Sep 07, 2015
Using an outdated software system can not only create problems for your company with regards to wasted time and costs, but can also set your business back as your competition moves ahead. If you are still using a solution that does not meet your business needs, it may be time for an update.
Avoiding ‘patchwork’ solutions
Over the years, many businesses have neglected to update their software in an attempt to reduce costs. What typically ends up happening is a variety of different software and spreadsheets are deployed to emulate what a modern, integrated software can do. The downside to this is incompatibility. The various software and spreadsheets do not communicate properly with one another, which results in a lot of manual editing just to attain accurate data. Ultimately, this forces businesses to take a hard look at their construction software and determine if a change is needed.
Benefits of an updated, integrated software solution
With the improvements in construction software over the years, accessing accurate and pertinent information in real-time has become increasingly more essential. According to Wes Simmons of Construction Global, “All information can now be held on a single database, accessible by all staff, allowing the creation of one version of the truth for a project. Reports can be pulled off the system at any time, giving an instant overview of a project.” Having this breadth of information available through one software solution gives project managers the ability to manage all aspects of each project with ease.
Another key benefit to having an integrated software is the simplicity in which key performance indicator data can be accessed. When you arrive at the end of a specific project, through analyzing the unified data, it becomes clear what the strong and weak points of the project were. This data can be utilized for future projects to not only mitigate risk but also enhance your efficiencies, thus improving your businesses overall performance.
If you are still using an outdated software solution, transitioning to a construction software that is more suited to the needs of your growing business may be the answer you are looking for.