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Of all the things you might be pondering throughout the day on a job site, from budgeting and time concerns to labor and material issues, stopping to wonder whether your construction management software will operate better on-premises or cloud-hosted isn’t likely to be one of them. More pressing, time-sensitive needs usually keep contractors up at night.
But it’s reasonable to ask if there are tangible benefits that come with moving your construction data and processes to the cloud.
(Spoiler alert: There are major benefits, like better security and flexibility to data accessibility anywhere in the field).
Let’s take a look at three major factors to help remove the mystery surrounding cloud based construction management, and see why migrating to cloud hosting is a smart, growth-based move for your construction organization.
“Some of those ‘wishlist’ items can begin to work their way into the queue."
Robert Kruse, the director of financial software for MDU, an electrical contracting firm, says that moving to the cloud allowed his team to expand their scope of new projects to further create efficiencies for his teams in the field.
“We’re able to do things that we just classically never looked at because we never had time,” says Kruse. “Some of those ‘wishlist’ items can begin to work their way into the queue because we’re no longer spending so much time testing the service backups, along with the gamut of other things that on-prem management brings.”
There’s a lot that goes into the cost of managing on-prem software, even outside of the server. All of these costs resolve around storage, performance, availability, and redundancy. Things like:
... And that’s just a few major aspects of the infrastructure that we’re looking at.
Contractor management software can vastly improve the security and lower the costs associated with on-premise management—by as much as 4x, according to our clients.