CTS Reveals Six Construction Software Selection Challenges and Solutions

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New report highlights expert advice from a veteran construction software consultant on overcoming common challenges during the software selection process.

Sheldon Needle

It's easy for novice software buyers to get confused when evaluating construction management software . . . it pays to understand the challenges of software selection.

Construction software selection is a complex process that can torment prospective buyers who are unaware of potential pitfalls. Understanding these pitfalls before evaluating solutions can set the tone for a more successful software search. CTS Guides, a leading publisher of construction software reviews, ratings and evaluation tools, recently released a new report, titled "Report from the Front: Observations from a Veteran Construction Software Consultant," that offers in-the-trenches advice for identifying and overcoming common construction software selection challenges.

The free report was written by CTS President, Sheldon Needle, following a conversation he had with an experienced enterprise resource planning (ERP) consultant who works with a number of construction companies. "It's easy for novice software buyers to get confused when evaluating construction management software," Needle stated. "From identifying hidden costs to separating software facts from fictional promises made by resellers, it pays to understand the challenges of software selection."

Among the short report's many gems are how a $3,500 construction software system can end up having a $10,000 price tag and why software best practices aren't always followed. The report also discusses how a construction company's management style can impact the software selection process. "The timely observations offered in our report give software buyers real-world insights that can improve their decision making," Needle added.

Contractors looking to buy new accounting or construction project management software will find the report most helpful when it is utilized in conjunction with another free CTS resource, the company's signature Construction Software Selection Kit, which includes personalized software recommendations from Sheldon Needle. To access the CTS report (no registration required) and download the free Construction Software Selection Kit, visit http://www.ctsguides.com/report-from-construction-consultant.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 and evaluation tools, along with expert software advice, that help contractors select new construction management software.

In addition to a free Construction Software Selection Kit, personalized software recommendations are made by CTS President, Sheldon Needle. 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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