Joist

Cloud-based billing and invoicing platform for contractors

About Joist

Joist is a billing and invoicing platform, which assists contractors in insulation, masonry, drywall, electrical, fencing, flooring, carpentry, and other sectors with customer management, online payments, work orders, and more. Professionals can create estimates with cost markups, deposit requests, payment schedules, and job images.

Joist allows administrators to view monthly sales reports, track outstanding invoices, record payments and add business logos to customize invoices according to requirements. Individuals can accept credit card payments and store, export or access customer information within a unified platform. Professionals can receive notifications about opened and viewed invoices or estimates. It also offers mobile applications for Android and iOS devices.

The system enables contractors to organize, manage, synchronize and automate bookkeeping data with Quickbooks Online. Using Joist, contractors can also share invoices and offer custom payment schedules for customers.


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Overall rating

4.1 /5
(60)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
3.8/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support Software
3.6/5

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Khadijah
Khadijah
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Joist was my starter invoice application. It allowed my small business to go to the next level

Reviewed on 2018-07-02

Pros

I love that joist is easy to use from computer or smart phone on the go is not a problem. Joist is easy to use and understand even for older people who are not use to computers. When a payment is sent I can update my invoice so that I may see how much I have made even can update payment plans and make contracts

Cons

The fee for receiving payments via the app. Sometimes the site and app can be down for maintenance when I really need it

Jason
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Joist- the estimating software you've been waiting for

Reviewed on 2019-11-13

Joist not only acts as a great estimating / quoting software. It functions as a decent crm,...

Joist not only acts as a great estimating / quoting software. It functions as a decent crm, tracking customers email views and allowing you to sort them in multiple ways.

Financing is built right in, making it a seamless presentation tool. You are also able to take payments.

Pictures and documents can be uploaded right to your proposal. Different contracts can also be attached for commercial, residential, new construction etc.

Pros

Joist is simple to set up, use and demonstrate.

Estimates can be emailed or texted right to the customers phone.

Cons

Lacks more robust features other offering in the estimate software category have.

Not quite a full featured estimate software or crm but a very functional combination of both.

Bianca
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing Software

Reviewed on 2024-04-04

Pros

How simple and user friendly it is!
Made my life and my clients easier.

Cons

Not much. Everything was easy to use and navigate

matthew
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Works great for invoicing

Reviewed on 2018-07-05

Pros

The app itself works great. Very helpful to email customer a invoice, estimate or a receipt right on the job

Cons

First- I wish when I look up a Customer Support, it would not only pull up his contact info, but also a history of his jobs/invoices
Second- when you have customers pay with cc, joist uses WePay to process. WePay is a joke, zero communication, they went right into my bank acct and stole money simply because a customer clicked a dispute button because he was mad I didn't answer my phone when my sister was in a hospital.GONE and only through chats online have I received a pitiful notice that it will take up to 45 days to return my money, even after it took the blink of an eye to steal it. Crooks! And I will stop using joist just because of this instance. Boot WePay, hire a legit company like PayPal and I'd come back. Until then, I'm looking for new invoice company.

James
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome app!

Reviewed on 2024-01-01

This is a great product. I am very pleased with every aspect of it

This is a great product. I am very pleased with every aspect of it

Pros

My favorite thing about JOIST is the ease of use when estimating!

Cons

I don't have anything that I like the least with Joist!

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to Joist

Pricing and ease of setup and use. It was the best choice for my business.
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Joist FAQs

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Joist offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$13.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Joist is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments. Starter: Available for free Pro: $12 per month Pro Elite: $29 per month

Joist has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50

Joist supports the following languages:

English

Joist supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Joist has

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