About Buildxact

Buildxact is an easy-to-use construction management software uniquely designed for residential builders & trades, helping them easily and smoothly manage projects. Transform your business - one system from first takeoff to final invoice.
Streamline estimating - create takeoffs 80% faster and quote 5x more quickly, as well as simple scheduling, streamlined cost tracking & purchasing. Buildxact is cloud-based and you can be up and ready to work in no time.
Build smarter, not harder. Build with Buildxact.

Being cloud-based, Buildxact gives users the flexibility to access their construction management tools anywhere, anytime via any internet-enabled device, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles. A simple takeoff management tool allows users to count items and perform lineal, square or cubic metre takeoffs in a few clicks.
Buildxact facilitates accurate project costing and estimating with built-in price lists, composite recipes, automatic wastage and rounding features. Quote management tools enable users to create professional, branded quotes which they can print or email to their customers. Buildxact allows users to give customers detailed specifications with images and a clear breakdown of any PC/PS items.

Estimates enable users to create project and job schedules automatically, while cost tracking and purchasing capabilities help users create purchase or work orders and manage their budget effectively. Clear, central dashboards allow users to track their budget spend at-a-glance, and pre-formatted templates enable users to create invoices for proejcts quickly and easily. Further tracking features allow users to track customer payments and any other outstanding balances. Integration with accounting apps like Xero, and QuickBooks enable users to track their finances and sync purchases and invoices for payments or reconciliations automatically. Buildxact also allows users to integrate with the Deputy workforce management app to manage timesheets efficiently.

Pricing starting from:

US$0.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Buildxact

  • Buildxact’s cloud software allows users to access project and estimating information anywhere, anytime.

  • Buildxact provides a complete solution for estimating and managing construction projects, from the first takeoff to the final invoice.

  • Quick and simple takeoff management functionality allows users to upload plans and do their takeoffs on-screen. Takeoffs can be counted per item or in inches, feet, or yards.

  • Buildxact supports accurate job costing, allowing users to utilize their takeoff measurements to cost up their project. Users can also add specifications with photos, then print or email professional quotes to customers.

  • Connect your dealer with Buildxact and view their pricelists live on the platform. Produce accurate estimates with updated dealer prices quickly and all in one platform.

  • Users can create project schedules automatically from their estimates, and control their project by tracking progress against the budget spent and amount invoiced. Automated text and email reminders serve to enhance the productivity of sub-contractors.
  • Typical Customers

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

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$0.00

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Buildxact: 91

    • 2D Drawing
    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounting Software
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assembly Takeoff
    • Audit Trail
    • Bid Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Materials
    • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
    • CRM Software
    • Calendar Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Client Management
    • Client Portal
    • Commercial
    • Communication Management
    • Contract/License Management
    • Contractor Management Software
    • Cost Database
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer Database
    • Customer Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
    • Electrical Estimating Software
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Plans
    • Estimating
    • Expense Tracking
    • For AEC Industry
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • HVAC Estimating Software
    • Historical Database
    • Invoice Management
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Management
    • Job Scheduling
    • Lead Management Software
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Multiple Projects
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Plumbing Estimating Software
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting Software
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Planning Software
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Scheduling
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking Software
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Proposal Generation
    • Purchase Order Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • RFI & Submittals
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Rescheduling
    • Residential
    • Scheduling Software
    • Staff Calendar
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Takeoff Software
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Visual Assemblies
    • Warranty Tracking
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (103)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.5/5

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    Stephen
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    builder use

    Reviewed on 2019-03-30

    We absolutely love Build xact, it's not perfect for my individual desires but it sure does capture...

    We absolutely love Build xact, it's not perfect for my individual desires but it sure does capture my needs in a massive way, we can't imagine operating without it now.

    there is nothing like being certain on your pricing when negotiating with clients and subbies, it puts you in such a more powerful position and takes away a lot of the stress

    Pros

    I love the take off tools and the ease of generating a quotation, it allows me to get ontop of pricing and take offs and the ability to calculate variations based off of subcontractors m2 rates without waiting for my subbies to get back to me is invaluable.

    also when entering the line items I love that it can allow me to add in a picture into the specifications so that my client knows exactly what products are included in my quote and it also gives me to option to nominate items as provisional costs or provisional sums at the click of a button further more, I can select if the item is a task in the schedule so I have the ease of generating a gannt chart as i go with little to no down time so when I submit my quote I know exactly how long I need to build.

    Cons

    overall they have captured everything well and the only items I dont like are some of the little bugs that come with developing such a great software such as:

    1. I would like a little more functionality in the plan scaling section.
    2. The RFQ's tie themselves to line items and can't be adjusted without deleting the RFQ's or overriding them manually
    3. All RFQ's have to be tied to a Job, you can't send off rfq's once the project becomes a Job for further item shopping for savings nor can you issue the rfq to subbies without having to mess around with your Quotes and categories.
    4. the project cost analysis only seems to work off of purchase orders and work orders, you can't just tally up numbers under line items such as fixings which may require 10=15 receipts so you need to create a purchase order to tally it up. also, you can only issue invoices in the cost plus projects for expenses worn and not preempt expenses which makes it impossible to issue invoices in a pro active manner to get the client paying the bill.
    6. The gannt chart lacks the flexibility and function that I am used to from such programs as smart sheet (another great software that we use)
    5. It would be great to have it as an app and in the future look at expanding the software to a fully integrated project management software similar to plan grid

    Harold
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    My Buildxact review

    Reviewed on 2022-01-04

    Estimate writing is much easier, and more reliable than previously done. I just tried another...

    Estimate writing is much easier, and more reliable than previously done. I just tried another software package for 6 weeks. Had thought of making the change on based on monthly Pricing. What I have here may be a bit more per month, but the overall savings on time, reliability, presentation organization, is worth much more.

    Pros

    The ease of Authoring the Quote. Being able to create and add Categories and line items keeps the quotes organized and easy to review. I like my quotes to be presented chronologically as the work will be progressed. The ability to Move categories, and or individual items is great. And simple as this sounds, being able to insert a line where ever I want, is priceless.

    Cons

    I have only used this software for the writing of quotes. After 1.5 years of use, the only shortfall I have is to be able to total out individual items throughout the quote such as labor, materials, equipment.

    Alternatives Considered

    CoConstruct

    Reasons for Choosing Buildxact

    The formatting and functionality of writing quotes.

    Switched From

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro

    Reasons for Switching to Buildxact

    The ability to organize the quote so that it presents better to the customer.
    Dj
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Necessary

    Reviewed on 2022-08-14

    Pros

    after setting up the recipes for regular used items I found it so easy to use

    Cons

    the software is a little slow, when you are trying to do things quickly, the program tells you to slow down. this is then you are using quick features like setting tasks in scheduling

    Andre
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Buildxact experience from an Architectural inner city builder.

    Reviewed on 2022-06-20

    Pros

    Take offs and simple estimating is fine. Just use the simple template the rest are painful. Use it only for fixed price/lump some. If you have forman then there is no decesent app for them. So small simple builder only.

    Cons

    The cost plus accounting system is not practical or logical and considering most luxury or highly complicated residential builds are built with this type of contract in NSW, its useless. They are melbourne based and victoria doesn't have much cost plus contracting. Purchase orders have to be made in a 10 minute work around. That is a pain for xero integration so i ended up just putting lines into to account. We ended up using a spreadsheet to account for the project actuals. We had to manually enter the line items as they encrypt from their so called exported xls or csv files. so you can't copy the text you entered in the first place. So annoying and silly as it is your data in the first place.
    The worst thing is the coding and server speed, since they have branched out into the states it is now half the speed it use to be in the evenings. A huge template we created over months that calculated materials quantities from our suppliers and our own formulas was corrupted and we were told we would have to rebuild it.

    The response time for customers on critical matters is shocking too. You have to deal with an annoying bot that comes up everytime. We spent many months rebuilding a spreadsheet from the formulas as well has juggling the running projects and the normal pressures of covid and material prices. Not one phone call for a 3 + years customer, who created 3-5 customers for them over the years. A total nightmare I’ll never forgive, only learn from.

    Luke
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Abroenet Constructions - BX review

    Reviewed on 2022-06-24

    It has been a great addition to my business with its integration to xero and deputy.

    It has been a great addition to my business with its integration to xero and deputy.

    Pros

    I love the estimating, the take off tool within the estimating section. Its easy to convert a quote to a project.
    It links to my suppliers pricing which means i should always have the most up to date pricing avaialble

    Cons

    Dont like that you pay per user, not just per account. Or have a residential package to suit up to 5 users say.
    The timeline scheduling, unless I'm not using correctly is difficult to edit and frustrating so i dont use it like i probably should.
    Love that it links to xero and Deputy

    Alternatives Considered

    Buildertrend

    Reasons for Choosing Buildxact

    It didnt recognise our GST structure and it was really difficult to adjust. It also did have actual v budget option and the timezone meant any assistance for help calls or training sessions were at 6am or 10pm.

    Reasons for Switching to Buildxact

    Its linked to Dahlsen's, my main materials and hardware supplier
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    Buildxact offers the following pricing plans:

    Entry(Estimating only): $149/month billed monthly Pro: $249/month billed monthly Teams: $399/month billed monthly

    Buildxact has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    Buildxact supports the following languages:

    English

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    Buildxact integrates with the following applications:

    Deputy, MYOB Business, Microsoft Outlook, Quickbooks Online, Xero

    Buildxact offers the following support options:

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

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