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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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Jodie Bodell
Posted 25 Sep 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Must have!

Live Costs has been invaluable to our business, I cannot recommend highly enough.

Response from

Thanks Jodie for your 5* review - delighted that LiveCosts has been a great fit for your business.
Katie MacSween
Posted 21 Sep 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Valuable Asset

LiveCost has provided an easy to navigate system to enable our company to track up to date costs on a variety of projects, it works in conjunction with our Xero accounts package and helpful support is always on hand, would definitely recommend.

Response from

Hi Katie, we’re really grateful and appreciate you taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. Delighted that LiveCosts has become a valuable asset for your company.
Jackie Dunne
Posted 19 Sep 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Great Service

LiveCost is great service. It tracks projects on a Live basis which means you don't have to wait for either timesheets or invoices to come in to be able to a report. As a construction company we find it great that we can pull a Live report on not just the labour but also on what phase the labour is been completed. This is great when pricing up for the next job. Both the software and the service is impeccable. Always there to help with any problems. Can not recommend Live Cost enough.

Response from

Hey Jackie - thanks for the 5* review - we really appreciate your feedback.

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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