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ICYMI: A Digital Showcase of the Hottest Construction Apps for Your Business

As summer comes to a close, it’s time for construction companies to begin planning for 2016 and thinking about ways to improve their business operations.

Construction Executive has rounded up 14 apps that touch every aspect of running a construction business, from the back office gone mobile with invoicing, accounting and RFIs, to faster-than-email communication, punch lists and file sharing and viewing tools, to apps that can run your entire construction business from your mobile device.

Want more information on the featured apps? There’s forms or buttons on most apps to get more information, as well as direct download links for your mobile devices.

Achieve Better Equipment Efficiency and Better Understand Costs with Dexter + Chaney’s Equipment Field Entry Mobile AppEquipment Field Entry is a new mobile app from Dexter + Chaney that lets you record meter readings and fuel transactions for your heavy construction equipment and stay on top of equipment maintenance without leaving the jobsite. A perfect complement to telematics data, Equipment Field Entry helps ensure that your construction equipment information is accurate and up-to-date, helps you keep your machines operating at peak efficiency, and helps create a clear picture of actual equipment costs. Learn More
Simplify the Complexity of Construction with ProcoreWith the economy on the rise, construction firms are abandoning their paper-based and complicated spreadsheet approach to project management and turning to technology to help them win more bids and boost their bottom line. Construction software automates many common project management tasks, saving construction professionals ample time and money. By leveraging the power of construction software, teams can cut their document creation, distribution, and monitoring time in half. Learn More
View, Compare, Mark Up and Share Documents in Real TimeThe interim design change process witnessed at many jobsites goes something like this. After receiving a change document from an architect, a field engineer or project manager will manually mark up the official full-size set of paper drawings maintained in the job trailer. The affected section of each drawing is highlighted and cross-referenced to the change document. Over the course of several weeks, any given sheet may contain 10-20 interim design changes. Learn More
Flexible, Powerful, Intuitive Construction SoftwareWith Explorer Eclipse, managing your construction projects is easier than ever. Eclipse lets you see the big picture of any project and provides real time productivity analysis, integrated job costing, and risk management. Best of all, it’s extremely flexible and easy-to-use. You don’t need a detailed understanding of the database, expensive third party software, or extensive training in report writing. Eclipse provides the tools that allow you to choose the data you want in the format you want; such as tables, charts, or graphs. Learn More
How to Improve Service Operations and Wow Your CustomersIf your company dispatches technicians to perform electrical, HVAC, or other services, you can’t use the excuse that you got delayed on another job, misplaced the invoice, or didn’t have a necessary part and expect to retain loyal customers. Learn More
Track Weather, Workers, Equipment and More with OnSite LoggingOnSite Logging merges traditional work logging with a new, easier way to record your project activity: pictures and video. With OnSite Logging working for you, you’ll never have to scramble to find that missing paperwork documenting a vital delivery or work delay. Now you have the ability to track everything from deliveries to the weather with easy-to-use components that come together seamlessly to keep project teams on track: Learn More
Access Anywhere, Anytime Managing in the Moment: Smart Mobility Drives Project Accuracy, Productivity — and ProfitsWhen construction professionals say they are “in the field,” it’s historically meant “out of reach.” But that’s changing as the industry increasingly embraces mobile technology, such as smartphones and tablet computers. Today, mobile technology is bridging the gap between the office and the field. The rapid deployment of tablets in particular is driving dramatic improvements in the accuracy and efficiency of jobsite data collection. Learn More
Smarter Communication with OnSite DialogSmarter contact management is effortless with OnSite™ Dialog. Automatically log all outgoing calls to clients, subs, and suppliers, and sync them to ConstructionOnline™. Dialog provides even better accountability with comprehensive call logs, leading to better communication. Learn More
Keep Field and Office in Sync with the New Wave of Mobile SolutionsImagine the life cycle of a piece of paper. It becomes important as soon as your project manager marks on it with timecard data and notes about job progress, like materials used and quantities complete. Then it enters his pocket or her folio, and it sits there—we’re not sure how long. But one day, it eventually does make it home to your offices, where then someone has to interpret the handwriting and manually enter everything into your construction software. Finally, after a long, hard life, the paper can retire, whether to a bottomless filing cabinet or the bottom of a waste bin—until you realize one of the numbers may have been entered wrong! Learn More
Ditch the Drawings with OnSite PlanRoomWith OnSite PlanRoom you can access your plans and files to view, share and comment on from the convenience of your mobile device. A great way to have full access to important project information on the go, OnSite PlanRoom makes it easy to: Learn More
Connect the Field to the Office, Track Your Documents, and Get Real-Time UpdatesKeeping up to date on current projects has been a thorn in the paw of many subcontractors. But, so many of the project management solutions are created with general contractors in mind. What about the subcontractors? eSUB Construction Software is a cloud-based project management solution tailored specifically for subcontractors to increase standardization, accountability, and productivity in a format that lends itself to complete collaboration amongst all team players. It’s also easy to use. Learn More
Stay on Task and Up To Date with OnSite PunchlistWhether your team is completing a project or performing mid-phase inspections, punch lists and quality control go hand-in-hand when it comes to delivering a high quality project on time and on budget. The OnSite Punchlist App gives you the ability to create, organize, and manage detailed project punchlists, allowing your entire team to easily coordinate more efficiently. With OnSite Punchlist, everyone on your team will know exactly what it takes to complete your projects efficiently. Learn More
EASY Mobile Invoicing – Works with Accounting! Save Time, Save Money, Sync Everything with QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online and Xero.The most complete mobile invoicing and customer management platform available today, InvoiceASAP is trusted by over 300k businesses globally for managing critical business functions including: Learn More
Track Key Votes and See How Your Representatives Voted A Vital Part of the Associated Builders and Contractors Grassroots Advocacy Efforts and Further the Merit Shop PhilosophABC Action is an advanced advocacy tool that enables users to become a vital part of the Associated Builders and Contractors grassroots advocacy efforts and further the merit shop philosophy. ABC Action allows users to respond to Action Alerts and quickly communicate with their federal representatives in Washington, D.C. on policy and regulatory issues that are critical to the construction industry. Learn More

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