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5 Best Construction Softwares for Small Businesses

Jason Hook

Head of Sales and Marketing

Jul 31, 2017 6:20:00 AM

In a competitive industry, construction businesses are improving their services with innovative softwares. However, construction technology can be largely unaffordable for small businesses. Below, we look at the five best construction softwares delivering a range of benefits at a low cost to small businesses.


1. Procore

Procore is a management solution that allows small businesses to handle workflow, bidding, and scheduling with efficiency. The technology allows real-time collaboration between users on construction documentation, such as submittals, RFIs, contracts, and drawings, through one unified platform. 

Procore can be used from any web-connected device, enabling field workers to update onsite progress and stay focussed on assigned tasks. The fluidity that Procore creates through every stage of construction helps firms to manage risks and ensure quality. General contractors and project managers are also able to buy the software on a subscription basis, reducing any large up-front cost.


2. Buildertrend

Designed for home builders, remodelers, and general contractors, Buildertrend manages all aspects of a project including scheduling, purchase orders, budgeting, and time sheets at a reasonable price. Project documentation can be accessed from a computer or mobile device at any time. The software handles every aspect of construction, from scheduling and management, to customer relations. By providing communication tools between everyone on the project, Buildertrend results in greater efficiency and safety.


3. Cubit 

Cubit is a construction estimating solution saving a wealth of time during all stages of the project. The software allows you to edit or update plans as part of the revision process, and changes to the takeoff change estimates in real-time.

Cubit allows developers, project managers, estimators, quantity surveyors, and residential builders to increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Pricing data can be saved as a template price list to be used as the basis for future estimates, saving builders hours of time. Cubit is easily integrated with other construction softwares including Global, MudShark and Xero.


4. MudShark

Earthwork estimating and 3D visualisation software MudShark is used by quantity surveyors, estimators, engineers and contractors. It allows users to calculate, track, and analyse material for earthwork projects. The software estimates, models, calculates, and tracks with the help of 3D visualisation technology, allowing users to experience projects ahead of time in a rich and interactive 3D environment.


5. Xero 

Accounting software Xero was designed for accountants and bookkeepers in small businesses. The software has become a valuable resource in the construction industry due to its simple approach to payroll, invoicing, and bank reconciliation. Xero is accessible at any time, on any device, and allows online collaboration between businesses and clients. Furthermore, it can be easily integrated with estimating software such as Cubit and Mudshark.

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