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The Changing Face of Construction Business Management

If you work in the construction trades, then you don’t need us to tell you how complex construction projects can be. They involve extreme detail and often have many stakeholders.

In spite of this, the construction sector has prospered for generations without software. In fact, it only spends about 1% of its revenue on research and development for things like technology.

But Sherman Oaks Accounting & Bookkeeping powered by One Source Services, Inc., like most modern industry leaders, recognizes the value of technology.  Good construction software empowers builders and designers to streamline their processes and make projects safer, easier, faster, and more profitable than ever.

To remain competitive, it’s critical that construction companies find the right software; there are a lot to choose from!

The efficiency experts at Sherman Oaks Accounting & Bookkeeping powered by One Source Services, Inc. tested many software platforms for our construction trade clients.

BuilderTREND came out on top by a long shot! It’s more comprehensive than anything we’ve seen so far and exemplifies our mission of simplifying finances.

Clients who use it say BuilderTREND addresses many pain-points, especially when combined with a reliable accounting software like QuickBooks Online.

Founded by three friends in their twenties in an Omaha basement in 2006, BuilderTREND has become the number 1 construction project management software. For the last decade, they’ve seen year-over-year growth of 50% with virtually no outside capital.

The largest provider of cloud-based software to construction-related companies, BuilderTREND is considered a thought-leader on cloud structure. Their core platform was one of the first and largest built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

We couldn’t possibly list all the problems construction businesses face, however we can cover five big pain-points that our clients say BuilderTREND fixes for them:


From weather delays to rework and slow client response times, lost time is lost dollars. Obviously, a digital system can’t prevent most delays. But it can help reduce losses! For example, BuilderTREND ascertained that their customers spent 55% less time on scheduling and job production and 50% less time on communication between offices and job sites than non-users. Their all-in-one platform is equipped with smart scheduling, rework, and engaging individual accounts that keep customers informed.


Unexpected changes result in unexpected costs. Moving a window an inch to the left or choosing a different flooring material after it was ordered can throw a project’s budget into a tailspin. That’s why BuilderTREND’s Change Order feature is a client favorite. It quickly creates change orders from their mobile app, gets client approvals with electronic signatures, and collects online payments before work even begins. For some, the ability to track change orders in this way has seriously simplified their process.


While site crews stay on top of day-to-day developments, project managers and contractors keep track of the big picture; the trick is to keep them all in communication. We love how BuilderTREND’s built-in messaging, comments, email sync, and photo/video upload functions empower everyone on a project to communicate quickly and easily. Job site crews can snap photos or take videos with their phones, upload them, and share them with the bosses to keep everyone in the loop. After all, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”


A study by the Congressional Research Service said at least 80% of the dollar value of any given job is handled by subcontractors. Safe to say that trades are an essential part of a job’s processes! BuilderTREND allows subcontractors to communicate with contractors, view schedules, gain direction, leave daily logs, handle bid requests, and more – all by logging in to their subcontractor accounts.


As if all the scheduling, communication, and other functions weren’t enough, BuilderTREND also doubles as accounting software. One Source Services, Inc. loves how our BuilderTREND clients can monitor every penny without having to be on site. The software performs estimates, budgeting, invoicing, payment processing, maximizes returns, and has other financial tools. Plus, it integrates so well with accounting software including QuickBooks Online.

Hit us up for a consultation to see if BuilderTREND is right for you. We can do a live remote demonstration so you can see how it works.

Sherman Oaks Accounting & Bookkeeping powered by One Source Services, Inc. has BuilderTREND specialists on staff who work with construction-related businesses everyday including architects, designers, remodelers, home builders, and commercial construction companies.

It’s our mission to simplify finances and BuilderTREND is one of our favorite ways to improve the quality of life for our construction trade clients.

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