Software Comparison

Jobber vs. QuickBooks: How Are They Different?

The main difference between Jobber and QuickBooks is that Jobber helps you manage all your field service operations, while QuickBooks handles your accounting.

QuickBooks is not a Jobber alternative—but you can sync your business data from Jobber to QuickBooks Online to stay organized and run a more efficient business.

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Software Comparison: Field Service Software

What can Jobber do vs. QuickBooks?

Jobber is field service management software that helps you run all parts of your business smoothly. Built for professionals who work on-site at customer properties—like cleaners, plumbers, landscapers, and electricians—Jobber reduces admin work and keeps you organized at all stages of the job.

Meanwhile, QuickBooks is accounting software that helps all types of businesses manage accounting and bookkeeping. QuickBooks offers tools for income and expense tracking, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and more.

To save time and reduce admin work, sync your customer, invoice, payment, and timesheet information from Jobber to QuickBooks Online.

What features does Jobber have?

Jobber has features that help you manage and organize your entire field service workflow from one place. Service teams use Jobber on-site and at the office to quote jobs, schedule visits, invoice customers, get paid, communicate with clients, and keep client details organized.

Here are the key features that only Jobber offers:

  • Quoting: Create professional, branded field service quotes that you can convert into one-off or recurring jobs. Include images of any products you offer, and even see the estimated margin on your quotes so you can set profitable pricing. 
  • Field service scheduling and dispatching: Book one-off and recurring jobs, reassign jobs quickly, and have Jobber automatically generate the fastest, most fuel-efficient routes before you dispatch.
  • CRM: Keep an organized, detailed record of all clients and leads, including a complete job and communication history for every contact.
  • Work order management: Instantly convert a work order into a job, keep track of all jobs statuses in one dashboard, and set up invoice reminders so you can get paid faster.
  • Online booking: Let customers book appointments online, have Jobber automatically assign whoever is available for the appointment, and stay in control of your scheduling preferences.
  • Quote requests: Share a customized form with your customers that lets them request work or a quote from you online. Then track every request and convert them into site assessments.
  • Client portal: Give customers access to an online portal where they can request work, approve quotes, review scheduled jobs, make payments, and refer their friends.
  • Automated client communication: Have Jobber automatically send booking confirmations, reminders, and job follow-ups using professional, pre-built text and email templates.

What features does QuickBooks have?

QuickBooks has features that help business owners and bookkeepers with income and expense tracking, financial reports, payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Here are features that make QuickBooks distinct from Jobber:

  • Bank reconciliation: Accurate bank matching keeps data consistent between QuickBooks and your business bank account. QuickBooks also generates reconciliation reports and helps you find discrepancies between your bank and your books.
  • Comprehensive accounting: Track bills, receipts, income, bank transactions, and inventory in one place—and keep a detailed log of all your financial data for simplified bookkeeping.
  • Inventory management: Set inventory management rules, wholesale or purchase prices, and minimum re-order levels to keep your stock full.
  • Payroll processing: Pay your team and access HR and benefits online, and even run payroll automatically. QuickBooks calculates, files, and pays your payroll taxes for you.
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Jobber and QuickBooks feature comparison

Jobber and QuickBooks share some features, but with notable differences. We’ll break down how these features work in each software to show you how they differ—and even fill in the gaps for each other:

Quoting• Create quotes from a template with your company branding

• Convert job details from an estimate to an invoice

• Add line items for your services and products

• Save rates for your products and services
• Add images next to product line items

• View the estimated margin on your quote and modify your pricing in response

• Follow up on quotes automatically over text or email

• Customers can approve quotes in an online portal 

• Push notifications tell you when customers first views or approves your quote
• Convert estimates into sales orders
Invoicing and payments• Get alerted when invoices get paid

• Schedule recurring invoices and send them automatically

• Customers can pay invoices through a secure online portal
• Send automated invoice reminders by text message

• Accept multiple payment methods without manually selecting them for every invoice
• Progress invoice to charge customers at multiple stages of a project
Time tracking• Track time against clients, projects, and tasks

• Employees can clock in and out from a mobile device or desktop

• Calculates labor costs based on employees’ time entries and labor rates

• Review and approve timesheets

• Pull reports on hours worked
• Time tracking is included on select plans• Quickbooks offers Quickbooks Time as a separate purchase only
Financial reporting• Projected income report

• Customer balance reports

• Taxation reports
• Report on the dollar value of all your quoted, scheduled, and invoiced products and services• Balance sheets

• Income statements

• Cash flow statements

Why use Jobber and QuickBooks Online together

Jobber and QuickBooks Online pair together to keep your customer, invoice, and payment information accurate without any double entry.

By quickly and accurately syncing your important business information from Jobber to QuickBooks Online, you’ll cut hours of manual work every week and get back valuable time.

“Since implementing the sync, it’s running so smoothly that we can rely on the integration for month-end reporting without questions.”

Shelley Ricketts, Accountant for Abe’s Door Service

With the Jobber and QuickBooks Online integration, you can:

  • Easily import existing clients, products, and services from QuickBooks Online to ensure both are accurate from day one
  • Control when and how important information is synced from Jobber to QuickBooks Online moving forward
  • Automatically sync your clients, products and services, timesheets, invoices, payments, refunds, tips, and payouts from Jobber to QuickBooks Online
  • Approve timesheets in Jobber and sync them to QuickBooks Online to use for payroll
  • Automatically reconcile payouts for payments and tips collected through online payments in Jobber

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