StatsLog Software

FIVE by StatsLog


4.5 / 5
18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

FIVE is tailor made for architects, engineers, and other construction/design professionals.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $45.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Monthly subscription. Unlimited option available.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • StatsLog Software
  • www.statslog.com
  • Founded 1984
  • Canada

About FIVE by StatsLog

Powerful and flexible construction contract administration software for architects, engineers, and other design professionals.


FIVE by StatsLog Features

  • Approval Workflow
  • Auto Extraction
  • Buy Side (Suppliers)
  • Completion Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Templates
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Government Contracts
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Sell Side (Customers)
  • Specialty Contracts
  • Version Control

FIVE by StatsLog Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Straightfoward software program for contract administration

Sep 07, 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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Pros: This is a very effective, succinct and easy to use software to track items, generate forms, and link items to each other. There are many features you can use to customize the look of templates and the interface of the each tab and forms but without making all the features overwhelming. As a result, processing paperwork to get to the contractors or clients have been significantly my time and work load, allowing to get things out the door faster. If there are any issues or help is needed on how to use some features, the staff (help desk) is extremely responsive and ensures problems are resolved.

Cons: The only minor thing about the software program is that it is not cloud-based. But that may have changed or is in the works.

Overall: This is a very easy to use and straightforward software program that I recommend to those that work in contract administration for tracking, logging, and generating forms.

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 17, 2018

Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for your feedback on FIVE, and glad you've had a great experience with our software.

We do have a beta version of a web interface for FIVE that is accessible from any Internet connected device such as a tablet or smart phone. It is currently read-only, but we can set it up for you company if there's interest.

If so, please ask your IT person to contact us as we will need to coordinate with them.

Cheers!

Overall the software performs well,

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you understand the system, it is extremely accurate in the way that you can track monies and allows it to be flexible depending on contract type etc.

Cons: Its has a lot of specialized columns, however the titles and shear number makes it hard to track down the right function sometimes.

There is currently no way to lock out users, in a big company you may have 20 people in the software without a way to lock people out they can adjust forms on multiple projects (it has happened) and time is lost recreating work. Therefor an admin function would be useful.

Due to our company size and no admin lockout, people are creating there own contacts which has lead to duplicates within the system that are slightly different which causes issues, as well as a lock out function a clean up tool is required.

Currently we are using multiple softwares in CA, if RFAs could be logged via a drop and drag and submittal's as well, the software could be a complete interface for CA.

Overall: highly customizable product, with great customer service.

I've been using Statslog for 25 years . Would not use anything else for contract admin.

Aug 08, 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: The program saves us a lot of time. It has been developed for the contract admin purpose, and it serves it well. The one program allows to do the entire contract admin with cross referencing and filing of all documents in one place. We can customize the forms and tune the program to our needs. Clarity and efficiency of it also helps our image; it impresses the clients.

Cons: Originally we thought that having to learn few things before using the program effectively is added trouble. Expectation of ready to use, easy no effort procedure are quite common. However investing some time and/or training pays off handsomely.

Overall: Saves a lot of time and money, cost is negligible compared to the increased efficiency.

Contract admin response time and efficiency impresses contractors and clients.

Filing system is well organized, all aspects of the contract admin process are coordinated and cross referenced.

It allows to build customized forms, attach documents and pictures with ease.


All the contract admin for a project in one place. It gives me control of the project.

Aug 08, 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: Elimination of redundancy. Reports, descriptions dates and documents are all logged in one place. It has rules that keeps us from over-certifying payment. It eliminates calculation errors and all the forms are customizable to different project requirements.

Cons: The way that contact list functions is problematic. Importing or entering contacts is tedious even though it has to be done only once at the beginning of the project. In order to use this software, you have to know how to administer a contract.

Overall: We used use a word processor and spreadsheets for contract administration and nothing was linked. With Statslog, everything is connected within a database. It eliminates entry error, it generates reports, forms and eliminates mathematical errors in contract amount calculations, it tracks authorizations for changes and helps to limit our liability.

Statslog Review

Sep 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease of use and how it's based on standard architectural administration processes and documentation.

I also like how it doesn't allow or questions when we do something incorrectly to standard procedures.

Cons: The only thing I don't like with Statslog is that it's not web based to where I can access it on line anywhere with web access.

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 17, 2018

Hi Doug,

Thank you very much for you feedback on FIVE by StatsLog!

We do have a beta version of a web interface for FIVE that is accessible from any Internet connected device such as a tablet or smart phone. It is currently read-only, but we can set it up for you company if there's interest.

If so, please ask your IT person to contact us as we will need to coordinate with them.

Thanks!

Excellent System

Aug 08, 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: I like the ease of setting up new projects. I like the great reports that I can generate with this system, and I also like the fact that I can customize the reports so easily. I like the way that you can take a site instruction and turn it into a change order if needed. This is a very user friendly program and we are completely satisfied with it.

Cons: The only thing that I have issue with is the fact that I can't print reports by reason like the old Stats 4, but this is not a major issue.

Overall: Faster and easier to use than Statslog 4.

StatsLog

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Inter connection between different categories, makes it easy to keep track

Cons: Complications and the way that the writing format and adding text works.

Overall: As I mentioned before , its very helpful in terms of financially managing the project and keep track of the changes in contract

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 17, 2018

Hi Ramin,

Thank you very much for the feedback about FIVE by StatsLog.

Regarding your comment that there are complications with the writing format and adding text, we'd love to hear a bit more about your experience so we can make improvements. Please feel free to contact us at support@statslog.com at any time. Thanks!

Software features

Sep 13, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Everything is documented and having the title sheets setup

Cons: - Needs to have a save button, undo or redo ...etc. like Microsoft office, saving is you are out of the page you were in which is annoying

- Very hard to past or insert images with in the reports or instructions which make the work double by exporting the document then past the photos in another program

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 17, 2018

Hi Muna,

Thank you for your feedback on FIVE!

Regarding your comment about the difficulty of inserting images in the reports/instructions, there are templating features that can be used to make this very quick and easy. Have a look at the following short video for an example of how these features work:

https://youtu.be/aJgWihz3K5k

If you have any questions after watching the video, please contact us at support@statslog.com and we'll be happy to help!

Excellent tool that makes construction admin fun!

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: You don't have to worry about double checking formulas on a spreadsheet. You get all the reports you want in seconds. Customer support is great.

Cons: I don't like the fact that the cash allowance appears on the overall status log along with the approved cash allowance draws which makes confusing the report as the total amount will not add up if done manually.

Overall: Easy construction administration.

My review

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and little to no issues.

Cons: Has some minor glitches in the past, but Statslog was able to sort it out and find a resolution.

Overall: Overall, the experience is great. At first I was not looking forward to changing from Statslog4 to FIVE but now I see the benefits of the upgraded software.

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 18, 2018

Hi Dan,

Thank you very much for your review of FIVE, and we're very pleased that you've had a great experience with the software!

StatsLog FIVE review

Sep 07, 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: ease of use, can be manipulated to suit individual needs, great customer service

Cons: could be on our end but seems to crash or have bugs more often than it should... however the updates and customer service can usually tend to these matters quickly

Excellent Billing Software

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software allows for easy tracking and assurance that project construction costs are captured securely and accurately.

Cons: This software can be time consuming to input data or find user error related mistakes.

Overall: We use Statslog for every project to certify payments as well as issue project paperwork.

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 18, 2018

Hi Nick,

Thank you very much for reviewing FIVE, and glad your experience with the software has been positive.

In terms of data input efficiency and any difficulties in finding errors, we'd love to hear more about specific areas/scenarios where you've had difficulties. If you'd like to contact us at support@statslog.com, we'd be happy to help!

StatsLog 5

Sep 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Linking items together and easy of issuing packages

Cons: Glitches in the software. Glitches in the software.

Overall: Organizes and links items together to be issued.

Vendor Response

by StatsLog Software on September 18, 2018

Hi,

Thanks for your review of the software, and we're sorry to hear that you've been experiencing "glitches" in the software. We'd like to hear more about the problems you've been experiencing so that we can resolve them.

I understand you've chosen to remain anonymous, but if you'd reconsider and contact us at support@statslog.com, we'd love to help.

An excellent tool for administration of architectural projects: draws, changes, instructions.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to track the schedule of values, contract advances, changes, holdbacks, and allowances. Forms are easily customized, and ready to use at each step of the project. Summary forms are also easily generated, allowing an overview of the status of the project at each draw.

Cons: Contractors often invent new formats for schedules of values, extras, credits, changes and related information. Statslog follows a set of strict rules (which help prevent errors) and modifications to these rules requires intervention by Statslog.

Overall: Numerous potential errors have been circumvented by the use of Statslog. The program limits the manner in which data is entered or changed to conform to industry standards and flags improper or incorrect data.

I cannot be certain, but I have used Statslog for contract admin since its DOS days

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: FIVE has made contract admin easier to use and more user-friendly, for the most part.

FIVE has consolidated the tasks of creating a document (CO, CCO etc) and getting it out.

The form set up is good and allows use of graphics.

Cons: conflicts with virus software have been annoying.

set up for meeting reports and shop dwg logs could be improved for ease of use, taylored to my needs.

I've had problems with the email function in FIVE, it could be my system, but it's still not solved.

I have had a good experience with statslog so far.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easily tracks Contract Admin documents, and creates dynamic logs.

- All forms stay consistent

- Useful search function

- Lots of customization available within forms and spreadsheets

Cons: - Not compatible with other software. Ex. Bluebeam cannot modify files once they have been placed into Statslog.

- Time Consuming to import templates into new project.

Overall: Manage incoming and outgoing paperwork

knowing the system will be great

Nov 15, 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: Issuing site reviews and site report will be Great. I can not complete this for one hundred words at this time.

Overall: Using this software, will improve control of the project.

so far it's great, we're still trying to get up to speed and havne't been able to utilize it

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's an entire full CA platform and keeps track of everything much more effectively than any other system we've to date.

Cons: There's a bit of a learning curve still and requires some tweaking along the way in order to customize it to our current process

Overall: Organized and consistent stand-alone CA system for our office that provides checks and balances as well as a great record keeping tracking system for CA in multiple projects.