Paskr Project Management Suite Software


 

PASKR is a cloud-based project and bidding management software designed for contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry. The solution streamlines activities right from bidding to closeout, allowing businesses to spend more time on handling operations rather than organizing paper-works.

PASKR's automated scheduling tool allows organizations to create and manage schedules for construction projects. PASKR synchronizes data from multiple touch points across the construction site and automatically populates the data into key documents like RFIs, purchase orders, transmittals and more. Construction firms can share project designs and schedules between key players such as the engineers, architects, and subcontractor. The software offers estimating, project management, and bid management applications to manage a firm’s construction projects

With a centralized database, businesses can store all information such as company details, contacts, project history and others at one single place. The data entered in one document get sync within multiple related documents in real-time, saving the time of rework. With built-in e-signature facility, users can approve digital documents by electronically signing them, thus eliminating the cost of printing and sending paper contracts.

 

Paskr Project Management Suite - Progress Schedule
 
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Progress Schedule
    Progress Schedule
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Automatic Scheduling
    Automatic Scheduling
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Project Team List
    Project Team List
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Drawings
    Drawings
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Photo Albums
    Photo Albums
  • Paskr Project Management Suite - Email Punchlist
    Email Punchlist
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 2000

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Fern from Convergint Technologies LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy even if you forget a step - live chat is right there.

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Hope more contractors use this instead of a lot of hard copy paperwork for invoicing.

Pros

It's not intimidating. The screens ask for just the basic info required. Doesn't require uploading docs.

Cons

I just don't use it but a few times a year and often forget one basic step (to click on Project Status first).

 
 

Chris from Innovative Veterans Construction Group
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Average Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Nothing of note, this was an average product. They had a free trial which was nice.

Cons

Nothing of note, this was an average product. There are better products on the market with better functionality.

 
 

Nate from Aequo Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Purchase

Ease-of-use

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

It has everything need to organize my bids, clients, and schedules.

 
 

Andrew from SouthLand
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great...10 years ago

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I had never heard of Paskr (P for short) until I started at a new company. I use P for Project Management and some estimating/bidding tasks. There are a couple of things that P does well but many things it does bad or isn't user friendly AT ALL. For example:

1. The menus are all slightly different and organized different. In one menu "pay applications" are called " billing". And "meeting minutes" are called "project minutes". Who calls them that?
2. The menus are all very sensitive to rolling your mouse over/down them. I am forced to go very slowly to navigate where I want to.
3. When building an estimate I cannot arbitrarily rename a cost code if the description isn't really accurate. I also cannot use the same cost code multiple times. I might want to do that if I am breaking an estimate down into multiple phases or areas.
4. Estimating is very rigid and not user friendly for reporting how estimates evolve from conceptual through final bidding. When you do create an invited bidders' list it will invite subs for multiple cost codes unless you tell it otherwise...every single time. This is a product of our sub data base being overpopulated with subcontractors performing work associated with multiple cost codes. But, for example, to assign a subcontractor only one division 5 cost code and not all division 5 cost codes I have to remove him from all the other Div 5 codes that I may be using in the estimate.
5. When I right change orders to the subs they are not grouped together but only in sequential order. And if I write an Owner CO with the sub CO's grouped together they show up in different parts of the screen so if I'm looking for a subs' last CO I have to look in two different places
6. Meeting minutes are horrible. You cannot simply create a new/updates status for items that get tracked from meeting to meeting.
7. Generating my Owner billing can be a huge pain because it will not let you bill more than a SOV line item has left in it. What if I needed or was required to bill more in Div 6 and less in Div 12? The only way to do that would be via creating a change order and then billing the added/subtracted amounts under a CO heading.
8. Reporting is a joke. One of the easiest and most often used reports is a "committed cost report". It doesn't exist when you go to the "reports" tab. However, you can print one if you go to the Purchase Order tab and run a report through that module. Stupid.


Now for something good:

1. Reviewing and approving subcontractor billings is easy
2. Paskr will automatically pull in subcontractor billings into my Owner billing which can be handy or a pain in the ass if you want to do something different.
3. RFI's are relatively easy to create, but who can screw that up?
4. Writing subcontracts is pretty effortless. Although, writing a subcontract to a cost code that wasn't in your final estimate can be a pain in the ass to make happen. And you cannot write a subcontract/PO to a vendor who doesn't have that particular cost code associated to him already.

Overall, P is rigid and not user friendly or flexible to how different Project Managers want to set up and run our jobs. I have used Timberline in the past and although Timberline is poor when it comes to customer support I would beg, borrow, or steal to have it over Paskr. I cuss P every single day and I use it for as few things as my company will allow. My number 1 goal for next year is to try and get away from Paskr.

Advice to Others

Avoid at all costs.

  Response: Krista, Paskr

Date: December 2016

December 2016

 

Andrew,

This is great feedback. Thanks for taking your time to review the software. I think you would make a great addition to our Customer Research Team. This team helps drive our product direction by reviewing our ideas and giving feedback. I will call you to get you involved if you are interested.
I would like to address your concerns as listed:

1. Inconsistent nomenclature – We are in the process of upgrading every module in Paskr to take advantage of new technology. As this upgrade continues you will find fewer of these inconsistencies. You will also find some great new functionality.

2. Over Sensitive Drop Down Menus – Excellent observation, one we have made ourselves. Look for these to disappear as our upgrade continues.

3. Cost Codes

a. Arbitrary renaming of cost codes – Unlike any other Construction Project Management software, Paskr integrates all modules by default. These integrations restrict us from granting your request to be able to arbitrarily assign cost code descriptions on the fly. The benefits of a fully integrated suite are repeatable processes that reduce risk, the ability to truly have paperless processes and the elimination of over 100 menial tasks. That said, you can create your own cost codes and we can show you how to do this.

b. Using a cost code multiple times in a project – Paskr provides several ways to use cost codes multiple times within a project. We will reach out to you to get you up to speed on this.

4. Paskr assigns all available cost codes to a bidder – This is a real time saver and convenience for most of our clients. For a simple example, let’s say you have assigned both Interior Lighting and Exterior Lighting to Joe’s Electrical Company in your contact database. You then create a project with both of those bid items in it and invite Joe to Interior Lighting. Paskr goes ahead and assigns Exterior Lighting to Joe’s bid form also so you don’t have to. In the case that you wish to remove one, it is quite simple to do. I think you are on to something when you said “This is a product of our sub data base being overpopulated with subcontractors performing work associated with multiple cost codes.” We will reach out to you to show you how to quickly remove cost codes from a bid form and more importantly, to get your contact database structured correctly. (So you won’t have to worry about this in the future).

5. Change order sequencing – If a Subcontractor change order is not related to an owner change order they are listed in the order in which they were approved. If they are included in an Owner change order, they are shown nested under the parent Owner change order. There is a subcontractor filter which allows you to quickly see all change orders issued to a selected subcontractor. We will add this to the list of things to show you. Screen appearance is very definitely a preference and everybody has a different one. I look forward to hearing your preferences and incorporating any ideas that will help our client base.

6. ‘Meeting Minutes are horrible’ – We know this module needs to be updated. I look forward to your input as to how to improve this when we upgrade it to the new platform.

7. Owner Billing Rigidity – Paskr’s owner billing follows the standard set forth by AIA. This format is very accommodating for lump sum projects but lacks some flexibility for cost plus projects. This is true also for any owner billing software other than Excel. If a project requires a nontraditional Continuation Sheet, some clients create this with excel and attach it to the cover sheet that Paskr creates.

8. Committed Cost Report – We have a Committed Cost Report on steroids. We call it the Job Status Report because in addition to committed costs, it gives you information that helps you compare your estimate to your buy out and see your forecast as well as any potential Revenue and Expenses in the form of RFPs and Change Orders awaiting approval. This allows us to go a step further than your typical Cost Commitment Report by showing not only Total Uncommitted but also Pending Profit and Forecasted Profit. This has proven to be a great tool for both the Accountant and the Project Manager. If you will open any project In Progress and click the reports tab, under Accounting you will find ‘Job Status Report’. If you find that this report does not meet your needs, we are always happy to create a custom report for you.

9. Writing a subcontract for a cost code not in your budget – You are right about this. Your Accountant would have real heartburn with Paskr if we allowed you to do that. So, we created a super easy way to add a cost code to your project in seconds. This is something I will add to the list of things we need to show you.

Andrew, I have checked our training logs and see that you have not watched any training tutorials or taken advantage of our live webinars. If neither of these appeals to you, we also provide one-on-one training via webcast or onsite if you prefer.

I also encourage you to take advantage of our support team who are some of the best consultants around. I am going to ask our Training Manager to help you understand how to best utilize Paskr for your specific needs.

Thank you again for your feedback and you should be hearing from us soon.

Very Sincerely,
Krista Phillips
Product Manager
Paskr Software

 
 

Marc from Sunnstone Construction Services,LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We used Paskr for a couple years and the support is second to none.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

It would not handle receipts yet, this is coming.

 
 

Austin from BuildSmart Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Useful, not the greatest

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N/A

There is no central scheduling software associated with this project. Sure, you can schedule each project individually, but finding the overlaps in subcontractor schedules is cumbersome. The software also requires you to input a base bid in order to even start scheduling. For our use, we do not use this software for bidding, so it adds an extra (read unnecessary). The time it takes to work with this software just doesn't make it worth it in the end.

 
 

Melissa from BlackRock HCM INC
Specialty: General contractor

September 2016

September 2016

BlackRock Review

Ease-of-use

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Value for Money

Likes Best

Everything is stored in one place. Everything looks professional.

Likes Least

Some steps cannot be performed before you do other steps. I cannot change things easily like numbering of documents, etc. I cannot attached sub quotes to RFP's or Change Orders to send to owners. Sometimes it seems the support team does not know the answers.

Recommendations

Spend as much time as you can working through the program.

 
 

Matt from White Builders
Specialty: Construction manager

August 2016

August 2016

Paskr Project Management Software

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Likes Best

Our company explored several options for new project management software in order to streamline our process. We were using multiple programs which caused some confusion between field staff and subcontractors. Paskr was able to combine our document storage, scheduling, accounting and project management functions under one umbrella. Customer service is excellent and very responsive.

Likes Least

After using the software for several weeks, we did uncover some small issues that we thought could be improved upon. The mobile app forces you to log in every time you open it. You are also limited to the default numbering system for RFIs and submittals. The software works best when you have complete buy in from the design team and subcontractors. While it is possible to circumvent this if a sub doesn't use the software, it can be cumbersome to manually enter the information in.

Recommendations

It's not perfect and you will encounter some bugs as you work your way thru it. However, these growing pains will be overcome after repeated use. Do your best to get your entire team (owners, design team, subs) to fully utilize the software. This will help diminish the number of issues you encounter.

 
 

Chris from Manage360 Constructors, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

March 2016

March 2016

Paskr has been an integral part of our business.

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Likes Best

For the most part, the site is very user friendly and has saved us time and money over the years by simplifying and organizing steps required to complete a project.

Likes Least

Our site has been shut down several times without notice after payment was not received by the due date, even though it was sent in a timely manner. Our CFO prefers to issue paper checks, and there should be more of a grace period, or at least a phone call before the site is shut down. This has been an inconvenience on several occasions. There is also some minor "clunkiness" to the site, though Paskr has worked to make improvements. I prefer the old user name system, where users could select their user name, versus using their e-mail addresses. Some of the menus are also very close together and it's difficult to hover over the correct menu without opening up the drop down for the adjacent menu (beside, above or below the intended drop down menu).

Recommendations

It's difficult, if not impossible to find a product that will fit every single need of the customer. I would recommend identifying a list of "must have" features and then comparing the different products to see which most closely meets those needs. For us, Paskr was the solution that worked best for us, and we have been pleased with it over the past 5-1/2 years of business.

 
 

Cheryl from Jackson Landscaping & Builders
Specialty: Landscaping

March 2016

March 2016

Easy Manageable Website for GC's and Subcontractor's

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Likes Best

How simple it is to run through the plans that are uploaded for bid.

Likes Least

When we was first introduced to the website we had difficulties with the login information.After that it has been fairly simple to use and I've had the information saved now.

Recommendations

Once you learn how the site is used and where to find everything it is much less complicated!

 
 

Bryan from PCG Contractors
Specialty: General contractor

February 2016

February 2016

Managing Principle

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Likes Best

The absolute best part of PASKR for us it the sub and owner billing. I can do owner billings in just a few minutes now where before it would take a few hours. Also the Sub billing is a great feature and works well with our interal account practices.

Likes Least

What I like most about the product is that it is pretty intuitaive and user friendly. I have also always gotten great costumer service and support. They go above and beyond.

Recommendations

Look and see how much time you are spending doing most of your projects tasks. Then look at the time saving that it will bring and how much more your employees can accomplish in the same amount of time.

 
 

Mike from GL Bruno Associates, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

February 2016

February 2016

Simple, system for all users, that streamlines procedures.

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Likes Best

Simple software and top notch support. Good software logic.

Likes Least

As with any software, if you want to use it to the fullest capability, one needs to "stay within the lines." It's strength is also a weakness. Limited flexibility.

Recommendations

The system will streamline your efforts, reduce errors, may help you reduce or redirect staffing. The more you use the system the better you get and the greater you benefit. Best tech support I have every experienced, with any software from any company - ever.

 
 

Jeff from J-Squared General Contractors Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

February 2016

February 2016

Paskr can make you money

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Likes Best

Paskr in general is a great software, it does take time to learn the ins and outs of this software and a year later we still learn more. The Team at Paskr is constantly upgrading things to make the GC lifes easier. I believe firmly because they all have lived our life before Paskr. The understand the ups and downs and frustrations that comes with the life of General Contractor.
The support team at Paskr is second to none. They help anytime of the day or night and never are upset for having to do so. The Paskr team really believes in the product and wants the General Contractor to succeed. They are fantastic!

Likes Least

I dont have bad things to day about the Paskr product. The issues we have is trying to get our subcontractors on board. Thats not a Paskr issue, they even offer to talk with our subcontractors to help them. Change is difficult for a lot of older generation contractors but when they do engage in Paskr they realize that they also save money by using the system.The ones that do love it.

Recommendations

Look no farther..this system does everything you need and then some. We looked at all systems out there and none compare. Last year our company had 1050% growth and there is NO WAY we kept up with all that growth without Paskr and the Team over there. I attribute a lot of our success last year to Paskr.

 
 

Melanie from SouthLand Constructors, Inc
Specialty: Construction manager

September 2015

September 2015

Paskr Review

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Likes Best

- The billing and approval process for the subcontractors to bill completely electronically. It makes the process quick and painless once the subs do it once!
- The ability to send bid invitations and track the process.
- Customer service! I always have the help I need when something is not working or I need help figuring something out. LOVE the Chat window!

Likes Least

There are often "hiccups" that happen (random mistakes in billing numbers, etc). Sometimes it is user error...sometimes it has to be fixed by the tech team, I have to clear my browser history, make sure I'm using the correct browser, or its just the "the internet being wonky" that day. It can be frustrating and keep me from getting things done when it needs to be done, but I always have help when I need it, and it's usually prompt.

Sorting Drawings - I hate that you have to move just one at a time. It takes for ever!! Would be great to move groups of them at once. :)

Recommendations

Take the time learn the software and make it work for you.

 
 

Robert from Ponderosa builders of north florida, inc
Specialty: Construction manager

August 2015

August 2015

Better late than never

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Likes Best

The product is comprehensive and completely integrated within itself.

Likes Least

It does take need a little learning curve in order to implement.

Recommendations

Carefully research the products you are looking at. We thought we had but quickly found out that the other product had numerous flaws because although it had most of the same features it was not all integral. It had separate modules for each function. This made it very difficult to use because there were separate data bases for each user. Paskr is one database for all users on your system.

 
 

Mike from 1020 Consulting LLC
Specialty: General contractor

August 2015

August 2015

An affordable, intuitive PM software

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Likes Best

It is an intuitive software being easy to deal with and the vendor is easy to access and includes consultation.

Likes Least

Having to link subcontractors to a specific trade.

Recommendations

Understand what your company's software requirements are.

 
 

Todd from RKL Construction
Specialty: General contractor

July 2015

July 2015

Exceptional Service from Support Staff

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Likes Best

The overall customer support by the staff is great. Knowledgeable and helpful.

Likes Least

The drop down menus are long and a little cumbersome.

Recommendations

Take the time to learn the software, all of the features work very well together. Especially the contract, billing, and change order features.

 
 

Jacqueline from McCoy and Company
Specialty: Construction manager

July 2015

July 2015

Paskr - my teacher.

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Likes Best

With having very little construction experience, Paskr has been my teacher.

Likes Least

For me, nothing. But really, I am very satisfied with Paskr.

Recommendations

Paskr is a great software! You can tell it was created by General Contractors for General Contractors. The customer support team is amazing. They truly want you to be successful with the system.

 
 

Douglas from Gary F. Gardner, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

July 2015

July 2015

Been using PASKR for over 1 year

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Likes Best

Software is very intuitive. Training and customer service are excellent.

Likes Least

Some processes could be enhanced to accommodate larger projects.

Recommendations

Take advantage of any trials and definitely take the guided tour.

 
 

jayson from WR Construction
Specialty: General contractor

July 2015

July 2015

It all works very well accept the changes made to contacts

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N/A
Likes Best

easy to navigate accept contacts need work. Since the changes have been made to contacts it doesnt seem to operate correctly

Likes Least

setting up contacts, and have not figured out the schedule yet. I need to get help with scheduling

Recommendations

get as many tutorials as possible. the software is easy to navigate once you get used to it.

 
 
 
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