Over the past two months, Software Advice – a site that helps businesses evaluate construction technologies – surveyed the construction industry to better understand the use and effectiveness of construction estimating software.
According to the report, 49 percent of the respondents use spreadsheets as their estimating tool, 47 percent use specialized software, and 4 percent a homegrown solution. Construction estimating software users get better business value from their tools than spreadsheet users. However, 45 percent of construction estimating software users reported they were very satisfied or satisfied with their system’s ease of use. This indicates construction estimating software vendors have improvements to make to the ease of use of their system.