Bolt Software Technology

Bolt Subcontractor Software

4.5 / 5 25 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We serve the Subcontractors and Trades in the home building industry. If you work for a homebuilder, you are a good fit.


Average Ratings

25 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bolt Software Technology
  • www.runbolt.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Bolt Subcontractor Software

Do you work for multiple homebuilders? Is your schedule constantly changing? Bolt is made for the Subcontractors in the Home Building, Commercial, and Multi-Family Industry. Bolt is made for any trade that helps build a house; Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Roofing, Concrete, and more. Bolt helps you plan your jobs, communicate as a company, and execute efficiently. We exist to serve contractors and help them succeed with today's technology. We make contracting Simple, Fast, and Mobile.


Bolt Subcontractor Software Features

  • Contractor Database
  • Insurance Tracking
  • License Tracking
  • Permit Tracking
  • Skills & Competencies
  • Task Management
  • Work Hour Tracking

Bolt Subcontractor Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Clear, precise, practical

Apr 28, 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 software is very user friendly, set up and maintenance is easy. Accurate to industry and defaults are extremely accurate to real operations.

Cons: Possibly more customer branding capabilities rather than BOLT branding. APP button to be changed to customer branding.

Overall: Added controls.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on May 02, 2017

Thanks Chris!

not enough real daily experience yet to give full feedback

Apr 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ability to understand and adapt to our business process and easily adapt to our flow of production needed

Cons: don't like that you can only make changes to processing in the scheduling page. It would be better if one main page controlled everything for the job. However, i am still very new to the software, so I may not be the best judge yet

Easy, efficient. Fast software with so many options.

Apr 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easiness of maneuvering through the software. There are so many different ways that we can set up the software and all of them are easy to work through.

Cons: The calendar needs to be simplified a little bit. The layout for scheduling is a little condensed and hard to read. The time frames run too closely together which makes it difficult to read.

Exceptional

Apr 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great service, very helpful and easy to use. Only complaint there is not a fill all button when doing my take off. But other than that its great!

Great software to increase efficiency & keep history data

Apr 25, 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: Forecast, Report, Mobile Capabilities, Calendar view, multiple user access and drag & drop documents & pictures

Cons: inability to change color template

Overall: Before implementing Bolt many of our scheduling tasks were completed by individual employees. Now we have a centralized way of researching data instead of having to go to individual employees. I love the forecast & report features. It is very helpful to see upcoming work volume via calendar view. I find it very helpful you can drag and drop documents & pictures attached to a particular job. Bolt is a helpful scheduling software tool both in the office and out in the field via its mobile capabilities.

My Review of Bolt

Apr 24, 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: User friendly

Cons: Nothing

Overall: Master electrician for 40 years. Computer IT for 15 years. Use Bolt every week for reports. Runs flawlessly without a problem.

Fitting the software to our needs.

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Since we are just getting started and we are custom fitting the system every thing is going great. After a few more adjustments I believe we will have what we have been looking for. my staff is finding the system very easy to learn and use.
The support staff has been a pleasure to work with

It's all OK.

Apr 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nice for scheduling and capability of getting feedback from employees.

Overall: As a purchasing agent, there very little advantage to the software. Calendar is what I use he most,but not much advantage to the calendar on Outlook, except i can let the installers know the material is ready, but they can see that in the warehouse.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 24, 2017

Thanks Danny!

Great Software

Apr 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great software that really has helped with organization. As a supervisor and the owners it was hard to supervise if we happen to be out of town. Now with the software it has made our lives easier and we all know what is going on Day to day.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on May 02, 2017

Thanks Tyler!

Amazing tool to satisfy customers!

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Easy to use, work is scheduled quickly, builders rave about the communication and how efficient we are compared to other trades in the area! Bottom line-GAME CHANGER!

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 19, 2017

Thanks Dee!

Good ERP software

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: simple to educate

Cons: auto refresh would be helpful

Overall: it's a simple ERP system, maybe the refresh could be done automatic. In all the system works perfect for the type of business we do.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Victor!

Good program

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: So far I have liked working with this program for our scheduling purposes. Out of everyone in the office, I am the one that uses it the most, since I am the one that schedules all of our new job starts for the company, and has been very easy for me.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Mindi!

has been a big help

Apr 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the audit trial so you can track what people are doing

Cons: like any new program its just about working out the bugs for our particular needs

Overall: BOLT has been a big help in getting our company organized with work orders and keeping track of them.

Bolt was a great help to our company!

Apr 18, 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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Comments: Bolt has help get our company get organized in many was... Scheduling and billing is more efficient things work so much better now that we are paperless!

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Brittany!

Bolt helped our company improve!

Apr 18, 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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Comments: Bolt has helped our company improve in so many ways. The customer support is always very prompt and ALWAYS willing to help in whatever way they can! If you are looking make a change to benefit your company Bolt is the best choice.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Chelsi!

Strong potential but still growing.

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Automates some of our processes.

Cons: VERY buggy. iPads crash frequently and any time we make admin changes in the system, the system has a fairly large mishap of some kind.

Overall: This product has helped track and streamline a fair amount of our scheduling of jobs.
I was placed in charge of the programs setup and roll out and once I learned the software, the options and customizability are pretty incredible.
BOLT has helped us and the program to adapt to each other but the system is still fairly linear and definitely has room to improve.
At times it can be difficult to reach customer support (our account manager) but they do get back to you after a time.

Recommendations to other buyers: BOLT needs to develop a customer service team dedicated to customers calling in with issues for a faster response. I have called our account rep. and never had a return call. Usually, if he does it'll be a text at the end of the day stating that he'll reach me tomorrow. It feels like I have to follow up with him most of the time.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Scott!

Great Site To Use

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This site has helped so much. With keeping are business on schedule. Their has been no dry run. And it is saving my guys gas money.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Andy!

Great application!!

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Bolt is an extremely user friendly software that anyone can navigate with little to no instruction. With the ability to customize the only limitation is your imagination.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thanks Anthony!

Scheduling Review

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I do most of my work in scheduling. This is a feature that is still a work in progress and could be easier to use.

Great Bolt

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Bolt is an easy and extremely efficient program to use from writing work orders to scheduling to assigning work and pulling plans.

Good review

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Able to organize work though field and office with ease.

Cons: Not being able to see all specific crews daily work tickets

Overall: The overall experience on bolt has been great. Pretty easy for use with little for the technology. For less technology friendly people ease of use with bolt

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep up the good work

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thank you!

GREAT PROGRAM!!

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That employees can access it from anywhere including in the field.

Cons: The program is a bit hard to navigate.

Overall: This program has made our turn around at least 5 days faster then the old way we were doing business. Which means money comes in faster and that is GREAT. Bolt has made our day to day work much much easier, and since people can get access in the field it has really made things much more efficient.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on April 18, 2017

Thank you!

Just not the right fit for us

Oct 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Comments: Bolt did 2 separate demo's for our company. I feel like there's a lot of potential with Bolt. However, our company was mainly looking for an online scheduling software that we could use to schedule our crews for work. We wanted it to be easy to use and highly functional. Just based on the appearance and basic functionality of Bolt, this was not the product we were looking for. Bolt offers a solid amount of options and tools, but again, many of those we would not even use. I think Bolt would be a great product for the right company; unfortunately, it is just not what we were looking for.

BOLT has been a great scheduling tool for us.

Nov 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: BOLT started as a scheduling tool for us, but has been much more than that. All of our job information and history is easy accessible. It has greatly reduced our paper usage. It is also a great tool for our supervisors while walking houses. I feel like we are one step above our competitors with BOLT. I highly recommend BOLT. I really don't have any negative reviews. All our requests to customize our usage have been handled with ease.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on November 24, 2015

Thanks for the review!

Revolutionized the way we do our business

Nov 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our company always pushed to improve our way of doing things more efficiently. I would have considered us more automated than the rest of the industry. Bolt gave us the ability to grow and compete in today's steadily changing construction environment. We have completely mobilized our job data, allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize our field work force.

Vendor Response

by Bolt Software Technology on November 20, 2015

Thank you for your review!