FOUNDATION

Construction accounting software for managing job costing

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FOUNDATION Overview

What is 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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Pricing

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Pricing options

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Value for money

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.


FOUNDATION Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

FOUNDATION A/R aging report
FOUNDATION scheduled service calls
FOUNDATION jobs list and estimated cost
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FOUNDATION Reviews

FOUNDATION Reviews

Overall rating
4,2
/
5
Excellent
82

Very good
26

Average
9

Poor
5

Terrible
9

Value for Money
4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4,3
82% recommended this app
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Project Management

It's been wonderful to implement a new software to our project management.


Ed N.

Good product for construction companies

Our users regularly give positive feedback, finding Foundation easier to use than our prior system. Support is excellent - we can submit help tickets online through the software and get calls back within 60-90 minutes (faster for the few times we indicated it was a critical issue). They use a customized version of TeamViewer to connect to our system and walk us through new processes or show us how to resolve problems.


Nichole M.

It gets the job done but lacks some versatility


Steven T.

Maybe good for accounting but not anything else..

I think the accounting staff finds this software acceptable.


Diane P.

FOUNDATION Construction Accounting Review

I have found this software to cover the majority of what I needed, and find that new things are added on a regular basis Customer Service is great. FSI has been great helping with forms to support our needs.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Project Management

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

It's been wonderful to implement a new software to our project management.

Pros

This software is great for keeping all documents relating to a project in one spot. It links all the items I use daily to the project so I don't have to store them on my computer.

Cons

Took a little navigation to find where and how to get things in there. As well as the form making, but overall, not much I don't like.

Response from Foundation Software

Thank you for your positive review and taking time to share your feedback with FOUNDATION. We are happy to hear our software is meeting your expectations and making life easier for you and your project management team. Let me know if you'd like to talk with someone about making those custom forms and reports easier for you. We are happy to help. -Robin, [email protected]

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Ed N.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good product for construction companies

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/29
Review Source: Capterra

Our users regularly give positive feedback, finding Foundation easier to use than our prior system. Support is excellent - we can submit help tickets online through the software and get calls back within 60-90 minutes (faster for the few times we indicated it was a critical issue). They use a customized version of TeamViewer to connect to our system and walk us through new processes or show us how to resolve problems.

Pros

Consistency of workflow across modules, tight integration with their Payroll4Construction product, and minimal conflicts when multiple users are in the same module. Our prior accounting system gave us conflicts daily. Posting is also a streamlined process with good paperless options.

It is easy to modify print templates for invoices, checks, etc.

Cons

The report module could be a bit more robust in terms of creating custom reports. But we've been able to build reports that meet our needs, even they aren't quite as customized as in our prior system (which used Crystal Reports).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nichole M.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

It gets the job done but lacks some versatility

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2021/01/08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Customer care and tech support are great. They will help you with anything you need.

Cons

There are certain connections I wish would be made that aren't. It could definitely use some improvement in invoice entry for AP

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Steven T.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Maybe good for accounting but not anything else..

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/14
Review Source: Capterra

I think the accounting staff finds this software acceptable.

Pros

I'm dubious of any review that gives this software 5/5. I cannot fathom how any honest and daily user of this software would rate it this high. I can only assume the accounting portion of this software is useful. The project management and documentation modules are weak at best. These modules to have been added only to allow this to be advertised as a complete construction enterprise software.

Cons

I've been using this software for 10 years. I'm not a programmer but this software appears to be pretty outdated w/ a feeble attempt to give it a moderately current appearance. The buttons & menus are very reminiscent of Windows 95 type software. I have never seen a display or output remotely close to the screen shots offered on Foundations's website & marketing literature. I suspect these screen shots have been developed for sales & marketing. The actual software does not look like this.

The actual user interface is very unattractive & outdated. The user interface is also very unfriendly. Most of the data input fields / windows are very small. Furthermore the data entry fields are fixed in size. You cannot increase the size even by adjusting the size of the window. They are fixed making typing and editing difficult. I often times write my text in MS Word then copy it into Foundation. Another work around is to write the body of your order in MS Excel or MS word & attach it to a basic non-descript cover sheet prepared in Foundation. This work around is effective for orders, Submittals, RFIs, etc.

The included forms are very generic & hardly usable. Developing company specific forms is expensive &
cumbersome.

Forget custom support. It exists in name only.

Major flaws: user interface-fixed data entry fields-no spell check-no UNDO button-long standing bugs that remain, ineffective customer support.

Response from Foundation Software

Hi Steven and thanks for providing your feedback.

We¿d like to get a better understanding of how you use our accounting software and, more specifically, the project management features since it sounds like your issues are mostly related to that module. A Project Management support specialist will be in touch to start the conversation.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Diane P.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

FOUNDATION Construction Accounting Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/17
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I have found this software to cover the majority of what I needed, and find that new things are added on a regular basis Customer Service is great. FSI has been great helping with forms to support our needs.

Pros

Liked that it had a Construction Friendly Platform.

Cons

Security was not as good at the beginning. Doing good now.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
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FOUNDATION Pricing

FOUNDATION Pricing

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Free Trial
Value for money

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 131 user ratings
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FOUNDATION Features

FOUNDATION Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
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Categories

Additional information for FOUNDATION

Additional information for FOUNDATION

Key features of FOUNDATION

  • Accounting Integration
  • Asset Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Subcontractor Management

FOUNDATION FAQs

FOUNDATION FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FOUNDATION.

Q. What type of pricing plans does FOUNDATION offer?

FOUNDATION offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact Foundation Software directly for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of FOUNDATION?

FOUNDATION offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Asset Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Subcontractor Management

Q. Who are the typical users of FOUNDATION?

FOUNDATION has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does FOUNDATION support?

FOUNDATION supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does FOUNDATION offer?

We do not have any information about what FOUNDATION pricing plans

Q. Does FOUNDATION support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices FOUNDATION supports

Q. What other apps does FOUNDATION integrate with?

FOUNDATION integrates with the following applications:

Dataforma, Esticom, ExakTime, Followup CRM, PASKR, ProEst, ProEst, Procore, busybusy, eSUB

Q. What level of support does FOUNDATION offer?

FOUNDATION offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials