iSqFt for General Contractors Software


 

With iSqFt, contractors of any size can streamline their entire pre-construction process and bid effectively.

Designed to address the unique challenges of general contractors, design-build firms, and construction managers, iSqFt's customizable, web-based system, brings together every facet of a contractor's bid process into a single application. iSqFt Bid Management enables contractors to share information with bidders, to track project information right up to bid day, and to share information easily with the entire project team.

iSqFt allows subcontractors to access their prequalification management application based off of ConsensusDocs. Also, iSqFt has an entire team available to help answer support questions, and they host training seminars for subcontractors on a regular basis, ensuring everyone involved with a project is comfortable using the system and able to start projects faster.

We recommend the program to general contractors of any size seeking a more effective bid management process. The program is a great fit for general contractors, design and building firms, utility contractors, and construction managers.

 

iSqFt for General Contractors - General Contractor Dashboard
 
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - General Contractor Dashboard
    General Contractor Dashboard
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Project Dashboard
    Project Dashboard
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Project Bidder Coverage Report
    Project Bidder Coverage Report
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report
    Detailed Trade Bidder Coverage Report
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Integrated Project Leads
    Integrated Project Leads
  • iSqFt for General Contractors - Integrated Prequalification Dashboard
    Integrated Prequalification Dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

38 Reviews of iSqFt for General Contractors

 

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Steve from Carpentry, Interior Design
Specialty: Home builder - production
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

This tool will pay for itself quickly

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Pros

We use this software to stay abrest of the construction projects in our area. It is a very effective tool to see plans and bid projects.

Cons

It costs, but the payback is worth it if you bid projects and need to see blue prints and plans for your work.

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Patrick from Floorco
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Decent option for organization of the bidding process.

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Pros

Isqft really helps to connect you to bidding opportunities and general contractors. It helps you keep track of what you are bidding and in what stage of the process the bid is in.

Cons

Wish they would update bid info sooner, although I understand that sometimes they are at the mercy of people sending them the information.

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Aaron from Derrick Building Solutions
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Working Well

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Overall we are very happy with ISqFt for our bidding and plan room. The people are great to work with and readily available for questions.

Pros

ISqFt streamlines our bid process which saves us time and gives us real time feedback on bidder activity. We also like having access to subcontractors in the ISqFt network. Their training and customer service is excellent!

Cons

We are also signed up to have access to bid opportunities that ISqFt lists on it's Bidding Jobs section. In many cases the jobs show up late and not in enough time to bid the project.

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Candice from Construction
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Easy App

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Pros

Just started using iSqFt. So far it has been easy to find the information needed for a project. All the contractors info is available. I like the set up. Easy to use

Cons

More difficult to learn my way around but once I took the tutorials it was easy! Communication board between gc's and subs might be nice.

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Tumal from Civil Solutions Assocaites.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Great tool but needs updating

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We've had a good run with this software, in terms of looking for jobs to bid. Most of the General Contractors in the area use this software hence we got involved.

Cons

It can really use an update in terms of the functionality, the look of the site and the ease to use. It's a great product and has an extensive database of contractors, but really needs an overhaul.

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Jeremy from Hardy Corporation
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

This program works really well.

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This product has given us the opportunity to bid on multiple jobs. Is a great product that opens up many opportunities.

Cons

Some of the files that we have received from this website we were unable to open. Other than that I have no complaints.

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Ben from NGC Group
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Good Product for the money

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Pros

I like the national contractor listing that allows for a database as we travel into new markets with our team.

Cons

It would be nice to incorporate a rating system for the subs to allow for better control on invites that may go out.

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Nate from Hanley Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Works Well

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I like that there is a large database you can choose from and it makes it easy to send out a project to bid to many different trades at once. It helps get a lot of reply's and makes it easier on you when bidding

Cons

One thing i dont like about isqft is how you cant sync contacts or you cant enter the database without creating a job or project.

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Manuel from Christman Company
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

iSqFt is old, outdated and unreliable.

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I think my cons remark pretty much says it all.

Pros

When if first came out 10 or 12 years ago it was very good. But now it is old, outdated and unreliable.

Cons

You gave full access to the subcontractors which made your system unreliable. Many of the subcontractors and suppliers went into the system and tagged themselves for every trade on the list instead of their specific trade. This made your system very unreliable at best for monitoring sub responses. And difficult and time consuming when selecting specific subs for each of the trades. Just as example, when you look up electrical subs you also have landscape subs, roofers, door suppliers, drywall subs, painter, plumbers, HVAC sub in the electrical category because you let subs tag themselves for all trades. Instead of sorting through 300 electrical subs I have to sort through 900 subs, most of them not electrical subs. Not sure if that was your intent but it is what has happened.

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Cliff from CBKinstallations LLC
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

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iSqFt is an awesome program to use. As long as the General Contractor uses it and you are on their bid list, you will see every bid they post.

 
 

Rachel from Aetos Construction, LLC
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Newbie

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We are fairly new at using takeoff software in general, but overall we found that isqft is basically easily to navigate. We do feel that the available jobs opportunities are limited with this software.

 
 

Gary from Dbk Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Good system if it fits your market well

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Nice system for finding jobs to bid on and reviewing specs/plans. The problem with our market (South Dakota) is they seem to be a little weak in our extremely rural market. If you try the demo and there seems to be a good fit for your market it would definitely be worth the price!

Pros

Good for having plans/specs on jobs advertised. Ease of use is good. Good support network.

Cons

seems to have less jobs in extremely rural areas. Pretty expensive if they don't have the number of jobs in your market.

Advice to Others

Try it and if it seems to have a good amount of jobs then definitely buy it!

 
 

Dani from The Hansen Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Not what it used to be

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I used iSqFt for a short while before their last major overhaul and it definitely needed to be updated, but they took out a lot of features that make it almost as difficult to work with. I rate software based on the number of clicks it takes me to get something done and the last update has actually added more clicks.

Customer Support often has their hands tied because the system "was designed to work that way."

Pros

A much easier platform to work with. It has an updated feel to it, but this is probably the only good thing about it. I can navigate fairly easily between tabs such as bidder's invite list and the details of the project.

I can see fairly easily who has received the invite and who didn't.

Cons

Since the update, I have to now add contacts such as the architect, engineer, general contractor, etc. for a project individually instead of pulling from the contacts list. Some projects have up to 10 different professionals between the architect, mechanical eng, electrical eng, structural eng, site, GC, owner, etc. We even have to enter our own information if we want to add the estimator to the list.

Second most frustrating part is the bidder's list. We don't usually invite all bidders so we have a condensed list that we pull from. The site has a main directory and then we can add contacts to our personal directory, but sometimes the actual person isn't the one that we deal with. We can't modify "our" contacts because everything is saved by the email address. If the bidder changes anything, we have to manually sync with our contact list. I believe before, all contacts were "our" contacts.

The bidder's invite process is also time-consuming because I have to click a button to expand the spec section and then click the bidders from that section. Then click the next spec section to expand the bidder's list and click the bidder's I want to invite. Clicking individual bidders has always been ok, but the extra step I have to take is opening each spec section rather than just a complete list of bidders. This can add up to 20-30 extra clicks when I'm sending out bid invites.

Finding bidders that aren't on our condensed list also takes a lot of work. I have to search for a bidder (maybe by company name, phone, email, etc.) and then select them to add to the bid list. That takes me back to the list of bidders I'm inviting. Each time I add someone, it always takes me back to the main list and I have re-open the search window again to find the next person, not on our condensed list. So the steps are to (1) open the search window (2) type in and search for the company I need (3) select them from the search results (4) add to the list at which point that search window closes. Start back at step (1) again if I have more than company to add. The alternative is to not select bidders from our condensed list, to begin with, but that list is vast and would take just as long, if not longer, to scan through when I'm adding a handful of bidders from one spec section.

One other thing I wish they would change was the home projects screen. It shows all active, inactive, and archived projects. I can uncheck the inactive/archived or check the bidding only projects, but it changes back to the default to show all projects every time I log in. I wish I could start each session with just the active bidding projects.

They also changed the way documents are saved. Once I upload drawings or specs, I have to manually edit each file with the page numbers. This is minor and I've noticed that most other companies don't even bother to specify the number of pages in each file or the page size. If you upload each spec section as a separate file, making this change (which involves in several clicks per edit) can be very time-to consume.

Advice to Others

I know a lot of companies use this, but there has to be a better option out there.

 
 

Melody from Ecker Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Love the database!

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Value for Money

Thanks to the database of subcontractors on iSqFt, we have seen a nice increase in a number of bids we received from subcontractors. It has allowed us to form great working relationships with new subs as well. Also, our account rep is always quick to help us with any questions we may have.

Pros

The database of subcontractors available

Cons

Nothing

Advice to Others

If you are looking to increase the subs you invite, resulting in more bids received per trade, iSqFt is the program to use.

 
 

Joshua from Black Canyon Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Review for iSqft for General Contractors

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iSqFt has been an evolving software which has made the bidding world just a bit easier and more organized. This software is extremely easy to use and very organized. Also if you are a fan of keeping all your documents in one centralized location, they also offer a project management add on.

Pros

Organization

Cons

Customization

 
 

Craig from CONANT CONSTRUCTION
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

iSqFt for General Contractors

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Program takes awhile to learn. But so does everything worth the time. Once applications are catered to your business, it will become easier.

Pros

Transfer and share files easily

Cons

Take a while to learn program

Advice to Others

Give it time to learn, it may end up being a great fit for your company.

 
 

Dave from Tropical Property Management
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Use of I sq ft.com

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Very good, Very informative. Lets me know the physical location instantly so I can decide to bid or not on a job.

Pros

It gives me the physical location within the headlines.

Cons

Numerous updates.

Advice to Others

Yes, it's worth your time to have isq ft.com

 
 

Diann from Navarro Painting
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Project Estimator

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Value for Money

Its very easy to use and we started getting more clients when we started using this system

Pros

Simply and the users are by the bunch to where there is always work to be done

Cons

Struggling to transfer docs to pint out by the batch

 
 

Thomas from Griffin Electric Down East LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Lots of Jobs

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This opened many doors for our company. We have gotten a few jobs that have established lasting relationships with customers we would have never been introduced to without the software.

 
 

Jerry from louis painting team
Specialty: Other specialty contractor

September 2016

September 2016

It gives me the ability to access plans and do a takeoff on my compute

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Likes Best

The software allows me to review jobs to determine whether or not i want to bid them. It makes it very easy to bid jobs right in my office and compiles all the measurements on spreadsheet for a comprehensive review of the job before i submit a bid.
The software is easy to use foe a person who is not computer literate, and the technical support is available within minutes of a phone call.

Likes Least

there is nothing I don't like about the company or the software

Recommendations

I am not very computer savvy, but the company does video training and gives me access to a tutorial on any aspect of the program, and will log into the program to help me understand something i cannot comprehend. I really like this program and it allows me to bid more jobs than i was able to before we purchased the software.

 
 
 
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Tammy from US Alert
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent

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ISQFT is an excellent investment if your company is bidding a lot of projects. You get a personal account manager who is always available to help you customize your software.

Pros

I love ISQFT! It makes doing takeoffs on projects simple and helps us win more bids on jobs. I love having all of the project information in one spot.

Cons

The only negative would be the cost for small businesses.

Review Source: Capterra
 

dan from ncm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

iSqFt

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Document sharing was easy

Pros

this was a good platform to use for sharing documents for construction projects

Cons

that not everyone uses this platform so if you are doing something here and someone doesn't have an account they need to sign up but that is the same with any platform

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brett from Hunt and Walsh
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

User-Friendly File-Sharing Platform!

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The best part of this program is the ease of use and the simplistic nature of how files are distributed from clients or to clients. The layout of the program is easy to understand for everyone and it is also very organized.

Cons

The only complaint that I would have on this software is that sometimes the program likes to log you out after only a few days of non-use. Otherwise this is a great platform.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Great software to streamline the bidding process

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This software is an easy effective way to bid projects. It's ability to communicate between subcontractors is fantastic.

Cons

We have only used this software a few times. We have had issues with the billing aspect with them. Other than that we have had no issues.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marty from Graybar Electric

March 2018

March 2018

Great way to find new business

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We use this program to find new jobs that are coming out and to look at plans for jobs that we're working on. It's easy to use. The search can be narrowed or expanded to get a wide variety of plans. They have a bunch of great information online to use.

Cons

ISQFT needs to promote themselves more, so we can get more projects to bid. I'm not sure their Risk Management assessment is the best either.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Waddle Exteriors

March 2018

March 2018

Nice tool to have to access bids

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Pros

We don't bid on a lot of jobs, but it is nice to have when we do. You can access the necessary documents to put your bid together.

Cons

The convenience of finding a job could be a little easier. I usually have to help coworkers find the job they're looking for, which shows it isn't as easy as you'd hope.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Daily user, find many solid leads

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There is an abundance of project leads with multiple companies. Both large and small general contractors are on the site.

Cons

It's open to a lot of bidders which leaves me blind to number of competition. Sometimes general contractors use the site just to get numbers for their bids.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Donnie from Hunzinger Construction
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

iSqFt is easy to navigate and manage with very little training.

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The easy to use layout of iSqFt is the best thing about it. All of our contacts are in iSqFt so that we can easily send out bid invitations, manage documents, and update the bid status for subcontractors.

Cons

For the most part, iSqFt is in a "data silo". They are starting to dabble in their integration with Procore but before that, there was nothing else that it would talk to.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikki from Overland Corporation

January 2017

January 2017

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Back when I used this software I really liked it. It was very easy to use and worked great for our needs.

Review Source: Capterra