FOUNDATION

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Construction accounting software for managing job costing

About FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION is a construction accounting software designed to help businesses track financial statements and handle job costing operations on a unified platform. It enables organizations to capture and store various construction related documents like subcontracts, retainage, wage rates, purchase orders, and more in a centralized repository.

The platform allows professionals to track change orders and inventories, receive alerts for expired insurance certificates, and share purchase orders (POs) using multiple jobs and cost codes. It offers a variety of features including auditing, cash flow management, reporting, billing, budgeting, project management, and more. Managers can also utilize FOUNDATION’s payroll management module to automatically calculate pay rates, taxes, or deductions, record timecard entries for employees, and set up rules for fringe reductions.

FOUNDATION facilitates integration with various third-party estimating, project management, and timekeeping applications such as Procore, ProEst, ProjectHQ, Raken, Rhumbix, FollowupCRM, Payroll4Construction.com, and more. Using the integrated accounts payable system, finance teams can create lien waivers or credit memos, process invoices, and monitor A/R aging and retainage by jobs or vendors in real-time.


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4.2 /5
(179)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Melinda
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most Intuitive Software I've Ever Used

Reviewed on 2021/05/18

Very happy with Foundation. Would recommend to anyone in the construction business.

Very happy with Foundation. Would recommend to anyone in the construction business.

Pros

Anything new I need to do, Foundation already has a solution. They are always ahead of me. For example, the COVID sick pay last year. And their support people are very helpful in listening to you and offering a solution for whatever you are trying to accomplish.

All the modules work similarly. Easy to learn once you know one.

Cons

A/R Cannot repeat an invoice number on different customers.
A/P Doesn't not show amount left to distribute between accounts, only amount already distributed.

Alternatives Considered

Sage Construction Suite

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

Foundation was much more versatile than what I was using. And cheaper annual fee. Foundation had tons of reports built into the system. Starbuilder I had to create my own through MS Query.

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

The overall setup and ease of use

Response from Foundation Software

Thanks for the awesome review, Melinda! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we 're hitting the mark for you, both in product and support. I'd like to have someone from our team reach out to you to discuss your AP and AR concerns in more detail. Let me know of a time that's convenient for you and I'll get that set up. Thanks again! -Robin, Client Success Advocate, [email protected]

Kelly
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Outstanding Product

Reviewed on 2021/09/02

Amazing, simply amazing!

Amazing, simply amazing!

Pros

The ease of use. Coming into this business where the software was already in use, I had to teach myself how to use it. When I didn't understand something all I had to do was make a phone call and I had help. Very friendly, knowledgeable associates to walk me through anything I needed and explain everything. When I needed to software to do something for me and it didn't all I had to do was make a phone call and they put someone to work on it and made it happen. For example: We have to send out a sales tax report to all our not-for-profit customers so they can request a refund from the state. We had been just putting the data in a spreadsheet manually, but I sent the the spread sheet we used and they created it to pull all the data out of Foundation to my spreadsheet. What a god send, saved me hours of work and of course it eliminated errors! I can't say enough about the staff at Foundation and how incredible they are.

Cons

The only thing I haven't figured out is how to get our sub-contract agreement incorporated into Foundation so the software can do that for us, instead of us having to do it manually. Its not a Con, just still haven't figured it out. There are no cons to this software that I have found.

Response from Foundation Software

Thanks for such an awesome review, Kelly! Welcome to FOUNDATION and congrats on your self-taught success! It's great to hear that our Client Support Team has been able to assist you above your expectations. I'd like to have someone from our team reach to you to see what we can do about our subcontract agreements. Let me know of a time that's convenient for you. I'd be happy to set something up. Thanks again Kelly! -Robin, Client Success Advocate [email protected]

Savi
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Plenty to offer but not optimized for practical use.

Reviewed on 2023/03/02

It is a good construction accounting system with a bunch of good features and modules but dated...

It is a good construction accounting system with a bunch of good features and modules but dated methods of data entry. some features are really good, but many are duplicated, time consuming and prone to mistakes at times. e.g. Control date in AP module -option to prevent you entering any out-of-date invoices - it doesn't do the job, it lets you post it whenever you like for year 2000, 1930 or 2250 which creates a lot of problems with reports because option to select 2 different dates and control date functionality only controls Invoice date and not Transaction date, which is painful to find and only shows in certain reports and not all. There are other glitches which hinders you do your job accurately and fast. there are examples you may find if you use foundation - e.g. prepaid credit invoice automatically (glitch) selects regular invoice and treating the credit card as checking account. Another one if you are selecting job name and cost code by typing the number, it would keep giving you error to select until it is selected from the drop-down list of Jobs, cost code or cost class and to do that you have to select different item before you select the correct one.Now we just use mostly the base modules AP, AR, Payroll, Job Costing and GL.

Pros

It has more modules to offer for construction companies comparatively other accounting software.It gets the job done.

Cons

1. Many modules to offer but many basic features not available. e.g. Payroll module fully functional but no option to print Corrected W2 and when contact support, they say we do not have that functionality and go to IRS website to print one. 2. Many functions on daily basis cancel each other out or overlap. e.g. Equipment module & Payroll module for work orders.3. Permission levels not optimized for security. e.g., Access to Vendors, it is either all information including account deposit or nothing. You can't have two tiers of permissions for employees: it's all or nothing.4. Bid Proposals can't be copied to AIA's.5. Mobile Time App not user friendly at all, full time sync error; on web, 90% of the time you need to clear cache & cookies or use private/incognito mode to use it.6. Training at start is only for basic use and they do not import your previous data, only bring in balances. If you ask later to import, they say it should have been done at the beginning when going live. after you go live, no help or you can use their consulting service to help you which will cost $250 per hour.7. Scheduler - no updates for last 3 plus years. Only available for print option - no export to excel or access in the field.8. Document Imaging - Routing for invoice approval is dated9. No audit log, only shows whoever made the last change on transaction.Actually, the list is endless from last 3 years of use, but it gets the job done with certain limitations.

Doreen
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Union Payroll System

Reviewed on 2017/08/23

We have a very complicated payroll for the simple fact that we are a multi state, multi union...

We have a very complicated payroll for the simple fact that we are a multi state, multi union company. This means many different rates of pay, taxation tables and unions, as well as our Administration and Shop payrolls. P4C thru Foundation has been able to handle this with ease and I really am happy with the service they have provided to us in the past 2 1/2 years. I hope to continue a much longer relationship with them. Whenever a support call is logged, usually one of the 2 reps. call back almost immediately and help work through any issue, no matter how long it takes. They are personable and professional and always helpful. Reliable system, easy time entry and reports generated are very easy to read.

Pros

I love the fact that P4C can handle all of our multi state and multi union (sometimes up to 55 different unions) Time entry is very easy, and includes attaching hours to jobs and tasks with ease. The system is very user friendly and the Support staff is phenomanal. Generates great union reports, job costing and also great HR reports as well, such as 401k reporting. We can process same day layoff checks which is a must for union payrolls. Also not charged by the number of employees in the system as with other payroll companies. I love that it is web based so i can work from anywhere. They are able to create payroll cycles, so each cycle can have a different address, and they deliver the checks to the exact locations. So i can enter all my time and be assured that jobs in other states have checks go directly to the location versus coming here.

Cons

I don't like that if i have multiple payroll cycles computed and i have to purge one, that it will purge ALL computed cycles, not just the one I had chosen.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

I used to LOVE Foundation Customer Support.....Used to!!!!

Reviewed on 2022/05/26

When I get the help it so helpful but, getting it is the issue.

When I get the help it so helpful but, getting it is the issue.

Pros

I first began using Foundation in 2015 at a previous company and just loved it. I always got a call right back for customer support. The videos were fantastic, everything I was doing was interesting and with so much ease. When I took over the office for my current company it took over a year for me to finally get my boss agree to the change from Sage to Foundation but, I explained the significant increase in cost was so worth it! I finally got the green light and was sooo excited to have Foundation back! I was mostly excited about the customer service I was going to be receiving!

Cons

Implementation has been AWFUL! Customer service response time has been a NIGHTMARE! Not what I was expecting :-( Initially, the training scheduled was a weekly thing, more often my meetings began to get cancelled. Once I sent an email to a different trainer in my group expressing a little frustration I was never again put on calendar for training. I was not even informed if it was all finalized. No month end close training, no bank rec training and today, (what compelled me to make this review) I put in a service call at 1PM PST, my project in HQ is not in the cloud so I cannot send an RFI with attachments that need to be addressed tomorrow. I am told I am first in que for a call back. Fast forward 3PM PST I follow up. I am told the next available will call me. It is currently 4:41PM PST and I still have not received a call back and I do not even have an account manager I can call to fix the issues since my implementation support has been no help either. Truly Truly disappointed and ashamed that I even suggested this to my owner.

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FOUNDATION offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$500.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.

FOUNDATION has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

FOUNDATION supports the following languages:

English

FOUNDATION supports the following devices:

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

FOUNDATION integrates with the following applications:

ExakTime, FollowUp CRM, InEight, ProEst, Procore, Procore Estimating, RAKEN, RedTeam Go, Rhumbix, backup solution, busybusy, eSUB

FOUNDATION offers the following support options:

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

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