What is construction software development?
Businesses in the construction industry have a number of unique problems and needs. With the increasing population, Australia’s demand for new housing is also on the rise. The construction industry is also impacted by inflation, with heightened cost-sensitivities surrounding new developments.
Businesses hoping to lower costs will be interested in construction estimating software and cost information databases. These can help speed up the early development stages. Mobile applications are another popular choice, and they can include a number of helpful features. Employees are able to easily access information about their projects from their tablets or smartphones, allowing them to make decisions quickly.
A well rounded Project Management module is also a must. It will allow the business to keep track of revenue vs costs, labour scheduling, materials management, and allow updates directly from the construction site via a mobile interface. Most will also integrate with your accounting package of choice (e.g. MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks, Accpac, etc.) for invoicing and payroll, avoiding double entry. The ability to estimate and quote for a new job quickly and accurately is also essential.