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How Job Roles Impact Software Purchasing Decisions

What drives construction industry firms when they are seeking new software? To answer the question, Software Advice devised a study for which they used 770 randomly selected interactions with business owners and project managers.

The study clearly shows how the buyer’s role makes a big difference in software purchase decisions. Business owners most frequently cited company growth as their top reason for seeking new software. Project managers, on the other hand, most frequently cited their desire for either an all-in-one suite or improved integration between best-of-breed applications.

Among respondents with a deployment preference, 70 percent of owners preferred on-premise, while 72 percent of project managers preferred Web-based.

To read the whole research report, visit Sofware Advice.

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a construction industry communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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