BuildSoft home building software was designed to meet the various accounting, estimating, project management and job costing needs of small or medium-sized residential builders and remodelers. According to Constellation, BuildSoft's stated business goal is to allow small and medium-sized construction firms to focus on building homes -- not on the time-consuming back-office tasks associated with running a company.
Construction cost estimating features of BuildSoft include the ability to create preliminary budgets, monitor subcontractor and vendor bids, and produce purchase orders and work orders from take-offs done with a digitizer or pre-loaded data.
Once that is done, BuildSoft's job cost accounting software allows clients to monitor budgets through functions such as general ledger, accounts payable, purchase orders/work orders, accounts receivable and payroll.
Finally, this home building software's project management tool controls construction scheduling by automatically updating a construction calendar with daily reminders, and in case of a schedule change, updating all dependents tasks. This function uses Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, Gantt charts and database of templates, according to the vendor.