As the construction technology landscape continues to experience consolidation through M&A (merger and acquisition) activity and growth through development of new products and services, finding the right software can be challenging.
The good news for construction companies is there are a plethora of options designed to help with project management, bidding and estimating, accounting and job costing, and so much more. Still, the question remains: Where will you invest your technology dollars in the year ahead?
Gartner, www.gartner.com, Stamford, Conn., predicts worldwide IT spending will hit $3.5 trillion in 2015, a 5.5% decline from 2014. Although this is due to the rising U.S. dollar, in constant-currency terms, the market is actually projected to grow 2.5%.
In an effort to help identify the top technology solutions in the construction industry, we have compiled the annual 2015 Constructech Buyer’s Guide to help sort through the maze of solutions for each business function.
This guide is set up in a way that is easy to navigate, offering two ways to search for technology. In the chart below, each company is listed by category and includes a page number where that company’s product(s) can be found. While the chart is searchable by company name, the listing on the pages that follow are alphabetical by product name, offering two ways to search. The real objective here for this listing is to serve as another tool in your toolbelt that can serve as a quick guide to help point you to some of the most prominent products in the year ahead.
Aconex is a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for construction. It connects owners, contractors, and their project teams, providing project-wide visibility and control of information, files, and processes.
Corecon Technologies, Inc.
5912 Bolsa Ave, Suite 109
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
P: +1 866.258.6698 www.corecon.com
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.
EADOC EADOC gives construction managers and infrastructure owners the power to collaborate with the entire project team, and the ability to control costs, manage risks, and track all project documents and communications.
eCMS eCMS construction-specific ERP serving the needs of thousands in North America offers financial and project-management applications, #1 business intelligence, mobile technologies, and enterprise-content management with scalable, custom configurable and cloud hosted and on-premise.
27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 280
Calabasas, CA 91301
P: +1 818.222.1836 www.exaktime.com
ExakTime Mobile Our workforce management app gives you the freedom to do more. Track crews with GPS (global positioning system) precision, mobile forms, and photo ID verification. Access reports anytime to make smarter business decisions on the go.
IntelliBid IntelliBid estimating software is designed for electrical and ICT contractors. With a robust, industry-smart materials database and direct takeoff from SureCount, IntelliBid dramatically improves the accuracy, consistency, and speed of your entire estimating workflow.
IPM Project Management Win Project. IPM Project Management. Repeat. Built within Microsoft Outlook, IPM eliminates the need for multiple apps, spreadsheets, and other programs. IPM manages the overall coordination and control of a project from beginning to completion.
JOBPOWER Construction Accounting Software JOBPOWER’s Construction accounting, job management, payroll, and document management software includes AIA billing, change orders, retainage tracking, detailed job cost, budget vs. actual, subcontract tracking, WIP, and more. Available locally installed or JOBPOWER Cloud.
Liberty Reports Be liberated from your reporting struggles. Create and run robust interactive reports directly from within Microsoft Excel. Liberty Reports connects your Excel workbooks to your business data in an intuitive and easy-to-use manner.
2111 E. Highland Ave. Suite 310
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
P: +1 888.811.8477 www.multivista.com
Multivista Construction Documentation Multivista provides visual documentation services to the construction and facilities management industries. Multivista combines photography, video, and Webcam services with a software delivery platform to create interactive as-built records of actual construction conditions and events.
Winner of the Constructech Vision Award, NoteVault provides patented, innovative mobile reporting solutions. With NoteVault, anyone can quickly/easily report project activity live from the field by recording, commenting/editing their daily report on any mobile device.
Oasis Takeoff On Center Software’s Oasis Takeoff is a cloud hosted solution that allows for optimal plan organization, team estimating, and anytime, anywhere access to all of your projects. It is the ideal solution for the entire AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry.
PlanGrid PlanGrid’s platform allows plans and markups to be instantly shared with everyone on a project. It lets contractors and architects collaborate from their desktop or mobile devices across project documents, photos, RFIs, and punchlists.
Projectmates Construction Program Management Software automates reporting, cost tracking, document management, and much more all under a single online platform. Oversee site selection to closeout regardless of project size or industry.
With ProjectWise, discover a common project environment for project collaboration and information management. With design coordination, engineering content management, and deliverables management for all participants, you will enable high performance project delivery.
SafetyNet is the leading safety management software for saving lives by predicting workplace injuries. It helps customers collect and analyze safety data enabling them to predict and prevent injuries. Learn about the safety management software at www.predictivesolutions.com/solutions/safetynet
Sage 100 Contractor
Sage 100 Contractor provides construction companies with the easiest access to critical, end-to-end business and project information to help you manage your business operations more effectively.
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is the industry-leading construction and real estate management solution providing ultimate business clarity across all your key business functions—accounting, estimating, job cost, project management, and more.
Sage Construction Project Center
Sage Construction Project Center allows project team members to easily collaborate and share information so they can keep the project moving forward—on time and on budget.
Sage Estimating not only helps contractors create bids with quick precision—it is uniquely built to integrate. Working with leading accounting solutions from Sage, it unites all phases of the project lifecycle, eliminating redundant data entry and reducing errors.
Sage Service Operations
Sage Service Operations is a cloud-based service management solution that streamlines field-to-office-to-client communication and integrates with Sage accounting solutions, so you can focus on delivering excellent customer service.
SureCount takeoff software addresses the unique material counting and measuring needs of electrical and low voltage contractors. SureCount will dramatically improve the way you estimate and increase your ability to takeoff more projects in less time.
44 Riel Drive, Suite 240
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z8 Canada
P: +1 800.387.8665 www.toolhound.com
Save time and money with ToolHound’s tool and equipment management solution. ToolHound’s easy-to-use inventory system allows you to quickly and accurately check out and return tools, equipment, and consumables from your toolroom to the jobsite.
The Verified Network
The Verified Network is a unique subcontractor management platform and network that integrates directly with your Pantera plan room. Subs in the network have their qualifications professionally verified and constantly maintained providing unparalled risk management benefits.
Viewpoint for Estimating
Rely on Viewpoint For Estimating software to quickly and accurately takeoff, estimate, and bid projects for best profit. Experience seamless workflow and reduced data entry, and efficiently figure out costs using pre-built and customizable databases.
Vista by Viewpoint
Vista by Viewpoint is an integrated, comprehensive ERP solution with capabilities for Accounting/HR, Project Management, Project Collaboration, Mobile, Estimating, Content Management, and Service Management. It scales easily and integrates with all key third-party software.
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