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10 Best Roofing Software You Should Be Using Today

Starting a roofing business always includes a number of activities needed to be handled at once and not let work become chaotic. Using a roofing software can be good solution for this.
By Phoebe Nguyen | EnvZone Staff
on October 15, 2019 | 10 min read
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There are a lot of factors to consider before starting a roofing business including professional roofers with a great understanding of the mechanics, the right expertise with useful advice in both roofing and business areas, capital for basic equipment, insurance and many other things to take care about. However, there is one problem of managing resources for the roofing business that have a quite enormous impact on the whole roofing business process. We put together a list of roofing software that can help you to manage your roofing business for all aspects in an effective way. Now, let’s find out what are they in the following part.

What is a roofing software?

Roofing software is an effective support tool for roofing businesses in monitoring the implementation of construction works to ensure the project is implemented on schedule and not violating the terms in the signed contract.

Using roofing management software helps businesses to:

  • Progress management, quality
  • Expense management
  • Managing labor safety and construction environment
  • Risk management
  • Manage contracting contracts
  • Track sales, production, contracting situation

All in all, a roofing management software is designed in such a way that it meets the requirements of roofing business processes in the most effective manner.

List of Top 10 Roofing Software

1. BUILDERTREND

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Courtesy: Buildertrend

Buildertrend is a construction management system for home builders, remodelers, specialty contractors and general contractors. Basically, it combines project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management and service management in a single suite.

With nearly 1 million users across the globe, Buildertrend’s software helps construction professionals build more projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors, and increasing customer satisfaction. From Estimating, Scheduling, and Change Order features to Client Communication and Document Management tools, the feature set is here to streamline every aspect of the construction process.

Buildertrend provides pre-sale tools including a built-in customer relationship management (CRM) system, bids and proposals. Project management tools include scheduling, budgeting, time sheets and more. Customer management tools include change order and selection management, warranty requests and payment processing. This system also integrates with other solutions such as QuickBooks, Xero and various dedicated estimating and takeoff tools.

Features:

  • Online Schedule Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Document & Photo Management
  • Selections Management
  • Warranty / Service Management
  • Improving Sales
  • Project Communication
  • Job Costing
  • Estimating
  • Proposal Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Subcontractor Portal
  • Daily Logs
  • Time Tracking
  • Warranty Management

Price:

Starting from: $299.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Unlimited projects for $299/month with 3 users. Each additional user is $39. Users include employees of the contracted client. Clients and Subcontractors are unlimited. 30 day risk free trial.

2. FINALCAD

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Courtesy: Finalcad

FINALCAD is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses manage the entire lifecycle of building construction from planning to completion and final handover.

FINALCAD primarily offers mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices and helps strengthen collaboration between architects, site engineers, owners, and contractors. The main features offered by the software include document management, project tracking, incident reporting, drawings integration, quality control checklist, collaboration and task administration. 

FINALCAD supports periodic reporting of construction work at every stage as well as enables site engineers to address major issues, defects, and risks in a timely manner. For example, architects can share 2D and 3D models of building layouts with other stakeholders involved in the project. Engineers and site managers are immediately notified of any changes to designs via real-time alerts.

Features:

  • Work assignment
  • Effective communication between back office and field worker
  • Contractor database
  • Incident reporting
  • Inventory tracking
  • Project lifecycle management
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Offline access
  • Generate progress reports
  • Time and cost tracking
  • Quality monitoring
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time reporting
  • Workflow management
  • Dashboard
  • Mobile alerts
  • Document management
  • Work history
  • Advanced analytics
  • Periodic reporting
  • Performance tracking
  • Share documents digitally
  • Location tracking
  • Subcontractor management

Price:

Starting from: $59.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

3. STACK

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Courtesy: Stack

STACK is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating software that offers SMBs a single and centralized platform from which to manage construction bidding processes.

With STACK, users can measure digital plans, collaborate with team members, finalize project estimates and customize materials and pricing quickly and accurately. Concrete and masonry contractors can estimate footings, walls, site casts and tilt-up or lift-slab projects, while interior finish contractors can measure plans and determine quantities for ceiling, drywall, flooring and painting. STACK’s powerful measurement, markup and cutout tools are also beneficial for landscapers planning minor site work, irrigation or paving and general contractors seeking to verify quantity takeoff. With these careful measurements, users can then apply material, labor and equipment costs accordingly.

Every STACK user has access to a library of industry specific material databases, customizable takeoff and estimating reports and organizational tools such as the bid calendar dashboard, optical character recognition, auto naming and bookmarking. STACK provides users with a cloud-based, floating license which allows users to access and utilize STACK features at any time, from any location.

Features:

  • Price data / price books
  • Cost database
  • Calculators
  • Takeoff
  • Measurement & markup tools
  • Activity management
  • Automatic backup
  • Bid management
  • Calendar management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Content library
  • Customizable reporting
  • Estimating
  • File transfer
  • Planning tools
  • Project development
  • Project planning
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time updates
  • Project security
  • Strategic planning
  • Scheduling
  • Activity dashboard
  • Labor costs
  • Data import/export
  • Cost management
  • Built-in database
  • Cost estimaing
  • Project estimating
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Building product database
  • Reporting & statistics

Price

Starting from: $999.00/year

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

4. Esticom Software

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Courtesy: Esticom

Esticom is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating platform that helps contractors manage construction projects with real-time access to labor, pricing, plans and material database.

Primary features of Esticom include peer reviews, integrated quotes, project templates, CRM dashboard, sales pipeline tracking, material lists, note sharing and project deadline tracker. The solution offers drag-and-drop functionality with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing symbol database allowing users to directly draw legends from plans.

Additionally, the platform allows businesses create professional proposals which can be exported to Excel/Microsoft Word and PDF.

Features:

  • Assembly takeoff
  • Electronic plans
  • Peer review and approvals
  • Estimating
  • Onscreen take-off builder
  • Job management
  • Custom proposal generation
  • Custom quote generation
  • Sales pipeline tracking
  • PDF export option
  • Built-in reporting options
  • Export to Word and Excel
  • Drag and drop design tools
  • Material & labor database
  • Project estimating
  • Upload from Google Drive
  • Redundant data elimination
  • Deadline tracking
  • Real-time material pricing
  • Task assignment

Price:

Starting from: $99.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Free 14-day trial, then $99 per month

5. AI Field Management Software

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Courtesy: AI Field Management

AI Field Management is a cloud-based solution, AI Field Management or "AI FM" is Cloud-based, SaaS model for businesses of all sizes and types that helps small to large enterprises manage and collaborate with field employees. The artificial intelligence-based platform allows teams to track customers' information such as name, contact numbers, locations, email addresses, credit cards and even how they prefer to communicate with businesses.

Key features AI Field Management include customer website portal, inventory/asset management, time tracking, payroll reports and job management. It enables users to track sales revenue/commissions and create customizable reports as per business requirements.

Additionally, it comes with mobile applications for Android and iOS devices, which lets managers engage with field employees in real-time conversations, facilitating productivity across operations. 

Features:

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / notifications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking management
  • Client Portal
  • Commission reports
  • Contract History
  • Credit card processing
  • Customer Account Mgmt
  • Customer Database Mgmt
  • Customer management
  • Data import / export
  • Docs Storage/Share
  • Electronic signature
  • Email notifications
  • Employee scheduling
  • Employee/Supplier Mgmt
  • Equipment management
  • Field sales management
  • File storage
  • Filtered views
  • GPS integration
  • Invoicing
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-location
  • Payroll management
  • Project Estimating
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Real Time Notifications/ Reporting/ Updates
  • Recurring appointments
  • Referral tracking
  • Rules based algorithms
  • SMS integration
  • Sales reporting
  • Scheduling & appointments
  • Search functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self service portal
  • Service history tracking
  • Warehouse management
  • Worker management

Price:

Starting from: $4.99/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Special Introductory Pricing at $4.99 per person/mo for 1 month then $9.99 per person/mo ($7.99 is some regions)

6. Acculynx

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Courtesy: AccuLynx

AccuLynx is a cloud-based CRM and business management application with iOS and Android apps designed for the roofing, gutter, siding, windows and other exterior construction trades.

Contractors can use AccuLynx to manage every aspect of business including sales pipeline, CRM, projects, production, scheduling, task and activities, communication, estimating, workflows, material ordering and reporting.Further more, users can access job photos, videos, permits and other collateral necessary to complete the job. Its reporting tools provide information on team performance, status of jobs and financials.

AccuLynx is best suited for small to midsize companies with up to 50 employees that work in specialty trades including residential roofing, siding, masonry and remodeling.

Features:

  • Scheduling
  • Aerial measurement
  • Document communication
  • CRM
  • Photo & video annotation
  • Supplements & mortgage check tracking
  • Activity Training
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Budget tracking
  • Change order management
  • Customer portal
  • Commission calculations
  • Commission management
  • Communication history
  • Customizable reporting
  • Digital signature
  • File storage
  • Estimate templates
  • Estimating
  • Job costing
  • Job management
  • Multi-location support
  • Pipeline management
  • Real-time updates
  • Job status tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Contractor management
  • Photo capture
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting

Price: AccuLynx pricing information is available only on quote basis. Contact the company for more information.

7. Raken

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Courtesy: Raken

Raken is a cloud-based reporting solution designed for the construction industry. It helps to keep track of construction projects and provides users with site updates in real time.

Designed specifically for workers within the construction field including foremen, project managers, project engineers, superintendents, payroll admin, subcontractors, and owners, Raken eliminates the pen-and-paper processes for daily reporting, time cards, and project documentation by offering an online app that streamlines the entire workflow from field to office. Raken's features include daily reports, time cards, toolbox talks, jobsite photo management, task management, weekly and monthly project summaries, weather reports, and dashboard insights for analyzing data.

Raken allows project managers to maintain daily work logs, schedule and assign jobs to employees, send updates to field agents, generate and share snapshots of a project's progress. The solution also helps businesses keep track of subcontractor hours. Integrations with Procore, Prolog, Egnyte and Box are available.

Features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Collaboration tools
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Daily reporting
  • Dashboard insights
  • Deadline tracking
  • Electronic submission
  • Hourly employee tracking
  • Incident management
  • Overtime tracking
  • Payroll management
  • Photo management
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project notes
  • Project time tracking
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time construction reporting
  • Real time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Survey management
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Time card management
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Weekly & monthly job summaries

Price:

Starting from: $15.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

  • Basic: $15 per user/per month billed monthly or $12 per user/per month billed annually
  • Professional: $37 per user/per month billed monthly or $30 per user/per month billed annually
  • Performance: $46 per user/per month billed monthly or $37 per user/per month billed annually

8. JobProgress

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Courtesy: JobProgress

JobProgress is a cloud-based construction management solution for residential remodeling contractors. Basically, it offers estimating, project management, photo management, document control, contract management and customer management. The solution provides mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.

The built-in customer relationship manager (CRM) tool of JobProgress allows contractors to create, organize, and store valuable business, client and job information from any location. Customer relationship features include automated emails and sales automation, statistics, marketing, social media integration, and more. JobProgress enables digital signature capture and remote pay to get signatures and payments from clients on the spot via mobile device.

The platform also helps improve team collaboration by enabling users to share information and knowledge anytime, anywhere, using the unlimited cloud based storage for files and documents. Contractors can view clear and useful reports such as sales performance, referral source, proposal status, and more, and manage financials with profit / loss.

Features:

  • Scheduling
  • Service history tracking
  • Event monitoring
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Quotes / estimates
  • CRM
  • Permit management
  • Client tracking
  • Sales management
  • Scheduling
  • Quotes / estimates
  • Electronic signature
  • Business process automation
  • Mobile process management
  • Contractor database
  • Work hour tracking
  • Skills & competencies
  • License tracking
  • Insurance tracking
  • Permit tracking
  • Mapping & navigation
  • VoiceNote / PhotoDraw
  • Calendar
  • Document storage
  • Document templates
  • Invoice management
  • Social media integration
  • Customizable workflow stages / steps
  • Dashboard
  • Contact management
  • Automated emails

Price:

Starting from: $60.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

9. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

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Courtesy: Sage

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is part of Sage’s line of construction and real estate solutions. This software is a construction management system that offers functionality for takeoff, cost estimating, project management, document management, service management, service operations and accounting.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides a deep level of accounting functionality. Buyers can expect to find usual accounting modules such as accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, and payroll processing, alongside more industry-specific capabilities. Users within construction companies are able to access functions for materials management, job costing, AIA/item billing, and subcontractor compliance.

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate is used by companies working in several different industries including general contracting, real estate development, residential remodeling, and home building.

Features:

  • Accounting
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Highly customizable
  • Risk management
  • Certified reports
  • Insurance certificates
  • Business visibility
  • Document management
  • Project management
  • Service management
  • Billing accuracy
  • Real estage managemet

Price: Sage 300 pricing information is available only on quote basis. Contact the company for more information.

10. Bim 360

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Courtesy: Autodesk

BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction project management solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers collaboration and communication tools, task management and file sharing.

Users can interact with models and drawings from a web browser, add feedback to images and documents, as well as create markups and redlines. Clients and employees can view, comment and markup designs uploaded to BIM 360 Team.  

BIM 360 Build improves quality and promotes safety. By doing so, project efficiencies are gained, which reduces rework and risk. Digital checklists are used for inspections, ensuring safety and quality programs are behind adhered to. Users can create, assign and manage issues as well as track field performance with daily reports.

Features:

  • Quality assurance / quality control
  • Identify trends and minimize contractor risk
  • Construction tracking
  • Standardized checklist templates
  • Pushpin construction issues
  • Project status and description
  • Safety inspection
  • Streamline job site inspections
  • Custom reports and analysis
  • Navigate and interact with models on an iPad
  • Manage field performance
  • Real-time data
  • Building information modeling
  • Construction layout
  • Real-time model navigation
  • Collaborate across distributed teams
  • Notifications
  • Measure between model objects with intuitive point-to-point
  • Automatically calculate XYZ differences
  • Multidisciplinary BIM coordination
  • Streamline project review workflows
  • Design tool integration
  • Object-level data access
  • Native viewing of 2D & 3D files
  • Single project repository
  • Navigation
  • Publishing
  • Access control
  • Document modification

Price:

Starting from: $30.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

The Final Lines

The development of digital technology brings many excellent applications for businesses, contributing to improving production efficiency. For businesses operating in the roofing area, the use of roofing software is the optimal solution for roofing contractors as well as investors in project management monitoring.

This article is also credited to: Get App and Software Advice

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