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Powered Now vs SimPro - Job management apps compared

How do you find the best field service management software for your trade business?


How do you find the best field service management software for your trade business?

There are a few end-to-end field service management software options available, in this blog, we will compare two job management software: Powered Now and SimPro.

 

Powered Now vs SimPro - UK Job Management Apps Compared

Why should you switch from SimPro to Powered Now? Well, let’s start with this comparison table:

Features

Powered Now

SimPro 

Free trial

YES, 14 days no card required

NO

Subscription-based

YES

NO

Price (starting)

£5

£79

Training 

YES, it’s free!

NO

Customer Relationship Management

YES

NO

Video tutorials

YES

NO

24/7 live reply

YES

NO

Billing, invoicing and quoting options

YES

YES

Forms & certificates

YES

YES

MTD for VAT

YES

NO

CIS

YES

YES

Xero integration

YES

YES

Works offline

YES

YES

Job scheduling, tracking, chat & diary

YES

YES

Multi-user

YES

YES

SMS messages

YES

YES

Document feedback

YES

NO

 

Below we are going to compare and explain some key features and benefits.

 

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Free Trial

Powered Now offers a 14-days free trial, the best part? No card required! This means that we do not automatically charge you after the trial ends. If you want to continue using Powered Now software/app you will need to purchase a subscription.

SimPro does not offer free trials.

 

Free training

Learning how a new software works isn’t always an easy task. 

Powered Now offers free training to set you up for success and help you use it faster than ever before! Powered Now experts will train you on the features of the app and answer all your questions. Video tutorials, articles and webinars are also available on the website for anyone interested to learn more. 

SimPro also offers training but it is not free.



Making Tax Digital 

Powered Now offers you the functionality to submit your VAT returns to HMRC digitally so you are compliant with the new Making Tax Digital legislation.

Making Tax Digital for VAT requires businesses to use software for the following tasks:

  • Keeping and maintaining VAT accounting records
  • Creating VAT returns
  • Sending the VAT returns to HMRC

From April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses are required to use MTD for their VAT which means they need to use MTD compatible software like Powered Now.

 

Pricing Plans

One of the key differences between Powered Now and SimPro is their pricing. 

Powered Now starts from £5 per month while SimPro starts from £79 per month.



CIS feature

Both, Powered Now and SimPro, have a Constructor Industry Scheme(CIS) feature.

Powered Now provides full Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) support.

The benefits are:

  • Save time by having Powered Now do all CIS calculations and reports for you
  • Avoid fines for late CIS returns
  • Make sure you follow the law correctly and avoid problems with HMRC
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to encourage your subcontractors to use Powered Now saving time rekeying and errors for both parties
  • Have everything ready to be exported into your accounting system

Powered Now delivers powerful construction industry scheme software simply as a by-product of all the other useful things that it does.

 

📚Read more:

- What is CIS

- How do I set up CIS?



FAQs

Is it difficult to switch from SimPro to Powered Now?

Absolutely not! We have free support and training that can help you through the process of switching from SimPro to Powered Now smoothly.

 

Does Powered Now have free training?

Yes, Powered Now includes free training and comes with world-class UK-based support.

 

Does Powered Now have free support?

Yes, Powered Now comes with world-class free support. You can call us, raise a support ticket, use the chat or send us an email. We’ll get your issue passed straight to the right person and get back to you as quickly as we can.

 

Can I import my customers?

You can import your customers in Powered Now via your iOS/Android device.

Alternatively, we can import your address book for you if it's provided to us in a CSV format.

 

Can I trial Powered Now first?

Of course you can. You can use Powered Now for free for 14 days (no card details required).

 

What are Powered Now pricing plans and costs?

You can buy monthly or yearly (and get two months free) all backed up with our 30 day money back guarantee. Our pricing plans start as little as £5 per month. We also offer a Business plan for small businesses for £15 per month and a Professional plan for £25 per month per user for teams and VAT registered businesses. 

Find more details about our pricing plans here.

 

Why do I need to use Powered Now Projects?

Projects are very useful, you should use them!

Projects are automatically generated when any diary appointments and documents are created. A project can be viewed as a folder. 

A project creates a folder full of all the information associated with the job. It is a great way to keep all of your information in one place.

We always recommend opening a new project when starting a new job. You will be able to log time, keep track of appointments, notes of conversations you have had with your customer, messages sent to your customer, job sheets, quotes, invoices and other documents raised against the job. Find out more about Powered Now Projects here.

 

More questions?

You can call us on 0800 368 8153 which is a UK freephone number, email support@powerednow.com or book a free demo here.

 

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