COINS develops, implements and supports enterprise resource planning software for the construction industry. The company has been in business for nearly 40 years, working with construction companies across the U.S.
The COINS construction system offers a full suite of accounting, job cost, human capital management and service management modules in a modern web-based system. It is designed for midsize to large firms and can be used by nearly any construction division or trade, from MEP to general to industrial.
As part of its system, COINS modules include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, job cost, service management, payroll, HR, equipment management, CRM, BIM, project management and procurement.
Capabilities include construction-specific functionality, such as certified payroll, OSHA reporting, crew based time entry, RFIs, compliance tracking, managing work orders, unit price and AIA billing.
Document management and workflow help to streamline processes and eliminate paper, while mobile applications allow users to capture data in the field. Dashboards and reporting allow users to track KPIs and easily dig into the supporting data.
Ben from MMC
Employees number: 201-500 employees
This program does allow you to gather a lot of information, and view it. I also really like how you can export pretty much anything to Excel. It makes viewing the data much easier, and you can sort it as you need.
It is a very clunky, and very outdated design. It is not very intuitive. You need a training calls, or three, to really get a handle on how it works. IF they updated the user interface, it would really help. It can take a long time to learn all the quirks to this program.
Kyle from VSC Fire and Security
Specialty: Construction manager
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Overall, it is a good product but must need to be comfortable with what you are getting along with being satisfied with the price. Each can get out of control and must essentially stay with what is out of the box.
COINS has all of the features covered in the construction market and will easily work with your operation. It is solid and scalable with a huge customer following.
Don't try to integrate anything or customize it much. Integration will be completely custom and even still will have a challenging time maintaining it. To customize, must have COINS involved to make it happen and their ongoing help to maintain it. Make sure to have a good relationship and documentation so that each of those burdens are smoother.
Brynne from Lansdowne Construction LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Working for a general contractor in construction, I find COINS to be a very useful tool. It is great for record keeping as well as creating custom reports - all of which are very important for project managing. The software is rather user-friendly, as long as you put in an effort to learn how to properly use it. This can be done easily via tutorials provided. The customer service is also great and I found they are eager to help when needed. COINS best use in my opinion is that it helps with managing all costs associated with the project. It gives you a good analysis of expenses, budgets, projections, etc. all of which help project managers be more efficient.
Sometimes COINS can be a bit slow.
Bill from NG Bailey
Has the functionality for reporting and data storage that works well in a business and construction based environment.
Nice design with good accessibility.
Unix based softwares are fast and reliable.
Can be difficult to understand and the documentation isn't the most well detailed for the type of software.
Support can be lacking in certain areas.
Victoria from NG Bailey
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
I use this on a regular basis to raise requisitions, GRN and check the ledger. It is not the most easy piece of software to use. You can easily get lost in the menus and forget which buttons to press
A lot of mouse work isnt required
Not the easiest software to use. Not very intuitive and very confusing at times