Buildxact

Online construction management for builders & remodelers

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$149.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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$149.00/month

    • 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
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    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Plans
    • Estimating
    • Expense Tracking
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    • Gantt/Timeline View
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    • Historical Database
    • Invoice Management
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Management
    • Job Scheduling
    • Lead Management Software
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Multiple Projects
    • Multiple User Accounts
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    • Progress Tracking
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    • Project Estimating
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    • 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

    4.5 /5
    (116)
    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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    Leigh
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed on 11/4/2021

    We can easily keep on-top of all variations, invoicing, and schedules - also keeping a track of job...

    We can easily keep on-top of all variations, invoicing, and schedules - also keeping a track of job costs via purchase orders has been really beneficial.

    Pros

    Being able to upload all types of plans and the ease of measuring up complex projects.

    Cons

    The Variation forms would be much better if you could list/add 'Actual Cost' items after the variation has been made up. (if something was accidentally missed)

    Being unable to export screen shots to show trades certain areas of what we have allowed etc.

    Response from Buildxact

    Thanks for using Buildxact Leigh!

    George
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

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

    Continually Evolving

    Reviewed on 11/10/2021

    It has been a great product to help our company grow and is continually evolving and improving, the...

    It has been a great product to help our company grow and is continually evolving and improving, the customer support is excellent.
    It was a little learning curve at the being but is definitely a case of short term pain for long term gain

    Pros

    It has systemised our quoting process, which speeds up our quote time, which leaves more time for project management and sales.
    We can produce extremely professional quotes now which include all the products we have allowed for so the clients and my team know exactly what they are getting

    Cons

    Integration with building suppliers in NZ isn't available yet but I believe this will come in due time.
    The client portal is quite cumbersome and I don't like the fact that we don't have control over this once it's set up.
    Manual inputting of supplier invoices can take some time
    The scheduling tool can be a bit of a pain to use and doesn't look very nice, an upgrade to this would be great

    Alternatives Considered

    Procore

    Reasons for Choosing Buildxact

    very limited functionality and not user freindly

    Switched From

    WorkflowMax

    Reasons for Switching to Buildxact

    Based in Australia it was more suited to us in NZ also, other products were too USA focused The estimating software was a step above their competitors

    Response from Buildxact

    Thanks for the feedback George.

    Gary
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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
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    Bx

    Reviewed on 4/5/2022

    Pros

    The set out and ease of use is good.
    The take off allows for basic functions and calculations.
    Job control is good

    Cons

    Bx Has some annoying traits
    Take off is slow when a decent template is used. You have to go in and out of the take off for every item.
    The program basically shuts down by8:30 , 9pm and is useless.
    the email functions eg emailing Po's from the system are so unreliable that we don't use them. We save and email from outlook.
    The client portal is not very good and we are not using it.
    POs cant be ordered by supplier which is very annoying.
    Invoices get scrambled if you try to move the order.

    Luke
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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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 6/24/2022

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

    Overall rating

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

    Making Life easier

    Reviewed on 9/7/2021

    Could not be happier with BuildXact and get really good feed back from clients and our accountant...

    Could not be happier with BuildXact and get really good feed back from clients and our accountant team

    Pros

    From tracking quotes, to take offs and organizing your quote in a professional way, to sending purchase orders and tracking your project to the cent, BuildXact is by far the best value for money estimating/project management software on the market.

    Cons

    The scheduling is a bit clunky in comparison to MS Project

    Alternatives Considered

    Procore

    Reasons for Switching to Buildxact

    one stop shop, Procore uses an external estimating software

    Response from Buildxact

    Thanks for your great feedback.

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    Buildxact offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$149.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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

    Buildxact supports the following devices:

    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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