Construction companies must make their resources count. In the construction industry, the most useful software solutions streamline multiple business processes. When working with more than one system, integration is a key to success.

Core business functions across a construction company may include everything from CRM (customer-relationship management) and operations, to sales and financials. Finding a single application that can address inefficiencies in multiple processes often results in a favorable ROI (return on investment).

One company that offers a multifaceted solution is Corecon Technologies, www.corecon.com, Huntington Beach, Calif., which provides software for the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry.

Its flagship product, Corecon V7, features estimating, job-cost budgeting, and project management, among other capabilities. The Web-based solution is compatible with smartphones and tablets, allowing critical information to be accessed by those who need it at anytime and from anywhere.

The company offers CoreconLink, a series of add-on products that, when downloaded from within Corecon V7, enable seamless integration with other software packages such as Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks, Sage Simply Accounting, and just announced—SAP Business One.

Corecon’s announcement that its CoreconLink 8.0 solution has achieved certified integration with the SAP’s, www.sap.com, Walldorf, Germany, Business One application means all project financials entered into Corecon V7 can now be transferred to the business-management application. This can help reduce error due to duplicate data entry and enforce consistency across an entire organization.

By providing the means to integrate software features with other software solutions, technology providers such as Corecon are giving construction professionals the tools they need to be as productive as possible on and off the jobsite.