Buildertrend vs. Foundation Software Construction Accounting

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildertrend
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
BuilderTrend is a construction management system. It includes functionality for pre-sale, project management, financial management, and customer management processes. It also provides mobile accessibility.
$299
per month
Foundation Software Construction Accounting
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Foundation Software headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio offers their construction accounting and payroll software. The vendor states that their job costing construction accounting software is designed to be easy to use and provides the accounting and management tools needed to run a successful construction business.N/A
Pricing
BuildertrendFoundation Software Construction Accounting
Editions & Modules
Core
$299
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Premium
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildertrendFoundation Software Construction Accounting
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPremium package pricing available by quote from the vendor.
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Features
BuildertrendFoundation Software Construction Accounting
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
Foundation Software Construction Accounting
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Employment history00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
Foundation Software Construction Accounting
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
Foundation Software Construction Accounting
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Buildertrend
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Ratings
Foundation Software Construction Accounting
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Photo documentation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuildertrendFoundation Software Construction Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
3.1
(8 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildertrendFoundation Software Construction Accounting
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Buildertrend was made for a specific industry (building) and so I would recommend it to anyone in that industry, with the exception of Sales and Marketing. But for everything else from the financing to the permitting to the construction and all else, Buildertrend is exactly what our team has used and will ALWAYS use. Even with our decision to use other systems for Sales and Marketing, we have never given one thought to taking Buildertrend out of our process. We will always be with Buildertrend.
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Foundation Software
Does not have employee facing portal where employee can update info. Does not have part to do onboarding, hr, etc. Payroll is wonderful and more efficient. Pulling reports is amazingly easy. Building reports is easy
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Pros
Buildertrend
  • Manages in one place - crucial for organization.
  • Professional, across the board it provides companies with a seamlessly organized and flawless presentation - to subs/vendors/owners/etc.
  • Time Saver - you don't have to dig around through files/create templates/flip through your contact binder - it's all there.
  • Practical tools- designed for contractors. You get what you need - period.
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Foundation Software
  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
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Cons
Buildertrend
  • I think that the CRM component could use some development.
  • I think that tracking "tasks" or "to do's" could use some development.
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Foundation Software
  • Certified payroll reports.
  • Non-customized reports.
  • Security.
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Usability
Buildertrend
Fantastic usablity. Buildertrend is an amazing tool that offers superior customer service and attention to detail that is unmatched. I will continue to use them for years and I know they will make growing my company a possibility. I highly recommend for companies that want to streamline their business.
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Foundation Software
It was decent to implement. It's been pretty easy at training others. Really easy to connect to their computers
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Support Rating
Buildertrend
I highly recommend. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a free trial. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. The price point isn't daunting if you have had a 100 % no strings attached/no effort to cancel or try to remember to get your money back - no strings attached chance to try out the product. Especially for such a big purchase decision, I think Buildertrend would see an incredible increase in sales. They have the value and companies just need a chance to see it first hand.
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Foundation Software
Support is usually pretty great. Most of the time return calls to tickets logged are fairly quick. Most everyone is knowledgeable and helpful
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Alternatives Considered
Buildertrend
BuilderTrend allows me to see a full view of all my jobs in one place. I picked it for this reason. I wanted a solution that subcontractors would be able to use without having to do anything except open their email to get the information they needed to get the job done on time. I've made it so simple that everyone I work with wants to use BuilderTrend. In fact, most of the subcontractors I work with have implemented BuilderTrend because they saw how easy my day to day operations are.
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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
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Return on Investment
Buildertrend
  • The prior year cost me roughly $4300, which was barely reasonable for my volume. Some clients liked the format, some hated it and didn't participate. In my experience, few subcontractors or suppliers embraced the program, severely limiting the effectiveness.
  • For the coming year the fees would have exceeded $17,000, far too much for a program with limited client, employee, and subcontractor appeal with as small a volume as I have.
  • Honestly, for the last year, I feel they've been a burning tire hung around my neck and I regret not cancelling them in early 2019, I'd have $10,000 more in my pocket and no significant negative impact.
  • I did appreciate the daily log as a way to report on progress, but less than half my clients made use of this option.
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Foundation Software
  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
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