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1.  All Around Software

Posted 9 days ago
We are a small site work contractor, which averages 25 employees. Our current software includes; Rockteck for Estimating/Takeoffs, Quickbooks for Accounting, ADP Online Platform for Payroll/HR, and numerous Excel Work Books for Vehicle/Equipment Reporting, Materials Reporting (ex. each vendor is job specific and is in a separate workbook for quantity measures), Weather Reporting, WIP reports, etc.

My question is "what software is the best, but most affordable option to cover as many basis of the mentioned, while cutting down on double entry's, for a small company such as ours." A cloud based platform would be preferred.

Joel Barbour II
Vice President
Barbour Brothers Construction, Inc.
Fremont NC
(866) 736-9805

2.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 8 days ago

Foundation and ComputerEase are both reasonably priced options. We are a GC with 18 employees and we are using ComputerEase. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information.


Cristy Schimmoller

Accounting Manager




(614) 734-1470 x 19


3.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 7 days ago

My company, simPRO software, makes job management software that does most of what you're looking for.  We're also members of CMFA.  Our aim is to simplify job workflows, connect office and field staff and take you paperless (as much as possible).  We are able to handle projects and progress billing.

- Takeoffs (we integegrate with GroundPlan)
- Quickbooks integration (QBO or Desktop)
- Asset tracking (could be vehicles, equipment, tools, etc.)
- Inventory management and controls (which can be managed across multiple sites, and even moved between them.  eg: warehouse to truck)
- Vehicle tracking
- Much, much more...

I'd be happy to chat with you if you'd like to hear more.

Justin Hudson
VP of Sales & Marketing
simPRO Software

(615) 481-8201

4.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 5 days ago
We are an electrical contractor and use Foundation.  It handles all aspects of accounting, payroll and job costing fairly well. It also has a cloud based platform.  For our size company, it is a good fit.  We do use EBM for estimating and ASAP Passport for tool tracking/depreciation.  When we reviewed new software several years ago, I could not find a comprehensive system that incorporated tool tracking and estimating, that were as robust as our existing systems.

Eileen Moran
Moran Electrical Contracting
Alsip IL
(708) 597-9011

5.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 8 days ago

We are a Commercial General Contractor with 30+  employees, using A-System's Job View platform (out of Utah 800-841-2666 manned live help desk by a person who answers 99% of our questions on the spot).  It's an efficient/effective low cost solution (except it does not support estimating and take offs).  It is not inherently a cloud based platform, however we have an IT consultant migrating the application to the cloud for us (we've successfully tested it and are now planning to make the switch from our local server to the cloud).    We have also made giant steps in the paperless direction using the system's import/export (into/from excel and adobe) capabilities.   Suggest asking their help desk to send you their demo.


Thank You,


Greg Belanger


West Fork Construction, Inc.

6050 Warehouse Way

Sacramento, CA  95826

916.452.8197  x11


6.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 5 days ago
Hi Joel,

I wasn't around when my Company made the decision to go with ViewPoint's ProContractor (Maxwell at that time), but I can tell you that it will handle many of your wants (estimating/takeoffs, accounting, payroll, project management, WIPs, etc.) and therefore, would encourage you to take a look.

Feel free to give me a call if I can answer any additional questions.


Owen Wyss
Financial Controller
Thompson Concrete, Ltd.
Carroll OH
(740) 756-7965

7.  RE: All Around Software

Posted 2 days ago

I recently retired as CFO of a midsize siteworkycontractor. I believe the best solution for contractors in our trade is a solid financial ERP used in conjunction with B2W's One Platform of Operations solutions. I've been heavily involved in the industry for over 30 years, and I believe the best financial ERP for companies your size is Foundation. B2W has interfaces for all the major financial ERP's, including Foundation.   I used these interfaces with two different financial ERP's and they worked great.

Herb Brownett CCIFP
Brownett & Associates LLC
West Chester PA
(610) 823-7615