Bolt Features

Bolt

Construction management for sub-contractors

4.43/5 (56 reviews)

Bolt Feature Summary

  • Mobile access
  • Online scheduling
  • Task scheduling
  • Builder system integration
  • Reporting tools
  • Document management / storage
  • QuickBooks integration
  • At-a-glance visuals
  • Work order status
  • Auto confirm
  • Labor and material tracking
  • Bid management
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Change orders
  • Contract management
  • Contractors
  • Document / photo management
  • Incident reporting
  • Job scheduling
  • Permit management
  • Residential
  • Selection sheets
  • Subcontractor management
  • Submittal management
  • Supplier management
  • Task management
  • Timesheets
  • Warranty / service management
  • Drag and drop functionality

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Bolt Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Bolt's features:

Joseph Fabian

Bolt Review

2019-08-19

very happy with the tracking of job activity, billing and job status

Pros

All job related items in one place.

Cons

Sometimes it runs slow and does not appears to be because of internet connection.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks for the feedback, Joseph!

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Jana Dale

Great software to increase efficiency & keep history data

2017-04-25

Bolt is a helpful scheduling software tool both in the office and out in the field via its mobile capabilities.

Pros

Forecast, Report, Mobile Capabilities, Calendar view, multiple user access and drag & drop documents & pictures

Cons

inability to change color template

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Hey Jana! Thank you for the feedback. We did release a feature allowing you to change the color template. Hope that helps!

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Anonymous
(Construction company, 201-500 employees)

Best scheduling software for the price!

2019-01-09

Overall I think the Bolt Subcontractor software can be a very useful tool for subcontractors of any size, however a more conscious effort to make the mobile app for efficient would really take this program to the next level.

Pros

Bolt Subcontractor Software is an excellant scheduling software.

Cons

Not every subcontractor or crew will have access to tablets.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thank you for your feedback! Hopefully, the new app release that we did in early 2019 solved your problems. If not, please reach out to support@runbolt.com and we will make sure you get help.

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Omar Gutierrez

Bolt Review

2019-08-12

Pros

I love the real time updates.

Cons

Cannot be tailored to your specific needs without affecting other companies using bolt. Needs a little more end user options and settings

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks, Omar! We appreciate your feedback.

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Teri Simmons

Bolt Review

2019-08-12

Pros

Importing customer contact info (name, phone, email) should be automatic when a work order is generated for an occupied home.

Cons

Seeing multiple crews and their availability, locations would help us to determine if we have someone in area on a requested day/time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks for the feedback, Teri!

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dave Kelly

Expanding usage

2019-08-20

Need more usage time to give more fair assessment

Pros

Keeps up to date record of site status if users properly participating

Cons

Lack of auto populating and need for a general allocation of activity WITHOUT needing an address

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Dave! We will take note of your feedback and see what we can come up with for a solution.

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Scott Johnson

Strong potential but still growing.

2017-04-18

I was placed in charge of the programs setup and roll out and once I learned the software, the options and customizability are pretty incredible.

Pros

Automates some of our processes.

Cons

iPads crash frequently and any time we make admin changes in the system, the system has a fairly large mishap of some kind.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Bolt

BOLT needs to develop a customer service team dedicated to customers calling in with issues for a faster response. I have called our account rep. and never had a return call. Usually, if he does it'll be a text at the end of the day stating that he'll reach me tomorrow. It feels like I have to follow up with him most of the time.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Scott!

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Brenda Coleman

Bolt

2019-08-12

All of our employees are using the program and have the exact same access to all documents, work orders, etc. for each home.

Pros

The guys in the field can upload pictures and complete or change work orders I love the ability to invoice directly into my Quickbooks program

Cons

working out the kinks with invoicing has been kind of a pain

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thank you Brenda! We appreciate your feedback.

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Dean Stramondo

Bolt

2019-08-14

I can flip blueprints if needed

Pros

Easy for me to access job plans and order material.

Cons

I did not have any yet.so far everything is ok

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks, Dean!

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Kailee King

Great Software program for expanding businesses

2019-08-20

We are able to get more money from the contractors for things that we didn't have proof were done and were in situations for he said she said so now have proof in pictures and are able to collect more.

Pros

There are a lot of benefits to using this as long everyone is on board with using and learning the steps. The real time tickets are great, the pictures are a big help for us and the owner and sales guys can access the work that has been done as well.

Cons

Not much to complain about, and if we had had issues they have been on top of solutions and fixes

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks for the review, Kailee!

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Dana Scarberry

Bolt Review

2019-08-19

Pros

Keeps track of work orders throughout the process

Cons

Some options and features don’t work like they should when using the app

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Dana! We've taken note of your feedback and will reach out to your internal Bolt Champion to see what we can do to help!

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Teri Simmons

Scheduling Review

2017-04-18

This is a feature that is still a work in progress and could be easier to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Teri!

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Jerry Adair

My Review of Bolt

2017-04-24

Use Bolt every week for reports. Runs flawlessly without a problem.

Pros

User friendly

Cons

Nothing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Jerry!

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jonas cattell

has been a big help

2017-04-18

BOLT has been a big help in getting our company organized with work orders and keeping track of them.

Pros

the audit trial so you can track what people are doing

Cons

like any new program its just about working out the bugs for our particular needs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks, Jonas!

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Billy Hester

Bolt

2019-08-27

Pros

Its very smooth to locate the schedule and change accordingly

Cons

when selecting the edit feature from the scheduled task , if you edit any portion of the workorder , when you click update , it takes you out of the workorder and I always have to go back into workorder , but if you click on the woerkorder tab , its all good

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Hey Billy! Thanks for the feedback. We will take note of your experience and see what we can do to improve it!

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Matthew Weber

Bolt review

2019-09-05

Pros

Information updates instantly and I can see all my upcoming work.

Cons

As a user once I complete a job it gets cleared from my queue and I can't see my jobs I have completed for the week.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Hi Matthew! I believe we can help you bring up the necessary info. Can you please reach out to support@runbolt.com?

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Logan Coats

This app can be very useful...

2019-08-13

More frustrating than problem solving!

Pros

Being able to pull up job site “blueprints” is very appealing

Cons

Supervisor will task multiple things and it doesn’t get relayed to the field tech in time causing reoccurring visits to the job site... and on and on...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Hi Logan! Thanks for your feedback! We just wanted you to know that what you experienced is a known issue and is scheduled to be resolved in about 2 weeks.

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Chris Jensen

Clear, precise, practical

2017-04-28

Added controls.

Pros

Accurate to industry and defaults are extremely accurate to real operations.

Cons

APP button to be changed to customer branding.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Chris!

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Michael Jarvis

Love vs hate

2019-08-12

I am ALWAYS the first man in my company to set eyes on a new job. I also make a habit of being right on time, if not early with my particular kind of installation.

Pros

I did/do absolutely love having any and all information pertinent to my job right at my fingertips in a matter of seconds, provided that information is valid and has been successfully uploaded onto Bolt before I need it.

Cons

I did/do dislike having to order my work materials through the Bolt App.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks, Michael! There is a good chance that your feedback regarding submitting material requests requires a simple setting change. We will reach out to your internal administrator to advise.

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Victoria Rosella

Bolt Review from small business

2019-08-14

If I have a problem, Clinton is always available to help walk me through either in an email, through a video or on the phone.

Pros

This software puts all my information in one place at the superintendents fingertips. I also allows me to bill easily from the system.

Cons

At the beginning it was difficult to find the time to input all the data, but after that was completed it was easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thank you for the feedback, Vicki!

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Stephen Mogonye

Review

2019-08-26

I love Bolt

Pros

It has streamlined our company. Better communication between the office and field.

Cons

I wish that when we completed a work order, an email would be sent directly to builder instead of the field super.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Hi Stephen! Just wanted to let you know that the completion feature you need is actually on our roadmap for 2019. It should be released shortly!

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Joshua Causey

Revolutionized the way we do our business

2015-11-19

We have completely mobilized our job data, allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize our field work force.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thank you for your review!

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Scott Henry

Very impressed - easy to use

2019-08-27

This has helped our company tremendously. No more paper files, boxes of plans(redlines). All information and service notes are available anywhere

Pros

The ease at which all of my jobs and history is at my fingertips at any location

Cons

Slow process when opening app the first time after closing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks Scott!

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Darren Fishman

not enough real daily experience yet to give full feedback

2017-04-28

Pros

ability to understand and adapt to our business process and easily adapt to our flow of production needed

Cons

It would be better if one main page controlled everything for the job. However, i am still very new to the software, so I may not be the best judge yet

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks for the feedback, Darren!

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Robyn Dutcher

Convenience

2019-08-19

I have to check in to bolt on a daily bases the book see what jobs I have and the mark my jobs complete and I don't have any complaints

Pros

It is very easy to use It's always up and running no complaints everything's on the

Cons

Nothing so far it's always been up and running for me I have to check on a daily from my jobs and they're always there

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bolt Software Technology


Thanks for the feedback, Robyn!

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