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Raken Construction Blog

Learn more about the latest Raken updates and construction industry trends.

5 Construction Apps to Watch in 2018

In case you missed it, we wrote an article recently about how the overhaul of the tax code will affect construction companies. One of the biggest changes that we saw coming, and one that we think will have a large…

Raken December Product Update: Capping off a Big Year

As we wrap up another year at Raken we decided to take this opportunity to look back at the highlights of the work we’ve done this year and look ahead to what we’ve got coming to Raken in 2018. Integrations…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: Field Intelligence Warning Signs

Last week, we talked about field intelligence- what it is and what it does. This week, to wrap up our discussion of field intelligence, we are going to talk about five data points you should be looking at every week…

Business Intelligence for Construction Firms: It’s Field Intelligence

Over the past two months we’ve gone in-depth into what business intelligence for construction firms should look like. In case you missed any of it, here’s the entire series so far. Introduction: what is business intelligence and why do construction…

Sergey Sundukovskiy Startup Snacks

Introducing Startup Snacks

We’ve been thinking a lot about our history lately. We started as a small idea in 2013, and the past few years have been nothing short of amazing, busy, and a bit exhausting. From a single idea we grew to…

The New Raken

Announcing New Raken: Improved Dashboard Insights, Onboarding, Design, and More

We’re excited to announce the first phase of a brand new Raken product. Starting today, you’ll not only notice a sleek new design of the web dashboard and mobile app, but you’ll find additional features that will make your daily…

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…