Builder Information System

4 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 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) with 4 Editions, is the industry's advanced software standard for real-time construction accounting at a very affordable cost. BIS allows contractors to work smarter, not harder, with up to the minute job cost information. Manage every aspect of your business with BIS job costing, subcontract control, payroll, scheduling, etc. In today's tight market BIS can measure status and profitability instantly. Visit our website or request a personal online BIS demo.


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Builder Information System Features

  • 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

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!

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.

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.