BuildIT allows customers to efficiently manage, organize, and schedule projects while also streamlining communication among team members, sub-contractors and clients. Designed for small to mid-sized contracting companies, BuildIT translates well across many different verticals. It is affordable, easy-to-use, and web-based so users can be up and running quickly with their current hardware/devices.
BuildIT improves the communication-side of projects by offering standalone project management and scheduling with integrated contact and file management. Users can be added at any time, so it grows with any business. Schedules are created and shared in real-time.
Every contact in BuildIT (sub trades, vendors, clients) has their own unique web link that gives them visibility into their part in the schedule, and access to files the BuildIT user wishes to share with them. BuildIT's file sharing system allows large files to be shared via a web link, solving the typical problem of large email attachment not delivering.
Scheduled tasks can be ordered by lists, graphs (Gantt charts), or calendar views. This gives full visibility over who is doing what and when, if something is overdue or if it’s upcoming. The BuildIT calendar is easily transferred to mobile devices, Google, and Outlook. The scheduler offers workflow templates for entire jobs, a specific type of work, sales, production, and customer follow-up.
BuildIT works closely with clients to develop custom pages to gather specific job information. This information can then be used to instantly create a wide variety of consistent and professional standard or custom documents.
Trey from Turnover Painters, LLC
This is a great program, and the folks that built it really care about my success. You rarely, rarely, find that kind of service in today's electronic market. The product itself is so easy to implement, you can be running a major operation within a day or two, with a very short learning curve. And in the long term, the web-based back up of our data helps me sleep at night. Being able to access what we had scheduled in the past within a minute or two is great. I highly recommend the program.
All of our jobs are small, one man per job and he can do1-3 jobs per day. BuildIt is limitless to how many jobs you put in. The search engine to find job history is fantastic, when a customer has a question. We attach PDFs, photos from the workers in the field (from their cell phones), to the jobs- or to tasks within the job. Many of our jobs are repeat customers, in repeat units. Usually a year or two later. So, to have record of every task completed in every unit we have ever worked in- inclluding who did the work, photos, PDFs of work orders, etc. is fantastic. The system is very easy to use, and finding what you need is very fast. There are usually several ways to find what you are looking for in the records stored in BuildIt. I love that you do not need to run any special software, or have to update anything. I am very mobile- so any computer will work- in a hotel lobby, a relative I might stay with, the library, or these days even my Android phone- from a web browser.
There are some minor limitations because it is web-based, but you learn to work around what may have been comfortable to use in the past. Much of my challenge lies in email. An example is to choose who you are sending to, you must click through the contact list, as apposed to beginning to type in MS Outlook and it auto fills for you. Again, the trade off for the other benefits outweigh web-based program limitations. There is almost always a work around.
Pieter from Beacon Construction
Generally very happy with what the system provides.
It is particularly good at handling / sorting emails and job information.
Scheduling is also very good.
File handling is a little less convenient although once on the system it is easy to distribute / share. Not quite so convenient if you need to make changes to that information.
Relatively easy to use.
Categorizes information nicely.
Keeps all information together.
Can be accessed from any machine anywhere.
Makes sharing information easier.
Support is great and the system keeps being improved.
A little clunky as you have to be careful how you process / handle certain aspects.
Needs a little experience to be able get fully use of the system.
Not able to save changes back up to the system without re importing.
Removing / backing up information off the system is not easy.
Chuck from Scott General Contracting Inc
This is a great program! When contact integration is built in it WILL be perfect!
Ease of use, templates, email, fax, on line schedule for all subs, after 2 years of use I am still finding all the extra features, EXCELLENT customer support! I have never been asked to purchase any support plan. Works great on a Mac Computer, integrates with Safari just great, monthly pricing and yearly are great and cheap enough to easily work into a budget.
No smartphone integration, (needs import contacts from smart phones i.e. iPhone)