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Buildertrend

Buildertrend is a construction management system for home builders, remodelers, specialty contractors and general contractors. It combines project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management and service... Read More
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CoConstruct

CoConstruct is a project, financial, and client management system for custom home builders and remodelers. It is the only single-entry estimating system that allows each user to enter a piece of information once, and have that data... Read More
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Procore

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
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Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder)

Sage 100 Contractor, formerly known as Sage Master Builder, focuses on small to midsize construction companies, whether they are a general contractor, service or specialty contractor or a home builder. Suitable for companies that... Read More
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RedTeam

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
Rating:  79 reviews
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ComputerEase

ComputerEase is a cloud-based construction accounting solution that helps contractors providing different services for a construction project to manage their business operations and routines. ComputerEase offers features such as job... Read More
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FOUNDATION Construction Accounting

FOUNDATION® construction accounting software is a job costing, project management and scheduling solution available as traditional installed software and on the cloud. The system offers hundreds of automatic job costing reports and... Read More
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eSUB

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

Jonas Enterprise is an intuitive, integrated solution for contractors that has been present in construction and service management for over 25 years. The application offers service, accounting, and operations project management capabilities... Read More
Rating:  97 reviews
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CMiC

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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Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating)

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
Rating:  50 reviews
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PASKR

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
Rating:  67 reviews
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UDA ConstructionOnline

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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Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office)

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, formerly Sage Timberline Office, is part of Sage’s line of construction and real estate solutions. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is a construction management system that offers functionality... Read More
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JOBPROGRESS

JOBPROGRESS is a cloud-based construction management solution for residential remodeling contractors. The solution works with small businesses and can be customized as per the needs of an organization. It offers estimating, project... Read More
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eCMS Construction ERP

eCMS is construction ERP software that offers integrated project and financial management applications supported by business intelligence, content management, workflow and mobile applications. The solution can be deployed on-premise... Read More
Rating:  11 reviews
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TRUE Contractor

TRUE Contractor software by Docuwrx is both a cloud-based and web-based construction management solution that helps managers in the office connect and share information with workers in the field via mobile devices, tablets, desktop... Read More
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PMWeb

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
Rating:  6 reviews
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Spectrum (formerly Dexter + Cheney)

Spectrum Construction Software is a cloud-based construction ERP solution for small, midsize and large enterprises. Primary features include accounting, document management, job cost, project management, equipment management, human... Read More
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UDA ConstructionSuite

UDA ConstructionSuite offered by UDA Technologies provides a comprehensive solution to meet the needs of builders, remodelers, GCs, construction managers and real estate developers. UDA ConstructionSuite combines construction estimating... Read More
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Buyer's Guide

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Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 30, 2018

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.