A Construction ERP is an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) designed specifically for construction companies. A Construction ERP should manage the core business processes of construction companies, including project management, project financials and accounting, project and portfolio analytics, resource and asset management, general and subcontractor management, payroll, and more.
Construction ERP and construction business software has been around for several years, but most systems do not cover the core of a construction company’s business process needs, which is managing projects. Furthermore, the top-tier ERPs (like Microsoft Dynamics for Construction) simply do not offer a viable solution for construction companies. For this purpose, Project Business Automation was created to provide a comprehensive solution to project-based companies, especially construction firms, that encompasses the majority of their business processes.
The Definitive Guide to a creating a comprehensive business system for project-based companies
The Market Need for Construction ERP
The market need for PBA did grow directly out of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) industry. While ERP is a viable solution for most traditional enterprises in manufacturing, retail, distribution, etc., it does very little to encompass the process management needs of Project Business, including construction companies. As a result, construction companies end up using many other applications to manage their core business processes, which revolve around projects.
Project Business Automation manages all those processes in one system, essentially creating a viable ERP alternative for project-based construction companies.
To get a better understanding of the comprehensive functionality that should be contained in a construction ERP, Download the PBA Requirements Document. This template provides over 400 criteria by which business systems for project-based companies can be evaluated. As such, it provides an overview of all the functionality PBA offers to create a construction ERP.