iSqFt for General Contractors Software


 

With iSqFt, contractors of any size can bid more effectively and streamline their entire pre-construction process.

Designed to address the unique challenges of general contractors, design-build firms, and construction managers, iSqFt's customizable, web-based system, brings together every facet of a contractor's bid process into a single application. iSqFt Bid Management enables contractors to share information easily with bidders, to track project information right up to bid day, and to share information easily with the entire project team. When a general contractor finds a job he or she wants to bid, it's simple to just copy the project over to a private plan room and then send out bid invitations using a personal database of bidders or iSqFt's database of 500,000+ construction professionals. In addition, any documents privately uploaded are formatted by iSqFt at no additional cost.

We especially like that iSqFt makes it easy for subcontractors to access their Prequalification Management application based off of ConsensusDocs. This helps general contractors reduce the risk of subcontractor default and provides free, instant access to documents for all bidders. Also, iSqFt has an entire team available to help answer support questions, and they host training seminars for subcontractors on a regular basis, ensuring everyone involved with a project is comfortable using the system and able to start projects faster.

iSqFt won Constructech Magazine’s “2011 Top Products” award, and we recommend the program to general contractors of any size seeking a more effective bid management process. The program is a great fit for general contractors, design and build firms, utility contractors, and construction managers.

 

iSqFt for General Contractors - General Contractor Dashboard
 
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - General Contractor Dashboard
    General Contractor Dashboard
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Project Dashboard
    Project Dashboard
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Project Bidder Coverage Report
    Project Bidder Coverage Report
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report
    Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Integrated Project Leads
    Integrated Project Leads
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Integrated Prequalification Dashboard
    Integrated Prequalification Dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

14 Reviews of iSqFt for General Contractors

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from CONANT CONSTRUCTION
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Program takes awhile to learn. But so does everything worth the time. Once applications are catered to your business, it will become easier.

Pros

Transfer and share files easily

Cons

Take a while to learn program

Advice to Others

Give it time to learn, it may end up being a great fit for your company.

 
 

from Tropical Property Management
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Use of I sq ft.com

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Very good, Very informative. Lets me know the physical location instantly so I can decide to bid or not on a job.

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It gives me the physical location within the headlines.

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Numerous updates.

Advice to Others

Yes, it's worth your time to have isq ft.com

 
 

from Navarro Painting
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Its very easy to use and we started getting more clients when we started using this system

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Simply and the users are by the bunch to where there is always work to be done

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Struggling to transfer docs to pint out by the batch

 
 

from Griffin Electric Down East LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Lots of Jobs

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This opened many doors for our company. We have gotten a few jobs that have established lasting relationships with customers we would have never been introduced to without the software.

 
 

from louis painting team
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

It gives me the ability to access plans and do a takeoff on my compute

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The software allows me to review jobs to determine whether or not i want to bid them. It makes it very easy to bid jobs right in my office and compiles all the measurements on spreadsheet for a comprehensive review of the job before i submit a bid.
The software is easy to use foe a person who is not computer literate, and the technical support is available within minutes of a phone call.

Likes Least

there is nothing I don't like about the company or the software

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I am not very computer savvy, but the company does video training and gives me access to a tutorial on any aspect of the program, and will log into the program to help me understand something i cannot comprehend. I really like this program and it allows me to bid more jobs than i was able to before we purchased the software.

 
 

from Flannery Construction
Specialty: General contractor

Poor chose of for General Contrator

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Subcontractors like it the best so we went with it.

Likes Least

Unable to quickly chose subcontractors from your private directory and import them into your project without having to search for them. When you want to add a trade and subs to a project you need a paper copy of your private director and enter names or fax number into your project. Very time consuming.

Recommendations

Build a template project instead of a private directory and delete the trades and subs you don't want with just a click.

 
 

from PCC
Specialty: General contractor

Good stuff

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The best benefit of this software is the network of subcontractors that is included. It allows for expansion into new markets or locations and makes the transition much easier.

Likes Least

Information could possibly be shared. When you implement the software, you provide them with your subcontractor database. It's hard to believe they wouldn't extract some information from this for their own expansion purposes.

Recommendations

Look at all the alternatives. There's a lot of software options out there tailored to different company styles. ISQFT is good, but their are others such as Smartbid that can do the same thing.

 
 

from Stillwater Building Center
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

iSqFt is helpful in many ways.

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The vendor was friendly and worked with the price of the product, allowing our company flexibility with multiple options. The product has given us quick access to documents, as well as the ability to reach others in the construction community.

Likes Least

The search function can be difficult to navigate and requires very specific input to get the type of bids you are looking for.

Recommendations

This software has a lot of ins and outs. Educate yourself thoroughly before you commit.

 
 

from Marpac Construction
Specialty: General contractor

iSqFt Bid Management

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They have great customer service.

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I would prefer if the application did not use Java.

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This is a great value compared to other services I have looked at.

 
 

from D' Argent Construction
Specialty: General contractor

Love this Program

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I like the ease of use and their support staff, who are the best. It has made work fun for me.

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This program is little pricey, so it took me a year to convince the company owner to buy it.

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Be truthful in expressing how much easier this software has made your life.

 
 

from Clarke Construction LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

Very valuable company asset

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The program is very user-friendly. The learning curve seems shorter with iSqFt professional customer service and technical support. I'm able to easily find a lead, get plans and specs for the project, get accurate material and labor prices, request bids from subs, and submit the bid all with the same product and great customer service from the vendor.

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I personally have not found anything that I'm unhappy about with the product or vendor.

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I've tried other products in the top ten lineup, but this software has all we need technically, along with great customer support, which makes it my company's number one.

 
 

from BRB Roofing & Mfg
Specialty: Roofing & siding

Excellent Plan Room and Service

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The software is very user-friendly, and it's easy to find information regarding projects.

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There’s nothing I don’t like about iSqFt. If you know how to put it to work for you, it will give you more of what we all need most: time.

Recommendations

Let the system work for you; use it to maximize your results

 
 

from Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

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I’ve worked in construction for almost eight years, and I know the value of a software that works and helps you do your job efficiently. As an estimator, software that lacks adequate training support but costs less can actually add up to greater expense in terms of time and money.

Fortunately, iSqFt is user-friendly, affordable, and comes with training support that is customized for us.

When I started with Hill & Wilkinson, I inherited an application that was not iSqFt, but learned that the company had used iSqFt in the past. The reason for the change was to save the company money. But the software was hard to navigate, and training support was limited to generic online sessions. I would call customer service and was told to watch a video. That was both time-consuming and hard on our team. So I reconnected with iSqFt.

Our representative, Jeff Underbrink, walked us through how to use iSqFt and answered all of our questions. We negotiated a good contract that enabled us to call or email anytime we needed training support – with a real person. What a difference!

Using iSqFt, we can set up projects, trades, and find and invite subs in half the time it took us with the other software.

Bottomline, iSqFt helps us excel at what we do. As a large general contractor in the Southwest region, we can get bids out in a timely manner and manage our projects efficiently.

It’s great to have iSqFt supporting our growth and success!

 

from Vogel Bros. Building Co.

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Vogel Bros. Building Co. has been using iSqFt for about 8 years now, as of early 2013, and it has given us an easy way to get more and better bids, improved our efficiency, and helped us communicate with our subs.

Before we signed up with iSqFt, we had trouble reaching enough subcontractor bidders to provide competitive pricing. iSqFt has let us reach way more subcontractors, and has helped us find subcontractors with specific skill sets or specialties. Just that has helped Vogel Bros. Building Co. grow and has increased the number of jobs we’ve won.

iSqFt has also given us the tools we need to do more in less time, reducing stress levels and increasing our work rate. In a tight economy, companies need to find efficiencies and take advantage of the tools that help them work smarter. iSqFt has done that for us.

Our team can now do more with less, helping us quickly communicate with our subcontractors. This communication can be one-to-one, but iSqFt also makes it easy to send messages to everyone working on a project, with just a few clicks. In fact, our project assistants appreciate the ability to quickly update addenda to subcontractors in a matter of minutes.

The bottom line is that using iSqFt in our daily work has helped us save both time and money. Prior to using iSqFt, the work that we handle now would’ve required adding an extra full-time employee, making iSqFt one of the best values around.

 
 
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