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Truth in construction tech

Construction Technology is Not an Army of Job-Hungry Robots

Construction technology is finally taking root in an industry. For a sector of the economy that is infamous for being slow to accept change, the new innovations are a welcome sight. For example, at the March 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG conference multiple…

Raken Superintendent Spotlight

Raken Spotlight on Jan Ahner of Alvin H. Butz

Raken is proud to present Jan Ahner, Superintendent at Alvin H. Butz, Inc as our first Raken Spotlight focusing on the men and women who make the work of construction happen in the field. Jan Ahner has been working as…

daily reports and litigation

Daily Reports vs. Construction Litigation

Here’s a sobering statistic- in 2013, 71% of large companies were spending more than $1 million on construction litigation. That was up from 51% from the year before. And according to Arcadis research, it’s only gone up since then. These disputes…

Raken Time Cards

Introducing Raken Time Cards

We are pleased to announce Raken Time Cards, the newest update to the Raken Daily Reporting app that enables superintendents and foremen to quickly track hours in the field while streamlining payroll for the office.  Raken Time Cards were designed to be…

Raken’s January Product Update: Our new look, on every device

What Is The Story? We kicked off 2018 by releasing the new redesign Raken update on all iOS devices, and we couldn’t be happier about it. New Raken was a complete redesign of our app based on your feedback that,…

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…