The Most Important and Essential Construction Software Features

Which are the essential features required in construction software for management of construction company? We are offering a list of 17+ features that are beneficial to every builder and project managers looking to manage their construction business better.

Accounting and Financials

The construction management software simultaneously manages control of the expenses and costs. Construction accounting software offers the migration of the accounting data to other accounting software, which is the basic need of Construction projects. Typically it includes accounts, budgeting, payroll, invoicing, work order entry, with the assent adjustment based on the client and job.

Job Costing

Construction365cloud offers to set the prices for the different types of construction services provided by the construction company and manage the cost for each service or project at each level from employee to contractor and production manager to administration. It also offers functions like trace time expenses, manages project timelines, and produce actionable data to increase productivity, make purchase orders, and create invoices.

Project Management

Some builders prefer a separate project management functionality, enabling them to adopt a bird’s eye view of their projects, yet also to zoom in and keep a record of even the tiniest details. Usually, Builders are incapable of tracking each product's stocks in the assigned projects delivery lifecycle manually. Also, management might have trouble in resource planning, team distributions, collaboration, preparing project progress report, developing and managing new upcoming projects or clients, reschedule project timeline with cost-effectiveness, and many more functions.

Our Construction project management software automates most of those tasks like managing resources across various projects, making and renewing project schedules, and assuring the project is profitable.

Site management

Workload self-regulation, team supervision, task distributions and control, and job schedule for each task is called Site management. This function of the construction management software will be helpful for any residential or commercial projects to schedule tasks properly. It also helps in allocating a task to the right people with equipment records over various projects. Construction365cloud helps in managing workload on different projects with the capacity to immediately re-balance this workload in response to unforeseeable obstacles (weather, client input, job site challenges, etc.).

It is also a key feature to plan the project timeline and allot workers and supports. As a result, to foretell meaningful inter-dependencies of workers and supplies, create reminders for subcontractors and other staff, and coordinate this schedule as a project progresses to account for external factors.

Custom Reports

In the construction industry, the main reason for the collection of various data reports is to improve efficiency and make business more profitable. In the construction business, where subcontractors face issues on efficiency and quality, the data plays a significant role to gain a competitive advantage.

Though, manually collecting and optimizing data for generating various reports is hard to achieve. Construction365cloud - real estate management software has a real-time reporting system which helps in generating custom reports for an employee, subcontractors, finance department, and admin department. Custom reports help to understand better what is going in business and moderate the way to increase profitability and efficiency of the worksite.

Document Management

In the construction business, you are collecting and managing lots of documents every day like material quotations, supplier information, advertising data, employee HR information, property documents, etc. Our document management features allow you to store any documents or files in the cloud base space. You can easily search and retrieve any documents from the cloud with search and retrieve functions easily. Even you can also upload docs from our Android or IOs mobile application by scan or camera capture.

Our document management feature is fully integrated with the cloud so you can centralize all your documents, streamline workflow, and permission processes. Admin can control document systems to allow individual users to have secure access to documents to maintain privacy and security.

Inventory Management

This feature allows a user to manage inventory stock with minimum stock levels and report effectively. You can set minimum-maximum stocks threshold limits, goods invoices, tracks of multiple suppliers with material details in our construction inventory management system. Easily search and track inventory and prepare which stocks of inventory are appended to specific project orders.

Set up multiple locations as the warehouse where inventories are stored, either it's a warehouse or project site. Construction365cloud's Inventory management features handle material invoice record, serialization, supplier history records. Create a material reorder list based on stock and generate purchase orders.

Equipment Management

Equipment management feature allocates equipment to various projects effectively and efficiently. It also shows which devices need support and which is fully ready to be used on the job site.

Built-in equipment management feature can track equipment suppliers, guarantee or warranty, services, or maintenance records to ensure the consistent performance of the equipment on the job site. It maintains overall productivity by guarding all construction assets to meet your client's expectations. Equipment shortage notification is also a big point to keep project development continue without a halt.

Evaluate the profitability of each equipment item by tracing all related expenses, take record depreciation of each equipment and record, track of revenue generated from its use on projects, and examine your profit or loss on the usage of specific equipment.

Mobile Capabilities

Nowadays, Each construction business owner looking for a software that works beyond platform dependencies means accessible from anywhere, either desktop, laptop, or mobile. Our construction management software is cloud-based and accessible from everywhere by any number of users such as employees, management, contractors, sub-contractors with real-time data.

Web-based construction software offers a 360-degree view on equipment management, workers management, project progress checking, project deadlines, and new client input online. It is helpful for management to make quick decisions on the work reschedule and reduce the time for offline communication with all the relevant departments. Obtaining all the above-listed features on a mobile platform can accommodate complete projects faster.

Bid Proposal

Bid proposal feature helps in a request and track bids from subcontractors to find the ideal team for your project. Bid management software automates and streamlines the manual process of creating and submitting proposals and driving construction projects forward. It offers subcontractors professional-looking bid estimates online, and on the other side, constructors and project managers can have a track of all bids of construction projects. It helps in getting better visibility and leveraging accountability.

Easy approval Cycle

Construction365cloud – building construction management software provides user's easy cycle of approval, where management can approve such things based on authority.

In the approval cycle, there is a sequence of authority like Purchase manager, engineering head, the accounting department, admin assistant, and Managing Director. All the document approval process is going in series, when approved by the purchase manager, the document will go to the engineering head, then it will go to Managing Director for final approval.

Material Management

Material management tracking features often come hand-in-hand with a tool and material tracking options. These features enable you to observe and control whatever happens to materials that your suppliers deliver, as well as review quotes you have received and funds you have spent on materials.