UDA ConstructionSuite offered by UDA Technologies provides a comprehensive solution to meet the needs of builders, remodelers, GCs, construction managers and real estate developers.
UDA ConstructionSuite combines construction estimating and project management functionalities into a single solution. The solution offers multiple features including estimating, scheduling, specification, and document management. The software gives users complete control of all the activities involved in a property construction cycle. An intuitive dashboard provides an overview of the entire site operations as well as helps to track business KPIs.
UDA ConstructionSuite can integrate with a number of other software systems including QuickBooks, MS Project, Primavera P3/P6, RSMeans, PlanSwift, and AutoCAD Revit. Users can also access UDA ConstructionSuite on their Android and iOS based mobile devices to access project summary from anywhere.
Michael M. Especialidad: Construcción Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
I am pleased with the program, it has given us a more professional look and organizes our estimates in a concise format.
The fact that it stops me from making mistakes. I had several painful experiences using other software and spreadsheets.
Having to do takeoffs with another software package like Plan Swift. The estimate should be archived even if deleted, mistakes happen.
Steven F. Especialidad: Construcción
Good product for managing projects. The software can be used for construction projects as it was designed, but can also be used for other projects as it is a good tool for managing projects. From one person operations to small companies this tool can be used as a means to have a good workflow system for managing projects. I have used it for construction but also for environmental consulting. It would be pretty easy for UDA to tweak the software to make it less tied to construction and more general for project management. But all in all it is a well designed and pretty easy to operate project management software.
The biggest issue I have with ConstructionSuite and UDA is their TotalCare program. It is almost like I have to know the secret handshake. With other software vendors (e.g. Microsoft, Autodesk, Adobe) I can download the software by getting into my account. So if I have to reinstall, which I recently had to do, I had to talk to the UDA folks to get the most recent version (I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in the interim and the version I had saved on my computer was not compatible with Win 10. It took 2 calls to UDA to finally get what I needed. On the other hand when I needed to reinstall my Office Suite all I needed to do was log into my Microsoft account, deactivate the computer Office was associated with, download the latest software, and reinstall. I didn't have to communicate with Microsoft staff at all. Same for my Autocad/Revit software and my Adobe software. That said the last person at UDA, Cydney, took ownership of my issue and in about 5 minutes I had resolved my issue.
First and foremost make sure the software does what you need it to do. It is better to have more capabilities than you need then not enough. As I stated earlier I am using it for non-construction projects currently. I just have to ignore the construction portions (i.e. lot information, dimensions, etc) and use the other aspects of the software. If you are trying the evaluation software, I would suggest picking one of your real projects and entering the project into the program. That way you are using your data as opposed to looking at the sample data. So this will give you a feeling of how well the software meshes with your operation.
Heidi D. Especialidad: Construcción Número de empleados: 13-50 empleados
UDA has far and above the best customer service. Every time I called they were not only helpful but they were the kind of people I wanted to talk with. I have computer experience but wouldn’t consider myself computer savvy. I knew every time I called they would answer any question, and I had lots of questions, but would answer with a genuine desire to help.
We wanted the on-line program to have a more in depth estimating system and live time sheets integrated in the system.
Tim R. Especialidad: Construcción Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
We use this software on a daily basis and pass all communications with our project teams and client through it. The Mobile App enhancements have made the program much more usable by various users levels of people which increases the accuracy of the information presented.
Mobile app is great but we need to be able to modify schedules easily and add users through the mobile app.
Scott W. Especialidad: Construcción
UDA is a great program to manage a project from the first lead contact to the Final inspection, when I have had a glitch or a question on the program total care has been really great with solving the problem or question.
I really like the Job management capabilities UDA has the dash board works well and is easy to navigate.
the proposal writer is probably my least favorite option, I like the concept and how the proposal writer is set up however there is a big learning curve on how you enter it in the estimate portion especially if you pulling it from a assembly or the item data base as far as wording an item as to how it pulls it into the proposal I find I do a lot of editing. Also I wish you could chose to pull in a few columns such as allowances, or options and maybe a few other columns you can see in the estimate view next to the line in the proposal item like you see it in the estimate as it sits now you can only have them grouped in the allowance or option category at the top.
I also wish there was a Specification integration button in the estimate, they have great sub contractor specification templates I wish you could modify these and save them to fit your company, so then you could click a button in the estimate and pull the specification up and edit and save it in the job and maybe even attach it to the line item in the estimate in the notes category.
This is a big part of a job, the specification could be then sent from the job folder in a email attached to a PPF set of plans and be easily sent out, then some how integrate the returned specification and estimate to the job folder and line item. This would streamline the tracking of all theses items.
I have bought several other estimating programs none of them do the job management as well as UDA. I hope they evolve more with the emerging market of digitizing and assembly formulas internally versus outside sources.