CTS Survey Identifies Key Factors Used by Construction Companies and Manufacturing Firms to Select Software

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Special report highlights why construction and manufacturing firms choose one software solution over another and what capabilities lead to satisfied software buyers.

Sheldon Needle

The results of our survey help us better understand software buyers' priorities and, ultimately, what makes the end users happy. In turn, this understanding improves our ability to make software recommendations that are on target.

In these challenging economic times, it might be surprising to learn that many companies are still investing in new business software, even in the hard-hit construction and manufacturing industries. A recent software selection survey performed by CTS, a leading publisher of software reviews, ratings and evaluation tools, indicates that 78 percent of responding companies purchased new construction software or manufacturing software in 2010. In a special report posted to the company's construction and manufacturing blogs, CTS shares details of their recent survey, including why companies selected particular solutions and whether they are happy with their choices.

The CTS survey was distributed to potential software buyers who downloaded a free CTS Software Selection Kit for construction software, manufacturing software or other business software, and took advantage of CTS’ complimentary Smart Shortlist™ consult. In addition to asking respondents why they chose a particular solution, the survey also asked them what they liked most about the software purchased. In many cases, the winning combination was a user-friendly solution that incorporates the key functionality required by the company.

As the need for better construction software and manufacturing software has grown, CTS' role as a leading resource for quality software evaluation tools has grown as well. Instead of spending weeks or even months evaluating dozens of software solutions, construction companies and manufacturers can turn to CTS for expert guidance in identifying and selecting the best software options for their operations.

“The results of our survey help us better understand software buyers' priorities and, ultimately, what makes the end users happy,” said CTS President Sheldon Needle. “In turn, this understanding improves our ability to make software recommendations that are on target.”

To read CTS' special survey report, visit the construction software blog or the manufacturing software blog. Visitors to the CTS site can also download their free Software Selection Kit, and access a number of software selection articles.

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 21,000 companies select new software and technology. CTS is also widely used by CPAs, consultants and software resellers to assist their clients.

For more information about CTS, contact Sheldon Needle, President and Founder, 6108 Stonehenge Place, Rockville, MD, 20852, 800-433-8015, Sheldon(at)ctsguides(dot)com, http://www.ctsguides.com.

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