Frequently Asked Questions


BuildKeeper is a cloud-based application that contractors, construction company owners, and their administrators use to manage their businesses. From time tracking to job costing to invoicing, it combines many useful tools in one place so they can be more efficient and profitable.

When you have real-time tracking of your job and business numbers, you can make better and more informed decisions. You’ll know right away how the job is performing so you can react accordingly. And when the job is done, easily see if it ended up making or losing you money. With this at-a-glance insight, running a contracting business is much easier.

BuildKeeper was designed specifically with contractors in mind. It’s not only a better fit for your contracting business but also less confusing. And since it’s cloud-based, your team can have access to enter time and data too. There’s no software to install on any computer, and you’ll always get free upgrades.

Not as much as you might think. We understand that not all businesses have the same needs, so we came up with pricing that is flexible. This allows BuildKeeper to be affordable for all small and medium-sized businesses. View the Pricing page to learn more and calculate the estimated cost for your business.

Check out our plan comparison to see the features each plan includes. Still can’t decide? Not a problem. When you start your free trial, it includes all features so you can determine what features you do and don’t need. And if you ever change your mind, it is easy to upgrade or downgrade plans anytime.

“Cloud-based” refers to the online nature of BuildKeeper. Instead of installing software directly onto your computer, you just visit the website from your browser or mobile app. This allows you to access your information anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Extremely safe. Security is very serious to us, and we’ve taken extensive measures to safeguard your information. No matter where you access the service from, industry-standard encryption and automatic backups ensure that your data is always confidential and protected.

BuildKeeper works alongside with whichever accounting and payroll solution you use. You can generate custom export files set to the frequency or format you need, which can then be easily imported into these other applications and services.

Yes, we make transitioning into BuildKeeper as easy as possible. If you’re currently using another product, we can import your information for you so that the process is seamless.

All types. From general to specialty contractors, BuildKeeper is suitable for everyone. We’ve even provided pre-built customizations to help you get started, since we know that the nature of each trade can vary.

Sign up and begin your free trial on your own or choose to be given a demo first. Once inside your account there are few items you will need to setup and configure. Our help center will walk you through all these steps, or schedule a free training session and we’ll be happy to help.

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