What is construction cost control?

Construction cost control refers to managing your construction costs with the goal of increasing profit. So, cost control starts with estimating (getting the estimates accurate and profitable) and ends with paying subcontractors.

Subcontractor management is a big part of it as main contractors would need to collect bids, monthly progress reports and cost documents based on cost codes.

Another way to think about it is that it covers all the processes where construction cost codes are involved (except accounting).

Cost control can be done through whichever means (paper & pencil, Excel, specialized software etc.) but there are some obvious benefits of using specialized cost control software.


Construction Cost Control

Benefits of cost control software

Know whether a project makes a profit or not before it finishes

Make project managers more efficient

Standardize the processes and ensure compliance

Detect estimating and design errors

Get rid of manual calculations and copy-paste

Don’t let things fall through the cracks

Construction Cost Control Software Buyer's Guide

About the e-book

This free e-book will give you an overview of what kind of benefits does construction cost control software provide. And perhaps as importantly - how does it provide them.

It is written with main contractors in mind who need to manage large-scale construction projects.

Even if you're not looking for cost control at the moment, it will give you a better idea how to make your processes more efficient.

In addition it contains a detailed overview of all the possible features and what the goal of that functionality is.

Construction Cost Control Ebook

Contents of the e-book

  1. What Is Cost Control Software And Why Use It?
  2. How To Assess Your Company’s Maturity
  3. On-Premise vs Cloud Software
  4. Communication & Integrations
  5. Estimating
  6. Bids Management
  7. Budget Management
  8. Contract & Change Order Management
  9. Subcontractor Progress Reporting
  10. Cost Documents Management
  11. Cost Forecasting
  12. Cash Flow Tracking
  13. Subcontractor & Contact Management
  14. User Management
  15. Security

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Planyard cost control software for large-scale construction projects

Stop using Excel and sending back-and-forth emails. Let your subcontractors do the data entry for you.

Construction Cost Control Software

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Our customers about us

“We wanted to know before a project finished whether we were going to make a profit or not. Planyard has allowed us to do that. We can see exactly which jobs are profitable and which ones are not, so that we can make changes on the go.”

Tomy Saaron
Member Of The Board

Tomy Saaron, Chairman of Hausers Ehitus

“We save four working days each month per project manager. The biggest efficiency booster came from getting rid of duplicate data entry.”

Marek Korbelainen
Construction Manager
Kaamos Group


Bid collection

Budget management

Contract & change order mgmt

Progress reporting

Approval workflows

Invoices management


Subcontractor billing

Cash-flow control

First class support during and after implementation

account manager

Email support
and support chat
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Support center
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