Thinking about purchasing software for building and construction?
With many different types of job management and estimating software for small builders on the market, it is difficult 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 whole bunch of 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 per cent faster, using the online takeoff tool. Simply 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.
This takes us to the next part of Buildxact…
More accurate job costings
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, along with composite recipes to help streamline job costings faster.
Buildxact helps manage your scheduling by automatically generating them from your estimates. This 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 trades in the loop by sending automated SMS and email reminders to your sub-contractors. This 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.
If you’re ever worried that you’re under or over budget on a job, 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.
It takes a short amount of time to produce purchase orders, and you can check immediately 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:
- MYOB; and,
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 is filled with 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.