Welcome to the 2019 Project Software 50! The year’s list features software advancing how we plan, schedule, and deliver construction projects. Read on to learn all about how the construction process is being revolutionized by technology from full scope enterprise resource planning (ERP) through managing work done in the field, there is no shortage of opportunities to fit software into your business. The list appears in alphabetical order by category type. Enjoy!
Our incredible lineup of judges has voted for the LEADERS and the DISRUPTORS below from each of the five categories on the list: (1) collaboration & document management, (2) end-to-end solutions, (3) ERP, (4) field management, and (5) preconstruction solutions. Keep scrolling to check out who won!
Project Software 50 Judges
- Ryan Hale, Chief Information Officer & Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lithko
- John Jurewicz, Leader Techincal Optimization, Walbridge
- Kevin Bredeson, VP of Preconstruction + Planning, BE&K Building Group
- Stacy Scopano, Chief Technology Officer, Skender
- Joe Harris, Asset Manager, JMB Financial Advisors, LLC
- Damon Ranieri LEED Green A, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Leopardo
- Brooks Williams, Director, Project Controls & VDC, Alberici
- Dana Erdman, Director of Technology & Innovation, Bulley & Andrews
COLLABORATION & DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
As part of the Autodesk solution for construction, Constructware provides an on-demand environment for construction project management and collaboration. The solution connects people, information, and processes so that projects can run smoothly to completion, promoting greater accountability and minimizing costs.
Autodesk BIM 360
BIM 360 is a construction software designed to help project teams collaborate more effectively. With BIM 360 Docs, contractors, foremen, document managers, architects, and other key personnel are given real-time access to the most recent versions of digital plans and documents.
Bluebeam has developed desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows in an effort to improve project communication and streamline the entire project lifecycle. Revu allows construction professionals to share metadata, hyperlinks, bookmarks, images, attachments and 3D data downstream, maximizing productivity while improving predictability and accountability.
Box for Construction
Box is a Cloud Content Management system bringing you a single place to collaborate, manage and secure all of your content and processes — while maintaining compliance and adherence to industry standards. Onsite workers can easily coordinate on projects, share blueprints, photos and key specs.
Builderbox is a cloud-based Construction Project Management and Production Control platform created by builders for builders. With a list of features that ranges from submittals to punch lists to daily reports and scheduling, Builderbox is focused on allowing construction professionals to collaborate effectively.
Clarizen keeps everyone on track with scalable project plans, team scheduling, and resource management. Features include real-time status updates, attaching CAD drawings to a project, moving between the project view and design view, and e-mail reporting.
Egnyte's SaaS solution reduces delivers real-time access to blueprints, schematics, and designs for every construction project with enterprise file synchronization and sharing
Newforma ConstructEx is a cloud-based construction management software that automates workflows related to document approval, PDF markup and general communication for architects, contractors, engineers, and owners.
Oracle Aconex offers document control functionality wrapped up in a digital process with project-wide access and visibility to stimulate communication that is automatically logged and cannot be deleted, providing an unalterable audit trail.
PlanGrid is a cloud-based construction document collaboration platform made for the field that lets contractors and architects collaborate from their desktop or mobile devices across project plans, specs, photos, RFIs, and punch lists.
Sage 100 Contractor
Sage 100 Contractor was designed specifically for contractors with full look through into every facet of a project and the business behind it. Track all project management details in one place with business visibility at its core.
Assemble Systems (an Autodesk company)
Assemble Systems is a web-based solution for general contractors that provides real-time access to critical project data. Assemble lets you collect all data within your models, access and sync your data to leverage BIM more holistically, and share BIM data with the rest of the project team.
Assignar lets you manage your workforce and assets from compliance to schedule across multiple projects in bulk. The platform provides real-time data from the field and individual project progress tracking.
Buildertrend provides builders, remodelers, and specialty contractors with real-time access to project needs with updated schedules, photo sharing capabilities, and change order creation.
BuildTools is a web-based construction management platform to help with all aspects of project management. From communication to budgeting to scheduling to daily logs and so much more.
DIGIBILT takes digital control over process, design, material, labor, and data to help homebuilders build more efficiently by automating labor-intensive tasks.
e-Builder Enterprise an owner-centric, cloud-based construction software focused on prioritizing the needs of owners and contractors from capital planning and design through commissioning.
InEight’s project management software spans from design to estimate and from field execution to turnover to bring real-time information and actionable insights to you. InEight was built for contractors, owners, and engineers, painting a full picture of each project for all stakeholders.
Kahua for Construction
Kahua’s construction management platform brings efficiency and communication improvements to planning, design, procurement, construction, and operations.
Oracle’s Primavera software suite enables builders, engineers, and project owners in asset-intensive industries to improve outcomes across the project lifecycle. Applications span project scheduling, cost and project controls, portfolio management, construction document management, analytics, and risk analysis.
Penta’s comprehensive construction software system helps you manage operations by consistently executing best practices all while analyzing performance from the office to the field.
Procore Project Management
Procore’s project management software allows you to collaborate anywhere from the field to the office, keeping teams together with the ability access the information, drawings, and specs they need in real-time with instantaneous tracking from bidding to closeout.
ProjectReady is an end-to-end project management platform providing a place to create documents, store them and have them approved. Keeping track of information across dozens of systems is made possible, bringing construction professionals more value from what they already own.
RedTeam’s software lets you manage all aspects of SMB construction businesses including business development, preconstruction, project management, scheduling, field management, and cost control. Project teams use RedTeam to communicate and collaborate online, by creating and sharing contract documents, posting updates, uploading photos, and monitoring performance.
Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
Sage 300 prioritizes getting the job done while balancing the needs of the more minute needs of a construction business. This is done through instant access to real-time financials, integrated estimating and job costing, streamlined payroll process, and simplified subcontractor compliance tracking.
CMiC’s construction software is a single database platform to help unify project teams by having site supervisors and equipment managers to accounting staff and project managers working from a single database.
Coins Construction Cloud enables construction companies, their subcontractors, suppliers, and workforce to work better together and reduce costs, enhance quality all while helping with crucial, time-sensitive decision making.
Computer Guidance Corporation eCMS
Computer Guidance Corporation’s eCMS is a comprehensive ERP software to help any size or type of commercial contractor manage financials and operations. eCMS allows you to monitor jobs with resource allocation, equipment utilization, job costs, and more.
ComputerEase is a fully-integrated job costing and accounting solution along with field-to-office integration. It’s project management software is all-inclusive to help you track and control important documents, record meeting minutes, schedule workers, and so much more.
Deltek Project Information Management
Deltek's project information management empowers construction firms to gain control of the massive amounts of information inherent to every project. Deltek brings a central organized hub to collaboratively store, manage and share emails and files.
eSUB cloud project management and document control software links the field and office for subcontractors. They standardize project management procedures so users can easily enter data, site events, labor activities, material costs, workforce information and more into a fully searchable database updated in real-time.
Fieldwire brings the entire project team, from each foreman to the project manager, together to collaborate and share information with real-time messaging, tasks, punch lists, inspections, scheduling, and reports. The platform also allows users to share documents, markup as needed, and digitize daily reports like timesheets, inspection requests, and RFIs.
Notevault captures jobsite information using speech-activated transcription. Create daily reports simply by speaking to save time, money, and keep an audit trail to protect against potential disputes.
Bringing simplicity to site inspections and fieldwork, Oracle Aconex now allows field participants to inspect, manage users, work with issues, manage issue capture, and manage checklists.
Raken provides construction management software designed so subcontractors and superintendents can create a branded, professional report as they walk the site. The software gathers reports from every subcontractor and automatically collates them to track in-field work.
Rhumbix T&M Tracking
Rhumbix T&M Tracking was designed to help general contractors and specialty contractors stay on top of all work to eliminate discrepancies between change order logs, T&M work, and remaining balances. The T&M dashboard reports help drive actionable insights.
Rhumbix Master connects your team with the Rhumbix Customer Success & Data Science teams to satisfy custom reports, specialized field data formats, workflows, software and systems integrations, enterprise security integrations, and enterprise deployment support.
Riskcast’s suite of digital tools is built for foremen, project managers, and executives to simplify in field-work (time cards, daily logs, equipment usage), advance insights (data-backed labor productivity), and enhance visibility.
SkillSignal is a safety and compliance mobile app serving as a safety & communication hub for construction workers, and compliance & certification management tool for builders, contractors, and subs. Easily organize and track employees' professional skills, training, and certifications.
SubHQ is a field-friendly project management platform for subcontractors that emphasizes the need for an easy-to-use interface that collects better data. SubHQ allows for custom project-specific setups, efficient change management workflows, project-specific timecard entries, and integrated safety and quality compliance.
CrewBuilder tracks employee expertise and certifications when creating and assigning tasks, work orders, and crews. It allows you to track all aspects of project costs in real time with integrated budget management tools.
Ynomia offers a construction software solution that works to connect the jobsite. Ynomia converts your worksite into a digital warehouse, bringing the real-time location of critical building materials from the entry on site to building installation location.
ALICE empowers construction professionals with AI-powered schedule optimization techniques. The software automatically produces detailed schedules and resource allocation, which accurately estimate the cost and time frame for a project all through an interactive visual interface. Users can quickly tweak or modify a schedule to reflect the shifting realities of the construction cycle.
BuildingConnected provides builders with cloud-based bid procurement services. It enables contractors to send invitations to bid and communicate about their projects, network, create connections, and search and rate potential bidders.
ConstructConnect is an end-to-end preconstruction software solution providing a comprehensive platform to manage the preconstruction process from anywhere. Subcontractors, estimators, general contractors, and manufacturers all benefit from ConstructConnect’s tools.
Grit is a schedule generator for construction providing a reliable and responsive workflow for construction planning. Crew leaders can independently estimate durations, crew size, and cross-trade dependencies.
Join’s platform automatically calculates trends throughout a project and gives the entire team full access to relevant information in order to increase transparency and accountability for preconstruction decisions.
Pantera has built an intuitive, all-in-one customizable bid management suite for general contractors to set up projects, collaborate, and bid. Owners can manage their GCs and vendor communications (bid documents, plan distribution, and prequalifications)
Pype AutoSpecs takes manual processes and creates accurate submittal logs in minutes. AI algorithms read specs and pull out action submittals, product data, closeout submittals, tests, and inspections so that you can better understand your project.
BidVue is a bid & RFP management solution by StratusVue that enables an efficient bidding process by helping project leadership reach and qualify the right bidders, share the right information with them, and communicate changes and clarifications from a central information portal.