Who is this service for?

Architects and Engineers

About Praesto AE

Our AE solution is created specifically for Architects and Engineers. It includes, Job Tracking, Project Management, Time Slips, Invoicing, Correspondence, Notes Diary, and other practice management modules. Our FC solution is designed for facility managers who need to track CIP projects and related them to Facilities and/or Campuses. This tools also tracks your funding sources.

Average rating 4.4/5

Total score
4.4
“Ease of use
3.9
User support
4.3
Features
4.7

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Mac

Windows

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Base Builders
http://www.basebuilders.com
Set up in 2002
United States

Features

Accounting Integration
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Change Order Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
CRM
Document Management
Equipment Tracking
Estimating
Gantt/Timeline View

Incident Reporting
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Offline Access
Percent-Complete Tracking
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Project Management
Proposal Generation
Quotes/Estimates
Residential
Resource Management
RFI & Submittals
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Time & Expense Tracking

Alternatives Praesto AE


J
Jacob B.

«Works Well»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

It's easy to use and set up.

Drawbacks:

It takes a few minutes to start up, but that could be the PC I'm using.

September 24, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
Judy W.

«LOVE PRAESTO!!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I found the software to be logical and easy to use (after a learning curve, of course!). We replaced software we had used for 28 years with Praesto and Quick Books. Moving the necessary data to Quick Books is very easy - even more so after this last update. I have called for technical support several times and the attitude is always "I can help you with that." We were able to get our data imported in easily and began to use the program for basic functions. We have used it for several months now and are beginning to utilize more of the functions as we become more familiar with the software

Drawbacks:

I don't have any complaints about the product or the vendor.

August 21, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
L
Lauren F.

«Praesto review»

Usability

Support

Features

3

Overall rating

Benefits:

I like that we are able to see if we are profitable or not on a project. It allows us to see how much we are actually paying versus what we are charging.

Drawbacks:

It is not user friendly. There are a lot of things you are not able to manipulate, and therefore we are not able to get a real reading of profit or loss.

August 17, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
j
justin a.

«Good software to track time, mileage, and project billing»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

It is easy to set up projects and have multiple people log their hours. Far easier than doing it manually. Makes end of the month timekeeping and billing much easier. Being able to link Praesto with Quickbooks is a huge plus.

Drawbacks:

The program tends to slow my computer down when using the software. It would be nice if the software was cloud-based rather than server-based

July 4, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
R
Ryan L.

«Praesto is solid!»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Praesto keep track of my project hours and ordinates on how I am to bill my clients. Also Praesto allows me to smoothly edit time on my time sheet.

Drawbacks:

The software can be very slow at times, and it is hard for me to multitask with it open on my computer.

May 8, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
A
Anne D.

«Generally good. A good value for the price.»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

The product does what it says it would. The vendor is helpful.

Drawbacks:

This software is slow. As we use it a lot during the day, it slows down more until it freezes.

April 29, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
A
Amy B.

«Employee Use»

Usability

Support

Features

3

Overall rating

Benefits:

It stores a lot of information and has lots of functionality. We're just starting to use the more in-depth features. It's a great addition to our company.

Drawbacks:

It's difficult to navigate to the information it stores and tracks. It's not the most intuitive and user-friendly.

April 29, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Mike K.

«Great Product !!! »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

We looked for years to find a product that would fit our small firms. We had trial copies of the Delteks of the world, but for a small company, we needed a product that was easy to implement, had great service help, and integrated completely with Quickbooks! Praesto did all that for us. It's priced right for the small business and gives us the reporting that we need to be profitable.

Drawbacks:

I would like for it to be web-based instead of server-based.

April 15, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
S
Shirlene C.

«LOVE Praesto!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

The staff at BaseBuilders have been so easy to work with! After spending 16 months unsuccessfully trying to implement a different software, we were leery of investing a lot of time and money into yet another product. I made an online query about price and within an hour we got a phone call. We were able to schedule a webinar for the next day and a second the following week for our owners. We were already using QuickBooks (QB) prior to the unsuccessful launch so Praesto seemed to be a natural fit for us. I created a new QB file so it would be easy to track how Praesto integrated with QB. With BaseBuilders support and the tools they have available, I was ready to go live in less than 6 weeks. It would have taken less time if I started the process before the 1st of the year and not 6 weeks after. That 6 weeks included the time it took to create the new QB file with all year-to-date transactions. The software is easy and almost fun to use, the data it provides is very useful and it all just makes sense! If we have questions or problems, the staff at BaseBuilders is super responsive! They regularly reach out to us if they haven't heard from us to make sure we are happy with the program. A huge selling point to this program was that we got all of the features WITH unlimited technical support for one very affordable price.

Drawbacks:

After 5 months, I haven't found anything I don't like about BaseBuilders or Praesto. I might be a little biased after the experience with the product we were unsuccessful in implementing, but any issues we've had have been quickly and successfully addressed.

April 11, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
H
Heather A.

«Praesto AE»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

It easily tracks my time, and I love the ability to add comments on each task.

Drawbacks:

When searching for a specific contact, I have to remind myself to select between "Companies & Contacts" after I enter something in the search toolbar.

March 21, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet