America’s #1 Construction Accounting Software

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Why do we claim we're #1?

Three reasons: our product, our technology, our company

What makes FOUNDATION America’s #1 Construction Accounting Software? We believe that Foundation Software offers the best product, based on the best technology, developed and supported by the best company.


From the beginning, Foundation Software has focused on just one product for one industry- job cost accounting for construction. With over 30 years of experience working with trade contractors, we have continually enhanced our software and we believe it to be the most efficient and powerful construction accounting software available.

Every day, thousands of construction financial management professionals rely on FOUNDATION to stay on top of their business operations.

Our customers report that FOUNDATION is the most intuitive and user-friendly construction accounting software that they have ever used. Yet it also has some of the most powerful and unique features available on the market today, like complete date sensitivity, custom report writers (not cumbersome, third-party technology), and a fail-safe audit trail.


When FOUNDATION was released in 2000, it was only after a complete re-write of our old DOS-based construction accounting product. Unlike many of our competitors, we didn’t just put a new face on old programming, we completely re-wrote our accounting software from the ground up to be compatible with the latest cutting-edge technology and best practices. Other accounting programs use a graphic overlay of very dated technology, which is like putting a new facade on an ancient building; the plumbing and the wiring underneath are bound to fail.

The database where all FOUNDATION data is stored is Microsoft SQL Server, a highly respected program that offers its users distinct advantages, such as built-in roll back features that protect your data from corruption in the event of power failure, lightning strikes, and other hardware problems. It also offers seamless integration with other Microsoft products, so your FOUNDATION data can be linked to Excel, Word, Access, and more. And Microsoft SQL Server does not require you to purchase additional hardware or software.

All of this adds up to a lot of power in an easy-to-use package. And it ensures that FOUNDATION will be around for the long-term.


Foundation Software is the author and developer of FOUNDATION. We don’t use dealers, VARs or other vendors to sell or support our product.

This means that we have complete control over the quality and reliability of our product and services. Our R&D staff hears input directly from sales and support, ensuring that we always know what’s going on in the construction industry.

It also means that you can call one number to talk to sales, support, technical services, and more. You’ll never get passed back and forth between the dealer and the developers! And you’ll have much shorter response times for your support questions.

FOUNDATION has chosen not to use dealers because we still have an old-fashioned value of building long-term, quality relationships with our clients. We’ll be there every step of the way – from the sales process where we will provide an honest assessment of your fit with the software, to hands-on assistance with implementation, to continued support.

Foundation Software believes we have the best product, the best technology, and the best company. And that is why we proclaim to be America’s #1 Construction Accounting Software.

But don’t take our word for it. Watch our free online demo and see for yourself. We think you’ll agree that FOUNDATION is #1!