What do you like best?
Corecon is organized, integrates well with my Planswift software, and contains all the elements we need to quote and complete orders. I believe we use Quickbooks for accounting, but Corecon does generate invoices, POs, quotes, etc. which generally very little effort. I love the way it integrates with my other software for quoting.
What do you dislike?
Sometimes it can be slow, and lately it's been kicking me out. Not sure if they're working on those issues. Sometimes navigation between leads can be clunky as well, which is frustrating. It definitely has a learning curve, but if someone is already used to working with similar industry products, it's not that hard.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Corecon is a powerful tool for those who need an all-around construction site/program to keep everything simplified. Excel documents are easily imported from your takeoff software for easy quoting, and the few issues I have personally had with it do not detract from the overall usefulness of the software.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I like the lead number integration--plays well with Planswift and BuildingConnected. Before working here, I had never used lead numbers with projects and cases. This has really opened my eyes to the usefulness of a system using numbers! The metrics are also useful for seeing my progress as an estimator as well as our company as a whole. We use the different reports in our weekly meetings to track submittals, open issues, weekly / monthly / yearly sales goals and accomplishments, and other items.