With ongoing feedback from tens of thousands of clients, ConstructionSuite is constantly evolving to meet your needs. Read Below for What's New.
Introducing the scheduling system you've been searching for. OnPlan Scheduling is incredibly fast with auto-refresh capabilities that update your changes in less than a second. You can also manage your calendar better with custom holidays & workday selections, multiple predecessors, unlimited groups. Make sure you know if your project is on track with unlimited baselines and multiple resource selections. Everything you need to keep your projects and business on track.
- Keep your project on track with critical path, unlimited baselines and multiple resource selections
- Manage your calendar better with custom holidays & workday selections and multiple predecessors
- Quickly filter your schedule with two-week and four week filtered views and print capabilities
- Experience incredible speed with auto-refresh capabilities and calendar updates
We created OnPoint document management to improve your reporting and automation capabilities in ConstructionSuite. OnPoint lets you import and export PDF's, provides you with an embedded dictionary & thesaurus, lets you instantly email documents or contracts as attachments or upload to ConstructionOnline with one click, plus, you can do things quicker by editing your ConstructionSuite contact or project information from within a report or contract.
The new face of construction just got better, with enhancements like notifications, announcements, project duplication, and the new integration with our OnSite Mobile Apps. ConstructionOnline only gets better when TotalCare members use it with ConstructionSuite. Now you can check your latest notifications and announcements, view your recent files and photos, and launch ConstructionOnline, all with a single-click from inside of ConstructionSuite. Isn't it about time you see what you're missing?
Speed Increases in Items Database and Estimating
The quicker you can get your work done in ConstructionSuite, the quicker you can get into the field. To help you be your best, we've made major speed improvements throughout ConstructionSuite, including improved performance in UDA Estimating, Proposals & Reporting, OnPlan Scheduling, plus Quicker & Easier Getting Started with newly redesigned Narrator. These speed improvements are designed to keep you moving easier and quicker throughout your entire ConstructionSuite process, giving you more time to meet customers and secure jobs.
OnSite™ Mobile Apps
Having everything at the tip of your fingers has never been more important. To help you have access from anywhere, UDA introduced our new family of mobile apps, OnSite Photo, OnSite Video, OnSite Files, and OnSite PlanRoom, which work directly with ConstructionOnline and ConstructionSuite. With OnSite Mobile Apps, you can upload photos and videos, and view any files, plans, schedules and more, directly from your mobile device.
- OnSite Photo for iPhone, BlackBerry & Android - Instantly upload photos to ConstructionOnline projects from your mobile device
- OnSite Video for iPhone & Android - Instantly upload videos to ConstructionOnline projects from your phone
- OnSite Files for iPhone, iPad & Android - Have instant access to all of your ConstructionOnline files, contracts, estimates, and schedules from the convenience of your phone or tablet
- OnSite PlanRoom for iPhone, iPad & Android - Have instant access to all of your ConstructionOnline plans, specs, estimates, and schedules from the convenience of your phone or tablet
SuiteLink 2.0 takes total control and integration to a whole new level. Now, an easy-to-navigate ConstructionOnline tab allows you to see what's happening on ConstructionOnline from inside ConstructionSuite, giving you a quick look of your new notifications, announcements, recent files and photos, and more. Not only will be you able to do your estimating, scheduling, and proposals within ConstructionSuite, but with SuiteLink 2.0, you can instantly sync projects, contacts, and files with ConstructionOnline easier and faster than ever before.
Too many projects to filter through? Let us do the work for your team. Inside ConstructionSuite, you have the option to access and view every project, contact, file, activity, and to do that your team has created. With new workspaces, you can get a quick view of your personal project data with 'My Workspace' or switch over to 'Our Workspace' to see what your entire team has going on. Who knew it could be that easy?
PDF Export and Import
We all know how nice it is to email and share files with team members, but it's hard to do when we don't have the same software programs. You'll never have that problem again because we're introducing new capabilities, Export to PDF, which is available throughout all of ConstructionSuite. Now, you can easily and quickly export your schedule, reports, and other documents to PDF, making it easy to share via email so others can open and view them without complications.
Enhanced RFI Tracking
Keep even better and more thorough track of your construction correspondence with UDA's Enhanced RFI, Submittal, and Correspondence Tracking. Stay on track and on time with message tracking and reminders and keep everyone in the look with automated emails. You can save yourself some extra steps by taking advantage of our automated RFI, Submittal, and Correspondence documents. Also new with ConstructionSuite, you can experience customization better and organize your correspondence by type.
New Microsoft Exchange Server Integration
Save time and avoid double data entry with the new Microsoft Exchange Server Integration. ConstructionSuite Network, Enterprise, and multi-user clients can now benefit from advanced Microsoft Exchange Server sync and integration compatibilities. Users can work seamlessly and mirror both Outlook and Exchange categories and folders as groups, and also have the option to not share private activities, contacts and to dos.
Enhanced QuickBooks Integration
Unlike other construction accounting software applications that claim to integrate with QuickBooks, ConstructionSuite offers the most advanced and flexible options available. Instead of giving you static information to import into QuickBooks, you can develop a customized Chart of Accounts, designate your accounting preferences, launch estimates, invoices, and purchase orders into QuickBooks, and then import actual costs back into your estimate for a comprehensive overview of your company's profitability. Expanding even further, you have the option to import open or closed committed costs and invoices.
Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8 Compatible
Keeping up to date with the latest technology, ConstructionSuite is engineered to be fully compatible with both Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8.
New Ribbon Interface
Making ConstructionSuite even easier to use, we've incorporated new ribbon toolbars throughout UDA Estimating, OnPlan Scheduling, and OnPoint Document Management for all of your reporting and proposal needs. Not only are the ribbons easy to read and easy to understand, hey also add consistency throughout all of the components of ConstructionSuite.
You can easily manage accountability within your office with our expanded Logging features. Any time you open, edit or save a document, contract, schedule, or estimate in ConstructionSuite, that action is automatically saved to your project log.
Advanced CAD Integration
If you use CAD programs and want to make a quick estimate, you can export your materials lists and easily import those into ConstructionSuite, making it easy to create an estimate or a schedule from that materials list. ConstructionSuite now includes expanded integration with eTakeoff, AutoCAD Revit, Chief Architect, Cadsoft, SoftPlan, CadEstimator, PlanSwift.
Additional Features and Enhancements in ConstructionSuite™
Updated RS Means Cost Data
UDA ConstructionSuite now includes updated RSMeans MeansData™ costbooks, the most used, quoted, and respected unit price guides available. With over 100,000 items included in UDA ConstructionSuite, RSMeans Cost Data is the professional estimator's first choice for reliable price data for accurate budgeting and construction estimating. Choose from Residential and Repair & Remodel Cost Data or purchase any of the fifteen additional RSMeans costbooks for even more detailed unit price data. Learn More
Export & Import to Microsoft Project, Primavera P3 & P6, and SureTrak
Need to work with Microsoft Project or Primavera? No Problem! Now you can export your ConstructionSuite Schedules to Microsoft Project, Primavera or SureTrak and make any necessary changes. Even better, now you can import those schedules back into OnPlan Scheduling to keep it connected and in sync with your ConstructionSuite projects.
New OnPoint Document Management makes your proposals and reporting even better. Including features like export to PDF, dictionary & thesaurus, and easy to navigate ribbons, you'll be creating reports and proposals in seconds. You can create proposals and run reports for any project from inside estimates, schedules, proposals, or from the Today screen in ConstructionSuite.
Automatic backup will guard your company against massive data and profit loss. It is now effortless to backup all of your ConstructionSuite data, including project information, files, contacts, and items. Automated Backups work seamlessly with our new backup device, UDA Echo, and together, are sure to keep your data safe and sound. We've also made it even easier to recover lost data with simple import and restore options inside ConstructionSuite.
Enhanced Interactive Getting Started Guide
Getting Started in ConstructionSuite has never been so easy. New improvements to the ConstructionSuite Narrator gives you instant access to free training videos and webinars and a quick connection to one of UDA's TotalCare Specialists. This easy to understand getting started guide will take you on a thorough tour of your ConstructionSuite software and allow you to quickly and easily understand the features and options of your new product with this interactive guide.
Automated Email Server
Keeping everyone on the same page is made much easier with our automated email server, letting you send emails directly from ConstructionSuite. Sending emails and reminders to leads, clients, or anyone working on the project from within ConstructionSuite saves you the hassle of configuring an outside email server to handle these tasks for you.
LEED and NAHB National Green Building Standards
Join the Green Movement with ConstructionSuite Green versions, which include a comprehensive listing of the latest guidelines and standards for maximizing the efficiency and energy ratings of your residential, commercial and industrial projects making it easy to succeed in the growing market.
New EPA Lead Contracts
With the EPA's new lead paint law that took effect in 2010, you need to protect your business and there's no better way to do it then with UDA's new EPA Lead Contract, included in all versions of ConstructionSuite. UDA's EPA Lead Contract is a simple and easy-to-use agreement that is sure to protect you and your business from pricey liability in future projects involving the dangers of lead paint.
UDA Echo - The Confidence of Effortless Backup
Echo is a worry free portable backup device for ConstructionSuite. Echo is forged from durable aluminum alloy, but light enough to fit in your wallet; it gives you peace of mind knowing that all of your data is backed up on the device in a solid state of memory. Echo also offers full migration to transfer data from one computer to another. Learn More
Automated Lien Waivers with Advanced QuickBooks Integration
ConstructionSuite Premier/Catalyst users and above with TotalCare membership and QuickBooks 2007 or higher can now benefit from automated lien waivers directly in UDA Estimating and QuickBooks. When paying bills and writing checks in QuickBooks, ConstructionSuite will give you the option to automatically create lien waivers, choose transactions and vendors, and print selected documents.
New international currency and date functions now key off your system settings and are reflected throughout ConstructionSuite. Your estimates and reports will be shown in your local currency, anything from Rupees to Rand. International calendars are also included making the software a breeze to use from El Salvador to Singapore.
Committed Costs with Advanced QuickBooks Integration
ConstructionSuite Pro/Contractor users and above with TotalCare membership can now benefit from advanced Committed Cost project accounting in UDA Estimating and QuickBooks Integration. Now, creating a Purchase Order will automatically generate a committed cost and import back into the project estimate.
Insurance Tracking with Advanced QuickBooks Integration
ConstructionSuite Premier/Catalyst users and above with TotalCare membership and QuickBooks 2007 or higher can now benefit from advanced Insurance and Certificate Tracking directly in UDA Estimating and QuickBooks. When paying bills and writing checks in QuickBooks, ConstructionSuite will warn you if workman's insurance or any required certificate has lapsed or expired, give you the option to update the certificate and/or delete the transaction, and record the warnings to the history log.