FOUNDATION

Construction accounting software for managing job costing

About FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION is a construction accounting software designed to help businesses track financial statements and handle job costing operations on a unified platform. It enables organizations to capture and store various construction related documents like subcontracts, retainage, wage rates, purchase orders, and more in a centralized repository.

The platform allows professionals to track change orders and inventories, receive alerts for expired insurance certificates, and share purchase orders (POs) using multiple jobs and cost codes. It offers a variety of features including auditing, cash flow management, reporting, billing, budgeting, project management, and more. Managers can also utilize FOUNDATION’s payroll management module to automatically calculate pay rates, taxes, or deductions, record timecard entries for employees, and set up rules for fringe reductions.

FOUNDATION facilitates integration with various third-party estimating, project management, and timekeeping applications such as Procore, ProEst, ProjectHQ, Raken, Rhumbix, FollowupCRM, Payroll4Construction.com, and more. Using the integrated accounts payable system, finance teams can create lien waivers or credit memos, process invoices, and monitor A/R aging and retainage by jobs or vendors in real-time.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of FOUNDATION: 54

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audit Trail
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Commercial
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • For AEC Industry
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Purchase Order Management
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling Software
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(170)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Project Management

Reviewed on 2020-10-12

It's been wonderful to implement a new software to our project management.

It's been wonderful to implement a new software to our project management.

Pros

This software is great for keeping all documents relating to a project in one spot. It links all the items I use daily to the project so I don't have to store them on my computer.

Cons

Took a little navigation to find where and how to get things in there. As well as the form making, but overall, not much I don't like.

Response from Foundation Software

Thank you for your positive review and taking time to share your feedback with FOUNDATION. We are happy to hear our software is meeting your expectations and making life easier for you and your project management team. Let me know if you'd like to talk with someone about making those custom forms and reports easier for you. We are happy to help. -Robin, [email protected]

John
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 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

Foundation Software makes construction accounting easy to understand.

Reviewed on 2021-04-16

Foundation has made record keeping easy and ready for outside auditors review procedures.

Foundation has made record keeping easy and ready for outside auditors review procedures.

Pros

Cost, user friendliness, help screens updated and online, and support is second to none.

Cons

Absolutely nothing! Hope to expand our usage of Foundation software because we believe that we have not experienced the whole package benefit to date with different modules.

Alternatives Considered

Sage 200 Evolution and Jonas Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

Construction accounting and work in process excellent and user friendly.

Switched From

EXEControl

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

Cost, setup looked easy, user friendly and construction job specific.

Response from Foundation Software

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear you're finding our software and support to be a valuable asset in all areas of your business. We look forward to a continued relationship with you and your team. You mentioned you'd like to expand your usage with our software. Check out the many Sales Demos available to you on the Client Portal. If you have any questions about that, or want to have someone from our team contact you, please let me know. I'm happy to help. Again, thank you!
-Robin, [email protected]

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

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Strong Program, lack of support and updates

Reviewed on 2017-07-25

There are better programs out there.

There are better programs out there.

Pros

The program does it all besides estimating. Has a good system of checks and balances and everything is tracked so very hard for employees to cover their tracks. It does a lot well but everything has its hiccups.

Cons

There are several things I dislike about the product as it has so much potential to be 10x better yet they have no ambition to make it better. 95% up the updates released by foundation software are fixes to glitches or problems. Very rarely is there an actual new feature or upgrade to the program. There are several flaws with the program that would be easy to fix, which have been suggested but go unanswered. Such as the pages scroll very awkwardly, they jump at the end of the page onto the next page but not at the top of the page. Very difficult to review a report on the screen when it keeps going back and forth. Their support team must have a very high turnover as everytime I call I know more than the person who is suppose to be providing the support. To their credit they do go and get the right answer and get back to you but the typical resolution to a problem is 24 hours. For us 2 hours is a long time when your waiting on an important resolution such as payroll.

Response from Tracie

Hi Al. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughts on FOUNDATION. Honestly it is not what we expected to hear from you and are deeply concerned about your disappointment. We strive to produce the absolute best product and service for our clients, although we understand at times using new software can be frustrating. One of our training managers will reach out this week to coordinate a time that’s convenient for you and discuss your concerns in greater detail. We hope that you will take our call so we can work toward resolving any outstanding issues and make FOUNDATION a successful accounting investment for your construction business. We look forward to working with you.

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

Overall rating

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

Great Software, Very Good Value, Oustanding Support. Usually get call back within 30 minutes

Reviewed on 2021-03-01

We save time on payroll since we no longer had to manually enter time cards for all the field...

We save time on payroll since we no longer had to manually enter time cards for all the field employees. Project managers can easily view their project reports, rather than have to wait for a report to be printed and given to them.

Pros

Ease of use. Once we got past the implementation, which was really pretty simple, we were off and running. Payroll importing of timecards feature is outstanding, no daily data entry except for overhead employees. You create your menu an follow the steps. Accounts Payable features are easy to use and data input in quick and easy, allows you to attached copies of the invoices so others can see what was shipped and invoiced. Check writing is simple and automatically creates additional invoice stub if invoices exceed allowed space on check.

Cons

Would like to see ability to create more reports and lists without all the other data on the report. Must import to excel for some things, which to me is an extra step that could be avoided. Ability to insert blank lines on lists to separate employees on custom employee lists.
Doesn't have subaccounts for accounts that you want in more detail, such as repairs to your building or keeping auto expenses separately if you don't purchase the equipment module.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

Lack of enhancements, requests were pending for 4 years and not implemented. Cumbersome to use. If you had to call support wait time was poor. If you had additional questions, sometimes they would answer, sometimes had to have another support case opened.

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

Easy of use in all modules. Ability to do multi state payroll in one batch. AIA invoicing much simpler to revise if a mistake is made. Better job cost reports for project managers. We called multiple customers to get their reviews and
Jacob
Overall rating
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

Great product with AMAZING customer service

Reviewed on 2021-03-08

We have had a great experience with Foundation, for our size business, it's perfect!

We have had a great experience with Foundation, for our size business, it's perfect!

Pros

The software is easy to use, and customizable. It's simple, and customer service is Fantastic.

Cons

I wish there were more standard caned accounting reports like TTM income/balance sheets and the ability to customize standard budget reports. More filtering criteria to run reports would be great.

Alternatives Considered

Sage Intacct

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

It was bloated and difficult to use. Practically needed a PhD in ViewPoint to use, or spend a lot of money customizing. Their support team was very very very slow.

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

Because of ease of use.

Response from Foundation Software

Hi Jacob,
Thank you for your positive review and taking time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear our software is meeting your expectations and helping to make life easier for you and your team. Let me know if you'd like to talk with someone about those reports. Let's see if we can make them easier for you to work with. We're happy to help. -Robin, [email protected]

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FOUNDATION offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.

FOUNDATION has the following typical customers:

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

FOUNDATION supports the following languages:

English

FOUNDATION supports the following devices:

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

FOUNDATION integrates with the following applications:

Esticom, ExakTime, FollowUp CRM, InEight, ProEst, Procore, RAKEN, Rhumbix, backup solution, busybusy, eSUB, paskr

FOUNDATION offers the following support options:

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

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