Sub-contractors can bill weekly for no cost
Teignmouth, Devon – 14 March 2016: Invoicing, Quoting and Scheduling app Powered Now, the people making life easier for smaller trade companies as well as sole-trader tradesmen, have announced a major new pricing scheme to help micro sub-contractors keep track of their billing free of charge.
Version 3.6 of the software means that sole traders who produce an invoice a week (generally small sub-contractors) can use all of the features of the full version without any cost. Additional documents can be raised for a small additional fee.
Reasons for using Powered Now
• Powered Now enables invoices and quotes to be raised from anywhere. Guy Hodgson, who runs fast-growing HandyGuy, started using Powered Now when he started his own business. He says “I found an article about Powered Now in a national paper. I tried it, found it easy to use, became a subscriber and have never looked back”.
• It takes less effort to create invoices and quotations using Powered Now because existing contacts can be copied from the user’s address books, addresses can be looked up using just the postcode and all descriptions and pricing are remembered and are auto-completed after they have been entered once.
• Everything is kept securely in one place – customer details, notes, invoices, quotes, payments and appointments. If your device is lost, broken or stolen, all data can be restored.
CEO Benjamin Dyer comments, “Last summer we raised more money and this has enabled us to make some changes to our pricing. We know that it’s a struggle when you first start your business, so this change removes a price barrier for the smallest trade companies.
“Some of the services we provide, such as address lookup based on postcode makes it super easy to set up new customers. But this costs us real money as a payment has to be made to Royal Mail every time a lookup happens. Our aim is to help the smaller end of the industry to embrace modern methods and become more productive as a result.
“We are planning to introduce support for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) fairly soon, and that will allow invoices to be sent electronically between sub-contractors and contractors. We are very excited about everything that can be done to help this industry.”
The Powered Now app works on iPhones, iPads, Android with support for PCs, laptops and Macs due in a couple of months. Ease of use is a major aim and everything is optimised for trade businesses.
Powered Now’s customers rate Powered Now with am extremely high Net Promoter Score of 70%, higher than the figure for the Apple iPhone .
Powered Now v3.6 is available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores now.
There is a full 7-day trial and a free edition which provides a limited number of documents to be sent per month (with a small charge per document after that) and sole traders wanting more can subscribe from £7/month. The Pro version which supports teams starts around £22 per month on an annual basis. All prices exclude VAT. See http://powerednow.com/pricing/
 Net Promoter, NPS, and the NPS-related emoticons are registered service marks, and Net Promoter Score and Net Promoter System are service marks, of Bain & Company, Inc., Satmetrix Systems, Inc. and Fred Reichheld. Score based on over 100 customer responses during Q1 2016. According to https://www.npsbenchmarks.com/apple_iphone Apple iPhone NPS is 63%.