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4.5

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222

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Pricing details

Entry(Estimating only): $149/month billed monthly
Pro: $249/month billed monthly

What users say

Enjoyable to use, simple to develop a tender, and build up pricing and to know what you have made at the back end of a project.
When i was introduced by my employer to this software i loved it from that first time. Im not too flashy on pricing & setting jobs up but BXT has helped me alot.

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John S.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy Estimating

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy estimation production that has saved us hundreds of hours over the past few years. Also pricing client variations and options is easy. I though our last estimating product was quick and easy to use until we trialed BuildXact.

Pros

Easy and intuitive to use, simple import plans and scaling. Its also easy to used similar quotes as templates.

Cons

Labeling all the plan pages takes a while, but once that is done then your off to the races.

Vendor response

Thanks, John for the great feedback.

JM
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Jacob M.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great product!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've thoroughly enjoyed the software.

Pros

The BuildXact software implements very well with our accounting software and makes the task of reconciling job costings hassle free! I really like the invoice and quote design functionality - the fact that you can customise the design and layouts, and save these templates for future next project is a real time saver, and the quotes come out looking great! The take-off tool is a game changer, to be able to scale your drawings digitally and calculate required materials using the distance and area ruler saves a heap of time with pricing and ordering materials!

Cons

It would be nice to have a mobile app, although not essential.

Vendor response

Thanks for using Buildxact.

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Harold O.

Construction, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My Buildxact review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Estimate writing is much easier, and more reliable than previously done. I just tried another software package for 6 weeks. Had thought of making the change on based on monthly Pricing. What I have here may be a bit more per month, but the overall savings on time, reliability, presentation organization, is worth much more.

Pros

The ease of Authoring the Quote. Being able to create and add Categories and line items keeps the quotes organized and easy to review. I like my quotes to be presented chronologically as the work will be progressed. The ability to Move categories, and or individual items is great. And simple as this sounds, being able to insert a line where ever I want, is priceless.

Cons

I have only used this software for the writing of quotes. After 1.5 years of use, the only shortfall I have is to be able to total out individual items throughout the quote such as labor, materials, equipment.

Vendor response

Thanks for such an awesome review Harold

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Stephen W.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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builder use

Reviewed 5 years ago

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...

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Thanks for the awesome review Stephen!

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Luke P.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Abroenet Constructions - BX review

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been a great addition to my business with its integration to xero and deputy.

Pros

I love the estimating, the take off tool within the estimating section. Its easy to convert a quote to a project. It links to my suppliers pricing which means i should always have the most up to date pricing avaialble

Cons

Dont like that you pay per user, not just per account. Or have a residential package to suit up to 5 users say. The timeline scheduling, unless I'm not using correctly is difficult to edit and frustrating so i dont use it like i probably should. Love that it links to xero and Deputy

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Thanks for the great review Luke!

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Nick S.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Residential Renovations building Company review

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience with BuildXact has definitely been positive. It has streamlined and simplified our quoting and cost planning processes.

Pros

I find the estimating features to be easy to use and effective in generating accurate project estimates / quotations. Leading on to 'Job' stage the historical data and cost plan is essential for reviewing and maintaining project cost controls. The Variation portal is also very beneficial with submitting and tracking any changes as the project progresses

Cons

I dont find the Accounting Software integration to be beneficial as the communication between Xero and Build Xact is not 2-way.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Nick!

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Bruce G.

Construction, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact - Estimating Game Changer

Reviewed 2 years ago

Estimates are so much quicker. I have been an estimator for over 20years and this system makes my job so much easier and faster.

Pros

The digital take-off is by far the best part of this software in my opinion. When linked to Recipes I can complete a full estimate far quicker then I ever have using other systems. Very easy to use and set up.

Cons

It woud be great if you could have a report while still in estimating stage of all Cost Centres with Recipes allocated, not being able to add more than one item at a time is a pain.

Vendor response

Thanks for such great feedback Bruce!

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Rachel W.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Amazing support and easy to use

Reviewed a year ago

Buildxact have a team that ACTUALLY care about your business and help find solutions.

Pros

The support is fantastic. Any issues we come across, whether user or system, we get super fast solutions or training advice. The system is cost effective.

Cons

Would be great to have more reports and timesheets (we hate having to use Deputy to sync as Deputy is super complex).

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Rachel

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Leigh N.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Highly recommend

Reviewed 3 years ago

We can easily keep on-top of all variations, invoicing, and schedules - also keeping a track of job costs via purchase orders has been really beneficial.

Pros

Being able to upload all types of plans and the ease of measuring up complex projects.

Cons

The Variation forms would be much better if you could list/add 'Actual Cost' items after the variation has been made up. (if something was accidentally missed) Being unable to export screen shots to show trades certain areas of what we have allowed etc.

Vendor response

Thanks for using Buildxact Leigh!

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Scott D.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Making Life easier

Reviewed 3 years ago

Could not be happier with BuildXact and get really good feed back from clients and our accountant team

Pros

From tracking quotes, to take offs and organizing your quote in a professional way, to sending purchase orders and tracking your project to the cent, BuildXact is by far the best value for money estimating/project management software on the market.

Cons

The scheduling is a bit clunky in comparison to MS Project

Vendor response

Thanks for your great feedback.

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Lee B.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ive tried many but Buildxact always comes out on top

Reviewed a year ago

Buildxact helps me to manage and keep track of costings and scheduling, also leads

Pros

I find that Buildxact is the easiest software to learn from scratch, it is the most intuitive construction management software that i have found so far

Cons

In the early days there were a few limitations that led me to search for more comprehensive packages, but i came back after a year or so of try others and found that a lot of the issues had been addressed, such as customer portal.There are still things like mobile app with company skin that would be a great additionMore editable types of invoice and document templates Would be great and also ability to set up a job template for cost plus with different sections / categories would be fantastic

Vendor response

Thanks for such a great review Lee!

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Joshua D.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Construction management made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I love that i never have to worry "did i send that order or book that tradie?" It is so easy to issue price requests, purchase orders, work orders and program my jobs/subbies and if i ever need to check that a task has been done i have the reassurance that the systems are in place to control all that communication.

Cons

The invoicing when completing cost plus projects could have more options and be more customisable.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great feedback and for using Buildxact.

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Scott M.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact has become integral to the success of my business

Reviewed 3 years ago

Love it. Enjoyable to use, simple to develop a tender, and build up pricing and to know what you have made at the back end of a project

Pros

The ease to develop a new project each time is a great tool. Even allowing the copy a similar project from previous tenders saves so much time. The ability to have separate categories for each trade, and to individually add margin where required is such an integral tool to use. The ability to use existing formulas from historical jobs creates and ease and confidence when pricing. I love the take-off options, that can be used on-site and for others to price,

Cons

Nothing really but think the tender letters could have more options aesthetically

Vendor response

Thanks for the great feedback Scott.

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Fasi T.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Positive feedback

Reviewed 3 years ago

when i was introduced by my employer to this software i loved it from that first time. im not too flashy on pricing & setting jobs up but BXT has helped me alot. so easy to use too. what i love most is how itemised my quotes are & how clear it is to clients.

Pros

love providing clients with tasks lists & gant chart schedule. they always want to know whats happening & when its happening.

Cons

to be honest, nothing. i havent experienced anything negative. i am still learning everyday how to improve my knowledge & skills using this software but other than that, its been a dream.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great feedback.

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Jade C.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Jade Buildxact review

Reviewed 3 years ago

very good and usefull program. i love that you can speak directly to developers

Pros

ease of use. price pointed very well. Australian company.

Cons

not all the features of larger program. sometimes slow to add new features. not able to measure drawings once converted to job. not able to mark up drawings to send to contractors. no ability to run TPAR report does not send material credits across to accounting software needs to have the ability to have multiple scales on 1 single page of plans for take off. when marking a customer payment on an invoice sent from buildxact it does not send the payment across to accounting package

Vendor response

Thank you Jade for the great feedback.

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rod h.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Buildxact - Estimating made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have had no issues with buildxact and now have futile licences and users

Pros

Its very quick and easy to generate professionals looking quotes, You need to do all the estimating to get your pricing and in the click of a button you have a quote

Cons

I feel there needs to be some more client notes tracking ability, Its not quite a one stop shop for construction businesses

Vendor response

Thanks for the feedback Rod, and for using Buildxact.

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Dan C.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed a year ago

Pretty happy, customer service where you can speak to someone straight away to resolve issue, you could do that a couple of years ago but the last time I couldn’t speak to anyone and needed to resolve an invoice that couldn’t be done.

Pros

Take off is easy and keeping track of cost is handy.

Cons

Actual costs could be intergrated better rather then doing it all manually. Can site management, ohs requirements be introduced.

Vendor response

Thanks for reviewing Buildxact Dan!

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Ethan L.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Benefits Of using Buildrxact

Reviewed a year ago

It is truly a great software to use for estimation. However, if there is one thing i have to make a comment is about the presentation of the spec.

Pros

Take Off Feature helps me to speed up with my estimating.

Cons

Price Update, I find it is very hard to update the pricelist if it contains lots of items.

Vendor response

Thanks for taking the time to review Buildxact Ethan

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Claire G.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact for residential building companies

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

VERY easy program to use, gives a great insight into overall budgeting throughout a particular job, ease of use, generation of invoices, compatible with our MYOB software

Cons

It can be a likely clunky with MYOB and generating "design" invoices appears to be sometimes challenging. It would also be great to run cost centre reports

Vendor response

Thanks for such a great review Claire!

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Tristan I.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great software for any size building firm

Reviewed 2 years ago

job cost tracking, Material ordering and job scheduling

Pros

Ease of use and a great way to keep track of jobs/Quotes from start to finish

Cons

I feel a dedicated app that could be used onsite would be great although the web browser is ok on mobile

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Tristan

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Ciel C.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great software

Reviewed 2 years ago

do the take off, measure the plan, actual costing

Pros

We can use the template and we can use the buildxact to do the back costing

Cons

calculation progress for the actual cost, or we can put our invoice in the software.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great feedback Ciel!

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bob w.

Building Materials, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Bob at Loven tools

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

overall package offers a lot. compares to other software. Template is useful when planning the project

Cons

The software price is at the higher end. Only offers 2 user account is a bit limited. It will be good to allow a few accesses only accounts for Site managers.

Vendor response

Thanks for positive review Bob

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Grant M.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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BuildXact - An Investment, NOT a Cost

Reviewed a year ago

We use it daily and is an integral part of what we do, currently managing 17 builds at a time from start to finish and easy to do so.

Pros

Project Management from start to finish made easy.

Cons

Multiple users on one job can cause some miscommunication within the software.

Vendor response

Thanks for the awesome review Grant

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Rayden F.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Getting your materials to site quick and easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

The ease in putting a quote together

Pros

The ease to quote and obtain Quantities for jobs

Cons

Financials, budgeting and the biggest is no cost controls

Vendor response

Thanks for the feedback Rayden.

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Steve G.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Product Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

10 out of 10

Pros

The ease of being able to transfer a price​ list to Build Xact and supply a formal quote​ all in one place is amazing​. All integrated​ with Xero !!

Cons

Cannot see the final price figure including​ mark up, on the quoting system before opening​ the quote.

Vendor response

Thanks for such a great review Steve