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Cloud Software Conclusions

John Chaney

Not too long ago, Google released its Chrome Book – a laptop that runs everything in the cloud and doesn’t require any software downloads. As a developer of cloud-based software, I couldn’t help but try one out. In doing so, I came to several conclusions about how the cloud is shaping the behaviors of both software users and developers. own one.

The Value of Construction Software

ProCore

drawing management mobile construction app construction software RFI Construction professionals traditionally rely on hard copy documentation and old technology like fax machines and endless emails with attached spreadsheets, to manage construction projects.

Advantages of Web-Based Software

ProCore

Web-based software owes much of its popularity to simplicity. Today’s web based software is especially suited to situations where collaboration is needed among a widely dispersed audience. construction management software construction web-based software Its power, and acceptance, stems from five advantages.

Download our Webinar on Construction Estimating Software

ProCore

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to upgrade from old processes, like Excel spreadsheets, to a software that has been specifically designed to fit your needs. construction software construction estimating software All construction companies are looking to cut costs and remove risks while increasing profit and client confidence.

How Construction Professionals Can Break Free From the Iron Triangle

Use the Power of a Software Platform to Manage the Three Cornerstones of Project Management: Time, Cost, and Quality

How Effective is Construction Project Management Software?

ProCore

Given the advances in mobile and web-based technologies, is software finally making an impact on the construction industry? construction technology construction software construction project management softwareProcore partnered with Capterra to create this market survey to learn whether actual users of these technologies consider them to be valuable additions to their daily work routine.

Cloud-Based Software v. On-Premise Servers

ProCore

As construction companies become increasingly reliant upon data storage and the need to streamline operations in the face of rising competition, owners must carefully weigh the considerations between using Software as a Service or an on-premise data server. cloud based construction software cloud based software

Construction Budgets, Projections & Software

John Chaney

With November here I know that many companies, including my own, are looking at their 2013 costs and revenue, and determining 2014 forecasts and budgets. This process is tedious, complex, and very important. Many aspects of your business have to be considered – your position in the market, possible threats based on competition and the economy, opportunities for growth and potential new work, etc.

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RIB Software acquires Docia

Extranet Evolution

Some 21 months after acquiring Australia’s ProjectCentre ( post ), Germany’s RIB Software AG  has announced it has acquired another Software-as-a-Service business: Denmark-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Docia (aka Byggeweb) – a company I first profiled in May 2011. Will write more soon… AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration SaaS Vendors architecture Australia Construction construction collaboration technology Denmark Docia Engineering Germany M&A projectCentre RIB Software Software-as-a-Service

The Value of Estimating Software-ProEst

ProCore

Similar to how Procore’s cloud-based construction software makes project management effortless, specialized construction estimating software helps companies quickly and easily manage the entire bid day process. Estimating software such as ProEst. saves time and money while also eliminating much of the risk involved with manual data entry.

3 Reasons to Change Your Construction Accounting Software

John Chaney

Throughout the year, I talk to a lot of construction business owners and accounting staff who are considering a change in their construction accounting software. I’m occasionally asked by companies, particularly those on the proverbial fence, why they should make a switch. Construction Management with John Chaney

How Much Does Procore Construction Software Cost?

ProCore

procore cloud based construction software pricingPeople occasionally ask us where they can find pricing information for Procore on the website. Actually, Procore is priced using a variable model which depends on the size of the client. And that makes sense, if you think about.

The Construction Software Toolbox Part 2: More Reasons Why It Pays To Work With A Tech-Savvy Commercial Contractor

Commercial Construction

In a post last month, we took a look inside the commercial construction technology toolbox, specifically a rundown of construction management software options that benefit not only the contractor, but also the client. So we added a new software solution, a portal powered by FMX , that is more focused on handling maintenance work order requests. Incorporating the Next Big Thing.

Software Sound Off

Construction Business Owner

Which software solutions are builders depending on throughout the construction process? How do they stack up against the software you use daily? A 
recent construction technology survey conducted by JBKnowledge provides insight into the technology solutions of over 2,000 construction professionals

The Construction Software Toolbox Part 1: Why It Pays To Work With A Tech-Savvy Commercial Contractor

Commercial Construction

Business seems to be booming for construction software products that help commercial contractors manage various aspects of their business. Lately, it seems like I receive daily calls and emails from technology companies highlighting new software products, many of which are trying to be a multi-purpose solution to serve the many facets of the construction business. But just as each tool in a toolbox has a specific purpose, it’s important for contractors to find and use the construction software component that’s “best of breed” for the task at hand. Adding it All Up.

Procore: World’s #1 Most Widely Used Construction Project Management Software

ProCore

We are the world’s #1 most widely used construction management software because of our dedicated commitment to improving collaboration. construction project management construction technology procore cloud based construction software

The Wonders of Construction Project Management Software

ProCore

Construction project management software might not qualify as a “wonder of the world,” but it is a wonder in its own right. Paper and pencils gave way to spreadsheets, and spreadsheets are now yielding to project management software. But, not just any project management software will do.

Procore Named One of 6 of the Best Project Management Softwares for 2015

ProCore

Procore is proud to announce we have been included on the ‘6 Best Project Management Softwares for 2015’ from Talk Business Magazine! construction technology procore cloud based project management software

Finding the Right Cloud-Based Architectural Document Sharing Software

ProCore

construction technology cloud based construction software construction document managementWith hundreds of companies offering document sharing in the cloud, there’s no shortage of confusion and frustration when trying to find the right one for your business. Those in the AEC world have special needs because many documents they work with are architectural documents.

Software for mobile computer devices

Constructor Magazine

Here are three software solutions that, taking advantage of mobile computing devices, expedite business operations and specific tasks in the field. Software Feldmans read more.

Software for estimating & calculating

Constructor Magazine

MEP Estimating is a program by Viewpoint tailored to meet the needs of residential and commercial plumbing, mechanical, electrical and HVAC contractors. read more. Feldmans Technology Registered User

Breaking the shackles of an ERP solution; freedom lies in the software ecosystem.

ProCore

Construction Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has lumbered along since the 1990s slowly trying to adjust to the increasing demands of growing businesses within this current technology-driven era of innovation. ERP solutions aren’t the software solution for forward-thinking businesses. construction software ERP

Top 5 Trends in Construction Software

John Chaney

There’s a saying that I’ve heard over the years, “write about what you know.” So, I’d like to take this week to talk about a subject I really know – construction software – something I’ve been doing for more than thirty years. Construction Management with John Chaney

Solving Construction Management with Cloud-Based Software

Construction Business Owner

Software has disrupted entire industries in a way in which team collaboration is seamless, costs are cut and smarter decisions can be made. Today, construction project managers can leverage software so that goals are easier to meet in a timely and cost-effective fashion. The following are five ways software is helping construction project managers hit their milestones

Checking Under the Hood: What to Consider When Choosing Construction Software

John Chaney

Second, I am frequently asked how one should best shop for construction business software. Cars and software are of course a bit different but they do share a couple things in common. If construction software is not easy to use for everyone who is supposed to use it then – no surprise – it will not get used. Here, software and cars share a bit in common. Ease of Use.

PCL Construction Develops and Freely Shares Project Delivery Software

ENR Construction

Few firms in the risk-averse world of commercial contracting are willing to invest heavily in developing their own project-delivery software and even fewer opt to share those innovations with peers and competitors

Tapas, Top Sirloin & Construction Software

John Chaney

I suspect that a number of my readers have been through the city of Amarillo, Texas, and some probably live there. But if you aren’t one of them, let me introduce you to The Big Texan Steak House. This is the original “if you can eat it, it’s free” establishment, home of the legendary 72 oz. top sirloin steak. Eat it in one hour, and it costs you nothing (well, no money, anyway).

Construction Accounting Software Selection is Strategic

Carol Hagen

Is this Your Construction Accounting Software Selection Process? Choosing a Construction Accounting Software Solution can be a daunting task. It’s the vision of where you are going, recognizing that today’s construction accounting software impacts more than the finance department. Decisions on accounting software are no longer left up to just the controller or CFO.

McLaren Software opens new Australian office

Extranet Evolution

Over the past year, I have been monitoring McLaren Software ‘s gradual expansion of its AEC interests following its  November 2011 acquisition  and subsequent merger of SaaS collaboration specialist CTSpace with its engineering document management business, plus a more recent acquisition of a UK-based FM software business ( post ). AEC Business/Financial Collaboration People issues Vendors Australia Aveva collaboration CTSpace McLaren Software Perth Richard Beck SaaS

Image Recognition Software Finds A Role in Construction Safety

ENR Construction

This year’s judges for ENR’s photo contest were shadowed by a machine-learning, artificial-intelligence system being developed to flag safety hazards in construction photos and video

Successful Software Implementation

Construction Business Owner

The commercial construction industry continues to embrace technology to drive operational efficiencies and improve the bottom line. But at times, one critical element is overlooked: training. Without effective instruction, delays will limit the vital operational and financial benefits that technology yields

Latest apps, software for contractors in the field

Constructor Magazine

Here is a rundown of the latest apps and software that will enable contractors to run more efficient businesses, save money, and have some fun with new technology all at the same time. Software read more.

Download 'Construction Software Buyer's Guide’ Webinar

ProCore

Download Procore's free webinar to hear Mark Lyons, Procore's Senior Director of Business Development, discuss the value of construction software and best practices for evaluating technology solutions, with essential questions to help you pick the best solution for your business objectives. construction software construction webinar construction education

Facility Management Software Technology

Building Information Management

Facility Management Software Technology. recently read an article discussing the penetration of facility management software across all markets…  commercial, retail, healthcare,  public sector, utilities, and aerospace and defense. The point being made is that technological advancements have significantly supported facility management market growth, specifically  new databases technologies that enable collaboration and information sharing. Firstly,  technology has done little to support construction or facility management growth. Billion in 2015 to USD 49.44

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs with an average salary of $40,000, plus benefits. Thinking fast and slow within software development.

Integrating Construction Software into a Single Platform

ProCore

One of the biggest pain points for a construction firm of any size is integrating the various single point software systems required to be successful. cloud based construction software ERP project management platform

10 Tips for Purchasing Software

Construction Business Owner

Purchasing your first construction accounting software program is a lot like buying your first car. It's a practical purchase, for sure. You need it. You know it will make your life—or in this case, business—run more smoothly. Just because it's a practical purchase does not mean it's a simple decision, though. The list of extra features can be huge and overwhelming.

Key Considerations for Construction Software

Construction Business Owner

How to Select Construction Cost Estimating Software

Building Information Management

Ok, so you have now grown your business or organization to a level that can no longer be  supported by spreadsheets and you now need a dedicated construction cost software application. Know your business –  Cost estimating software, just like any dedicated COTS (commercial off the shelf) software solution, should match your needs and those of your clients/stakeholders.