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Last updated: Nov 10, 2019

BuildCircle Review

ITQlick rating
(2.8/5)

Starting from $75 per month

BuildCircle’s cloud-based software is easy to use, easy to setup and makes your entire bid management process more productive! Keep all your contacts in one place; Browse through them with quick and easy filter...

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    • Construction
    • Construction Apps

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 10, 2019

What is BuildCircle?

BuildCircle is a web based bid management software with contact, communications and document management features for construction companies. The construction software can help users to make better bids with communication management and instant tracking features and faster processing with sub-contractors management features. The software is cloud-based so users can access to this construction solution from anywhere, anytime. BuildCircle Inc., the developers of BuildCircle, are known for offering document, contact and communications management solutions for professional contractors. The Ontario, Canada based company offers bid management system with integrated contacts directory and fax notification and was founded back in 2010.

Average Rating -

The rating of BuildCircle is 2.8 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

BuildCircle is specifically designed for commercial and industrial construction companies with multiple subcontractors and estimators. The cloud-based construction solution can help companies to improve their bid management system and overall productivity. McLean Taylor, Stone Town and KMA Contracting Inc. are some of the clients of BuildCircle.

Features

BuildCircle comes with bid management, email templates, reporting, document management, online plansroom and contacts directory features. The bid management part can help users to get accurate bids, boost efficiency which can lead to improved organization. Users can create a project, upload files and send notifications in less than 90 second. All the notifications can be tracked using real time viewing analytics and read receipts.

The contacts directory features can help users to keep all the contacts in one place and they can be easily filtered and browsed by specializations, company name and name. All your data can be stored locally and users can get easy access to required contact information. Trades can manage their own information and accounts which can help users to stay on top of things. Other notable features are private bidding, integrated fax and email and communication templates.

BuildCircle 5 Pros

  • BuildCircle comes with a mobile dedicated app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry users
  • BuildCircle is specifically designed for large enterprises and is fit for Canadian commercial and industrial construction companies
  • The customer support of BuildCircle offers forum, ticket system, phone and email support
  • The bid management software comes with private bidding and 90 second project setup support
  • The construction bid management software is cloud based and can be accessed from anywhere, anytime

BuildCircle 2 Cons

  • BuildCircle doesn’t offer much billing and invoicing features like other similar tools
  • BuildCircle doesn’t offer cost database and job scheduling features like other similar tools

Competitors & Alternatives

Pipeline Suite and SmartBidNet are the competitors of BuildCircle. Pipeline Suite is a construction bid management software with bid calendar, select bidders by CSI trade, adding addendum and preview/sending invitation features. However, the software doesn’t offer much report generating features like BuildCircle.

SmartBidNet is another popular construction bid management solution with subcontractor management, sorting by trades and services, online plan room, mobile dedicated app, reporting features and document management features. However, it doesn’t offer much private bidding features like BuildCircle.

BuildCircle Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $75 per month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed BuildCircle pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 2.2 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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BuildCircle Categories

Construction
Construction Apps

Specifications

Company:
Address: USA
Customers: Small business, Medium business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

BuildCircle Features

Accounting Management
Bidding
Contract Management
Project Management
Construction

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