8 Great Accounting Software Programs for Construction Businesses

Construction companies have to juggle both operational and accounting tasks through a variety of stages in order to be successful. There are many software packages on the market that claim to make these processes easier. The eight programs for accounting and business management listed below are excellent for construction companies seeking help running their businesses.

Jonas Construction Software

Jonas Construction Software is an award-winning system that first came to the market in 1990. It offers an array of construction management applications for bid management, project management, service management, customer management, and accounting. In fact, Jonas Construction Software has more than 40 modules designed to help construction companies manage both the accounting and operational aspects of the construction business. Jonas Construction Software is well suited for construction companies with at least $1 million of annual revenues.

QuickMeasure OnScreen

The package offered by Tally Systems is designed for construction companies that need a takeoff system for generating estimates of items needed for a project based on the blueprints.

QuickMeasure OnScreen is a good choice for small construction companies that do their estimations in Microsoft Excel but want an affordable software system to streamline operations and reduce takeoff times.

QuickMeaure OnScreen data can be transferred to most job estimation software packages as well, which is another advantage of this takeoff software.

B2W Estimate

B2W Estimate, formerly known as BID2Win, is an estimation and bid management software for heavy construction contractors, which includes earthwork, paving, utility, highway, and other heavy construction companies.

B2W Estimate helps heavy construction contractors track time and labor costs, materials and billings, as well as track communications with vendors and subcontractors, and other workflow documentation.

B2W Estimate can integrate with a few of the larger accounting software and enterprise resource management applications for mid- to large-sized heavy contractors with at least $25 million of annual revenues and 30 or more employees.

WinEx Master

WinEx Master is a specialized construction accounting software for firms that need software to manage their excavation takeoff needs. The software is capable of creating a digital plan takeoff, including the ability to create both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) takeoffs.

WinEx Master also has the ability to import both CAD and vector files. WinEx is not a comprehensive accounting software application, instead, it serves only to improve a construction firm's excavation takeoff needs. WinEx Master can be used by any size excavation construction firm, large or small.

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is a web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for construction companies. This software is capable of a wide array of functions, including customer management, estimating, takeoff, bid management, project management, and accounting.

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is designed for construction companies with at least $25 million to 30 million of annual revenues.

Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating is an estimating software for all types of construction companies. Sage is a leading accounting software company for businesses having created the industry-specific Sage Construction Accounting Software product line.

While Sage Estimating is a stand-alone product, it can be integrated with Sage’s construction accounting software. Sage estimating is good for small construction companies with at least $1 million of annual revenues.


COINS is designed for large contractors that need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is capable of managing all aspects of a construction business.

COINS has all the basic accounting modules, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources, project management, and others needed to run a small business. Its project management application also includes job costing, change orders, purchase orders, and other functions that larger construction companies require.

Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction

Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small- to mid-sized construction companies. Microsoft Dynamics SL for Construction has accounting, project management, service management, billing management, IT management, and other functional modules construction firms need.