Best WorkflowMax 2.0 Alternative

WorkflowMax by BlueRock vs NextMinute

WorkflowMax by BlueRock is now live and migrating users from the original version. But is it right for your construction business? Read our helpful comparison before you make the jump.

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Compare WorkflowMax by BlueRock to NextMinute

Comparing the new WorkflowMax to NextMinute is currently a bit challenging. As WorkflowMax is an entirely new product, it hasn't been throughly tested by builders & tradies. It's also a generic job management software, not purpose built for the unique needs of residential construction. There is currently also no public free trial available.

NextMinute has been around since 2016, and was designed specifically for the needs of builders and tradespeople. With an average review score of 4.9/5 and industry leading customer satisfaction scores, it's clear that tradies love NextMinute.

While the new WorkflowMax is now currently only available to existing users, it's still under development with many key features you may rely on yet to be released. We're hearing from the market (See the Xero App Store reviews here) that the software and migration processes need a lot of work to meet their needs.

Tried and tested by tradies

NextMinute has been around since 2016, has been put to the test by residential builders and tradies, and come out with flying colors.

Mobile App for Android and Apple

NextMinute's mobile app is available for any Android or Apple device, and has almost 100% of the functionality of our computer app.

Designed for residential construction and tradespeople

Designed to cater for residential construction with 5-50 employees or sub-contractors.

Tailored simple tools to get the job done

A simple set of tools to quickly and efficiently get the job quoted, planned, delivered and invoiced.

Ready when you are

NextMinute is stable and supported by local specialists that know trade business like the back of their hand.

Full integration with accounting systems

Sync timesheets to Xero, MYOB, or QuickBooks payroll, upload expenses & invoices, and import to your NextMinute invoice or quote. Seamless!

New and untested

WorkflowMax has been completely rebuilt for general job management and it's yet to be seen how it is received.

Mobile App still in development

WorkflowMax is planning to release a mobile app in late May (still not available as of 5 June 2024)

Designed for general project management

General design for multiple industries, non-specific to tradespeople.

Complicated to setup, learn and use

Because of its general nature, WorkflowMax will need to be adapted to your business, requiring a lot of setup time and education.

Still under development

Many key features that builders and tradies rely on and still yet to be released. Some release dates have even been pushed back.

Limited accounting integrations

To date, WorkflowMax does not have accounting integrations with MYOB or QuickBooks.  

Feature Comparison


Comparing NextMinute 1 Admin and 5 user team pricing


Easy to use mobile apps
Fully featured mobile app built for large fingers

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Job Management
All job information in one place, available anywhere – contacts, files, notes, photos etc

Job planning
Fully drag and drop gantt chart including multiple jobs


Easy to use timesheets with configurable rate cards

Payroll integration
Accounting system payroll integration and standard payroll extracts for other systems


Quick job invoicing for both fixed price and cost plus, integrated to accounting system

Supplier invoice integration
2 way supplier invoicing sync, match supplier invoices to jobs for accurate cost allocation


Detailed back costing
Job and stage level profitability analysis incorporating all material and labor costs


Full reporting suite including live WIP report, job profitability and timesheet analysis

Customer Portal
Customer facing portal incorporating progress updates, invoices, variations and customer interactions


Template driven job quoting and workflows

Builders & tradies love using NextMinute

600 companies choose NextMinute to manage their jobs and rate us 4.9/5

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