Note: This content was published in November 2015.
According to a recent Software Advice report, 52 percent of today’s construction software buyers are transitioning from paper-based to software-based project management methods.
Construction software helps contractors reduce errors and time spent on administrative work, thereby improving profit margins. Key capabilities include:
- Digital takeoff
- Document control
- Automated materials lists
Whether replacing existing construction software or implementing it for the first time, one of the first questions buyers ask is: What are the most popular construction products out there?
To answer this question, we’ve ranked construction products by overall popularity, allowing buyers to see which are the most popular construction software solutions across a range of business models and sizes:
To arrive at the rankings above, we analyzed vendors according to the following metrics:
Adoption rate: This factor reflects the number of people using the product on at least a weekly basis. We conducted an original survey of software users to gather this data. We weighted user adoption level the most in calculating overall scores for products.
Online searches for brand: This factor reflects the number of times the product name and related phrases are searched in Google per month. We weighted this factor more than social followers, but less than user adoption.
Social followers: This factor reflects the number of people who’ve “liked” or “followed” the accounts of the vendor on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We weighted this factor significantly less than the other two factors.
This popularity ranking reflects comprehensive, all-purpose solutions with real traction in the market. But since popularity is a vague term, we came up with a methodology for assessing it. The most important factors in our popularity score: number of users, search traffic and social followers.
Based on Number of Users: Top 10 Construction Software Products
Based on Monthly Search Volume: Top 10 Construction Software Products
Top 10 Construction Software Vendors
by Number of Social Followers
|Sage 100 Contractor||301,890|
|Vista by Viewpoint||5,854|
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The detailed methodology for this report can be found here.