Who Uses This Software?

Small to large builders & trades including renovations, custom builds & multi-storey developments for residential & commercial projects.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Buildxact
  • www.buildxact.com.au
  • Founded 2011
  • Australia

About Buildxact

Buildxact is a simple online estimating & job management tool for builders and trades in Australia & New Zealand which enables them to easily and smoothly manage jobs from first contact and quote, to final invoice. Buildxact is designed to help builders & trades reduce their admin as well as build their business. Quick & simple takeoffs & job costing, Professional quotes, Stay on top of scheduling, Streamline cost tracking & purchasing, Easy invoicing that syncs with Xero, MYOB & Quickbooks.


Buildxact Features

  • 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
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Bid Management
  • Change Orders
  • Gantt Charts
  • Job Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Rescheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Task Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Bid Management
  • Contract Management
  • CRM
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Permit Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warranty / Service Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Change Orders
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management

Buildxact Reviews Recently Reviewed!


builder use

Mar 30, 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: I love the take off tools and the ease of generating a quotation, it allows me to get ontop of pricing and take offs and the ability to calculate variations based off of subcontractors m2 rates without waiting for my subbies to get back to me is invaluable.

also when entering the line items I love that it can allow me to add in a picture into the specifications so that my client knows exactly what products are included in my quote and it also gives me to option to nominate items as provisional costs or provisional sums at the click of a button further more, I can select if the item is a task in the schedule so I have the ease of generating a gannt chart as i go with little to no down time so when I submit my quote I know exactly how long I need to build.

Cons: overall they have captured everything well and the only items I dont like are some of the little bugs that come with developing such a great software such as:

1. I would like a little more functionality in the plan scaling section.

2. The RFQ's tie themselves to line items and can't be adjusted without deleting the RFQ's or overriding them manually

3. All RFQ's have to be tied to a Job, you can't send off rfq's once the project becomes a Job for further item shopping for savings nor can you issue the rfq to subbies without having to mess around with your Quotes and categories.

4. the project cost analysis only seems to work off of purchase orders and work orders, you can't just tally up numbers under line items such as fixings which may require 10=15 receipts so you need to create a purchase order to tally it up. also, you can only issue invoices in the cost plus projects for expenses worn and not preempt expenses which makes it impossible to issue invoices in a pro active manner to get the client paying the bill.

6. The gannt chart lacks the flexibility and function that I am used to from such programs as smart sheet (another great software that we use)

5. It would be great to have it as an app and in the future look at expanding the software to a fully integrated project management software similar to plan grid

Overall: We absolutely love Build xact, it's not perfect for my individual desires but it sure does capture my needs in a massive way, we can't imagine operating without it now.

there is nothing like being certain on your pricing when negotiating with clients and subbies, it puts you in such a more powerful position and takes away a lot of the stress

Most Practical Builders Estimating and Quoting Software

Jan 21, 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: Ease of use

Fast and easy to get the hang of it

Simple takeoffs

Makes Fantastic Automatic Quotes for your clients which make you stand out.

Job Tracking and Management

what else can i say its the all rounder package that has given me the advantage in winning more work

Cons: I haven't had any issues with the system, they are constantly upgrading and making it more user friendly.

Overall: Since Using Build Exact i have won more work.

my business management has improved and able to stay on top of my estimates, its ease of use.

professional quotes which make you stand out to others.

Overall its the best Estimating/takeoff cloud based system.

i highly recommend it to all business in the construction industry.

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Reon Paterson, GM- Smith&Sons

Jan 29, 2019
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: We run a large franchise business across New Zealand and Australia. The fact that it is cloud based makes it very easy for us to use anywhere,anytime. I also like the team and their approach to listening closely to feedback from users, they're always looking to improve the system.

Cons: Hard to say. The variation function is limited at times as you cant use recipes to price them up quickly.

Overall: outstanding.

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Just what we needed.

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to use, being able to upload the drawings and do the takeoffs has saved us heaps of time.

Cons: While it's not really a con, we already use a CRM and project management software for our jobs and cost tracking so these features aren't really relevant to us.

Overall: Buidxact has sped up our estimating and the templates we've created have made us a lot more efficient.