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Construction management software, like Buildertrend, is great for targeting common pain points for builders, remodelers and specialty contractors. No matter what you build or remodel, construction management software can help you in so many ways. Let’s get down to specifics …
Each project involves a number of participants and each of those participants has their own list of tasks to do within the overall project. And on top of that, each participant uses different ways to communicate primarily, making things even more complicated. With construction management software, all of these people and forms of communication can become centralized. Can you imagine how much easier that makes things?
Best people to update you on what’s being done on the jobsite each day? Your employees that are there every day. Construction management software allows your employees, and your subcontractors, update project details in real time. From a mobile device, they can check off what has been done and note what still needs to be done. Or if there are any issues, they can notify you of that right away. Whether it’s a completed task or an issue, you can be notified right away after employees take a photo and upload it to the platform with notes for you to read. Updates and problem solving become so much easier with an app like Buildertrend!
Sometimes, no matter how organized you thought your process was, billing can be an absolute mess. Maybe you have started using construction accounting software? That’s great. But how could it get even better? By using it in conjunction with construction management software. Whichever team member is in charge of the accounting can use our software to easily go through all of the numbers and documents, upload data from employees or subcontractors, and collect, make & request payments once the accounting software is integrated with Buildertrend.
Real time everything.
Whether it’s the schedule, to-dos or any other project details, cloud based construction management software is making it possible for all necessary parties to be collaborative … in real time. Are you realizing how wonderful that is? This means that phone calls, emails and texts to simply update you on the status of something can be eliminated. Communication can take place right in the app. This also means that when someone needs to adjust something on the schedule, everyone will have the most up to date version, right away. Schedule mistakes and confusion = eliminated.
Depending on the size of your company, some of you may be managing a really large number of employees. And not only does construction management software allow your employees to clock in and out on a mobile device (with GPS location attached) but the software allows you to manage all of their data better. Filtering time sheets by job or employee has never been easier, and you can built reports, add tags, track overtime and paid time off, and easily export all of it to Excel if necessary.
Construction management software makes for happier customers … it’s as simple as that. Why, you ask? Allowing your customers to view project details (whichever details you feel necessary) without having to meet with you every time, makes things much easier for both of you. You can have your customer approve selections from their mobile device or computer and also let them see the project schedule. It also makes communication easier as they can leave comments and send messages to you right on the platform.
Still aren’t sure this is something you need? Well, next time you are staring at a pile of paperwork on your desk or you are trying to communicate across email, phone and text, think about how Buildertrend would make your life a lot easier. And if you would like more information, sign up here for a demonstration of our software to see all that Buildertrend has to offer.