1. Modern Accounting
By modern, I mean that your accounting software should easily give you job costing, and other logical reports at the click of a button. Technology that works is expected in today’s world so don’t settle for an accounting system that doesn’t. At BOLT, we recommend QUICKBOOKS for the average subcontractor. At the time of this article, they are the only software for contractors that has made the transition to the 21st century and done it the right way. All the other software you use in your company should easily integrate into QuickBooks. However, if you are a large subcontractor or have multiple shops, you may want to consider Sage 300 and Spectrum Dexter + Chaney. We have integrations with both programs. Pro Tip: if an accounting software doesn’t have API’s, run away. None of your other programs will communicate with it, and custom made integrations will be a pain to work with.