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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of contractors can use Build In The Black construction software for their construction project management needs?

General Contractors, remodelers, and custom home builders.
This program is suitable for pure custom, pure spec, and everything inbetween.

Subcontractors have also made use of this construction management system, and so, it really is for anybody in the residential building and construction industry.

What are my benefits?

It's 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 handled.
  • 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 months.
  • Because you are using a proven system, you will remember to do tasks that you may have forgotten in the past.
  • Critical decisions will jump out at you so that you can deal with them before causing delays.
  • You will experience more organized bidding and quoting.
  • You will appreciate the built-in Purchase Order and Invoicing system.
  • General Contractors 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 accounts.
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.

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