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commercial construction software

Contributor(s): Cynthia Dugan

Commercial construction software is a collection of programs and processes that provides contractors with the information necessary to successfully bid on and complete commercial construction projects, which include offices, restaurants, gas stations, retail stores and convenience stores.

As with home building software, there are a variety of options available for construction companies interested in commercial construction software. Options include design software, estimating software, job cost accounting software and construction management software, or a combination of these programs.

Commercial CAD software consists mainly of dimensional takeoff software and digitizers, which allow users to make digital copies of blueprints.

Commercial construction estimating software allows commercial contractors to track client, to create accurate plan takeoffs with details about material, labor, equipment and subcontracts and to use that takeoff or budget to produce a proposal.

Most commercial construction accounting software includes typical accounting functions, such as general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll, in addition to billing modules for progress billing and time and materials billing, financial reviews, reporting, and job cost analysis.

Finally, commercial construction project management software generally provides modules for budgeting, scheduling, purchase orders, subcontracts, change orders, equipment management, document control and job costing.

Leading producers of commercial construction software include Sage, Primavera, WinEstimator, Inc., and Bid4Build.

 

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This was last updated in June 2008

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