Okappy has announced the launch of its ‘market network’, which combines the benefits of a market place such as Uber, a social network similar to Linkedin and cloud based job management software in order to eradicate broken communication within and between companies, it says.

The Okappy platform, officially launched on 24 August, provides a number of features designed to improve communication for companies with field service workers. Companies can connect to each other, send and receive jobs, and share the status of these as they are updated by an engineer out on a job.

The platform helps companies eradicate paperwork, reduce duplication and end disputes over invoices, the company says. With Okappy you can immediately see what was done for each job and raise an invoice as soon as the job is complete.

While other job management software works within a company, Okappy’s market network aims to share the benefits of improved communication with a company’s customers and subcontractors.

Gerry So, director of Okappy, said: “For many companies, knowing what is happening with their jobs means chasing for paperwork, lots of phone calls or emails.

“By combining the benefits of a marketplace with a social network and online job management software we can reduce paperwork, reduce stress and improve cashflow by ensuring your invoices are paid on time.”

The software will be available to download from the company's website, compatible with desktop computers, from 24 August, and an app designed for use on iOS devices will be available in the Apple App Store.

For more information visit www.okappy.com.