Owner InSite is a project management program that is laser focused on capital construction projects. This enterprise system is offered as a web-based solution and has been put to use by a diverse set of capital projects in excess of 5 billion dollars. Firms involved in capital improvements such as project managers, architects, building owners, construction managers, federal and state governments, and general contractors benefit from the use of the software. The software was even used to oversee the completion of the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The software excels at helping project management firms keep up with an client/owner's information, reporting and financial tracking needs. The project management application comes with modules for photo management, document control, contract management, drawing management and a program dashboard to keep track of the status and location of everything.
The software will help project managers working on capital projects develop audit trails to track and trace every item that goes into the build. Further aiding in traceability the software allows for requests for information, submitals, and issue to be tracked. To help keep everything organized the software allows for projects to be burned to a CD upon completion to create a hard copy record.
Construction and project management firms are not limited in this software option due to the size of their company. The software can handle companies making less than $1 million as well as companies that make over $1 billion in revenue equally well. We think this package is best for companies that have up to 500 employees.
Bryan from DPR Construction (used the product with SpawGlass)
Specialty: General contractor
Employees number: 101 to 500 employees
Easy to Use and Great Customer Service. The software allowed us to collaborate with multiple individuals and gave everyone a snapshot of where we were with multiple items.
Accounting Functionality was minimal when I used it last.
Great Software for storage of information and collaboration.
Rick from VJ Associates
User friendly, great support.
Integration of approval process for specific design team members. Using a default of Architect creates liability issues. Also, if the software had alerts for overdue RFIs or Submittals, it would help facilitate the approval/review process.
Gather all information prior to installing project details. Maintain and update all data daily, and review it for accuracy. Also, use the print functions for RFI and Submittal open items for updating and conclusion.
Eric from Crimson Building Company LLC
Date: January 2013
I've used many cloud based project control softwares over the years and Owner InSite is the best I've ever used. And that's saying alot, especially considering it's 1/10th of the price of some others.
It's very easy to use, functions perfectly and the customer support is second to none. I highly recommend Owner InSite.
Andrew from Koasati Construction Management, LLC.
Date: June 2012
After passing on Owner InSite the first time and selecting another product, we came back around again to Owner InSite and regretted choosing another product first. Owner InSite has been an excellent product for us as well as our clients. This system is very professional for all users and quite intuitive. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Owner InSite.
Bryan from SpawGlass Contractors, Inc.
Date: June 2012
SpawGlass, a Commercial General Contractor in Texas is currently utilizing Owner Insite on the Texas State University North Campus Housing Project. The project is a 190,000 square foot, 600 bed housing facility. Owner Insite was used throughout the project and was a great success. It is easy to use and the staff is always available to help. I would recommend Owner Insite to anyone looking for an easy to use project management tool. This tool will make your project more efficient and save everyone time and money.
Monique from Pace Management
Date: May 2012
We have utilized a limited version of Owner InSite on two recent projects. Why limited? Implementation was based on the size, project progress, and GC systems that were already in place at the time of introduction. The program rivals similar construction programs in use on the market. Owner InSite is easy to use, excellent for accessing anywhere, and beneficial for geographically scattered organizations. This system is definitely an effective tool for Owners as well as the entire Team. We look forward to taking the full program out for a spin in the future.
Eric from Crimson Building Company, LLC
Date: May 2012
I test drove 10 other programs and it came down to 2 other systems and Owner InSite. All three are great programs that do everything I needed, but the other two would have cost me over five figures annually. Owner InSite is an incredible price based upon each project with no contracts. We've been using it for a month now and I couldn't be more satisfied. People have a hard time believing how lucky I was to find this program.
Guillermo from Texas State University-San Marcos
Date: May 2012
It is hard for me to put into words how much Owner InSite has been a tremendous asset to me while managing the construction of this project as a representative of the owner, Texas State University. It has helped me save time in the processing of Request for Information and Submittals. It has provided up to date Construction Documents organized in a manner that was easily accessed. All that were affected by the documents saw recommendations, suggestions, and approvals.
While very useful during the construction, at the end of the projects we will have electronic access to all the documents (RFI, ASI, RFP, Drawings, Specifications, ETC.) available in a well-organized manner. The financial tracking portion was the only available feature that we did not take advantage off.
David from Broaddus & Associates
Date: March 2012
As the Operations Director of a large Program Management firm, I know from experience that one of the biggest reasons projects go off track is lack of communication. If key stakeholders aren’t communicating and continue to rely on their own proprietary software where the information is locked away, the team is not on the same page and problems arise. So I personally looked at numerous software solutions to fit our needs. We wanted software that not only allowed all of the project’s team members to communicate on one platform, but to do so economically.
After evaluating numerous products we decided to use Owner InSite because it enables easy information sharing for a single project or an entire program. One key feature is that Owner InSite keeps the team informed by delivering key project information and event milestones directly to their email inbox. The system also includes a complete accounting module with full audit capability, document management, and project controls like Field Reports, RFIs, Submittals, and Issue tracking to seamlessly provide the information our owners and project managers need.
Owner InSite has no per-seat license fees, so we can have unlimited users including contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, and commissioning agents entering data and communicating instantaneously among each other. Owner InSite makes it easy to leverage essential information to keep a project on track and on budget. We think it’s the best product on the market today.
Mara from Broaddus & Associates
Date: March 2012
I serve as our company’s project management software administrator. I was selected for that role because of my project/operations expertise, not my software expertise. I am not a software expert and that is why I love Owner InSite.
As the administrator, it is my job to set up projects, give the staff access, and train the users (including the project’s A/E’s, Contractor and Owner). I can have the project set up and the team trained in an hour or two! I know how remarkable that is because some of our clients occasionally require us to use other software, so I have been exposed to the competition. I can’t imagine managing software that requires administrators to participate in two weeks of training or that takes months to set up. Who has the time (and money) for that?
Owner InSite is easy to set up, easy to train and easy to use because it is intuitive. Things are located where you expect them to be – where I would put them if I were setting up project files. And the processes and routing are built in, so team members don’t have to figure out to whom to send items like design drawings, RFI’s, ASI’s, Submittals, meeting minutes, change requests and pay applications. Speaking of pay apps, I’m not an accountant either, but I can use and train on the accounting module of Owner Insite easily. It just makes sense.
I highly recommend Owner InSite to any firm looking for an economical, simple to use, simple to implement project management solution that encompasses all phases of the project.