budget4cast Software

budget4cast Software

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About budget4cast

budget4cast is a cloud-based construction project budgeting platform that allows businesses to plan project budgets, track costs and cash flow, and forecast future costs. budget4cast is designed to provide project managers with the budgeting and task management tools for full customization, accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of any construction project. Features include budget planning, change order management, KPI monitoring, cashflow management, document management, cost estimation, funding source management, dashboard reporting, and more. With budget4cast, project managers have access to all budget data in a single dashboard. Users can customize budget codes, work breakdown structures, and project reports. Utilizing auto forecast functionality, budget4cast is...

budget4cast Pricing

budget4cast offers a free trial, after which it is available across the following plans: Basic - $49 per month Standard - $79 per month Premium - $99 per month Enterprise - Contact budget4cast for details.

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$49.00 per month

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budget4cast User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Andrew

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

budget4cast Review

Software is meant to be increase efficiency, and Budget4Cast checks that box with flying colors.

Pros

Budget4Cast is a one-of-a-kind software solution that allows simple and efficient, yet powerful and comprehensive management of project financials. It meets the needs of our development projects both small (<$5M) and large (>$100M) and it’s simplicity allows us to spend more time managing the project, and less time wasted on remedial data entry tasks.

Cons

It's a catch 22, because the software is so easy to use and efficient, sometimes there are features that we wish existed but do not. Reporting exports could be a bit more professional and customizable to allow for them to be used client facing.

Reasons for switching to budget4cast

Needed something that was more efficient. Wanted to spend less time using the software, and more time managing projects.

Geoff

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

B4C - Review

Overall I like the software, however my previous software was so restrictive that it seems like a major improvement. There are a few functional issues that make the software not too user friendly. But at the same time, it is customizable and changeable to allow for quick corrections and creation.

Pros

I love the flexibility to update and make changes to entries on contracts and payables.

Cons

I don't like the project summary page, it has way too much information and then at the same time not the essential information that I need for my uses. It doesn't even fit on the default page size.

Reasons for switching to budget4cast

Yardi is an accounting software, and works well as one. But the checks and balances prohibited a flow that was efficient in terms of time spent on the program.

Response from 4cast

Geoff, thanks for your review. There are ways to pare down the amount of info on the Project Summary. I would be more than happy to go over some of that. Just send me a Contact Us form, and I'll get right back to you!

Replied November 2020

Rachel

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

Easy to use Budgeting software

overall a positive experience. Able to work around most of the deficiency of the system.

Pros

Easy to implement and use. Did not have all the levels of approvals in similar software.

Cons

Not enough options for reporting and not strong in accounting features

Reasons for choosing budget4cast

Cost and we did not need all the extra features from the other software.

Reasons for switching to budget4cast

Ease in use

Response from 4cast

Thanks for the review! We will continue to improve our reporting capabilities, and I really appreciate your feedback. Also, we do offer some integrations with common accounting software. Let's discuss if you have some time.

Replied November 2020

Tanner

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

Tanner Brown, NV5

I primarily use Budget4Cast as an Owner's Rep, tracking the budget and giving monthly reports on budget health, current change orders, pending change orders, reallocations of savings/overruns. Sharing budget viewing permissions adds a great level of transparency. And of course having a intuitive tool to generate draws is especially useful.

Pros

The report generation and disbursement register tools are most useful to me. Being able to upload documents during data entry and download them as attachments to budget reports or draws is a major time saver.

Cons

Moving between modules causes some lag as the contents populate, which is dead time waiting for data entry fields to be useable. This is especially noticeable on larger projects where Actual Costs can take just enough time to load that it's annoying. It's also tough to track a single budget with two separate funding sources. My solution has been to run a separate budget for each funding source, which is not ideal.

Reasons for switching to budget4cast

It was a directive from our management. I'm pretty sure our [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] had some stake in the company at the time, but I didn't mind since B4C was much easier than the Xcel budgets I had been using previously.

Response from 4cast

Thanks for the great review, Tanner. budget4cast does offer a Funding Sources add-on, that I'd be more than happy to offer a free trial for you to look at.

Replied November 2020

Wilford

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Commercial Real Estate

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

Construction Budget Consistently up to Date

Pros

We love several things about the software. The first thing is that budget4cast is easy to use and user friendly. As we enter any expense, the system automatically calculates the project balances. All of our users can also log in from anywhere (from the office or the project) and add any expenses and see in real-time the balance remaining on the project. For years we've been using excel to organize and keep track of our budgets, but of course, budget4cast is more efficient, and you can see results in real-time.

Cons

I only dislike one thing, I wish that there was a small memo or note spot to add or leave a note along the way.

Response from 4cast

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you love our app. There is support for adding notes to both actual and forecasted costs that you enter. Please reach out if you need any assistance in using these.

Replied November 2020