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Construction Software Profiles

Foundation Software Foundation Software

Foundation Software, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio and founded in 1985, markets FOUNDATION® construction accounting software, available on-premise or hosted in the cloud (as FOUNDATION SaaS) with additional offerings in the mobile environment (with FOUNDATION mobile® and Service Dispatch mobile™). FOUNDATION offers an integrated construction job cost accounting, project management and scheduling Microsoft® SQL Server® database. Approximately 50% of their customers are specialty trade contractors; 20% are general contractors and homebuilders; and 30% are heavy/highway contractors. FOUNDATION offers payroll features that are best suited for small to medium-sized labor-intensive contractors.

Base FOUNDATION construction accounting software modules include Job Costing, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, PO/Subcontract and CPA Audit/Review, as well as the DataGenie™ report writer. Project Management, Equipment, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Time & Material, Unit Price Billing, Service Dispatch, Consolidated G/L, Document Imaging & Routing, Web portal and mobile applications, Project management and service dispatch are very basic.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Foundation Software
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE
$25-40 K
CLOUD MODE
Hosted Cloud Only
TECHNOLOGY
MS SQL
PRIMARY MARKET
Specialty Contractors

Product Highlights

  FOUNDATION’s open architecture supports interoperability with Microsoft Office products, like Excel® for powerful database queries and Outlook® for integrated emailing, and third-party packages that also utilize Microsoft SQL Server.
  Users like its ease of use and custom report capability.
  One of the better vendors for support -- sales, training and support are handled directly by Foundation Software, not through dealers or consultants, and training and six months of unlimited, toll-free telephone and web support is included in the price of the base package.
 Foundation Software has over 4,000 construction clients and has received awards and recognition for its product development and corporate growth.
  Foundation is the flagship product of a privately owned company with over 30 years in the industry and long-term plans for product development and support.

CTSGuides President, Sheldon Needle, has provided thousands of contractors with guidance on selecting the right software solution since 1986.

Recommendations are based on technology, size, budget, operational priorities and staff skills.

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