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Managing a project in any industry requires a great amount of planning and control and things can spiral out of control without the necessary tools (read software) in place to manage the show. The construction industry is no different. While construction management software that offer complete solutions for each stage of project management abound the market, the cost factor could be intimidating for a lot of construction firms.
We are here to discuss the top 4 open source software that can help you to get quick fixes in your project management without any monetary investment. The caveat being they are just that: a quick fix solution. So, if there are too many holes that need patching, it probably makes more sense in investing in a more comprehensive package rather than taking the help of different open source solutions.
Getting an estimate of construction contracts, printing the estimate along with a proposal is no mean feat in itself. Estimator Application does all of this for you effortlessly in the quickest possible way. The following are the significant features:
A construction company has to deal with numerous iterations of the same drawings, and it can get cumbersome to manage all of them in a single place, not to mention the perils of losing data or having the team not in sync with the updated versions. CurrentSet by Procore is your saviour in that sense as it contains features true to its name:
Handling large volumes of documents that are accessed and edited by hundreds of users within the company can be nightmarish with a good document management system. OpenDocMan is a free PHP-based software that not only stores all your documents in one lace but also allows for granular access for every file stored. Some other key benefits include:
Want to plan your project and also execute another simultaneously? Your best bet is 2-Plan: a robust software with the 2-Plan desktop version designed especially for companies that need to handle multiple projects. An online tool that also functions well with the iOS, 2-Plan does a whole lot for you:
Like we said, the above free software can come in handy if you are stuck in any of the stages in a project and need a quick-fix solution. For a long term solution, we’d recommend investing in a comprehensive and fully-integrated software solution.
Have you used any of the above software in your company? We’d like to know your feedback.