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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
3 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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Most recent reviews

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.
Caroline Hill
Posted 17 Apr 2024
5 out of 5 stars
Functionality is getting better all the time and the guys at Livecosts are super responsive to queries and really offer a personal touch.
Mark Grant
Posted 9 Apr 2024
5 out of 5 stars

Our experience with Livecosts

Just over 14 months ago our business began a new division that creates and manages over 400 separate construction projects a year. Each project needs close financial management, particularly regarding budgets and costs. We reviewed a number of applications and chose “Livecosts”. Our choice was based on the following factors. 1. Core functionality. 2. Integration with Xero. 3. Responsive support. 4. “One to one” initial training and plenty of subsequent online training via Youtube. 5. Sensible licence fees. Since we started using “Livecosts” the application has become an integral part of our business that has streamlined our processing of purchase orders and invoices. This allows us to easily monitor and manage projects costs against budgets and apply income against the projects. In addition, the application is under constant development with new useful features being added. If you are in the construction industry and wish to use an affordable application to manage your costs, budgets and income against individual projects/jobs then we recommend “Livecosts”

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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