BuildStar is the solution to the construction management challenges that builders face. With BuildStar you will save time and money, increase sales, improve client confidence and trust, and facilitate the coordination, collaboration, communication and control of a construction project. BuildStar handles the life cycle of any project from beginning to end, delivering timely accessible information online and on demand. Now anyone who needs access to job information can have it anywhere at anytime. BuildStar has tools for all of your construction management needs including: estimating, bidding, budget management, scheduling, change order management, document management, online photos, integration with QuickBooks, and more.
BuildStar allows you to quickly identify your target of qualified subs and suppliers, and automatically send them email, fax, or paper bid invitations. They get the bid scope, specifications, and plans you want them to have to prepare their bid. A link to BuildStar lets them review the bid and respond online.
You can schedule the bids you need with the reminders so that you get them when you need them. With bid reminders, alerts and a status sheet, you keep your bidding process on schedule. You can quickly see how many bids you have, from whom, and for how much.
When you accept or reject bids, your subs are automatically notified and a Purchase Order is automatically generated.
Budget Management & Accounting
Online budget reports are available anywhere, anytime with access to detailed expense information and documents. Manage your job budgets and accounting from home, the office or away.
BuildStar is an integrated solution which means that information is input and stored once but shared between all the necessary functions. And BuildStar shares information with QuickBooks so you can always have a current view of budgets compared to actual costs. This integration of data also supports integration of procedures which will save you time and money.
The budget to actual comparison process in BuildStar lets you identify what categories are complete, explain variances when necessary and forecast what a category will require to complete. This means that the client will have an accurate picture of what has been spent, know what budget is remaining, and have a current projection on what it will take to complete the job. You grant the client access to review this information online on their own and at their convenience.
BuildStar puts all of the available information at your fingertips. It is quick and easy to access documents, notes, and photos that explain why things are the way they are.
Document change requests, cost information and change order approvals online. Eliminates the amnesia factor.
BuildStar lets you control and document change orders. The client can go online and submit a request for a change. The builder estimates the cost and then the client can approve the change order online in BuildStar before the work is done. The change order request form can also be printed for a physical signature. The approved change order is automatically reflected in the revised budget for the job.
With change order requests and approvals being recorded online, BuildStar eliminates forgetfulness and disputes over change orders become a thing of the past.
When a client approves a change order they not only approve the impact on the budget, but also approve any impact on the timeline and completion date. This information is automatically incorporated into a revised budget and revised schedule.
BuildStar automatically generates a Client Questionnaire based on the scoping process. The client is alerted that they have questions to respond to and they can respond online. You save time and get the information you need.
Store and catalog and document for instant retrieval anywhere, anytime. Leave your plans and files at the office and never lose or misfile another document! Documents stored in BuildStar can be grouped and categorized many different ways and related to several different transactions. With all of its search, sort, and filter capabilities, you can instantly have the documents you need at your fingertips.
BuildStar’s document management tools turn your documents into an asset you can use to improve your business and increase client confidence and trust. Any document or photo you need is now just a click away.
With BuildStar’s document management you only handle a document once. From then on it is accessible online and is easy to find and never needs re-filing.
With BuildStar’s template driven estimating and simple job scoping process you will be able to significantly reduce the time you spend estimating while at the same time increasing the comprehensiveness and accuracy of your estimate. Build a complete estimate in a fraction of the time you normally spend. You save time and time is money. BuildStar pays for itself. The estimate integrates with all the other BuildStar processes.
If you are using QuickBooks with any other software, one thing you definitely don’t want to do is spend your time reentering the same information twice. BuildStar has tools to integrate with QuickBooks – eliminating any dual input and ensuring that the two are current and consistent.
Complete your job on schedule. The dynamic timeline is automatically generated and easily modified online.
The schedule is available online and can be accessed from any location. This keeps your project teams on task and on time.
BuildStar scheduling is simple and is automatically generated from the template during the scoping process. Changes in start and desired completion automatically adjust the overall schedule. It requires very little work on your part.
Track all the important information about your subs and suppliers. BuildStar keeps a history of bid activity, insurance information, license information, payment information, as well as contact information.
Enter employee time online from anywhere at anytime. That information is then priced and fed into the actual job costs, and also feed to QuickBooks for payroll processing.
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