Procore is a construction project management software that was designed as a web application from the start. Unlike older outdated software that was just moved to the cloud, it uses the latest technologies to provide a simple to use but very secure cloud-based application specifically built for the construction industry professional. Hundreds of companies and hundred thousands of registered users all over the world are using the project management software to manage construction projects and teams with greater efficiency and healthier profits.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Project Dashboard, Scheduling, Reporting and Timecard – Procore software provides users a one-page view where they can monitor progress of and manage multiple projects. With a simple and intuitive interface as easy as using email, first time users can access any project from the portfolio and see up-to-the-minute status. Users who are using MS Project or Oracle Primavera can create, edit and share project schedules within this web application. It also has the ability to generate portfolio-level or detailed individual project-level reports. It also has a Timecard feature that allows quick data entry, categorization, export for payroll and overall improved timekeeping function.
- Document Management, Directory Permissions, Email Tracking, RFIs, and other communications – This construction project management software has unlimited storage space that helps keep and manage project documents of all types in a secure online site. It provides directories that have permission settings for security and an email address that can receive attachments automatically. It has check in/out functionality but also provides a built-in viewer that can preview DWG files online. It has comprehensive communication tools for RFIs, submittals, transmittals, and minutes of the meeting. It allows users to use their current emails but can also receive copies and help users search for any project-related email from its system.
- Contact and Change Management, Bidding, Security, Integrations, Mobile apps, and more – Procore allows users to approve and distribute contracts and change orders using email with any computer or mobile device. From the system, they can send out bid invitations, set due dates, attach documents, track the bid status online, and filter vendors. The company’s servers are designed and built to be resilient and secure physically and electronically. It also has better connectivity and power infrastructure. The software also has native apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
- CurrentSet – Procore releases a drawing management tool called CurrentSet that allows the project team to upload, mark up, view, and share drawings and sketches. It has version tracking capabilities that ensure people are working always with the most recent drawing plans. Those authorized to mark up and annotate the drawings can do so easily with any device and share them afterwards within seconds. While making changes out in the field where Internet connection may not always be optimal, the user can make the mark up and annotations offline. Automatic syncing once online will ensure that everyone is working with the most recent version. CurrentSet can be used on its own for free and starts with 750 sheets up to 2500 sheets.
Procore construction project management software uses a simple flat-rate price for an annual access agreement. That price will be determined by the software company by first determining how the customer intends to use it. Price depends on several factors, including the number of projects anticipated, size of the project team and the value of the construction projects. Once this price is quoted, it will be a fixed cost for the entire year without any additional charges. The annual price also includes unlimited use of the mobile apps, Desktop Widget, email support, and access to the knowledgebase and video tutorials.
Social Network Presence
Procore is for the construction industry in general. Specifically, it is for general contractors, construction management firms, owners, specialty contractors and engineering firms.
It supports English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Procore also features a multilingual interface capability that can be customized for a client for a one-time language conversion fee. It is not a translation tool, however.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Robbins|Reed, AvalonBay Communtities, TELACU Construction Management, Build Group, Inc., Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Gallagher-Kaiser, TAS Energy, and Myers and Chapman, Inc.
Wes Gorin of Weston Woodworks stated that he went and looked through all the possible options, and Procore was the clear winner.
Frank Dragotta of the Dragotta Group described the construction project management software as more intuitive and easier to handle than other online software.
A lot of work was put in to make Procore easy to use, and as a result, a lot of people like to use Procore. They also have a proven methodology that includes best practices in getting an organization up and running with the software. Other benefits include training, account management, customer support, a simple pricing with no hidden costs, and superior technology that keeps your date safe and secure.
Procore Technologies, Inc., is a privately held PM software development company whose products are designed specifically for the construction industry. It was founded in 2003 by current CEO Craig Courtemanche who has extensive experience both as a builder and as an owner of a technology firm. When he realized that project management techniques as applied in the construction industry were not taking advantage of the web and other modern technologies, he decided to start the company that will design and build the software. Headquarters is in Carpinteria, California with other offices in Northern and Southern California, Austin, Texas and Willmar, Minnesota. The company has received a total of $19M in investment funding, $4M of which came from Persistence Partners in 2007 and $15M from Bessemer Venture Partners in June 2014.