CTS Makes a Case for Buying Construction Software in 2012

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New report from CTS President, Sheldon Needle, examines the business drivers related to increasing construction technology investments and makes a case for buying construction software in 2012.

Sheldon Needle

As the stagnant construction industry shows signs of recovery, the demand for cutting edge construction software is increasing. To remain competitive in the still-fragile market, contractors are seeing new technology as a cost-effective way to increase productivity while keeping overhead costs down. A new report from CTS, a leading publisher of construction software reviews, ratings and evaluation tools, examines the business drivers behind this upswing in technology adoption and makes a case for buying construction software in 2012.

"When the economy tanked, many construction companies put technology investments on hold," stated CTS President, Sheldon Needle, a construction industry consultant with nearly 30 years of experience and the author of the new CTS report. "But that trend seems to be coming to an end. New technologies that support lean business operations are driving a surge in construction software purchases."

To make a case for buying construction software in the coming year, Needle draws from his first-hand interactions with software buyers, vendors and his consulting colleagues. The report points to cloud computing applications, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for construction and the desire for increased collaboration as some of the factors that are creating a paradigm shift in construction software adoption.

"Due to downsizing, many contractors aren't prepared to handle a significant increase in workload," Needle continued. "These contractors understand that their options are to add staff or improve their construction management software systems. Contractors with an eye on the future recognize the long-term value of investing in new technologies, including Web-enabled applications that better support their project managers in the field."

Construction company owners, managers and consultants are invited to read the report on the CTS Web site. Visitors can also download CTS' free Construction Software Selection Kit, which includes personalized software recommendations from Sheldon Needle. To access the report and download the free Construction Software Selection Kit, visit http://www.ctsguides.com/case-for-buying-construction-software-in-2012.asp.


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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