About FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

FOUNDATION is a job cost accounting, project management and scheduling solution available as traditional installed software or on the cloud. Plus, fully integrated apps like FOUNDATION mobile and Service Dispatch mobile sync remotely to keep the field and office connected.

The system offers hundreds of automatic job costing reports and formats — including print and electronic certified payroll — as well as the ability to create countless custom reports. FOUNDATION also calculates and tracks labor burden and multiple jobs, unions, rates, states and localities.

On top a core of robust job cost accounting modules, FOUNDATION offers a variety of additional modules, including Project Management, Scheduling, Service Dispatch, Document Imaging &a...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

132 Reviews of FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.21 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(70)

70

4 stars

(37)

37

3 stars

(8)

8

2 stars

(7)

7

1 stars

(10)

10

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

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Showing 1 - 5 of 132 results

October 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Project Management

It's been wonderful to implement a new software to our project management.

Pros

This software is great for keeping all documents relating to a project in one spot. It links all the items I use daily to the project so I don't have to store them on my computer.

Cons

Took a little navigation to find where and how to get things in there. As well as the form making, but overall, not much I don't like.

Response from Foundation Software

Replied October 2020

Thank you for your positive review and taking time to share your feedback with FOUNDATION. We are happy to hear our software is meeting your expectations and making life easier for you and your project management team. Let me know if you'd like to talk with someone about making those custom forms and reports easier for you. We are happy to help. -Robin, rmo@foundationsoft.com

October 2019

Ed from LLD Electric Co

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Good product for construction companies

Our users regularly give positive feedback, finding Foundation easier to use than our prior system. Support is excellent - we can submit help tickets online through the software and get calls back within 60-90 minutes (faster for the few times we indicated it was a critical issue). They use a customized version of TeamViewer to connect to our system and walk us through new processes or show us how to resolve problems.

Pros

Consistency of workflow across modules, tight integration with their Payroll4Construction product, and minimal conflicts when multiple users are in the same module. Our prior accounting system gave us conflicts daily. Posting is also a streamlined process with good paperless options. It is easy to modify print templates for invoices, checks, etc.

Cons

The report module could be a bit more robust in terms of creating custom reports. But we've been able to build reports that meet our needs, even they aren't quite as customized as in our prior system (which used Crystal Reports).

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

Initially, it was to move to a construction-specific payroll product. But the integration between the payroll and accounting modules led us to migrate our entire sysem.

February 2021

Toni from Ohio Insulation & Manufacturing Co.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

GREAT TIMESAVER!

We are enjoying the product immensely, but it's not hard coming from doing everything by hand and with QuickBooks.

Pros

The new accounting system is taking some time to get used to; however, we came over from using QuickBooks Pro Desktop and doing so many calculations by hand. We weren't able to run accurate reports because we were very limited on how job costing worked in QuickBooks. Foundation has completely changed that! We are able to automate so many things such as Job Costing, Material Tracking, Payroll, Invoice approvals for AP, tie our correspondence via e-mail right to a job, and track our equipment all in one place and tie each transaction right to a job, when necessary. We are still very new with the company, but we are looking forward to many years of service with Foundation.

Cons

So far, we haven't found too much that we don't like. The set up is very detailed, but the implementation team is FABULOUS. The biggest thing that we haven't liked, is that our sales person and our account manager are not the same person. We had built a great relationship with our Sales person over the 6 months we were looking for a new ERP. Now, I feel like I have to explain everything about our business all over again, and possibly again once the implementation team is completed.

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

QuickBooks was too limited for what we needed.

July 2018

Steven from Chicago Heights Glass, Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

July 2018

Maybe good for accounting but not anything else..

I think the accounting staff finds this software acceptable.

Pros

I'm dubious of any review that gives this software 5/5. I cannot fathom how any honest and daily user of this software would rate it this high. I can only assume the accounting portion of this software is useful. The project management and documentation modules are weak at best. These modules to have been added only to allow this to be advertised as a complete construction enterprise software.

Cons

I've been using this software for 10 years. I'm not a programmer but this software appears to be pretty outdated w/ a feeble attempt to give it a moderately current appearance. The buttons & menus are very reminiscent of Windows 95 type software. I have never seen a display or output remotely close to the screen shots offered on Foundations's website & marketing literature. I suspect these screen shots have been developed for sales & marketing. The actual software does not look like this. The actual user interface is very unattractive & outdated. The user interface is also very unfriendly. Most of the data input fields / windows are very small. Furthermore the data entry fields are fixed in size. You cannot increase the size even by adjusting the size of the window. They are fixed making typing and editing difficult. I often times write my text in MS Word then copy it into Foundation. Another work around is to write the body of your order in MS Excel or MS word & attach it to a basic non-descript cover sheet prepared in Foundation. This work around is effective for orders, Submittals, RFIs, etc. The included forms are very generic & hardly usable. Developing company specific forms is expensive & cumbersome. Forget custom support. It exists in name only. Major flaws: user interface-fixed data entry fields-no spell check-no UNDO button-long standing bugs that remain, ineffective customer support.

Response from Foundation Software

Replied July 2018

Hi Steven and thanks for providing your feedback. We¿d like to get a better understanding of how you use our accounting software and, more specifically, the project management features since it sounds like your issues are mostly related to that module. A Project Management support specialist will be in touch to start the conversation.

January 2021

Nichole from Weldon Contractors

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2021

It gets the job done but lacks some versatility

Pros

Customer care and tech support are great. They will help you with anything you need.

Cons

There are certain connections I wish would be made that aren't. It could definitely use some improvement in invoice entry for AP