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Overview

Bid More, Win More, Earn More with the Industry Leading Online Takeoff and Estimating Solution. Square Takeoff is designed...

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Ready to grow your home construction business the right way? Buildxact offers simple bidding in less time with cloud-based...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

199

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

149

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.0

10

5

4

3

2

1

6

2

0

0

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
80%
would recommend this app

4.6

155

5

4

3

2

1

104

41

9

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

Affordable and ability to share documents and take-offs easily.
Makes me and my team more accurate everyday by allow us to generate better estimates for the top builders in the construction industry.
Price was good and the sales rep even saved me more on my monthly subscription. Overall I give them two thumbs up.

Pros

They take all the wish list from users and continue to improve which is awesome knowing it will grow as we grow.
Hands down the best product I have ever used. Their technical support is beyond the best that I have ever encountered in any product.
My overall experience with Buildxact is great. Estimates are Professional and build confidence in your clients.

Cons

I hate this company because they will not support my needs when I get stuck or the product does not work.
The WORST customer service experience I have ever received - They NEVER call you back.
Getting familiarized with it slash getting my head in it.

Cons

Inability to adjust purchase orders once created (need to delete and go again). Not having a take off tool once the job goes past estimate stage.
Could have smoother transition between estimate and invoice. Should be in same drop down box.
I spend less time in the office and more time on the tools and having a clod beer after a hard day.
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  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 months ago

Key features

  • Total features40
  • 2D Drawing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Materials
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Tracking
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Plans
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Plumbing Industry
  • For Residential
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Supplier Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features92
  • 2D Drawing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Materials
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Tracking
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Plans
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Plumbing Industry
  • For Residential
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Supplier Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations2
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • ComputerEase
  • Docusign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • OneDrive
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Revit
  • Sage Construction Suite
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations6
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • ComputerEase
  • Docusign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • OneDrive
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Revit
  • Sage Construction Suite
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Luke v.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact

BuildXact Estimating

Reviewed 3 years ago

Excellent isnt a better package out there to suit my needs

Pros

Estimating ease of use, graphical takeoff, template creation

Cons

actual calculation functions to assist with cutting lists

Vendor response

Thanks for the great feedback.

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Ryan W.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Buildxact

Buildexact

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience with Buildexact so far has been extremely helpful integration with suppliers is fantastic making quoting a lot more streamlined

Pros

I find the takeoff with Buildexact to be extremely helpful in cutting down my overall estimating time

Cons

The only con would be the time in setting up the software with all materials and fixtures, fittings and so forth.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Ryan!

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Bill A.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Buildxact

Exceptional Customer Service

Reviewed a year ago

Great. Has really turned my business around.

Pros

I have now been in business as a builder since the beginning of 2020 (basically right at the start of COVID). For two years I was using a different platform, and for the past year BuildXact. I was constantly stuffing up my estimates and bleeding money using the old platform, but since changing over to BX and building up my own custom template, I've now done three major extension/renovations through...

Cons

Costs are high, takeoff features could do with some improvments, no plan annotation feature for use with tablet/ stylus

Vendor response

Thanks for choosing Buildxact Bill

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Lacey R.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact

Flexible product for Flexible Builders

Reviewed a year ago

Costing is much easier with the takeoff system and purchase orders are simple to create. Everything is more streamlined and working out final costs is simple.

Pros

Buildxact is very flexible and adaptable to most types of building. Their support department is amazing and very prompt with replies. They are constantly updating and adding new features and listen to suggestions from their users.

Cons

There is a bit of setup involved, but one it's done, the end result is worth it.

Vendor response

Thanks for such a positive review of Buildxact!

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Phillip O.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildxact

Most Practical Builders Estimating and Quoting Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

Since Using Build Exact i have won more work. my business management has improved and able to stay on top of my estimates, its ease of use. professional quotes which make you stand out to others. Overall its the best Estimating/takeoff cloud based system. i highly recommend it to all business in the construction industry.

Pros

Ease of use Fast and easy to get the hang of it Simple takeoffs Makes Fantastic Automatic Quotes for your clients which make you stand out. Job Tracking and Management what else can i say its the all rounder package that has given me the advantage in winning more work

Cons

I haven't had any issues with the system, they are constantly upgrading and making it more user friendly.

Vendor response

Thanks for the fantastic review Philip

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Andre R.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Builder Review for Buildxact

Reviewed 6 months ago

It saves me lots of time and gives me security in my management of our company. Tried and tested and bullet proof.

Pros

To many to describe. The most i like is its layers of complexity. You don't have to use them but boy if you do. You can create material order lists from the takeoff. with in a few clicks and send that to your supplier. The support team and Buildxact are great. Very helpful and quick to respond.

Cons

Can't really complain its a 98% complete package with out the nonsense of needing other software. They also have been developing it for years with suggestions from the user.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Andre

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Dave L.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Buildxact Overview

Reviewed 3 years ago

The experience has been great. The support team are responsive and helpful. Definitely increases productivity and efficiencies - saving time and money Easy to use

Pros

The on-screen takeoff Customised recipes Customising of the quote letter The ease of the user interface The category setup, applying individual mark-ups Ability to allocate PC & PS items Specification module - build from estimate and from saved template Import / saving templates for different projects Different cost types Import cost items from suppliers Software is quick - no lag, changes are immediate

Cons

The plans cannot be updated when a new revision is received Not able to apply different mark-up to the cost types The advanced editing of the quote letter needs to be simplified

Vendor response

Thanks for the feedback and using Buildxact.