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BuildIT Systems

Construction scheduling for contractors

4.62/5 (13 reviews)

BuildIT Systems overview

What is BuildIT Systems?

BuildIT Systems is a web-based construction scheduling and planning system for contractors and construction companies. The platform offers tools for scheduling tasks and jobs, assigning tasks, managing contacts, tracking appointments, creating to-do lists, managing documents, maintaining communication with customers, and more. BuildIT is designed to offer contractors within the construction industry an all-in-one scheduling and project management tool with online access to job and client data.

BuildIT facilitates scheduling, organization, and communication in regards to construction jobs within small to mid-sized commercial, residential, and specialty trade contractors. The calendar, Gantt chart, and list views give users flexibility in how they organize and track their upcoming jobs and tasks. Schedules can be built from scratch or using one of BuildIT’s preloaded templates which can be customized to suit business needs. Users can add, reschedule, and cancel jobs from one central dashboard, and gain an instant overview of past and upcoming jobs using the color-coded Gantt chart view. Any changes to scheduled tasks or jobs trigger automatic notifications to those involved, including workers and clients.

Employees can benefit from BuildIT’s to-do lists which provide an overview of assigned jobs in one view. Jobs can be worked through in order of priority and employees can mark jobs as complete or update the status in real time as they work through tasks. An unlimited number of notes can be added to jobs and notes can be tracked by job name or contact, aiding communication between team members and collaborators.

Pricing

Starting from
$32/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
BuildIT Systems screenshot: The Gantt chart calendar view is color-coded to help users understand their workloadBuildIT construction scheduling system - general overviewBuildIT Systems screenshot: BuildIT is optimized for mobile devices meaning employees can view their to-do lists on-the-goBuildIT Systems screenshot: The calendar view gives users an overview of all upcoming and past appointments and jobs

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Stacey Disotell

This software is so easy to use, and makes managing my business operations a breeze!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-19
Review Source: Capterra

Instant information, from anywhere you have an internet connection!

Pros
What I like most about this software is the adaptability it has to make what ever task you need to do, achievable. From various reports, to working documents, to specific scheduling tasks, this tool is very powerful in running a business effectively and efficiently. Buildit Systems is an internet based software, so you can see everything that is going on, at any time, from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Cons
Some of our documents have a lot of information, and touch screen options built in them, so it is expected that they will take longer to open and save when updates are made. If those were to speed up, then, there would be nothing I could say that is negative. I really cannot be negative about the speed because of the time it saves filling out those documents, so a small sacrifice really!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pierre St-Denis

It has improved communication between sub-contractor, site supervisors and Longwood in many ways.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I've been using BuildIT for over 10 years. It's user friendly and priced right. It simplifies the daily monitoring of our construction schedules.. Those schedules can be copied from templates and modified if needed with BuildIT. They have a library of documents that helps me save time and are easy to use and share with our sub-contractors and employees. BuildIT can add or modify documents to your needs. It also gives our sub-contractor access to all the files and tasks related to each jobs. Like working drawings, sketches and changes. They have the option to add notes to the tasks and upload files, inspections reports and more by them selves. I had an option designed by BuildIT that gives all my sub-contractors access to enter the names and informations of their employees. They can also keep records of the Health and Safety trainings required by law and upload copies of their certificates on BuildIT. You can set up BuildIT to give full access to every site supervisors, of all the schedules, documents of every jobs under construction. With the links tagged to every sub-contractor's contact info, my site supervisors have access to all their required documents needed on site when having the Ministry of Labour doing site inspections, like, form 1000 and all the required Health ' Safety trainings. Cust service has always being there to help me when I had issues which was very rare or when they have designed new options for our needs.

Cons
BuildIT is designed for smaller contractors. It has a few restrictions when you build between 25 to 80 units a year and have between 2 to 6 different sites going at the same time. Sometimes, I wish I would have a bit more flexibility to do some changes or make some modifications to adapt to my needs as a builder. But other then that, It works perfect for me. All that being said, the sub-contractors loves it, my staff loves it and so do I. I have done a lots of searching and sometimes I even check what is new out there, but I haven' found any other product that is user friendly, affordable and fulfilled our needs like BuildIT. BuildIT has been and will still be a very important tool for our company for years to go. Thanks

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Anonymous

This is a great site and the support is amazing and fast to respond

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-16
Review Source: Capterra

The ease of being able to see where a job is in the build process. Having all the files accessible to the rest of the staff without having to go to a hard file down the hall, that takes to much time. This program has been a huge benefit to our company AND the support team is great to help anytime.

Pros
The support team having everything we need to look at on the home screen and being able to customize per users as to what they see on the home screen that makes their job quicker. Each person has the ease of making their screen what they need to see. It is very easy to see what has been ordered, by going into the files, the dashboard is a great addition. Having the ability to add the subcontractor or supplier to the specific task at hand. Making of the templates is very easy to access and complete. We have used it for 5 yrs and it gets better all the time. As is every new program it does come in time but the support team is the best, he is very knowledgeable and they are always trying to improve the program. The company in whole has been very pleased to have all the information at their fingertips. It gives everyone the ability to see exactly where a specific lot is in the building process to update and answer any questions that there buyers might have.

Cons
There isn't a phone app, Having the superintendents out in the field, using the online version was a little difficult for them. You can't take pics from your phone and edit them. It does take some time and dedication to get to know the program as does any other program. It is not easy to edit something once it has been uploaded into the program. if any changes need to be made it does need to be done and then re entered into the program. You can buy an additional program that will do it but it is another expense. Once you get used to using the program it is a great tool for the company.

Response from BuildIT Systems


Update: BuildIT mobile / smartphone app launched early 2018 - access at https://m.builditsystems.net

We offer this complimentary to our wide screen / desktop app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Trey Upshur

Scheduling and access to your schedule from anywhere, even my Android

Reviewed 2011-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great program, and the folks that built it really care about my success. You rarely, rarely, find that kind of service in today's electronic market. The product itself is so easy to implement, you can be running a major operation within a day or two, with a very short learning curve. And in the long term, the web-based back up of our data helps me sleep at night. Being able to access what we had scheduled in the past within a minute or two is great. I highly recommend the program.

Pros
All of our jobs are small, one man per job and he can do1-3 jobs per day. BuildIt is limitless to how many jobs you put in. The search engine to find job history is fantastic, when a customer has a question. We attach PDFs, photos from the workers in the field (from their cell phones), to the jobs- or to tasks within the job. Many of our jobs are repeat customers, in repeat units. Usually a year or two later. So, to have record of every task completed in every unit we have ever worked in- inclluding who did the work, photos, PDFs of work orders, etc. is fantastic. The system is very easy to use, and finding what you need is very fast. There are usually several ways to find what you are looking for in the records stored in BuildIt. I love that you do not need to run any special software, or have to update anything. I am very mobile- so any computer will work- in a hotel lobby, a relative I might stay with, the library, or these days even my Android phone- from a web browser.

Cons
There are some minor limitations because it is web-based, but you learn to work around what may have been comfortable to use in the past. Much of my challenge lies in email. An example is to choose who you are sending to, you must click through the contact list, as apposed to beginning to type in MS Outlook and it auto fills for you. Again, the trade off for the other benefits outweigh web-based program limitations. There is almost always a work around.

Response from BuildIT Systems


Thanks Trey for all your years of usage of the system. We updated the system to auto fill contact information in the email fields, provided your contact is already registered in the BuildIT contact database.

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Anonymous

I find Build-it very user friendly and team is always available to help out if needed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-16
Review Source: Capterra

This software enables me to keep everything organized within the company. We keep all our files, emails, work orders etc. all on Build-it. This way everyone can access everything whenever they want. Eliminates trying to find old files in a filing cabinet or a box somewhere.

Pros
I like the integration of our emails through the software. I also like that it is web based so you can log-in from anywhere that you have internet access. No need to have the program downloaded onto a computer.

Cons
I can't say there is anything that I really don't like about the software. There are always some little quirks that some people may not like but nothing that really stands out. I guess the only thing is that it's not available in app format yet, but it is coming soon!

Response from BuildIT Systems


Update: BuildIT mobile / smartphone app launched early 2018 - access at https://m.builditsystems.net

We offer this complimentary to our wide screen / desktop app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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BuildIT Systems pricing

Starting from
$32/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Weekend Warrior: $32/month for one project only and 1GB of data storage

Lone Ranger: $72/month for unlimited projects and data storage within a single user account

Small Biz: $96/month for unlimited projects and data storage across 2 user accounts

Team/Enterprise: $144/month for unlimited projects and data storage and more than 3 user accounts

BuildIT Systems features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Workflow Management

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for BuildIT Systems

Key features of BuildIT Systems

  • Activity dashboard
  • Appointments calendar
  • Automatic notifications
  • CRM
  • Calendar management
  • Change orders
  • Client communication
  • Construction scheduling
  • Contact database
  • Contact management
  • Customizable templates
  • Daily logs
  • Document management
  • File and photo upload
  • Gantt chart view
  • Integrated email system
  • Job lists
  • Job notes
  • Jobs management
  • RFI & submittals
  • SMS messaging
  • Schedule templates
  • Selection sheets
  • Staff calendar
  • Task change notifications
  • Team calendars
  • Timesheet management
  • To-dos
  • Warranty / service management
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Benefits

• Create schedules from scratch or using one of BuildIT’s premade schedule templates. View schedules in color-coded Gantt chart, calendar, or list format.

• Manage contacts within BuildIT, with tools for creating an online contact database, searching for contacts by criteria, viewing which jobs are assigned to which contacts, and more.

• Upload and generate documents within BuildIT and organize them within the system. Create documents including estimates, contracts, purchase orders, and more, and send them to clients from within the app.

• Utilize the integrated BuildIT email system to communicate with clients and send them documents, as well as maintaining internal communications by sending out schedules and company-wide messages.

• Benefit from automatic notifications to clients and employees whenever a schedule change occurs. Employees are also notified when they are assigned a new task.