The 10 Most Popular Construction Software Products

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on November 19, 2015

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
  • Scheduling

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:

 
 Adoption rate    Online searches for brand   
Rank
Product
Combined Score
 
  • 1
    4.9
    5.0 
    5.0 
    3.6 
    • 26%
      Adoption rate
    • 18,100
      Online searchers for brand
    • 2,833
      Facebook followers
    • 3,469
      Twitter followers
    • 3,738
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 2
    4.4
    4.5 
    4.8 
    2.9 
    • 12%
      Adoption rate
    • 14,800
      Online searchers for brand
    • 11,152
      Facebook followers
    • 1,834
      Twitter followers
    • 783
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 3
    3.5
    4.1 
    1.2 
    2.5 
    • 8%
      Adoption rate
    • 90
      Online searchers for brand
    • 907
      Facebook followers
    • 1,296
      Twitter followers
    • 3,651
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 4
    3.5
    3.5 
    4.6 
    1.9 
    • 6%
      Adoption rate
    • 4,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 3,435
      Facebook followers
    • 7
      Twitter followers
    • 173
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 5
    3.7
    3.8 
    2.4 
    4.8 
    • 7%
      Adoption rate
    • 260
      Online searchers for brand
    • 369,867
      Facebook followers
    • 23,500
      Twitter followers
    • 71,204
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 6
    3.3
    3.5 
    3.4 
    2.1 
    • 6%
      Adoption rate
    • 880
      Online searchers for brand
    • 73
      Facebook followers
    • 719
      Twitter followers
    • 644
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 7
    2.8
    2.3 
    4.0 
    4.5 
    • 3%
      Adoption rate
    • 2,900
      Online searchers for brand
    • 38,593
      Facebook followers
    • 4,561
      Twitter followers
    • 14,410
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 8
    2.5
    2.7 
    2.2 
    1.7 
    • 4%
      Adoption rate
    • 210
      Online searchers for brand
    • 165
      Facebook followers
    • 227
      Twitter followers
    • 174
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 9
    2.3
    1.5 
    4.2 
    5.0 
    • 2%
      Adoption rate
    • 2,400
      Online searchers for brand
    • 725,417
      Facebook followers
    • 212,000
      Twitter followers
    • 138,757
      LinkedIn followers
     
  • 10
    4.8
    5.0 
    4.4 
    3.6 
    • 13%
      Adoption rate
    • 3,600
      Online searchers for brand
    • 928
      Facebook followers
    • 2,193
      Twitter followers
    • 2,931
      LinkedIn followers
     

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.

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 number of users

Based on Monthly Search Volume: Top 10 Construction Software Products

 

based on monthly search volume

Top 10 Construction Software Vendors
by Number of Social Followers

Constructware 1,035,650
Sage 100 Contractor 301,890
Primavera P6 57,564
BuilderTREND 13,769
Procore 10,040
Vista by Viewpoint 5,854
HCSS HeavyBid 5,679
Co-construct 3,013
Jonas Premier 1,281
UDA ConstructionSuite 532

 

If you have comments or would like to obtain access to any of the charts above, please contact janna@softwareadvice.com

The detailed methodology for this report can be found here.

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