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Procore is among the most flexible construction project management solutions. It provides tools for contractors, subcontractors, builders and more. It offers features for scheduling, activity logging and contract management.
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Procore is among the most flexible construction project management solutions. It provides tools for contractors, subcontractors, builders and more. It offers features for scheduling, activity logging and contract management.
 
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This web-based solution empowers small- and medium-sized home builders and remodelers with tools for scheduling and project and contact management. Buildertrend is also a five-time Constructech Top Product award winner.
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This web-based solution empowers small- and medium-sized home builders and remodelers with tools for scheduling and project and contact management. Buildertrend is also a five-time Constructech Top Product award winner.
 
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This web-based project management software empowers builders and remodelers with tools for increasing efficiency and productivity. Co-Construct includes scheduling, documentation and client communication features.
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This web-based project management software empowers builders and remodelers with tools for increasing efficiency and productivity. Co-Construct includes scheduling, documentation and client communication features.
 
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PlanGrid provides web-based standalone project management software for the construction industry. The software was developed to be used by companies who work in real estate development, engineering, home building, and more. Among the... Read More
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PlanGrid provides web-based standalone project management software for the construction industry. The software was developed to be used by companies who work in real estate development, engineering, home building, and more. Among the... Read More
 
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e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution for capital projects that provides performance data across the project lifecycle. Facility owners can track business processes with centralized project information,... Read More
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e-Builder is a cloud-based construction program management solution for capital projects that provides performance data across the project lifecycle. Facility owners can track business processes with centralized project information,... Read More

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CMiC Professional’s construction project management software is designed to help construction professionals manage projects from beginning to end, with features such as document control to keep project documents organized.
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CMiC Professional’s construction project management software is designed to help construction professionals manage projects from beginning to end, with features such as document control to keep project documents organized.
 
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Able to connect every construction project member through any device using a unique social design, RedTeam offers a Web-based solution fit for every step in the construction project management process.
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Able to connect every construction project member through any device using a unique social design, RedTeam offers a Web-based solution fit for every step in the construction project management process.
 
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eSUB is a mobile application and cloud-based project management solution that helps commercial subcontractors across various trades to manage day-to-day operations. eSUB offers tools to connect filed workers with office managers and... Read More
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eSUB is a mobile application and cloud-based project management solution that helps commercial subcontractors across various trades to manage day-to-day operations. eSUB offers tools to connect filed workers with office managers and... Read More
 
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This SaaS project management tool increases productivity and efficiency during every step in the building / design process. Paskr helps users eliminate rework, reduce errors and prevent scope creep. It also is quick to implement.
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This SaaS project management tool increases productivity and efficiency during every step in the building / design process. Paskr helps users eliminate rework, reduce errors and prevent scope creep. It also is quick to implement.
 
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HCSS HeavyJob is an on-premise construction project management solution complete with contract management and document control functionality, along with integration capabilities with many different accounting systems.
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HCSS HeavyJob is an on-premise construction project management solution complete with contract management and document control functionality, along with integration capabilities with many different accounting systems.

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Built with small companies in mind, JobNimbus is a Web-based construction CRM and project management suite that is accessible on tablets and smartphones and features functionality for document sharing, task management and more.
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Built with small companies in mind, JobNimbus is a Web-based construction CRM and project management suite that is accessible on tablets and smartphones and features functionality for document sharing, task management and more.
 
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PM Vitals is a project management solution for the construction industry. It is suitable for midsize to large companies and offers both cloud-based and on-premise deployments. PM Vitals offers a number of interchangeable modules to... Read More
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PM Vitals is a project management solution for the construction industry. It is suitable for midsize to large companies and offers both cloud-based and on-premise deployments. PM Vitals offers a number of interchangeable modules to... Read More
 
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B2W Track is a web and mobile-based solution from B2W Software (formerly BID2Win) for heavy civil construction field tracking and analysis. Accessible via any web browser, B2W Track allows immediate capture and communication of field... Read More
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B2W Track is a web and mobile-based solution from B2W Software (formerly BID2Win) for heavy civil construction field tracking and analysis. Accessible via any web browser, B2W Track allows immediate capture and communication of field... Read More
 
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Aconex is a SaaS and mobile platform for managing information and processes between companies on complex construction and engineering projects. Several functions include document management, workflow automation, bid management, issue... Read More
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Aconex is a SaaS and mobile platform for managing information and processes between companies on complex construction and engineering projects. Several functions include document management, workflow automation, bid management, issue... Read More
 
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Prolog is a well-known project management system from Meridian Systems. It has been used by 5,000+ firms and consistently receives industry technology awards. It's a good fit for large general contractors and several other trades.
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Prolog is a well-known project management system from Meridian Systems. It has been used by 5,000+ firms and consistently receives industry technology awards. It's a good fit for large general contractors and several other trades.

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From pre-construction, through construction, to post-completion, Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) provides collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams, including owners, architects, engineers,... Read More
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From pre-construction, through construction, to post-completion, Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) provides collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams, including owners, architects, engineers,... Read More
 
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PMWeb offers construction project managers a variety of tools for managing assets, schedules, costs, forms and workflow. This Web-based or on-premise software is specialized to serve building owners and construction managers.
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PMWeb offers construction project managers a variety of tools for managing assets, schedules, costs, forms and workflow. This Web-based or on-premise software is specialized to serve building owners and construction managers.
 
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DTC Construction Software from Digital Time Capture helps contractors track labor, material, and equipment information from the field. It's designed for industrial construction, and can be used by electrical, mechanical, HVAC, piping,... Read More
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DTC Construction Software from Digital Time Capture helps contractors track labor, material, and equipment information from the field. It's designed for industrial construction, and can be used by electrical, mechanical, HVAC, piping,... Read More
 
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Sage Construction Project Center is a web-based, mobile-friendly project management platform that helps project team members collaborate effectively. Owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and other team members can use Sage... Read More
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Sage Construction Project Center is a web-based, mobile-friendly project management platform that helps project team members collaborate effectively. Owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and other team members can use Sage... Read More
 
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BuildBinder is a multi-user collaborative application designed to manage the entire scope of a construction project, from initial design and funding to close-out and hand-off. The system uses the term “CIMS (Construction Information... Read More
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FrontRunners for Construction Project Management, February 2017

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What Is the FrontRunners Quadrant?

A Graphic of the Top-Performing Construction Project Management Products

FrontRunners quadrants highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. All products in the quadrant are top performers. Small businesses can use FrontRunners to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them.

To create this quadrant, we evaluated over 235 construction project management (PM) products. Those with the top scores for their capability and value made the quadrant.

Scores are based largely on reviews from real software users, along with other product performance details (e.g., what features they offer, how many customers they have).

Is One Quadrant Better Than the Others?

Nope, Products in Any Quadrant May Fit Your Needs

Every product in this quadrant offers a balance of capability (how much the products can do) and value (whether they’re worth their price/cost) that makes them stand out in the race for small business software success.

FrontRunners has four sub-quadrants:

  • Upper Right = Leaders: Leaders are all-around strong products. They offer a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers. These products are considered highly valuable by customers.
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  • Upper Left = Masters: Masters may focus more heavily on certain key features or market segments than Leaders do. If you need a more specialized set of functionality without bells and whistles, then a product in the Masters quadrant might be right for you.
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  • Lower Right = Pacesetters: Pacesetters may offer a strong set of features, but are not rated as highly on value. For example, a Pacesetter might offer greater functionality, but cost more.
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  • Lower Left = Contenders: Contenders may focus on a more specialized set of capabilities that are priced at a higher point. This makes them ideal for companies willing to pay more for specific features that meet their unique needs.

Depending on the specific needs of a software buyer, a product in any of these sub-quadrants could be a good fit.

Why? To even be considered for this FrontRunners, a product had to meet a minimum user rating score of 3.0 for both capability and value. This means that all products that qualify as FrontRunners are top-performing products in their market. They appear in the quadrant in relation to how their peers performed.

For some buyers, a specific FrontRunners sub-quadrant might be best. For example, all the products on the quadrant meet our minimum market criteria (in this case, at least three of the following: bid management, project scheduling, document control, job costing and change orders). But products in the Pacesetters and Leaders may offer additional features, such as timesheets, customer relationship management or incident reporting. Meanwhile, products in the Contenders and Masters sub-quadrants may focus more on the core functionality.

You can download the full FrontRunners for Construction Project Management report here. It contains individual scorecards for each product on the Frontrunners quadrant.

How Are FrontRunners Products Selected?

Products Are Scored Based on User Reviews and Other Data

You can find the full FrontRunners methodology here, but the gist is that products are scored in two areas, Capability and Value.

To be considered at all, products must have at least 10 reviews and meet minimum user rating scores. They also have to offer a core set of functionality—for example, to place on the construction PM FRQ a product has to offer at least three of the following: bid management, project scheduling, document control, job costing and change orders.

From there, user reviews and other product performance details, such as the product's customer base and the features it offers, dictate the Capability and Value scores. Capability is plotted on the x-axis, and Value is plotted on the y-axis.

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Runners Up

Providers listed as Runners Up were eligible for inclusion in the FrontRunners quadrant, including having 10+ product reviews, but their value or capability axis score was not high enough for positioning on the FrontRunners quadrant.


Buyer's Guide

by Eileen O'Loughlin,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: May 27, 2017


Most construction managers know the names Primavera and Prolog, but there are more than 100 additional project management programs on the market. There are systems for general contractors, subcontractors, building owners and construction managers. Some are sophisticated enterprise-class systems, while others are simple solutions for the solo construction manager. We’ve put this comparison guide together to help make sense of this fragmented market.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Functionality in Project Management
Construction Project Management Software UserView | 2014
Common Features of Construction Project Management Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits and Potential Issues
Market Trends to Understand

Functionality Included in Project Management Applications

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Sure, but with the right systems in place, construction managers can deliver more projects on-time and on-budget. And that’s exactly what construction project management software is designed to do, among other things.

The core of a top project management system is its document control module for change orders, submittals, transmittals and requests for information (RFIs). To make collaborating easier, many vendors offer Cloud construction document management software to allow managers and other team members to access mission critical documents anywhere with an Internet connection.

Other core modules include budgeting, cost control, critical path method (CPM) scheduling and punch list management. More advanced systems will include modules for bid solicitation, procurement, online plan rooms, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) tracking and photo and sitecam management. The functionality map and table below it can help you understand the specifics of what these applications do.

Construction Project Management Software Functionality

Construction Software BuyerView | 2014

In 2013, Software Advice spoke to thousands of buyers evaluating new construction software. We recently analyzed our interactions to learn what criteria buyers use to make purchasing decisions.

We found:

    1. The primary reason buyers evaluate construction software is to increase efficiency.
    2. Project management and estimating are the most-requested applications.
    3. A vast majority of buyers (78 percent) don’t have a deployment preference.

For more insights from our survey, including insights from technology leader Steven Mulka, founding partner of SIS Software and member of the Association of General Contractors (AGC) IT Steering committee, check out our Construction Software BuyerView | 2014.

Common Features of Construction Project Management Software

Module What it Does
Change orders Tracks all change orders submitted across projects and updates the budget to reflect the most recent costs.
RFI & submittals Tracks time and date of RFIs and submittals and whether a response has been sent/received.
Document control Archives all project documents to facilitate collaboration and keep everyone updated on the most recent plans.
Project scheduling Assists with planning tasks (and when they need to be completed) in order to keep a project running smoothly.
Equipment & resources Helps allocate how a firm’s equipment and other resources (e.g., labor) are used across projects.
Bid proposals Helps solicit and track bids from subcontractors to find the right team for your projects.
Transmittals Stores a record of communications sent or received between all parties involved for future reference.
Purchase orders Logs all items purchased over the course of working on a project to track and manage expenses.
Job costing & budgeting Monitors current costs against the budget to track the cost to completion.

When evaluating systems, it’s important to dig into the features each program offers. For instance, you’ll likely want to assess the project dashboard of each package you look at to make sure that the key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics important to managing your projects are front and center. Of course, you’ll also want to know how customizable this dashboard is so you can adapt it to your unique business needs.

Procore Software Project Overview Dashboard
Project management dashboard from Procore
 

Once you decide which features you need, you have a choice between buying best-of-breed (i.e., standalone) systems or implementing applications available within a full-suite construction software offering. Best-of-breed systems generally offer more sophisticated functionality and allow managers to implement the system faster without depending on other departments, like accounting. Meanwhile, full-suite programs offer tighter integration between the project management application and the valuable financial data stored in accounting and job costing application. You can also choose between proprietary, open-source or free construction project management software based on your technology needs.

Of course, it's also important to select a trade-specific system to fit the firm's needs. For instance, an architectural firm should evaluate architectural project management software and engineering firms should evaluate software developed specifically for engineering firms. Finally, buyers can choose between software as a service (SaaS), or “Web-based,” systems and on-premise systems.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before you dive into the details of a particular vendor offering—and start reading project management software reviews—you will want to identify yourself as one of the buyer types we’ve detailed below. Most buyers fall into one of these groups:

General contractors. These buyers are looking for robust functionality that will help them track costs, manage documents and in many cases, schedule the project. Project managers at these GCs will seek best-of-breed solutions, while C-level executives may push for integrated construction management and accounting suites. Example vendors: Maxwell ProContractorMX CPM, Paskr, Primavera, Procore, Prolog, Sage.

Building owners. These buyers manage a portfolio of capital projects, and keep tabs on the timing and costs of all projects in in aggregate. They seek best-of-breed program and portfolio management systems that enforce accountability for all parties, while encouraging collaboration over the Web. Example vendors: Aconex, eadoc, e-Builder, Expesite, Paskr, PMWeb, Primavera, Procore, Prolog, Sage.

Independent construction managers. Construction managers require advanced construction project software functionality that includes budgeting, costing and document control. However, smaller managers may not have the resources to deploy enterprise class CPM systems. These buyers will do well with SaaS systems or independent desktop licenses. Example vendors: Paskr, PMWeb, Primavera, Procore, Prolog.

Sub contractors. These buyers approach managing projects from the standpoint of maximizing their crew’s performance, while minimizing liability. This requires subcontractor project management software with scheduling functionality to make sure the right crew is on the right job at the right time. Document control is critical to create a “paper trail” on change orders, transmittals, RFIs and other documents. Example vendors: ConstructJob, eSub, JobTrac, Primavera, Procore, Project DocControl.

If you're looking for software to manage projects outside of construction, please review our project management software guide.

Benefits and Potential Issues

Project management software is almost an imperative for mid- to large-size builds as it’s difficult to grapple with the sheer volume of information that accompanies these projects. Of course, most firms stand to benefit from investing in software to automate some of their processes.

Firms that implement and make use of these systems stand to realize the following benefits.

Improved accountability. The document control capabilities within a system create a virtual paper trail for plans, change orders, submittals and transmittals. This minimizes the finger pointing often plagues troubled projects. As a result, it helps minimize liability and can change the behavior of participants to keep projects moving efficiently.

Financial visibility. With a budgeting and cost control module is in place, the manager will have far greater insight into actual costs relative to estimates, as well as the likely cost to complete the project. If the system is integrated to accounting and job costing systems, the data will be even more accurate and offer valuable financial insights.

Improved collaboration. The Web-based nature of modern systems are allowing team members to work together more closely. Specifically, parties can review and mark up plans, submit RFIs and receive responses—all over the Web in a single, secure repository.

The primary challenges that arise from deploying these solutions center around adoption and data entry/integration. The value of a system tends to increase as more users are added. Each new user improves the level of collaboration, and reinforces accountability. As a result, it is critical that a broad set of users—inside and outside the company—adopt the system.

Too often individuals shun new systems and stick to historical manual methods, like Excel spreadsheets or legacy desktop applications. Ensuring adoption starts with involving a broad set of users in the selection process. Too often individual managers evaluate systems without executive and peer buy-in and this will limit the successful adoption of these systems from the onset.

But as the IT industry adage goes, “garbage in, garbage out.” The technology will only produce results that are as good as the quality of the data that is entered into the system. This is particularly true when it comes to financial data. Sophisticated buyers will seek to integrate their project management and job costing systems.

Market Trends to Understand

These market trends should be considered as you select a software product and vendor.

Software as a Service (SaaS). SaaS, or cloud-based software, is prevalent in this market. There is a substantial need for improved collaboration between participants, and Web-based construction tools make that possible. That, and the cost and ease-of-implementation benefits of SaaS have made Web-based systems very popular. Most systems are now SaaS or Web-enabled and we recommend that buyers seriously evaluate these systems.

Mobile applications. The nature of construction requires that managers spend time in the field, and those managers want to stay connected to their software applications. As a result, there is huge demand for construction apps. The booming popularity of smartphones and iPads is accelerating this trend. Pay close attention to the mobile apps available, and platforms supported, for each vendor.

LEED credit tracking. LEED certification is increasingly popular, but requires diligent LEED tracking during construction. More and more systems are offering LEED tracking applications. These automate detailed tracking of points required to achieve certification. Firms that will be building to LEED standards should carefully evaluate the LEED tracking capabilities of the software products they consider.

Improved offerings from full-suite vendors. Traditionally there has been a trade-off between the deep feature set available from best-of-breed vendors and the seamless integration that results from implementing an integrated suite. In the last few years, a number of full-suite vendors have released stronger applications that can hold their own against best-of-breed solutions.

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