COINS ERP Review - why 3.5 stars?

COINS ERP Software Review
ITQlick Score: 86/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.5/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: ERP -> COINS ERP
Ranking:Ranked 20 out of 272 ERP systems
Company: COINS
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: COINS ERP pricing, COINS ERP alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 15, 2020

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What is COINS ERP?

COINS ERP Software is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution that is designed to help construction companies in managing their resources such as inventory, finances, and sales among others. Most of the construction companies can perform all their activities in the solution without having to depend on other similar systems since COINS ERP Software provides all the necessary functionality.

COINS ERP Software provide many functionalities that serve construction companies inside the office and outside the office including equipment tracking, subcontractor management, incidence reporting, and job costing among others. Construction Industry Solutions is a company that develops and distributes COINS ERP Software. The company is based in the United States.

What is COINS ERP rating? ()

The rating of COINS ERP is 3.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 86 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are COINS ERP's typical customers?

COINS ERP is equipped enough to meet the needs of all business sizes, although it is most suitable for construction projects whose budget does not exceed $100 million. Energy, infrastructure, retail and technology industries have found increasing use of COINS ERP.

Main intended users of the software include construction management and engineering firms, general contractors, production home builders, property owners, specialty contractors, and architects. COINS ERP is a viable solution for firms that generate annual revenue of over $50 million.

The software is currently being used by over 62,000 users in 36 countries around the world. Major clients of COINS ERP include Barr Construction, Dean & Dyball, Byrne Bros. Ltd, and Bovis Lend Lease.

Is COINS ERP the best ERP?

COINS ERP is ranked 20 out of 272 software in their category (ERP systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

COINS ERP offers a wide range of features for various aspects of construction projects, mainly in the estimating and management areas. The software offers four core modules of project management, estimating, service management, and integration.

In the project management module, we have the features of change orders, contract and cost management, daily log, document management, facility management, procurement, and scheduling. The estimating module offers the features of BIM integration, conceptual estimates, takeoff, and file import in PDF and Excel.

In the service management module, we have two important features of call management and service contracts. COINS ERP offers integration with various important applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Additional integration features include assignment creation and bi-directional sync.

What are COINS ERP's pros? (5 Pros)

  • The reporting is good, especially the ability to schedule reports
  • Integration with customer relationship management
  • The user interface has been updated and the tab is very useful
  • The software supports integration with Microsoft Excel as well as Microsoft Word.
  • Web based deployment option means that you can have access to the system anywhere in the world if the internet is available.

What are COINS ERP's cons? (2 cons)

  • It is difficult to perform any administration
  • Cannot be integrated with other solutions

Who are their main alternatives?

The two major competitors of COINS ERP Software are FINALCAD and Zoho creator. While COINS ERP Software is a cloud-based software only, FINALCAD is both cloud-based and on-premise. COINS ERP Software is designed for use in construction businesses of all sizes such as small-sized businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises while FINALCAD is designed for businesses in various industries and of all sizes from small-sized businesses to large enterprises.

COINS ERP Software provides accounting integration that allows that office practices to be performed a feature that is lacking in FINALCAD. Based on most online reviews, COINS ERP Software has ratings of 3.5 while FINALCAD stands at 4.3.

Zoho creator is designed for use in businesses of all sizes and in various industries including small-sized businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises while COINS ERP Software is designed for use in the construction companies only.

Zoho creator offers an estimating feature, one that is not available in COINS ERP Software. According to most of the available online reviews, COINS ERP Software has ratings of 3.5 while Zoho creator is rated 4.5.

What is the cost of COINS ERP?

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for COINS ERP

What should you ask COINS during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with COINS ERP and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching COINS ERP in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

COINS ERP Software is a software that is specifically designed for businesses in the construction industry. Businesses of all sizes such as small-sized businesses, medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises can all use COINS ERP Software.

COINS ERP's list of categories:

Accounting & Finance
Construction Accounting & Job Costing
Residential Remodeling Estimating
CRM
ERP
Customer Management Module
Financial Module
Equipment Maintenance
Lease Management
Contract Management

COINS ERP's list of features:

Budgeting & Forecasting
Purchase Orders
Accounting & Finance
Contract Management
CRM

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.