About Bolt

Bolt is a construction management solution designed for subcontractors in the volume home and multifamily building industries. The mobile-optimized platform helps electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and concrete subcontractors manage all aspects of the contracting business including planning jobs, communicating within the company, and executing work effectively.

Bolt’s scheduling feature allows users to create and share crew schedules online via a drag and drop interface. Crew members can access their schedule and daily tasks at any time, as well as any necessary job-related documents or plan markups. The builder system integration enables users to download work orders straight from the builder, and Bolt’s reporting tools help simplify workload management.

The solution also includes features such as at-a-glance visuals that show the status of each work order, helping users prioritize tasks. Bolt’s auto-confirm functionality helps eliminate dry runs to the job, while labor and material tracking ensures that subcontractors have the correct materials for the job that day. Document management features keep all job-related files in one centralized location, eliminating disorganized paperwork and potential miscommunications with customers.

Bolt’s native iOS app supports all of the platform’s prime features. Whether users are at the office or out on the field, they can make on-the-job changes directly from their iPad or iPhone. The QuickBooks integration feature enables subcontractors to invoice customers directly from Bolt.

Key benefits of Bolt

  • Subcontractors can stop chasing papers with Bolt's centralized document management system that keeps all job files in one easily accessible location.

  • Users can view the status of each work order with at-a-glance visuals that help prioritize jobs for that day, week, or month.

  • Bolt users can download work orders directly from the builder with the builder system integration that helps reduce data entry time and prevents errors.

  • Bolt integrates with QuickBooks, enabling subcontractors to invoice customers straight from the platform.

  • All workers can access their daily schedule, tasks, and documents directly from their mobile devices using Bolt's native iOS app.

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    Business size

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    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Download work orders directly from the builder and keep all job related files in one location
    Make on-the-job changes and eliminate all paperwork and potential miscommunications with customers
    Mark up construction plans and view them via mobile device
    View jobs, locations and any related documents directly from an iPhone or iPad
    Create tasks via mobile device and add photos
    Write important notes related to jobs and tasks
    Create crew schedules online or via iPhone / iPad
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    Features

    Total features of Bolt: 61

    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Bid Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
    • Calendar Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Contract/License Management
    • Contractor Database
    • Contractor Management
    • Data Storage Management
    • Data Visualization
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Estimating
    • Event Scheduling
    • Incident Management
    • Incident Reporting
    • Job Costing
    • Job Management
    • Job Scheduling
    • Job Tracking
    • Labor Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Multiple Projects
    • Order Processing
    • Permit Management
    • Prioritization
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Planning
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • RFI & Submittals
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Residential
    • Safety Management
    • Scheduling
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Warranty Tracking
    • Work Order Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (58)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Michael J.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Love vs hate

    Reviewed on 2019/08/12

    I am ALWAYS the first man in my company to set eyes on a new job. I also make a habit of being...

    I am ALWAYS the first man in my company to set eyes on a new job. I also make a habit of being right on time, if not early with my particular kind of installation. Before Bolt, I would often show up to a job that is ready for me and yet I cannot do what I need because of a lack of provided information on site. I very rarely have this problem now.

    Pros

    I did/do absolutely love having any and all information pertinent to my job right at my fingertips in a matter of seconds, provided that information is valid and has been successfully uploaded onto Bolt before I need it.

    Cons

    I did/do dislike having to order my work materials through the Bolt App. I have often come across situations where I want to order new or different materials for a job that I have previously ordered materials on. In this case, I do not know how or if it is even possible to clear the previous ordered materials before submitting a new one.

    Response from Bolt Software Technology

    Thanks, Michael! There is a good chance that your feedback regarding submitting material requests requires a simple setting change. We will reach out to your internal administrator to advise.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Best scheduling software for the price!

    Reviewed on 2019/01/09

    Overall I think the Bolt Subcontractor software can be a very useful tool for subcontractors of any...

    Overall I think the Bolt Subcontractor software can be a very useful tool for subcontractors of any size, however a more conscious effort to make the mobile app for efficient would really take this program to the next level.

    Pros

    Bolt Subcontractor Software is an excellant scheduling software. Subcontractors big or small will find that this program allows for clean and accurate scheduling of crews, including the ability to add and track task to be completed. An added bonus is the ability to track contract document so that crews are able to view them whether they are on a job or working directly from an office.

    Cons

    The mobile application could use a lot of work. Not every subcontractor or crew will have access to tablets. The mobile application is very glitchy and virtually useless unless you have a strong wifi connection.

    Response from Bolt Software Technology

    Thank you for your feedback! Hopefully, the new app release that we did in early 2019 solved your problems. If not, please reach out to [email protected] and we will make sure you get help.

    Logan C.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    This app can be very useful...

    Reviewed on 2019/08/13

    More frustrating than problem solving!

    More frustrating than problem solving!

    Pros

    Being able to pull up job site “blueprints” is very appealing

    Cons

    Lack of updates, losing tasks.
    Supervisor will task multiple things and it doesn’t get relayed to the field tech in time causing reoccurring visits to the job site... and on and on...

    Response from Bolt Software Technology

    Hi Logan! Thanks for your feedback! We just wanted you to know that what you experienced is a known issue and is scheduled to be resolved in about 2 weeks.

    Jana D.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great software to increase efficiency & keep history data

    Reviewed on 2017/04/25

    Before implementing Bolt many of our scheduling tasks were completed by individual employees. Now...

    Before implementing Bolt many of our scheduling tasks were completed by individual employees. Now we have a centralized way of researching data instead of having to go to individual employees. I love the forecast & report features. It is very helpful to see upcoming work volume via calendar view. I find it very helpful you can drag and drop documents & pictures attached to a particular job. Bolt is a helpful scheduling software tool both in the office and out in the field via its mobile capabilities.

    Pros

    Forecast, Report, Mobile Capabilities, Calendar view, multiple user access and drag & drop documents & pictures

    Cons

    inability to change color template

    Response from Bolt Software Technology

    Hey Jana! Thank you for the feedback. We did release a feature allowing you to change the color template. Hope that helps!

    Jason H.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Feedback

    Reviewed on 2019/08/22

    Overall it has been a good experience. The software has evolved with updates and improvements to...

    Overall it has been a good experience. The software has evolved with updates and improvements to meet our current needs.

    Pros

    The ability to have access to information in one location, history of projects and reports.

    Cons

    Occasional lag times to view documents. Some reports are not able to be stacked on the work order types only status, making multiple steps to pull reports to reflect productivity. Inability for material orders to be placed by more than one crew member assigned a specific work order.

    Response from Bolt Software Technology

    Thanks for the feedback Jason! We will take your input regarding reporting to our R&D Team!

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    Bolt has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Bolt supports the following languages:

    English

    Bolt supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Bolt integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks Online Advanced

    Bolt offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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