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Last updated: September 27, 2014

Top 10 Most Reviewed Capital Program & Portfolio Management Software Systems

 
Procore Procore's SaaS project management system addresses the needs of GCs as well as construction managers and building owners. Its per-project pricing model offers suitable options for both small and large capital programs.
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Owner InSite Owner Insite was built from the ground up for owners and construction managers needing tight management of capital construction projects. The web-based system can be used by small and large companies. Supports Mac and PC.
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CMiC Open Enterprise v10x CMiC’s program & portfolio management software is a web-based solution for businesses with at least $10 million in revenue. The system allows construction firms to manage capital projects with features such as document control.
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EADOC EADOC's primary focus is in the capital construction management market. The web-based project management system is in use by several state municipalities, airports, and utility/water districts across the United States.
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PMWeb PMWeb focuses primarily on building owners and construction management firms managing more than $25 million in annual construction. Notable clients include the Connecticut's Department of Public Works and Harvard University.
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Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon) is a well-known ERP system that supports the unique needs of construction companies. In addition to project management, it features material management, job costing, billing and more.
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FACS Project Controller & Project Inspector The capital program & portfolio management software from Field Automated Communication Systems (FACS) is a web-based, mobile-enabled system geared toward AEC industry professionals at companies of all sizes.
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Prolog Prolog has long been one of the leaders in construction project management software, and is especially popular among building owners and construction managers. The system is available on-premise and web-based.
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AccuBuild AccuBuild offers a best-of-breed construction project management system for capital projects. It provides document control, contract management, a program dashboard and more. Available as an on-premise or web-based system.
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HIKUU Cloud The web-based HIKUU Cloud construction accounting software offers tools like a general ledger and billing tracking to accounts receivable and payable. A real-time reporting feature gives users a clear view of important data.
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Buyer's Guide

Program and portfolio management software helps building owners and construction managers coordinate their management of capital projects. These managers are focused on applying a uniform set of standards for project control and building standards (i.e., LEED certification) to a large portfolio of construction projects. Of course, standards and processes may change over time, requiring a flexible program management system. While detailed task management will often be left to general contractors, building owners and construction managers will want to maintain a single view of progress across all projects using a purpose-built program management system.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

 

What is Capital Program & Portfolio Management Software?
What Type of Buyer Are You?
The Software Buyer Landscape

Market Trends to Understand
Benefits & Potential Issues

What is Capital Program & Portfolio Management Software?

Capital program management refers to the supervision over the vast amount of information associated with capital construction projects. Distinct from generic project management utilities, capital program and portfolio management software is geared to meet the needs of building owner/operators and construction managers, rather than contractors, architects, or engineers. To that end, it tends to focus less on scheduling and hands-on details, and more on the broad-level overview of the projects and the portfolio cycles.

Capital program management software may include bid management, takeoff, or cost estimating capabilities, but more likely it will have some or all of the following critical features to facilitate portfolio management: document control, tracking of multiple projects, reporting, communication between managers and contractors, work order and inventory management, and - depending on the needs of the user - accounting and/or customer relationship management.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Because there are dozens of different vendors that specialize in program management software, and costs and functionality vary tremendously, it’s important to identify your individual needs in order to narrow the field. One way to do this is to identify yourself as a certain type of buyer based on the functions you’re performing. Most buyers fall into one of these groups:

Before looking at the details of various systems, identify yourself with one of the buyer types outlined below. Most buyers fall into one of these groups:

  • Full suite. These buyers will be using the software across all levels of their company, from the owner through all the management offices and possibly including the field contractors as well. Because they’re sharing data between multiple different job functions, they need something that’s highly robust and integrates all of the different features a construction company would need.

  • Building owners. Building owners want quick access for an update on the status of all projects, as well as reporting, and other portfolio management capabilities.

  • Construction managers. Since construction managers are interfacing directly with contractors, project scheduling becomes more important, as well as the ability to share information between collaborators on a project. The software is also more likely to include features for construction takeoff and estimating.

  • Office managers & accountants. The accountants and administrators of a construction company, will want a solution that includes inventory, budgeting, payroll, and ledger control specifically designed for the construction industry. This is a highly competitive market within the program management field.

  • Customer relationship managers. Although CRM typically focuses on the sales and marketing side of customer interfacing, these solutions may also include customer service capabilities, including the ability to accept and process work orders from the customers.

The Software Vendor Landscape

Although the following list does not include all of the software vendors working in the capital program and portfolio management space, these top-rated programs will be a good fit for the indicated buyers.  

This type of buyer...Should evaluate these systems
Full Suite HeadsUp iCPM, Sage Project Lifecycle Management, Maxwell Systems, Paskr Project Management Suite
Building Owner HeadsUp iCPM, Sage Project Lifecycle Management, e-Builder, Oracle Primavera, PMWeb, Prolog, VisionPM, EADOC, Aconex, Proliance
Construction Manager Maxwell Systems, HeadsUp iCPM, Paskr Project Management Suite, BuilderTREND, Oracle Primavera, BuildTools, Procore, Sage Project Lifecycle Management, PMWeb
Office Manager/ Accountant JOBPOWER, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Budgetrac Real Estate Developer, COINS, SAP CREW All In One, Profitool
Customer Relationship Manager Contractor's Office, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage SalesLogix, Sales 1440, MSI Service Pro, BlueFolder

Market Trends to Understand

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

  • Business intelligence. Program management systems do more than simply recording action items and finances. Leveraging the lessons learned over hundreds of projects to standardize the management and distribution of information, leading capital program management software now often provides key insight into the performance of the firm and its projects.

  • Process automation. Any repetitive and time-consuming processes can often be expedited through automation, leaving the employees to work on more creative endeavors to improve business performance. Examples of potentially automated processes include budgeting, payroll, scheduling, reporting, and management of certain kinds of documents.

  • Software as a service. Almost all construction programs are moving from on-site solutions toward web-based programs charging a monthly or annual fee rather than a full software purchase or installation cost. This helps amortize the expense over time and eliminates the need for internal staff to manage any technical support, upgrades, or updates.

  • Improved offerings from full-suite vendors. Best-of-breed vendors offer deep feature sets in a specialized area, while integrated suites provide seamless connection among many applications. In the past, buyers have had to choose between one or the other, but in recent years, a number of full-suite vendors are upgrading their software so that they can compete against best-of-breed solutions in specialty functionality areas.

Benefits & Potential Issues

Capital program management software is designed for large companies that manage multiple projects simultaneously. These programs offer a number of benefits:

  • Better visibility. The biggest benefit of top capital program management software is the ability to see all of the data needed in order to manage the portfolio. Information is easily tracked and kept all in one place so it can be viewed and reported on with minimal effort.

  • Improved collaboration. Portfolio visibility, as well as scheduling and inventory management, requires managers to consider phases, tasks, resources, and labor. This leads to more thoughtful planning and faster project completion by removing bottlenecks and wasted inventory.

  • Better project management. Compared to an on-site software solution, a web-based construction management program will be far less expensive in terms of up-front costs. SaaS also eliminates the need for an IT infrastructure to manage upgrades and to get the product up and running when problems arise.

  • Improved profitability. More effectively scheduling and tracking resources and project status reduces costs on equipment rentals, resource sharing, and the time spent to manage projects, which cuts expenses, increases time available for sales activities, and overall increasing profits.



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