Tradify vs Fergus: Selecting the Top App for Tradespeople

In the battle for top tradies app, New Zealand has produced some really strong contenders.

Google searches reveal that Tradify vs Fergus is one of the most frequently searched question in this space.

Both Tradify and Fergus are well known in New Zealand. But what about Simpro, Aroflo ServiceM8 or iTrade? How do they compare? Lets start by comparing Tradify, Fergus and iTrade. 

  Tradify

 

Fergus

 

iTrade

 

PRICE

     
Price per month, for single operator (one man band) $39 $40-$60 $0
Price per month, for office staff $39 $40-$60 $0
Price per month, per field staff $39 $40-$60** $10-20*
Number of staff 1-20 1-50 No limit

Tradify has no limits on the number of jobs, invoices or quotes for this price. All updates and upgrades are always free.

Fergus is a tiered system, with the highest pricing used in this list, which has the full features. Some of the features listed below are only available on the highest pricing plan.

iTrade charge $20 each per month for first 7 field staff, each additional field staff are $10 each per month. One man bands and office staff are always free. This makes high-end software very accessible for tradies just starting out.

Verdict: iTrade represents the best pricing structure and is good for startups, SMBs and large enterprises.

CORE FEATURES

Tradify Fergus iTrade
All features available during free trial
All features available for all staff
Mobile apps (iOS/Android)
Automated timesheets
Job Costing / Quoting
Job Scheduling
Job Reports
Supplier/Stock management
Accounting integrations Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB, and Sage Xero and MYOB Xero
All of the apps have the same standard features that you would expect: quoting, invoicing, scheduling, etc. They all have mobile apps for both iOS and Android

 

Fergus limit some features for the lower priced tiers. For example, their free version is limited to 10 Jobs per month, and 3 Invoices per month. Many features are only available on the highest price structure.

Tradify may not automatically integrate with supplier and stock systems.

iTrade do not integrate with as many accounting systems but they do integrate with Xero, which is undoubtedly the most popular.

ON THE JOB FEATURES

Tradify Fergus iTrade
Interactive Maps and GPS tracking
Recurring Jobs / Templated Jobs
Certificates of Compliance
Offline Mode
Booking confirmation
Signature Capture
Customer Portal

Fergus: Add-ons like staff sign-off and compliance certificates cost extra.

Tradify: We were unable to confirm whether or not Tradify had a customer portal or the ability to capture customer signatures on job completion.

iTrade: comprehensive features for a very reasonable price.

OTHER FEATURES

Tradify Fergus iTrade
Currency ($US, $CA, $AU, $NZ, Pounds, Euro’s and Rand.)
Fully automated maintenance reminders to customers
Van restocking printouts for jobs (direct to suppliers)
Custom fields for staff, stock, and customers
Custom fields for marketing purposes
Staff initiate jobs in the field
Worker Analysis Reporting
Printable Job Cards
While not all features could be confirmed, in general, iTrade has made their app very customisable. This includes custom fields for stock, suppliers, etc, as ell as custom fields for marketing purposes. Features like the ability to send van restocking lists directly to suppliers so that the stock is ready when the tradie arrives are excellent. 

Summary

Tradify Fergus iTrade
Ease of use 4.7 / 5 4.6 / 5 5.0 / 5
Value for money 4.7 / 5 4.5 / 5 5.0 / 5
Customer support 4.8 / 5 4.6 / 5 4.9 / 5
Functionality 4.3 / 5 4.3 / 5 4.9 / 5
Rating
4.63 / 5
4.50 / 5
4.95 / 5
*   Every effort has been made to report features accurately. Some websites do not always have all relevant information available.

 

So when it comes to Tradify vs Fergus, Tradify just edge out Fergus, largely due to their pricing structure and some user’s perception of their customer support.  

However, iTrade are a real contender with their high-end features at an unbeatable price, ability to scale, and ease of use. Customers also report exceptional user support.

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