Using Microsoft Project Vs Procure/Buildertrend/etc

 
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Using Microsoft Project Vs Procure/Buildertrend/etc


Is anyone using MS project in our industry?

Have worked with procore before(past employer), seemed nice, but have heard the price tag is higher than what would make sense for our small company, so for now- looking into another program.(open to others)


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Old 03-06-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: Using Microsoft Project Vs Procure/Buildertrend/etc


Just looking for scheduling and Gantt charts?

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Yeah I didn't want to post some rambling post, but I was kind of hoping some other contractors could chime in, regarding how they have applied it, or what features were helpful.

I have been using an excel spreadsheet for schedules and 3 week lookaheads, but trying to take organization to another level. Mainly interested in what else the program may offer, in regards to our industry and needs OR maybe someone chimed in with another option I haven't heard about.


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We tried a few of the popular programs, including Buildertrend and Project. We then stumbled upon an Excel macro that does Gantt Charts and it was very cost effective. I think it was $50 and does exactly what we need.

Programs like BuilderTrend and CoConstruct just aren't for us at this stage but we are close to giving them a shot again.
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Re: Using Microsoft Project Vs Procure/Buildertrend/etc


Hey Dan,

I have tried to message you but don't have the ability to for some reason at this time.

Where did you find the macro for Gannt charts in excel? I am exploring this path as well, currently leaning towards Smartsheet but not set on it yet.

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