Top 3 free and open source construction project management softwares

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With increased construction activities in Africa comes the challenge of management. But thanks to innovative softwares like construction project management software the problem can be taken care of.

A recent report by Deloitte shows that there is a huge growth of project management software in Africa as the expansion of the commercial buildings, institutional building and public works continues.

Construction review online looks into three Free and Open Source Construction Project Management Softwares that are taking the industry by storm.

1. WorkflowMax

This is one the commonly used softwares by many professional in Africa as it has the perfect time and invoice management system.

The software is an end-to-end PM solution that has tools for sales leads, initiation, implementation, close-out and billing phases of the project. Pricing is at a convenient user per month basis, so it is easy to scale depending on the company’s business load.

It is ideal for architects, building and construction professionals, surveyors and engineers, among others. It is an integrated workflow and PM toolkit that works well with Xero accounting software.

2. Procore
Procore is a cloud-based CPM software designed specifically for the construction industry by Procore Technologies.

It is designed to use the latest web technologies to provide a simple but secure cloud-based application. It utilizes a one-page project dashboard where the user can manage multiple projects and monitor their progress.

It is full of features including a change order system and a drawing management tool. It offers a simple flat-rate annual pricing depending on how the software will be used.

2. BuilderTREND
BuilderTREND is a cloud-based, award winning home builder and remodeler PM software. It has features that support pre-sale process such as lead management, proposal generation, and bid management.

It has scheduling, to-do lists, time sheets, messaging, and accounting software integrations. It also has customer management functions such as change orders and documents management, to name a few.

Pricing starts at $99 per month at one project per year with no setup fees or contracts. Pricing scales as the need to accommodate more projects are required.

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