ECI MarkSystems Features

ECI MarkSystems

ERP software for home builders and construction businesses

4.21/5 (39 reviews)

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API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
BIM Modeling
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Building Product Database
Buyer Management
CRM
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Communication Management
Construction Breakdowns
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electrical Estimating
Estimating
Expense Tracking
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Gantt/Timeline View
General Ledger
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Incident Reporting
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Offline Access
Overrun Reporting
Permit Management
Plumbing Estimating
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Approval
Sales Pipeline Management
Scheduling
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Timesheet Management
Warranty Tracking
Work Order Management
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API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
BIM Modeling
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Building Product Database
Buyer Management
CRM
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Communication Management
Construction Breakdowns
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electrical Estimating
Estimating
Expense Tracking
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Gantt/Timeline View
General Ledger
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Incident Reporting
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Offline Access
Overrun Reporting
Permit Management
Plumbing Estimating
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Approval
Sales Pipeline Management
Scheduling
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Timesheet Management
Warranty Tracking
Work Order Management
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API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
BIM Modeling
Bid Management
Bidder Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Control
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Budgeting/Forecasting
Building Product Database
Buyer Management
CRM
Cash Management
Change Order Management
Client Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Communication Management
Construction Breakdowns
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost Database
Cost Estimating
Customer Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electrical Estimating
Estimating
Expense Tracking
File Sharing
For AEC Industry
Gantt/Timeline View
General Ledger
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Incident Reporting
Invoice Management
Job Costing
Job Management
Job Scheduling
Job Tracking
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Multiple User Accounts
Offline Access
Overrun Reporting
Permit Management
Plumbing Estimating
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Scheduling
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Proposal Generation
Proposal Management
Purchase Order Management
Quotes/Estimates
RFI & Submittals
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Rescheduling
Residential
Sales Approval
Sales Pipeline Management
Scheduling
Staff Calendar
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Supplier Management
Takeoff
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Timesheet Management
Warranty Tracking
Work Order Management
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ECI MarkSystems Feature Reviews

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

Aaron E.

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 S.

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 S.

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.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brad M.

2012-09-08

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

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Source: Software Advice
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Amy I.

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 ECI 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 M.

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 ECI 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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Beverly B.

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 ECI MarkSystems

Make use of all avenues this software has to offer.

Source: Software Advice
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Joshua H.

2012-08-30

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

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Source: Software Advice
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Daniel B.

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 ECI MarkSystems

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

Source: Software Advice
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Amy R.

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 ECI 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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Ayush C.

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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Ease of use
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Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Tripp H.

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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Source: Software Advice
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Matt B.

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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Brian P.

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

This makes it easy for reporting on data, integrity of the database and the overall user experience.

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Tom R.

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 ECI 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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Tom V.

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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Marc D.

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 ECI MarkSystems

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

Source: Software Advice
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Lori G.

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 ECI 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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Joshua H.

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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Ron O.

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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William M.

Great Software

2014-10-22

Pros

It completely integrates all aspects of homebuilding.

Cons

I would like to send emails to the customer base from the sales center.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering ECI MarkSystems

Take the time up front to make sure that everything is correct. This is well-integrated software.

Source: Software Advice
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Stacy H.

My review of IHMS.

2014-10-16

Pros

The software is very logical and easy to follow through the steps to accomplish a task.

Cons

Up until recently, it was hard to get a person for support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering ECI MarkSystems

This software is a lot of work to set up, but once you have it set up properly, the maintenance is a breeze.

Source: Software Advice
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Derek P.

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
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Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering ECI 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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James A.

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 ECI 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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Heather P.

MarkSystems - WoodFalls Development

2020-01-08

This makes our Purchasing and accounting run and function smoothly.

Pros

What I like most about MarkSystems is the fact that I only have 1 software that I am using for scheduling, budgets, Purchase Orders and Invoicing. Prior to MarkSystems I was working out of 3 different programs.

Cons

What I like least about MarkSystems (More of an ITK issue) is that the VPO's are not able to be emailed to vendors. Most of our vendors are not sitting at a desk so an email on their phone would be beneficial to speed up orders and processes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from ECi Software Solutions


Thank you for your recent review of MarkSystems! We appreciate your feedback and have forwarded on your comment about VPOs to our product team. Thanks again for being a MarkSystems customer.
- the ECI Marketing Team

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