At CTS we were able to steer him away from construction software vendors who were clearly not suitable when it came to cost, complexity, industry focus, vendor reputation, and technology. As a result, he identified the best vendors to seriously consider and that makes the decision making process a lot more manageable.
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What things should you be looking for in a construction software vendor/partner that will help you make the best choice? You will be best served by a solution that has workflow and routing.
Choosing mid-market job accounting and project management software for contractors is a challenge due to the number of vendors out there and the appearance that all vendors can do just about anything you need them to do. A key way to make distinctions in your software choices is to look at the history of the vendors themselves. This can involve such issues as vendor ownership, technology and the vendors’ philosophy in delivering training and the quality of its implementation and project management staff.
Since there is so much being published nowadays comparing cloud vs. on-premise for contractor software, I thought I would revisit some of the topics for clarification purposes. Here are some significant comparison points that many people miss due to misinformation by some vendors.
The customer may say a few mildly negative things such as they don’t like the purchase order or the way some job cost accounting reports are formatted. But they are not going to slam the product. The reasons are simple. Customers have already agreed to be a reference and they don’t want to get in trouble with the vendor. Aside from this there are many reasons why customer testimonials maybe worthless or even misleading.