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Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: Best Construction BI Tools

Last week our topic was field data collecting for construction firms, and we gave you some practical advice for how to make that happen. In case you didn’t read that post, which you really should, here’s the breakdown: in order…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: Field Data Collecting

Last week, we talked about where the data for construction business intelligence comes from. We landed on the idea that it naturally comes from the construction field- the only problem was that this was a notoriously difficult place to get…

Using Construction Management Software to Document and Deal with Weather Delays

Construction companies often get sued over delay claims, and weather is one of the most common causes of those delays. Severe weather events can also increase costs and endanger the lives of your workers. It’s just something you have to…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: Starting from the Bottom

Business intelligence matters for construction firms, and you need to be doing it. We’re here to teach you how. Last week, we introduced the idea of business intelligence for construction firms in a post. In there, we talked about how…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: an Introduction

Construction Growth in 2017 The Market Research Hub (or MRH) released their latest figures for the worldwide growth of the construction industry. According to that source, “The pace of expansion in the global construction industry steadied in 2016, standing at 2.4%, but…

Improving Construction Efficiency with Standardized Reports

Let’s face it- faulty on-site reporting is messing up your whole system. In 2010, Barbara Jackson literally wrote the book on construction management. Over her many years of experience in construction project management she identified a nearly universal problem for…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: Where does the best data come from?

To do business intelligence the right way, you need to be collecting data. The problem is that in this case you are collecting data from the job site and construction field. We’re here to show you how to do it.…

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Why Construction Daily Reporting Needs Customization

Cookie cutter daily reporting tools for construction just don’t work. They don’t work because they make one terrible assumption: that every single project is the same. Whether it’s the latest daily reporting technology or a pen and paper template, they…

The Raken Rundown: Summer 2017

It would have been easy to just congratulate ourselves. After we were named the #1 field reporting tool by the AGC we could have sat down and let our app do its thing. But after we won the award we…

In the Nick of Time: Advantages of Real-time Construction Notifications

When it comes to construction safety and project management, the best time to act is as soon as something happens – not days after. Raken’s daily reporting app offers real-time construction notifications to alert construction supervisors of issues as they…

Construction Efficiency: Using Raken Daily Reporting Software to Better Manage Projects with Smaller Crews

The state of the construction industry labor pool means project managers are often faced with juggling multiple projects with smaller crews. Raken, the #1 Daily Reporting Software, can help improve construction efficiency, allowing managers to do more with less.

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Manpower Reports with Raken – Construction Manpower Reporting App

Construction contractors have a thousand items to track and reports to create on a daily basis. Manpower reports are especially frustrating and time-consuming because they require a large amount of manual data entry from disparate data sources. Modern manpower reporting…