MarkSystems Features

MarkSystems

ERP software for home builders and construction businesses

4.21/5 (39 reviews)

MarkSystems Feature Summary

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Building Information Modeling
  • CRM
  • Change Orders
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contractors
  • Cost Database
  • Electrical Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Incident Reporting
  • Overrun Projections
  • Permit Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Scheduling
  • Purchase Orders
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Takeoff
  • Timesheet Management
  • Warranty / Service Management

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contract Management
Contractor Management
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Lead Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Member Account Access
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Scheduling
Secure Login
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Vendor Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contract Management
Contractor Management
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Lead Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Member Account Access
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Scheduling
Secure Login
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Vendor Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync with Google
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Management
Client Portal
Communication Management
Contract Management
Contractor Management
Cost Estimating
Custom Fields
Customer Accounts
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Gantt Charts
General Ledger
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Lead Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Member Account Access
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Budgeting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Scheduling
Secure Login
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Time & Expense Tracking
Vendor Management
Website Integration
Website Management
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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MarkSystems Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about MarkSystems's features:

Aaron Eidson

Enterprise Software that Scales as you Grow

2020-01-13

Mark Systems will have to continue improving it's ability for management to have visibility into it's data for it stay relevant for us.

Pros

Complex internal cost tracking system.

Cons

Does not have metrics or dashboards included that can help management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Smoulder

Mark Systems Review

2020-01-17

We have never been able to keep track of our cost better

Pros

I like most about this product that it allows us to build estimates for custom houses and custom options

Cons

Not all reports allow you to select all or selected companies to print.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Scafe

It has all you need

2020-07-24

It works for what we need it to do and is relatively quick compared to others.

Pros

It is completely comprehensive and covers everything from estimating to scheduling.

Cons

The user interface is very basic.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Amy Irvin

I appreciate that IHMS is always looking to improve their product.

2014-10-16

Pros

I appreciate the support IHMS provides. They are always very responsive and helpful.

Cons

I have had frustration with warranty reports in the past, and the tedious process of exporting the data into Excel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Keep a wish list. Let IHMS know what you want the system to do for you. It is very helpful when trying to get the information you need or when trying to use it to effectively run your piece of the business.

Source: Software Advice
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Sandee Moineau

Option Coordintor with Purchasing and Estimating Department

2014-10-09

Pros

I like the ease of price updates with exporting to Excel and the ability to import back in.

Cons

It doesn't quite work as well for the production builder who is really a semi-custom builder with a lot of changes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Ask questions and use the software if you can. Once you really use it, then it's easy

Source: Software Advice
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Ayush Chandrashekhar

Very productive tool for homebuilders and property developers. Recommended.

2018-03-26

Pros

I liked the UI and Specifications.

Cons

Very good if it can automatically pull and update prices from Big stores and show in Dashboard .Currently department has to put everything manually .

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Brad McCall

2012-09-08

Accounting, Job Cost (including variance tracking), Purchasing, Options Management, Scheduling, Sales, Warranty, Portals and more are all included.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Software Advice
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Joshua Hakes

2012-08-30

Communication with subcontractors, cost reporting, variance reports, budgets are all features that we needed and didn't have.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Software Advice
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Amy Retzlaff

Setup is difficult

2014-10-10

Pros

The potential for the product is amazing, and I see that potential always.

Cons

We are two years in and are redoing the setup for the third time to get the purchasing and job costing area correct.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Give yourself a full year to properly set everything up or hire someone to do the setup work full time for several months.

Source: Software Advice
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Brian Patterson

Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS)

2010-01-06

Overall IHMS is a software package that does everything we need it to do to run our business. In better years, we used to sell thousands of houses each year using this software with over 130 concurrent users. The web portals saved us a lot of time and money and allowed our company to be more productive. The company overall is very supportive of our software upgrade requests and is very customer focused.

Pros

A robust General Ledger module to report our numbers to wall street and a Sales System to accurately sell options and keep track of prospects.

Cons

There are a few areas where I wish the documentation went to a more granular level. Upgrades from one version to the next are also a little more involved than just running an upgrade.exe program. Usually I request help from the company to ensure everything is upgraded properly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Tom Riddle

Accountant approves of Mark Systems IHMS

2014-10-09

Pros

Everything is interconnected, and reports and entries move seamlessly between modules.

Cons

I wish the custom reporting writing function was a bit more enhanced, particularly with mapping the source information.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Every homebuilder can benefit from this software. It creates interdepartmental efficiency, which in turn reduces redundancy. The more you use it, the more you are able to do with it, so take the time to invest in the product.

Source: Software Advice
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Marc DiLullo

Traditions review

2014-10-13

Pros

I have only used the software for approximately two months (I am a new employee), but it is very user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Cons

I have not come across anything yet, but I would like to know if certain Excel reports can be produced out of the software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Play around in the software, as there are many options.

Source: Software Advice
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Lori Giaquinto

Mark Systems review

2014-10-09

Pros

It is the most integrated homebuilding software I have seen.

Cons

I would like to be able to print multiple companies without going into each report nine times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

You need the personnel available for the upfront work with setup for elevation budgets and contracts. It makes life easier.

Source: Software Advice
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Daniel Brodnax

Heavy User and Administrator

2014-10-16

Pros

It's user-friendly and offers great access to database information.

Cons

My personal opinion is this product has a limited amount of reports, but the database information makes up for it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

The company has a great technical support staff who is great to work with.

Source: Software Advice
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Beverly Burnett

IHMS Review

2014-11-03

Pros

I love the fact you can access everything in one software product.

Cons

So during selections, we are handwriting their colors in a Word document and then inputting them into IHMS.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Make use of all avenues this software has to offer.

Source: Software Advice
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Joshua Hakes

2011-07-11

The biggest issue I have with the software is the ease of use and visual interface. I've used a lot of operating systems and programs and Mark Systems has their work cut out for them.

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Source: Software Advice
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Matt Bedwell

2011-07-08

Mark Systems really makes the residential construction process and sales process smoother by centralizing all the critical information into a place where Sales Agents, Customers, Employees, Administrative staff and even subcontractors can go for up-to-date and accurate information that can be accessed at their computer or smart phone.

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Source: Software Advice
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Tripp Hines

2012-10-31

We were looking for a completely integrated software package to manage our prospects, contract implementation, buyer’s standard feature selection as well as special request, purchase order system, construction scheduling, trade communication, accounting, warranty and managerial reporting to replace the software and many spreadsheets we were using previously.

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Ease of use
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Source: Software Advice
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Derek Peterson

A somewhat decent builder software, but not 100% reliable.

2014-10-09

Pros

I like how fairly easy it is to learn the basics of.

Cons

Almost every house we build has a random Work Order that was never issued.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Use the software, but remember that it isn't perfect. So, you need to be flexible, and you need to have other means of catching the mistakes.

Source: Software Advice
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Tom Visceglie

2011-07-08

Having vast control over the options is very important to us -- from having only options available to the particular plan to adjusting selling pricing in group ranges to ensuring all options chosen are paid for and paid to the subcontractor. All newly acquired software requires a learning curve.

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Source: Software Advice
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James Anderson

Kartchner Homes

2014-10-21

Pros

I like the awesome support and continued updates.

Cons

This software is worth the price I'm sure; it's just hard to stomach the cost.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

Make sure that everything is apples to apples. This is truly the only integrated system out there that I could find. Everything else is piecemeal.

Source: Software Advice
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Ron Olson

2011-07-15

It is the only construction software I found that integrates all departments in the business and reduces overhead costs while at the same time improving reporting.

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Source: Software Advice
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Tom French

2011-06-21

IHMS was designed as a single database system which we believed was beneficial.

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Source: Software Advice
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John Elwood

IHMS Review - Estimator

2014-10-15

Pros

Entering in new takeoffs is pretty easy.

Cons

The inability to easily process changes (the idea of stage-releasing as the only way to catch late-addition selections).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering MarkSystems

From a purchasing point of view, have an idea how you want the budget/release process to work, and make sure a system is able to accommodate it.

Source: Software Advice
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Patrick Jarrett

2012-08-31

Implementation is a significant undertaking, as in any software startup, make sure you have the buy in at the highest levels in order to get the needed data from all areas of the organization.

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Source: Software Advice
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