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FOUNDATION

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Construction accounting software for managing job costing

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Q. What type of pricing plans does FOUNDATION offer?

FOUNDATION has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of FOUNDATION?

FOUNDATION has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does FOUNDATION support?

FOUNDATION supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does FOUNDATION support mobile devices?

FOUNDATION supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does FOUNDATION offer an API?

Yes, FOUNDATION has an API available for use.

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Q. What other apps does FOUNDATION integrate with?

FOUNDATION integrates with the following applications:
Procore, ProEst, FollowUp CRM, Esticom, Rhumbix, InEight, ExakTime, busybusy, RedTeam Go, eSUB, RAKEN

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Q. What level of support does FOUNDATION offer?

FOUNDATION offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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FOUNDATION product overview

What is FOUNDATION?

FOUNDATION is a construction accounting software designed to help businesses track financial statements and handle job costing operations on a unified platform. It enables organizations to capture and store various construction related documents like subcontracts, retainage, wage rates, purchase orders, and more in a centralized repository.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Live Online
Videos

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FOUNDATION features

Functionality

4.2

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Total features

56

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Document Management
Project Tracking
Data Import/Export
Mobile Access
Activity Dashboard
Subcontractor Management
Reporting & Statistics
Project Management

FOUNDATION users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

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172

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Rating breakdown
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  • Likelihood to recommend8.23/10
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Pros
It has been fantastic, webinars are great for refreshers or learning something new or training a new employee.
Customer care and tech support are great. They will help you with anything you need.
Extremely happy with the product. Very functional and great value for money.
Cons
One of my most common complaints regarding accounting systems is the lack of support. That has never been a problem with FOUNDATION since we began recommending them in 2000.
Lack of tax reports and tax information availability for reporting taxes. Difficult processes, too many restrictions where they shouldn't be and not enough where there should.
Overall experience was incredibly poor. I wish I would have stuck with my gut, got an accounting software and used HCSS Heavyjob for daily costs and timecards.
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Jane B.

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Reviewed 11 years ago

Cary & Associates Builders, Inc. is an award-winning Full Service General Contractor specializing in negotiated projects for the Design and Construction of Commercial, Industrial, Winery and Agricultural buildings. We used a very well-known complex construction software for approximately 18 years. Through the years, the problems with the software were accompanied by inordinate increases in support...

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Doreen F.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Union Payroll System

Reviewed 5 years ago

We have a very complicated payroll for the simple fact that we are a multi state, multi union company. This means many different rates of pay, taxation tables and unions, as well as our Administration and Shop payrolls. P4C thru Foundation has been able to handle this with ease and I really am happy with the service they have provided to us in the past 2 1/2 years. I hope to continue a much longer relationship with them. Whenever a support call is logged, usually one of the 2 reps. call back almost immediately and help work through any issue, no matter how long it takes. They are personable and professional and always helpful. Reliable system, easy time entry and reports generated are very easy to read.

Pros

I love the fact that P4C can handle all of our multi state and multi union (sometimes up to 55 different unions) Time entry is very easy, and includes attaching hours to jobs and tasks with ease. The system is very user friendly and the Support staff is phenomanal. Generates great union reports, job costing and also great HR reports as well, such as 401k reporting. We can process same day layoff checks...

Cons

I don't like that if i have multiple payroll cycles computed and i have to purge one, that it will purge ALL computed cycles, not just the one I had chosen.

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lou l.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Strong Program, lack of support and updates

Reviewed 6 years ago

There are better programs out there.

Pros

The program does it all besides estimating. Has a good system of checks and balances and everything is tracked so very hard for employees to cover their tracks. It does a lot well but everything has its hiccups.

Cons

There are several things I dislike about the product as it has so much potential to be 10x better yet they have no ambition to make it better. 95% up the updates released by foundation software are fixes to glitches or problems. Very rarely is there an actual new feature or upgrade to the program. There are several flaws with the program that would be easy to fix, which have been suggested but...

Vendor response

Hi Al. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughts on FOUNDATION. Honestly it is not what we expected to hear from you and are deeply concerned about your disappointment. We strive to produce the absolute best product and service for our clients, although we understand at times using new software can be frustrating. One of our training managers will reach out this week to coordinate a time that’s convenient for you and discuss your concerns in greater detail. We hope that you will take our call so we can work toward resolving any outstanding issues and make FOUNDATION a successful accounting investment for your construction business. We look forward to working with you.

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Holly R.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most user friendly software I've used in the 20 years

Reviewed 2 years ago

Tech support is always there to help and they are extremely knowledgeable in all areas. I usually learn a new feature or shortcut when I call for assistance.

Pros

This software has many automated features that saves the employee time. In Accounting they have a quick reversal buttons which will auto-generate the reversal of an AP Payment, AP Invoice, Journal Entry and more. Change Orders are directly tied with your billing and will automatically bring you to the AIA screen to update the billing line item. All-in-all it's a system that works with you to easily enter your information and generate a multitude of reports for every department. It is the most user friendly software I've used in the 20 years I've been doing accounting.

Cons

I was disappointed that the Foundation Mobile app didn't have the reporting that our management staff needs to run our jobsites. If they ever add more reporting features, specifically clock in time reporting to that module, I will jump at the chance to switch, as it was a seamless import and saved our payroll dept. hours of review time.

Vendor response

Hi Holly, Thank you for leaving such a great review. At FOUNDATION, we continuously strive to serve you better and are thrilled our team has managed to meet those needs in various areas of your business. As far as your concerns with Mobile, I am going to have a Sr. Mobile Rep contact you to discuss and see if there's anything we can do to better service your needs in that area. Thanks again Holly. Robin, Client Advocate rmo@foundationsoft.com

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Tryn H.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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User of Foundation for 14 1/2 yrs.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been working with and using Foundation for 14 1/2 yrs. They have always worked with me in anything that I may need, they are friendly and very supportive. Foundation is a Great accounting software, especially for construction, due to the easiness and detailed information and tracking that it provides, especially if you do Job Costing. I even had some very complex financials I had to do over the years with division reporting that Foundation was there to help me with. We also work through the Cloud with Foundation (Saas) and I love it. It is so much easier and they do all the updates! I definitely recommend using Foundation as your accounting software.

Pros

Foundation is pretty user friendly. I use this software for a total of 8 of my companies, mostly and mainly for construction. It provides all the reporting and tracking that you will ever need. We are currently using the GL, AR, AP, PR and Job Costing modules. I have had very complex situations over the years that where a challenge for me in the reporting area and Foundation was always there for me in setting up things the way I needed them.

Cons

I cannot say that there is anything I do not like about this Software.

Vendor response

Hi Tryn! Thanks so much for the awesome review. It means the world to us. We strive to provide a great product and are thrilled to hear we've met that mark for you, your team and your companies over the years. Thanks for being a long-time partner with FOUNDATION. We look forward to many more years with you. Please let me know if you need anything. I'm happy to help. Robin, Client Success Advocate, rmo@foundtionsoft.com

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