FOUNDATION Construction Accounting Software


 

FOUNDATION® construction accounting software is a job costing, project management and scheduling solution available as traditional installed software and on the cloud.

The system offers hundreds of automatic job costing reports and formats, as well as the ability to create custom reports. FOUNDATION is able to calculate and track multiple jobs, unions, rates, states and localities, as well as automatically job cost labor burden.

FOUNDATION offers a variety of additional modules that include Project Management, Scheduling, Service Dispatch, Document Imaging & Routing, Equipment, Inventory, Fixed Assets, Time & Material, Unit Price Billing, Consolidated General Ledger, and the Executive Dashboard. Mobile solutions are also available to extend FOUNDATION’s capabilities into the field.

FOUNDATION is used by commercial, government, prevailing wage and industrial contractors that range widely in trades and sizes. The system is developed, sold, and supported by Foundation Software, Inc., a single-owner company with over 30 years of industry experience. Foundation Software offers support with expert training and continuing education programs.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Penny from General Construction Services
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

No Support

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Value for Money

Pros

Basic ease of use. It is a very simple program to follow. Probably comparable to QuickBooks. Which I would recommend between the two.

Cons

Not a lot of flexibility in report design. If you have a complicated problem you will have not support. By the time they call you back you will most likely have your problem solve.

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  Response: Robin, Foundation Software

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thank you, Penny! We’re glad you’ve found FOUNDATION easy to use. All the additional job cost and construction features beyond a general-purpose accounting system like QuickBooks can provide a learning curve, but it sounds like you’re on top of it!

We really should be able to help with the reporting you’re looking for as well. Let me have one of our training managers reach out to you to see if we can’t do more with those reports for you. // — Robin, rmo@foundationsoft.com

 
 

Ed from Griffin Pavement Striping, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Foundation Software

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We selected Foundation over 10 years ago as it appeared to be the best option at that time. At this time if I was looking at construction accounting software I would want to examine other providors as I cannot say that is still the case.

Pros

Fully Intergrated Accounting System. Payroll system has some strengths. Customer service is very prompt and experienced.

Cons

Accounts recievable package is terrible with respect to retainage tracking. Many features in all the modules are cumbersome to use. Reporting is limited in many of the modules. Some of the integrations between modules do not work correctly. Software enhancements take a long time to get implemented. Foundation appears over the last few years to be spending their resources on providing their Third-Party Payroll Service (Payroll 4 Construction) and on other new product development and not on improving the software which is a disturbing trend.

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  Response: Robin, Foundation Software

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Hi, Ed! Thank you for your honest feedback. While we do have other products and services to complement our core accounting product, continued product development of our accounting software has always been and remains a priority. So updates and enhancements will absolutely keep coming, and we appreciate your patience as we roll them out as fast as able. Any issues you’re experiencing between modules is something we definitely want to look at to make sure we can’t improve your setup. We also might be able to set up some more advanced reporting for you. I’ll have a manager from our training department reach out to talk more! // —Robin, rmo@foundationsoft.com

 
 

Crystal from Reynolds Iron Works Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Foundation software

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Have been using for 9 years . Love it but training is expensive

Pros

Does everything you may want or need in accounting software. Even has areas we don't use. Prior to Foundation we used three different programs to track payroll, A/P, and A/R.

Cons

Tracking taxes across different states for monthly reporting difficult. Some manual work required to report accurately.

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  Response: Robin, Foundation Software

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you so much for your feedback, Crystal! We’re thrilled to hear you love using FOUNDATION, and we love having you as a client. If there’s ever anything else we can do for you, please let us know! // —Robin, rmo@foundationsoft.com

 
 

karen from R.V. Carey's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Glad we purchased Foundations!

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Functionality

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Value for Money

Foundations has helped our company be more successful! Our project managers pay attention to the reports!

Pros

As a thought arises, the software team upgrades as clients request additional features! Support is EXCELLENT!

Cons

A "find" feature would be useful (like the one we previously had with Quickbooks). Other than that we are so happy!

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Zhiwei from Rivers Contractor
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Good product and good value

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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Looks and uses just like what we used to use in other accounting software, really saved time at the year end.

Cons

i guess not the newest modern software out there? No real complain here, some of the complain you need to put in to context and the company size

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Hugh from HSA Specialties
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

As a business owner, we found Foundation to be easier to use and more efficient than another accounting/PM program.

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Value for Money

This is a good program for a small to medium sized company looking for an efficient accounting/project management program.

Pros

Purchase price
Ease of accounting use
Ease of entering project management info
Product support after initial setup was very good and quick to respond.

Cons

Job cost reports were a bit of a challenge to manipulate.
Initial start up support was not as knowledgeable as we were on getting the program set up.

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Francesca from G.R. Osterland
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

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FOUNDATION for our business, is just that, our Foundation. It has become a valuable part of our everyday input and reporting that keeps us organized and compliant. We utilize many of the modules and learn more about the Software features every day. We appreciate the very helpful Customer Support and use it often for help. They answer efficiently and walk you through things, so it also teaches you to better use the software. We are very happy with FOUNDATION and only hope to incorporate it more into our daily and yearly tasks.

Pros

FOUNDATION is user friendly, but there are many advanced features that allow for great reporting and organization. We enjoy utilizing the many Modules for different aspects of our business and it keeps all of our information in one place that is easy to call up, report and organize. We are able to efficiently answer questions and share information and it has become invaluable to our business.

Cons

There are sometimes small features that we realize they could implement, for instance, when there is a long list, there would be a search bar available.

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Kevin from Gypsum Systems Interiors
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Over a decade of success with Foundation

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Pros

The beautiful thing about Foundation Software is its ability to be customized to fully fit your company needs.

Cons

Although Foundation has the ability to be a complete tailored fit accounting software, it does require a lot of hands on time to fully grasp all of its workings.

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Rich from Formerly - Celerity Integrated Services, Inc.
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Not a turnkey product for Technical Services Co.

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Pros

Low initial cost to own software, can customize to certain degree. While I have not used all of the available modules, the software seems like it can be customized to suit most applications.

Cons

Document storage cannot handle active files. Mobile 1 time entry/ reporting and time approval portal were terrible. Mobile 2 was delayed for way too long and that was problematic. Inventory management module is not great. In general, difficult to navigate, not intuitive and takes more time to use that is saved from use of. Not refined.

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Brian from J'B Fabricators LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Best of the Best

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Great training, our trainer has gone above and beyond. They help you through everything. They make sure you are comfortable throughout.

Pros

customization of the product to meet your businesses specific scenarios as each business has its unique way of setting things up.

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matt from Neumiller Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

They are all about the sale

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Unless you are an accountant do not waste your time or money on this product as it just complicates everyday process' rather than helping them.

Pros

I have not found a pro yet. I am sure it is good for my accountant and my banker but not for an electrician

Cons

Not user friendly. Unless you are a banker, accountant, or computer engineer it only complicates things. The people were wonderful up until the final sale, then we were shuffled around to people that obviously had too much going on. They tell you they can fix or change anything but when you ask for that they just give incomplete excuses and tell you they will get back to you. Not worth the money or the headache.

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Kimberly from Automatic Fire System Services
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

New Software

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I decided to go with changing to Foundation because of all the features and the reports built in to provide us the information we need easily. The price for what we have is reasonable and allows for remote functions- employees can live anywhere and work for us.

Cons

It is more complicated than the normal easy accounting software so training employees to use something that requires more information at the beginning is imperative !

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Olga from Drywall Company
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

VERY DIFFICULT, NOT USER FRIENDLY!

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I'm looking for another software program that meets our construction needs, not to just benefit our accountant. This program took us a long time to impute all our date and 3 years later we are not any better off. Certain reports are horrible, the PM module is useless!
After investing so much money, we are still VERY DISAPPOINTED!

Pros

IT'S GREAT FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Having everything in one place, like payroll and not having to use multiple programs to get work done.

Cons

Not user friendly at all! It took me two years to get them to put in a check register!
Not user friendly!

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  Response: Robin, Foundation Software

Date: December 2017

December 2017

 

Hi Olga,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about FOUNDATION. We are sorry to now learn that your experience has been anything less than positive. One of our training managers will reach out this week to coordinate a date and time to personally discuss your concerns in greater detail. Our hope is that you will allow us the opportunity to work with you and your team to eliminate any issues and help make FOUNDATION a valuable tool for your business. We look forward to working with you on a resolution.

Please let me know if there is anything else I need to provide.

 
 

Sandra from Alternalite Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Pleasantly surprised

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As I said, this is a great product created with the consumer and ALL its needs in mind. From invoices, to AIAs, reports, etc....it is all so easy. And should you need any type of support, Foundation is really quick to return your call and to find a solution. We couldn't be happier about this choice we made. We save so much in time using this over other programs we've tried.

Pros

It is EXACTLY what we need being in the Construction business. It is so easy to get all sorts of reports we need, to create documents (invoices, etc), and to get support when needed.

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David from Nelson Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Powerful software package with great customer support.

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Pros

Feature-rich design
When we place a support call, we almost always have a call back that same day, even for non-critical issues. Critical issues are usually addressed within hours.

Cons

As a new customer, the software can be intimidating, but we've always been able to move forward with customer support.

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Brian from Carol Electric Company
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Electrical Contractor Review of Foundation

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We chose Foundation for it's array of features, depth of reports, its customization options, and its affordability. Much cheaper than buying software that you have to pay per user access fees for. There are quirks, but once you understand the system, it's generally easy to navigate and manage them. Extremely feature rich. Would definitely recommend.

Pros

Incredible amount of features, options, and reporting functionality. Can pretty much do anything you would ever want to do, accounting-wise. Project Management module pays for itself. Other customization options are very nice. Price is extremely attractive for amount of features in the software. Customer support is A+++++.

Cons

Very steep learning curve, to use advanced features. Genie is a pain and really cumbersome, probably my least favorite part of the software, even though it's sold as a great feature. Software isn't always forgiving about mistakes, but customer support makes up for it.

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Doreen from Dearborn Mid West Company
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great Union Payroll System

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Customer Support

We have a very complicated payroll for the simple fact that we are a multi state, multi union company. This means many different rates of pay, taxation tables and unions, as well as our Administration and Shop payrolls. P4C thru Foundation has been able to handle this with ease and I really am happy with the service they have provided to us in the past 2 1/2 years. I hope to continue a much longer relationship with them. Whenever a support call is logged, usually one of the 2 reps. call back almost immediately and help work through any issue, no matter how long it takes. They are personable and professional and always helpful. Reliable system, easy time entry and reports generated are very easy to read.

Pros

I love the fact that P4C can handle all of our multi state and multi union (sometimes up to 55 different unions) Time entry is very easy, and includes attaching hours to jobs and tasks with ease. The system is very user friendly and the Support staff is phenomanal. Generates great union reports, job costing and also great HR reports as well, such as 401k reporting. We can process same day layoff checks which is a must for union payrolls. Also not charged by the number of employees in the system as with other payroll companies. I love that it is web based so i can work from anywhere. They are able to create payroll cycles, so each cycle can have a different address, and they deliver the checks to the exact locations. So i can enter all my time and be assured that jobs in other states have checks go directly to the location versus coming here.

Cons

I don't like that if i have multiple payroll cycles computed and i have to purge one, that it will purge ALL computed cycles, not just the one I had chosen.

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karen from R.V. Carey's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Glad we purchased Foundations!

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Functionality

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Value for Money

Pros

Job costing reports have been very helpful; payroll processing has been great; support has been absolutely WONDERFUL!

Cons

ease of ability to find past transactions; having to find transaction numbers. If there was a way to be able to use some kind of "find" method that would be awesome.

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Jenna from Maertens-Brenny Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to learn!

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I find it easy to use. It was easy and quick to learn. Reports are helpful - different than I am use to but cleaner.

Pros

I think the layout of the software is great. Its easy to follow and easy to find functions needed. Easy to learn!

Cons

Foundation doesnt have every report I am use to, but I was using the same software for 10 yrs, I just need to get use to the new reports.

 
 

lou from ASL
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Strong Program, lack of support and updates

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Value for Money

There are better programs out there.

Pros

The program does it all besides estimating. Has a good system of checks and balances and everything is tracked so very hard for employees to cover their tracks. It does a lot well but everything has its hiccups.

Cons

There are several things I dislike about the product as it has so much potential to be 10x better yet they have no ambition to make it better. 95% up the updates released by foundation software are fixes to glitches or problems. Very rarely is there an actual new feature or upgrade to the program. There are several flaws with the program that would be easy to fix, which have been suggested but go unanswered. Such as the pages scroll very awkwardly, they jump at the end of the page onto the next page but not at the top of the page. Very difficult to review a report on the screen when it keeps going back and forth. Their support team must have a very high turnover as everytime I call I know more than the person who is suppose to be providing the support. To their credit they do go and get the right answer and get back to you but the typical resolution to a problem is 24 hours. For us 2 hours is a long time when your waiting on an important resolution such as payroll.

  Response: Tracie, Foundation Software

Date: July 2017

July 2017

 

Hi Al. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughts on FOUNDATION. Honestly it is not what we expected to hear from you and are deeply concerned about your disappointment. We strive to produce the absolute best product and service for our clients, although we understand at times using new software can be frustrating. One of our training managers will reach out this week to coordinate a time that’s convenient for you and discuss your concerns in greater detail. We hope that you will take our call so we can work toward resolving any outstanding issues and make FOUNDATION a successful accounting investment for your construction business. We look forward to working with you.

 
 
 
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Barbara from Encore Mechanical, LLC.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Foundation

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Foundation software is a great program to use in the construction industry.

Cons

I did not find a reason to dislike anything about the Foundation software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

MANDY from QUICKSILVER CONTRACTING CO.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

FOUNDATION

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OVERALL IT IS A VERY USEFUL TOOL TO HAVE FOR BUSINESS. I HAVE NOT REALLY USED ANY OTHER SOFTWARE SO I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO COMPARE IT TO.

Pros

FAIRLY EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND MANEUVER IN FOUNDATION. I USE IT FOR A/P AND INVOICING BUT WE USE IT FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS

Cons

I FIND IT USEFUL AND I AM NEW TO BUSINESS SOFTWARE.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thanks for your review, Mandy! Even if you haven¿t had other accounting software to compare it to, we¿re really glad that you¿re finding FOUNDATION easy to use and helpful in your role. That¿s the important thing, and it sounds like you¿ve got it down! If you ever need additional help, please check out the resources, webinars and classes on clients.foundationsoft.com, or let us know what we can do for you at Quicksilver. ¿ Robin rmo@foundationsoft.com

 

Jamie from QUICKSILVER CONTRACTING CO.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

great product

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GREATEST ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE OUT THERE

Pros

VERY USER FRIENDLY, JOB COSTING IS GREAT AND THE DRILL DOWNS ALLOW YOU TO FOLLOW THE TRANSACTIONS EASELY.

Cons

WOULD LIKE THE MOBILE PAYROLL FUNCTION IN AN APP

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Thank you, Jamie! We certainly aim to please out there in Oregon, and I am so glad we are hitting the mark for you and your company. If there is ever anything else we can do, please let us know. You might also want to know that we did just release downloadable native apps for our mobile payroll features, and I would be happy to put you in touch for more information if you are interested! Robin rmo@foundationsoft.com

 

Chrissy from Healey Plumbing, Inc.

July 2018

July 2018

Wonderful!

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Pros

Consistency through various modules; to clarify the steps are similar in the various modules, which I have found makes the software extremely user friendly and not difficult to train employees who have no experience with the software.

Cons

When exporting some reports to Excel; I have had some issues with formatting, the Excel version of the report may need to be manipulated/adjusted to use

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thank you for the kind words Chrissy! We are glad to hear FOUNDATION is working well for your company.

If you would like to speak further on the Excel formatting please do not hesitate to call our Support Department. We are always happy to help and may be able to offer some tips.

Thanks again!

 

Lindsey from U.S. Drywall
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Not the greatest program

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Pros

The customer service is great, you can submit a ticket and its responded to quickly. The reports you can run are pretty good.

Cons

The program is not user friendly, once something is entered you cannot undo it. You have to call the company and they can reverse what you did. Its an extremely complex confusing not user friendly program.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Hi Lindsey,

We are sorry to learn you are having these issues and can definitely assist you. One of our Training Managers will be in touch shortly to help.

 

Steven from Chicago Heights Glass, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Maybe good for accounting but not anything else..

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I think the accounting staff finds this software acceptable.

Pros

I'm dubious of any review that gives this software 5/5. I cannot fathom how any honest and daily user of this software would rate it this high. I can only assume the accounting portion of this software is useful. The project management and documentation modules are weak at best. These modules to have been added only to allow this to be advertised as a complete construction enterprise software.

Cons

I've been using this software for 10 years. I'm not a programmer but this software appears to be pretty outdated w/ a feeble attempt to give it a moderately current appearance. The buttons & menus are very reminiscent of Windows 95 type software. I have never seen a display or output remotely close to the screen shots offered on Foundations's website & marketing literature. I suspect these screen shots have been developed for sales & marketing. The actual software does not look like this.

The actual user interface is very unattractive & outdated. The user interface is also very unfriendly. Most of the data input fields / windows are very small. Furthermore the data entry fields are fixed in size. You cannot increase the size even by adjusting the size of the window. They are fixed making typing and editing difficult. I often times write my text in MS Word then copy it into Foundation. Another work around is to write the body of your order in MS Excel or MS word & attach it to a basic non-descript cover sheet prepared in Foundation. This work around is effective for orders, Submittals, RFIs, etc.

The included forms are very generic & hardly usable. Developing company specific forms is expensive &
cumbersome.

Forget custom support. It exists in name only.

Major flaws: user interface-fixed data entry fields-no spell check-no UNDO button-long standing bugs that remain, ineffective customer support.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: July 2018

July 2018

 

Hi Steven and thanks for providing your feedback.

We¿d like to get a better understanding of how you use our accounting software and, more specifically, the project management features since it sounds like your issues are mostly related to that module. A Project Management support specialist will be in touch to start the conversation.

 

Rob from We Teach, Computer Educational Services

May 2018

May 2018

Support software for clients

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Pros

Nice set of features for the construction industry. Easy to add specialty items such as change orders, work orders and equipment releases. The program even lets you scan in items to link to a job or customer.

Cons

Transferring from the desktop/server version to web is not nice. The interface is not the same so users will need to be retrained. If you start with the web app then you should be fine. The price of the web app is a bit high and you will not get any credit for on-premise server based versions that you already purchased.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Great accounting software, mediocre project management software.

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The cloud capabilities are great and don't tie you down to one spot and the ability to create detailed custom reports to meet your needs.

Cons

Was hoping for a all in one accounting and project management software but it just doesn't deliver as a all in one.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Madison Concrete Construction

January 2018

January 2018

This is a fairly simple program with solid features for specialty contractors.

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Easy processing of payroll and invoices and solid job cost reporting.

Pros

The payroll system is one of the best I have seen. Great at processing payroll and capturing job cost information. Drill downs are simple and provide good data. Having scanned copies of invoices to drill down into is also a smooth feature. It is relatively easy for someone with little training in the software to use.

Cons

Some elements of the reporting doesn't allow for easy access to all relevant database fields. Some reports do not even list the jobs that are being reported on.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Neal from Adams Masonry, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

All around great accounting and project management software package.

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Great accounting system with additional project management features.

Pros

Foundation has more features and options then I can hope to use. It is able to be configured and set up work work around any business work flow and accounting style. Our accountants love it and the senior management loves it because they can quickly and easily get a overview of the financial status of the company then drill down to individual invoices and pay applications if they want to. The project management module allows our project management team to tie in everything they generate and respond to the project.

Cons

Some of the features feel tacked on with little integration between the different modules. The project management system could definitely be easier to use and more intuitive.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Randy from Romsco inc
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Not very good

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Honestly the benefit I got was to see that you really need to do your homework before making a purchase. Especially one of this magnitude.

Pros

I wish I could say I like this product. I had very high hopes that it would bring us to a new level of business. It certainly looks like it can.

Cons

Well, we spent a lot of money on training for our company to use it. But I really believe you need a solid background in accounting to utilize it best.
Not the most visually pleasing software. In a society where software companies are making visually stunning improvements while simultaneously creating better updates. They have been a bit slacked.
It took us a year for us to see it was too difficult for us to continue using it. But we gave it every chance.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Foundation Software, Foundation Software

Date: January 2018

January 2018

 

Randy,

We are sorry to hear that your company is having issues using FOUNDATION. You are correct that FOUNDATION is a robust construction accounting system and is intended to help growing construction companies advance to a new level of business. We will have a training manager reach out to you this week to talk about your specific concerns. Our hope is that we can continue working together and provide what you need to make FOUNDATION the valuable tool that you expected for your company. We look forward to speaking with you.

-Robin, FOUNDATION Software

 

Don from Frontier Railroad Services, LLC

September 2017

September 2017

Great construction accounting software

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Pros

Extremely intuitive. Great functionality out of the box. The ability to easily write our own reports is a huge benefit.

Cons

Mobile software somewhat lacking. We would like the ability to better customize this feature for our specific needs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carol from Raffin Construction Company
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I utilize this software for job costing reports. It is exceptionally easy to compile reports.

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Ease of use and functionality.

Pros

The ease of use and flexibility of options that are available to use in time and material billing and job costing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Dallas Glass

January 2017

January 2017

Buyer Beware

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We used Foundation for just under 2 years. We had previously used some other software but had to find and different software program because our business had outgrown it. We spent a lot of time and money trying to get Foundation to work for our business but it was never a good fit. After just under 2 years we heard that our previous software had made some big changes and was able to accommodate our business so we made the transition back to them.

Foundation may be good for some business, but it wasn't a good fit for ours. At the time they had no representation on the west coast and only a few of their customer service/tech support could ever answer our questions. The system was very complicated and even seasoned 'pros' with years of experience in accounting and construction management struggled to use it effectively.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Becky from HSC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Good for simple process

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Software is good for basic uses in contract work. It is not the most user friendly for financial accounting report. Correcting mistakes is some times difficult and cause many steps to correct issues

Pros

Software is great for tracking construction jobs

Cons

Making corrections is difficult to do

Review Source: Capterra
 

Troy from Troy's painting

March 2016

March 2016

Purchased Foundation for my painting business in 2015

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Cons-software did not perform as promised by the sales staff, poor implementation process from the company trainers, too many different trainers, help hot line took too long to answer questions, extremely difficult to learn., a very cumbersome system.
Pros-basic reports are good balance sheet, income statement, A/R & A/P
My company has been in business for 36 years, as our business has grown we have installed 4 different software systems all with great success. I spent a great deal of money, time and resources trying to implement Foundation software only to scrap the whole process and go back to my old software.
If you employ a full time IT person it might work for you but as a company averaging 4-6 million a year it didn't work for us

Review Source: Capterra