Nov/Dec 2014

What is your IT investment strategy for the year ahead? If your construction company hasn’t considered which technology is right for a project, now might be the time as jobs continue to pick up.

Certainly, investment in areas such as Big Data, analytics, mobile, and collaboration are continuing to gain momentum in the construction industry. Gartner,, Stamford, Conn., even predicts 73% of organizations have invested or plan to invest in Big Data in the next two years.

Specifically in the construction industry, this means identifying the right technology to harness that data. This can come in the form of technology solutions for accounting/job costing, bidding/estimating, and project management. Or maybe your company is looking for an enterprise solution that encompasses both accounting/job costing and project management.

In an effort to help identify the top solutions for each type of business function, we have compiled the annual 2014 Constructech Buyer’s Guide for you to identify which top solutions to use for each business function.

The guide is set up in a way that is easy to navigate with tabs on the side to enable you to flip to a particular category quickly. Additionally, in the chart below, each company is listed by category and includes a page number where that company’s product(s) can be found. Our objective is this listing will serve as another tool in your toolbelt to help guide you to the right products in the year ahead.

Accounting/Job Costing


Computer Guidance Corp.
Computer Guidance eCMS Construction ERP Platform

Computer Guidance’s eCMS provides fully integrated financial accounting, operations, project, equipment, human capital, and service management applications supported by advanced business intelligence and analytics, and productivity tools for increased efficiency and decisionmaking.

Explorer Software
Explorer Eclipse

Explorer Eclipse is a fully integrated, browser-based construction management solution. Engineered to meet the dynamic demands of contractors, Eclipse delivers powerful features and unparalleled flexibility. The realtime system is packed with smart technology, yet remains intuitive.

JOBPOWER Construction Accounting Software

JOBPOWER’s Construction accounting, job management, payroll, and document management software includes AIA billing, change orders, subcontract and retainage tracking, detailed job cost, budget vs. actual, WIP, and more. Available locally installed or JOBPOWER Cloud (SaaS).

Bidding/Estimating/Digital Takeoff

ConEst Software Systems

IntelliBid software from ConEst delivers precise labor and material estimates for electrical and data contractors. Users choose IntelliBid for its large database, customization features, and integration with ConEst’s SureCount takeoff and JobTrac
project management products.

Corecon Technologies Inc.
Corecon V7

Corecon V7 is a Web-based software suite for estimating, project management, cost control, scheduling, and collaboration. Being Web-based, AEC firms will have the ability to access their project information anywhere, anytime whether using a laptop, smartphone, or tablet device.

On Center Software Inc.
On-Screen Takeoff

Leverage OST (On-Screen Takeoff) to easily create professional digital takeoffs: reduce costs, omit errors, exclude redundant steps, improve accuracy, and save time. OST supports contractors worldwide, from small construction businesses to global construction enterprises.