Foundation Software - Foundation for Windows

Article originally appeared in the July 2011 edition of CPA Practice Advisor

Foundation Software — Foundation for Windows
800-246-0800
www.foundationsoft.com

2011 Overall Rating: 5

Best Fit:

Foundation contains a laundry list of features well suited for construction businesses of varying sizes and trades, particularly those a step up from small mom and pop contractors with 1-10 employees and less than a million in annual revenues. Anything above that would benefit from this system.

Strengths:

  • QuickLinks allow users to locate & store frequently used program functions, data-entry screens, and websites
  • Remote access for technicians, field employees and project managers
  • Excellent payroll offering with bonus union-specific features
  • Document Imaging & Routing module
  • Excellent Service Dispatch module utilizes color-coded dispatch board
  • Numerous third-party add-ons available
  • Executive Dashboards available for Job Cost, AP & AR, GL and change order reporting

Potential Limitations:

  • Cost can be prohibitive for smaller companies
  • Range of features may be beyond the scope of smaller contractors

SUMMARY & PRICING

Foundation for Windows is an excellent product for construction-related industries that need a solid job cost accounting package along with scheduling and project management. Foundation is currently priced at $7,000 to $15,000 for a one- to five-user system.

Product Delivery Methods:

_x__ On-Premises

_x__ SaaS

_x__ Hosted by Vendor

 

BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS - 4.75

CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES - 5

CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR-SPECIFIC FEATURES - 5

REPORTING & MANAGEMENT TOOLS - 5

INTEGRATION/IMPORT/EXPORT - 5

HELP/SUPPORT - 5

 

 

 

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