Gone are the days of moving your business to a digital platform only to find benefits in "going paperless" while spending a few minutes each day hovering over your dusty printer.
The writing has been on the wall for years now. The savvier among us have gone to great lengths to tie together multiple systems such as spreadsheets, emails, and webmasters to deal with the construction industry's ever-changing landscape. Management finds themselves hiring and maintaining full time IT crews to allow them to get back to building things and generating revenue.
With the increasing demand from clients and the ever-growing burden of new regulations, crossing our T's and dotting our I's while ensuring that client expectations meet the reality of the job becomes an ever-increasing time and money sink. Modern construction management solutions provide a useful mechanism for tracking and cataloging typical costs, tasks, and requests. The advances in technology allow us to shift our attention from the meticulous details and focus on the bigger picture to meet the client's needs. Take advantage of cloud-based services in 2020 to ensure that your software solution evolves with you and keeps up with the information industry as a whole so that you are always dealing with the best information technology practices to date.
Wallets full of business cards and napkins stuffed in suit jackets are more often than not candidates for ending up in the junk drawer when they should be a future job.
Business cards are a great tool for connecting with people, but more often than not they end up in the seats of our vehicles or getting tossed out of an old drawer without being able to capture the potential of a client or partner. Being able to graciously accept the business card while tapping a new potential client into your phone with some small notes about what your client had in mind is a way to effortlessly leverage data you already have to help yourself make more money. Finding a solid construction project management software may not keep you from throwing out a few handfuls of cards each year, but it will give you a place to put the important stuff so you won’t have to feel any guilt.
Construction companies and contractors are busy people with more on their plate every year, being able to utilize construction software to organize our leads can save us hours on marketing. Having potential client data in our construction software allows us to prioritize our follow up emails and phone calls with shared notes to remind ourselves or our partners to pick up right where we had left off. Centralizing our leads allows us to quickly make up a mailing list for our next big advertising drive without having to dig through all of our systems and notepads.
The future is here and it's a whole lot faster than we thought.
The rollout of 5G infrastructure in the United States will have a profound impact on the construction industry and its technology and software that we can leverage to maximize our organization's efficiency on the job site. Clients and customers expect a snappy software solution to make choices about their projects available from a contractor's tablet or from their own mobile devices. Having to wait on your phone or tablet to load the reports and applications you need can be the biggest hurdle in breaking away from a reliance on the notepad. 2020 brings a new collection of excellent software tools tailored to the modern web with tooling built to perform on your mobile devices and the ability to quickly communicate data is more important than ever.
As you know, construction projects require technical expertise and efficient project management across boards — including planning, design, coordination, and control of projects from start to finish. Whether it is residential or commercial construction, managing a construction project can be quite complex and often daunting.
Project management software helps builders and general contractors perform operations essential to a project's success — such as completing critical path analysis, generating professional estimates, proposals, or invoices, notifying others of changes in the schedule with automated email notifications, or organizing and sharing daily job logs.
Choosing the right software for your construction company is no small task, considering there are dozens of software solutions out there that vary in both features and costs. We've put together a list of features we feel are essential in a construction software solution.
Project management software helps builders and contractors perform operations essential to a project's success — such as completing critical path analysis, generating professional estimates, proposals, or invoices, notifying others of changes in the schedule with automated email notifications, or organizing and sharing daily job logs.
Real Build Pro is built from the necesity to harness modern technology in the fast paced and complex construction business. We pride ourselves on our top of the line construction software that helps you wrangle your next job site.