The ”Must Haves” of Construction Estimating and Project Management Software

Are you thinking about purchasing software for building and construction?

With many different types of project management and estimating software options for small builders on the market, it isn’t easy to know which one is the ideal fit for your business. Some of them only do estimating, while others are simply for scheduling work. On top of that, most of them are way too hard to use!

Fortunately, Buildxact has created construction estimating software that’s an all in one, easy to use package, with a many useful features to help you seamlessly do takeoffs, estimates and manage your jobs all in one place.

Read on to learn more about Buildxact’s features, get started with a free trial, or speak with our customer support team to ask a question.

Access from anywhere via the cloud 

You can access Buildxact’s construction estimating software with nothing more than an internet connection and a browser. You can log in to manage your jobs and get things done wherever you have internet access, from your laptop, tablet, or even your phone. If you are a small builder or trade who’s on the road or regularly need to travel between job sites, you’ll be far more productive

Because Buildxact’s construction estimating software is cloud-based, it can also easily sync with your accounting software.

Cloud also means that we deal with the technology side of things, so you don’t need to worry about servers or installing and maintaining any software on your computer or laptop. Simply log on and get started.

Faster, easier takeoffs 

Using construction estimating software like Buildxact can save many hours, completing takeoffs up to 80 percent faster, using the online takeoff tool. Upload your PDF plans, and with a few clicks, you can measure and price your jobs, with takeoffs automatically producing your bill of quantities, while streamlining the information straight to your quote letter.

We now move to the next part of Buildxact.

More accurate job costs 

To create accurate estimates in no time, Buildxact lets you load contract, and supplier pricing lists directly from spreadsheets. Estimates can be created with automatic wastage and rounding features and composite recipes to help streamline job costs faster.

Automatic scheduling 

Buildxact helps manage your scheduling by automatically generating them from your estimates. It means you can stay on top while tracking a job’s progress, set critical paths, so when pushbacks occur, the schedule is adjusted automatically.

Another key part of this feature is that it helps you save time by keeping your subcontractors in the loop by sending automated SMS and email reminders. It saves the hassle of constantly being on the phone to remind them when they should be on site.

Professional quotes and invoicing 

There’s nothing more unprofessional or off-putting than an ugly quote or invoice. With Buildxact, you can automatically turn your job estimates into quotes and invoices that look good and impress your customers. You can include branding like logos, detailed specifications, and breakdowns of your listed PC/PS items.

Easier budgeting 

You’ll be pleased to know that Buildxact’s construction estimate software streamlines all cost tracking and purchasing by easily comparing your job estimate to actual spending, so you’ll always know if you’re under or over budget on a job.

It takes a short amount of time to produce purchase orders, and you can check anytime whether you are under or over budget, thanks to the actuals vs. estimates report.

Integration with other software 

The future is all about connectivity between platforms. Buildxact integrates with accounting software and other apps, including:

  • Xero
  • Deputy
  • Quickbooks

No double handling – all the information is stored in Buildxact and flows straight into your accounting software of choice, ready for payment.

Another integration example is Deputy integration. Your team members hours are synced up and allocated against job budgets to keep everything in order. It will automatically streamline this information into your accounting system for weekly or monthly payroll.

Got questions? Find out more 

Buildxact is more than just a construction estimating tool for builders – it offers features that help you streamline the entire job management process from start to finish.

If you’re unsure whether it’s the right fit for your business, get in touch with our team, who will be happy to answer any questions you have in a one on one, online demo. Alternatively, you can start a free 14-day trial right away.