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5 out of 5 stars
Construction software for real-time budget management & forecasting. Track & control construction project costs and identify exactly where you win & lose money on building projects. Track & control labour, materials, subcontractors, suppliers & plant costs, while connected to Xero.
out of 5
Reviewed by
Xero users
Listed for
4 years
July 2020
Key functions
Time tracking
Invoicing and jobs


LiveCosts is an award-winning construction software that shows construction contractors, sub-contractors, home builders and specialty trades exactly where they win and lose money on their projects. We're a construction only software fully designed to manage your construction financial forecasts. The days of worrying if a construction project is over budget or falling behind are over. LiveCosts collects and controls key financial data from all areas of your construction business to display your projects health in real time. We connect your forecasts to your site in real-time giving you complete control and sight of every project cost, as it happens.

The benefits include:

  • Track and control construction project costs in real-time.
  • Track material costs, labour hours, suppliers and site deliveries.
  • Budget notifications.
  • Connect office to site.
  • Digital PO system and invoice automation.
  • User-friendly project dashboard with live cost data.
  • Easy admin & accounts integration.
  • Exceptional customer support and account management.

What LiveCosts Customers Say

“We need to know where we stand on our projects at all times, Excel is too labour intensive and open to mistakes. LiveCosts plugs directly into our accounts package and has made a huge difference to our business.” Aidan O’Connor - Business Owner, Cascade Construction

“There’s a tangible benefit – it’s helped save us accountancy costs, which is really good. I haven’t got to wait for an accountant to tell me how my business is doing.” Nat Mccauley - Managing Director, JCM Fine Joinery

"LiveCosts runs throughout our whole company now, right from site staff recording deliveries, and site admin staff being able to track costs – especially labour costs – to here at the office being able to track POs, to the management being able to look at the overall picture for jobs.​" Derek Byrne, Financial Controller, Apollo Group​

“As a Quantity Surveyor it is imperative that we understand costs. LiveCosts allows us to stay on top of actual market rates and costs while enabling our clients to track budgets in real time.” Eoin Darby - Managing Director, Darby & Associates
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LiveCosts syncs a construction company's suppliers, employees, tax rates & documents from Xero direct to live projects.

LiveCosts creates an automated workflow that syncs purchase orders, site deliveries, invoicing and labour hours to live project budgets while allowing all approved project costs to sync to Xero.

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Greg Cooke
Posted 20 Jun 2024
5 out of 5 stars


We've only been using for about a month now and we're already seeing tangible results! The team are super helpful and they understand the challenges when it comes to project based accounting, where Xero have failed dismally. Keep up the great work!!

Response from

Hi Greg, thank you for the 5* review - it is great to hear that you are seeing tangible results in such a short amount of time. We are delighted to have you on board.
Shannon Quinlan
Posted 19 Jun 2024
5 out of 5 stars


LiveCosts has provided an easy to navigate system and are always on hand to provide support. It allows our company to track up to date costs on a variety of projects and easily access the reports we need.

Response from

Shannon thank you so much for this glowing review - we appreciate you taking the time to give us the feedback but also we are delighted that you are so happy with our service & support.
Declan Dawkins
Posted 16 May 2024
5 out of 5 stars
Livecosts is adapting and making life easier everyday. The guys at Livecosts are always available and responsive to queries and really offer a personal touch.

Response from

Declan thank you so much for the 5* review - we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted to hear that LiveCosts makes your day to day work easier.

Additional info

Shared data

Invoicesshared from Xero to and from to Xero
Contactsshared from Xero to and from to Xero
Tax Ratesshared from Xero to and from to Xero
Purchase Ordersshared from Xero to
Currenciesshared from Xero to
Accountsshared from to Xero


Time trackingInvoicing and jobs


Construction and tradesProperty and realty

App details

Added in 2020


Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States




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