Home
 > Evaluation Centers > Evaluation Centers > Construction
Construction
Here, you'll find links to the information and resources you need to make an informed Construction software selection:
The construction industry encompasses a wide variety of products and services: project engineering, manufacturing, and specialized services for the construction of houses, hospitals, highways, buildings, shopping centers, and more. Typical construction industry businesses include residential building companies, commercial and administrative (non-residential) building companies, public constructors (roads, bridges, power, water and other projects), civil engineering companies, building rehabilitation and maintenance companies, and building equipment contractors.
+ More Details
- Less Details
Generally speaking, the industry is comprised of firms of all sizes, types of ownership, and areas of business. However, there are some similarities that derive primarily from the nature of the industry:

  • Construction companies are entirely project-management-driven, since each project is unique and requires the use of project management methods.
  • Construction companies are characterized by a high level of specialization, whether vertical (based on employee skills, the tools and the materials used, e.g., plumbing, roofing) or horizontal (based on project types, e.g., bridges, residential buildings, roads).
Like other industry segments, construction organizations deal with some general challenges arising from global and regional economic conditions, intense market competition, and standards compliance. The construction industry must also face some very specific challenges:

  • Local construction companies are in competition with global companies, and must therefore demonstrate competitive advantages that global companies do not have—and vice versa.
  • Construction firms must manage projects that are costly and that require long-term investment resources, from both customers and contractors.
  • Organizations in the construction sector must comply with a large number of national building codes and regulations in many areas (construction processes, health and safety issues, procurement, etc.).
  • Construction companies must deal with market demand for more energy-efficient buildings, healthier indoor environments, and construction quality enhancements.
  • Material and component price escalations, transport constraints, and fuel price fluctuations are examples of micro- and macro- economic factors strongly influencing the construction industry.
  • Construction companies must address the need to properly manage fixed assets.
Because the construction industry is capital-intensive, construction companies need to be able to manage all resources accurately in order to increase profit while encouraging quality and business model improvement. Companies from the construction industry can take advantage of software solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that specialize in service delivery to support specific construction project portfolio management (PPM) and back-office operations, among other operations.

Start Your Software Evaluation:


Related Companies


Related RFP Templates


ERP for the Services Industry (Non-manufacturing) RFI/RFP Template
Portfolio and Project Management, Resource Planning and Scheduling, Opportunity, Contac... Read More...

Related White Papers


The Top 5 Mistakes Professional Services Firms Make and How to Avoid Them
Source: FinancialForce.com
Over the past decade, demand has shifted from “hard” services, such as manufacturing an... Read More...
Selling Solutions for Manufacturers: Configurators
Source: Verenia LLC
Make-to-order and engineer-to-order companies that offer configurable, multi-option, an... Read More...
The Ultimate Guide to Quote-to-Cash
Source: Apttus
Whether you are in sales, sales ops, legal, finance, operations, or any management posi... Read More...
The Ultimate Guide to E-commerce on Salesforce1
Source: Apttus
This white paper looks at the strong technical foundation that the Salesforce1 Platform... Read More...
Driving Growth in Manufacturing with CPQ
Source: Apttus
Manufacturing leads other industries in using configure, price, order (CPQ) software in... Read More...

Related TEC Reports


Leadership Undone
No matter what style leaders embrace, they dictate the tone of their employees' behavio... Read More...
GLOVIA G2 for ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report (2014)
GLOVIA G2 by Glovia International is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterpr... Read More...
TEC Highlights Report: Infor SyteLine v.9
Similarly to other Infor ERP products, Infor SyteLine follows Infor’s general approach ... Read More...
Infor SyteLine 9 ERP Certification Report
Infor SyteLine 9 by Infor is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise reso... Read More...
Infor—Putting Innovation at the Center of Business
Infor is one of the top-selling enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendors wor... Read More...

Related Research Articles


ERP Services Provider Godlan Gets High Marks from Its Clients [Infographic]
This infographic gives a snapshot of ERP services provider Godlan’s experience and area... Read More...
Grandweld Shipyards Selects IFS Applications
Grandweld Shipyards, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair, a... Read More...
Infor Unveils CloudSuite Financials, Raising the Bar
Infor announces Infor CloudSuite Financials, the next-gen financials and accounting sof... Read More...
Infor and Aras Partner for Cloud PLM
At the Inforum 2014 user conference, Infor announced Infor PLM Innovator. Delivered in ... Read More...
Infor Delivers CloudSuite Business, Takes Aim at NetSuite
At Inforum 2014, Infor announced Infor CloudSuite Business, a cloud enterprise resource... Read More...

Additional Related Publications


Recent Searches
Others A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

©2014 Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. All rights reserved.