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Buildertrend logo
 
Buildertrend offers a web-based program that is easy for small and mid-sized residential contractors to use. Customers can also add in functionality for project or customer management as well.
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Buildertrend offers a web-based program that is easy for small and mid-sized residential contractors to use. Customers can also add in functionality for project or customer management as well.
 
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Procore offers project scheduling as part of their integrated suite of applications for project management. The systems helps keep team members of the latest project schedules while tracking revision histories.
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Procore offers project scheduling as part of their integrated suite of applications for project management. The systems helps keep team members of the latest project schedules while tracking revision histories.
 
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Co-construct is designed for the residential remodeling and custom home construction segments. Their project scheduling system allows firms to manage labor, resource and equipment schedules to improve project planning.
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Co-construct is designed for the residential remodeling and custom home construction segments. Their project scheduling system allows firms to manage labor, resource and equipment schedules to improve project planning.
 
Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) logo
 
Sage 100 Contractor’s (formerly Master Builder) cloud-based capabilities, low price point and ease of integration into other programs suits small to midsize construction companies looking for a project scheduling solution.
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Sage 100 Contractor’s (formerly Master Builder) cloud-based capabilities, low price point and ease of integration into other programs suits small to midsize construction companies looking for a project scheduling solution.
 
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RedTeam is a commercial construction project management solution suited for midsize commercial construction companies. It is a cloud application developed by contractors to manage pre-construction, construction, as well as project... Read More
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RedTeam is a commercial construction project management solution suited for midsize commercial construction companies. It is a cloud application developed by contractors to manage pre-construction, construction, as well as project... Read More

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ComputerEase is designed to help firms across construction trades such as concrete, earthwork and electrical improve their project scheduling. The system is best-suited for small to mid-sized construction firms.
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ComputerEase is designed to help firms across construction trades such as concrete, earthwork and electrical improve their project scheduling. The system is best-suited for small to mid-sized construction firms.
 
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Spectrum by Dexter + Chaney is designed to help contractors schedule people and tasks. It is a Web-based solution, but if an Internet connection is unavailable, it offers mobile device apps for time tracking and other tasks.
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Spectrum by Dexter + Chaney is designed to help contractors schedule people and tasks. It is a Web-based solution, but if an Internet connection is unavailable, it offers mobile device apps for time tracking and other tasks.
 
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FOUNDATION for Windows includes a module for scheduling projects that uses familiar Gantt Charts and horizontal bar charts to visualize the project schedule and due dates. The system can also includes detailed and summary reports.
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FOUNDATION for Windows includes a module for scheduling projects that uses familiar Gantt Charts and horizontal bar charts to visualize the project schedule and due dates. The system can also includes detailed and summary reports.
 
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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 field 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 field workers with office managers and... Read More
 
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Jonas Enterprise is an award-winning, on-premise construction management solution. Project scheduling is integrated with other core applications and is best-suited for mid-sized businesses in almost every construction segment.
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Jonas Enterprise is an award-winning, on-premise construction management solution. Project scheduling is integrated with other core applications and is best-suited for mid-sized businesses in almost every construction segment.

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Paskr is a complete project management solution that oversees all details from concept to closeout. This flexible SaaS solution updates projects and budgets in real-time and offers centralized data and mobile applications.
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Paskr is a complete project management solution that oversees all details from concept to closeout. This flexible SaaS solution updates projects and budgets in real-time and offers centralized data and mobile applications.
 
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CMiC offers a fully integrated ERP system that caters to the needs to builders, design teams, and architects across the construction industry. The solution can be deployed locally on a server, or hosted in the cloud, and offers modules... Read More
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CMiC offers a fully integrated ERP system that caters to the needs to builders, design teams, and architects across the construction industry. The solution can be deployed locally on a server, or hosted in the cloud, and offers modules... Read More
 
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UDA ConstructionSuite supports construction managers in more than 60 countries. Their project scheduling application incorporates critical path tools to prioritize project tasks and remind team members of the next task to complete
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UDA ConstructionSuite supports construction managers in more than 60 countries. Their project scheduling application incorporates critical path tools to prioritize project tasks and remind team members of the next task to complete
 
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Contractor's Cloud is an online sales and lead management software for contractors, providing a variety of features including lead management, estimating, work order scheduling, material order scheduling, commission tracking, invoicing,... Read More
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Contractor's Cloud is an online sales and lead management software for contractors, providing a variety of features including lead management, estimating, work order scheduling, material order scheduling, commission tracking, invoicing,... Read More
 
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Sage Estimating is an on-premise based construction estimating software designed specifically to serve contractors and sub-contractors in construction and real estate industries of all sizes. The solution provides interactive tools... Read More
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Sage Estimating is an on-premise based construction estimating software designed specifically to serve contractors and sub-contractors in construction and real estate industries of all sizes. The solution provides interactive tools... Read More

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PMWeb is fairly unique in enabling buyers to purchase only the applications they need. Companies looking for straightforward scheduling program can implement PMWeb and add on additional project management features over time.
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PMWeb is fairly unique in enabling buyers to purchase only the applications they need. Companies looking for straightforward scheduling program can implement PMWeb and add on additional project management features over time.
 
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UDA Technologies’ ConstructionOnline offers a web-based, integrated approach to project management, project scheduling, and customer management. Designed for emerging construction businesses in the homebuilding and remodeling industries,... Read More
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UDA Technologies’ ConstructionOnline offers a web-based, integrated approach to project management, project scheduling, and customer management. Designed for emerging construction businesses in the homebuilding and remodeling industries,... 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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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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Kosmas by DocuWrx is a cloud-based construction management solution that connects the office to the field utilizing mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and virtually any other Internet-connected device. Customizable with over 80 modules,... Read More
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Kosmas by DocuWrx is a cloud-based construction management solution that connects the office to the field utilizing mobile devices, tablets, desktops, and virtually any other Internet-connected device. Customizable with over 80 modules,... Read More
 
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an on-premise solution that helps fulfill job costing, project management and accounting needs. It suits companies with an annual revenue of at least $5 million.
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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is an on-premise solution that helps fulfill job costing, project management and accounting needs. It suits companies with an annual revenue of at least $5 million.
 

Buyer's Guide

by Eileen O'Loughlin,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 8, 2017


Contractors’ views on project scheduling—and the contractor scheduling software that supports the process—vary widely. Some view scheduling as a necessary evil to satisfy the building owner’s need for control. Others view it as an important discipline for delivering work on-time and on-budget. Typically, the larger and more complex the job, the more important scheduling becomes to both the contractor and the owner. Generally speaking, as jobs get more complex, job scheduling software for contractors becomes more important.

Regardless, scheduling tools available on the market range from a small desktop construction scheduling program to sophisticated multi-user systems integrated within broader project management systems. This guide attempts to parse through these offerings for the construction scheduling software buyer. 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Construction Scheduling Software?
What Type of Buyer Are You?
The Vendor Landscape
Benefits of Project Scheduling
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Construction Scheduling Software?

Construction job scheduling software supports management of labor, resource, material and equipment schedules. These programs allow a user to define phases and tasks, and then match them with the labor, materials and resources required to complete each task and phase. Of course, labor and resources introduce constraints and dependencies, which in turn affect the schedule and completion date. Construction schedule software runs complex calculations “under the hood” to account for these dependencies and constantly recalculate the project schedule. 

Screenshot of Buildertrend user dashboard

 

Screenshot of Buildertrend user dashboard

Most project scheduling applications make use of the critical path method (CPM)—an algorithm that calculates the minimum amount of time required to complete a project based on required tasks and dependencies. The user interface is typically visualized through a Gantt chart, which displays each task as a line item, and then illustrates its duration and order with horizontal bars. More sophisticated functionality includes network diagrams, percent completion graphs and what-if scenario planning. 

What Type of Buyer Are You?

When evaluating the best scheduling software vendors, it helps to identify yourself with one of the specific types of buyers we see in the market:

Major project scheduler. These buyers are focused almost exclusively on scheduling and are fully embracing the need to automate this function. Their schedules are extremely detailed, and they run multiple scenarios. They are often interested in sophisticated functionality like earned value analysis. These buyers will be best off with best-of-breed systems with enterprise-class capabilities. 

Project manager. This type of buyer may also be a sophisticated scheduler, but is also concerned with other construction management functions, like cost control and document management. As a result, they prefer to use the scheduling application offered within their construction management system. Typically, they also want to publish some or all of the schedule to other participants over the Web. 

Desktop scheduler. These buyers value planning and create fairly sophisticated schedules, but do not have the same multi-user requirements. Their needs can be met with straightforward residential construction scheduling software for desktops, such as Microsoft Project or VirtualBoss.

Calendar manager. Some buyers just don’t need to create complex schedules. They may manage smaller, less complex projects, or they may prefer to manage “by the seat of their pants.” In these cases, a simple calendar application may suffice. Most solutions will include a calendar, which will address these buyers’ needs. There are also options on the market that provide construction scheduling software free of charge. 

The Vendor Landscape

The next step in selecting construction project scheduling software is to map your buyer type to the top-rated vendors that serve the market.  

This type of buyer... Should evaluate these systems
Major project scheduler Oracle Primavera P6
Project manager e-Builder, HeadsUp, Oracle Primavera P6, PMWeb, Procore
Desktop scheduler Microsoft Project, VirtualBoss
Calendar manager Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar

Benefits of Project Scheduling

As we mentioned above, there is often some debate over the value of developing schedules—field supervisors sometimes find them burdensome, while most managers and owners view them as critical. We concur that schedules are very important, and we see the following benefits:

  • Better planning. The scheduling process requires managers to consider their phases, tasks, resources and labor in greater detail. Managing this activity simply leads to more thoughtful planning. 
  • Faster time to completion. When properly scheduled, projects can be completed faster by removing bottlenecks, such as when the workforce waits on a prior phase to be completed.   
  • Lower costs. By more effectively scheduling resources, project managers can reduce costs. For example, a job requiring the rental of a crane can rent that crane for fewer days if its tasks are scheduled more closely together and all materials and labor are scheduled to make most efficient use of that resource. 
  • Improved accountability. When things go wrong, it helps to have a record of what was originally planned. This way all parties can identify what factors caused bottlenecks and assign responsibility accordingly. 

Market Trends to Understand

There are a few market trends that are playing out in construction project scheduling application market. Here are a couple that you should understand:

The move to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Project schedule software is a subset of project management systems, which vendors are offering in the SaaS model more frequently. In the SaaS model, the vendor hosts and maintains the servers, database and code for the application. This significantly reduces the upfront investment in a system.

Development of mobile functionality. In an industry where many employees spend a significant amount of time out at a jobsite, developing mobile construction scheduling programs is an area of increasing focus. With 58 percent of adults in the United States owning smartphones and tablet adoption growing, some vendors are focusing on building native functionality for the iPhone, iPad and Android-enabled devices. Of course, Web-based options are also accessible via the device’s web browser even if a vendor has not developed native functionality. There is also a growing number of third-party free construction scheduling software apps to help improve contractor scheduling.

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