Buildertrend

Buildertrend

4.5 / 5 947 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Custom Home Builders and Remodeling Firms.


Average Ratings

947 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Training: Unlimited
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Buildertrend
  • www.buildertrend.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About Buildertrend

Join over 500,000 users and manage your home building or remodeling company with Buildertrend's award winning construction management software. Online scheduling, change orders, document management, photos, customer selections, warranty, purchase orders, lead management, and more. Cloud based, users login from PCs, Laptops, iPads & Phones. Automatic notifications help builders manage their operations real-time, providing their subs, vendors, and customers with a better experience.


Buildertrend Features

  • Client Tracking
  • Contract Management
  • Forecasting
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Sales Management
  • Scheduling
  • Time Management

Buildertrend Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Builder Trend helps us keep our jobs together!

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Builder Trend is easy to use. They have done a good job of continuing to fix pain points and add new features. The Payments work well for many customers.

Cons: This is a minor thing, but i wish for the ability to have the contractor and the customer sign Proposals.

Great for Builders

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: It is a great management tool, very practical and easy to use. It only lacks a robust scheduling tool.

Pros: Reliable and Fast. You can concentrate on each job, no more loosing time finding emails or pictures of the job. You make each team member accountable.

Cons: Poor scheduling. I used Primavera in the past and mainly scheduling, so it was the most important aspect for me in my experience. Buildertrend's features are a trade off, you can't be so detailed in controlling "time" but you control so many more aspects of the job I never imagined.

Good

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that the clients can see what we are expecting to happen each day. I think it is great that we can set up a profile for them. It limits confusion in regard to what we have said and what we are saying now. Change orders being posted on there has really helped us track pricing and monies.

Cons: The whole system just tends to feel a little clunky. Moving dates on the calendar and adding resources, it is not always intuitive and that can sometimes make things more difficult than they need to be.

BuilderTrend

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has a great local purchase orders, delivery management and inventory lead level management, Easy to setup and work with.

Cons: I do not like that it doesn't have a spares and consumable inventory management system. It would be great if they also included an equipment management section.

Great value PM software

May 04, 2018
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: You get everything you need to manage a construction project in one package. The clients can use your software too.

Cons: Not sure there is anything negative I can think of now, we did spend a bit of time to learn the software.

Quite an useful software to track budget for construction projects

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 1. Set up of cost codes which helps to align POs and track estimations and budget 2. Reasonable price

Cons: 1. Purchase Order functionality linkages to the construction activities 2. Day to day tracking of Project schedule for percentage completion

A life saver for our business

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has every feature you will ever need for a construction business large or small. The estimates are easy to create and everything is kept right in the system with no need for messy paperwork.

Cons: It costs a small fortune. I understand why they charge so much, as they are always right there to help when you need it, but for a small business like ours it is a great expense.

Overall: Ease of use, very intuitive, functionality, everything we need in one system.

I have made several great contacts at Buildertrend. It's a great company with even better people.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software designers at Buildertrend know what they're doing. The mobile app makes it easy to access anywhere. Omaha has a lot of quality data / app folks and it comes into play nicely with companies like Buildertrend.

Cons: Sales people can be too aggressive and it can be difficult to get the customer support you need in a super timely manner.

Strictly on the project management side things are good (daily reports, calendar, to dos, bidding).

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program really helps me stay on top of tasks and everyone else's tasks as well. It helps me meet deadlines and track everything.

Cons: The only thing that interferes with my working on Builder Trend is when Builder Trend is working on the actual site. Sometimes it runs slow or the site drops. This does not happen for long periods of time but would be nice if Builder Trend could do this after most business hours.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 23, 2018

Hi Clarke, thanks so much for the feedback! We're so sorry for any inconvenience that our updates on the site has caused you. If this happens again, be sure to reach out to us so our team is aware and can help you out! Thanks again.

Really Cool Software

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: I would recommend this to the younger generation of contractors. For me, this was almost overwhelming to try and learn and enter all the information.

Pros: On top of the CRM portion of the program, you can allow customers to see certain things like schedules and photos so they are in the look without you having to take the time to update them. It even integrates Lien Waivers into the program which I have not seen in any of the other programs I use.

Cons: With the massive amount of features the program has, the learning curve is a bit steep for me. I used it for a short time and then went back to my old ways. I am more of a pen and paper type of contractor but for the younger folks, this is a great tool.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 23, 2018

Emerson - thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! We have a ton of resources that could help you really learn our software. We also host Buildertrend University, which is a conference at our headquarters to learn more about our software in person and maximize your usage. You can find more information at www.buildertrendu.com. I will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to you about all of the resources we have in place!

Great for small builders!

Apr 12, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very easy to use.

Pros: Buildertrend is super easy to use and very client-friendly. It is also convenient and integrates with a variety of other software, like estimating software and accounting software.

Cons: Although Buildertrend has lots of features, it isn't geared toward builders that do more than roughly 60 homes per year. It gets tedious when accounting software isn't already part of the production software. It also doesn't have a portal for vendors to update their own pricing, which would be really nice. Overall good, but only if you don't do THAT many jobs in a year... it's not quite comprehensive enough for that.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 23, 2018

Beth - thank you for your feedback! I would like to get our product team in touch to show you some features we have to streamline your processes as a high volume builder. We want to hear your ideas on updates as well!

Very comprehensive business tool

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Can track multiple projects, can run credit cards right from the online platform, can send emails to customers and installers and employees

Cons: The only con I would say is that there is no visual job board to follow along the jobs in progress like job nimbus has

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 23, 2018

Hi Ashley, thank you for taking the time to give us some great feedback! As for the visual job board, I will pass that suggestion along to our product team.

Makes Project Management Easy!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This programme is really easy to use and helped me to stay on top of my tasks as well as my teams tasks. Meeting deadlines has never been easier.

Cons: for this to work well your entire workforce needs to use it. we had some that loved it and some that didn't buy into it so it didn't work very well until it became mandatory. The estimating side did did change a long time ago which made my job harder and in the end made us leave the system for something more simple.

Home customization

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: All in all a good piece of software for building.

Pros: Buildertrend gives your clients a easy to use portal for selecting options on new homes. They also helped us to save money on builders risk insurance.

Cons: The pay online service can a be a little cumbersome to setup and use. Ended up not using the pay online feature.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 10, 2018

Josef - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with some feedback! We're so happy to hear our partnership with SilverStone Group is saving you money on builder¿s risk insurance.

Buildertrend Highlights

Apr 04, 2018
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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Comments: Our clients love that they can see the progress of there home being built and where the funding going.

Pros: 1. easy to update pictures/messages 2. able to track budgeting with no problems. 3. Client friendly

Cons: 1. Have not ran into any problems yet. clients that are none computer friendly work well on keep track.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Elisa - Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We're happy to hear everything is going well.

Capterra-loader

Keeping track of bids, updates public fees and uploading images allows a wide range of features

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can forward bids, images, schedules, work flow updates and so much more to unlimited people. Very nice that I can send, for example, engineer field change notes as well as images and receive back the corrected information

Cons: Although not critical it would be nice to add a category or feature for OPTIONS. Not only in the bid area but in the construction schedule

Overall: two or three months into a job I can easily go back to a date and pull up that days information

Useful software for contractors & architects

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It's useful to have one place for everyone involved to find everything related to a project. It streamlines the process.

Cons: The software interface can be cluttered and outdated and it can take a bit of time to find what you need.

Love it

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall very good software to hse

Pros: For a company that has many projects on the go, this software can really benefit them. It has all the tools needed displayed on dashboard.

Cons: You will need to get trained properly on this software cause knowing how to do certain things can be a little tricky.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Hi Ebtisam - We truly appreciate the positive feedback! And we understand parts of the program can be tricky but that's why we're happy to offer unlimited training and support! Thanks again.

Buildertrend is a great application for tracking jobs, billing and plans in one place

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The application is extremely user friendly ans doesn't take much to learn your way around the system. Simple to learn and great tool when dealing with investors or clients who focus on every detail to get a project completed

Cons: There is really not much to dislike about this application really. Sometimes it takes a while to load the information but that could be due to network traffic. Only thing that bothers me is that it requires a signature to accept a PO

Overall: great project management

Great product

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you are starting this software can be a good start, and Buildertrend is very easy to work with, very customizable and contains a lot of options.

Cons: I do not have much things that i could complain about it, but the price could be a little lower compared to other programs.

Software focused on home build/renovation tracking/updates

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Not going to lie, the software was a bit frustrating and there wasn't a lot to celebrate. Think the greatest "Pros" were on the ability to gain insights to job statuses quickly.

Cons: Suffers from a cluttered interface. The paradox of choice. Too many options/inputs/menus is not only bad design, it's hard to navigate. I found myself searching several locations for the same information.

Good all-around solution for builders

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how customizable Buildertrend is and how all inclusive it is. It truly is a one stop shop for all a person's project management needs.

Cons: The schedule is a little difficult to use. It's organized alphabetically when viewing a day instead or task driven. It needs to let you prioritize it by what needs to be completed first then next.

It¿s new so we¿re just getting used to it.

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service aspect is probably its best asset. The layout is well thought out and for what we are currently using it for it¿s great.

Cons: It¿s overwhelming. May have crammed too much in. Going to need to utilize the unlimited customer service. In order to truly use it for all it is it comes with a price tag that¿s unreasonable.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Hi Steve -Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback! Please take advantage of our Unlimited Customer Service whenever you need, as any of our Customer Success Managers would be happy to help you.

Great software if you are considering a remodel or new build

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We used this during the construction of our home and I don't know how we could have done it without it.

Cons: The product is kind of pricey compared to other programs but it outperforms them so it is a good tradeoff.

Builder Trend is very user friendly.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would recommend this product.

Pros: It is very intuitive to use and customers can get on and see their schedules and know what options they need to select at what time.

Cons: Printing the schedule as a Gantt chart doesn't seem to print very well, It prints either too small to read or so big that it is over 50 pages....Maybe there is a fix but I haven't been able to get it to work.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Hi Eric - We truly appreciate your feedback! I will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to you to chat about printing the Gantt Chart so we can get that sorted out for you.

Moving to BuilderTrend was a smart choice.

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Migrating to BuilderTrend was seamless and painless. It allowed us to streamline processes, saving time and money.

Pros: Ease of use, contains features specific to the building/construction industry, excellent tech support.

Cons: Reporting features are limited, however, their development team is currently working on expanding the reporting options.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Niki - Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We really appreciate it.

Helps more than you believe for the construction industry making things simpler.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great software/app that alot of my customers use to run thier construction business that helps make myself do business with them without having to ask or get the information sent to me when its all there on the site after the have uploaded it. Great way to simplify the billing and change order process from start to finish not to mention all the other things it can do for you

Overall: I use the app to do business with my customers who sign up for it and I am always invited to set up my end to take care of my customers when they sign on to do business with me on residential and commercial projects.

Overall a positive experience with BuilderTrend on hosting our construction website.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of use in the content side of the website when it comes to updating the site with new pictures and media.

Cons: The "theme" or layout of the website could be a bit more modern, seems outdated compared to other websites. Would like to have themes that fit more with the times.

Overall: It is one of the main things that people see when they see us on our website online and it is a benefit to have BuilderTrend websites.

Buildertrend has made our operations more streamlined and efficient

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I really like the product, I would like to see more integrations with vendors and within like the calendars, warranties, etc.

Pros: The plethora of options - Almost the entire business and workflow can be done within the system. There is more than we even use.

Cons: The integrations with google calendar are poor. I have had to pay for a further integration. Finding parts of the job is really difficult. You have to look in multiple places or enter information in more than one place for the same job - i.e. the calendar is not synced with the job information. The proposal doesn't show up in the job information after its sold you have to go back to the lead.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Hillary - Thanks for the feedback! Some good ideas here. We will have our product team reach out and discuss. Thanks again!

It is very handy to use when out on a job site.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very handy to use when out on a job site. It is easy to reference back to important documents, communicate with co-workers, and clients. Storage of photos and documents that I can access easily on my phone, anywhere.

Cons: The estimating component changed and it is more difficult for us to build out budgets than it used to be.
when Builder Trend is working on the actual site. Sometimes it runs slow or the site drops.

Excellent builder management software

Feb 08, 2018
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: Feature rich Mobile app is packed with almost 100% usability compared to the website Good customer support

Cons: Not a lot of customization with the system but I think that is changing. Notifications seemed to be hit and miss.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Joseph - We will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out and show you the customization options and how to setup your notifications the way you want. Talk soon!

Good product and great value for its price

Feb 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Keeps tabs on the progress of all projects also tracks insurance certificates and expiration. provides great ease on bidding process and compares all bids on one platform.

Cons: Intigration with quickbooks is poor, does not intergrate estimates. also does not have a tab to record meeting minutes. as a commercial contractor we would also need AIA billing which is not provided by Buidertrend

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Kalmish - Thanks for the feedback. Your coach will reach out to show you how you can do your Meeting Minutes in Daily Logs and get your feedback on new features you are looking for. Thanks for posting.

Three months into first use.

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Overall very good program. I am happy with most of the features and options available, would like to see a few more features integrated that I'm sure are yet to come.

Pros: Just recently began using buildertrend, I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of features that are available. It works very well for our company. I am able to follow different departments of the company and how they interact with the customer.

Cons: Seamlessly switching between customers takes some time, as well as switching between tabs for the same customer. I would like a few more features in the ability to highlight customers based on certain criteria (ie. highlight customers who have not been contacted within the last week/month/period of time). I went through a struggle pulling customer information to a different program that did allow me to highlight customers based on different criteria.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Brian - Glad it is working well for your company. We will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to make sure we are understanding your needs with highlighting customers based on certain criteria. Appreciate your business!

Best UI available

Feb 01, 2018
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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Comments: Love the updates and the mobile functionality

Pros: Communicates well with our clients, easy to understand and the depths of what tools are available always amaze us

Cons: Slow on Safari. Also sometimes there are too many different ways to do one thing it gets overwhelming

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Tyson - Appreciate the positive feedback. Let's get a call setup with your Coach to talk through some workflows to improve day to day use. We will be in touch.

Lifesaving software!

Jan 24, 2018
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 way that this software is set up makes it easy to keep everything in one place, and organized at the same time. This software is also pretty well priced compared to other similar types I've tried. The constant updates let me know this system is only getting better.

Overall: I was able to train everyone on this software fairly quickly. They all enjoyed all of the features I've shown them, and we're all finding new ones each day that are helpful. Our business focuses on customers and their experience, and this was the best software we could find to help execute that.

Great Software!

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Invitations to bid are easy to see and organize either by client name, project, time to complete. Simple process to add a bid or RFI. Can even bid the number of days project will take to complete.

Cons: Once you have been awarded a project, seeing the Purchase Order is easy. Actually viewing the Purchase Order is a different story. More steps than it seems would be needed, to even view a PO you must download the file, give it a unique name then you can open it.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Jason - Good feedback. Our product team will get in touch to talk through some more of your ideas. Talk to you soon!

I highly recomend this software

Jan 18, 2018
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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Comments: This is a good product, It takes time to learn, you have to invest time and use the software as often as possible. It is more information than what we need, but good for all size companies.

Pros: This software helps us get and stay organized with all onsite activities. Helps us in estimating and helps us with Change orders

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Thank you Byron - Positive feedback never gets old to hear!

Excellent experience. Easy to learn and very functional

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would recommend this product to anyone looking for construction management software.

Pros: Very easy to use and can keep track of multiple jobs very effectively. Contractor management superb.

Cons: The facility to have location based project management (like Vico does) along side the function based

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Anthony - Thanks you for recommending us to everyone! Let's chat more about your ideas. Our team will reach out.

Chief HR Organizational Strategy

Jan 18, 2018
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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Comments: It came down between this and ProCore. ProCore was way over priced and Buildertrend was the perfect blend. Would like if the CRM function would have been a bit more robust than we had originally anticipated.

Pros: customer service and user interface. Not a straghtforward jump right in experience. There was countless calls needed with Buildertrend and the Buildertrend fols seem to shoot from the hip based on what the client is calling about. So then we have two people who don't know what they dont know trying to feel their way around.

Cons: Not straightforward. Requires a lot of conference calls with Buildertrend Customer service. Would have liked it if there was more of an Apple/Mac like experience where there is no need for a customer service or manual to determine how to use the product. Buildertrend is the closest to user friendly than the others we tested.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Chris - Our Customer Success Team will be in touch soon to make sure we are doing everything on our end to continue to provide great service.

A great construction package

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall a great construction management package that is actively being updated and improved.

Pros: Buildertrend has a clean interface that provide a lot of information. There are many 'module' that enable a plethora of data to input.

Cons: Interface design feels outdated There is no support for other languages other than English so it is very restrictive for us as we would have preferred to enter data in Greek

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Yiannis - Appreciate the positive feedback. Buildertrend is all over the world - supporting other languages is a good idea. I will have our Product Team reach out to talk with you about this. Thanks!

Very easy to learn with great support.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's user friendly, customizable with lots of great options. The online support and customer serviceis excellent too.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on January 19, 2018

Thank you, Brandy! Our Buildertrend Coaches are the best. Please continue to reach out anytime to take advantage of the unlimited training and support!

Plenty of tool to utilize

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The best part about Buildertrend has to be the customer portal it creates. This allows you to easily keep your clients involved in the entire construction process.

Cons: While the many tools available is great, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. There is a little bit of a learning curve towards being able to fully utilize the software.

Great Product for Home Renovation Contractors

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: Keep up the good work!

Pros: Covers multiple areas from Lead management, CRM, Project Management and Planning, Scheduling and Financials

Cons: Its a vast system and the only support is online or via telephone. IF they had a CD or a book it would really be beneficial for training people. I strongly recommend having a tutorial booklet or CD. Also they should be able to customise training for each user in the organisation

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Sandeep -Those are some great suggestions for continuing support. We have a very robust Video Training Section you will find inside the Buildertrend application. I will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to show you where you can find it!

Great app for custom home builder

Jan 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability for the owner to see the home under construction. Daily logs, photos, schedule, once their loaded, you can oversee many more jobs. Our office can upload change orders and tag a Superintendent, a Superintendent can take a request on site, price, and an owner can execute a change order on site, a freebie confirming a verbal request or a extra. The office can order advance items by watching progress, speeding up build times. We upload all plans, shop drawings, permitting info, making the Superintendent much less reliant on sales/design/office explanations. Easy for owners to communicate questions, requests, and payments. We bought it for the owner interface and scheduling interface, and found it useful for so much more, Lead management, warranty, and mobility.

Cons: For it to be functional the entire team needs to utilize it. We had a few that didn¿t buy in, some were relying on it but not others, and that can be a headache. The schedule is harder than I would like for Superintendent to make changes. Large changes, should be done from the office on a desktop.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on April 06, 2018

Adam - We really appreciate the positive feedback. I will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to you to talk about any additional training and the scheduling feature!

Great product and even better customer support

Jan 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I had the pleasure of working with Anthony M. to onboard the BuilderTrend tool and incorporate it into our business. It is a process that is ongoing, but largely due to Anthony's efforts, our management team has made the determination to integrate this powerful tool into all facets of our construction management process in 2018.

Pros: The sleek look, expansive offering with integrated capabilities, landing page that will help showcase our website, and a high quality customer support system.

Cons: The inability to link a project with AIA documents which we utilize as part of the requsition process on our commercial jobs.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

John - Thank you! And you are correct, Anthony is amazing! We really appreciate your positive feedback. Our team works hard each day to keep Buildertrend's feature set leading the industry. We will have our product team look into your suggestion. We will be in touch!

The first software I tried

Dec 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would like to have it with only my brand, even if they had a separate fee for that option, it would be easy enough to do a white label platform,

Pros: Features on the app compared to others that I looked at, much more flexible and the purpose is to be mobile!

Cons: Everything have ¿Buildertrend ¿ on it, I would like my customers to see only my company name! It would bring a lot more value to me!

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Michael - we will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to make sure you are taking advantage of all our customization and branding options. We do offer a custom logo/color scheme branding, along with marketing videos and a login box for your website at no additional fee. We appreciate all of the feedback, we will be in touch!

Freed my time - increased my capacity four-fold.

Dec 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: BT is so powerful... Instead of trying to bend the software to work for my business - I bent my business practices to work within the software structure.

Pros: easy to use 95% of what i need for my business intelligence I like how the software organizes it's major components into Sales/PM/Communications/Financial : beautiful

Cons: I would suggest they add additional tutorial videos to help us contractors with understanding not just how to use their software, but a bit of education on the task itself. ie; I may not know what an RFI is and when to use this feature in the program. And for me personally - some of the financial features were over my head. A quick explanation of terms, etc. would be helpful.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Damon - that's a great idea. We will have our Educational Coordinator reach out to hear more about your ideas. We appreciate your suggestion and positive feedback!

High tech features and amazing support.

Dec 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Amazing support - they will go above and beyond and even do your data entry for you - unheard of! The high tech integration and features are excellent - mobile app, allows all users to edit and upload photos. The scheduling features are super smart - it automatically adjust all future items if a current item is delayed, and it also keeps you from double booking vendors when you have multiple projects going on.

Cons: It is so fully featured that it's going to take some time for us to fully utilize every feature. Also, it is really designed for GCs and big construction companies who do estimates and have end user clients. We do fix and flips so it will also take some time for us to figure out the workflows for our unique business.

Great App for homebuilding contractors

Dec 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This product was very simple and easy to use. The customer support was great. The cost was very reasonable when compared to other products.

Cons: I needed a few more features geared towards larger projects and more collaborators. I will be watching of other products from this company.

Just starting to use it but seems very good

Dec 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Excellent product, excellent support, I can really see this product more than paying for itself. Time will tell!

Pros: I can organise all my projects on the one piece of software and I can communicate with the Client, my staff and architect without having to do it 3 times. By setting up the programme of works through the calender, I can set reminders and plan when things need to be organised before I need them, resulting in less delays and more clarity for everyone.

Cons: I think the subcontractor/supplier interaction is clunky. Also Id like to set up material list templates for each element of a build but this function is not available.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Ciaran - Appreciate the positive feedback, love to hear you are getting your ROI on Buildertrend! We'll give you a call to discuss sub/supplier interaction and your material list idea, as we have some good solutions for you on that. Thanks again!

Buildertrend helped us retain a client and an $80,000 project

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is a one stop shop construction project management. It has streamlined our financials, communication, and organization. This software allows us to be and appear much more professional and allows customers peace of mind as they are able to see their entire project in one place. It's like hiring three assistants for a fraction of the cost. Their customer service is some of the best I have ever experienced!

Cons: The biggest negative for us is that the app cannot function off line which really limits our ability to use Buildertrend to its full capability.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Daniel - Great to hear! Love that you are getting a big ROI on Buildertrend. Your Buildertrend Coach will reach out to hear more about the specific functionality you would like with the app in an offline situation. Thanks for the feedback!

Buildertrend

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I love Buildertrend. I love that it is an all in one management tool for a construction business. I am better able to handle multiple jobs and be on schedule with is worth the price for sure. Not sure how well it would work with a larger company. For small companies, however, it is perfect.

Pros: This product has helped me out tons! It has the capability of managing basically all of my project needs. I love the interface, I love how it is set up and love the managerial tools it gives me.

Vendor Response

by Buildertrend on February 09, 2018

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, Todd! We love to hear how well it's working for your business.

Great for Builders with long time frame jobs. Not good for subcontractors with lots of quick turnaround jobs.

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: GC's that are customer oriented should seriously consider.

Pros: Love the Daily Log and all the Mobile Application. Mobile is extremely powerful. We use it to record the weather as well since our work is temperature and humidity sensitive it is great to have this automatically popular as a matter of record. The Voice to text is great as well. We load our projects u with daily progress pictures and often refer back to them.

Cons: Pricing is perfect for Builders. The time frame allows you to bury the cost in the job. HOWEVER, if your a subcontractor it can very pricey if your projects are short duration. if you profit for installing carpet is 1000. You will eat up your profit with the monthly fee per project.

Amazing Software and Team!!

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and amazing functionality!! Taylor Henne is an amazing help when it comes to getting everything set up. The whole team over there is extremely knowledgable about all the features of the software.

BuilderTrend

Nov 16, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good choice for owners rep or CM on small to medium jobs

Pros: Easy to start up with no fees or contracts. unlimited users is a plus. cost effective for the price.

Cons: lacks solid financial module with AIA support. Needs a better interface to give permissions after invites are made.

The answer . . .

Nov 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: the customer rep has been an excellent coach, and if the rest of the Buildertrend coaches are as helpful and patient (as I¿m sure they are) you¿ll be in great hands.

Pros: A central hub for everything related to our projects. Eliminates double entry. Very intuitive, if you give it a chance.

Cons: I didn¿t find it sooner! Ideal for all types of projects, but maybe if there was an option for that one or two day project (without using up a job space). Maybe a project that¿s below a certain budget only counts as a 1/4 job? This may not make sense to a first time user, but the excellent customer service/tech guys may get where i¿m coming from.

Amazed

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I am testing the software on one of my projects now so my rating is still green but so far the software has been great minus the cons

Pros: Everything you need to manage and track a project all in one place. User friendly Easy to learn Great customer service

Cons: Photos added under files can not be transferred to a to-do without downloading the file on your device then redownloading onto Buildertrend under to-do. Needs mass clock ins for the foreman to clock multiple ppl in at once. The schedule is organized alphabetically when viewing a day. It should not be setup that way. It needs to let you prioritize it by what needs to be completed first then next. It would be better from a visual stand point.

Great product for construction Managment

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Great UI -Awesome tracking for projects -Scheduling works very well -PO system has potential with enough effort put in

Cons: -Little custom reporting capability -Quick books interaction can be spotty -Could use some work in the selections interface

A Well-Rounded Management Application for Construction

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Everything. This is one of the best thought-out application specifically for construction companies. It includes everything from tracking costs per job, creating approval reports of change orders, has its own client login for them to view all documents related to their project to what the construction company wants to share.

Cons: There were a couple snags with being able to share documents with ease and allowing easier access for the clients to review their files.

Overall: We've used this on one of our projects to test out the program and keep the client better up-to-date on the project. It only works as well as the user. The benefit is lost if the client doesn't care enough to login to review their files and documents. Luckily, the site supervisor was able to remotely access the documents needing approval to have them manually approved on-site.

Very intricate and customizable but not as useful as they would make you think

Oct 25, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: I like how customizable builder trend is and how all inclusive it is. It truly is a one stop shop for all a person's project management needs.

Cons: Buildertrend advertises itself as a software where a person only has to input data once and it populates throughout. This is NOT the case. Also because it is so customizable it can be very difficult to navigate and use. It can be very hard to try to understand how the software developers intended information to be input into the program.

As a small builder I use Buildertrend for about 6 months now. It's a good software but too many issues.

Oct 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and good support. It's a good tool to give your costumers confidence and better service

Cons: I couldn't find a way to incorporate my proposal or to build a proposal template. Change orders will not integrate sale taxes There is no way to make a negative change order. You can't make any credit to your customer... I found the schedule not so easy to use but I'm having a phone meeting next week to learn more.

Wonderful Product Amazing Support

Oct 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Since we started using Buildertrend we have taken control of our business like we had not had previously. It is an amazing resource to keep all client info in one place, and the amount of time it saves daily is invaluable. There was an initial learning curve but we were assigned our Client Service Manager and he held my hand through it all. We started out with weekly, sometimes twice a week, meetings until I was up and running. Now I reach out to Anthony regularly with any questions that may come up. The system has been a lifesaver so far, and we are only utilizing a small percentage of it. Once I master one aspect I take on another and with each new function I am so thrilled. It if wasn't for Anthony, and the client support team, I would have been lost. To many times people are sold a product and once purchased, the customer support goes by the wayside, not with Buildertrend.

Cons: There were some issues with the functionality that did not fit with our business model. I expressed this to the support staff and he took my concerns to his developers to work on adding these items in the future. Primarily having the costs feed directly into the owner invoices. The system is set up for flat rate jobs but Anthony and I were able to come up with a work-around in the meantime.

Great on the go software for Construction Professionals

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: I would just like to add this is a brilliant and excellent way of doing things for the new generation professionals

Pros: What i love about the software is its ease of use, and ability to be accessed from multiple mobile devices (Android & IOS Tablet, Mobile phone, Windows PC) making communicating easier, simpler and on the go. This means not to worry about traveling multiple locations just to share project updates, photos and information with team. Just upload on the software and make it available for everyone to see. It not just a Electronic document storage platform, it has got scheduling features for project managers, and an email system to send and receive instant updates One of the best and versatile construction project management CPM software, I have come across.

Cons: I think the only con about this product is its price. Turns out to be a bit costly investment if the business does not have multiple large projects running throughout the year.

Initial views of the product based on their videos have been favorable

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: We are just about to dive into the program to see what it really can do.

Pros: Easy to use for both the field and the office. Different buttons for the different parts of the program make it easy to navigate.

Cons: The software coaches may not be familiar with the estimating program that we have used for a long time

Can be made to fit different business models

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Very good program with excellent support. Portions of the program can be used or not to fit your business model. Configurable to a point and support will find out what can or can't be done if there is a question. Did I mention excellent customer support?

Pros: Customer support is top notch. Call or email and you have an answer. Configurable to fit most business models. Easy to use on mobile devices

Cons: There are a few things I'd like to be able to configure further. No accommodations for sales tax, only a workaround.

Builder Trend makes it easy to keep job details accessible!

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We can keep job details available for on site technicians. The details can also be made available to the homeowner and also subcontractors. Change order management is so much easier with the ability to submit and have the customer approve and pay for Change Orders. No more running papers around!

Cons: There are very few things not to like. So few I can't think of any at the moment. With any piece of software there are things not yet thought of and Builder Trend does continue to develop new features all the time.

Amazingly conforming to our needs!

Sep 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We rate this software with high marks. We have a large audience of contractors we coaching on a weekly basis. We are going to promote this software wherever we can! We are totally all about Builder Trend..

Pros: Amazingly conforming to our needs! We simply ask the team to create what we need and the team just makes it happen! Best software by far!

Cons: At this point, there are no issues. We are confident that the team at Builder Trend can handle anything we throw their way.

Great Software AND Support

Sep 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: All software programs require a learning curve. Buildertrend is extremely user-friendly. In addition, the support team is exemplary! They often go above and beyond when posed with a question as to how to handle an item. In particular, I just had a call with Anthony and it was amazing at how tuned in he was and how willing he was to "dig deep" to solve my issue. In the time I have used this system (close to 2 years), I have had only positive experiences!

Pros: I love that Buildertrend allows me to keep all information pertaining to a particular job in one place. In addition, here are just a few of the items I take full advantage of: 1. Change Orders 2. Selection Approval 3. Messaging 4. Payments 5. Documents related to job (quotes, orders, etc.) 6. Calendar 7. Lead Management 8. Lead Activities 9. To Do (especially the checklists!) The list could go on and on and on.

Cons: I write lots of notes in the To Do checklists. Sometimes I run out of room. There IS a workaround so this is not a dealbreaker. Not too many cons. It's all positive!

Builders and manufacturing

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Overall great customer support. Our team manufactures ships and errects projects from Alaska to California and everyone can use this product at ease.

Pros: The use and ease of intigration of many platforms into one. Customer service is great a phone call text or email and they respond right away

Cons: Printing of calendar can be better.they could add a calendar option to run workers time off and national holidays so you don't have to add another job.

Makes the process so much easier

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how organized everyone on the project is while using this software. It just makes sense. I don't know how contractors kept everything straight prior to Buildertrend.

Cons: As a consumer I can't think of anything negative about this. The cost is the only negative I can think of, but it's well worth it.

A fantastic program with an astronomical price

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: If you're a HUGE company this program makes sense, for a small business though...the price is just too high.

Pros: Truly an all-in-one construction management software. Almost everything you could possibly need you will find.

Cons: No way to sync phone contacts to the program. No way to track mileage. WAY overpriced.

Strictly on the project management side things are good (daily reports, calendar, to dos, bidding).

Sep 12, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There are additional comments on the forum and with Derek (from a several months ago). The pain points we were trying to resolve were not resolved with BT. One pain point was dealing with project management. Sharing plans, having daily reports, seeing who is on the job, the calendar, having budgets in an easy, central place, etc. Those were addressed. We were also wanting a program to manage POs /contracts from PO to final payment -dealing with lien releases (all of them, progress, unconditional, final). Allowing for subs to progress bill and deal with change orders and retention. This was not better, in fact we are double entering data and having to extract to DocuSign to get what we need completed.

Pros: Project management. daily reports, calendar, to dos, bidding, having a budget, documents, mobile app, templates

Cons: all things financial - PO's, Lien Releases, integration with QB (need to have PO's and budget integrate), subs submitting an invoice (shouldn't be all or nothing), progress billing. Securing areas of use. Not getting a sub report (with custom columns so we can print a list for customers). Not having custom fields in the PO. not being able to remove former employees from the list (make inactive, like subs). reminders on the bell are always wrong or not relevant. Not able to have a change order directly associated with a PO so we can see the full value of the contract with changes. Managing retention. No PO approval process (internally route). Unable to get signatures on additional lien waivers. Time it takes to push from BT to QB - during billing there is a long delay. Constant circle of death. Unable to pull up vendor from a PO or add a new vendor from PO. With Bills and POs we should be able to select on that bill/po if we want it added to the budget / new expected. On the budget we should be able to select which columns are viewed.

Great content but poor interface and user experience

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This software has the best support experience I've ever had. I had an account rep on speed dial and it came with unlimited phone support.

Pros: The amount of information this software holds on any given job is incredible! The gant chart for scheduling jobs and the ability to view multiple jobs at once or break things out by job is awesome. Overall I really loved the idea of the software and wanted to love it in day to day use. Nothing else I found gives nearly the amount of detailed information and features in that price bracket. Also getting in touch with support was better than 98% of SAS softwares.

Cons: The interface is extremely outdated and clunky. The layers of pop up boxes make it slow and difficult to navigate through on desktop. The app was slow and difficult to load even in areas of great cell coverage. Overall it didn't work for our company because the cumbersome user experience made it so that it didn't save us any time. It could have been amazing but it just wasn't.

Very well organized

Aug 29, 2017
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 dashboard is probably my favourite feature of this software. It organizes everything you have input into one page which gives you easy access to everything.

Cons: Cost is probably one of the downfalls to this software. Although everything is live, I would like to see price reduced a little. Especially when I'm off season and not using the program.

Increased control, better records and supervision

Aug 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Company is very responsive to questions, suggestions and the help is outstanding. This is a great product. My customers love it.

Pros: For one thing, they are constantly added new things. The payroll featured added that sums up my labor cost relative to each employee and hours on the job is spectacular and a huge time saver. The more time I spend on Builder Trend the easier it is to run my business

Cons: I don't like that this survey will not let me proceed to the next section unless I can find something that I like the least.

Overall experience was good

Aug 10, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product did what it said it did. Very good for putting together and sending proposals. The electronic signature features were a favorite part.

Cons: Not as good of a product for leads and reports. Good for job management and proposals, but not so much for inquiries and lead taking.

Build a systematic business

Aug 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Comments: Their support staff will walk with you to effectively use their system.

Pros: Since starting with Builder Trend 3 years ago they have grown their CRM out to include 95% of what we needed as a construction company in the restoration business and they are continually implementing new ideas to make our business better.

Cons: The only thing I can think of right now that I would like Builder Trend to integrate workflow and automated email communication.

Smooth client and internal use!

Jul 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to have everyone on our team on the same page, including our clients! Invoicing, selections and Change Orders are amazing!

Cons: I wish expenses and POs and accounting codes would transfer over to QuickBooks. Only does it if you are making payment through BuilderTrend.

My client service manager, Danny, has made this a great experience.

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: My client service manager, Danny, is incredible. This guy truly cares about servicing his client the right way. Thanks again Danny

Pros: Love it. They've nailed this software perfectly. This has helped me differentiate right from the jump (being new to business)

Cons: There are not very much cons to this software to be honest. This program is great. I highly recommend.

Easy to use and very efficient

Jun 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how everything is in one place and it is easy to search and find whatever I'm looking for quickly

Cons: The thing I like least about this product is not being able to arrange the icons to where I want to put them, certain areas of the product I use more then others so it would be nice to have that ability to move things around or even hide certain things.

3 months of builder trend

Jun 15, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I think that this software could be amazing but is executed very poorly.

Pros: -A product that was specifically designed for the building industry -A lot of features that cater to a builders needs. -cloud based

Cons: In almost every area and feature of this software there are flaws, in some areas the software is almost completely broken. It runs slow and is incredibly cumbersome.

So far, we love it. Still learning things it can do everyday.

Jun 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Not sure if you offer this or not, but love to see "Client Reviews or Follow-ups after job is done.

Pros: It keeps us in contact with our clients everyday. So far, all of our clients are using it and really like it.

Cons: The fact that sometimes (2 or 3 times a week) it "times out" and closes down, then whatever you were doing is lost and you have to start all over.

Great product but not ideal for production builder

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I liked the intuitive design and smooth function. It feels up to date with a nice modern style. The customer service rep was very eager to help us get everything running smoothly. I also really liked the calendar and scheduling function.

Cons: In the end, BuilderTrend didn't work well for my business. It wouldn't allow me to easily set up a database of products with set prices and select those into my purchase orders. Instead it operates best for a builder who bids out each job.

One stop shop

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Good app

Pros: Everything i need in one area. I am able to do daily tasks and check on previous tasks and compare the productivity instantly.

Cons: The budget feature is only recorded as dollar amounts. It would help if Unit amounts would be included also.

BuilderTrend Review

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: The support from the coaches has been incredible and the videos are easy to understand.

Pros: Simple to learn and great support. The schedule features, CRM features and homeowner portal are the most attractive features.

Cons: The estimating has been a little tough to pick up but that may be due to my lack of playing with it enough...

Designed for the Prepared Contractor

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Comments: They should review their pricing structure to encourage new clients

Pros: Very comprehensive and has a great client portal. They have brought necessary organizing and planning components under one umbrella.

Cons: Expensive for the small contractor as it bills by the month for one or more projects per year. Once the project is completed, you are still billed for it until the end of the year. Fine if you have one or two large projects, but for a renovation specialist it is not cost effective.

Gives us the Edge in the market place

Jun 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love the selections area and the ability to communicate with our customers this way. We are the only builder in Pagosa Springs using this. I think this gives us a real edge in the market place as we have a large 2nd home market here, a lot of our buyers do not currently live here. Great Customer support

Cons: Would like to be able to show when something in Selections has been ordered by us and expected del date. This would be very helpful for our subs and customers, (not to mention us) The Survey area still needs to be able to be customized by us. I wish changes in the software happened a little faster.

Pretty nice tool to work with

May 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The fact that it thinks just about everything. The fact that all parties are involved.

Cons: There are a few things that could be improved. I'd like to talk to a rep about that rather than try to scribble something down here.

Work order management system for part-time commercial handyperson

May 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to communicate with all trades on site remotely, ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines, easy to take photos on site and embed in work orders

Cons: Would like a better way to manage and view the schedules of trades (perhaps this is available as an admin, we are set up as a user)

streamlining selections process

May 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It makes it easier to track selections with clients and creates a centralized source to access all project information

Cons: keeping track of budget through buildertrend is still a bit challenging but hopefully will get easier as we implement this approach to track more projects

My buildertrend experience.

May 19, 2017
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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Comments: Love it, still learning everyday on it.

Pros: I can look up any job and receive a ton of info on it like, selections, progress, add ons, customer info.

Cons: Sometimes it's hard to find the info I'm looking for. If people don't up date it doesn't work to good but that's not your problem

This product is very useful and user friendly

May 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that I can have several proposals under one project although it would be nice to approve more than one as the product only seems to allow one per lead.

Cons: For some reason when working on proposals you do not see the whole thing. You need to slide left and right or tab left/right to access all the features and to make adjustments. Is there anyway you can rectify this?

So far, so good

May 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Comments: A good software for Project Management. Still learning and implementing so cant provide deeper comments.

Pros: Good support, easy to use. Tech support and implementation coach really following up in implementation.

Cons: Integration and sync with outside applications like outlook and MS Project would be a great improvement to be able to manage all communications in one site.

Well-Rounded Production Management

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This program has a ton of features built in, from tracking leads to converting to jobs, to invoicing. Makes it convenient to not have to jump around to different programs at the various stages of a job.

Cons: It can get glitchy at times and run slow. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's annoying. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but because it has so many features, it's well worth it.

Overall: Almost all of the features we need in one system.

Very good product. If it does 20 things, it does 7 very well, some average and some not so good

May 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I like your company, I think like anything that tries to do everything it will not do them all perfectly All in all happy with it I liked my old trainer a lot, he helped me get started

Pros: Calendar Job logs! Lead intake Change orders to dos well organized jobs I like the product a lot Mobile works well

Cons: Client side is not very good in my opinion we don't even use it - we have to pay to use another system (Basecamp) - this is a big bummer, if this worked better I would really give it a 10 messaging and email clunky Don't use financial stuff much CRM is very limited in reports

Review

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Very pleased with customer service!

Pros: Ease of use and customer service. Like how predictable the software is. Has been reliable with very few service interuptions.

Cons: Only one proposal per bid, would like to issue bid packages on leads to price leads before they become a job

Interior Design Assistant

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great for communication between the crew and the clients. Our clients love to see the progress on the daily logs.

Cons: The lead opportunities costumer information is odd how it is formatted. The title is odd because you would think it would be listed by name not title.

Makes organizing easier

May 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The way everything is in an organized place The way we can let subs see schedules and documents The way everything is available from smart devices

Cons: I don't like the way the emails have such a long email when i send emails Not really happy with the way the projects set up with the double addresses i would like the option to set up single jobs like it used to be.

Frustrating

May 17, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Almost Everything is in one location and accessible by everyone.

Cons: It takes a tremendous amount of time to enter data and the QuickBooks is horrible.

It's a good product

May 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: BuilderTrend has a lot of features. It covers a whole host of different applications from facilitating client communication to scheduling to tracking employee punch clocks.

Cons: When we first started using it the server was heavily overloaded at certain times of the day. Since then it's gotten better but sometimes there is still a bit of lag.