SAM - Superintendent's Automated Manager software


12 reviews(4.5/5)
12 reviews(4.5/5)

Superintendent's Automated Manager (SAM) by Automated Trackers is a construction scheduling software for construction firms of any size. It can be deployed either on-premises or hosted in the cloud, and is suitable for trades like construction manager, design/builder, home builder and general contractors.

SAM’s tools include project scheduling, construction project management, service management, and accounting integration. It allows users to work through customized steps, automatically, while also documenting details of each project at each stage of construction. This allows users to record time spent on administrative tasks, address time-consuming activities and complete projects on time and within budget. Real-time data on project progression and integration with many accounting systems allow for accurate billing and payment controls.

SAM is compatible with many platforms, including Windows, Mac and even iPad. It’s recommended to companies looking for a construction project management system to manage project time and cost while giving management a tactical view of an organization.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Clint from Chesmar Homes

    June 2018

    Best scheduling tool I've ever used

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    Pros

    I like the ability to see my jobs on a calendar format. The drop & drag option is great for scheduling & reschedules on calendar format. The ability to create your own template for your community allows user to have custom schedules to not miss any phase of construction. This feature also allows you to keep vender update IN THE TEMPLATE & any changes along the build can be added to template. Scheduling your closing & buyer walks on calendar allows use to have a look into our up coming months to make sure we have the time & trades to cover closing walks.

    Cons

    I have not had anything current that I do not like about software. Its easy to use & train new builders on. I would have to make up issue to answer this question.

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

    June 2018

    SAM makes building a high volumn of houses feel like nothing.

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    Pros

    I like being able to schedule out multiple trades for a week in about 2 seconds. Also I Ike being able to keep track of trades perfermance.

    Cons

    I don't like How I can't fiew a lot of task on the monthly schedule. Especially if I'm on my laptop. It makes it very hard to see everything.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Layne from Highland Homes

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    SAM is a fairly easy program to use once you get the hang of it.

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    Making my job easier to do

    Pros

    Makes my job easier Makes my job easier Makes my job easier Makes my job easier Makes my job easier Makes my job easier

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons Don't really have any cons Don't really have any cons Don't really have any cons

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

    June 2018

    easy to use

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    Pros

    keeps everything aligned and organized. it helps us know what is scheduled, status and assigned in each community.

    Cons

    No software is perfect but this is the best way to stay organized with all the homes we have. There isn't anything negative to really say about this program.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Moses from dba Steve Klein Custom Builder

    June 2018

    Active User

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    Pros

    Easy to use, do not need a computer science degree. If you can drag and drop it's that easy to use. If you use a calendar you can use SAM

    Cons

    Setup is intense but needed, once that is done very easy to continue to add jobs. Updates and format changes requires some adjusting

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

    June 2018

    SAM is very easy to use

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    Pros

    easy to move and adjust schedule as is so often needed in construction. Also allows for job specific notes to be added easily.

    Cons

    The mobile app is not as easy to move tasks around. Also if there was a way to print all unscheduled tasks for each job on a week by week basis. (there may already be this feature that I'm not aware of)

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

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Great calendar view adds to ease of use but a larger view or better view of multiple items is needed

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    Scheduling with ease.

    Pros

    Calendar view of the monthly schedule is great. Flipping between each home is easily done as well. I like the calendar view as opposed to BuildPro.

    Cons

    The drop down view of multiple items on a single day needs work as you can easily miss items that are scheduled in your view.

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

    June 2018

    SAM makes my life easier

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    Pros

    Easy to adjust schedules on the fly. I like being able to attached anything and everything when sending scheduling notifications.

    Cons

    I wish the phone application was better so I could use it more. The phone app sometimes doesn't relay to the computer after I've marked items complete in the field.

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

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    SAM

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    Pros

    Very easy to use and work through. I like that you get up to three retakes on assignments. You can engage customers, build the brand, and monitor social media marketing efforts from the centralized command center.

    Cons

    Moving too fast on the software makes it freeze or slow down. Some of the different features are hard to understand until used more often.

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  • Christa from Blandford Homes

    Specialty: Home builder - production

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2017

    SAM easy to use

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    Pros

    Very User Friendly, Superintendents were easily able to get their homes in production on the system and up to current status. Communication between the program and the trades is very simple and easy to understand. Saving the supers hours in scheduling time.

    Cons

    Reports are not as user friendly as I would like but have not taken the time to explore them with SAM management yet.

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  • hugo from upc

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    October 2016

    amazing product

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    i was having some trouble with the scheduling of my team, i was using excel tabs to try to complete all the work, the reality is that i was spending so much time in it with very poor results. a friend recommended me sam, he told me that this did his work life easier and bla bla bla, i thought this was just another program but having nothing to lose i gave a try and the truth is that this thing is pretty amazing. it has a lot of tools and a lot of things that will make your life better.

    Pros

    i like the interface is pretty nice and easy going, im still figuring out how to do some stuff but the great thing here is that a can find it out by myself i do not need some computer guy to teach how to use it, even though i am an average computer knowledge i can discover how to use a lot of things that is very complicated in excel, now i can do it here in less than five minutes.

    Cons

    i know that is just my point of view, but i dont like the colors you they use, i mean is not a bad thing is just more like an style matter that probably nobody else noticed. everything else is great

  • guillermo from upc

    Specialty: Engineer

    September 2016

    a must have!!!!!!!!

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    Pros

    very friendly to use and easy set up. you can rid off many task at once.
    it saves you money and logistics with schedules, definitely a must have.
    a really easy going software, dont need to be pc expert to use it

    Cons

    the customer service are hard to get sometimes, it took me more than 20 minutes to get the help that i needed. but once i could speak to someone he was very patient to me and know everything about it it was a quickly solving process and explained what i need to know

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