General Inquiries

Foundation Software

  • 1.  Foundation Software

    Posted 10-15-2020 16:18
    Hello,

    Are there any Foundation users out there? It's on my list for ERP evaluations and I would love to hear from any users regarding their first-hand experience with it. Thanks!

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    Jack Kiperman
    COO / CFO
    Viking Engineering + Construction
    Portland OR
    (503) 987-0570
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  • 2.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-15-2020 18:09
    Mr. Kiperman,

    I have worked with Foundation since 2014 and I am a huge fan. You can allocate overhead and post under/overbillings seamlessly.

    Hope this helps,

    Veronica Quigg
    Staff Accountant
    Araco Concrete Construction
    Colorado Springs, CO

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    Veronica Quigg
    Accountant
    Colorado Springs CO
    (786) 547-5969
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  • 3.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-16-2020 07:38
    Hi Jack,

    We switched to Foundation back in 2016 and ultimately chose it for it's ease of use for payroll functions (we are union contractor working with multiple trades & states). There are many other features that are great within the software and we have been very pleased with the switch. The only thing that I would take note of would be that the reporting can be a little limited within the system. If you want to pull information from multiple modules at once you most likely will need to pull up a couple of reports rather than just being able to build one that gives you everything you need. However, all software options have their positives and negatives and overall we are pleased with Foundation.

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    Nicolle Taylor-Sheafor
    Controller
    Hardman Construction, Inc.
    Ludington MI
    (231) 316-5326
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  • 4.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-16-2020 07:39

    We use it and love it.  Their support is great.  Does everything I need and they have a fantastic payroll processing division that we use as well, payroll4construction.

     

     

    Robert McManus

    Chief Financial Officer

    Direct: 404.965.9349 

    Main: 404.361.5154 | Fax: 404.965.9355

    PO Box 45717 | Atlanta, GA 30320

    www.msrs.com

     

     

     

     

     






  • 5.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-16-2020 09:42
    Hi Jack,

    I have to agree with everyone's reply thus far regarding Foundation and their robust payroll functionality. Foundation doesn't utilize the newest technology however it's a proven system. Foundation's latest news: Foundation Software of Strongsville, OH a provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small and midsize specialty contractors, has agreed to be acquired by San Francisco private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Not sure what this acquisition means for Foundation customers yet although in our acquisition news, ComputerEase was acquired by Deltek and also Acumatica Construction, who I am an Account Manager of, was acquired by a global equity firm named EQT, all within the last two years.

    If Viking Engineering & Construction is evaluating Foundation AND Acumatica Construction, I'd love to present Acumatica Construction as an option. Have a good Friday sir. 


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    Luke Bialozynski
    Sage and Acumatica Account Manager
    AktionAssociates|National Acumatica,Sage and Procore Partner
    Maumee OH
    (419) 794-2529
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  • 6.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-17-2020 10:00

    Hi - We've been with Foundation since 2017.  It is more than we could have hoped.  Their support is world class and INCLUDED (we are on their SAAS platform).  When we went through the search we couldn't find anything comparable in the same price range and where you didn't have to pay large consulting / implementation fees and support fees.  We paid a few thousand for set up and training.  That being said, they do have consulting services that will help you set up and customize to your company.  Scott Kern is fantastic (I've taken several of his workshops).

    While their stock reports are limited, they have an open back end you can hit with excel / queries.  This is a great tool and you can create just about anything you need that runs by pulling up an excel sheet and refreshing.  You can also build reports that non-foundation users can pull up and refresh (they just need the proper ODBC connection installed and Foundation will do that for you).  This is a pretty nice perk.

    We are also users of their payroll4construction add-on.  They are so helpful.  



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    Jill Morrow
    Vice President / Controller
    IntegriBuilt LLC
    Irving TX
    (972) 505-2800
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  • 7.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-27-2020 19:12
    Thank you all for your responses!

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    Jack Kiperman
    COO / CFO
    Viking Engineering + Construction
    Portland OR
    (503) 987-0570
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  • 8.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-28-2020 10:51
    We've been a user for over 7 years now and love it. If you have specific questions, let me know, feel free to call me.
    Thanks,
    Jillane Brown

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    Jillane Brown
    President
    Browe Construction Company
    Selma NC
    (919) 373-5754
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  • 9.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-29-2020 11:35
    Foundation is on our short list as well, does anyone use the mobile app for time entry?

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    Nicole Daniels
    Controller
    Kasten Insulation Services, Inc.
    Portage MI
    (269) 327-0502
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  • 10.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 10-29-2020 12:46
    Thanks Jillane! We will be doing a demo in the next few weeks so I will definitely reach out if I have any specific questions leading up to the demo or/and or have questions that come out of it. Thanks!

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    Jack Kiperman
    COO / CFO
    Viking Engineering + Construction
    Portland OR
    (503) 987-0570
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  • 11.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 11-03-2020 10:31
    Jack, We just went live with Foundation 1/1/20.   We are confident we made the right move. There are numerous reports available, but not all are exactly what we needed.  The saving point is its Microsoft SQL query integration.  Through some intermediate Excel skills you can build any report you want and have it auto-refresh in real-time.

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    Hunter Goertz CPA
    CFO
    Register Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
    Jacksonville FL
    (904) 215-8533
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  • 12.  RE: Foundation Software

    Posted 11-24-2020 15:19
    We use Foundation and Foundation mobile.  We have had a very difficult time with software issues and I do not recommend it.  If you have any complexity in your accounting this seems unable to handle it.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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    Ursula Boehringer CPA
    Controller
    Engineers Construction Inc
    South Burlington VT
    (802) 863-6389
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