A web-based multi-module management system designed by Buildertrend Solutions, Inc for construction companies.
Buildertrend is cutting-edge, cloud-based project management software. With more than 1 million users across the globe, they empower the construction industry with a better way to build.
The software helps construction professionals build more projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors, and increasing customer satisfaction. From Estimating, Scheduling, and Change Order features to Client Communication and Document Management tools, the feature set is here to streamline every aspect of the construction process.
As a partner in their customers’ successes, their team provides unmatched support, every step of the way. At Buildertrend, they believe in providing an all-in-one solution to solve real problems, deliver real results, and change the way the world builds.
Some features offered by Buildertrend include:
Buildertrend will take the headache out of managing bids and build an accurate estimate. Buildertrend will allow you to easily request, manage, and award bids in a simple way so you can increase margins.
Buildertrend tracks all of your changes and keeps team members, trades, and customers on the same page about any changes that take place.
With Buildertrend you will be able to collaborate with the clients on choices, eliminate selections errors, and keep the project cost summary current.
Buildertrend provides you with an easy to use daily log management tool that allows you to stay on top of the job on the Jobsite From Your Phone or Tablet.
Online Documents and Photos to Get the Team on the Same Page. Buildertrend gives you the ability to easily manage, share, and distribute important documents and photos to employees, trades, associates, and customers.
Lead Management to Ensure That the Leads Become Your Next Clients. Buildertrend allows you to capture, create, track and convert a lead to a new project.
On Demand Collaboration That Is Fast, Easy, and organized…the Way You Need It to Be. Whether you comment in the mobile app, or online, Buildertrend organizes everything for you by user/project/or activity…the way you need it.
Easy to Use and Powerful Scheduling Tool That Makes Your Life Easier. You won’t have to worry about missing another deadline. Buildertrend scheduling tools make it easy to manage one job or multiple jobs with preloaded templates and automatic notifications.
Purchase & Work Order Management Increases Efficiency and Reduces Costly Budget Errors. Buildertrend’s PO’s system will make it faster to develop work orders and you will receive quicker responses with electronic signatures to eliminate costly errors from Trades and Vendors.
Warranty Management That Increases Customer Satisfaction. Buildertrend will allow you to easily manage and improve the service and warranty process.
Buildertrend starts at $399 but provides the first two months at a discounted rate of $99.
It had everything we were looking for from start to finish. We were able to do estimates, project management throughout, tracking… it had kind of everything. It was kind of a whole package. Other software we looked into was just project management or just estimating. You almost had to get two systems and then every additional user cost more money. One payment with unlimited users is better. Support has been good so far. No complaints.
All-in-one (estimates, project management)
We’ve had some issues with ACH payment processing in recent months. Outside of that, it’s been helpful with managing different projects. We’ve been liking it’s ability to sync with QuickBooks. You can make check payments, enter invoices into Buildertrend and it will send it directly to QuickBooks. The cost codes in Buildertrend will match in QuickBooks.
Integration with QuickBooks
Troubles with ACH payment processing
It’s working pretty good. It’s price point in comparison to the big guys is unbeatable. A little wonky sometimes but overall I guess from a scale from 1 to 10 I think we’re at like a 7.5 for satisfaction. Support has been great. They’re really good about answering their calls and emails.
With Buildertrend we were unhappy with the recent price increase, especially as we find ourselves having to creste our own tools outside of the software to have our needs met. We do primarily remodeling work, with multiple projects running at once but the program did not allow us to set multiple tasks across the various sites. We have struggled overall with the scheduling features.
Scheduling and task managenent is poor.
Good program in many regards. But it’s a dated program, example, there is no “Global search bar” which is a basic standard for most programs. It does sync well with QBO but it’s very non-user friendly as far as making change orders as you can NOT email a change order, but must give a portal for the homeowner to view. It’s basic functions are strong, but it’s just behind the times for what they charge. The newest update they released was rather sudden, and has completely changed the interface. Not for the better I will add. The simple things they could’ve improved Such as global search bar was not in the “upgrade”, and also you cannot see the full view estimate worksheet, you must scroll around to sift information. Frankly, for $500.00/mo I will be leaving their platform. It does not seem they are headed in the right direction, and the part that is most frustrating is they take your feedback, but don’t expect much to happen anytime soon. I would spend money elsewhere.
Support is good
The entire platform basically. I thought it would be the silver bullet, I’ve had it for years, finally just as I’m getting good with it, they changed the entire interface on my. Not cool
We needed something that could manage projects remotely which is what Buildertrend allows us to do. Buildertrend has helped us on a day to day basis. It has helped us manage a project from a customer standpoint. We have everything in one spot so the customer can see schedules photos, updates, everything is accessible in one spot. They can also make payments for the project online.
On the back end, my project managers can see what is going on, sales has their own section to input everything. It’s really made it easy to bring everything into one system that anyone can access,
The proposal feature in Buildertrend is really nice. We used to lose proposals all the time when it was a pen and paper process. The customer can approve things right on the spot and it pings our workers so we know we have another job to handle. From a sales side, it transfers it right into production and into our daily logs and we can message customers and interact with builders as well. Payment is accepted right online so from beginning to end it has a nice workflow.
For custom homebuilders, I would say the program is great and give it a 4 to 5 stars. For us, as a telecommunications contractor, it has deficiencies and is not robust enough. We only have a small number of customers and but perform multiple jobs for them which BuilderTrend isn’t able to manage. I would give it 2 stars from our direct perspective.