How the times have changed! Not very long ago, about the only thing we could call “Professional Construction Management Software”, was Planning Programmes, ones like MS Project, Primavera or your favourite scheduling tool!
So alright, they were good for other things like listing everything to be done before going off on holiday, or getting ready for Christmas! Today though, we have software specifically written to make our lives easy in Construction. Let’s have a look at the benefits!
No more paperwork
The right Professional Construction Project Management Software eliminates paperwork relating to every project! It will also save the papers or documents in one secure place, accessible to your site manager, projects manager, contractors.
In addition, working with paperwork makes it harder to identify risks. In this way, you will always have all your documents with you since everything is stored in the cloud.
Saves Project Cost
A construction management software will certainly increase the communication between the worksite and the office. You will perform fast and are able to prevent future errors. It’s a gain of time and money.
“82% of companies reportedly saved money by moving to the cloud” –SiliconAngle
Controlling cost is one of the most important thing to do in a project. It saves something like 1½% of the total Project cost by not having to handle and store all that paperwork! That is more important than it sounds when you consider that Construction Companies are Tendering and hoping to make a mere 1% profit on the Project!
It’s very easy to report what you did, during the day on a construction management software. We all know that daily report are a big pain for superintendents and foremen. Construction management software will transform it into an easy task and make it less boring than before. Clients, subcontractors and project managers can instantly share important and valuable informations.
Having to photocopy letters, Memos, RFI’s and everything else to be able to disseminate the information – to those who need to know – is very time consuming. Professional Construction Software saves all that time and hassle.
Collaborate with your team in real time
The benefit is that every member can be kept up to date of what is going on, on the worksite. Establishing strong communication channels is important to finish a project on time, especially in a dynamic environment like the construction industry
Using the postal system means, that usually something like three days have passed before the Site Management get to know of changes to designs, etc.
That means three days of work may have to be re-worked! Professional Construction Management Software means that everyone knows within seconds of “Send” being clicked! That saves build time and so increases profit!
Less Human Resources Issues
With the right Construction Management Software, everyone involved in the Project, from the Client’s Main Board Directors to the Ganger Men, instantly know what is going on and who should be doing what.
This comes down to Human Resources psychology! Just think how much happier and more attentive to detail your Site Management will be if you use Professional Construction Management Software, and they don’t have to spend a couple of extra hours on site at night, doing an Office Junior’s job of filing bits of paper!
Optimize decision making
It assists you in making the right decisions as you can find all the details of the project advancement in one place. It will also help the project manager to control and coordinate: Good communication will enable the field team to work to their maximum potential and avoid accidents.
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The other thing that Professional Construction Management Software will encourage is the production of Detailed Programmes to Completion, made available to everyone. This is another great thing for project acceleration and cost reduction!
Avoid unnecessary expenses
Construction companies currently have to install IT Servers, which occupy space and cost a lot of money! Professional Construction Management Software uses Cloud Computing! Another money saver, doing away with the need for companies to have their Servers!
Using Cloud Computing for the Professional Construction Management Software, means that companies also have no need to employ IT professionals of their own. We all know these “techies” never seem to meet our needs, properly with their own software! – and they don’t come cheap!
Expand your business
This is the second decade in the 21st. Century. Not to use Professional Construction Management Software, would make a company look like “Jobbing Builders”, and discourage potential clients with big commercial construction with projects up their sleeves, from coming to them in the first place!
Use it to get more Clients! More organization will permit to complete projects faster.
Try before you buy
A construction management software is very helpful for your construction company! It is very easy to install and to use, you will just need a little training to discover how it works.
Nowadays, utilizing Excel and other tools to manage your construction site, will significantly create waste of time and money in your project. It is necessary to develop your work methods to complete projects on time and to generate profits.