If you’re struggling with paper-based processes, manual data entry due to siloed systems, or struggling to determine job profitability in real-time, you’ve come to the right place. HEADSTART for Construction helps general contractors and trade contractors better manage what matters most in the industry: improving profitability, productivity, visibility, and transparency across the organization, all while mitigating risk.

Get ahead of your competition by better managing bids, contracts, change orders, progress billing, job budget and job cost, all seamlessly tied to finance and accounting. Built on the ERP software Dynamics 365 Business Central, HEADSTART for Construction provides the cornerstone for your business systems.

Working with Us

Over the last 35 years, Sikich has helped hundreds of general contractors, commercial builders, major trade contractors, civil construction, and real estate developers, meet their strategic goals, grow their business, and achieve successful project outcomes from the jobsite to the corporate office.

Built specifically for construction companies and related industries, HEADSTART for Construction offers a complete, construction management software solution that integrates your critical billings, estimating, documents, project management, labor, and financial information in one place, allowing you to better manage budgets, schedules, field activities, customer relationships, and the bottom-line.


You know that having the right tools for the job is vital to building something that lasts. HEADSTART for Construction provides a solid technology foundation for your company to build on, combining ERP, CRM, Project Management, Resource Management, Productivity, and Analytics in one, complete solution.

Specialty Solutions Built for Construction

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Whether you’re a general contractor or a trade contractor, HEADSTART for Construction has everything you need to manage your project in one solution. Get ahead of today’s rapidly changing and increasingly complex marketplace by streamlining processes, better understanding and controlling costs, and providing more accurate and timely information whenever and wherever it’s needed.

General Contractors

Make sure every project stays on schedule and on budget. HEADSTART for Construction delivers a complete construction management solution with powerful, comprehensive financial management capabilities that allow you to track project profitability in real-time. From productivity and collaboration, to project, financial and resource management, build better from a single solution backed by the power of Microsoft’s extensive solution ecosystem.

Trade Contractors

Streamline processes, stay on top of job costs, and improve labor productivity and tracking. HEADSTART for Construction offers comprehensive field-service management to keep your field and office teams connected. Increase profitability and improve customer experience by sending the right technician to the right job, with the right tools, every time. Built on Dynamics 365 Business Central, get the flexibility to connect your favorite, trade-specific apps, with comprehensive financials and reporting to enable financial predictability.

Job Quoting and Proposals

Create job quotes basked on packages, Bid Items, and job tasks. Build assemblies of items, labor, equipment, and subcontract entries behind your Bid Items. Easily convert quotes to jobs and check scope of work, remove segments, and make changes effortlessly.

Job Material Planning

Track actual materials and resources required for jobs. Manage items needed by required date, automate purchase suggestions so you’re never low on inventory and run reports by individual job or across multiple jobs.

Job Cost Accounting

Manage jobs to increase efficiency. Compare budgeted costs vs actual costs. Make projections and track actual costs, customer billings, and payments received by current period, year to date and job to date.

Subcontract Management

Easily track and manage subcontractor contracts, change orders, work performed, retention values, lien releases and certificates of insurance.


Record hours and rate tables and quickly sort timesheets by job or resource. Allow employees to easily complete their own time sheets, right from their mobile device, with automated authorization built in for managers and accounting staff.

Project Management

Control and manage budgets, budget changes, contracts, change orders, labor resources, vendors, and subcontractors at the task level.

Progress Billing

Bill customers based on project progress. Manage bills based on unit consumption or lump sum contract. Easily create AIA billings, unit billings, and time and materials billings. Transfer posted labor costs and vendor purchases into Work Orders or Invoices.

Contract and Change Orders

Define contract lines with quick contract value setup and create automated change orders using data from the master job card.

Payroll Integration

Integrate with multiple payment solutions for easy payment management including Business Central Payroll Solutions and popular, 3rd party out-sourced solutions.

Field Service Management

Provide easy mobile access to service orders, service products and customers. Reliably dispatch technicians with the right skills to job or customer sites.

Keep what you like, get what you need.

Do you have a vertical solution you like, but it’s lacking the back-end reporting, job costing, and accounting you need?

HEADSTART for Construction can be deployed as your modern, backend ERP software for advanced job costing and accounting, with state-of-the-art business intelligence and analytics. Its powerful integration capabilities enable you to connect your preferred industry solutions, giving you the real-time visibility you need without disrupting your day-to-day operations.

CPA Services for Construction

Learn more about how Sikich can help with tax and financial statement preparation.

Lay the foundation for a successful project in just 5 days

Developed specifically for small to mid-sized construction companies, BUILD is a 5-day workshop specifically designed for business decision makers, and anyone who influences business applications in Construction and related industries. Conducted remotely or at your facility, BUILD provides insight into how your new construction management solution, built on Dynamics 365 Business Central, enables modern business models and accelerates your business strategy and performance.


HEADSTART for Construction sits on one of the most powerful business ERP software platforms in the world, giving you the computing power to achieve:

Build Custom

Modernize your processes, turn great ideas into reality, and solve challenges across your business with Microsoft Power Apps.


Mobile and tablet support allowing access to your critical information whenever and wherever your team needs it.

Streamline Processes

Use easy-to-create workflows and ensure your compliance duties with audit trails and enterprise-level security.

Speed Communication

Discover the tight integrations with familiar Microsoft solutions like Office 365, Outlook, and Teams.

Confident Decision Making

See your business' data with up-to-the-minute analytics from PowerBI and enable better decision making.​


Connect all your business applications, people, devices, customers, and partners in one central hub.

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