CoConstruct is a construction project management software that provides custom home builders and remodelers with tools for managing projects, financials and clients. It allows users to sync data from estimates, specifications, selections, bids, change orders, and budgets with QuickBooks Desktop or Online. Users can manage their projects from their tablet or desktop, in the field using the mobile app.
CoConstruct offers scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor management, file managment, a job log, change order tracking, construction project management, warranty tracking, and more. The project manager feature aids communication by allowing builders, contractors, and other team members to track to-dos, coordinate schedules, sync complex installations, and track jobsite activities. The project management tools also aid with prospecting, estimating, and bidding. CoConstruct software also streamlines client communication by offering email, text, and SMS communication stored in one place.
CoConstruct construction management software also provides businesses within the construction industry with financial management tools such as job costing, pricing management, project costs tracking, contractor invoicing, proposal generation, purchase order management, and more.
All CoConstruct pricing plans include a dedicated implementation coach, custom branding to match the builder's website, and phone and online support.
Christopher A. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
The communication and contextualization of information is awesome. I love that everything for a project can be found in one place and shared to all the people on the team that need it. I love that homeowners can have a voice that is not my text inbox and the information goes to more than just me so it is acted on. I love that team at Co-Construct is constantly listening and working to improve the software to better fit my team, my trade partners and my homeowners requests. I love the integration with QB. And last but not least I love the mobile app.
On the homeowners side there is not currently a search bar and it makes it hard for homeowners to find specific information. Other than that its really a great software.
Douglas D. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
It’s like all software where you have to set it up to customize it for yourself but it’s not hard
Everything is great but AWAs getting approved is the number one. Remodeling always has changed CC makes it so easy to give customers options with price and once they select the one they want the $$ go right onto to their balance
It’s not that I don’t like the scheduling I just wish you could see all the project schedules could be seen on a master schedule
Antwort: CoConstruct 11.9.2019
Douglas -- I'm glad you're loving CoConstruct and that we're helping you get real approvals (and really getting paid for them!). I noticed your comment about wanting to see all schedules in one place. The good news is that we actually do that. From your main dashboard, click on the first menu bar item, called "Task Manager." That allows you to see a global view of all of your schedule, to-do, and warranty items in one place in a list, Gantt, or calendar view. Click the "Filter" button to get to even more advanced options for narrowing down exactly what you want to overlay or color code. We have a similar feature in the mobile app, too. If you have any questions, our support team is happy to help. Give us a call at 800-213-3392.
Grant S. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
CoConstruct has automated a lot of processes for us. Some of which we were doing on paper. Some we weren't doing and now can do because CoConstruct makes it easy. It has made our business better. I don't really want to imagine running our business without it.
CoConstruct streamlines a lot of our process which makes our business better. It allows us to organize our communications with customers which they love!
Being able to print a change order with the customers name and a line for them to sign without sending it as an email would be good.
Colby D. Branche: Bau
I like how Co-construct can help with scheduling and keeping a project more organized. The new scheduling tool is a big step in the right direction. It is fluid, user-friendly, and very functional. If all of Co-construct was patterned after the look and feel of the way the schedule is built, that would almost do it for me. There would, or course, be a few little things here and there I'm sure, but the majority of it would be there.
I it also nice how honest and open you guys are to constant improvement. This is the best way to be the best!
It is too much like a social networking program and not enough like a professional tool.
I would compare this program to all the other programs you are using and suggest ways for it to blend into your current workflow mindset. Technology is always changing and adapting to its surrounding (just like anything does), so it makes sense to keep with the program of the trends of this technological flow: simple buttons, options visible in places where they are familiar (placement), uniformity, similarity throughout the program to reduce the need to think about where something is, and organization of tools into categories that make sense to everyone. Google and Microsoft right now seem to be the leaders in this technological trend, so I would look to them for guidance.
Antwort: Donny 31.12.2014
Thanks for the input. It sounds like you’ve already shared your feedback with our support team, which is good. We’ve got all of your suggestions logged.
However, I did want to specifically respond to a few of your points, since they are items that we actually addressed in some recent updates or are functions designed to provide features that are helpful to users who may be choosing to use the system a little differently from you – which is fine, since no two custom builders operate the same way:
#1 – We have been adding some more full-screen options, such as with the new Gantt, Task, and Baseline views, which will grow as large as your browser window and screen make available.
#3 – The Activity Manager feature does allow the viewing of a particular partner’s schedule across one or more projects to see scheduling conflicts. You can also have a multi-partner, color-coded view for seeing scheduling conflicts without having to run a report for each partner.
#4 and #5 – The term “files” vs. “documents” is a bit of a matter of personal preference. However, within the last week, we’ve upgraded the photo upload tool to a cleaner interface and with better drag-and-drop features for getting multiple pictures into the system quickly.
#6 and #7 – Not all of our builders find a need for the separate questions and messages sections, but the questions feature does provide a great way to avoid the issue of a client asking a question, forgetting to respond to it, and then having the client lose faith in your ability to track open issues. With the clear indication of whether a question has been answered, it makes it easier for a builder to not overlook an outstanding item. If a client posts a question, and you decide that you want it elsewhere, you are able to click a link to move it to another spot in the project.
#9 – Some builders like to put everything into their schedules. However, having a separate schedule vs. to-do feature allows you manage your larger, planned activities on the schedule without cluttering it up with the small everyday (but still important) items that pop-up. You can quickly add those kinds of items to the to-do list from the website or mobile app. Our reports allow you to see, modify, and close out items from both sections in a single view. So, while it’s obviously your choice which sections you want to use, many of our users find it very helpful to keep the schedule and to-dos separate.
#12 – I agree. This is a popular request that I would like for us to address.
#14 – The Contacts page does provide a single place to access all of the people involved in your operation, whether they are clients, team members, prospects, or trades. We do have some other screens for managing the specifics if one of those contacts is, for example, a trade partner who needs access to just certain projects. But, you are able to get to all of your contacts from a single section, and then link to any other settings you may need from there.
Thanks for the input, and we look forward to continuing to enhance the system based on our users’ feedback!
Sam G. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I've truly been impressed with CoConstruct's customer service, webinar, and coaching availability. They have trained their staff well and it shows - they are also staffed accordingly. The system is robust and is able to meet you where you are at - if your current system is advanced - this is a good product for you. If your current system is under-developed and needs some shoring up - this is a good product for you.
My coach, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] knows his stuff and has been extremely helpful through implementation and now operations and maintenance.
There are too many positive aspects to list - the way it has aided in our process management is priceless. From bidding to pre-construction and construction thru warranty, CoConstruct simplifies these processes and helps you ensure that each phase gets the attention it needs. Selections have been easier, sales have been smoother, and the communication aspect of the system is a game changer. It has helped maintain a consistent and detailed flow of communication with my customers, which is HUGE!
There are always features of a project management software that don't quite fit as precisely as you'd like into your current work-flow system. I treated this as an opportunity to reevaluate my process and if I could do things differently or better. There are few aspects of the software that I would say do not fit my company at this time. Implementation, as far as kicking it off to my suppliers and subcontractors, perhaps, has been the most challenging. However, it has not been a HUGE challenge - I've found that the majority of my subs and suppliers like the software and are looking forward to learning more about it.