ECi MarkSystems

ERP software for home builders and construction businesses

About ECi MarkSystems

MarkSystems is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software designed to help home builders, land developers, and construction businesses handle services, bid management, estimation, accounting, project scheduling, customers, documentation, and more. The platform includes a design center, which allows managers, consultants, sales personnel, and field agents to submit and track modifications and custom development requests.

The internet toolkit (ITK) in MarkSystems enables organizations to streamline communication with sub-contractors and homeowners and provides updates about sales and construction projects in real-time. It offers numerous features such as financial management, ROI tracking, automated supplier bidding and pricing, vendor payments management, quality checklists, invoice generation, and more. The land development module provides centralized access to budgets, contracts, and job costing data to assist administrators with monitoring progress across commercial construction and real estate development projects.

MarkSystems offers reporting tools, which let managers provide secure access to data, gain insights into projects, and generate and export custom reports into PDF or Excel files. It also allows marketing and sales teams to engage with buyers and facilitate information about lot status, permissible elevation, prices, and floor plans through interactive sitemaps.

Key benefits of ECi MarkSystems

ECi MarkSystems is the industry's only single-database, enterprise-wide home builder software suite. The single database architecture means that residential construction information is delivered instantly and transparently.

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Features

Total features of ECi MarkSystems: 76

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Cash Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Communication Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • For AEC Industry
  • General Ledger
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Incident Reporting
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Permit Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(39)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
3,8/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Heather P.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

MarkSystems - WoodFalls Development

Reviewed on 2020/01/08

All information is real time on MarkSystems. This makes our Purchasing and accounting run and...

All information is real time on MarkSystems. This makes our Purchasing and accounting run and function smoothly.

Pros

What I like most about MarkSystems is the fact that I only have 1 software that I am using for scheduling, budgets, Purchase Orders and Invoicing. Prior to MarkSystems I was working out of 3 different programs.

Cons

What I like least about MarkSystems (More of an ITK issue) is that the VPO's are not able to be emailed to vendors. Most of our vendors are not sitting at a desk so an email on their phone would be beneficial to speed up orders and processes.

Response from ECi Software Solutions

Thank you for your recent review of MarkSystems! We appreciate your feedback and have forwarded on your comment about VPOs to our product team. Thanks again for being a MarkSystems customer.
- the ECI Marketing Team

Aaron E.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Enterprise Software that Scales as you Grow

Reviewed on 2020/01/13

Growth is very important to our company and this software has allowed us to grow beyond our...

Growth is very important to our company and this software has allowed us to grow beyond our previous software solution. We are continuing to grow and the software will scale with us, but as we grow our needs are expanding as well. Mark Systems will have to continue improving it's ability for management to have visibility into it's data for it stay relevant for us.

Pros

Cloud based.
Completely integrated builder software.
Customization.
Online portal for inside and outside users.
Ensure strengths of internal controls.
Complex internal cost tracking system.

Cons

Does not have metrics or dashboards included that can help management.
Some of the interfaces for entering data are slow and a little encumbering to use.

Joshua H.
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Reviewed on 2011/07/11

version 3.1001.3

We build just over 100 homes a year and are anxious to do more. We transitioned...

version 3.1001.3

We build just over 100 homes a year and are anxious to do more. We transitioned to Mark Systems from Quickbooks and spreadsheets. As a growing company, those tools were weak and were a serious burden to our company, so we looked at home building software and decided on Mark Systems. It's an understatement to say that we needed a new software system (we weren't even using purchase orders at the time).

The implementation was difficult but that was due in large part the the fact that we were unorganized. Basically, it would have been very difficult no matter what software we chose. It's taken about 12 months from when we started using the software to utilize the majority of the programs/functions available to us.

Customer support is excellent and this is really important to us, especially since we are new customers with new software. You can imagine that at first there are many questions that come up.

This software will give us the tools to grow beyond our market and still have the control we want.

The biggest issue I have with the software is the ease of use and visual interface. I've used a lot of operating systems and programs and Mark Systems has their work cut out for them. In general, there is a lot of work to do in this department but in particular the sales system (including tracking contacts) and reports. Yes, they work, but it's not intuitive.

One feature I loved and miss in Quickbooks was the widget showing bank account balances on the home screen rather than pulling reports.

Tom F.
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Reviewed on 2011/06/21

We are a small home builder in a small market. Prior to the recession we built an average of 20...

We are a small home builder in a small market. Prior to the recession we built an average of 20 homes per year. We wanted to grow within our market and expand into other markets. Over the years we had been running our business with a combination of different software for CRM, scheduling, accounting (Including purchase orders), selections and warranties. We looked at enterprise systems before and didn’t feel like we as a company were ready for one.

In 2010 we decided the timing was right. After a very thorough investigation and selection process we selected IHMS from Mark Systems. IHMS was designed as a single database system which we believed was beneficial. It had been around long enough to have a good track record and most importantly, it was designed as an enterprise system for home building. It was not a product for commercial construction adapted to try to fit home building.

Occasionally the decisions we make turn out to be spot on. We believe that we chose the right system and we also allocated enough resources during implementation to get the conversion done effectively. We brought in temporary help in terms of expertise and extra labor to assist our own team members. This helped keep to our project schedule while keeping the day to day business going.

The system itself is very well thought out. It is obvious that Mark Systems has incorporated feedback from the users to create a robust system. Seldom is there functionality that we need that the system doesn’t provide. Sometimes we had to adapt to a different way than we were used to, but we also learned new and better practices by having to conform.

We knew that a fully integrated enterprise system would require a disciplined approach to running our business and that turned out to be almost accurate. The discipline required far exceeded what we expected. However, far from being a bad thing, the structure and discipline required to use an integrated system like IHMS has made us a better company. We now spend much more time in planning and preparation than in correcting errors in the field. We are on track to close 71 homes this year and having a single system has helped us significantly.

Mark Systems has been a pleasure to work with. They are very helpful and responsive to issues that come up. When we call real people answer the phone. In the year that we've been operational we have created strong relationships with many of the Mark Systems team members.

All in all we believe that we made the right choice in both the timing of moving to an enterprise system and in choosing IHMS from Mark Systems. I would make the same choice today.

Matt B.
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Reviewed on 2011/07/08

Provident Homes Corp is a regional residential builder providing both luxury single family homes...

Provident Homes Corp is a regional residential builder providing both luxury single family homes and townhomes in conservation communities. Working with our customers is everything and handling multiple customers accurately and efficiently is always the challenge of a residential builder.

Because Provident Homes Corp builds in both larger developments and on custom single lots, Provident Homes Corp requires a central system to manage not only the accounting of our company but all the other critical pieces such as Sales, Scheduling, Warranty, Costing, Budgets and more.... In the past we were learning multiple programs and having to maintain those multiple programs, access those multiple programs remotely, have those programs properly talk to one another and then manage the inevitable discrepancies between all the different programs.

Mark Systems really makes the residential construction process and sales process smoother by centralizing all the critical information into a place where Sales Agents, Customers, Employees, Administrative staff and even subcontractors can go for up-to-date and accurate information that can be accessed at their computer or smart phone.

Mark Systems is very well thought out and constantly improving. The program is robust, so you cannot learn it overnight but it is intuitive and easy to learn. Most importantly, if you do have questions, all of the staff at Mark Systems knows the product and there are specialists and support if needed.

The reporting is amazing and easy to understand. Users have the ability to easily extract large amounts of data into spreadsheets or other databases if needed, or you can just select from the numerous reports already built into Mark Systems. The program is stable and easy to deploy remotely and can be easily accessed from smart phones or other PDA-like devices.

Provident Homes Corp has been overall very pleased with the system, especially since the introduction of the new multiple price-out option. Once you've built the information / database into Mark Systems it is an amazing program, and it continues to impress our users as the information is a great tool for analyzing efficiencies and weaknesses as a company, while keeping your customers informed, on budget, on schedule and happy they chose to work with such an organized and professional company.

When choosing an all in one Residential builder software, Provident Homes Corp would not consider anyone but Mark Systems.

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

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

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