Chalkstring

RATING:

5.0

(5)
Overview

About Chalkstring

Chalkstring is a cloud-based solution that helps construction businesses monitor the activities of contractors and subcontractors and handle project estimating and job costing operations. It enables employees to capture and store construction drawings in a centralized repository and streamline procurement activities via a unified platform. Chalkstring allows professionals to ensure compliance with industry standards, track the progress of projects and conduct what-if analysis. It lets administrators generate custom reports, configure workflows and design and share proposals with clients. Additionally, managers can allocate budgets, interact with internal and external stakeholders and track change orders. Chalkstring enables users to manage bids, conduct audits and gai...
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Chalkstring Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Chalkstring

5 Reviews

Muriel

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2023

Very good software

A good tool to use to tender

PROS

Easy Templates and when you use it daily its a quick tool for accurate tendering

CONS

because Chalkstring is growing every year we have been advising a lot of futures and they have implemented a lot of it . So complaining about this. I find the way the BofQ are presented not the way the most of the companies in Housing are using it and i build a excel sheet for exporting it into our way of presenting. But i am confident this will be changed in the future . The QS is difficult to use and is not how most companies want it to be presented.

Reason for choosing Chalkstring

not applicable

Reasons for switching to Chalkstring

Because it connected all departments to one software and I can use it everywhere in the world as long there is internet.

Rory

Construction, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2023

Great software

I couldn’t recommend Chalkstring highly enough , support is second to none , training was brilliant .

PROS

I like that fact that all of my projects are all in one place and at one time , so we can manage the projects in one location .

CONS

There is not much about Chalkstring that I dislike , maybe just getting some updates done a few more times a year but it’s a minor comment , as the updates are down to all the users and who gets a say in what changes are made .

Craig

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2023

Scs building solutions ltd

Very good

PROS

Accuracy of information provided by software rather than relying on manual spreadsheets

CONS

Doesn’t apply material increases on just materials left to buy

Jamie

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2023

Worth the effort

Very happy and the product keeps improving with each update

PROS

The audit trail from tendering through to project completion and the visibility of all areas through every step of the way been invaluable for our business

CONS

The roll out was difficult (but worth it) and in hindsight I would have done things very different with the knowledge I now have

Reason for choosing Chalkstring

It appears to be the only software that links the estimating process to onsite management and administration

John

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2020

You can tell Chalkstring has been designed specifically for construction contractors

The management team are good guys – they own the software IP and genuinely care about their clients and developing the product. They’re always willing to listen.

PROS

Choosing Chalkstring was a no-brainer for us, as it’s been developed for a contracting business just like us. We were looking for a solution that would seamlessly link our estimating process with onsite project delivery, while reducing the risk of errors and the time spent interpreting & sharing project data. One of our business aims was to increase our productivity and control, and it’s fair to say Chalkstring’s enabled us to achieve this and has delivered on every level.

CONS

Because the software is incredibly feature-rich, there is a lot to learn initially. However, once you’re up and running, using Chalkstring quickly becomes second nature.

5 Reviews