How much is too much !?

You've check us out, you've checked our competitors out. 

You've short listed a bunch of applications, some web based, some old school desktop software. You may have even narrowed it down to BuildIT vs [fill in the blank].

Now the big question: How much does BuildIT cost... what's the price?

Answer 1: too much if (a) it's the wrong package for you, or (b) it's the right package, but you're not ready for it.

Answer 2: too little if you're Tom, Dick or Harry. Keep reading...

Tom (not his real name of course) uses BuildIT for a year, then decides to move on to sofware X. They spend $7,500 for 2 licenses. Now they find their new software isn't living up to the claims on software X's website. Tom says it's "buggy", some data even goes missing. I could hear his pain. And to add insult to injury, Tom's web browser seems to be stuck on bringing up BuildIT's login page. With a smile, I suggest to Tom that this could be a sign. We'd love to have Tom and his team back again.

Dick (you guessed it, not his real name) test drove BuildIT the other day, but decided to go with software Z. Rats -- I thought we had him. Software Z had a cool pricing structure. I asked Dick if he was aware that software Z charges per active project per month... he said yes. The per project per month rate was about $500 at the time. I asked Dick how many active projects per month he was doing. 20. You do the math. Ouch!

Harry (again, not his real name) calls me up. He's being hounded by one of the big guys, software Y. I admire software Y, and software Y's salesman. They're trying hard to push this deal through. But Harry is only doing a few projects this year, and software Y would be overkill big time, and with a price tag of $5,000 to get started, and monthly fees of $200, well that's about $7,400 for the year. Harry bought BuildIT instead for $795... and he's getting everything he needed in a scheduling system at a fraction of the cost.

So how much is BuildIT? Well, if you don't get success with the system, then you paid too much at any price. But given what's out there, it's worth a shot at $795 (1 user account, 1 year term discounted, or if cash flow is a concern, go with the $85 monthly subscription). You risk a few $$ and your biggest investment will be time... and we can help accelerate your learning curve so you waste precious little of that.

We play in the sandbox with some great software developers who are putting out some great apps. But for a tenth or less the cost of some of them, you can get the features you need in BuildIT to help you organize your business, schedule your work, share information with the folks that need it, and communicate more effectively.

Try BuildIT first. Take advantage of our 30 day full money back guarantee. If you're not satisfied, or if you really need more bells and whistles, well, software X, Y and Z are standing by !!

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

Probably our most coolest testimonial to date (honestly, we didn't even pay for it!!)

"This is our office management system, and helps us with scheduling, contact management and communications to our customers, vendors and subcontractors. Since coming on board with BuildIT, we have reduced our dependency on sticky notes and loose paper around the office, and are better able to track tasks and appointments. We really appreciate the ability to access job information, email, and our contact database from home, office or while on the road. We can also send text messages from the system to our subcontractors. These advantages are revolutionary for a small construction business like ours. The system also allows us to keep our subcontractors and vendors accountable - we can query the system for emails sent to a particular subcontractor and prove that we communicated to them on a particular matter if they claimed otherwise.

Our business is a million times better than it was last year since coming on board. Unlike other software companies we have spoken with, the team actually knows what they are talking about; they take time to understand our business, and when we have made suggestions for improvement, they have acted on those changes quickly. Our encouragement to others considering this system is that this is a tool, and it needs to be worked in order for you to realize the benefits. That means using it regularly, and taking the time to educate yourself on all that it has to offer.

I would just add that we have looked at much more expensive systems that have more bells and whistles. In fact I was concerned that the simplicity and cost effectiveness of this might mean that it was a substandard system. What I have found to be true is that a lot of the "bells and whistles" of other more expensive systems are not usable or affordable for a small to medium builder who does not have the resources to devote an entire employee or employees to data entry and manipulation."

Beverly Morrison, Owner
Steve Morrison Custom Homes

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

BuildIT vs MS Project

If you're in the market for construction scheduling software, you likely have come across, or may even own, Microsoft Office Project (MS Project). And you may even come across other construction scheduling software programs that claim they integrate with, or work in conjunction with MS Project.

The question you should ask is: "What is the best scheduling program, or "system", that will help solve your problems and meet your company's objectives?"

BuildIT makes it easy for you to view multiple project schedules on one page. This is the single greatest advantage over MS Project (Standard and Professional versions).

Couple that with a fully integrated contact and document management system, and a communications package that allows users to easily share schedule information with folks outside your organization, and you have a powerful system designed with your business and needs in mind.

Unlike MS Project, BuildIT is designed primarily for small to mid sized firms in the construction industry. We speak your language. We don't hide the solution behind a whole bunch of tech talk. For instance, here are few capabilities we found on MS Project's website (Greek to us):

~ Top down budgeting
~ Resource with multiple level skill attributes
~ Collaboration with shared enterprise resource pool and availability
~ Cube Building Service for custom OLAP reports

Ouch, I'm already confused, and I've been in this industry for almost 20 years !! Don't you just want a simple construction scheduling tool?

The good news is, you won't read anything confusing on our website, no big fluffy words or phrases that stop you dead in your tracks. And, you can start a BuildIT test drive account in minutes, and dive right into creating a simple schedule for your current or future project.

No headaches about getting one software program to work with / sync / integrate with another. For most folks, that is a recipe for a migraine. Plus, why do all that when one simple web based application will do the trick? With BuildIT, there is no software to install, no downloads, no patches or upgrades, and no steep learning curve.

Probably the best promotion of BuildIT for your business is MS Project's product demo. Click here for the link.

They've done a great job on the video (I wish we had their budget to do our videos !! - compare theirs to our simple overview video here) ... but I think you'll find MS Project has more that is NOT applicable to your business than is. One project manager once told us "you could run a small country with MS Project"!! But hey, our customers are just trying to run construction projects with less issues and more control. With BuildIT, enjoy a short setup, and get done what you need to in a fraction of the time

And try calling us on our toll free line ... you'll get a real live person, and the help you need to get started fast.

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