Free Guide from CTS Helps Contractors Evaluate Construction Software Solutions

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

For construction companies, technology is a critical component for staying competitive and keeping project costs under control. When looking to improve productivity and profit, investing in new construction software can be valuable. But choosing the right solution isn’t always easy and buying the wrong software can be costly. A new software selection User’s Guide, released this week by CTS Guides, a leading publisher of construction software reviews and evaluation tools, reduces the risk of construction software selection by providing a step-by-step roadmap for evaluating solutions and vendors.

Sheldon Needles Construction Software Champion Users Guide is a comprehensive resource that leads contracting firms through the software selection process, whether they are evaluating construction accounting software, project management tools or some other type of solution. The User’s Guide includes everything business leaders need to assess their current software needs, identify the shortcomings of their existing systems and find the right replacement tools for maximizing efficiency and controlling job costs. It can also help prevent contractors from choosing overpriced, poor performing software that will actually decrease productivity.

As construction businesses begin rebounding from the recession, their main objective should be to spur project growth while keeping overhead costs down, stated Sheldon Needle, president of CTS and author of the User’s Guide. Construction management software needs to be an effective tool for supporting and improving how the company does business and how they execute everyday transactions. Linking suppliers and subcontracts to projects, and utilizing the field-based technology to enhance productivity, are just some ways that construction software can help contractors rebound as the economy improves.

The 25+ page User’s Guide is packed with detailed, insider advice that will help construction firms:

Perform current and future needs analysis across multiple software applications
Determine the value propositions that must be applied to new software in order to achieve rapid ROI
Evaluate whether cloud computing technology is a viable option now or in the future
Improve communication with construction software vendors to get the information needed to make informed decisions
Enhance all aspects of due diligence, from reference checks and price negotiations to final contract review

Sheldon Needle’s Construction Software Champion User’s Guide is available as part of the free CTS Construction Software Selection Kit, which includes detailed reviews of leading construction software packages and a Smart Shortlist Consult with Sheldon Needle. Also included in the Kit are side-by-side comparisons of product pricing, support costs and training options, and exclusive CTS software selection tools such as a Demo Scorecard, Implementation Planner and ROI calculator.

Click here to download Sheldon Needle’s Construction Software Champion User’s Guide and get CTS’ free Construction Software Selection Kit.


Established in 1983, CTS was the first company to perform hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Since then CTS has helped over 23,000 companies select new software and technology. CTS Guides are also widely used by CPAs, consultants and software resellers to assist their clients.


A former CFO, consultant and software designer, Sheldon Needle has authored or co-authored more than 20 books on software selection and has contributed articles to major publications, including the Journal of Accountancy and Nations Business. CTS was the very first company to do hands-on, independent evaluations of software for the middle market. Sheldon speaks with business owners and managers every day about construction software selection and makes personalized recommendations based on their needs and budget. He is widely known and respected throughout the business software community for his independence, integrity and software selection expertise.

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