When technology providers partner construction companies benefit. Integrated software offerings allow contractors to increase efficiencies in the backoffice. Case in point: Sharing estimating and digital-takeoff data with ERP (enterprise-resource planning) and accounting software can enable contractors to win more projects and more efficiently manage processes.

One recent construction-technology partnership comes from On Center Software, www.oncenter.com, The Woodlands, Texas, and Viewpoint Construction Software, www.viewpointcs.com, Portland, Ore.

Together the companies will allow contractors to integrate data from On Center Software’s estimating and digital-takeoff technology with Viewpoint Construction Software’s ERP and accounting system, enabling construction firms to better manage labor, material flow, budgets, and schedules.

The Development Partner Program from Viewpoint Construction Software meets the growing need in the software world for vendors to work more closely together. The outcome for the construction industry means improved efficiencies across different areas of the construction business.

Angelo Castelli, vice president of operations, On Center Software, says, “Working together we deliver increasing bid-win rates for our customer and then better management of the jobs they do win.”

This announcement follows a long line of announcements from Viewpoint Construction Software about new technology providers joining it software development program, including McCormick Systems, www.mccormicksys.com, Chandler, Ariz., Hard Dollar, www.harddollar.com, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Quote Software, www.quotesoft.com, Eugene, Ore.

As the construction industry is looking for new ways to increase efficiencies, technology partnerships such as this will enable contractors to better manage business procedures.