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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Construction App [Ebook]

The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Construction App [Ebook]

Choose the Best Mobile Construction Software for Your Company

If you’re like any modern shopper today, you’ve probably experienced something called buyer’s remorse. Chances are, you were blown away at first look of a product or service, and before you knew it, your credit card was charged. Fast forward minutes, days or even months later, and feeling of dread hits and you’re left feeling like you can’t believe you spent an absorbent amount of money on something you didn’t really end up needing to begin with.

Although buyer’s remorse can happen during any purchase decision, it can be particularly painful when it comes to business software purchases. In the building industry, the market is becoming saturated with options for mobile construction productivity software that it’s getting harder to determine how to find the best construction app for your company. More options mean more flashy ad campaigns, overzealous salespeople and seemingly endless (and not always good) solutions to consider for those making the purchase decision.  

Most of us know by now that our workers need construction productivity software in the trailer and on the field. When properly implemented, productivity on jobsites skyrockets and improved communication and collaboration makes everyone’s lives easier. But the stakes for picking the right software are high (and so are the prices), and construction professionals can no longer afford to blame a bad decision on a pushy sales rep. In fact, according to a recent study of B2B purchase decisions makers from DiscoverOrg, software buyer’s remorse had little to do with salespeople. 90% of respondents claim they experienced remorse because they had made a mistake with research or implementation.

So, how do you sort through the weeds to find software gold and the best construction app for your company? In our new ebook, Construction Productivity Software Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best Mobile Construction Apps for your Company, we’ll show you how to avoid buyer’s remorse and pick the right option for your company and projects. After reading our guide, you should be able to clearly answer the following question when considering a construction app: Is this mobile construction app right for my company?

Here’s What You’ll Find Inside

How to Identify Your Software Needs

To pick the right construction productivity software, you must first understand your own needs. In our guide, we dive deep into the important questions you should start asking before you dig into product-specific research. If you don’t have a clear idea of your goals or what you need software to do, it’s impossible to know where to begin when navigating the sea of options to find the best construction app for your projects. For instance, how will you measure the ROI for your software purchase? Our ebook will help you hone in and focus your search based on your current company structure or goals you’d like to achieve.

Questions You Should Ask About Software Options

Once you’ve established the reason why you want to use a mobile construction app on your projects, the product research begins. To help you make more efficient and wiser decisions on the software you’re considering, our ebook provides a series of critical questions (and reasons why) you should be asking about the product or a sales representative.

Not all construction apps are created equally, and the expression, “you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince,” could be easily applied to the search for construction productivity software. However, with these questions outlined in our ebook, you should be able to expedite and streamline the process to find your software hero, or at least the best construction app to serve your custom needs.

Key Features of Best Construction Apps 

So, you’ve narrowed down your choices to just a few good options. What’s next? The devil is in the details and key features will really set “good” from “great” construction mobile app apart. Reading our guide, you’ll find several of the most relevant and productivity enhancing features the best construction app should have.  

Choose Wisely, Builder Friends

Before you officially submit your payment information for a software solution you don’t know much about, take a step back and do your research. No one wants to be “that person” who made the whole company or team use software they don’t like, or worse, aren’t actually using. Buyer’s remorse doesn’t have to be in your cards. Take the time to consider your needs and the product options when it comes to construction productivity software. Start the process today to find the best construction app by downloading our ebook, Construction Productivity Software Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best Mobile Construction Apps for your Company.

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Grace Ellis

Currently, as the Content Marketing Specialist at PlanGrid, Grace is responsible for helping to manage the PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog. With nearly eight years of experience in marketing, communications, and PR for technology companies, she is specialized in content creation across both traditional and digital media platforms.