Construction Computer Software

BuildSmart


4 / 5
14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Construction Computer Software (CCS), has been developed by contractors, for contractors to provide specialist software solutions to the construction industry and has been doing so fornearly 40 years


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Construction Computer Software
  • constructioncomputersoftware.com/
  • Founded 1978
  • South Africa

About BuildSmart

BuildSmart is a fully integrated Cost Management system: Procurement Payroll Overheads Plant & Equipment Stores Workshops: ALL sources of cost for any Organizational or Joint Venture structure, full multiple currency with optional but integrated: Document Management, Human Resources, Time & Attendance, and Business Intelligence modules resulting in a powerful Construction Management Information System.


BuildSmart Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger Entry
  • Vendor Management
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Check Processing
  • Collections Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Billing
  • 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
  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Residential
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Subcontractor Management
  • CRM
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management

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Buildsmart - Review

Feb 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Very good budget control management,

Project accounting is so easily monitored,

ease in monthly closing, depreciation posting & WIPcalculations,

Nice tool for cost allocation if you have manyr departments,

activity wise project procurement control etc.

uploading a huge journal data through excel sheet template

Cons: Payroll module is a long hectic and not user friendly,

unable to go directly to the voucher from a particular report, you have to type voucher num manually as the buildsmart does not have a feature to take you in one click,

If an asset is added into fixed assets then again need to update/edit in master list.

Overall: Great experience, if they fix some bugs like and add some more features (one click voucher should open from report) to save the time.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on February 19, 2019

Dear Younus, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us, please see feedback regarding your comments: We would recommend a training session on the payroll in order to increase your ease of use. The process is very simple from the capture of hours against contracts, cost codes & activities, capture any advised payments or deductions, capture leave & sick days, calculate, check, print payslips & create the WPS file with the final process of posting to the GL being an integrated system. Updating the asset master is a control process as the asset master requires so much more detail with all the depreciation options available in the system as well as other asset information. The Voucher numbering was developed purely for India & the Gulf, it complies to the requirement of sequential numbering for filing systems and document retrieval. This was never designed to be a focus of the system & not designed to drill down to a voucher number.

BuildSmart for all

Apr 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I love most about the software is the reporting system. I base it on weekly and monthly performance appraisals. I also appreciate the fact that it can direct you in terms of cost saving and very excited when new features are released. It shows that the voices of other customers are heard and CCS is constantly working to improve the use of the software.

Cons: I cannot think of anything yet as we are still new to the system and as we experience challenges, the customer support is constantly there to assist.

Overall: As mentioned above, it is a learning tool for the company and we are busy experiencing new features and report reading and excited to see what we can achieve by utilising the system on a full function basis.

Klapmfer Middle East Buildsmart Findings

Feb 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Reporting is very good in this software

Cons: Reporting based on Items must be there suppose we need how much steel we bought in a year I couldn't find this feature in this software. we can segregate info based on suppliers but not based on items.

Overall: its good software having very unique required features there is always need for betterment one must keep on updating quality features.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on February 19, 2019

Dear Akhyar,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support. Please see below feedback regarding your comments:
In the Orders By Selection report, you have the option of running the report for a specific resource and as you are aware, each type of steel has a resource code and this can be run from a specific resource to a specific resource so you could get the complete range of steel resources across all contracts. In addition to this, if you are not procuring from a resource code, there are multiple options to report materials procured. By Ledger Code to filter type of Material or DESCRIPTION can be used and by entering a key word, all orders using the key word, like steel, would be reported.

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Solid Software for Construction Companies

Feb 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most liked feature in Build Smart is its integration with Candy the estimation software, the budget can be imported to Build Smart from Candy to manage the procurement process, then the actual cost can be exported to Candy from Build Smart for cost control reporting. It is also web based platform which make it easier to work anywhere & anytime.

Cons: Would prefer if you can link Candy & Build Smart using BOQ item codes instead of task codes to make it very precise to find each item budget and actual cost.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on February 12, 2019

Dear Azar,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.

Easy ERP

Feb 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 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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Pros: Simple

User-friendly

Report Generation

Help for paperless cause

Cons: No modern look

Need some more update for approval consequences

Integration with other application required

Overall: I'm using since 2015. I'm very comfortable & it helps me in various ways to track & analyse cost data.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on March 06, 2019

Dear Rayees,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.

Buildsmart Review

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 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: This software is very easy to use and the support is excellent.

Cons: The Procurement Module does not have a Supplier Management module that can integrate with it.

Overall: I have been using Buildsmart for over 10 years and have always found it a very easy to use system. Also, over the years they have made many great improvements which reflects the fact that they are constantly listening to clients and trying to improve which is encouraging.

CCS

Feb 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Complete online based work, So we can work on anywhere.

Cons: Approval process are awesome, and Tracking the current and past is good

Overall: Complete online Software, so work on any where,

Simplified process to make/edit and report.

Much better than other ERP Systems

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on March 06, 2019

Dear Mohamed,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.

Excellent

Jun 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use and accurate cover all aspect of constructions . most popular in arab world. approved. if you use this forget others.

Cons: perfect job, easy to learn and operate. very cost effective solutions. i recommend to every contractor.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on June 22, 2017

Dear Arman,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience online. It means a lot to us here at CCS. It is always a delight for us to read a review like yours. Please be assured of our continued support in the Middle East.

Buildsmart Selection & Implimentation

Apr 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Buildsmart is geared toward construction industries and lesser so toward manufacturing industries.

Cons: 1) Manual Bank statement input

2) MRP entry & change mechanism

Overall: Integration of the financial system, Inventory, Manufacture, Construction and Acounts

Construction Software

Apr 24, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It is really geared to the construction industry, the 1 to 1 matching of allowable to cost is unmatched and you can really managed costs of a project, not guess.

Cons: The reports can be bit difficult to read, also when trying to export user defined reports, they are limited.

Overall: Great program, construction will never be the same again!

Buildsmart

Apr 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use, levels of accessibility well defined, integrates with CCS (Candy)

Cons: Sometime not accessible as a mobile application

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on April 23, 2019

Dear Stephen
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with BuildSmart, we value your opinions and we are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience.
Have a wonderful day.

BS Review

Apr 17, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Integratable with Candy, so reporting between accounting and contracting are very accurate.

Cons: Support as Valued customer at NO cost. Always cost associated with everything even though one pay licence fees etc.

BuildSmart Review

Apr 18, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: there is noting that other system could not provide

Cons: not up to date with what is required in the work place, not practical and very limited

Overall: no benefits at all

BuildSmart- the best ERP tool specific for Construction Industry

Feb 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Buildsmart has all modules relevant for an Construction ERP.

Buildsmart deals with Subcontractors seperately.

It is the only ERP with Activity based costing possible.

All regional requirements like VAT are included at no extra cost.

Supported by consultants with Construction Experience.

The implementation time is very short as it is already customized for Construction Industry.

Cons: Al ready customized for Construction Industry hence limited customization scope.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on February 19, 2019

Dear Divya,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support.