MarkSystems Reviews

MarkSystems

ERP software for home builders and construction businesses

MarkSystems

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Pros

Mark Systems has been a pleasure to work with. They are very helpful and responsive to issues that come up.

Tom F.

Most importantly, if you do have questions, all of the staff at Mark Systems knows the product and there are specialists and support if needed. The reporting is amazing and easy to understand.

Matt B.

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

Daniel B.

Cons

Setup has been very difficult, and we received a lot of bad direction throughout the process.

Amy R.

As a growing company, those tools were weak and were a serious burden to our company, so we looked at home building software and decided on Mark Systems.

Joshua H.

We build just over 100 homes a year and are anxious to do more. We transitioned to Mark Systems from Quickbooks and spreadsheets.

Joshua H.

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MarkSystems - WoodFalls Development

Reviewed a year ago

All information is real time on MarkSystems. 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.

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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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Enterprise Software that Scales as you Grow

Reviewed 10 months ago

Growth is very important to our company and this software has allowed us to grow beyond our previous software solution. We are continuing to grow and the software will scale with us, but as we grow our needs are expanding as well. 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

Cloud based. Completely integrated builder software. Customization. Online portal for inside and outside users. Ensure strengths of internal controls. Complex internal cost tracking system.

Cons

Does not have metrics or dashboards included that can help management. Some of the interfaces for entering data are slow and a little encumbering to use.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

version 3.1001.3 We build just over 100 homes a year and are anxious to do more. We transitioned to Mark Systems from Quickbooks and spreadsheets. As a growing company, those tools were weak and were a serious burden to our company, so we looked at home building software and decided on Mark Systems. It's an understatement to say that we needed a new software system (we weren't even using purchase...

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It has all you need

Reviewed 4 months ago

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

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

Cons

The user interface is very basic. It feels like an old windows program.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

We are a small home builder in a small market. Prior to the recession we built an average of 20 homes per year. We wanted to grow within our market and expand into other markets. Over the years we had been running our business with a combination of different software for CRM, scheduling, accounting (Including purchase orders), selections and warranties. We looked at enterprise systems before and didn’t...

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Mark Systems Review

Reviewed 10 months ago
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We like that the software is allows us to go from cradle to grave.

Cons

There is nothing that we like least about this software

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Mark Systems Review

Reviewed 10 months ago

I love using Mark Systems and working with their staff. 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. We have about 10 different companies and have to print some reports one at a time.

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Reviewed 8 years ago

I'm a three year user of Integrated Homebuilder for our company that builds about 135 homes a year and I am fluent in all aspects of the software. Before Integrated Homebuilder, we used Quickbooks and Excel and when we reached 75 homes per year we realized we had outgrown those tools. Communication with subcontractors, cost reporting, variance reports, budgets are all features that we needed and...

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Reviewed 8 years ago

The fully integrated platform for Integrated Homebuilder is extremely powerful in connecting all operational facets of our organization. We have been live on the system since January 1, 2012 and have been able to internally handle a 40% increase in our starts with the same backoffice staff. We look forward to further developing our use of Integrated Homebuilder throughout the company as we move ahead....

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IHMS Review - Estimator

Reviewed 6 years ago
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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). And I don't like the idea of releasing a house without being able to review/adjust everything beforehand.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

Provident Homes Corp is a regional residential builder providing both luxury single family homes and townhomes in conservation communities. Working with our customers is everything and handling multiple customers accurately and efficiently is always the challenge of a residential builder. Because Provident Homes Corp builds in both larger developments and on custom single lots, Provident Homes Corp...

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Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS)

Reviewed 11 years ago

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.

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Easily the best feature of this software is that there is one integrated database for all features of this software. This makes it easy for reporting on data, integrity of the database and the overall user experience. You don't need to back out of one module and enter a user\password to enter another module, everything is integrated and just works. This software package has everything we need...

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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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Reviewed 8 years ago

We are a semi-custom production home builder in Montana. We build unique, affordable green homes, in a community setting. We have been using Integrated Homebuilder for two years now. Previously, we used five systems to do what we are doing now with just one. We wanted to consolidate from these multiple systems to one database, and we were looking for a solution with web portals to allow communication...

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Reviewed 8 years ago

Main Street Homes is the largest privately owned home builder in the Richmond, VA area. We have 5 furnished models in different locations around the city. Approximately ¾ of our sales come from visitors to our model homes that want to select their floor plan from our portfolio and add features from a list of predetermined options offered. We were looking for a completely integrated software package...

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Reviewed 9 years ago

We have been users of IHMS since 2002 and remain happy that we made the move. We were using a program that had strengths in general contracting but was difficult to use for homebuilding. We identified 3 potential products after our first phase of due diligence. We chose Mark Systems for many reasons. First, it truly is integrated under one roof and supported by one organization that stands by...

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Reviewed 9 years ago

I have used Mark Systems IHMS since 2002. Working as a Controller for three separate Developer/Home Builders, I used Masterbuilder and Timberline software prior to Mark Systems. I am so thoroughly sold on IHMS that I started my own business as a consultant to Home Builders who use Mark Systems. It is the only construction software I found that integrates all departments in the business and reduces...

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Eagle Purchasing

Reviewed 6 years ago
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Extremely flexible. The software allows you to make it work for you and your business. The vendor is always open to suggestions and willing to work with you to benefit you the most.

Cons

There are slight inconsistencies. 1) You're not able to use the down arrow with the drop-down tabs. 2) House information isn't in the edit window for PO/WOs. 3) It doesn't allow for a review of PO/WOs between the point of generation and release. 4) It doesn't allow for a PO/WO to be put in a holding Status or under review so that it isn't moved forward in the schedule progression.

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Reviewed 9 years ago

We have been using Mark Systems IHMS for over 10 years. The strength of Mark Systems IHMS has been their one integrated database that works seamlessly with each of their home building modules. Each module works flawlessly with the other because it's all integrated in one place. When trade partners go to the vendor portal website, they are looking at live payment information. When a salesperson is selling options to a customer the pricing is right because it comes from the one main database. When my executives want to do a price or margin analysis, the data is accurate without the need to jump through a lot of hoops. Having our company all look at the same "picture" of the data makes us more efficient and productive.

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Best Homebuilding Software on the Market

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It incorporates all aspects of homebuilding into one system. It allows me, as a purchaser, much greater control of how I buy, and it allows a small amount of people (overhead) to manage a large number of builds in a given time.

Cons

Not much. It takes some time to implement and get over problems as you transition, but it is well worth the effort.

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

Reviewed 6 years ago
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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. However, the recent enhancements have addressed those issues, and the reporting is now much improved.

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Reviewed 8 years ago

Integrated Homebuilder has been an integral part of our company successfully transitioning from “Custom” to “Production” home building. Integrated Home Builder has an intuitive structure allowing for ease of operation and stellar performance. The program is capable of handling seemingly endless numbers of models, elevations, options and communities. The ITK module is the best tool our superintendents and trade partners have for managing all their daily operations including work orders, purchase orders and scheduling. Overall a 5 star rating!

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Accountant approves of Mark Systems IHMS

Reviewed 6 years ago
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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.

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Great Software

Reviewed 6 years ago
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It completely integrates all aspects of homebuilding. The entire system works together. The support team at Mark Systems goes above and beyond to make sure that all questions are answered.

Cons

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

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Very productive tool for homebuilders and property developers. Recommended.

Reviewed 3 years ago
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1. I liked the UI and Specifications. Very fast even with slow RAM. 2. Liked the Customer Support. Helpful

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 . Automation is always good.

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I would recommend this if they spend extra time in learning.

Reviewed 6 years ago
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The system can flow easily together, and some of the personnel go out of their way to help. I like the Roundtable Seminars. I was only given permission to attend once, but I would love to attend more to learn more.

Cons

The training is not "training," per se. All of the reviews employees had of the different areas were actually the training, and we didn't realize that's what we were doing. It teaches you from the perspective that you use it and are familiar with what you are looking at.

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