Best Construction Accounting Software Programs

These Business Managements Programs Can Improve Project Management

Construction companies have to juggle both operational and accounting aspects in order to be successful. There are many programs on the market that claim to make these processes easier. These 10 programs listed below are the best accounting and business management applications that construction companies can use to run their businesses.

Jonas Construction Software

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Jonas Software is an award-winning construction software that first came to the market in 1990. It offers an array of construction management applications for bid management, project management, service management, customer management and accounting. In fact, Jonas Construction Software has more than 40 modules designed to help construction companies manage both the accounting and operational aspects of the construction business. Jonas Construction Software is well suited for construction companies with at least $1 million of annual revenues. More

QuickMeasure OnScreen

Tally Systems is a construction software that is designed for companies that need a takeoff system for generating the estimates of the items needed for a project from the blueprints. QuickMeasure OnScreen is a good choice for small construction companies that do their estimations in Microsoft Excel but want an affordable software system to streamline operations and reduce takeoff times. QuickMeaure OnScreen data can be transferred to most job estimation software packages as well, which is another advantage of this takeoff software.

ID2WIN Estimating & Bidding

ID2WIN Estimating & Bidding is an estimation and bid management software for heavy construction contractors, which includes earthwork, paving, utility, highway and other heavy construction companies. ID2WIN Estimating & Bidding helps heavy construction contractors track time and labor costs, materials and billings, as well as track communications with vendors and subcontractors and other workflow documentation. ID2WIN Estimating & Bidding can integrate with a few of the larger accounting software and enterprise resource management applications for mid- to large-sized heavy contractors with at least $25 million of annual revenues and 30 or more employees.

WinEx Master

WinEx Master is a specialized construction accounting software for firms that need software to manage their excavation takeoff needs. The software is capable of creating a digital plan takeoff, which includes the ability to create both two-dimensional (2D) and three dimension (3D) takeoffs as well. WinEx Master also has the ability to import both CAD and Vector files. WinEx is not a comprehensive accounting software application but serves only to improve a construction firm's excavation takeoff needs. WinEx Master can be used by any size excavation construction firm, large or small. More

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is a web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for construction companies. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is capable of a wide array of functions from customer management, estimating, takeoff, bid management, project management and accounting. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is designed for construction companies with at least $25 to 30 million of annual revenues.

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating is an estimating software for all types of construction companies. Sage is a leading accounting software company for businesses, even developing the industry-specific Sage Construction Accounting Software product line. While Sage Estimating is a stand-alone product, it can be integrated with Sage’s construction accounting software. Sage estimating is good for small construction companies with at least $1 million of annual revenues. More

Maxwell Systems StreetSmarts

Maxwell Systems StreetSmarts is a business management software that can help heavy construction firms manage projects, takeoffs, and accounting. MaxWell Systems StreetSmarts can handle time and materials billings, job costing, and has document management functionality. Maxwell Systems StreetSmarts is designed for construction firms with more than $10 million of annual revenues. More


COINS is designed for large contractors that need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is capable of managing all aspects of their construction business. COINS has the basic accounting modules, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources, project management and others needed to run a business, but its project management application has job costing, change orders, purchase orders and other functions that a large construction company will require.

Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction

Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small- to mid-sized construction companies. Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction has accounting, project management, service management, business intelligence, IT management and other functional modules construction firms need. More