UDA Technologies

ConstructionOnline


4.5 / 5
336 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Contractors, Builders, Engineers and Architects.


Average Ratings

336 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • UDA Technologies
  • constructiononline.com
  • United States

About ConstructionOnline

Cloud-based project management platform which helps construction firms with cost tracking, contract management and order management.


ConstructionOnline Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Client Tracking
  • Contract Management
  • Forecasting
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Sales Management
  • Scheduling
  • Time Management
  • 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

ConstructionOnline Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Katy taught me how to update contacts to allow for punchlist viewing by our team members.

May 10, 2017
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: I enjoy the cross platform functionality. It's so great to be able to access our files from any location, either online or from our servers in the office. This makes a big difference as our team (and project list) continues to grow - we can allow viewing of select items/lists and we don't need to force anyone to use Mac or Windows to work within UDA. Far surpassing any software features, though, the fact that your IT staff is so prompt to respond and so helpful launches this software into one of my favorites I've ever worked with. All software has issues - it's how you respond and deal with those issues that differentiate you from the rest and I thank you for it. Now if you can just have some IT available until 5pm West Coast time (where I am) my dreams would really come true. Thank you to Katy and all the other fabulously helpful people I've interacted with!

Cons: A trifling issue, but since you asked - when I add documents from our computer to the Project Files for a job, it's pretty wonky and time consuming. If I drag an item to the file list, instead of showing it was added - the file list scrolls back to the top so I have to scroll back down to see if it was even added - which it usually wasn't. This happens each time. This means I've taken to adding each document twice to ensure it imports so I don't need to scroll down to check if it's there or not. It would be MUCH nicer if the file list stayed put while I added files so I could see where - and that they were added to the list. Sometimes UDA lets me add mutliple documents and adds a 1 or 2 after each multiple - and sometimes it warns me that it already has that doc in the file. If this warning could pop up every time, I wouldn't need to then re-scroll down to the files I just added and delete duplicates. Also - just like when I add files, when I delete a duplicate the file list automatically scrolls back up to the top so I have to manually go back down to where I was to delete the next duplicate.

Overall: So many! Help with organizing - help with scheduling - help with wrangling everything!!! Gotta get back to work.

Capterra loader

This is the best new "toy" I've had in years. I feel like a kid in a candy store!

Oct 17, 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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Pros: I am a new user of this kind of software. A few months ago I did not even know that something like this existed. It has opened a whole new world for me and I am blown away by what this software can do. We demo'ed a few competing products before making a choice and it was the wide range of features at the most competitive price that sold us on ConstructionOnline. I especially like the messaging feature which is basically an email system dedicated to one specific project.

Cons: There is nothing I really dislike about ConstructionOnline, there are just some features I do not use as they do not meet my needs as a commercial general contractor. For example, I do not use Estimating and Change Orders as they seem to be less robust than some of the other software products. These features seem to be geared more towards the residential market. However, I realize it is hard to be everything for everyone.

A feature, I think, that would be nice would be the ability to sign documents electronically. Maybe one can do it through Redline; if so, I have not been able to figure it out yet.

As a general contractor one has to collect submittal packages from vendors and subcontractors, review them, and then attach a separate sheet to the package, that contains your stamp of approval/comments/signature on it, before you forward the submittal package on to the architect/engineer for review. On this submittal sheet there is space for the different reviewers to add their stamps as well. It would be nice if ConstructionOnline could generate this submittal sheet that you can attach to submittal packages sent to you. Currently, I generate the submittal sheet in another project management program, print it, place my stamp on it, sign it, scan it back into my computer, upload it to a pdf editor, add it to the submittal package file, and then upload the combined file to ConstructionOnline. It would be nice if you could do it all in ConstructionOnline.

Overall: Saves time. Makes it easy to find stuff. Helps you stay organized. Keeps subs, vendors, owners, architects, vendors all on the same page.

Time saving and expert and friendly support team

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: With regret, I took my time integrating with my QuickBooks software. After a little over 2 years of having Construction Suite, I finally took the plunge and began the integration process between the two software programs. I love the ease at customizing the software to suit our particular business. The customer support is second to none! The staff is quick to resolve any issues and answer questions minimizing any downtime. No worries! If I make a mistake the staff is quick to show me what I did, while correcting my mistake. Mistakes happen, it is nice to know I have support when and if I need it. I highly recommend the total care package. You will not be disappointed! As for the reporting, Construction Suite provides additional useful reports to help evaluate the current state of your business and let you see at a glance the progress of all projects both financially and the current phase.

Cons: Don't really have any dislikes! My only complaint is that I waited too long to do the integration between my software programs!

Recommendations to other buyers: Give the trial a test run, you will be amazed at how much time you can save and the invaluable reports available for your business after integrating with QuickBooks! Definitely take advantage of the free webinars! You can watch them as often as necessary to learn the software. I just recently integrated with our QuickBooks software. The process was basically seamless except for a few hiccups, but they were my typing issues not the software! After I corrected my typing, the two programs are now integrated, saving me lots of time and frustration! My recommendation is to do the integration as soon as you can! This will enable you to reap the many benefits and useful tools UDA Construction Suite has to offer! After all time is $$$$

User friendly and a great value!

Sep 02, 2016
4/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support

4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: UDA ConstructionOnline was very easy to use and navigate. As I was setting the system up and learning how to navigate through all of the features, the customer service/help desk team was always there to answer my questions. If the person that answered the phone could not help me, then they always found a person that could.

Cons: A pro/con about the product is that there are a lot of different sections which allows for a lot of different types of activities to be performed within the same platform. I liked the option to update properties through the app, but I didn't like that all of the different activities usually took many clicks to get to the right place. It would be helpful if the site was more integrated and allowed for information to be transferred from Punch List to Schedule to Game Plan to To-Do more easily. Seemed like I was setting up the same information in four different places and that can be time consuming.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for a software that will give you a great PunchList application that is very easy to use and presentable to customers, this is a perfect fit. I believe that we could have used this software more fully if we had integrated all of our customers, clients and workers. But we did not go that far. I love that it is possible to send reminders through email and text, that is a very helpful feature for organizing all of our workers. I would recommend that if you are considering this software to give it a try for at least 2-3 months. It is a great way to see if it will work for your company and also there is no risk involved. There are no additional set-up fees and all training/set-up help is included in the initial and monthly cost. This is a great product for the price and we are glad that we found UDA ConstructionOnline.

ConstructionOnline reliability & support

Jan 27, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Something that seems to be increasingly rare these days is that the company behind Construction Online (and Construction Suite) stands behind their product 100% and the quality & level of support is how I wish all my suppliers and business partners were. Over the years I have looked at alternative systems just to make sure we are not missing out on a better alternative ... and I am confident we are not. I am also a big fan of their pricing model ... the alternative systems where you pay for a set number of projects can rapidly become very expensive for a company such as ourselves as we do lots of smaller renovation projects as opposed to only a few larger ones per year. There is no limit to the amount of business we do so it is easy to allow this system to grow with our business without any financial "penalty".

Cons: I genuinely do not have any negative comments ... the product continues to grow and enhancements are added and unlike many systems, they do appear to test pretty thoroughly before releasing an update to the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it time ... you can't do a reasonable evaluation in just a few weeks. It has a lot of functionality so can appear complex at first.

This products has the potential of being one of the contractor most valuable tools.

May 03, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is a value in communication and instant data upload with our Customers and Sub's.

The ability to instantly upload pictures, punch list, RFI, client selection and change orders or adjusting architectural drawings on the fly is a valuable tool and these are but a few of the tools we use please keep improving the software.

Cons: There are a lot of software limitation such as the search for contacts and the ability to set categories and sub categories. The ability to rotate the plans once they are in the plan room.

The ability for some of the apps to connect properly with the online software such as time tracking or the use of plan room on an iPad or other tablet which has a lot of glitch's and does not work fluently.

Useable right out of the box

Nov 24, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is very flexible and can be customized the individual way anyone compiles their estimates. The folks at UDA are always courteous and friendly.

Cons: PRODUCT: The Project descriptions ("Scopes of Work") are not tied directly to the individual estimates inside a "Project". So, if you have multiple versions/revisions of an estimate for a Project (like changing around scope of work or specifications during the "Sales Process" based on client discussions (e.g. adding or subtracting), you are forced to remember to go into a different module to change the original "description" that you wrote or your estimate and specifications will not match. VENDOR: (1) They do a very poor job of communicating changes to the software they have made and/or what changes may actually be planned. It would seem simple enough to produce a feature change log. (2) If you leave a message at the office there is only about a 10% chance you will receive a return call.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't get thrown by "bells and whistles" because they may be more "want" than "need". Keep focused on your core company needs and how quickly you can be up and running on a software.

Significant ease of use and straight forward organization of Construction Online.

Aug 09, 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: Constantly updating and evolving with more features. Easy to acclimate new users to features specifically used for their job duties. It is not an all or nothing software. We can limit users to features that will increase their productivity and not inundate nor confuse them with features that are not beneficial to their work flow.

Cons: Sometimes big time on web server don't know if it is due to # of users or or amount of information contained in our company files. Wish the web server could process the information faster when imputing data.

Overall: UDA is a one stop shop for all my project management needs. I use UDA and Microsoft Outlook as my main two software tools on a daily basis.

Construction online helps me keep it all straight

Jul 23, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: CO keeps all my documents, notes, logs, appointments and anything else I need to put in there and organizes it in a simple way so I can get what I need when I need it. This business can be crazy, and CO is a powerful tool that lets me keep things under control. I'm learning more all the time, and I know I don't use it to its fullest yet, but even so my business has shown a tremendous impact. Staying organized is what it is all about. The guys at UDA have always been so helpful and respectful. They are able to guide me when I need it even if I am under a deadline and stressed out. If there is a problem they cant't fix on the phone, they can get on the screen share and find a solution or get back to me with a fix in a reasonable time.

Cons: I have no complaints at all. Maybe I'd like it more if they were headquartered in my town.

Recommendations to other buyers: I give this software and UDA Technologies a 10 out of 10. If you are shopping for construction management software I recommend you give this one a test drive.

Software is Good; Customer Service is Amazing

Jun 20, 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: Good software. A little pricey in my opinion. Does have a lot to it that you can use if someone really wanted to use all the functions and features. But the customer service almost makes it worth it all. Caroline Prater really keeps me staying with the software when I have wanted to leave this software in the past. Because of the customer service it makes me stay. :)

Pros: Customer Service is always there to help. Carolina Prater is amazing and always promptly answers my questions or issues I may have.

Cons: The app has a lot to be desired. It is having issues at least once a month I get my job supers coming into office telling me something won't work.

Great service from all the support group. The rep is always so helpful.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Construction Online has helped organize Core Contracting by using the technology of construction online. Construction Online is always improving, which is one thing I like so much. We are able to complete estimates, create dynamic schedule and connect with our customers using this one product.

Cons: When you use the product as designed, I don't see any negatives. I think scheduled ongoing training would eliminate allot of issues. Pick as section, get to know it, by using it, and then aim to learn another section anothertime

Has allowed us to greatly streamline our opperations

Feb 26, 2018
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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Pros: The project and team management tools will be a huge asset to our system. I like the ability to create templates. I think the estimating is easy to use and very useful

Cons: I would like to be able to have some initial set up control power on my end when setting up sub contractors. It's absolutely essential that I be able to pull up the estimating docs from the app, so as to cross reference different items. Simply looking at a pdf version is not the same. I think there should be a way to classify projects. For example, once a contract is signed I would turn the project over to live. At that point, the estimate can't be altered, only change orders created. Some of the projects we begin building will never turn into jobs, so they will only have the estimating portion done more than likely. I wouldn't want that project to count as an overall project and go against the total amount we are allowed. But I would want to be able to at least be able to estimate through the system so if it turns into a job, it can carry over. I also think it's really important to be able to use the scheduling system through the app. I wish there were more options to customize the estimate reports to look more professional.

ConstructionOnline just keeps getting better.

Jan 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

2.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I feel the product is in Sync with the building Industry. and I appreciate that UDA Technologies try hard to match Building practices/terminology with companies from each country that use the software! We build on the East Coast of Australia, between South West Rocks and Tweed Heads of New South Wales. Our Company puts Mobile apps designed by UDA to good use, and with such a big area We have to contend with, We find that these apps work very well. Our Company has been using UDA products for at least 7 years, and in the time We have experienced the effort UDA has put in to be on top of the game.

Cons: Navigation through the software on a "project basis" can be streamlined. there is a lack of written help files, and best use of software, in manual form, for quick reference.

Recommendations to other buyers: Prior to evaluating this software I recommend that you should watch the overview about ConstructionOnline first, so that you can be informed for the 15 day trial.

On the Right Track

Apr 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The range of features, cost database/estimating software, project management capabilities

Cons: The dual nature of ConstructionOnline and ConstructionSuite. Their integration is clunky and frustrating. There are a lot of features that seem like good ideas, but are only half baked, as of yet. The Google Calendar integration and its inability to work only one direction is one of these. Keeping track of what syncs automatically or manually between Suite and Online is frustrating too.

Overall: There are a load of great features that one day will make this software a pleasure to use. ConstructionSuite and ConstructionOnline are separately great products, but their interaction is clunky and leaves something to be desired. For all of the benefits that each provides, it is a chore to keep track of what tasks can be accomplished in each piece of software. With the great staff, support, and developers behind the product, I hope that one day this will be a much more smooth user experience. There is so much that it has to offer, but it still needs a fair amount of development before it is seamless. As a company, we will continue to use the software for the powerhouse that it is, and anxiously await updates.

Additionally, the support staff has been a pleasure to work with, and their knowledge has helped us to take advantage of the software.

I mostly use the logging and punch list features on a day-to-day basis

Aug 20, 2015
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: When I called for help, I received an immediate and effective solution, and the project logging application is much easier than using a spreadsheet.

Cons: I think that the punch list function should automatically copy me on all punch list reminders that are sent to subs so I can follow up with them on the same email thread and keep conversations better organized. The work log resource type should be more robust as it does not appear to be developed by someone with construction experience (obviously builders do not typically moonlight as software developers, but I think there is more room for growth in catering to construction professionals).

Recommendations to other buyers: Have the actual user evaluate the software. While a software engineer may be looking at ease of use and pathways for information, they are not taking into account real world needs. Accountability for instance: the punch list function would work much better if there was a way to see if the information has been received by the intended subcontractor. I often have subs tell me that they do not receive the punch list information after I have taken the time to input it. I also think that the mobile apps should be compiled into one and retooled to talk to the camera so that you do not need to leave the app to take and send photos.

It just keeps getting BETTER!

May 29, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I feel the product reflects the care and concern that the personnel of UDA Technologies project when they are asked to answer questions or provide technical help. The updates and changes with the interface keep reducing my work load in the office, while providing me with better cost control and work flow. The next best thing is you have resisted the "pitfall" of out sourcing your support group this is a major plus.

Cons: That I have to get up at 2 in the morning to get questions answered, as they say,"it's the price you pay for living in paradise" Hawaii

Recommendations to other buyers: Like everything, you must understand the basic concept and structure to appreciate the benefits provided. At first it can be a little daunting, but it is like riding a bike once you learn you will always retain that skill set and like the bike, depending on time and talent the sky is the limit.

Best product I used for more than a year

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: This product has all your needs so worth it.

Pros: This product have a wide range of features that I can't ever imagine having it in a single product , It increase our efficiency and so convenient to use. I love this product so much!

Cons: So far I don't have any negative comment on using this product , I really appreciate there team effort for making this kind of product that continuously improving.

Been a user for over ten years now with all the new features I don't need to look anywhere else.

Jul 28, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The online scheduling and Game plan features allows me to do more with less people. We are also using the client portal to keep our clients informed.

Cons: I realize this is a new feature and still in Beta but would like to see increased load speeds on Red line plan room.

Overall: More productive and organized allows me time in the field to deal with issues instead of in my office making phone calls.

BEST ONLINE TOOL to Manage your Construction Team

Feb 03, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Right now I have the PRO USER service...for me, and for my company it has been VERY helpful to develop, document and organize the Construction/Owner Team. Is is easily accessed from PC, Mobiles, Tablets....there is on excuse that you can't have documents right away.

Cons: Right now...there is nothing I don't like....but there are things that could be done and would be better. Integration of MEETING MINUTES to document weekly/monthly meetings would be great!!! Addition of a feature that lets you keep track of Construction Drawings would be excelent!! Right now I am using the FILES to upload the construction documents....but it doesn't help me much when trying to track which version of a construction document page was updated.

Recommendations to other buyers: Integration with different access points and formats.

Construction Suite earns their TOP HONORS awards!

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Construction Suite is a complete software package that works fantastic for our custom home business. The reporting aspect of the estimating portion, makes our sales presentation to the perspective buyer run very smooth. The program runs seamlessly with QuickBooks, which makes our decision to use Construction Suite easier.

Cons: Haven't found anything that we don't like. The more we use the program, the more features we begin to implement within the company.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't look elsewhere! The reason Construction Suite wins all of these top awards are evident. The program works fantastic and if there are any issues, the support staff is by far...the best I've ever experienced. They are very quick to handle the issues and they follow up with us to make sure that all is working well. There training videos for new users is also a huge plus.

One of the best investments in our company

Jul 15, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
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Pros: We appreciate how the UDA estimating software works in conjunction with the UDA Construction Online. Since implementing Construction suite as our estimating software we have heard only good things about how professional our proposals. It has help streamline our business and the Construction Online is one of the best tools we have. It helps us save time, money and the client portal is an excellent way for us to communicate with our clients.

Cons: We have no dislikes of the software or vendor. We did however like the custom(PICTURE) watermark feature in previous version that was taken out.

Recommendations to other buyers: We recommend using the trial and see if it works well for your business. The Construction Online is MUST have for anyone serious about project management and effective business and client relations.

UDA Software and Employees are the BEST!

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: We purchased this product to help us estimate and manage our residential field activities. We looked at several products, test drove a few and Construction Suite was hands down the best for end to end estimating and performance measurement. Not only is the product easy to use, but the sales, customer support and technical support staff are awesome. Everyone is knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Wait times to speak with a representative are minimal and no matter who answers the phone they either help you right away or get you to the right resource very quickly. No need to leave a message and have someone call you back.

Pros: Seamless integration between the office and staff in the field. With punch lists, it's easy to check on the daily progress of our crews to keep them on time and on budget. The absolute best QuickBooks integration. We have several products that interact with our QuickBooks accounting software but none works as seamlessly as Construction Suite.

Cons: We really struggle to find things that we don't like.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to the UDA Staff. They're honest and want to build true win win relationships. All my reps have all been fantastic.

It has been good so far but have really not done much other than setting up business and estimating.

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The estimating, scheduling, and QuickBooks integration working together. Also, the client portal will be helpful. They have been very helpful in trying to help us get the software integrated into our business.

Cons: The online estimating piece is missing a lot of features that I was accustomed to on the desktop version - such as: adding tax to materials or all materials in a category (this is too much of a manual process in online version and doesn't work at all on the 5-column estimate), there is no line to qualify your material quantities (ie. LF, SF, EA, per hour, etc.), the subcategories need to be able to break down further similar to the desktop version. It would also be helpful to have some estimate templates available to use for different applications instead of having to build your own. There needs to be a way to incorporate optional pricing into/or back out of the estimate. Would be helpful to be able to attach more than one estimate to a particular project.

Amazing to have all team members collaborating on one system

May 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The pros to owning this software is having the file management system and file sharing along with controlling what each person is able to see or operate

Cons: We haven't really had any major problems there is a small learning curve only do to there are several ways to do each task people have different preferences

Love Love Love!

Sep 24, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This product is great. I use it almost daily as a custom home builder and it has definitely simplified a lot of the back office processes that were done pre-Construction Online. It saves time through the different tracking and integration tools which in turn saves us money. It has become my go to communication tool with subs and clients.

Cons: There really hasn't been any part of it that I have not enjoyed.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are so many construction management software out there that help with various tasks that we have to do in this industry. Construction Online takes all of those and meets the need with one product. I don't have to have 8 different types of software that all help with different things- I have one. I know it has saved so much time for me personally as well as the company. There also are very few- if any- builders in our marketplace using this product. So when Clients are able to gain access to their project through the portal they have no doubt that they are being taken care of and we are on top of everything that is going on. When they can see everything, it also helps to cut down on all of those calls wondering where we are in the process or if xyz is installed yet.

Excellent Product!

Feb 01, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease of use and functionality by far separates it from the other competitors on the market. And their customer service is probably the best customer service department we have dealt with.

Cons: The mobile apps are a little clunky for your cell phones and tablets, especially the Onsite Photo App. We use Samsung Galaxy Tablets in the field and uploading progress photos with the app is an issue.

Recommendations to other buyers: What I looked for when trying to implement new project management software into our business was ease of use and due to this product being based on software very similar to Microsoft Office products it was very easy for our employees to adapt to. The other thing I looked for was keeping everything from estimates, schedules and management documents under one roof which UDA does excellently.

The absolute best construction management program paired with phenomenal customer service.

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The robustness of ConstructionOnline does not leave me wanting. The program is simple enough for even the most tecnological challenged consumer can master within an hour...extremely intuitive. The customer service is unparalleled, UNPARALLELED.

Overall: Ease of use, robustness, and customer service.

We are excited to put gameplan into action, but it seems it needs some work first

Sep 05, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If GamePlan works as it should, this could almost turn our operations into a self driving car. The increased efficiency and convenience we expect to get out of this should have a direct impact on our bottom line, as well as our ability to leave our clients satisfied

Cons: The OnSite App seems to need work before we can even use this. The language used in the app is confusing as well as the functionality. This makes the likelihood of proper use by our guys in the field highly unlikely, which could be worse than if we don't use GamePlan at all. It needs to be clear to the user that they just "Completed" the task. Currently, it says "Dismiss Event," which sounds more like you are ignoring the task. Additionally, you need a submit button, complete task button, or some type of clear confirmation that lets the OnSite User know, for sure, that they have just completed the task in the system. Then, the main page of the app needs to reflect that the task was completed. Additionally, I do not see anything actually being completed in construction online from the operations manager end of things. That takes most of the benefits of the software away. I tested this by creating a fake user account and assigning tasks to myself from construction online. I couldn't tell what I was doing when I was "Dismissing" event because I couldn't tell if it has updated the app. Then when I went into construction online, it did not show that anything of the tasks were completed. Again, we can't wait to get GamePlan implemented in the business, but I think we need some kinks worked out before we put it into place.

Overall: Our business uses it for scheduling, but we are looking forward to using the GamePlan function when it is ready

Blew me away how easy it was to put schedules into the software!!

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I really appreciate their support. Whenever I call them with questions, they are excellent in wanting to make sure that my questions are taken care of. They also have training on their system on Utube which is excellent.

Pros: The ease of use of the software in putting together schedules, estimates, budgets, etc. I like the idea that it is on the cloud so that you can invite others users, customers to become a part of the scheduling system that provides information about their project without having to load software onto their company systems. With the use of the mobile phones, the mobile app is excellent for field people to see their schedules. The price of using the software is excellent and was hard to believe that you could provide this type of information to your customers.

Cons: There are a few things I would like to see in the software such as letting me know when a person, piece of equipment or something else is already scheduled for a job on those dates.

UDA ConstructionSuite 7 Review

Oct 27, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's good for repetitive tasks, scheduling program has great integration with the estimating program. The program does have good functionality. It is organized well and can make up for a lot of shortcomings of the average small to mid size construction companies office administration.

Cons: Having to have labor, material, equipment on separate lines and very limited control over the formatting, highlighting, italicizing and/or calling out of subsections within a category inside a division within the estimate. Inadequate integration with on-screen takeoff programs such as plan swift.

Recommendations to other buyers: It does cover a lot of ground and has everything you need from start up to moderately advanced and can cover LEED. So does have a broad range.

I started learning this program 2 days ago so I am very new.

Sep 16, 2016
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the scheduling the best. Breaking down the order everything happens is very important in planning a project. I will be using the punch list feature a great deal, I like how it is shared and other people can cross off items from the list.

Cons: It is a bit clunky. What I mean by that is difficult to navigate, specifically the scheduling. When I click on Projects & Files and choose the project I want to work on, I would like to see a snapshot of the schedule right there, or at least a link to it. Instead I have to go back to the bar on the left side and click scheduling. I may be missing something here. Also, when I am typing in dates, percent completed, and predecessors I wish I could use tab and enter or the arrow keys to move around the spreadsheet. I have to click on every single box that I need. Also when I try to resize the Gantt view vs the list view so I can see the predecessors and the Gantt, my mouse always disappears. It will still click but I am just kind of guessing.

Recommendations to other buyers: I live and die by my schedule. If you could add notes to it that would be cool. You could give more details on what is remaining or if something was missed and needs to be revisited.

A good project management solution with room to grow and improve

Jun 23, 2015
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Customer support and training is very good. UDA seems committed to upgrading the product so that it becomes a fully functional SaaS project management solution.

Cons: Navigation needs to be streamlined, the user interface doesn't allow for customization and contact sorting is poorly done. Contact sorting becomes a real problem when using the OnSite apps. The apps only sort by first name and all you see is first name/last name. A company sort in the apps would be much more useful especially when a project superintendent is task project logging. How many times are the supers or foremen on a first name basis with Owner or PM for a Subcontractor?

Recommendations to other buyers: The learning curve for this product is not huge, but you will need to commit some time to make it work. I would recommend everyone either participate in one of the webinars or watch the intro YouTube videos. This will flatten your learning curve considerably.

Game Changer - Time Saver

Jul 15, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Estimating software, very easy to use, fast and keeps track of all my costs. Scheduling is very important to our business, and the team link keeps everyone one time! Every time I have an issue, I pick up the phone and call UDA. I have a lot of full service, online support for a lot of different products. I would say UDA is number 1. I never have to wait, and they always stay on and help until I am fully satisfied. Really excellent service!

Cons: There is really nothing that I don't like. This product has done everything i thought it would and more!

Recommendations to other buyers: All their software is easy to use, but if you are having difficulty don't hesitate to give them a call. They will figure it out.

This product is so AWESOME!

Oct 06, 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 love using this product so much!

Pros: I love the way I can access our team files from time to time, anywhere I want thru online accessing , and the customer service was so accommodating your team was so great!

Cons: For me this product was so great , I don't have any issue using it , I'm still hoping for new updates and features of this product.

Tech support is awesome.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Estimating and scheduling

Cons: Mobile app. Would like access to the entire program...primarily budget. Would like Item level estimating like Suite.

Overall: Speeds my construction process.

Slight growing adjustments but worth it

Nov 16, 2015
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The online tool takes away a lot of the monotonous emailing I have to do and helps keep everyone on board. It also reduces the number of calls I get. Clients really seem to love it and feel more connected. UDA's customer service is great. we have the ongoing support so we call anytime we have a question.

Cons: Growing pains. I was used to doing things the old way and stuck in those habits. Learning a new system is hard, but it can be freeing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take time to figure out what you need, where you are struggling, and where your current set up is failing you. Try to put a dollar value on that........ Then, see if Construction Suit will help solve those problems and improve that bottom line.

Capterra loader

Small Construction Company Use

Sep 19, 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: It keeps all you data in one place. It also is compatible with Quickbooks.

Cons: A definite learning curve when navigating through the software. Does have some limitations with transporting data to Quickbooks.

Ease of use

Feb 28, 2019
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 this is easy to use and easy to explain to my contractors for their use and accessiblity.

Cons: It's so easy to use, I guess just learning the intricate little parts in each field is my least favorite.

Overall: Communicating with my contractors is the best value of this product, if you get updated plans you upload and then are able to send quickly to everyone to update them.

All in one place

Aug 27, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ability to track all my projects resources and material in one place. The system is also easy to navigate. Tabs help a lot.

Cons: The "Resource Type" drop down menu is seriously lacking in construction trades. An option was added to add "New Types" but the system doesn't save it. So we have trades on-site for multiple days that we have scroll to "New Type" and type in the trade. If I add it, it should keep it. Same for adding a specific subcontractor. If I add "Joes Masonry" to the system on the 1st day he arrives, it should auto-populate from that point forward.

Recommendations to other buyers: I'm not sure how to answer this question, as I have no idea what others are looking for in system of this type. What we look for is a very comprehensive and adaptable system to our own needs. UDA does this better than other systems out there.

Invaluable to a growing sub-contractor

Oct 04, 2016
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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Comments: SNR Contractors & Associates started in 2009 as a family run business with 3-4 people. Today we have over 120 people working for or with us in one capacity or another. Our business has doubled each year for the last 4 years. Construction online has been incredibly helpful in keeping our Owner and PM's updated on daily activities and in conjunction with our Foundation accounting program will give us the incite to grow even more in the coming years.

Pros: Easy to use and update. Expandable. You can use only what you want or practice with the newer options until you are sure you want to use them.

Cons: Occasional outages through the Construction Online sometimes slow down the input and receipt of information. No formal training for mobile users.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask yourself what it is you want out of the program. If it's just logging and calendaring or the whole project management enchilada, Construction Online has it all. And if it doesn't, just ask them about an update. In most cases it's coming up in a new version soon.

Construction Suite provides our business with a template for success.

Jul 09, 2015
4/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Our company likes the available templates and contracts that act as a great starting point for project documentation. We also like the estimating reports and the reminders that can be added to a schedule. We have just recently begun using Construction Online and have high hopes for this to be a valuable platform for project management with subcontractors and to improve client communication.

Cons: Because the software is full featured, it can be hard to use at times, somewhat complex. The biggest functional issue is the lack of a bid management component to solicit and receive subcontractor and supplier bids and feed into an proposal.

Recommendations to other buyers: Understand that this is not a complete answer and that other bidding/estimating software and accounting software will be required.

Constantly improving. Best tool we are using in our commercial GC business.

Aug 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Red Line Plan Room, RFI's, Submittals. Pretty much all of the commercial tools are invaluable to me.

I stand by ease of navigation as well.

Cons: The mobile apps seem a little inconsistent. Wish they were all the same format which would help me teach our field users

Overall: The ease of collaboration in the fast paced commercial world I work in sums it up best

UDA stands the test of time

Aug 19, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The estimates work the way I work and the way my boss works. The support team listens and is always available with chat.

Cons: With Construction On Line I do not have the ability to keep drawings stored locally. That is to say that I want to walk a jobsite and have drawings right on my iPad. They will load but rendering time makes it impractical to use this way

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure they are going to be around for awhile like UDA. I used them a decade ago and now a back with a company that uses them also. The software does not have to be intuitive but it does have to have the functionality you need. I think UDA works hard at providing that functionality

Lost and Found

Feb 27, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: I have a small construction company in Hawaii, my wife did all of the "heavy lifting" with UDA and was always on top of how things worked. I have been forced into double duty covering all aspects UDA and Quick books our accounting program. It is such a relief to know that I can pick up the phone and get the answers to my questions or even better have the UDA tech. log on to my computer and help me find my way. The representative did not hesitate to sign on and get me up and running.

Pros: Online help and constantly updating the program.

Cons: Due to my location (Hawaii) the hours of operation are a bit of a challenge especially when Daylight savings time is in effect.

UDA Review

May 27, 2016
5/5
Overall

4.5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Coming from using a different construction planning software - I am seeing many things about UDA that I like. Obviously learning a new system can be trying - the service provided by this vendor that has helped me the most is the Live Chat option...If I only have a limited time to set something up or enter something in and hit a road block I can easily overcome it using the Live Chat vs trying to figure it out and burn through all my time...As far as the software - I am still learning but I really like what I see

Cons: In all honesty - I need to learn more about this product before I provide an opinion...as it sits right now - I am very pleased with what I see...other than creating schedules and moving tasks around and linking tasks to predecessors...sometimes the predecessors don't want to link up...but a simple page refresh seems to fix it.

Recommendations to other buyers: do you homework and realize it isn't all about price...you get what you pay for...One thing I did like about costing on this product was the option to have unlimited projects for a set fee per month as our clients have projects that range in size from $5,000 to $500,000. All projects are equally important and we shouldn't have to prioritize what project will be set up using construction software and what will not because we only have X projects available.

ConstructionOnline has vastly improved our project management!

Sep 17, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: ConstructionOnline allows our team to seamlessly handle multiple projects at one time. From the office staff to the project managers in the field, we are able to communicate and manage the project together using ConstructionOnline and the mobile apps. Project Logging is a crucial feature to our business, and running Project Logging reports has allowed us to provide updated project information to our clients at any point in time. I honestly could not imagine our office functioning the way it does without the organization and features in ConstructionOnline.

Cons: Nothing! I have only good things to say about ConstructionOnline.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would highly recommend at least giving ConstructionOnline a try before making any decisions.

Very pleasant and helpful with every person I have been dealing with

Sep 02, 2015
5/5
Overall

3.5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The organizational aspects of the software, record keeping and tracking of all the infirmation pertaining to the different jobs. Above all the Internet capabilities just great

Cons: I don't know yet, so far my experience has been very positive. The costs of the add on's not very clear

Recommendations to other buyers: The best evaluation tool is to use the software as much as you can. Also study the video's that they have made available on YouTube it give a very good overview of the different aplications. And in cobination with that use the telephone for information from the Company itself. I have found a few local people that uses the software and only heard good about it.

Very Concise and User Friendly

Sep 19, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the simplicity of the software. The newest features that allow for creations of submittals is very helpful as well, I can manage multiple facets of a project through one system which is very convenient. The operations are very simple to understand and use. It has been very helpful with keeping records of ongoing work as well as the creation of punch list work. I like that subcontractors information can be centralized as to make notifying/distributing information much easier.

Cons: I have been unable to find project logs from previous projects, when i look for work logs created in the past months, the entry has been recorded but I cannot open or view the details of the log created for that day.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for software program that is very easy to understand and use, look no further. UDA is great for managing all construction activities in and out of the field.

Organize our projects from conception to completion.....

Sep 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Efficiently organizes estimates & proposals along with change orders, pictures and other project documentation....allows communication of job information & documents with out of state customers & key company personnel via internet......this software is a good value....

Cons: While periodic updates are overall, generally improvements to the program, sometimes specific functions that once worked well become more complicated or "clunky"

Recommendations to other buyers: Identify what program functions are most important for your use......every program has strengths & weaknesses.....

I use UDA for Estimate, contracts and cost tracking

May 07, 2015
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I can honestly say that UDA Construction Online has been one of the primary tools that has enabled our company to grow from a small , "Home Office" construction company to a large design build firm with 10 employees and a full service kitchen and bath showroom. The customer service is unsurpassed and I never hesitate to call for help.

Cons: Like all software platforms, occasional upgrades cause new learning curves.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is important that you consider the long term growth of your firm. The capacity of the software has to be much greater than where your company is now.