BuildSmart Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BuildSmart

Construction Cost Management and ERP software

4.14/5 (14 reviews)

BuildSmart overview

What is BuildSmart?

Designed for construction and engineering companies, BuildSmart is an enterprise management solution that offers costing and enterprise accounting. An integrated system, BuildSmart eliminates departmentalization and aims to streamline real-time analysis to cover any possible accounting scenario. Features include Procurement, Accounting, Payroll, Plant, Yard & Store Management, Subcontract Management, Business Intelligence, HR and Time & Attendance.

RIB CCS understand that value is leaked or lost across the entire project lifecycle, where labour costs and plant & equipment management represent the largest areas of potentials risk. These risks are all managed through BuildSmart, where BuildSmart leverages the benefits of best practice and years of experience in the contracting industry, so that it allows any contracting organisation to immediately gain a competitive advantage.

From purchase order to payment cycle, BuildSmart handles the entire requisition process with procurement tools. Businesses can eliminate common procurement issues, such as billing errors, and view real-time order statuses using integrated electronic request for quotations (eRFQ), configurable multi-level workflow approvals, and extensive reporting tools. During the accounting process, BuildSmart is able to provide real-time cost management information by reporting all accrued and actual project costs, by activity and ledger code. Additionally, BuildSmart can manage any organizational structure and will also manage inter-company transactions, consolidations, and reporting, on top of multiple currency environments.

BuildSmart’s real time cost reporting capability ensures that the latest activity based costings and updates are readily available when required. BuildSmart makes it possible to accurately compare actual costs to anticipated project costs in real-time, allowing for timely management interventions and leading to improved margins.
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Pricing

Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

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M
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Markets

United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany

Supported languages

English
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BuildSmart reviews

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Younus Mohammad

Buildsmart - Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience, if they fix some bugs like and add some more features (one click voucher should open from report) to save the time.

Pros
Very good budget control management, Project accounting is so easily monitored, ease in monthly closing, depreciation posting & WIPcalculations, Nice tool for cost allocation if you have manyr departments, activity wise project procurement control etc. uploading a huge journal data through excel sheet template

Cons
Payroll module is a long hectic and not user friendly, unable to go directly to the voucher from a particular report, you have to type voucher num manually as the buildsmart does not have a feature to take you in one click, If an asset is added into fixed assets then again need to update/edit in master list.

Response from Construction Computer Software


Dear Younus, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us, please see feedback regarding your comments: We would recommend a training session on the payroll in order to increase your ease of use. The process is very simple from the capture of hours against contracts, cost codes & activities, capture any advised payments or deductions, capture leave & sick days, calculate, check, print payslips & create the WPS file with the final process of posting to the GL being an integrated system. Updating the asset master is a control process as the asset master requires so much more detail with all the depreciation options available in the system as well as other asset information. The Voucher numbering was developed purely for India & the Gulf, it complies to the requirement of sequential numbering for filing systems and document retrieval. This was never designed to be a focus of the system & not designed to drill down to a voucher number.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Clay Oosterloo

Great for Construction Costing and Financial Accounting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Great tool for the Construction industry.

Pros
The idea that construction contracts are seamlessly costed into an accounting format, for ease of reporting. Both for cost reports and financial statements.

Cons
Customer support never calls you back and some functionality can be better.

Response from Construction Computer Software


Dear Clay,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience using CCS BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team.
Have a super day.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Hardus du Plessis

BS Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Integratable with Candy, so reporting between accounting and contracting are very accurate.

Cons
Support as Valued customer at NO cost. Always cost associated with everything even though one pay licence fees etc.

Response from Construction Computer Software


Dear Hardus
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team for review.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

BuildSmart for all

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

As mentioned above, it is a learning tool for the company and we are busy experiencing new features and report reading and excited to see what we can achieve by utilising the system on a full function basis.

Pros
What I love most about the software is the reporting system. I base it on weekly and monthly performance appraisals. I also appreciate the fact that it can direct you in terms of cost saving and very excited when new features are released. It shows that the voices of other customers are heard and CCS is constantly working to improve the use of the software.

Cons
I cannot think of anything yet as we are still new to the system and as we experience challenges, the customer support is constantly there to assist.

Response from Construction Computer Software


Dear BuildSmart User
Thank you for sharing your experience with BuildSmart, your support is highly appreciated and we assure you of our continued support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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akhyar khan

Klapmfer Middle East Buildsmart Findings

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

its good software having very unique required features … there is always need for betterment one must keep on updating quality features.

Pros
Reporting is very good in this software

Cons
Reporting based on Items must be there suppose we need how much steel we bought in a year I couldn't find this feature in this software. we can segregate info based on suppliers but not based on items.

Response from Construction Computer Software


Dear Akhyar,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support. Please see below feedback regarding your comments:
In the Orders By Selection report, you have the option of running the report for a specific resource and as you are aware, each type of steel has a resource code and this can be run from a specific resource to a specific resource so you could get the complete range of steel resources across all contracts. In addition to this, if you are not procuring from a resource code, there are multiple options to report materials procured. By Ledger Code to filter type of Material or DESCRIPTION can be used and by entering a key word, all orders using the key word, like steel, would be reported.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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BuildSmart pricing

Pricing options
One time license
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Please contact RIB CCS directly for pricing information.

BuildSmart features

Accounting Integration
Job Costing
Projections
Subcontractor Management

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Activity Dashboard (61 other apps)
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Bid Management (56 other apps)
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Collaboration Tools (61 other apps)
Customizable Templates (44 other apps)
Data Import/Export (54 other apps)
Document Management (62 other apps)
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Project Management (77 other apps)
Project Tracking (54 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (52 other apps)
Third Party Integration (47 other apps)

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Additional information for BuildSmart

Key features of BuildSmart

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • B2B Web Functionality
  • Bar Coding
  • Batch Import
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Change Orders
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contractors
  • Debtor and Subcontractor Tracking
  • Delivery Reconciliation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Formwork
  • Fuel Management
  • General Ledger Entry
  • IFRS 15 Profit Recognition
  • Multi-Currency
  • Overrun Projections
  • PunchOut
  • Purchase Orders
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFQs
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Repair History
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scaffolding
  • Tax Management
  • Timesheet Management
  • Usage History
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Benefits

• Fully integrated software solution eliminating departmental silos
• Web based / Cloud solution allowing real time global access to a central system providing immediate accurate and powerful decision making information
• Multi-location, multi-currency and multi-organisational enabled
• Control of budget at both quantity and value level
• Excellent reporting and analytics
• Bi-directional integration with Candy to allow accurate and easy Actual vs. Allowable reporting
• Mobile functionality
• Electronic Approval System (EAS)
• Unlimited workflows for all business processes
• Unlimited approval trees and hierarchies
• IFRS Compliant