4.2
Overall rating
Reviews

4.2
Overall rating
Reviews

About FOUNDATION

Since 1985, FOUNDATION has been a trusted name in construction accounting, project management and payroll processing. With powerful job cost accounting and features built specifically for the construction industry, FOUNDATION has the tools contractors need. FOUNDATION also offers additional modules so contractors can customize their system with exactly what they need: Project Management, Scheduling, Service Dispatch, Document Imaging & Routing, Equipment, Inventory, Fixed Assets, Time & Material, Unit Price Billing, Consolidated General Ledger, Executive Dashboard and CPA Audit/Review. FOUNDATION comes preloaded with hundreds of automated reports — including print and certified payroll formats — but it also features an easy-to-use report builder, allowing contractors to get their data how they want it. The solution helps users calculate labor burden, job costs, rates, trades and more, at the touch of a button. Through integrations with Foundation’s additional products and services — like ProjectHQ and Payroll4Construction — as well as other popular third-party offerings, FOUNDATION lets contractors sync and store all their project and financial data in one convenient system, eliminating the need for double-entry across multiple platforms. And with FOUNDATION’s integrated mobile apps, including dedicated timecard and service dispatch applications, supervisors in the field can enter timecard data and job notes and sync it all directly back to the office. Used by over 25,000 construction professionals and CPAs across the country, FOUNDATION is developed, sold and supported in-house by Foundation Software, LLC — creators of the construction-specific payroll service, Payroll4Construction, and ProjectHQ, the web-based project management software for contractors and subcontractors. With professional consulting, training and continuing education available, Foundation takes pride in being not just a vendor but a partner in their clients’ success.
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FOUNDATION pricing

FOUNDATION does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. FOUNDATION paid version starts at US$500.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$500.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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FOUNDATION Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 179 View all reviews
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 12/10/2020

Project Management

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]

Replied 23/10/2020
Jacob
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 08/03/2021

Great product with AMAZING customer service

We have had a great experience with Foundation, for our size business, it's perfect!

Pros

The software is easy to use, and customizable. It's simple, and customer service is Fantastic.

Cons

I wish there were more standard caned accounting reports like TTM income/balance sheets and the ability to customize standard budget reports. More filtering criteria to run reports would be great.

Alternatives Considered

Sage Intacct

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

It was bloated and difficult to use. Practically needed a PhD in ViewPoint to use, or spend a lot of money customizing. Their support team was very very very slow.

Switched From

ViewPoint Logistics

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

Because of ease of use.

Response from Foundation Software

Hi Jacob,
Thank you for your positive review and taking time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear our software is meeting your expectations and helping to make life easier for you and your team. Let me know if you'd like to talk with someone about those reports. Let's see if we can make them easier for you to work with. We're happy to help. -Robin, [email protected]

Replied 06/04/2021
lou
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

2
Reviewed on 25/07/2017

Strong Program, lack of support and updates

There are better programs out there.

Pros

The program does it all besides estimating. Has a good system of checks and balances and everything is tracked so very hard for employees to cover their tracks. It does a lot well but everything has its hiccups.

Cons

There are several things I dislike about the product as it has so much potential to be 10x better yet they have no ambition to make it better. 95% up the updates released by foundation software are fixes to glitches or problems. Very rarely is there an actual new feature or upgrade to the program. There are several flaws with the program that would be easy to fix, which have been suggested but go unanswered. Such as the pages scroll very awkwardly, they jump at the end of the page onto the next page but not at the top of the page. Very difficult to review a report on the screen when it keeps going back and forth. Their support team must have a very high turnover as everytime I call I know more than the person who is suppose to be providing the support. To their credit they do go and get the right answer and get back to you but the typical resolution to a problem is 24 hours. For us 2 hours is a long time when your waiting on an important resolution such as payroll.

Response from Foundation Software

Hi Al. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your thoughts on FOUNDATION. Honestly it is not what we expected to hear from you and are deeply concerned about your disappointment. We strive to produce the absolute best product and service for our clients, although we understand at times using new software can be frustrating. One of our training managers will reach out this week to coordinate a time that’s convenient for you and discuss your concerns in greater detail. We hope that you will take our call so we can work toward resolving any outstanding issues and make FOUNDATION a successful accounting investment for your construction business. We look forward to working with you.

Replied 27/07/2017
Angel
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/10/2021

Best Accounting Software for Construction Business

I feel like it pretty much has all the features it needs to run a construction business as far as accounting goes

Pros

That we can do AIA billing and. Certified payroll

Cons

Not run on a cash basis and. Dry hard to change posted items.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online Advanced

Reasons for Choosing FOUNDATION

More Features

Switched From

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to FOUNDATION

It has more features geared towards construction

Response from Foundation Software

Hi Angel! Thank you for your great review. We're happy to hear you love the functionality of our software and are benefitting from our advanced AIA and Certified Payroll capabilities. We look forward to working with you and your team and providing you the quality product you expect for years to come. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Always happy to help. -Robin, Client Success Advocate [email protected]

Replied 11/10/2021
Fred
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 07/09/2021

One stop shop

We have a greater control on our costs and profitability. It has been a game changer for our company.

Pros

The Project Management feature was a lifesaver for our company. Our previous software was unable to track the RFC. We are now able to monitor the outstanding requests with accuracy.

Cons

There isn't a feature that I do not like. The migration to Foundation was managed extremely well by the i education team. I was the only roadblock in breaking my all habits.

Response from Foundation Software

Thanks for such a wonderful review, Fred. We really appreciate the feedback. We are so happy to hear our software functionality and PM capabilities have made such a positive impact for your business. We will continue working hard to meet the needs of your team in both product and service. We look forward to great working relationship for years to come. Please reach out if you need anything. Always happy to help. -Robin, Client Success Advocate [email protected]

Replied 08/09/2021

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