California, US-based Corecon Technologies has upgraded its cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software suite.
The related fields of estimating and bid management have been hot topics among US construction SaaS technology providers in late 2020. For example, at its annual Groundbreak event earlier this month, California-based Procore announced the acquisition of Esticom, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based estimating and takeoff solutions and pre-construction technology for specialist subcontractors (post; Procore’s marketplace also provides integrations with other US estimating and take-off solutions including Bidbox, Beck Technology’s Destini Estimator, Joyne, ProEst and Stack). And Autodesk has expanded the geographic reach of its hitherto largely US-focused BuildingConnected bid management network to the UK and Ireland (also, incidentally, a target market for Procore) – see final section of previous post.
Another California, US-based business, Corecon Technologies has just released a major upgrade to its cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software suite. Completing a phased transition to the Angular web app development platform, the update includes significant improvements to the module’s user interface (UI) plus various customer-driven enhancements to track and win new projects. Corecon says (news release) this is its most complex module update since moving to the framework in 2017. Corecon President Norman Wendl says:
“Corecon was already an unparalleled offering in the cloud construction estimating software space, providing not only comprehensive capabilities for developing detailed estimates, but also offering integrated RFP [request for proposal] Packages to solicit and collect pricing from vendors. Our latest enhancements provide construction companies with even more capabilities for producing accurate and competitive bids.”
Corecon’s RFP Packages feature now includes a new Kanban View to group vendors by bid response status. The Bid Analysis function also incorporates UI changes that provide greater insights into vendor pricing (read more about these and other improvements in Corecon’s announcement). Wendl continues:
“We are continuously seeking to provide practical forward-looking solutions that deliver value to construction companies as well as their clients. Our estimating module upgrade provides a modern and collaborative approach to preparing estimates that outperform Windows-based estimating systems, spreadsheets or other online offerings that address just a portion of the estimating process. Another feature of Corecon that is now more prized than ever before by our subscribers is the ability to access our cloud software from home, the jobsite or office, allowing essential construction work to progress even during the COVID-19 pandemic.”