What kind of contractors can use Build
In The Black construction software
for their construction project management
remodelers, and custom home builders.
This program is suitable for pure
custom, pure spec, and everything
Subcontractors have also made use
of this construction management system,
and so, it really is for anybody in
the residential building and construction
What are my benefits?
highly possible to acheive 500% return
on investment within the first year
of purchasing this construction software
program for all of your construction
project management needs.
You'll be relieved
to get your bookkeeping completely
You can run this
on an older computer, because it
outperforms similar software packages
by as much as 80% faster.
Once you have Build
In The Black set up, your construction
throughput can be doubled in 12
Because you are using
a proven system, you will remember
to do tasks that you may have forgotten
in the past.
will jump out at you so that you
can deal with them before causing
You will experience
more organized bidding and quoting.
You will appreciate
the built-in Purchase Order and
and Site Supervisors can increase
productivity by as much as 20%.
That equates to 1.5
hours per day of saved time to achieve
the same results.
What Chart Of Accounts does it support?
It comes shipped with
the standard chart of accounts recommended
by the NAHB, National Association
of Home Builders. These are made up
of 386 GL accounts, 44 Direct Construction
Costs subledger accounts, 51 Indirect
Construction Costs subledger accounts,
and 45 Land Development Costs subledger
They are all classified by the standard
4 digit major codes, 1000 to 9999,
for financial reporting.
Why is it so cheap?
Yes it's true that Build In The Black is less expensive than other similar software systems.
As more benefits are added, it will become more expensive.
Do I need to have internet access?
All functionality runs on your local computer.
But here are some ways that you can make use of internet access if you have it:
Do a job export and email the file to a worker who's on site. The worker imports the job because he has internet access. He works with Build In The Black on his laptop at the job site, updates the job in the program, at the end of the day he exports it, and emails it back to you.
Generate a Purchase Order for a supplier's store and email the document to the supplier.
Generate a Customer Contract Agreement and email the document to the customer.
Use the Internet Upgrades option to install new features of the system.
Export job tasks for a worker. Specify the Outlook format, and email the file. The worker receives the file from the internet and his Outlook calendar now shows each task on each day it needs to be done, along with the descriptions and details from Build In The Black.
What about other programs? Do I need
Microsoft Excel installed?
No, you do not need
any other program installed in order
to run Build In The Black. Some documents,
created as output from the program,
are in rich text format. All versions
of the Microsoft Windows operating
system can read, edit, and print this
format. Build In The Black requires
no middleware. You do NOT need Access,
Excel, Word, etc.
Is it easy to install?
Yes. You'll probably
find that it's the easiest program
you've ever installed.
You'll have it up and running in about
60 seconds. After that, you will be
automatically interviewed by a setup
wizard. If you answer all the questions,
then follow the Help...Getting Started
guide, you'll have it all set up and
configured within a few hours.