ECi MarkSystems


MarkSystems is a single-database enterprise resource management (ERP) and information management application for homebuilders and property developers. The solution offers a cloud-based system that integrates all functions, processes and people across a single database. Sales personnel, purchasing agents, field personnel, superintendents and accounting can all share the same data in real time.

MarkSystems offers modules for estimating, project scheduling, service management, bid management, accounting and customer management. This provides a single access point for home builders to store, log in and share their share information with other parties involved in their operations.

MarkSystems incorporates functionality to manage housing quality and keep track of LEED-qualified home improvements. The solution also provides access to trade partners, home buyers, lenders and homeowners through personalized portals.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000

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  • Ayush from SRM University

    March 2018

    Very productive tool for homebuilders and property developers. Recommended.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    1. I liked the UI and Specifications. Very fast even with slow RAM.
    2. Liked the Customer Support. Helpful

    Cons

    Very good if it can automatically pull and update prices from Big stores and show in Dashboard .Currently department has to put everything manually . Automation is always good.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ken from K2C

    Specialty: Home builder - custom

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2016

    K2C Building

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    The product is nice - longer learning curve was needed when it comes to making roof lines and 3d walkthroughs. Stairs were a bit tricky too. Overall the product is nice and was beneficial in terms of designing the home(s) and presenting the designs to customer(s).

    Pros

    Ease of installation and 3d capabilities.

    Cons

    WISH PRODUCT would be able to pull prices for items from big box stores (Menards, HomeDepot, Lowes) to help calculate material costs. Right now it is a lot of effort to enter these costs manually.

  • Beverly from Eagle Construction

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    November 2014

    IHMS Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I love the fact you can access everything in one software product.

    Cons

    It's not iPad-friendly. So during selections, we are handwriting their colors in a Word document and then inputting them into IHMS.

  • Valerie from Handler Homes

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    Lack of training

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I like the fact that the entire company is tied together under one program. The vendor appears responsive.

    Cons

    Set up was not done properly, and we have spent the majority of time since up and running fixing issues. There is a lack of training for all employees.

  • Sean from Eagle Construction

    Specialty: Construction manager

    October 2014

    IHMS review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    All my information is on my iPad. There's no more searching for plans and work orders.

    Cons

    It's very slow to bring up individual POs thread for approval. The calendar is very jumbled and difficult to read.

  • William from ForeverHome LLC

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    Great Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    It completely integrates all aspects of homebuilding. The entire system works together. The support team at Mark Systems goes above and beyond to make sure that all questions are answered.

    Cons

    I would like to send emails to the customer base from the sales center.

  • James from Kartchner, Inc.

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    Kartchner Homes

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I like the awesome support and continued updates.

    Cons

    The price tag is hefty. This software is worth the price I'm sure; it's just hard to stomach the cost.

  • Daniel from EYA LLC

    Specialty: Real estate developer

    October 2014

    Heavy User and Administrator

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    It's user-friendly and offers great access to database information.

    Cons

    My personal opinion is this product has a limited amount of reports, but the database information makes up for it.

  • Amy from Wonderland Homes

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    I appreciate that IHMS is always looking to improve their product.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I appreciate the support IHMS provides. They are always very responsive and helpful.

    Cons

    I have had frustration with warranty reports in the past, and the tedious process of exporting the data into Excel. However, the recent enhancements have addressed those issues, and the reporting is now much improved.

  • Sharon from Handler Corporation

    Specialty: Building owner

    October 2014

    I would recommend this if they spend extra time in learning.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    The system can flow easily together, and some of the personnel go out of their way to help. I like the Roundtable Seminars. I was only given permission to attend once, but I would love to attend more to learn more.

    Cons

    The training is not "training," per se. All of the reviews employees had of the different areas were actually the training, and we didn't realize that's what we were doing. It teaches you from the perspective that you use it and are familiar with what you are looking at.

  • Matthew from Handler Corp

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    Best Homebuilding Software on the Market

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    It incorporates all aspects of homebuilding into one system. It allows me, as a purchaser, much greater control of how I buy, and it allows a small amount of people (overhead) to manage a large number of builds in a given time.

    Cons

    Not much. It takes some time to implement and get over problems as you transition, but it is well worth the effort.

  • Stacy from Gumenick Properties

    Specialty: Home builder - custom

    October 2014

    My review of IHMS.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    The software is very logical and easy to follow through the steps to accomplish a task.

    Cons

    Up until recently, it was hard to get a person for support.

  • John from Eagle Construction of VA, LLC

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    IHMS Review - Estimator

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Entering in new takeoffs is pretty easy.

    Cons

    The inability to easily process changes (the idea of stage-releasing as the only way to catch late-addition selections). And I don't like the idea of releasing a house without being able to review/adjust everything beforehand.

  • Leon from Eagle Construction of VA

    Specialty: Design/build firm

    October 2014

    Eagle Purchasing

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Extremely flexible. The software allows you to make it work for you and your business. The vendor is always open to suggestions and willing to work with you to benefit you the most.

    Cons

    There are slight inconsistencies. 1) You're not able to use the down arrow with the drop-down tabs. 2) House information isn't in the edit window for PO/WOs. 3) It doesn't allow for a review of PO/WOs between the point of generation and release. 4) It doesn't allow for a PO/WO to be put in a holding Status or under review so that it isn't moved forward in the schedule progression.

  • Yolanda from Beechwood Organization

    Specialty: Home builder - custom

    October 2014

    IHMS Executive Roundtable

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Since I began using IHMS, I have learned that it is very user-friendly and a a great source of information.

    Cons

    The system works very well for the type of work that our company does.

  • Marc from Traditions of America

    Specialty: Building owner

    October 2014

    Traditions review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I have only used the software for approximately two months (I am a new employee), but it is very user-friendly and easy to navigate.

    Cons

    I have not come across anything yet, but I would like to know if certain Excel reports can be produced out of the software.

  • Amy from Handler Corporation

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    Setup is difficult

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    The potential for the product is amazing, and I see that potential always.

    Cons

    Setup has been very difficult, and we received a lot of bad direction throughout the process. We are two years in and are redoing the setup for the third time to get the purchasing and job costing area correct. Support has been inconsistent, and we get different answers and advise from different people.

  • Derek from Wonderland Homes

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    October 2014

    A somewhat decent builder software, but not 100% reliable.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I like how fairly easy it is to learn the basics of.

    Cons

    It isn't reliable. Almost every house we build has a random Work Order that was never issued. And it varies by trade. It isn't predictable, and nobody at Mark Systems can explain why it happens, but it does.

  • Sandee from Main Street Homes

    Specialty: Building owner

    October 2014

    Option Coordintor with Purchasing and Estimating Department

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    I like the ease of price updates with exporting to Excel and the ability to import back in.

    Cons

    It doesn't quite work as well for the production builder who is really a semi-custom builder with a lot of changes.

  • Tom from EYA, LLC

    Specialty: Design/build firm

    October 2014

    Accountant approves of Mark Systems IHMS

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Pros

    Everything is interconnected, and reports and entries move seamlessly between modules.

    Cons

    I wish the custom reporting writing function was a bit more enhanced, particularly with mapping the source information.

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