Light Commercial general contractors

Payments software for light commercial construction

Manage your project finances and compliance in a single tool.
Build a more profitable business with job costing, cash flow management, and 2.5%¹ yield on your operating balance.

  • Job costing, progress invoicing, and change order management
  • Client payment, expense management, and banking built-in
  • Subcontractor management, compliance tracking, and online bill payment
A crane working on a mid-rise commercial construction project.Schedule online bill payments in the Beam application.
Financial management

Job costing & compliance from one simple hub

Beam unifies the data in your shared drive, email, spreadsheets, and accounting software so that you can manage your finances with confidence.

From estimating to job costing, receipt capture, and online payments—Beam has the right tools to improve your light commercial construction business.

Beam's project management software enables tracking subcontractor expenses and payment

Project management

Change orders
Files & notes




Job costing
Bills & expenses


Prime & subcontracts
Schedule of values
Payment schedules


Certificates of insurance
Lien waivers
Invoicing and online payment

Create professional invoices and accept online payment

Impress your clients with Beam’s progress invoicing and convenient payment portal.

  • AIA G702/G703-style invoicing
  • $5 per online bank transfer
  • 3% credit and debit card fee
Send invoices to clients and accept online payment using Beam.

Add your contract & change orders

Enter your full schedule of values and set your retainage percentage. We'll handle the calculations for you.


Create and send an invoice

Choose amounts, attach files, and add custom memos. Beam will send a personalized email and reminders near the due date.


Get paid

Payments are deposited in your bank account within 1-3 business days after the client clicks “Pay”.

Online bill payment

Bill payment built for commercial contractors

Track your subcontractors payments against their original bid and approved change orders. Verify compliance before scheduling a payment.

We'll do the heavy lifting by sending payment notifications to your subcontractors and requesting bank information when needed.

Schedule online bill payments to your trade contractors.

Add your subcontracts

Add accepted bids for each of your trades.


Add or request bills

Consolidate mailed and emailed invoices on Beam. Ask subcontractors to invoice you on Beam for faster processing & payment.


Schedule payments

Once scheduled, subcontractors receive notifications to track payment status or securely add their bank information.

Approval rules

With Beam, you set the rules

Configure approval workflows between bookkeepers, project managers, and the business owner.

Invoices are reconciled against your original contracts and approved change orders to make sure you don't overpay.

Configure approval rules to require reviews before bill payment.
Lien waiver management
Coming soon

Automate lien waiver collection

Collecting lien waivers shouldn’t slow down your draw process. Allow your subcontractors to e-sign documents before and after payment, and get real-time visibility into compliance status.

Enable automated lien waiver collection.

Set your waiver rules

Choose which types of lien waivers are required on each project.


Beam sends email requests

Beam sends an email for any missing lien waivers. After payment, another email will be sent for unconditional waivers.


E-signatures and tracking

Lien waivers can be signed online, and compliance status and documents will be available in real-time.

Insurance tracking

Insurance tracking on autopilot

Track certificates of insurance by coverage type and request new documents prior to expiration. Block payment until insurance is up-to-date.

  • Track multiple coverage types & documents
  • Warnings and emails when expiration approaches
  • Subcontractors can upload new documents
Track compliance status for certificates of insurance or licenses.
Receipt capture

Capture receipts on the field to automate expense management

Stop spending hours each week collecting and categorizing receipts. Give your team Beam Cards to capture receipts and categorize expenses right after every purchase, right from their phones.

The Beam Card is a Visa card designed to help your team save money & time.

  • No annual fees
  • 0% APR with autopay²
  • 1% cash back
  • Issue up to 50 cards to teammates
  • Set individual credit limits
Beam's corporate card send your a notification after each purchase to capture receipts.

Apply & issue Beam Cards

Fill out the online application and issue physical and virtual cards to teammates. Configure credit limits to control spend.


Make purchases & capture receipts

After each purchase, teammates will receive a notification to upload their receipt and categorize the expense to a project and cost code.


Track profitability & invoice faster

With expense management on autopilot, your office will spend less time chasing down receipts, giving them more time to track profitability and send invoices.


Project budgeting on autopilot

Track spend by accounting codes and compare estimate vs. actuals. Stop waiting for manual reports to understand profitability.

Create budgets directly from your estimate and update your budget with change orders in real-time.

Beam's automated budgeting saves your office hours a month.

Budgeting displays estimate vs. actual and estimate net profit in real-time.

Time is money. Save both.

Join hundreds of contractors that trust Beam to simplify their construction financials.

The Beam application on a phone.