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/receivabl...
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BuildSmart User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 30 reviews

User Profile

Younus

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

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

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.

Replied February 2019

Clay

Company size: 201-500 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.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

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.

Reasons for switching to BuildSmart

Pastel cannot handle complex construction jobs, their cost centres are limited.

Response from Construction Computer Software

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.

Replied July 2019

Petro

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

Build Smart review

As this is the 3rd program in the last 26 years of doing contract admin, I found this to be the easiest program to do accounting and costing in. Well done it is an amazing tool

Pros

It is very user friendly an can be applied in all stages on Construction Projects big or small

Cons

In Contract valuation, if you have an error on the amount entered it cannot be rectified, the program goes to a halt, you need to go out and go into the program. You cannot re-enter the amount, although it is only saving and posting the entry later on.

Reasons for choosing BuildSmart

na

Reasons for switching to BuildSmart

Because we were looking for a more effective program that was already developed and in a running and up to date condition where we could go live in training which made it easier to switch to a new program

Response from RIB CCS

Dear Petro, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's much appreciated and very important to RIB CCS and your fellow Users. We assure you of our continued support. Have a super day.

Replied November 2021

Richard

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

1

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
2

Customer support

out of 5
1

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

Waste of Money and Time.

Has never worked as promised and the live stock system is a major issue. Designed by an engineer for engineers and not for accounting.

Pros

None unfortunately. Would never use again.

Cons

The GL reports are useless. Unable to export comparatives from prior years in same format as current year.

Reasons for choosing BuildSmart

We made a huge mistake.

Reasons for switching to BuildSmart

Pressure from management

Response from RIB CCS

Good morning Richard, we're really disappointed to hear of your frustrations with BuildSmart, it's certainly not the outcome we hope for our valued clients. We'd love the opportunity to talk through your challenges with the software so we can prioritise turning things around for you. Our partners at HMS Africa will be in touch with you soonest to follow-up.

Replied October 2021

Didier

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2021

Keep on developing the BuildSmart System

Pros

Wonderful product, easy to work with and compatible with in-law regulations.

Cons

More integration and synchronization with CCS Candy and BuildSmart

Reasons for choosing BuildSmart

Expertise in construction environment

Reasons for switching to BuildSmart

The integration with CCS Candy and BuildSmart

Response from RIB CCS

Dear Didier, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's much appreciated and very important to RIB CCS and your fellow Users. we assure you of our continued support. Have a super day.

Replied November 2021

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