CTS Report Outlines 9 Keys to Screening Construction Software References

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New report details the important questions to ask when checking construction management software vendor references and how to steer clear of meaningless 'yes and no' answers.

Sheldon Needle

Knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them will give you the insight needed to thoroughly evaluate a vendor's products and services, and make a more informed construction management software purchase.

CTS Guides, a leading publisher of construction software reviews, ratings and evaluation tools, has added a new report to its website designed to help contractors gain more insight when checking references provided by construction software vendors. The free report, titled "9 Keys to Screening Construction Software References," offers nine important pointers for engaging references in meaningful discussions.

Checking references is an important due diligence step when evaluating new construction software. But common reference questions tend to prompt simple yes and no answers that provide very little value. "Are you happy with your construction software?" is one example. This new CTS report helps contractors dig deeper into a product's capabilities and gather meaningful clues for evaluating the vendor's ability to deliver on its promises. For instance, the report explains why it's important to ask how many reference calls a company gets in a month, and how to do apples-to-apples construction management software evaluations.

"There really is an art to checking references," said CTS President Sheldon Needle. "As our report indicates, knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them will give you the insight needed to thoroughly evaluate a vendor's products and services, and make a more informed construction management software purchase."

To access the CTS report (no registration required) and download your free Construction Software Selection Kit, visit http://www.ctsguides.com/9-keys-screening-construction-software-references.asp.

About CTS Guides

Established in 1983, CTS was the first company to perform hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Since then CTS has helped over 23,000 companies select new software and technology. Today, CTS offers software reviews, ratings, evaluation tools and expert advice that help contractors select new construction management software. The company's recourses are also widely used by CPAs, consultants and software resellers to assist their clients during the software selection process.

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