, both apps can handle your billing. How cool is that?