Trimble Australia has introduced a new mobile app designed to help contractors organise business more efficiently from the field.

The new Trimble Contractor App is a mobile business management tool designed for small site and utility contractors, bringing the office to the field, and enabling them to easily and affordably manage common office tasks on a smartphone or tablet.

The announcement was made at ConExpo 2014, one of the world’s largest international exhibitions for the construction industry.

Scott Crozier, segment manager for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction explains that smaller contractors don’t have a lot of time to do paperwork, which can lead to delayed or missed revenue opportunities. Trimble Contractor helps companies minimise paperwork, automate processes and organise their business more efficiently from the field.

Available for Android and iOS mobile devices, Trimble Contractor allows employees and owners to create, send and track quotes, purchase orders, change orders and invoices directly on their smartphone or tablet. The mobile app helps improve communications with customers, while providing accurate material charges, proof of changes or variations, and facilitating invoice payment tracking.

Site diaries are created to track daily activities or check site progress against quotes, and are also used as a digital timesheet. By monitoring project progress, issues can be identified and corrected quickly, and timesheets can be verified and documented. Additionally, site instructions can be created and sent to employees so contractors can ensure their crews are prioritising the right projects.

Data from the Trimble Contractor app can be exported as a .CSV file for easy integration into third-party accounting and payroll systems.

The Trimble Contractor App is expected to be available worldwide in March 2014 from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.