About Smart Contractor

Smart Contractor is an integrated construction management solution for small and midsize construction companies. It includes applications for estimating, project management and scheduling, contact management, job costing, invoicing and more.

The solution offers on-premise, cloud-based and mobile access to users and is suited to companies doing residential and light commercial work that can include new, restoration or remodeling construction.

The enterprise-level applications in Smart Contractor offer document and project management features, that allow contractors to centrally store project designs, bills and related construction documents at one place. The estimating tools help to build project estimates, fetch data from National Construction Estimat...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

17 Reviews of Smart Contractor

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.38 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(9)

9

4 stars

(6)

6

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 17 results

November 2010

Nancy from Woodmark Construction

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

November 2010

Best Construction Software on the Market

For a small to medium sized construcition company this is the absolute best choice of software available. The program is simple to use, flexible and has a wide range of comprehensive reports. But the thing that makes this product stand out from the rest is the unsurpassed customer service. I have had many situations where I have contacted the members of the Smart Contractor team with questions or requests for enhancements to the program to meet special needs of our business and they have been incredible. They help me find ways to use the program more effectively and have even made several additions to the program to fulfill my requirements, imagine getting that kind of service from one of the box software companies (not likely). The team at SC is curteous, easy to reach and responsive to their customers needs, rare qualities in a company today. The product is perfect for our needs and knowing there is a knowledgable and responsive team behind it makes it a perfect choice.

Pros

This is by far the best construction software I have found. I tested at least 8 products ranging in price from $400 to $8,000 and Smart Contractor was the hands down winner. We run a general construction company with about 15 employees. I needed to track job costs and invoice customers as well as run reports for specific purposes like gathering workers comp information and vendor statement reconciliation. Although SC has the ability to be linked to Quickbooks, I am running it as a stand alone program and it is meeting all my needs. I did not want to use a double entry accounting software for job costing. I wanted the flexibility that SC allows by not requiring that everything flow through to general ledger accounts (although this is possible) SC is easy to use, intuitive, and has the absolute best customer service of any product I have ever used. It is simple to use yet provides all the information we need to evaluate job profitability and generate estimates and invoices.

Cons

Absolutely none. I only wish I had found it sooner as it has already helped us make management decisions from the information we have gathered using SC.

March 2010

Tyler from Western Mountain Homes

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2010

Good Luck in Finding a Better Solution

I have been really happy with my decision on purchasing Smart Contractor. I looked around and demoed (even bought) quite a few products and none had the power that SC does at even close to the price. Is more complexity better? no way. This program has all the flexibility and features my company needs while being pretty intuitive in using and operating. I won't outgrow it and have not even thought about even looking at another program because I got what I needed with SC.

Pros

Extremely Flexible set up and organization Powerful Integration of all related systems and has great coordination of each system Super easy to make changes, updates, change orders, etc Love how you can set up banking options and automatically produce a AIA draw request with one button Everything is based off of the estimate. This is the BEST way to organize the information as it all relates to the bottom line! Powerful reporting that gives a large number of options for printed forms which are very customer friendly. My clients think they look very professional and this makes me look better than the competition Integration with quickbooks. Quick and easy using a program most people already use or know Competitive Pricing

Cons

There are almost too many options in how you set up your estimate, all of which related to how to process and bill a job. The learning curve on how to set up your estimates so it is easy to track and bill takes a couple of jobs to get it to the level of detail you realistically want to track

July 2009

Daniel from Colvin Kitchen & Bath

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

July 2009

Smart Contractor is an awesome business management software.

Definitely I would recommend this software to other construction companies (just not in my area because I don't want the competition!)

Pros

Smart Contractor is an awesome business management software. The features of Smart Contractor are endless. The program's ability to manage a project has increased our companies volume by 30%. Smart Contractor has also limited my estimating mistakes by its ability to directly write the proposal from the job estimate. Smart Contractor also allows our company to monitor, adjust, and repetitively perform the same project time and again. It has allowed us the opportunity to break down jobs by phase and make appropriate adjustments price wise to control profits. Now we can see where we make money and more importantly, where we are not. Smart Contractor's flexibility is great. Everything in the program can be adjusted to fit your companies set-up. The support staff at Smart Contractor has been second to none!!! I've never had a problem go unsolved. Their willingness to take in feed back and better the program is amazing.

Cons

This program did not come with already established pricing catalogs -- that sounds like a disadvantage, but those catalogs are often not up to date.

November 2015

dave from Kopke Remodeling

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years


Ease-of-use

2.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

November 2015

Smart Contractor? Could be Smarter!

Pros

The support after the sale is second to none. This company genuinely cares to help me and my employees. They are patient with us.

Cons

The software lacks ease of use. They market it as easy to use, but in fact it is difficult to use. Sometimes they treat us as if we are suppose to know programming. Most of the time when we are stuck, they log in and do for us what we cannot do, rather than teach us to do it ourselves. They offer teaching for a price, but that is BS. If it is so easy to use, why do they have to charge us to teach us. Obviously it is not that easy if they are not willing to take the time to teach us for free. The scheduling portion is poorly designed, and difficult to use.

August 2011

Eric from Trailblazer Builders LLC

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

August 2011

Great program and even better support

I would recommend this software to any contractor. My company is very small, so the initial investment was not easy. But, it has paid for itself many times over because of the speed and accuracy I now have in preparing bids.

Pros

After trying and using other software, I new there had to be something better. I finally found it. Smart Contractor has all the features I need in my general contracting business. I almost enjoy estimating now. The program makes it easy to estimate and is extremely adaptable to any type of job. Once you enter an estimate, the program can automatically create purchase orders, proposals, contracts, integrate with quickbooks and more. The more I use it the more features I find I can use. The customer support is far better than I've experienced with any software company. I first downloaded the software on a Saturday. Within an hour Bill was on the phone and spent more than an hour to help me get up and running. When I've had some technical problems Dan has responded immediately. They have been very impressive.

Cons

None (except that it does not do the job for you)