CATProjects is a cloud-based construction software solution that specializes in project management.
In CATProjects, users can manage their projects from leads management to completing costs. Estimates can be generated in the system, and leads can be turned into live jobs. Users can control stock, create and send purchase orders and track costs. Invoices can be created and exported.
CATProjects also allows users to keep a daily site diary, where they can record people on site, weather, visitors, inspections, delays and transfers. They can also include photos with these diary entries.
This solution includes a module where users can communicate with contractors, consultants and clients. A contact database is included, and users can generate project-based reports. Primary project reports are based on commitments, and users can select which modules they would like to view details for.
Other features include trade letting, subcontractor agreements, variations management, progress claims, Construction Act compliance, document sotrage, accounting integration and API, time and productivity management and site photos.
CATProjects is priced per user and per module per month. This product is offered only in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Nadia from NZ Strong Group Ltd
Specialty: Construction manager
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Having used (and worked on the development) of many document and content management systems (Aconex, ProjectCentre, Oracle-based systems, Sharepoint, TeamView), this is by far the dinosaur of the lot. Trying to get changes/upgrades done and being told 'it's not best practice' so changes won't be done, when I have been in my role for 18 years is quite insulting - I think I know industry best practice in my field by now! Maybe with the number of people requesting the same thing, it should definitely be reviewed and maybe ask some of us 'experts' in our field the reasoning behind the requests for some of these changes.
I'm now working more smartly and more efficiently.....far too many clicks and time wasted on having to go between screens to achieve what should be simple results. I feel like I've stepped 10 years back in time in most areas. Things that used to take me 5-10 minutes are now taking me 20-30 minutes!
Anna from Korora Grove Limited
Specialty: Construction manager
During my time at NZ Strong Construction we used CAT software for over 10 years and we upgraded to CATProjects in June 2014. It is easy to use and produces excellent reports for all aspects of the project. We have now been able to transition to a paperless office in the accounts area. It also allows you to store all your project records in the cloud which means no hunting through the archives if you have to revisit a project for any reason once it as finished.
The CATS team offer a great support service to assist with any issues you may have and their CAT community allows for suggestions for future improvements or tweaks to the software.
I would highly recommend this product.
I don't have any issues with the product or vendor.
This is a great product and it is well worth evaluating it.
Warren from Brayco Floorcovering
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Covers all areas for sub contractors which means that we have less arguments over money. Also, you know what's going on in each job. Compared to others I have looked at, Subcat has actually done what it says as the company actually knows construction.
One or 2 little annoyances, but minor and once you know them, easy to work around. Certainly better than others that I have looked at.
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