Management Information Control Systems

Builder Information System


5 / 5
10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Our target markets are general contractors and subcontractors, anywhere from smaller contractors on up to large corporations.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,900.00/one-time
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    With 4 Editions, pricing can vary. Please call us
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Management Information Control Systems
  • www.bissoftware.com
  • Founded 1984
  • United States

About Builder Information System

Builder Information System (BIS) has 4 Editions & is said to be easy to learn real-time construction accounting software with a very affordable cost. BIS allows any size of contractor to work smarter, not harder, with up to the minute job cost information. Quickly & easily manage every aspect of your business with job costing, subcontract control, payroll, etc. In today's tight market BIS can measure status & profitability instantly. Visit our website or request a personal online BIS demo.


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Builder Information System Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Residential
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • General Ledger
  • Job Costing
  • Overrun Projections
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates

Builder Information System Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Designed for construction

Apr 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software was developed to track and control job costs, bill customers easily and efficiently, and it does a wonderful job of that. This is not an accounting package with a "job" package tacked on, which makes a huge difference.

Entering payroll and payables updates job costs at the point of entry so no duplication of effort. Payroll entry, for example, updates the employee ledger, tax reporting, workers compensation, job cost, pre-tax reporting and more.

The reporting is huge, with over 100 predesigned reports and the option to design custom reports as well.

Everyone who is doing data entry appreciates the ability to use the keyboard to navigate through the fields and forms instead of having to move between the keyboard and the mouse.

Cons: There is not much I don't really like about this software. I have a difficult time navigating through the customer report setup, but others at the company find it easy to use.

Overall: We are able to get more personnel involved in job progress by allowing them to view and print job reports. By using the password function, which can be tailored by user, this is a very safe way to get project managers more involved with less thumbing through the large paper job files.

Clements General Construction, Inc.

Jul 09, 2010
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It's easy to teach new users how to use the system. We find the reports easy to understand by the field people. The ability to export data to Excel and Word has been a huge time saver for us because of the Time and Materials work that we do. It gives the client a clean, easy set of reports with just the information that they need to see. I like that we can have up to nine entities set up in the system, if needed. It's helpful for small businesses to be able to emplement individual modules as needed and as they can afford them. The "real time" posting of job costs is great. The fact that when we enter accounts payable invoices and when we write the checks, those costs go immediately to the jobs allows our field personnel to see an up to the minute report the same day as the payroll is posted. Why you would send payroll out of house when this is so easy is beyond me! With BIS, we've got the information right now - not next week.

Cons: All accounting systems must have some drawbacks, but I've used others that are very cumbersome and convoluted to the point that reports are difficult to read. I don't like that you have to purchase a seperate module to do custom reports. We use the export feature to make customized reports.

Overall: I have recommeded this construction software for small to midsize contractors for many years because of the price, ease of use, and for the ability of the system to expand as a business grows. I have been using BIS since 1994 and have always emplemented all of the upgrades to the modules that we use. The upgrades always give us something that saves us time and therefore, saves us money/ We are long-time users that will probably continue to be BIS users for years to come.

Vendor Response

by Management Information Control Systems on July 22, 2010

Sharon and Clements Const. have always been a very easy and pleasant part of the BIS family of wonderfult customers to work with. The only reason we have a Report Writer module is that there are so many reports in the system that most don't need to create their own. So why buy something if it's not needed? We also have a Custom Report Writing service for those who wish to utilize it for lack of time or very specific needs. We are also in the process of developing Time and Materials into BIS, which we know will help Sharon and others that have the same needs.

James Garcia with CCSI review of Builder Information System

Mar 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The areas (tabs) which we use for our company are easily understandable and straightforward. This system has helped our company to access and log supplier invoices and keep them separate from other projects or general purchases. Payroll and paying taxes and all issues pertaining to payroll are simple. A curious individual like myself would click on various tabs and figure out how to use that info if necessary. there is really a lot of great help within this software.

Cons: There seem to be some areas of the software that are difficult or inaccessible, but that could be due to my full knowledge of the system. However the areas which I utilize for our business are easy and straightforward.

Overall: It has helped our company immensely to better track job costs. I am quite happy using this software.

organization

Mar 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is reliable and efficient. Everything a construction company need from AP, AR, Payroll, banking and of course all job related needs.

Cons: Need more worker's compensation audit information.

example: On the worker's comp. report it would be wonderful if the gross wages were broken into regular pay and overtime pay instead of total $ for both.

Overall: Love the way the software company handles payroll tax updates which seems to be unending anymore.

Vendor Response

by Management Information Control Systems on March 22, 2019

Hi Kim,

We have enjoyed having you for a customer since 1996 and as we discussed, I've sent you information with an option to purchase the Report Writer module or to take advantage of our Custom Programming service where we can create exactly what you're looking for. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

BIS Software

Mar 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The job costing module very user friendly and helps us keep track on a weekly basis of how a job is performing.

Cons: On job costing reports you are unable to get a specific state, like if you need just WA jobs or CA jobs.

Overall: We have been using BIS for maybe 30 years and it has grown with us. For our business it is a vital asset and I would highly recommend it!

Vendor Response

by Management Information Control Systems on March 22, 2019

Hi Jamie,
Thank you for your long time relationship with BIS. It's customers such as yourself that make it all worthwhile! Regarding your request to get a specific state on the Job Cost reports, that can be done using the Job Dashboard. When setting the ¿My Jobs¿ queries, one of the many options is that you can create a query to see one or more States if you want.

We have been using this software for over 25 years!

Mar 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The program is simple yet powerful. We can export our data to Excel or Word. We are able to job cost all of our projects and produce financial statements on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. We are able to consolidate multiple companies into a single financial statement as well.

Cons: We have no complaints. If any issues arise, technical support is quick to resolve them.

Overall: We have been using this program for over 25 years. MICS is constantly updating the program to keep current with the newest technologies. Builder Information System has been a great investment form day one.

Vendor Response

by Management Information Control Systems on March 22, 2019

Hi Ryan,

Thank you for being such a valued customer!

Excellent Product

Mar 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our company has been using BIS for over ten years. BIS records and processes accounting transactions in real time and the various modules are functional and simple for our accountants to use. We like the ease of updating and customization of reports and the ability for us to integrate with other systems. Their customer service team has been the best!

Cons: None. Software does the job and has become a great tool for our company.

Vendor Response

by Management Information Control Systems on April 08, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, you too are a joy to work with!

Good program for smaller company

Feb 19, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This is a software program for a small company. The vendor always returns phone calls quickly and are extremely pleasant and helpful. Their customer service is the best part of the program.

Cons: This seems to be a small software company. While their customer service is great, I find the program lacking some technology in areas. Paycheck stubs don't reveal all information like prevailing wage hours vs. regular rate hours. They say they are working on updates. Certified payroll reports need an affidavit page added. Multiple companies can't report information to each other leading to double data entry if you have a staffing company/subcontractors and another company doing the work.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a good program, but if you are doing a lot of AIA reporting or have multiple companies that need to report to each other, there might be better options out there.

Excellent Product. Beats all the others.

Feb 27, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's a great system. It has all-in-one realtime accounting, job costing, payroll, reporting, estimating, scheduling, document handling, etc. in one package.

Cons: There is nothing that I dislike about the product.

Recommendations to other buyers: My recommendation is run, don't walk to get it!

This accounting software is very user friendly.

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: A good product for the money.

Pros: You can edit invoices very easily. If you need to find the mistake it is easy to go back and figure it out.