e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution for capital projects that provides performance data across the project lifecycle. Facility owners can track business processes with centralized project information, while business intelligence provides on-demand forecasts and RFI control.

Designed to help facility owners, and those who act on their behalf, throughout the entire construction lifecycle, e-Builder’s software combines capital planning, cost management and controls, process automation, reports and dashboards, scheduling, document management, and bid management in one integrated suite.

Established in 1995, e-Builder’s software is used to manage key project data through the planning, design, procurement, and construction phases. With a focus on collaborative communication, e-Builder features modules that offer various levels of user accessibility, report generation and a configurable dashboard.

Sample clients include the University of Southern California, Chicago Transit Authority, City of Arlington, New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority and Inova Health System.



259 Reviews of e-Builder

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 259 reviews

December 2018

Dani from Duncan Theis Construction

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

E Builder

Pros

I loved the look and function of the program. Very easy to use and I love that you paid per job up to a certain amount instead of by user.

Cons

Nothing that I didn't like. It was awesome.

November 2018

Yanira from Impact Construction Services

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

e-Builder has great potential

The program, or what I've used so far, is great. As I mentioned before, I wish I actually had to use all of is because it is great for organizing all of the different pieces of a project from each side from client to general contractor to subcontractor.

Pros

You can fully take a project from beginning to end with this program.

Cons

I wouldn't call this a con, but I haven't had the chance to use all of the features as our client chooses how much we can use. I'm sure if we used 100% of the program, it would increase our liking of it.

November 2018

Juan from G. Stephens, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Most Complete Construction Management Software

Pros

I truly loved the ease of use and the friendliness of the UI.

Cons

If you're an admin it can take a little bit of time to get up to speed with the amount of settings available for each module the software offers.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Functional product but seriously dated

Its a great company and has the sold weight of Trimble behind it. They need to start investing in a new interface to keep track.

Pros

It is a great tool for owners in the space - it covers every aspect from funding to change to schedule and packages it up into a single product.
Also a big fan of the program management functionality which really sets it apart from the construction management software that you often see which only focuses on a single project.

Cons

The UX/UI is extremely dated and needs a touch up.

Custom coding on the WBS/CBS is a bit clunky too and needs a lot of training for people to get right.

October 2018

Oscar from Robina Corporation

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

This product is so innovative

So innovative and makes your work easier.

Pros

This product makes your work easier and it is the answer for removing of your file cabinets , this product has it all and it's easy to customize. Our company really appreciate this product and understand this product really well.

Cons

Until now We are using this product and Our company really love it . This product is so great that we can't see any negative sides of using it .

October 2018

Allison from Richland Development

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Giant file cabinet

Sometimes if a naming convention wasn’t perfect or a file wasn’t dragged into the right folder it would get lost. Also, we had issues with attachments not going to the right files or going into a catch all folder we called “the black hole”. E-builder has many abilities to generate reports, but if training isn’t provided, it can be very frustrating.

Pros

Organized files by names, allowed ease of search with keyword search feature, had ability to generate many types of reports.

Cons

In order to run necessary reports, it was critical to work with an e-builder trainer. Their time was limited and the reports weren’t intuitively generated. We often learned about e-Builder’s abilities to streamline many things we did into one report, but if your e-Builder trainer doesn’t have the knowledge of those tools, it isn’t a real option to you. It was challenging to not be allowed to edit folder names and files without permissions for each file as a document control manager.

October 2018

Audrey from Accenture

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Super awesome product.

Everyone should try this product , So helpful.

Pros

This product is robust its efficiency and innovative makes him above all the others, We can easily reconfigure things without customer service, but when you need them they are so reliable .

Cons

Until know I am using this product and I don't have any bad thoughts using it , I really love in features and interface .

September 2018

Cameron from Gleeds USA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

Clunky To Use

We're required to use this software on several projects, however because each client sets up their own version, it is very difficult to use intuitively; we require training sessions each time it is used as there are many non-standard options.

Pros

The document storage functionality works and its easy to find information

Cons

It requires training sessions to be proficient in its use

June 2018

Tracy from Baer & Associates, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

E-Builder Software

Pros

We use the E-Builder software for a particular client to enter time & expenses for project work. It is a fairly straight program that allows us to enter our time & expenses so that the client can verify the billings vs. time.

Cons

It does take a bit of time to get used to but its not too cumbersome or difficult to learn. No real cons.

June 2018

Jon from ZGF Architects

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Fully functional construction management app that has a lot of customizability.

Pros

Ability to customize information, tracking RFI's and Submittals on the cloud with links available even to non-users.

Cons

Could be more streamlined and friendly to new users, the interface can be daunting to those unfamiliar with the app. Prefer the web version to the mobile version.

May 2018

Juan from Power & Energy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

Solid experience for larger companies

Pros

Functionalities, great user interface, options and customizable features, great tool for collaboration and keeping everyone engaged and up to speed with all project documents.

Cons

Although powerful it cost might be a bit of a challenge for smaller companies. The time it takes sometimes to Load and share larger files can be improved.

May 2018

Justin from WFT Engineering, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

Used to hate it, now I tolerate it

Pros

+Extremely customisable. This is construction management software that you can tailor to fit the needs of your project. I've used e-Builder for three (3) different higher education institutions and each University is able to tailor e-Builder to fit the project's needs.
+Notifications. E-Builder will email you a notification when you have a RFI to respond to, when you have a submittal to review, when you've been copied on a RFI response, etc. This is very helpful and allows you to notify multiple individuals at once through the software. It also keeps a record.
+Documentation. E-Builder is meant to store documentation and it does excel in this. I've used e-Builder to access submittals, RFIs, drawing revisions, etc. on long term projects (24-36 month construction) when sometimes the documentation was uploaded years back. E-Builder does not put a time limit on an upload, so you can always access it.

Cons

-Training is definitely required to use e-Builder. It can be confusing with different terminologies used such as "forms", "processes", etc. I just need to find submittals and RFIs but can easily get lost. Without training, it is easy to hate e-Builder, just like I did in the beginning.
-Cost - this is not a cheap software and licenses can be costly.

May 2018

Dan from Architects & Engineers

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2018

Over Complex product

A great project management tool

Pros

Many uses across the project management field. Numerous projects with numerous users can access all the same stored information at the same time. Sending RFI, Submittals, transmittals, meetings, reports etc and then sending & placing the requisite information in the other users court - its fantastic.

Cons

Very limited in customization (which could be down to the way the project was set up) and tedious amount of clicking to get through to where you need to, and then having to start again when go on to next task rather than just going to next item (report, submittal, photo etc)

May 2018

andrew from stantec

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2018

e-Builder is a great out of the box Construction management tool.

if you are looking for a construction management tool without having to build out all your process, eBuilder will do the trick.

Pros

Great out of the box construction management tool. Built in modules and processes help managers to manage their projects on time and on budget.

Cons

Reporting and dashboarding is a little lacking. it lacks by not being able to print nice 1 pager reports and dashboards to pass around.

April 2018

Chris from Shiel Sexton

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Great tool for construction.

Pros

We use this product to keep everyone up to date with the correct information, very easy to use and can adapt to many users.

Cons

None, this product works as describe i have yet to run into any issues. this is a great tool to keep everyone moving forward.

March 2018

Tyson from Port of Olympia

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

e-Builder has been an invaluable tool to aid us in program and project management as an owner.

Pros

I like that is allows the user use it as-is out of the box and to customize it to suit their needs. I also enjoy the (nearly) everywhere availability and accessibility since it is web based and that you are always working with real time information. e-Builder has always had an improvement attitude, so they are always working to make the software better.

Cons

I would really like to see more hands on training options outside of the annual conference so that users can take better advantage of this excellent tool.

March 2018

Connie from HGA Architects and Engineers, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

I use e-Builder to enter AR invoices for payment.

Can track AR invoices without having to contact the clients' project team. Can access 24-7.

Pros

e-Builder keeps a complete historical record of all AR invoices and their status. I also like the Comments tab attached to each AR invoice. And the "Workflow in Your Court" (Actions Required).

Cons

I would like to see more customized report capability. Reports may be available and maybe I just wasn't trained on them.

March 2018

David from Airometrix

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

Customer Projects migrated to e-Builder from other platforms

Pros

Capability to delineate Project Functions & Details in different folders. Easy to find documents and download to my computer as needed.

Cons

None at this time. Am sure as time passes and we work more with our customer, that I may find things that are noteworthy, but not as yet.

March 2018

ILIR from Stv

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

great product

Pros

it gets things pushed through. compared to the traditional bureaucratic way of work, e-builder is a life saver

Cons

the documents drag and drooping feature. People that dont know how to process actions or orders, drop items here. I believe the system should not allow drag and drop files in the documents folder.

March 2018

John from HNTB

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

I am an engineer and use the software for roadway construction. It is a great toll for my purposes.

Pros

I like having all of the information for particular projects at my fingertips. I also like the notices I receive when items are in my court. The software also allows "ball in court" responsibilities to be tracked easily. I frequently use the report module as I over see several projects. I also like being able to access the software from my phone.

Cons

Depending on the time of day, the software response can be slow. This is probably a function of my internet connection.