BuildIT allows customers to efficiently manage, organize, and schedule projects while also streamlining communication among team members, sub-contractors and clients. Designed for small to mid-sized contracting companies, BuildIT translates well across many different verticals. It is affordable, easy-to-use, and web-based so users can be up and running quickly with their current hardware/devices.
BuildIT improves the communication-side of projects by offering standalone project management and scheduling with integrated contact and file management. Users can be added at any time, so it grows with any business. Schedules are created and shared in real-time.
Every contact in BuildIT (sub trades, vendors, clients) has their own unique web link that gives them visibility into their part in the schedule, and access to files the BuildIT user wishes to share with them. BuildIT's file sharing system allows large files to be shared via a web link, solving the typical problem of large email attachment not delivering.
Scheduled tasks can be ordered by lists, graphs (Gantt charts), or calendar views. This gives full visibility over who is doing what and when, if something is overdue or if it’s upcoming. The BuildIT calendar is easily transferred to mobile devices, Google, and Outlook. The scheduler offers workflow templates for entire jobs, a specific type of work, sales, production, and customer follow-up.
BuildIT works closely with clients to develop custom pages to gather specific job information. This information can then be used to instantly create a wide variety of consistent and professional standard or custom documents.
Eric from Berscheid Builders LLC
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Letting our subs know how the job is tracking and when they are to be onsite and how long they have to complete the task.
This software enables me to keep everything organized within the company. We keep all our files, emails, work orders etc. all on Build-it. This way everyone can access everything whenever they want. Eliminates trying to find old files in a filing cabinet or a box somewhere.
I like the integration of our emails through the software. I also like that it is web based so you can log-in from anywhere that you have internet access. No need to have the program downloaded onto a computer.
I can't say there is anything that I really don't like about the software. There are always some little quirks that some people may not like but nothing that really stands out. I guess the only thing is that it's not available in app format yet, but it is coming soon!
The ease of being able to see where a job is in the build process. Having all the files accessible to the rest of the staff without having to go to a hard file down the hall, that takes to much time. This program has been a huge benefit to our company AND the support team is great to help anytime.
The support team having everything we need to look at on the home screen and being able to customize per users as to what they see on the home screen that makes their job quicker. Each person has the ease of making their screen what they need to see. It is very easy to see what has been ordered, by going into the files, the dashboard is a great addition. Having the ability to add the subcontractor or supplier to the specific task at hand. Making of the templates is very easy to access and complete. We have used it for 5 yrs and it gets better all the time. As is every new program it does come in time but the support team is the best, he is very knowledgeable and they are always trying to improve the program. The company in whole has been very pleased to have all the information at their fingertips. It gives everyone the ability to see exactly where a specific lot is in the building process to update and answer any questions that there buyers might have.
There isn't a phone app, Having the superintendents out in the field, using the online version was a little difficult for them.
You can't take pics from your phone and edit them. It does take some time and dedication to get to know the program as does any other program. It is not easy to edit something once it has been uploaded into the program. if any changes need to be made it does need to be done and then re entered into the program. You can buy an additional program that will do it but it is another expense. Once you get used to using the program it is a great tool for the company.
Eduardo from Magnus Insulation FP/Kaizen Consultinig Inc.
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Have all information organized and easy to use.
Everything very organized, ease to create and track workflow; all information is very easy to enter and find.
Little CRM features compatible with it. Need to have a constant work with other departments using other sofwares to updated what happen in sales - operations - accounting
Trey from Turnover Painters, LLC
This is a great program, and the folks that built it really care about my success. You rarely, rarely, find that kind of service in today's electronic market. The product itself is so easy to implement, you can be running a major operation within a day or two, with a very short learning curve. And in the long term, the web-based back up of our data helps me sleep at night. Being able to access what we had scheduled in the past within a minute or two is great. I highly recommend the program.
All of our jobs are small, one man per job and he can do1-3 jobs per day. BuildIt is limitless to how many jobs you put in. The search engine to find job history is fantastic, when a customer has a question. We attach PDFs, photos from the workers in the field (from their cell phones), to the jobs- or to tasks within the job. Many of our jobs are repeat customers, in repeat units. Usually a year or two later. So, to have record of every task completed in every unit we have ever worked in- inclluding who did the work, photos, PDFs of work orders, etc. is fantastic. The system is very easy to use, and finding what you need is very fast. There are usually several ways to find what you are looking for in the records stored in BuildIt. I love that you do not need to run any special software, or have to update anything. I am very mobile- so any computer will work- in a hotel lobby, a relative I might stay with, the library, or these days even my Android phone- from a web browser.
There are some minor limitations because it is web-based, but you learn to work around what may have been comfortable to use in the past. Much of my challenge lies in email. An example is to choose who you are sending to, you must click through the contact list, as apposed to beginning to type in MS Outlook and it auto fills for you. Again, the trade off for the other benefits outweigh web-based program limitations. There is almost always a work around.
Pieter from Beacon Construction
Generally very happy with what the system provides.
It is particularly good at handling / sorting emails and job information.
Scheduling is also very good.
File handling is a little less convenient although once on the system it is easy to distribute / share. Not quite so convenient if you need to make changes to that information.
Relatively easy to use.
Categorizes information nicely.
Keeps all information together.
Can be accessed from any machine anywhere.
Makes sharing information easier.
Support is great and the system keeps being improved.
A little clunky as you have to be careful how you process / handle certain aspects.
Needs a little experience to be able get fully use of the system.
Not able to save changes back up to the system without re importing.
Removing / backing up information off the system is not easy.
Chuck from Scott General Contracting Inc
This is a great program! When contact integration is built in it WILL be perfect!
Ease of use, templates, email, fax, on line schedule for all subs, after 2 years of use I am still finding all the extra features, EXCELLENT customer support! I have never been asked to purchase any support plan. Works great on a Mac Computer, integrates with Safari just great, monthly pricing and yearly are great and cheap enough to easily work into a budget.
No smartphone integration, (needs import contacts from smart phones i.e. iPhone)