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Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical

Acoustical, Drywall, Fireproofing, Roofing and More!

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Job Cost Accounting

FOUNDATION® tracks the actual costs and progress of your job activities against estimates and past performance, with customized detail to zero in on your profit margins. Build job budgets with your own job cost structure, and compare project performance against estimated revenue, costs, labor hours and quantities.

FOUNDATION on laptop, tablet and mobile
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Import from spreadsheets or your favorite construction estimating software.

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Copy and modify job cost budgets from past and current projects.

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Easily break budgets down into custom cost codes or standard CSI divisions.

Project Management

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Integrate job cost accounting with ProjectHQ's construction project management for small businesses to mid-size contractors. Track RFCs, RFIs, RFPs and more, all from one place!

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Sort and filter job reports by project manager.

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Monitor project billing and performance.

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View graphical executive dashboards.

Construction Payroll

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The industry's only construction-specific payroll service, Payroll4Construction understands the complex needs of contractors. Generate all the reports you need in order to help ensure total accuracy and compliance for your projects — from pre-check proofing and WIP reports to pay histories and job costed labor reports.

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Multiple states, rates and trades on a single timecard

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Dozens of formatted reports (union, certified, job costing, EEO and more)

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History imports so employees receive a single W-2

Estimating & Digital Takeoff

With McCormick Systems, our best-of-breed software for the electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades, you can ensure accurate estimating, bidding and maximum profitability on every job.

Estimate with just a simple click.

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Design and build all from the same program.

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Scale to the size of your project.

Interior Estimating

Estimating Edge provides top-notch takeoff and estimating for acoustical, drywall, flooring, roofing and more. Bid confidently, accurately and consistently — every time.

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Customize sources, materials and manufacturers to your business.

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Multiple bid options or change orders at a single click.

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Real-time material and labor updates while you perform a takeoff.

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Model-Based Estimating

Vector, The EDGE's web-based takeoff arm, revolutionizes takeoff by extracting quantities and materials from 3D models. Vector integrates seamlessly with The EDGE for start-to-finish estimating on the go.

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Filter out trade details from 3D models.

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View design conflicts with next-gen 3D views.

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Finish with a 2D quantity takeoff.

Our Sole Focus is Helping Contractors Run Their Construction Business

With You Every Step of the Way

Let our experts show you the power of Foundation's software platforms and walk you through the ways we can help you streamline your processes!

Make Your Software Work for You

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Scheduling a demo is the perfect time to talk through your needs and the challenges you're currently facing. With a toolset of innovative solutions, Foundation Software has been the #1* choice for thousands of construction companies for decades.

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