Who Uses BuildSmart?

RIB CCS has been developed by contractors, for contractors to provide specialist software solutions to the construction and engineering industry and has been doing so for nearly 40 years.

What Is BuildSmart?

BuildSmart is a fully integrated, web-based, enterprise management system providing industry aligned information to construction companies. It integrates Costing, Project and Enterprise accounting for real-time analysis and effective project management. BuildSmart includes various modules comprising of Procurement, Accounting, Payroll, Plant, Yard & Store Management, Subcontract Management, Business Intelligence, HR and Time & Attendance.

BuildSmart Details

RIB CCS

https://ribccs.com/

Founded 1978

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BuildSmart does not have a free version.


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Free Version

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BuildSmart deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Documentation

BuildSmart Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Collections Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Control
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Projects
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Change Order Management
  • Commercial
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Incident Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Job Costing
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Permit Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Residential
  • Scheduling
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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BuildSmart Reviews

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Overall rating

4,2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4
Customer Service 3,7
Features 4,1
Value for Money 3,7

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Younus M.
Accounting Manager
Real Estate, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11

"Buildsmart - Review"

Comments: Great experience, if they fix some bugs like and add some more features (one click voucher should open from report) to save the time.

Pros: Very good budget control management,
Project accounting is so easily monitored,
ease in monthly closing, depreciation posting & WIPcalculations,
Nice tool for cost allocation if you have manyr departments,
activity wise project procurement control etc.
uploading a huge journal data through excel sheet template

Cons: Payroll module is a long hectic and not user friendly,
unable to go directly to the voucher from a particular report, you have to type voucher num manually as the buildsmart does not have a feature to take you in one click,
If an asset is added into fixed assets then again need to update/edit in master list.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/02/19

Dear Younus, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us, please see feedback regarding your comments: We would recommend a training session on the payroll in order to increase your ease of use. The process is very simple from the capture of hours against contracts, cost codes & activities, capture any advised payments or deductions, capture leave & sick days, calculate, check, print payslips & create the WPS file with the final process of posting to the GL being an integrated system. Updating the asset master is a control process as the asset master requires so much more detail with all the depreciation options available in the system as well as other asset information. The Voucher numbering was developed purely for India & the Gulf, it complies to the requirement of sequential numbering for filing systems and document retrieval. This was never designed to be a focus of the system & not designed to drill down to a voucher number.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11
Clay O.
FM
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/24

"Great for Construction Costing and Financial Accounting"

Comments: Great tool for the Construction industry.

Pros: The idea that construction contracts are seamlessly costed into an accounting format, for ease of reporting. Both for cost reports and financial statements.

Cons: Customer support never calls you back and some functionality can be better.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/07/28

Dear Clay,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience using CCS BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team.
Have a super day.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/24
Hardus D.
System Manager
Construction, 5 001-10 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/17

"BS Review"

Pros: Integratable with Candy, so reporting between accounting and contracting are very accurate.

Cons: Support as Valued customer at NO cost. Always cost associated with everything even though one pay licence fees etc.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/05/02

Dear Hardus
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with BuildSmart. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and our Users' experience, your feedback has been passed on to the concerned team for review.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/17
Verified Reviewer
Procurement Manager
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/17

"BuildSmart for all"

Comments: As mentioned above, it is a learning tool for the company and we are busy experiencing new features and report reading and excited to see what we can achieve by utilising the system on a full function basis.

Pros: What I love most about the software is the reporting system. I base it on weekly and monthly performance appraisals. I also appreciate the fact that it can direct you in terms of cost saving and very excited when new features are released. It shows that the voices of other customers are heard and CCS is constantly working to improve the use of the software.

Cons: I cannot think of anything yet as we are still new to the system and as we experience challenges, the customer support is constantly there to assist.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/05/02

Dear BuildSmart User
Thank you for sharing your experience with BuildSmart, your support is highly appreciated and we assure you of our continued support.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/17
Akhyar K.
Procurement Manager
Civil Engineering, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11

"Klapmfer Middle East Buildsmart Findings"

Comments: its good software having very unique required features … there is always need for betterment one must keep on updating quality features.

Pros: Reporting is very good in this software

Cons: Reporting based on Items must be there suppose we need how much steel we bought in a year I couldn't find this feature in this software. we can segregate info based on suppliers but not based on items.

Vendor Response

by Construction Computer Software on 2019/02/19

Dear Akhyar,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your valued feedback is very important to us and we assure you of our continued support. Please see below feedback regarding your comments:
In the Orders By Selection report, you have the option of running the report for a specific resource and as you are aware, each type of steel has a resource code and this can be run from a specific resource to a specific resource so you could get the complete range of steel resources across all contracts. In addition to this, if you are not procuring from a resource code, there are multiple options to report materials procured. By Ledger Code to filter type of Material or DESCRIPTION can be used and by entering a key word, all orders using the key word, like steel, would be reported.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/02/11