Construction budget software

Budget management, cost control and forecasting

Budget management use cases

Bauwise makes construction project budget management easy for project managers and provides a real-time financial overview for the management. Import your budget from any spreadsheet, track actuals, manage forecasts and change orders. Work from anywhere, anytime.
Real-time budget management

Get real-time accounting data to compare forecasts vs actuals. Visually track all budget changes and see how they’re affecting your bottom line.

Effortless forecasting

Project managers can effortlessly enter and update the project forecast, which simultaneously produces essential information in terms of cash flow planning.

Easy budget import

Copy and paste your existing budget from any spreadsheet to Bauwise. Flexible budget encoding and access management supports your processes.

Construction management key features

Budget management

Managing and staying within the project budget is crucial for your project team. Bauwise cost management software gives you great flexibility and full control over your budget. It allows you to easily update forecasts and track expenses, such as the rising cost of raw materials, reworks, waste on a construction site, overspending, and scope changes. This provides you with a clear picture of how different factors are affecting your project’s bottom line. In addition, you will be equipped with a number of financial indicators that allow monitoring of planned budgets vs actual results from the accounting system – in real time.

Subcontractor contracts

Bauwise budget management allows you to view subcontractor contracts and unassigned works at a glance. Assign a budget line or part of a budget line to contracts with subcontractors. Know exactly how much work you have already contracted and how much is remaining. Always be aware of the agreed committed price, subcontractor bills and outstanding amounts to pay. Get a report on how much work each subcontractor has been assigned on your project.

Cost control

Cost management enables to track in real-time financial indicators, for example profit percentage, comparison between initial budget and actual costs from accounting or the difference between the initial budget and subcontractor price. Visually observe negative values in the budget, such as budget overruns or a higher than planned forecast. To simplify this, you can choose whether or not to display each indicator, so that you only use the ones you require.


Easily update the budget line forecast and add comments about any changes. See how your forecast influences the budget line and overall project result. Open a log of all changes and make as many adjustments as you need.

Change management

Keep a constant eye on all changes made in the system, such as extra work added, altered forecasts, or activities in costs registration. Manage the visual settings for changes, such as seeing all extra work in a different colour, or highlighting comments on changes and then later on getting a full overview in the changelog journals.

Simple Gantt Chart

View all your budget lines in a simplified Gantt chart. Easily move lines within the Gantt chart, make them shorter or longer, split works into smaller works without changing lines in the budget, view your project schedule, and manage every project phase separately for easier handling and convenience.

Like budget management in Excel

Simply copy and paste your budget from any spreadsheet – such as Excel – to Bauwise. Easily restructure it, for example by dividing budget lines into unlimited new lines within the initial budget or creating sub-rows for any budget line. A project can be divided into multiple sub-projects or phases and summarised in one unified dashboard. For ease of usability, you can modify the table view by choosing to hide or display columns.

Project team permissions

Use flexible options to set access rights for your team – at a system, project or subproject level. Set who can import budgets, confirm costs, delete comments etc. Rights can either be managed by the site administrator or set up by the provider in special cases.

Contact management

Add companies and their requisites, payment terms, related persons, and attach contracts and save other valuable information about your partners, suppliers, and subcontractors.

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