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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Web browser (OS agnostic)

15 Reviews of BuildSmart

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.20 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

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4 stars

(8)

8

3 stars

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2

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Showing 1 - 5 of 15 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

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.

Reasons for Switching to BuildSmart

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

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

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.

October 2020

Molliere from Self Employed

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Best value for money

Overall payments to creditors and receivables are done on the system with good results

Pros

Budget control is effective. Project accounting is easily managed. Monthly closing and updating very functional and easy manageable

Cons

Can be more flexible in certain areas like payables.

Response from RIB CCS

Replied October 2020

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

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.