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Procore is a cloud-based construction management software application that helps firms increase their project efficiency and accountability by providing streamlined project communication and documentation. Users are able to manage... Read more
Recent recommendations: 192 recommendations
PlanGrid is construction management solution built for general contractors, specialty contractors, design teams and owners. PlanGrid provides project teams with access to all project drawings and all related documents including specifications,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 69 recommendations
PASKR is a cloud-based construction management solution built for construction teams that enables users to bid, build, and track projects. PASKR helps to streamline back office and field operations. Users are able to access project-related... Read more
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Viewpoint Team is a cloud-based project management platform. The solution can be used as a standalone platform or integrated with Viewpoint’s ERP solutions. Team connects the back office with field operations and the extended project... Read more
Recent recommendations: 33 recommendations
Raken is a cloud-based reporting solution designed for the construction industry. It helps to keep track of construction projects and provides users with site updates in real time. Raken allows project managers to maintain daily work... 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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For 40+ years, CMiC has delivered enterprise software to general, specialty and heavy/highway contractors as well as project owners. The CMiC platform can be deployed as a multi-tenant SaaS solution, as a private Cloud (PaaS) or on-premise.... Read more
Recent recommendations: 18 recommendations
Roots is a cloud-based construction management solution designed for general contractors, government contractors and subcontractors of all sizes. It helps in estimating and work procurement, project management, accounting, progress... Read more
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PMWeb is a cloud-based solution geared toward construction project management. The solution is built on the Microsoft .NET technology and can be accessed via a web client anywhere with Internet access. PMWeb can serve real estate development,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 12 recommendations
Smartsheet is a work execution platform with a familiar spreadsheet-like interface that helps teams plan, track, and manage projects in real-time. The collaborative platform offers a range of project management tools, such as document... Read more
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HCSS HeavyJob is a job management solution that allows companies to manage employee time, budgets, job costs, and resources. Company crew leads can record time and materials information in the field using a laptop or mobile device.... 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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Bridgit is a field service and construction solution that is suitable for a wide variety of project types in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Bridgit offers a mobile app that can be used by various employees including... Read more
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Oracle Aconex is a cloud-based operation management solution for managing information and processes between companies on complex construction and engineering projects. Several functions include document management, workflow automation,... Read more
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Prolog by Trimble is a hybrid construction project management solution that provides construction firms of all sizes functionalities for office and field management, collaboration, cost control and purchasing. The solution can be deployed... Read more
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VPO Cloud CM Software is a cloud-based construction management solution offering construction teams a secure online platform for managing reviews of key design and construction documents like RFIs, submittals, change orders and more. Field... Read more
Recent recommendations: 1 recommendations
DTC Construction solution from Digital Time Capture helps contractors track labor, material, and equipment information from the field. It allows companies to invoice their clients accurately and enable receipt of undisputed payments.... Read more
ProjectTeam is a cloud-based construction project management solution that caters to businesses in the construction industry. Key features include requests for information (RFIs), drawing management, action forms, file management and... Read more
Recent recommendations: 17 recommendations
Wrike is a cloud-based project management platform for teams of 20+ and is suitable for both enterprise and SMB. It comes with Gantt charts, calendars, workload view for resource management, custom dashboards and real-time updates.... Read more
BIM 360 Team is a cloud-based construction project management solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers collaboration and communication tools, task management and file sharing. Users can interact with models and drawings from... Read more
Program and portfolio management software helps building owners and construction managers coordinate their 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 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.
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Capital program management refers to the supervision over the vast amount of information associated with capital construction projects. Distinct from generic project management utilities, this 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:
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 and 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 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.
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|
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 storage, maintenance 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.
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 control, 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.