It’s easy to know when you’ve outgrown your current software and tracking processes.

Costs aren’t easily available, so estimators take too long getting bids together. Paperwork is lost, so the billing department is in disarray. Payroll works from paper, and it’s impossible to keep up with everyone’s time. You are under-billing and overpaying. That is not a strategy for success.

Software that works across departments just makes sense. And you can see why from the start of any project.

The use of templates for assemblies and bidding, for example, kick starts the process on each job and improves overall accuracy. By leveraging integrated software through the use of these features, you save time and those in charge stay in-the-know. Precise estimates are imperative to managing the construction process. They are critical to properly budget labor, materials and equipment.

Fact is, if you don’t have control over inventory, costs and payroll, it’s difficult for managers to manage the process. You need every tool possible to prevent profit fade.

There is an answer: choosing the right software for your construction business.

Automated processes streamline the bid-to-cash cycle and allow managers to make informed decisions in the office and in the field. An end-to-end solution that tracks details, processes and follow-through makes it easier for managers to manage.

It’s impossible for a construction business owner to know everything that is going on with their company at one time. There are just too many moving parts. Convenient access to data from every department helps you gain control and visibility across your operations. And when you have a better handle on your business, you can concentrate on strategy and growth.

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Posted by Linda Mangialardi