BuildIT Systems

BuildIT Systems

4.5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Contractors (residential, commercial), specialty trades, renovators, high end custom home builders who tend to work closely with their clients, project managers, superintendents, landscape contractors

Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Pricing Details
    Volume/prepayment discounts, in/out privileges
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BuildIT Systems
  • Founded 2000
  • Canada

About BuildIT Systems

Easy to use construction scheduling, organization, and communication tool for small to mid-sized residential, commercial, and specialty trade contractors. Assign and track tasks; share files and photos; communicate by email, fax, and text message; quickly create a variety of construction documents - all organized by job. Save thousands of dollars per year over the competition; no expensive per-project pricing or hidden fees. Free test drive in seconds, free assistance in creating your schedule.

BuildIT Systems Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • Document / Photo Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Permit Management
  • Residential
  • Selection Sheets
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Submittal Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Timesheets
  • Warranty / Service Management

BuildIT Systems Reviews

Scheduling and access to your schedule from anywhere, even my Android

Sep 12, 2011
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: All of our jobs are small, one man per job and he can do1-3 jobs per day. BuildIt is limitless to how many jobs you put in. The search engine to find job history is fantastic, when a customer has a question. We attach PDFs, photos from the workers in the field (from their cell phones), to the jobs- or to tasks within the job. Many of our jobs are repeat customers, in repeat units. Usually a year or two later. So, to have record of every task completed in every unit we have ever worked in- inclluding who did the work, photos, PDFs of work orders, etc. is fantastic. The system is very easy to use, and finding what you need is very fast. There are usually several ways to find what you are looking for in the records stored in BuildIt. I love that you do not need to run any special software, or have to update anything. I am very mobile- so any computer will work- in a hotel lobby, a relative I might stay with, the library, or these days even my Android phone- from a web browser.

Cons: There are some minor limitations because it is web-based, but you learn to work around what may have been comfortable to use in the past. Much of my challenge lies in email. An example is to choose who you are sending to, you must click through the contact list, as apposed to beginning to type in MS Outlook and it auto fills for you. Again, the trade off for the other benefits outweigh web-based program limitations. There is almost always a work around.

Overall: This is a great program, and the folks that built it really care about my success. You rarely, rarely, find that kind of service in today's electronic market. The product itself is so easy to implement, you can be running a major operation within a day or two, with a very short learning curve. And in the long term, the web-based back up of our data helps me sleep at night. Being able to access what we had scheduled in the past within a minute or two is great. I highly recommend the program.

Beacon Construction

Sep 06, 2011
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Relatively easy to use.
Categorizes information nicely.
Keeps all information together.
Can be accessed from any machine anywhere.
Makes sharing information easier.
Support is great and the system keeps being improved.

Cons: A little clunky as you have to be careful how you process / handle certain aspects.
Needs a little experience to be able get fully use of the system.
Not able to save changes back up to the system without re importing.
Removing / backing up information off the system is not easy.

Overall: Generally very happy with what the system provides.
It is particularly good at handling / sorting emails and job information.
Scheduling is also very good.
File handling is a little less convenient although once on the system it is easy to distribute / share. Not quite so convenient if you need to make changes to that information.

The one to buy!

Sep 05, 2011
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease of use, templates, email, fax, on line schedule for all subs, after 2 years of use I am still finding all the extra features, EXCELLENT customer support! I have never been asked to purchase any support plan. Works great on a Mac Computer, integrates with Safari just great, monthly pricing and yearly are great and cheap enough to easily work into a budget.

Cons: No smartphone integration, (needs import contacts from smart phones i.e. iPhone)

Overall: This is a great program! When contact integration is built in it WILL be perfect!