What Is Buildertrend?

Buildertrend is the No. 1, cloud-based construction project management software for 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 the globe have chosen Buildertrend as their platform for real-time collaboration. Our software helps construction professionals complete projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors and increasing customer satisfaction.

Who Uses Buildertrend?

Buildertrend is ideal for homebuilders, remodelers, specialty contractors and general contractors.

Where can Buildertrend be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Buildertrend
  • Located in Omaha, US
  • Founded in 2006

Buildertrend support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Buildertrend
  • Located in Omaha, US
  • Founded in 2006

Buildertrend support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

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Features of Buildertrend

  • Accounting Integration
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • For AEC Industry
  • GPS
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Inspection Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Lead Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Residential
  • Resource Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews of Buildertrend

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Shahidul
Shahidul
Project Management Expert in Bangladesh
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Love everything other than the pricing

5.0 last month New

Comments: When I started working with a team from Signature Building Systems, I first "met" Buildertrend, since then it's been a fun ride. I did change a lot for the team since then (which is kind of what my thing), and probably upped their productivity by a lot.

Pros:

More than their financial and sales solutions, unique features, I loved how much resources they had for someone new! Though I have used tons of PMS over the years, there's always something new with them, all of them. So, the resources helped me to run through them, fast.

Cons:

They are excellent! Don't get me wrong. But god, they are pricey! I have this thing for most PMS though! I think they charge a bit too much.

Richard
Project Manager in UK
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Streamlines so many parts of our business

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Buildertrend Response

2 years ago

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.

Brett
Operations in US
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Good Value

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: While in general we've been happy but our frustration points have pushed us to look at others. There may be other programs that work like BuilderTrend but we haven't found anything that gives us what we're looking for. While BT has made strides recently we would like to see more industry standard issues resolved on the back end. For the money though it is reasonable.

Pros:

Documentation preservation. Job organization

Cons:

Accounting does not follow basic industry standards. We've have had invoices rejected because there is basic information missing like issue and due date. We don't care about print date. Is that industry standard?

Danielle
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice
3.5 10 years ago

Comments: We are a boutique custom home builder; each project is unique and personalized. Although I was not involved in the selection of this software, my understanding is that we wanted a program that could be accessed by all the parties involved, handle the scheduling and move us away from paper checklists - ultimately allowing all users to be both informed of changes and to be able to plan for future events without having to directly communicate with each person. As far as scheduling goes this system has failed. It has caused more time consuming questions. My complaint is that you can only link item to item by a (or a couple) predecessor(s) that, ultimately, the program struggles with which item is next in the list if a few of them share the same linked task. Also in a best case scenario, this scheduled list is how you build a house - but in most cases something, whether it be trade related or whether related or inspection related, cause a task to be delayed but the other ones would continue on schedule however the program has linked the start date to the the delayed task and now the whole calender is messed up. Or perhaps the exterior of the house generally starts after framing and roofing but maybe a winter storm makes this impossible so you continue the interior for weeks. Then you try and adjust backwards and because your best case scenario template stated it should commence at framing completion and you delayed that. Thus your left with a domino affect of wrong dates. and a series of emails sent to vendors informing them of the delay that really didn't apply to them. So they change schedules and you are left with no trades to do the interior work that in your mind could and should be fine. I also find that the program doesn't offer enough flexibility in the selection section. It allows me to upload a previously created document to be stored that a homeowner could then log on and download. They then fill out and can't re-upload this document, so they are forced to fax or scan and email back to us. This is neither time effective nor practical. Perhaps it would be better if we were able to create a checklist that was interactive in this section, similar to the change orders where we type out the change and the client could update decisions. In our company we don't limit our clients to three choices of floor plans and two cabinet doors and 4 granite selections, they are free to choose anything they can dream of. As a result we cannot load a document that would apply to all builds. However, I believe the change orders tab is well thought out, easy to use and provides all the options to make it a valuable asset. The warranty section does a great job of tracking and notifying and saving time and assuring that service and warranty items are handled and accepted. The daily log and messaging capabilities that allow us to keep a record of notes or messages in one area logged by date and job site is extremely valuable and a good system. Furthermore, the software as a whole is easy to learn, has a logical and simple layout so even those who are not computer savvy can fumble through without creating errors and won't be too intimidated by the complexity of the software to attempt to use it. Finally, the technical support and training provided is always quick to help resolve an issue or aid in a question. New training is scheduled in a very quick time frame for free and is tailored to the person that requires it. This is handled exceptionally well in a time when often companies forget you exist once the purchase is complete. So, we have decided that we will use BuilderTrend for those things that they excel at and don't use it as a scheduling tool.

Kristi
Designer/manager/sales in US
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Essential (can’t function without it)

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Lots of help for new comers/employees. Listens to feedback on how to masks software better. Reminders, schedule and to-dos make employee productivity so much higher. Lead management is all in the same software. Financial reports are convienent. Track your POS easily. So much more!

Cons:

Nothing. This software makes running and working in a complex industry so much more manageable.