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Simplify running your excavating business

With tools to help you manage projects, equipment, and employees, while staying on-budget and getting paid faster, Knowify makes managing your earthworks business easier than ever.

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Why excavation contractors choose Knowify

Knowify helps your jobs stay organized, on-schedule, and on-budget with a proven project management process.

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Multi-phase budgets

Build simple or complex budgets with multiple phases in just minutes, import your cost codes, and track costs for each phase.

Client-facing estimates

Markup your budget to reach your desired profit margin, then turn it into a proposal in less than 60 seconds. 

Streamlined estimates

Input the square footage (or other measure) for a project and automatically calculate the labor and material costs.

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Construction CRM

Manage leads, bids, and active jobs with a visual job management board. Customize it to fit your workflow.

Flexible proposals

Create complex contracts quickly, with a high-degree of control over line item and document formatting.

Proposal management

See when a proposal is sent, open, and responded to. Allow clients to request revisions electronically.

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Daily logs & progress tracking

See an automated daily job summary with photos, notes, weather, and labor. Keep job owners informed and stay compliant.

Document management

Keep RFIs, submittals, photos and other project docs organized and secure in the cloud. Share anything with your team or clients as needed.

Project scheduling

Schedule jobs by phase using gantt charts and dependencies. Add employees and equipment to the full job or a phase.

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Equipment catalog

Add your bulldozers, backhoes, and other equipment to Knowify to maintain a list of your assets. 

Equipment scheduling

Assign equipment to operators, teams, jobs, or job phases for precision scheduling. 


Store licenses, maintenance schedules and other documents in Knowify’s secure cloud storage.

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Labor burden

Track taxes, benefits, union dues, and other costs for employees so you can budget your true labor costs and not lose money on projects.

Time tracking

Keep your team accountable with Knowify’s mobile app, which ensures your team is actually at the job site when starting and ending their day.

Equipment rates

Set up hourly rates for each piece of equipment and tracking the true cost of using owned or rented equipment on your projects.

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Automated cost tracking

Your job activity (labor, materials, equipment, subcontracts, etc.) is used to allocate costs to the right job and phase seamlessly.

Real-time WIP

Use Knowify’s WIP reporting to understand if you’re overbilled or underbilled on a project without waiting for your accountant. 

Powerful reporting

See where you nailed your estimate and where you missed with past projects so you can apply those learnings going forward. 

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Invoice creation

Easily create invoices that follow your contract format, whether you use AIA pay apps, fixed-price, time and materials, or cost plus.

Change orders

Easily work change orders into your invoicing schedule and add them to the original contract. Receive and track revisions electronically.

Invoice management

Manage all of your invoices from one screen. Easily see what’s been paid, what’s overdue, and send payment reminders to clients.

Manage your team and subcontractors in one place

Whether you self-perform all of your work, or hire subs to supplement your team, Knowify helps you coordinate the many moving parts of your projects.

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Manage your team

Use Knowify’s powerful team scheduling, time tracking, and task management tools to keep projects on-schedule, especially when your team is self-performing work alongside subs.

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Manage your subs

With tools for tracking subcontractor costs, managing licenses, handling submittal requests, and more, Knowify helps you work with subcontractors as if they’re part of your own team.

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The official construction software partner of QuickBooks

Strongest integration

  • Setting up the integration is fast and simple
  • Sync over all critical data including project, clients, and vendors
  • Integrate with the full QuickBooks suite, including Payments, Payroll, and Time

Unrivaled support

  • 100% U.S. based support team
  • Get free unlimited QuickBooks support in addition to Knowify support
  • Use our direct line to Intuit’s priority support to solve complex, pressing issues

Affordable pricing

  • Bundle QuickBooks and Knowify for the lowest price
  • Get a long term QuickBooks discount when you buy through Knowify
  • Monthly and annual pricing plans available to suit your needs

Proudly partnering with the industry’s best trade associations

Knowify partners with leading trade associations to connect with excavation contractors and offer exclusive discounts members won’t find anywhere else.

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Trusted by contractors like you

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Knowify changed the way we do things, and allows for accurate daily, even hourly, tracking and profitability reporting for every one of our projects, whether they are $1,000 or $1,000,000.

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The thing I like most about Knowify is that it is an easy system to use (very user-friendly), and it allows me to use AIA invoicing for my commercial clients, so there is no need for another system.

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Knowify works with the tools you already use

By integrating with the best construction, business, and payments apps in the industry, Knowify helps you create a workflow that drives your business forward.

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Keep projects on-budget and on-time with Knowify

See how Knowify’s construction project management software can help you get projects done faster and more profitably.