Buildxact Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Buildxact

Online estimating & job management for builders & trades

5.0/5 (10 reviews)

Buildxact overview

Buildxact is an online construction management software for builders and trades in Australia and New Zealand to manage and estimate jobs, from first contact to quote and final invoice, with quote, scheduling and purchasing management tools, and job cost tracking, invoice management features, and more. Buildxact is designed to help builders and trades streamline their administrative processes with simple takeoffs and job costing functionality, plus synchronization with Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks accounting apps. Buildxact offers local training and support when businesses need it.

As an online solution, Buildxact gives users the flexibility to access their construction management tools anywhere, anytime via any internet-enabled device, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles. A simple takeoff management tool allows users to count items and perform lineal, square or cubic metre takeoffs in a few clicks. Buildxact facilitates accurate job costing and estimating with built-in price lists, composite recipes, automatic wastage and rounding features. Quote management tools enable users to create professional, branded quotes which they can print or email to their customers. Buildxact allows users to give customers detailed specifications with images and a clear breakdown of any PC/PS items.

Estimates enable users to create job schedules automatically, while cost tracking and purchasing capabilities help users create purchase or work orders and manage their budget effectively. Clear, central dashboards allow users to track their budget spend at-a-glance, and pre-formatted templates enable users to create invoices for jobs quickly and easily. Further tracking features allow users to track customer payments and any other outstanding balances. Integration with accounting apps like QuickBooks and MYOB enable users to track their finances and sync purchases and invoices for payments or reconciliations automatically. Buildxact also allows users to integrate with the Deputy workforce management app to manage timesheets efficiently.
www.buildxact.com.au

Pricing

Starting from
$125/month
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Markets

Australia

Supported languages

English
Buildxact screenshot: Buildxact's cloud job management software lets users access Buildxact from anywhere – in the office, on site, at home, or on the road with just an internet connection and a browserBuildxactBuildxact screenshot: Upload plans and do takeoffs on-screen. Takeoffs can be in lineal metres, square metres, cubic metres, and counted per itemBuildxact screenshot: Use the takeoff measurements to cost up the job, then add specifications with photos, before printing or emailing professional quotes to customersBuildxact screenshot: Turn estimates into professional, branded quotes with just the click of a buttonBuildxact screenshot: Create job schedules automatically from estimates, then send reminder messages to the user's trades automaticallyBuildxact screenshot: Produce variations based on refunds, item changes, overspends or additional customer requests quickly and easilyBuildxact screenshot: Create professional invoices for contract or cost-plus jobs, using pre-formatted and ready to go templatesBuildxact screenshot: Plug straight into Xero, MYOB, and Quickbooks to track finances accurately and efficiently Buildxact Customer Story – L O’Grady Constructions

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Stephen Wilson

builder use

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

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

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Geoff Cook

Product Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-03
Review Source: Capterra

I can now keep up with all quotes & take offs, time is saved massively! Not too mention I can attach all my contracts and save all my templates from all my suppliers, I love it!!

Pros
Keeping up with all our take offs, sending invoices/quotes etc

Cons
No iPhone app, so we can access all costings and other areas that you can from a PC, I have bookmarked the site so I have easy access to some areas of Builxact from my iPhone, that’s the only improvement I can see what will make this software

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Steve Yagmur

Ease of use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
how easy it is to use, provide digital take off, purchase orders

Cons
not a great fan of the schedule, im sure its easy to use as well but never got around to it.

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Rob Jeeves

Simple & Effective software for Builders

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-04
Review Source: Capterra

Buildxact has been an extremely effective business support tool for our network of builders providing them virtually one place to run their business.

Pros
Buildxact is a comprehensive estimating and job tracking software package for builders and building companies of all sizes. It's simplicity of use yet effectiveness to cover nearly all aspects relatable to a construction project has made it the number choice for our network of builders which has positively impacted their businesses and lives.

Cons
Buildxact lacks a detailed CRM tool but this can be covered by other additional applications. However, I do believe Buildxacts version is in production phase for release soon.

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Phillip Ouzounis

Most Practical Builders Estimating and Quoting Software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Buildxact pricing

Starting from
$125/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Entry: $149/month billed monthly or $125/month billed annually
Pro: $249/month billed monthly or $208/month billed annually
Teams: $399/month billed monthly $333/month billed annually

Buildxact features

Activity Dashboard
Change Order Management
Estimating
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics

API (34 other apps)
Activity Tracking (43 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (34 other apps)
Bid Management (40 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (48 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (35 other apps)
Data Import/Export (43 other apps)
Document Management (43 other apps)
Document Storage (42 other apps)
Job Costing (32 other apps)
Project Management (53 other apps)
Project Tracking (34 other apps)
Projections (92 other apps)
Real Time Updates (36 other apps)
Subcontractor Management (34 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Buildxact

Key features of Buildxact

  • Historical database
  • Cost database
  • Building product database
  • Customer management
  • Takeoffs
  • Project scheduling
  • HVAC estimating
  • Electrical estimating
  • Plumbing estimating
  • Visual assemblies
  • Assembly takeoff
  • Elevation checking
  • Error checking
  • Permit management
  • RFI & submittals
  • Item counting
  • Built-in price lists
  • Composite recipes
  • Automatic wastage
  • Rounding
  • Detailed specifications
  • Invoice statements
  • Customer payment tracking
  • Financial tracking
  • Deputy workforce management app integration
  • Automatic SMS/email reminders
  • Automated reconciliation
  • Budget tracking
  • Staff calendar
  • Change order management
  • Employee management
  • Estimating
  • Invoice management
  • Electronic planning
  • Progress tracking
  • Proposal generator
  • Purchase orders & variations
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Invoice template management
  • Timesheets
  • Activity dashboard
  • Contractor management
  • Purchasing management
  • Cost estimating
  • Project estimating
  • Reporting & analytics
  • Access control
  • Job scheduling
  • Customer management
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Benefits

Buildxact’s cloud software allows users to access job and estimating information anywhere, anytime, via any internet-enabled device.
Buildxact provides a complete solution for estimating and managing construction jobs from the first takeoff to the final invoice. Buildxact also offers local training and support for businesses that need it.
Quick and simple takeoff management functionality allows users to upload plans and do their takeoffs on-screen. Takeoffs can be counted per item or in lineal, square or cubic metres.
Buildxact supports accurate job costing, allowing users to utilize the takeoff measurements to cost up their job. Users can also add specifications with photos, then print or email professional quotes to customers.
Users can create job schedules automatically from their estimates, and control their job by tracking progress against the budget spent and amount invoiced. Automated SMS and email reminders serve to enhance the productivity of sub-contractors.