About Buildertrend

Buildertrend is the No. 1, cloud-based construction project management software trusted by homebuilders, remodelers and specialty contractors. Since 2006, we have empowered the construction industry with a better way to build. More than 1 million users across more than 100 countries have chosen Buildertrend as their preferred platform for real-time collaboration throughout each and every stage of the building process. Our software helps construction professionals complete more projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors and increasing customer satisfaction.

Each customer has a dedicated team to deliver a personalized, unlimited training experience. Customers also have unlimited access to branding and web services, educational webinars, live chat support and an extensive online help center. For more learning, we host online or in-person conferences for an immersive learning experience, or we offer Onsite Consulting if you prefer for our team to come to you and work side-by-side with your company.

Buildertrend integrates with other solutions such as QuickBooks, Xero and material takeoff tools.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Buildertrend

Run your entire business from one single platform.

Save time and money through scheduling efficiency.

Never loose money on a botched change order again.

Manage your subcontractors with ease.

Automatic notifications cut down phone calls and emails.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Buildertrend

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Features

Total features of Buildertrend: 105

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • For AEC Industry
  • GPS
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Incident Reporting
  • Inspection Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,579)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Richard
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Streamlines so many parts of our business

Reviewed on 30/6/2020

Very good.

If youre going to integrate BT make sure you take it on a section at a time. Dont try...

Very good.

If youre going to integrate BT make sure you take it on a section at a time. Dont try and open up too many sections to your team

These guys have given a lot of thought to the software and it forms an amazing backbone for any client facing construction business. We couldnt last the day without it.

Pros

This software is outstanding in many different areas

We initially purchased it initially to manage our clients selections for new homes and it quickly got integrated elsewhere to the point its the backbone of many of our processes

We use this now to manage client change order (it pays for itself on this alone every month) selections, materials ordering from site, daily logs, H&S management, RFI's for the design team and photo storage and programming to name but a few

We couldn't go back to the old ways of doing many of these

There are a lot of different features and you'll certainly find many that'll make it worth your while to use

Oh and the customer support is ace

Cons

Overall roll out is great and intuitive but you do need to comit to integrating BT to your business and this takes time and effort. THis is a software that gives back 10 fold what you put in, but it does need your comittment.

Alternatives Considered

Procore and BuilderStorm

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

Client facing elements are superb Best fit for our size of business wide host of services

Response from Buildertrend

Richard, thank you so much for your honest review and feedback! We appreciate you sharing how Buildertrend works for Appletree Estates, and we feel so lucky to have you as customers.

Jesse
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Now that our company has grown, this program meets our needs better

Reviewed on 21/2/2020

Last year when we first were shown the program we decided not to go forward. Now our that our...

Last year when we first were shown the program we decided not to go forward. Now our that our company has grown, we see that BuilderTrend will be crucial for keeping ourselves and our crews organized. The rocky portions of the software do not outway the usefulness to our company. There is a learning curve and a lot of things to iron out as we implement it, but I can see it being a huge asset compared to other programs once we nail it down. On top of that, I know their team will keep improving the features and adding more features to a program that is already rich with features.

Pros

The best feature in this program is communication and scheduling. Also, where other programs have to borrow from many 3rd party programs to achieve their functions, this program is able to incorporate all in one. We are using it for every step of the construction process, from sales to estimates, to job management and scheduling and invoicing. Other neat features include requesting bids to subs and vendors within the program, financing for customers, interactive and customize-able selections for customers within the program. There are other features not mentioned in this review as well. The main point is that this program offers all management needs for builders and contractors, and the software team continues to update and add features according to the requests and needs of those who are using the program.
Also, where competitors charge extra for each user, this company includes unlimited users in their package, as well as unlimited subs and vendors. Some of the functions you would have to pay extra for in other programs like scheduling for crew etc. are included in their main package. Therefore the price, and what you get for your money is way better.

Cons

This software is a little more difficult to learn than other competing programs, due to it's complexity and depth of features. At times it's a bit overwhelming, though that is to be expected with the level of depth. Also some other programs have a general appearance which makes the program more inviting and user friendly. That being said, we still moved forward with this program because of the need for more features without having to pay all the extra money.
One feature they really need to improve is their proposal builder. They have good formatting options and cost codes/ item catalogs where you can build price lists within the system, but when you add items into the estimate or create a big template, when you want to go and edit info like quantities etc. you have to go through an ocean of items that are not clearly formatted (they have a worksheet tab for editing items, and a format tab for grouping and changing layout for final appearance, but the worksheet portion is unformatted, and in the format section you cannot delete items or change them at all. Therefore I found the proposal functions to be a bit rocky to deal with. However, buildertrend users can vote on improvements for the program and so there is at least light at the end of the tunnel.

Alternatives Considered

Procore

Reasons for Choosing Buildertrend

Acculynx is more user friendly in general, but for all the features we need for our growing company we have to pay so much more. Every project manager we hire adds more and more to the cost of having the program, and payment is required for subs to join the program, as well as our crew. All the features we want will keep tacking up the price. If it weren't for this, we may have been able to find a way to keep using Acculynx. BuilderTrend has more to offer at a reasonable price that doesn't keep climbing.

Switched From

AccuLynx

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

BuilderTrend seemed to offer everything that Procore offered. There may have been slight differences between the two programs, but procore didn't offer anything revolutionary over buildertrend, and instead seemed to offer similar ways of reaching the same end results. In the end I think buildertrend offered more functions, and used less 3rd parties to do so. However, I have not extensively tested procore, and therefore I do not know all the depths of their software. We found buildertrend first and didn't see any obvious reason why we should switch, so we didn't.

Response from Buildertrend

Jesse, thank you so much for your honest review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us such detailed feedback and I will be sure to pass it on to our Product team. Thank you again!

Randy
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

G.C. point of view

Reviewed on 14/2/2020

Overall my experience has been outstanding with this product. It has freed me up to better RUN my...

Overall my experience has been outstanding with this product. It has freed me up to better RUN my company (instead of it running me) and finally be able to have some decent structure to it all in a few pieces of software to include BT.

Pros

organization, everything in one place...even if you want your QB to link to it, which we don't...I kinda like the two separate. We don't really use the PO portion of the software but have tried it and it's nice to know that its there...wish there were more video's on the entire program from set up through project completion. Techniques and more demonstrations on product capabilities and link-able aspects of the program.

I use chief architect for our design software, have been for over 20 years. They have great video's of product usage, tips and techniques by chapter from set up to a completed set of quality professional plans.

I believe BT could do the same, this is a great product for managing a company like ours and the cloud just makes it that much easier to work remotely anywhere in the web is. The price point is perfect for us and allows us to operate at a competitive rate.

Cons

For what I use it for I don't really have a dislike but I don't use but maybe half of the program.
Wish there were more video's on the entire program from set up through project completion. Techniques and more demonstrations on product capabilities and link-able aspects of the program.

Chris
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Well worth the money

Reviewed on 14/2/2020

The software, like all I've tried to implement over the years, can be a little frustrating at...

The software, like all I've tried to implement over the years, can be a little frustrating at first. You're going to get pushback from trade contractors and field people. However, I think it is well worth it. More importantly, the trades and field people have come to rely on the software and usually appreciate it after 3 to 4 jobs.

Pros

The customer service is surprisingly amazing. Anytime I have a question, I am able to reach someone by phone or email very quickly. The integration with Quickbooks Desktop is almost flawless. We use the daily logs quite regularly. These logs allow the entire team to remain up to date on the jobs and their progress. We've also found that the homeowners are reassured by these daily logs. The bids section has saved us tremendous time and increased our estimating accuracy. The ability to be able to template jobs, bid packages, and so many other items saves us a ton of time.

Cons

The software seems to be most suited for a cost-plus project. As we bid jobs on a fixed price, we have found a few of the features less useful. We are only using about half of the features. I can't fairly say that these unused features are not good, but we do want to use some of these features, and the fact that we have been unable to implement them causes me some frustration. These features include the selections and the warranty sections.

Arthur
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Arthur's BT experience at TCON Homes

Reviewed on 13/2/2020

It is helping in changing the culture at TCON Homes. It is a bit hard to explain for construction...

It is helping in changing the culture at TCON Homes. It is a bit hard to explain for construction people that planning is more cost effective than starting smashing walls because you are aggregating value doing physical labour.

Pros

Communication of job progress with subcontractors, client portal, upload photos, variatin and owner invoices.

Cons

There is no taxes *yet.
No milestones schedule items, but maybe not needed.
Hope one day I can see To-dos on Gantt chart (not as a extra line, but a floating point).

Alternatives Considered

Procore

Reasons for Choosing Buildertrend

BT gives a framework to operate and TCON needed one. It helped me with my arguments to change the estimate software as well. We got Planswift, now we moved to CostX and it is saving time and helping me to standardise products as their workbooks are really powerful.

Switched From

Microsoft Project

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

BT changed fees plans. Honestly, it was confusing and too expensive to use for few projects per year. We are a small company with 4-6 projects per year focusing on growth to be able to build up to 8-10 per year.
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Buildertrend FAQs

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Buildertrend offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Buildertrend has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Buildertrend supports the following languages:

English

Buildertrend supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Buildertrend integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Twitter, WordPress, Xero

Buildertrend offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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