Canada has a declining labor force due to an aging population and delayed entry into the workforce -and businesses are feeling the repercussions. Entrepreneurs are working longer hours and struggling to fulfill contracts, resulting in lost sales and opportunities. However, the good news is that businesses of all sizes and across industries can leverage technology to boost productivity and find internal efficiencies to bridge the gaps and do more with the people they have.
Tech innovators in the construction industry have come out with incredible ideas like Hadrian X the brick-laying robot and while videos of his industriousness are fun to watch, you might not see this technology on every job site. The same holds true for the hilariously named “Basil” the automated drywall hanger who has worked on projects in the San Francisco airport. “Oh behave Basil.”
Most companies choose to enhance and adopt their digital capabilities with more practical solutions. Over the past few months, we have spoken with many construction industry companies about their internal digital tools and today we will share with you the list of software products that have come up most often – in no particular order and with no kickbacks 🙂
Aptora provides Field Service Management Software for HVAC, Petroleum, Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing and other industries.
Developers of receipt and document management, recipe management, and writing and creativity software for the macOS, iOS and Windows platforms.
Construction project management software for home builders, remodelers and contractors.
Part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud, connecting workflows, teams, and data to help you build better.
AssetTiger is a free online asset management service with thousands of active accounts. Cloud-based, unlimited users, barcode scanning, mobile app.
HR software for small and medium businesses to manage recruitment, time-off, benefits, and payroll from a browser. No more spreadsheets.
MERX is Canada’s #1 source of business opportunities. Find thousands of new bids & tenders in one place.
Get to know the eProcurement platform that connects buyers and suppliers with 100% digital, paperless, 24/7 bidding. Compliant bids, every time. It’s that simple.
Square Takeoff a Construction Blueprint Takeoff and Estimating Software
Bluebeam construction software empowers AEC teams to collaborate in real time and manage projects from design to completion on any device – anywhere.
Construction management software used by 100,000+ residential building professionals. Easily manage project estimates, proposals, client communication and more.
Pay your guys instantly and request payments easily with Truss. Manage accounts. Automate billing. Control card spend. And it costs you nothing.
JobNimbus is leveling up roofing companies. Try out the best mobile app and all-in-one software for 14 days for free.
ON!Track tool tracking and asset management software gives the ability to track and monitor tools, assets, certifications, maintenance schedules, and more.
Airtable is a low‒code platform to build next‒gen apps. Move beyond rigid tools, operationalize your critical data, and reimagine workflows with AI.
Jobber’s home & commercial service software is the best way to organize your service business. Quote, schedule, invoice, and get paid—all in one place. Our easy-to-use app powers your sales, operations, and customer service.
Connecting All People, Applications, and Devices in One Central Hub.
Obviously, this list is not exhaustive, but it gives you a general idea of what people are using. Office suites like Microsoft 365, and customer tools like Hubspot’s powerful free CRM feature strongly as well. Special shout-out to local solution providers like Level Software Inc. who provide accurate books delivered with timely job costing in a hybrid automated-human capacity.
When considering any technology implementation project there are definite steps that can help ensure successful outcomes.
Read our article on how to run a digital project in your office.
Tell us what software you are using in the comments below.