15 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Foundation Software
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Foundation Software
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Foundation Software
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Foundation Software
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Foundation Software
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Foundation Software
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Foundation Software
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Foundation Software
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Foundation Software
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Foundation Software
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Foundation Software
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Foundation Software

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Foundation Software
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Foundation Software
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Foundation Software
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Foundation Software
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Foundation Software
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Foundation Software

Human Resource Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
5.8
Employee demographic data
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.0
Employment history
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Job profiles and administration
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
4.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
3.0

Payroll Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Pay calculation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Benefit plan administration
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Direct deposit files
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0
Reimbursement management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.3
Dashboards
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.0
Standard reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.0
Custom reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
7.0
Data exportability
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Foundation Software
8.0

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Not truly cloud based
  • Remote access is tedious
  • "Customization" is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

Personally,
I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
the issues and get them in correctly
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Foundation Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Foundation Software
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Foundation Software

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Foundation Software
8.0

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Foundation Software
9.0

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Foundation Software

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