Once the project starts, the difference between profit and loss is managing costs. Controlling your costs with agreed pricing, supplier management and purchase controls can make the difference. Zahara allows you to ring-fence job costs, get supplier invoices approved and matched faster, making it easier to raise and send purchase orders.
Whether you have central buying or need site-based staff to raise orders, Zahara gives your back-office team the immediate visual on all spend.
The finance team can easily and quickly reference orders when matching invoices and also use our suite of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tools to get supplier invoices scanned and recorded and into the accounts system, like Sage 50, faster.
First and foremost, Zahara is a tool to make things more efficient. It's a tool to facilitate better buying. The by-product of this is better costs control, better supplier management and reducing unnecessary or wasteful spend.
We appreciate Zahara isn't for every type of construction business. We are ideally suited to construction companies like this:
Zahara adds control and visibility of your buying across all your active jobs. Every purchase or purchase request can follow an agreed work-flow. That could be Purchase orders being raised back at the office going out for approval to the boss, or trade-counter receipts being snapped and then instantly visible to accounts. No lag and no backlog.