Implementing Construction Software for Contractors
By Nathan | Posted on May 17th, 2016
Okay. You've gotten an earful from colleagues about how great it is. You've done the research. And you've persuaded the main office to give it a try. It's finally time to integrate daily reporting software into your construction firm. And why not? You've certainly heard fantastic things about construction software. How it can reduce reporting time from anywhere from sixty to ninety minutes a day. How it assures legible, industry standard reporting. And how these reports can be stored safely and securely online for years.
And construction software for contractors is especially geared to their special needs. For example, many of these packages now come with a mobile device application. This means that this daily reporting app allows phones and tablets to be used for doing this reporting, further adding to general convenience.
But software implementation should always be approached with caution in the workplace. Many an office has purchased the latest trendy, flashy, software package, only to discover that it's totally inappropriate for their needs. While the right real-time construction software can lead to time and money saved and profits made, the wrong package can be an expensive and embarrassing disaster. So how does a construction company make sure that they're picking the right product and implementing it throughout the organization successfully?
In addition to not being swayed by the latest bells and whistles, pick a software package that anyone in your firm could learn to use with relative ease. At the same time, accept that there needs to be a training period for any new product, and that everyone learns at different speeds. And make sure that this is a program that employees will actually use, and that it is compatible with the devices that they normally use. And finally, while such software will ultimately save and help your firm to make money, accept that money will have to be first spent, both in purchasing and training.
And get your money's worth out of that product's sales team. Yes, they want your sale, but they want you to be a satisfied customer so that you'll be a returning one. Make them earn that money by asking plenty of pre-sale questions and running particular work place scenarios past them.
And be sure to shop around for the right construction software for contractors. Raken's daily reporting software has made it an industry leader for multiple reasons. Its daily reporting app is compatible with the heavily used Android and iOS systems, for example. And once that construction report app is on devices, thanks to Raken’s cloud technology, users are accessing its software within seconds. No long download wait times, or software that can't download at all! Users can access this contracting software without a mobile app as well, and the result is an entire firm working together within a program quickly, able to remotely review and collaborate on each other’s work in real time.
There’s no doubt that construction contracting software can be a boon to firms, but choosing the right package is key. And with products like Raken, firms can be sure of a product that not only contains all of the "fun" of digital technology, but one that is both truly useful and ultimately profitable.