Corecon Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Corecon is a web-based construction software suite that aims to improve the organization, communication, and efficiency of its user companies. It has a comprehensive set of features that include estimating, project management, job cost control, scheduling, and collaboration. It also includes several add-on products that allow businesses to be connected to a central database even when on the go, when using third-party accounting software, or when inviting external partners and clients to see specific areas and projects in the application.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Lead Tracking and Estimating – Corecon construction software enables users to manage awarded projects and keep track of opportunities. It acts as a CRM system for construction companies that can take advantage of its powerful capabilities. Features include contact management, lead tracking and analytics, drawings and specifications, invitation to bid, estimates, estimating cost databases, estimate RFP packages, lead-to-project Wizard, and others. It has win/loss dashboards that makes it easy to pursue the right jobs. It also has a 4-tier WBS with optional markup for line items that helps users to prepare estimates for even the most complex jobs.
- Project Management and Collaboration – This comprehensive suite of cloud-based software includes project management features that helps organize and track correspondence, documentation, schedule, and tasks. Modules include management of correspondence and documentation, quality control and safety, and scheduling. A single application allows users to manage all types of tasks, including contracts, changes, correspondence, drawings, documentation, quality control, and scheduling, to name a few. Project calendars will automatically show time sensitive information to notify staff, whether in the office or on site through mobile apps.
- Job Costing, Mobile Apps, Integration, Client Portal, and more – Corecon is designed to simplify job costing through a single database and seamless integration with popular accounting systems. Features include contract administration, procurement, HR, Timecard, and Misc. Expenses, and financial analytics. Subscribers are able to use for free native iOS and Android apps, so teams can work together regardless of location. It has several integration products that work with QuickBooks, Sage 50, SAP, Xero, and MS Outlook. The TeamLink Portal cloud service allows users to grant secure, real-time access to consultants, subcontractors, or suppliers. A variety of technical support is available including phone support, training videos, webinars, knowledgebase, and more.
Corecon offers individual employee license and also company-wide plans. Features included in the plans are the ability to track unlimited leads and projects, unlimited logins for outside firms, Android and iOS apps, free phone and email support, free live webinars and software updates, and choice of integration to accounting systems. Those interested can contact the company for a personalized quote.
Social Network Presence
Corecon is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses in the architecture, engineering, construction and real-estate development industries. Main users of the software are general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, home builders, remodelers, architects, engineers, and real-estate developers.
Some of their Clients
No specific client data are available, but states about 6000 subscribers in 15 countries use their software.
Reid Auger stated that overall, Corecon has improved the company’s reporting abilities, the look of their documents, project management abilities, and interoffice communications. It integrates with QuickBooks, and has customizable reporting tool.
Edward Nugent described the construction software as comprehensive. It was able to handle 4 major projects all at the same time. He added that he was able to give his subcontractor access only to areas that he needed. However, he stated that it was a challenge to learn, and requires daily use to get really familiar with.
Sahel Khan stated that the software provided an all-in-one solution. He wished that the modules on estimating, scheduling, bidding, and ITB be improved further, but he still recommends it as a pretty good solution that allows for seamless transition between estimating/project management/documentation and financials.
Corecon is a highly respected and stable construction software suite with reported 98 percent satisfaction rating. The comprehensive set of features enable users to eliminate or at least reduce the use of multiple unconnected tools for a smoother and seamless business process. A cloud solution provides real-time and accessible platform, and its mobile and integrations provide flexibility to complete a robust collaborative construction system. Version 8 (V8) continues to bring the best and latest technology updates to the software.
Corecon Technologies is a privately held construction software development company based in Huntington Beach, CA, USA. It was founded in 1999 by Norman Wendl, President. The company is composed of veteran construction professionals who applies their industry knowledge to build a cost-effective and user friendly software for architecture, engineering and construction companies who struggle to maintain multiple copies of documents, read long email threads, and constantly update scattered spreadsheets.