BuildTools Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

BuildTools

Construction management built by builders, for builders.

3.77/5 (33 reviews)

BuildTools Pricing

Starting from: $199.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Monthly fee includes up to 3 users, unlimited clients, projects, and subcontractors. Additional users can be added for $20/month/user.

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BuildTools Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • In summary, great product; great service; saves us time; makes us better at what we do; helps further separate us from the competition.Jim M.Read the full review
  • Customer support has been very good and steady. They are a small, but growing, company and you can see the commitment to customer service.Jef F.Read the full review
  • The scheduling feature of the program is actually very nice. It works great and is easy to use.Craig M.Read the full review
Cons
  • The scheduling module is limited as compared to Microsoft Project but that is far from a bad thing. The RFP process is also easy.Terry W.Read the full review
  • Lost thousands of dollars due to Buildtools bug.Jessica M.Read the full review
  • Check out the speed of the program. This is a cloud based program and we always have trouble logging on.Heather W.Read the full review
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7 reviewers had the following to say about BuildTools's pricing:

Aayah Guardado

Worst construction management tool I have ever used

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-02-17
Review Source: Capterra

Buildtools was probably one of the worst apps we ever used. No one was able to understand how to utilize it and no real templates were available. Getting in contact with customer service for help wasn't very easy either.

Pros
Cost was pretty low

Cons
Everything else

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Derek Buchanan

It's perfect for smaller companies that gives you everything you need, and nothing that you don't.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to track the schedule, budget and project health and history at the press of a button.

Pros
The features are useful and helpful to the bottom line. I can track the health of my project much easier and it helps add structure to our company organization. The pricing structure allows us to utilize the software on all our projects without having to pay a premium per project. It is perfect for custom builders and re-modelers. We can track our resources more efficiently and maintain a tighter project schedule.

Cons
It occasionally will have minor glitches or lags where I will need to refresh my browser and re-try.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Terry Wardell

Reviewed 2013-10-23
Review Source: Software Advice

We are a custom builder, remodeler, and service company in the San Diego area. We work in the higher end of the residential market with over 40 employees. We have been implementing BuildTools over the last two months and should be complete with implementation by Dec.1 (a four-month process). We are currently using Timberline for our accounting package and Microsoft Project for our scheduling. We plan to shift our accounting to QuickBooks Enterprise at the first of the year. We selected BuildTools because of the integrated job costing with client and design team management features. It is working out very well. There are many options and almost unlimited user group features. We are trying to maximize this flexibility and making those choices does take some time. The biggest benefit of the software from our point of view. Forcing us to use consistent best practices while still allowing us to customize the client experience. Producing billings is exceptionally easy and fast. A client actually commented on how clear and easy it was to understand their billing (this was a cost plus bill). The scheduling module is limited as compared to Microsoft Project but that is far from a bad thing. The RFP process is also easy. Project document control, photos, etc are very simple. The ease of integration in the field with iPhone and Android tablets has been great. Taking meeting minutes with a tablet microphone greatly improves accuracy and tracking. I could comment on each module, but suffice to say it does what it says it does and it does it well. They are still improving the program. We have had a very close working relationship with Chad and his team. They have been pretty responsive but our company also has a deep background in project management and that may have an impact on how they deal with us. The pricing is extremely reasonable and the database appears to be very robust. I would purchase this software again. A commitment like this is at least a five year deal to me and we selected carefully. I am very satisfied with the software.

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Ben Polley

Transformational. Scaleable. Powerful. Appropriately priced and with solid support.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

We have been able to tie together multiple geographically dispersed staff and simultaneously dispense with multiple different tools/desktop based software. It has increased our ability to monitor work performance, share experiences and ensure continuity of work during staff absences as all project information is always available to all permitted users from virtualy any device.

Pros
BuildTools has far more features than other systems we compared in its class. This has allowed us to perform not only almost all major business functions: selections & client management, change order documentation, communications, bids procurement, budget monitoring, scheduling, and invoicing but also other important but less well promoted capabilities such as daily logs (for health, safety & schedule deviation monitoring), meeting minutes that permit tasks to be assigned & tracked (for use with clients, subcontractors/suppliers, or internally) among others. This combined with the product's progressive incremental improvements and willingness to occasionally make changes based on our own suggestions or requests add up to good value.

Cons
The advantage of having so many features can also be a detriment to new users, for whom learning and navigating the system may be overwhelming at first. This is exacerbated by weak FAQs/video tutorials and lack of proactive hints/suggestions as to how to get the most out of the software. However if one is patient and implements the system section by section as each are successively mastered and while doing so makes use of the excellent and always responsive (and free) support staff, then this shortcoming can be overcome, revealing all of the features and capabilities.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kim Cieplik

Build tools has been very helpful for our business, and for our clients

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ability for client log ins, lead tracking, Financial and Change order processes, the customer support team is great, reports, and the client dashboard. We also like the scheduling side, but think a few tweaks could be made.

Cons
Selections - This tab is great to have but is very difficult for us to use (inputting items for selections, modifying and general use is difficult). General Back end items - making changes to the settings or back end items is not intuitive. We updated our cost codes this year and making those changes on the back end and then the front end was difficult to do. Some setting changes are also hard to find in the administrator.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Craig Modisher

Reviewed 2013-01-16
Review Source: Software Advice

My company builds custom homes in upstate New York. We were looking for a software program to primarily do our scheduling for projects. Once I saw what was out there, I became interested in using a more robust program to organize the budget and selections besides the scheduling. There are many similar software setups out there that do many of the same things. Software Advice was great as far as directing us to four companies that offer what I was looking for. I chose BuildTools because they were claiming to have QuickBooks integration almost ready. Where QuickBooks would sync in each direction, with the budget tracking feature of the software. This was great, because I could see labor savings in this feature by entering costs of materials and labor on my own time and having it sync up with our QuickBooks file and all of our bookkeeping and tax prep. After four months of waiting for this feature, it still isn't up and running. There are other features to the interface that are not intuitive. I was hoping to use this software on site with my Ipad, but the processing is so slow that I gave that up. Maybe this is perfect for a smaller, one man operation, contractor. One of the other features that is nice about BuildTools is the selections entering and approval. Our current client logged in once and said it was too confusing for her, so she doesn't use it at all. If we are building a whole house, and the client doesn't want to use this software because it isn't intuitive enough for her, then this doesn't save me any time whatsoever. The scheduling feature of the program is actually very nice. It works great and is easy to use. But I don't want pay each month for a scheduling program. I have found other scheduling software for much, much cheaper. The tech support was actually very helpful as well, but it would save them (and us) a bunch of time if they just give you a manual to go over all of the basics and be able to refer back to.

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Jon Schoenheider

Reviewed 2011-06-01
Review Source: Software Advice

Regency Builders is a significant custom home builder in the Milwaukee marketplace. Our homes average $1.2 million and we typically build or remodel 20 homes a year. We have been in business since 1973. We are a systems-based, customer-focused, and family-owned company that has gained significant market share in the recession due in a large part to our reputation, quality, value, innovation and customer communication/satisfaction. We have used BuildTools since January and it has been everything that we were looking for in a online management system. This is a part of our sales process and it has been an easy tool for our team and customers to implement The BuildTools team responds quickly and fluidly to ideas and complications.

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