Paskr Project Management Suite Software


 

Paskr allows construction firms to take control of their entire operation with the convenience of an Internet client. Delivered as an on-demand offering, Paskr has amassed an impressive user base that includes over 17,000 contractors that have completed thousands of projects using the software. The fact that the software is delivered as an on-demand offering means that firms can purchase only the software they need to use and can access the software from anywhere they desire. After start-up and implementation costs are covered, the fee is volume based with a modest hosting fee attached. Paskr also offers implementation that can be completed in only a few days.

In addition to adding convenience to project management, the software also allows for greater collaboration between the multiple entities involved in a single project. 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. Both the bid management and project management applications can be purchased separately but the estimating application only comes with the suite.

The project management suite provides all aspects of subcontractor management - from bid management to sub billing, as well as owner and architect management - from bid proposals to owner billing. Additionally, the software improves collaboration between the general contractor and the project team through RFIs, submittals, punchlists, meeting minutes, daily logs and scheduling as well as collaboration between your project managers and accountants through real time budget updates, time cards and sub-billing approval/pass off.

We often find ourselves recommending the software to construction firms that have up to $50 million in operating revenue and come from construction manager, general contractor, and design and build trades. 

 

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

54 Reviews of Paskr Project Management Suite

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

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.

 
 

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

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

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It would not handle receipts yet, this is coming.

 
 

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

Useful, not the greatest

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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.

 
 

from BlackRock HCM INC
Specialty: General contractor

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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.

 
 

from White Builders
Specialty: Construction manager

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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.

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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.

 
 

from Manage360 Constructors, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

Paskr has been an integral part of our business.

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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).

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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.

 
 

from Jackson Landscaping & Builders
Specialty: Landscaping

Easy Manageable Website for GC's and Subcontractor's

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

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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.

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

 
 

from PCG Contractors
Specialty: General contractor

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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.

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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.

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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.

 
 

from GL Bruno Associates, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor

Simple, system for all users, that streamlines procedures.

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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.

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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.

 
 

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

Paskr can make you money

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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!

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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.

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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.

 
 

from SouthLand Constructors, Inc
Specialty: Construction manager

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- 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!

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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.

 
 

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

Better late than never

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The product is comprehensive and completely integrated within itself.

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

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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.

 
 

from 1020 Consulting LLC
Specialty: General contractor

An affordable, intuitive PM software

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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.

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Understand what your company's software requirements are.

 
 

from RKL Construction
Specialty: General contractor

Exceptional Service from Support Staff

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

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The drop down menus are long and a little cumbersome.

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

 
 

from McCoy and Company
Specialty: Construction manager

Paskr - my teacher.

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

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

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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.

 
 

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

Been using PASKR for over 1 year

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

Likes Least

Some processes could be enhanced to accommodate larger projects.

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

 
 

from WR Construction
Specialty: General contractor

It all works very well accept the changes made to contacts

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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

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

 
 

from JDK, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager

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Responsive customer service. Bidding module is very efficient.

Likes Least

Inability to approve COs out of sequence, automatic renumbering would be a good revision.

Recommendations

To best evaluate software similar to this, I suggest you simulate a project from bid to closeout.

 
 

from Dahlhauser Group LLC
Specialty: Construction manager

A Good Experience With PASKR

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PASKR has the ability to import all of the sub billing into QuickBooks even if you don't have your vendor loaded into QuickBooks just yet. We like the budget importing option into QB which allows us to be more efficient in a team environment. We also opted to import the item list so that we can effectively cost code all of invoices. And, invoices in QuickBooks that were previously coded with the old QB cost codes were very easy to correct manually. Over all the experiences we've had with PASKR have been excellent.

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Well, being a new customer and since our entire set up is new we want the training program to be a little more tailored. It's not so much the software but the need for training many employees who are all at different levels. After speaking with some of our "new-bees" we have all concurred that we need the training on the go type program on not really prior to all of our necessary applications. Because as you may very well know, it's much easier to retain something as you need the information. If you don't need the information right then, it's most likely not going to be retained.

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Tailor your training programs for very busy office set ups so that employees can actually retain what they've learned, especially if they've never used the software system before.

 
 

from JDK LLC
Specialty: General contractor

My company has been using Paskr for several years

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We travel all over the country working at airports. Paskr gives us the ability to complete and manage work where ever we are working. It has reduced the size of our office staff by automating many of the normal day-to-day processes.

Likes Least

The integration with accounting systems. However, Paskr listens to us and is developing new interfaces with many accounting packages.

Recommendations

For an internet-based construction management system, it cannot be beat.

 
 
 
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