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Raken and Egnyte

Raken and Egnyte Integrate to Sync Construction Project Documentation

We’re excited to announce our recent integration with the enterprise file sharing platform, Egnyte. By utilizing the Egnyte and Raken integration, users will automatically add their Raken daily reports, Super Daily subcontractor reports, and photos to their Egnyte project folder,…

Beta testing can help fool-proof your software

Rollout of apps preceded by beta tests There is a Japanese manufacturing term, poka-yoke, which essentially means “to make mistake-proof.” It was originally coined as part of the quality-control measures used in Japanese automotive production, but it can apply to virtually…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: Alta Construction Inc.’s Macy’s Century City Project

This week’s featured Raken client is Tyler Guith at Alta Construction Inc.  Alta Construction Inc. is a full-service, national construction firm with expertise in retail, corporate interiors, hospitality, shopping centers and shell & core construction.  Guith is currently working on…

Raken’s Slager nominated for most-admired CEO

Raken, the revolutionary software reporting app in construction today, is proud to announce CEO Kyle Slager is a nominee for the 2017 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO Awards. The prestigious distinction recognizes San Diego County’s best and brightest…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: McKinstry’s Ochiltree General Hospital Project

  Our clients work on the most interesting projects, so to showcase their work, we interview them about their jobs! We interviewed Jason Patak, at McKinstry Construction, who is working on a remodel at the Ochiltree General Hospital in Perryton, Texas.…

Surfboards and fire pits: Raken’s amenities highlight commitment to employees

We believe the right environment creates a healthy company culture Our leaders here at Raken, a San Diego-based producer of daily construction and compliance software, know the importance of a good workplace culture, and you should, too. It’s good business…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: Southeast Concrete Systems’ Main Event Project

  Today’s interview is with Tony Denney at Southeast Concrete Systems.  Southeast Concrete Systems specializes in commercial concrete including foundations, slabs, decks, and tilt wall construction. Their turn-key concrete projects range from smaller 20,000 sf additions to new 250,000+ sf…

Customer Spotlight of the Week: MG Roofing’s Huntsville International Airport Project

Our customers are working on all sorts of amazing projects.  We interviewed Andrew Langston, a superintendent and PM at MG Roofing.  He’s currently working on a project at the Huntsville International Airport in Alabama. Raken: What’s unique about your project?…

Customer Spotlight: S/L/A/M Construction Services’ Gengras Student Union at the University of Hartford

Here at Raken, we like to feature the interesting projects that our clients are working on! We interviewed Paul Darasz, a superintendent at S/L/A/M Construction Services, who is working on the University of Hartford, Gengras Student Union project.

From boots on the ground to boots up with Raken

It could be called the “rule of thirds”. Company leaders should spend 33 percent of their time networking; 33 percent leading their team; and 33 percent of their time doing hands-on work. Yeah, right. Generally something has to give, and…

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The Raken App helps construction superintendents put safety first

As the construction industry continues to claw its way out of the lingering effects of the recession that began in 2008, the number of construction-related fatalities spiked 27 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to Fortune magazine. Construction site safety…

Don’t go old-school – lose that pen and paper and get the Raken App

Pencils are old-school. We’re talking really old – like 5,000 years, according to www.historyofpencils.com. After images came basic writing tools to communicate, then quills and reeds and the pencils and ink pens we know today.