The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best ERP solutions for construction companies to consider working with.
ERP is an indispensable enterprise technology solution for finance, accounting, risk management, and many more industries. Regardless of vertical, business size, or target audience, it’s crucial to make ERP a core part of your business management strategy from the get-go. For example, construction companies need to have a complete view of their finance, maintain equipment, and manage processes across their HR, back-office, and transportation departments.
Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process—one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best ERP solutions for construction and put them all in one place. This list is not static, and vendors may change as the market evolves. The list is organized in alphabetical order.
The Best ERP Solutions for Construction Companies
Description: Founded in 2008, Acumatica provides cloud and browser-based business management software designed for small and mid-sized businesses. Acumatica’s Residential & Commercial Construction Software provides users with an easy-to-use cloud-based solution to help keep projects on track and drive growth by ensuring that managers, subcontractors, supervisors, and customers are on the same page. Features include robust financial reporting, job cost accounting, integrated payroll functionalities, project billing, inventory management, business intelligence, and more.
Description: CMiC offers a variety of robust project management, construction, and ERP solutions. With CMiC’s enterprise planning solution, companies can automate back-office functions and streamline field operations with a suite of capabilities tailor-made for the construction industry. Those capabilities include various resource planning tools—i.e., interactive schedules, dynamic timelines, user-friendly interfaces, real-time status updates—alongside financial forecasting, opportunity management, and other features to help users run their business.
Description: Computer Guidance Corporation (CGC) provides commercial contractors in North America with cloud-based construction ERP and management applications for projects across the industrial highway, HVAC, electrical, oil, mechanical, and other markets. The company’s eCMS Cloud Construction ERP solution includes a suite of apps to help commercial contractors of all sizes manage their finances and overall operations. Specific features include payroll management, reporting, accounting, project-wide communication tools, content management, and more.
Description: Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. With over 45 years of experience, Epicor Software offers unique solutions for business processes and operational requirements―in the cloud or on-premises. Alongside its general ERP capabilities, which can be customized for construction companies, Epicor also offers a Building Supply solution suite that offers several products for different use cases. These include LumberTrack, a lumber inventory management software, and BisTrack, an ERP software for building materials suppliers, distributors, and metal service centers.
Description: IFS develops and delivers ERP software for customers worldwide who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. IFS’s products are user-friendly, flexible, and modular in design. The IFS Applications business software provides increased ERP functionality, including CRM, SCM, PLM, EOI, enterprise asset management, and MRO capabilities. With IFS, construction companies can utilize a project-based ERP system capable of helping them control and determine schedules across functions, coordinate departments, and use high-level visibility and transparency to maintain goals.
Description: MarkSystems, an ECI software solution, is a home building management software designed to help home building executives and managers track profitability and progress at every stage of a project. The fully integrated, easy-to-use, cloud-based, and single-platform ERP solution includes a collection of features for accounting, scheduling, sales management, purchasing, cost estimating, built-in reporting tools, interactive site maps, a design center for clients, and more.
Description: Oracle is a cloud technology company providing organizations worldwide with various computing infrastructure and software products designed to help them innovate their business, unlock new efficiencies, and improve efficiency. With the Oracle Smart Construction Platform, companies can connect project teams, empower decision-makers, turn data into actionable insights, orchestrate resources for smooth project deliveries, and synchronize operations across the supply chain.
Description: PENTA’s construction-oriented ERP software combines advanced enterprise technology with decades of construction industry experience into one integrated system. The PENTA Construction Software suite incorporates enterprise content management, construction accounting, payroll, records management, field data collection, project management, business intelligence, mobile software, daily analytics reporting, and equipment management capabilities. PENTA is best suited for commercial and industrial contractors across markets.
Description: Procore Construction Management Software offers multiple solutions depending on your organization’s needs. This includes pre-construction, project management, training management, resource management, financial management, and analytics. The company’s solutions are tailored to the needs of construction business owners, subcontractors, general contractors, and public sector workers. The platform includes project management, accounting integrations, project financials, real-time data insights, training programs, bid management, and other tools to help users streamline their business processes.
Description: Sage provides ERP software for small and medium-sized companies across industries. The company offers several software products for constructions companies, including Sage Intacct Construction, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage ToolOps, and Sage Estimating. Companies can use these solutions to streamline field operations, financial management, accounting, pre-construction project management, payroll management, and other processes throughout a construction business.
Description: Viewpoint, a Trimble company, offers several scalable, fully integrated, and configurable ERP solutions for construction companies. The Vista Construction Software solution can boost company profits, streamline back-office processes, manage equipment usage, increase productivity, and manage job costs. Specific features include RFI management, standardized workflows, accounting tools, interactive data management tools, service management, equipment tracking, HR, integrated project management, payroll management, and more.
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