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    Contractor Software in the Cloud: What are the Benefits?

    Many folks assume that if software is delivered via the cloud, it is SaaS – Software as a Service – which means that you don’t own it; you subscribe to it. But cloud-based software need not be subscription-based software.

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    Software Choices, When Less is More

    A well-known axiom in the construction software industry is that users often only utilize a small percentage of software capabilities. Other issues aside, you are much better off utilizing software that only has a limited number of features as long as it does the ones you need well.

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    Construction Software: Why Workflow and Routing are so Important

    In today’s construction software market, there’s incredible functional parity among the major players. So, how do you select the best solution for your company? That’s a question I’ve been addressing with my clients for over 30 years. It should come as no surprise that good planning is the key.

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    Contractor Accounting Reports: Getting Full Benefit

    Contractor Accounting software can do so much to simplify and help management monitor not only profitability but effectiveness of estimating, accuracy of data entry, timeliness of billing, and any gaps in their business processes.

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    Construction Management and Collaboration Communication is Key

    As a consultant, I always find that the first issue in improving technology is not really about technology, but getting company personnel to understand each other’s needs and to start communicating so that everyone is moving toward a common goal of continuous improvement.

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    User Friendly Construction Software - Issues to Consider

    In the broadest sense, user friendly software is something you might find appealing in terms of how a particular software for construction looks and the ease of navigating the menus, entering data and accessing information.

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    New Construction Software Success Depends Largely on Training

    Success with software depends on what the software can potentially do for your business. Notice I said potentially because the truth is that the software is only as good as the people who use it and the people who use it are only good as the training they have received from the software vendor.

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    Executive Dashboards in Construction Software

    Most construction software are designed to be used in “Enterprise” configurations, meaning they usually include executive dashboard modules aimed at giving executives a quick view of every area of operations. Typically, this can be done in real time.

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    Successful Construction Software Conversion Tips

    Implementing new construction management software can be a significant challenge. To ensure success, it’s important to fully understand your business objectives regarding the new software and develop a plan to meet those objectives.

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    Successful Construction Project Management: Stack the Decks in Your Favor

    The increased focus on understanding the challenging mix of economic conditions, weak demand, budgetary limitation, and high costs mandate executives and program managers for large construction projects to strategically analyze their business model and supporting processes & technologies.

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