About CATCloud suite

CATProjects is a cloud-based construction solution that specializes in project management. The solution allows users to manage their projects from leads management to completing costs. Estimates can be generated in the system and leads can be turned into live jobs. Users can control stock, create and send purchase orders and track costs. Invoices can be created and exported.

CATProjects also allows users to keep a daily site diary, where they can record people on site, weather, visitors, inspections, delays and transfers. They can also include photos with these diary entries. The solution includes a module where users can communicate with contractors, consultants and clients. It provides primary project reports that are based on commitments and...


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December 2018

Stephen from Canam Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

Great suite of cloud based software that gives us consistency across out Group

We would definitely recommend CATProject, CATPlan, and CATSafety

Pros

Extremely user friendly and easy to teach new staff how to use. The support is based in New Zealand and are very helpful, not just to our staff but also assisting our supply chain with using CATPlan. Being able to combine document control, tendering, communications, Project Management, purchase orders, subcontractor payments etc. from one software provider provides us with greater efficiencies, prior to using CAT we were dealing with several providers. CAT is also great value for money when compared to other systems that we considered.

Cons

The only con is that when tender invites are sent out in CATPlan there is no confirmation receipt to confirm that the email address used is correct. However, by utilising the activity log it is easy to see if the Subcontractor has accessed the documents.

March 2021

Scott from Bufton Construction

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

Cat Software Review

Pros

Easy payment software with great integration with Xero

Cons

Some of the user definitions don't have the access capabilities of that role.

Reasons for Choosing CATCloud suite

Price point

January 2017

Nadia from NZ Strong Group Ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

1.0

January 2017

Not entirely impressed

Having used (and worked on the development) of many document and content management systems (Aconex, ProjectCentre, Oracle-based systems, Sharepoint, TeamView), this is by far the dinosaur of the lot. Trying to get changes/upgrades done and being told 'it's not best practice' so changes won't be done, when I have been in my role for 18 years is quite insulting - I think I know industry best practice in my field by now! Maybe with the number of people requesting the same thing, it should definitely be reviewed and maybe ask some of us 'experts' in our field the reasoning behind the requests for some of these changes. I'm now working more smartly and more efficiently.....far too many clicks and time wasted on having to go between screens to achieve what should be simple results. I feel like I've stepped 10 years back in time in most areas. Things that used to take me 5-10 minutes are now taking me 20-30 minutes!

Cons

- Not being able to create distribution lists for correspondence is just ridiculous. Working on certain projects (especially government department projects) requires compulsory ATC/CTC distribution and with over 20 of these to do a day is such a waste of valuable time (which is valuable money!). With the number of clicks required to CC over 12 people every time an ATC/CTC/ATS is generated this also risks someone being left off accidentally. Not having distribution lists is not best practice!!! At least make the list a checkbox for the CC list to reduce the number of clicks. I had an email from a PM with some choice words around this issue just yesterday. - Linking multiple ATCs/ATSs to incoming correspondence is laborious and ends up showing the incoming correspondence multiple times in the register (not helpful!). There should be a way you can select more than 1 outgoing mail and just have the incoming correspondence show up once in the register. - Outgoing correspondence reports should show at a glance which incoming correspondence is related - This is only shown on a CI register but not the other way around. Reports should be flexible and more columns added/removed as required by the project. - Having to copy and paste the subject line to 'modify' outgoing ATS/ATC/CTC - this NEEDS to be changed to the same as General Correspondence where the subject line is shown when the correspondence is emailed out. Another time waster! - Incoming correspondence is often over 8Mb and yet you can't upload more than 8Mb - more storage required here! - Should be able to forward incoming CI's/CAN's to more than 1 recipient from a subcontractor company and/or have a way that you don't then have to go back into the incoming correspondence register to record ATS numbers when others are required to be CC'd into them - consider time and cost going backwards and forwards! Time wasting! - Way too many clicks to add CC list. Time wasting! - CATPlan needs auto recognition of revision number when superseding drawings - all other document management systems have this based on filename structure. Having to manually select drawings to supersede so that revision numbers can remain in the filename for ease of recognition is laborious and time wasting - it also risks human error selecting the incorrect drawing to be superseded when there are over 100 drawings to be superseded! - Should be able to multi download attachments to the likes of ATC/ATS - no way to select all if you need to view them all - time waster! - CATPlan needs a field to record the CI/CAN number drawings are received on - important reference required for the team.

April 2021

Callum from .

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2021

Good overall software.

Pros

Cost is really easy to manage, control and report.

Cons

Communication tool is hard to manage and time consuming. Lots of feedback has been given on how to improve this and nothing further has been done. Other software seems to manage communications better.

February 2016

Anna from Korora Grove Limited

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2016

Anna Brealey - Korora Grove Limited

Pros

During my time at NZ Strong Construction we used CAT software for over 10 years and we upgraded to CATProjects in June 2014. It is easy to use and produces excellent reports for all aspects of the project. We have now been able to transition to a paperless office in the accounts area. It also allows you to store all your project records in the cloud which means no hunting through the archives if you have to revisit a project for any reason once it as finished. The CATS team offer a great support service to assist with any issues you may have and their CAT community allows for suggestions for future improvements or tweaks to the software. I would highly recommend this product.

Cons

I don't have any issues with the product or vendor.

April 2018

Denise from CMP CONSTRUCTION LTD

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

USER FRIENDLY - GREAT FOR DINOSAURS

CATProjects has built itself up over many years of industry experience, and the people at Construction Software Ltd are simply the salt of the earth people. They're always looking for better ways to improve their product and deliver their service. Inspirational people.

Pros

User friendly modules. Compliant to NZ H&S, Contracts, & IRD. Prompt support. Great community vibe.

Cons

No cons.Construction Software is always finding ways to improve taking on board community feedback.

February 2016

Warren from Brayco Floorcovering

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2016

Great System, Easy to use and learn and presents what our clients need

Pros

Covers all areas for sub contractors which means that we have less arguments over money. Also, you know what's going on in each job. Compared to others I have looked at, Subcat has actually done what it says as the company actually knows construction.

Cons

One or 2 little annoyances, but minor and once you know them, easy to work around. Certainly better than others that I have looked at.

April 2021

adam from PAK holdings ltd

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

CATCloud suite Review

good

Pros

reporting/tracking ease of use in different areas

Cons

alot of information maybe more than needed but handy if needed

Reasons for Choosing CATCloud suite

seemed the better option at the time

August 2018

Gloria from FCA

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 12 months

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Cloud based project management

Pros

Its a great software for project management. Great customer support. Easy to generate reports for all aspects of the projects.

Cons

Good work going but need to include to send customer interests to more than one recipients and also can download them.

June 2018

Siddesh from Marimba Auto

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Good for Project Management

Pros

This is one of the nice software for the project management and has many useful features which can lead to successful project handling.

Cons

This software should be able to forward incoming CI's/CAN's to more than 1 person from a subcontractor company or else its a Time waste!