Don’t Let Your Construction Software Hold You Back—Declare Your Independence Today!
How a connected construction environment with real-time data and automation is within your reach
This Fourth of July, America celebrates 244 years as a free nation. Now, you might be tempted to think of things you’d like to break free from—debt, the pandemic, family drama or perhaps work-related stress.
If you’re a contractor who’s still using manual processes or if you find yourself doing even more work because of outdated technologies, that last item might be at the top of your list. And do you know what that means? It’s time to free yourself and make a change.
Free Yourself from Disconnected Construction Software and Manual Processes
Many contractors today still use a generic enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and usually a host of additional software programs they painstakingly try to shift data between. However, many ERPs are not specifically designed for the construction industry. While this type of software might keep your whole back-office team in one system, it often fails to meet the needs of construction organizations as a whole.
It’s also common for construction businesses to adopt several different software solutions and piecemeal them together. For instance, separate project management, estimating, HR and ERP solutions—each from different vendors. The problem with this approach is that what works for one department might not work for another. In this case, you often end up with different sets of data in multiple software programs that don’t talk to each other.
Luckily for you and your company, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can declare your independence from subpar software and technology stacks and put your business on the path to a more efficient, cost-effective and successful future.
Connected Construction Software Boosts Productivity
What’s the alternative to software that doesn’t cut it? How about a truly connected construction software suite designed specifically for the construction industry. A connected construction suite has all the features contractors need to significantly improve productivity, both in day-to-day work and throughout entire projects. This type of software platform:
- Provides the real-time accounting and project management data needed to better manage projects as they’re happening
- Effectively tracks and manages construction equipment and materials
- Automates processes throughout both the organization and extended project teams to significantly reduce tedious and redundant tasks
- Boosts collaboration across entire project teams—from the office to the jobsite and beyond—through intuitive tools, dashboards, mobile apps and workflow automation
- Streamlines HR and workforce management to ensure you’re building the best teams
- Has the latest data security and business continuity safeguards your business needs to protect your organization
- Is scalable to contractors’ current and future needs
A connected construction suite, designed for a business like yours, means you can avoid all the headaches associated with trying to make generic or outdated solutions fit your processes.
Savor the Freedom of Cloud Construction
From real estate to healthcare to education to financing, leading businesses have realized significant advantages to moving their operations to the cloud, and construction is no exception.
Cloud-based construction suites not only secure and backup data; they reduce hardware and IT costs, ensure access to data in real time, enable collaborative tools to instantly share that data and save significant capital costs through more intuitive role-based subscriptions and features.
Cloud-based software also provides contractors with the opportunity to use mobile technologies like smartphones and tablets in the field. Field teams can access critical data via their mobile devices or update the back office in real time by collecting and inputting data on the jobsite by using simple touch forms, scanning items, taking photos and even using Bluetooth or other technologies to input data automatically. The ability to work with data in real-time enables faster, smarter decision-making, which leads to quicker projects, with less risks and higher profits.
The cloud is also essential for companies to take advantage of the latest technology trends like data analytics, machine learning and AI, workflow automation and more. More and more, construction technology innovations are being built for the cloud only. That means if you still haven’t made the move yet, you’re missing out on some pretty cool stuff.
Check out what a connected, cloud-based construction management suite could bring to the table for your company:
So, don’t wait! Declare your independence from software that’s holding your organization back. Contact us today. We're happy to help you find the ideal solution for your company.