BuildIT vs FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

So you want to share some job files?

And you've found out, perhaps the hard way, that emailing attachments (especially large ones) is not the way to go.

You could subscribe to an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) service.

But here's the scoop:

FTP typically requires an FTP 'client' — meaning yet another program.  These are generally not simple to configure.  Uploading a file would be limited to those with the program and skills. So now you have to outfit all your key players (some of whom may not be high up the technology curve) with the FTP program.  Along with the client, you'll need a service (website or server) to host the files — more stuff to configure.

Downloading files would either require an FTP client again, or be handled through a web page with a simple file listing. You may have to pay someone to create this web page on your corporate website, if you have one. Now we're talking time, some technical know-how, and $$.

Now for the BuildIT advantages:

  1. Easy drag and drop file uploading through Internet Explorer.
  2. Our maximum file size is, well, big enough that it likely won't be a problem 99% of the time, but with some sweet talking, we can increase this if required.
  3. Our display is visually appealing: thumbnails, file info. And, it's easy to understand.
  4. Easy management: remove/disable files easily, see all access attempts, etc.
  5. Downloading is resumable (i.e. if the file download stops for some reason, it resumes where it left off).  Many other file download services don't support this.
  6. Files in BuildIT are presented logically within a task or a sharing link... in other words, there are associations with files that will make it easier for you to manage them.
  7. BuildIT manages the server: so no headaches about configuration, no tech support nightmares, etc.

So, launch your free test drive, click the "files" tab, and start sharing. It's one of the many advantages you'll appreciate.

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Our famous "you can boot our butts out the door anytime" guarantee

We appreciate your trust and want to earn your lifelong business however, if you decide at any time that this system is not helping you run your business better, then:

  • If you are not totally satisfied within the first 30 days, let us know, and we'll refund your entire purchase (reluctantly, but we'll do it).
  • If you pay monthly, you can cancel at anytime, no penalties, no hard feelings (but we hope you feel guilty because we tried really hard to make sure you were satisified).
  • If you signed up for a year or more, then you received a hefty discount because we were planning for you to be around for a while (we were counting on it). Longer term contracts help us plan so we have the capacity to serve your account. So no refunds are offered on long term plans but you can give away, transfer, or even sell the unused portion of your term.
  • Whatever your reason, if you leave, you'll miss out on our slightly twisted sense of humor and all the new features that keep getting added to the system.

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 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

The kinds of people and business that use BuildIT

Our good looking customers include:

  • business owners
  • office managers
  • schedulers
  • estimators
  • site supervisors
  • other positions that need to manage, organize, and communicate information

Our customers work for sharp companies including:

  • general contractors
  • high volume trades
  • low volume trades
  • home builders
  • renovators
  • designers
  • developers
  • instalation professionals
  • service professionals

Our users range from one person businesses to companies with dozens of users and many millions in revenue.

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 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1