Best Buildertrend Alternative

Buildertrend vs NextMinute

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Should your business use Buildertrend or NextMinute?

NextMinute and Buildertrend are both built specifically for builders and construction trades. They are designed for managing the more complex projects common to builders, carpenters and construction trades.

Buildertrend features really suit the larger building companies with 30+ staff, whereas NextMinute is perfect for building businesses with 3 to 50 staff.

NextMinute is much more cost effective while providing the core features of Buildertrend and more. NextMinute's job planning features stand out and the supplier invoice import integration makes back costing easy and effective.

Buildertrend has a good customer portal whereas NextMinute does not, yet. But it's a priority for our development team!

What's best for your business?

Designed for residential construction and trades

Designed to cater for residential construction with 5-50 employees or sub-contractors

Tailored simple tools to get the job done

A simple set of tools to quickly and efficiently get the job quoted, planned, delivered and invoiced.

Built for the local market

Built for the local market, with local taxes and features.

Priced for any scale

Only pay for what you need. Scale up and down to your current team.

Supported locally

Supported by local specialists that know trade business. Here for you when you need them, on your schedule.

Full integration with accounting systems

Sync timesheets to Xero, MYOB, or Quickbooks payroll, upload expenses & invoices to Xero and import to your NextMinute invoice or quote. Seamless.

Designed for large construction companies

Designed to cater for companies with 30+ workers.

Rich set of features for large complex projects

Many features that can support large construction businesses complex needs.

Built for US environment

Built and for the US market with features and taxes (No GST)

Priced for large business

Minimum of $499 USD per month for the Essential plan with reduced features.

Supported in the US

Supported by US agents with Monday - Friday US timezone availability

Limited integration with accounting systems

Limited integration to Quickbooks and Xero

Compare Buildxact & NextMinute Pricing (USD)

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Admin Users:
Free onboarding, training, and support for the lifetime of your subscription. Supported by a dedicated, local team of experts.
Access to all reports and the dashboard
Full visibility to create and edit jobs and tasks
Work assignment and notification to the team
Build and template quotes and issue to customer
Integration features – connect to Xero, Quickbooks or MYOB
Create and maintain Job Plans in the Gantt Chart
Create and send invoices and sync to Xero, Quickbooks or MYOB
Full contact management
Financial summaries and back costing
Staff timesheet review and syncing into Payroll
Full administration access to customise user roles and system set up
Team Members:
Access to only their assigned Jobs and Tasks
Fast and seamless timesheet entry
View what they are scheduled on
Ability to take photos and view files
Receive messages to action tasks
Provide job notes and updates back to the office

Buildertrends 'Advanced' plan is most similar to NextMinute.
Please check the Buildertrend website for the latest pricing. Pricing does not include any fees incured for international payments.

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Essential Plan:
Daily Logs & To-Dos
Subs Portal
Client Portal
CRM (Leads, email marketing, client messaging)
Advanced Plan:
All Essential +
Change Orders & Variations
Purchase Orders
Limited Accounting & App Integrations
Estimating and Bids
Digital Takeoffs
CRM (surveys, RFIs)
Complete Plan:
All Advanced +
Automated Payroll

Feature Comparison


Comparing NextMinute 1 Admin and 5 Team users against the BuilderTrend Pro Plan


Easy to use mobile apps
Fully featured mobile app built to be easy to use

Google Play
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Job Management
All job information in one place, available anywhere – contacts, files, notes, photos etc

Job planning
Fully drag and drop gantt chart including multiple jobs

Easy to use timesheets with configurable rate cards

Payroll integration
Accounting system payroll integration and standard payroll extracts for other systems


Quick job invoicing for both fixed price and cost plus, integrated to accounting system

Supplier invoice integration
2 way supplier invoicing sync, match supplier invoices to jobs for accurate cost allocation


Detailed back costing
Job and stage level profitability analysis incorporating all material and labor costs

Full reporting suite including live WIP report, job profitability and timesheet analysis

Customer Portal
Customer facing portal incorporating progress updates, invoices, variations and customer interactions


Template driven job quoting and workflows

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