About BuildSmart

BuildSmart is an enterprise accounting software that assists engineering and construction businesses with cost management, regulatory compliance, reporting, budget control and more. Professionals can use the subcontract management module to configure approval processes and track the due/release dates of certifications, retentions, setoffs or variation orders.

Key features include work in progress (WIP) ledger, procurement management, user access control, bank reconciliation, inventory tracking, service scheduling and alerts/notifications. Enterprises can use BuildSmart to streamline the entire asset lifecycle, from plant availability and resource utilization to asset tracking and maintenance management. It allows administrators to manage accounts payables/rec...


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14 Reviews of BuildSmart

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.14 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

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4

4 stars

(8)

8

3 stars

(2)

2

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1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 14 results

February 2019

Younus from Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Buildsmart - Review

Great experience, if they fix some bugs like and add some more features (one click voucher should open from report) to save the time.

Pros

Very good budget control management, Project accounting is so easily monitored, ease in monthly closing, depreciation posting & WIPcalculations, Nice tool for cost allocation if you have manyr departments, activity wise project procurement control etc. uploading a huge journal data through excel sheet template

Cons

Payroll module is a long hectic and not user friendly, unable to go directly to the voucher from a particular report, you have to type voucher num manually as the buildsmart does not have a feature to take you in one click, If an asset is added into fixed assets then again need to update/edit in master list.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied February 2019

Dear Younus, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us, please see feedback regarding your comments: We would recommend a training session on the payroll in order to increase your ease of use. The process is very simple from the capture of hours against contracts, cost codes & activities, capture any advised payments or deductions, capture leave & sick days, calculate, check, print payslips & create the WPS file with the final process of posting to the GL being an integrated system. Updating the asset master is a control process as the asset master requires so much more detail with all the depreciation options available in the system as well as other asset information. The Voucher numbering was developed purely for India & the Gulf, it complies to the requirement of sequential numbering for filing systems and document retrieval. This was never designed to be a focus of the system & not designed to drill down to a voucher number.

July 2019

Clay from Temi

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2019

Great for Construction Costing and Financial Accounting

Great tool for the Construction industry.

Pros

The idea that construction contracts are seamlessly costed into an accounting format, for ease of reporting. Both for cost reports and financial statements.

Cons

Customer support never calls you back and some functionality can be better.

Reasons for Choosing BuildSmart

Because it integrates with Candy - Also a CCS product and Candy is most likely the best in its class.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied July 2019

Dear Clay, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience using CCS BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team. Have a super day.

April 2019

Hardus from Stefanutti STocks

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2019

BS Review

Pros

Integratable with Candy, so reporting between accounting and contracting are very accurate.

Cons

Support as Valued customer at NO cost. Always cost associated with everything even though one pay licence fees etc.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied May 2019

Dear Hardus Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team for review.

April 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

BuildSmart for all

As mentioned above, it is a learning tool for the company and we are busy experiencing new features and report reading and excited to see what we can achieve by utilising the system on a full function basis.

Pros

What I love most about the software is the reporting system. I base it on weekly and monthly performance appraisals. I also appreciate the fact that it can direct you in terms of cost saving and very excited when new features are released. It shows that the voices of other customers are heard and CCS is constantly working to improve the use of the software.

Cons

I cannot think of anything yet as we are still new to the system and as we experience challenges, the customer support is constantly there to assist.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied May 2019

Dear BuildSmart User Thank you for sharing your experience with BuildSmart, your support is highly appreciated and we assure you of our continued support.

February 2019

akhyar from Klampfer Middle East

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Klapmfer Middle East Buildsmart Findings

its good software having very unique required features … there is always need for betterment one must keep on updating quality features.

Pros

Reporting is very good in this software

Cons

Reporting based on Items must be there suppose we need how much steel we bought in a year I couldn't find this feature in this software. we can segregate info based on suppliers but not based on items.

Response from Construction Computer Software

Replied February 2019

Dear Akhyar, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support. Please see below feedback regarding your comments: In the Orders By Selection report, you have the option of running the report for a specific resource and as you are aware, each type of steel has a resource code and this can be run from a specific resource to a specific resource so you could get the complete range of steel resources across all contracts. In addition to this, if you are not procuring from a resource code, there are multiple options to report materials procured. By Ledger Code to filter type of Material or DESCRIPTION can be used and by entering a key word, all orders using the key word, like steel, would be reported.