Posted on: May 10, 2012

A Few Weeks Worth of Jobber Improvements

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As usual, we’re making strong steady progress with Jobber.

It’s been a few weeks since our last post, and we’ve been hard at work on a number of improvements and additions to the software, both big and small, from Invoice number searching to scheduling improvements that we’re really excited to announce.

Read on for all the latest, as well as a peek at what’s coming!

Easier Business Management with These Improvements

At any given point in time we’re always working on something big here at Jobber — a brand new feature, a re-working of an existing feature for better performance, improved interfaces or a cool integration. But we always have a list of smaller things we want to work on too. Often times these are improvements suggested by our customers (thanks customers!), or just items that we’ve made note of while working on the bigger stuff.

Here are a handful of things we’ve been working on over the past few weeks.

  • Improved Information Layout
  • Making sure that the pages inside of Jobber are presenting you with the information you need, when you need it, is an ongoing effort. There’s always room for tweaks and improvements — for example, a customer recently requested that property addresses should appear in the Quotes interface in Jobber. This makes perfect sense, so now they do!

  • QuickBooks Online Integration Beta
  • QuickBooks Online Integration is currently in Beta, and if you’re interesting in giving it a whirl you should get in touch with us (info@getjobber.com).

  • Property Address Field Defaults
  • We’ve made a tweak so that the default Country for a new Client or Property address in Jobber is the same as the last Property added to the system. This way you only need to set the Country for the first Client or Property you add to Jobber, and it will become the default from then on. Jobber also automatically geo-codes property addresses (as introduced in this blog post from February).

  • Reporting Improvements
  • We’ve made a number of improvements to reports in Jobber, making it easier to visualize your invoicing and payment information. We have plans to add significantly to the reporting in Jobber in the near future, so stay tuned for more on that, and let us know what you would like to see in Jobber’s reporting at info@getjobber.com.

  • Jobber Documentation Overhaul
  • The Jobber Documentation is a constant work in progress, as the software is constantly being updated, improved and added to. We’ve rewritten a lot of the content to be better organized, more readable and more concise. We’re also going to be producing tutorial videos for each major feature of Jobber, and have started with a 20 minute Quick Start Tutorial that we highly recommend Jobber users both new and old take a look at.

  • Bigger Pagination Links
  • One of our customers uses iPad’s exclusively to work with Jobber, and they suggested that we bump up the size on the page links for lists. Great idea! We bumped up the sizing on a few other elements through the software as well so they can be used easier on tablet devices. Improving usability on mobile devices will be an ongoing focus for us.

  • Quote, Job and Invoice Number Search
  • This one was long overdue — you can now search Quote, Job and Invoice numbers from each of the individual list sections under the main ‘Work’ navigation area.

  • “End of Month” for Recurring Rules
  • We’ve made a lot of progress over the last little while with the various recurring functionality in Jobber. We’ve recently added the option to specify ‘end of the month’ for recurrence rules.

  • Re-Open Paid Invoices
  • Sometimes you mark an Invoice ‘Paid’ by mistake… it happens. We’ve recently added the option to Re-Open an Invoice that’s been marked paid to help ease the pain when this happens.

Of course there are a whole bunch of other little things we’ve been working on as well, but these are some of the highlights.

Scheduling Improvements & Per-Visit Billing!

Most of our time, sweat, and tears lately have been going into a series of significant scheduling system improvements that are aimed at making scheduling in Jobber faster, easier to use, and require fewer clicks. These scheduling improvements form the foundation for Jobber’s Per-Visit Billing Functionality. This is easily the most requested feature right now, and we’ve been working hard to bring it to you within the next couple of weeks.

We’ll be making a full announcement about these scheduling improvements shortly, as the first set of changes are set to be deployed right away, so check back soon!

Sincerely,
The Jobber Team

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