Construction Management

A Comparison of 5 Construction ERP Software Options

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Enterprise resource planning is a holistic business software solution made for data analytics. It takes information from different business processes like accounting, payroll, job costing, project management, inventory/equipment management, content management, and order/delivery management, and provides analytics for business executives. Because ERP integrates the financial side of the business with every other sector, you are able to track each cost throughout the whole project lifecycle and make your company more agile.

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For construction managers, choosing the right ERP is a stressful endeavor. ERP software is expensive, and it’s tough to narrow down the options to what’s best for your construction business.

That’s why we’ve distilled the lengthy list of ERPs down to five different options that would be beneficial to construction firms. These systems largely integrate construction accounting software, tool management software, construction CRM software, along with other construction management tools to form a whole system. Read through and take your pick of the best construction ERP software!


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Offering supply chain management, manufacturing, and sales and marketing features, Epicor is a market leader in construction ERP solutions. It can be installed locally, self-hosted, or be used on the cloud. Epicor is highly customizable; users should take advantage of their add-on modules for CRM, QPM, and PLM, especially. Epicor is made by, which prides itself on tailoring software solutions to each company’s needs. Pricing starts at $4,000 and scales with each added module.



Maestro specializes in construction project management and construction accounting. From there, users can choose modules relevant to their business. Some specialized module options include billing, bidding and estimating, change orders, procurement, and equipment management. For more niche construction companies, Maestro ERP offers dispatch, subcontract, and inventory management, along with other tools like MRP-1 purchase planning and time clock tools. Maestro is best-suited for heavy construction companies with project budgets under $100 million.

Microsoft Dynamics SL


While not construction-specific, Microsoft Dynamics SL offers the modules to be able to transform into an ERP worth investing in for the construction industry. The software behemoth centers on project management, distribution add-ons, and construction-specific accounting like estimating and job costing. If your construction company has a world-wide user base yet fewer than 500 employees, Microsoft Dynamics SL is a great scalable option for your overall business needs. Their price is detailed in this downloadable handbook.

Penta Construction ERP


With over thirty years of providing construction software, Penta is a well-known and trusted brand in the industry. Penta Construction ERP was made for multi-location, labor intensive service contractors. It serves mid-sized to large specialty, utility, and industrial contractors in the construction and engineering industries. Reviewers have noted that Penta especially excels with document management and accounting, regardless of if you’re in HVAC, hazard protection, roofing, or another niche industry.

Vista by Viewpoint


From human resources to project collaboration to content management to service management, Vista offers another complete construction ERP solution that’s scalable for a majority of medium to large construction companies. It’s particularly strong in its accounting services—it offers mobile field management, bid management, and estimating tools that plug in seamlessly to RFIs, change orders, and payment plans. Vista also allows integration with BIM and offers business management options, including reporting on performance indicators and safety management.


Naturally, there are a number of other construction ERP software options out there. Did I miss some that should have made the list? Have you used these options? What are your experiences? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author

Rachel Burger

Rachel Burger

Rachel is a former Capterra analyst who covered project management.


Comment by Monica on

Would be great to see a detailed review on Sage X3 for construction

Comment by rami hammada on

all these systems looks great but non of them can do what build-smart and candy do which is integration
visit :
and see for yourself.

Comment by Liesl on

This is a great comparison, thanks! Another ERP solution to consider is contractERP. They have a lot of great features for the construction industry!


Comment by Alex Rodreguez on

Great article! quite insightful. If you want to know more about Microsoft’s solution on ERP for Construction Industry you can have a look at this article:
and share your views.

Comment by Arti Sogani on

I am looking for construction engineering software for client in middle east .

Any suggestions ?

Comment by Sam Edwards on


I work for PwC and we are conducting a piece of work, specifically looking at ERP in the UK construction market.

It would be great if you could put me in contact with Rachel so we can discuss further the views in this article.

I look forward to hearing you,

Sam Edwards

Comment by NCol on

any suggestions between the new Dynamics 365 & Netsuite? We are starting a manufacturing co, producing kitset houses. 20 users / 70 staff.
And just looking at Fasttrack Schedule to do PM

Comment by Prakash Kandaraj on

I would like to suggest NAVBUILD, Certified Solutions for Dynamics NAV from Microsoft for Construction and Project Engineering. Some of the capabilities of the solutions are CRM, estimation, bid Management, BoQ, WBS, Rate Analysis, Budgeting, Project Mgt, subcontract management, Change Orders, Project Planning, Project execution, MS Project & Primavera Integration, Project Accounting, Progressive billing, retention, Project Costing, Earned value, Project WIP and Executive Dashboards.

Comment by SRIKANTH T on

We are in requirement of Stores ERP module to account properly of all stores stocks and inventories. Please suggest the suitable software to upgrape our stores applications.


Comment by James Mallory on

We resell Epicor but we are not the publishers of Epicor as referenced in the article. The attribution should go to – not


Comment by Aysha Zaara on

Yeah so true that for construction managers, choosing the right ERP is a stressful endeavor. But from my experience I would like to suggest that Buildermax ERP software is one of the construction software that meets all the expectations of builders. With a successful track record spanning 12 years, it is little wonder that Buildermax ERP is one of the most sought-after software catering all management and business needs of the builders.

Comment by Nicholas on

Great Article! I would help me lot for selecting an EHR software for my Web based Construction Management Software business. Thank you so much for sharing.

Comment by Anilal on

How easy or difficult are these ERP prodcuts to
customize ?

What about the migrate scenario ?

please share your experience here

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