A Buyer’s Guide to Construction Management Software

By |April 21st, 2017|Blog|

In a recent post, we looked at how to choose the right construction ERP software (and get everyone to agree). We based this post on discussions we’ve had with construction industry insiders over the years. We found that because each team member has different goals when it comes to construction management, it’s important for leaders to [...]

[Infographic] Cybercrime 101: 5 Security Lessons for the Construction Industry

By |April 14th, 2017|Blog|

Cybercrime keeps getting more sophisticated. It's a billion-dollar industry that just keeps growing. Hackers now have the skills and the resources to launch large-scale attacks. This means that even large corporations with big security budgets aren't safe. Despite the increase in cybercrime awareness, many construction professionals don't seem concerned about data security risks. Maybe they think that because they’re not storing credit card [...]

Choosing the Right Construction ERP Software (And Getting Everyone to Agree)

By |April 7th, 2017|Blog|

Over the years, we’ve talked to a lot of construction industry professionals. Each client that’s walked through our doors has given us valuable information about the challenges facing construction leaders. We’ve listened to their experiences navigating the complex world of construction ERP and learned the challenges of choosing the right ERP software. Because different roles [...]

3 On-site Benefits of Unified ERP Software

By |March 23rd, 2017|Blog|

In just a few decades, we’ve gone from computers that filled entire rooms to devices that fit in the palm of your hand. With greater computing power and the addition of portability, mobile technology has increased connectivity. This is great news for construction management because project managers and team leaders  spend a lot of time out of [...]

3 Ways Bad ERP Software is Slowing You Down

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog|

Ever heard of the boiling frog experiment? When you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. But when you put that frog in a pot of cold water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog stays in the pot and – well, I’m sure you can [...]

A Case for Change: Company Cultures & Digital Transformation

By |March 6th, 2017|Blog|

Making any kind of change to your business is challenging. But introducing new digital tools is especially difficult. Leaders looking to adopt digital-first strategies face many threats – some real, some perceived. Often, what keeps them from embracing digital is a fear of losing control. For example, digital transformation increases communication, and executives worry about their ability to control this [...]

Are Third-Party Vendors Putting your Data at Risk?

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog|

In 2013, Target was the victim of a massive cyber-attack. Hackers uploaded malware to point-of-sale devices, stealing an estimated 40 million credit card numbers and 70 million personal records. This was a security crisis of epic proportions. Sales dropped 40% in the quarter after the attack and Target spent an estimated $200 million upgrading their [...]

3 Ways Top Contractors Lose Clients – And How Mobile Can Help

By |February 20th, 2017|Blog|

Last week we listed the 5 Signs Your Workflow Needs Mobile. We covered the major setbacks that come with subpar tech, but the challenges don’t end there. Even with a mobile strategy, you may still be in serious need of a digital transformation. Your “post-transformation” competitors have already taken their mobile strategies a step further. Their [...]

5 Signs Your Workflow Needs Mobile

By |February 14th, 2017|Blog|

You probably think that your company has fully embraced the digital revolution. You’ve moved far beyond the days of pen-and-paper record keeping. You manage scheduling, accounting and documents using advanced software. What's more, you store vital project data in the cloud. Your firm may be doing all of the above, but if you’re not utilizing mobile platforms [...]

Why it’s Time to Embrace the Software Revolution – Before it’s Too Late

By |February 7th, 2017|Blog|

Experts say we’re entering a new stage of the digital revolution, one where software will completely take over and revolutionize business operations. “Successful companies that are disruptive are integrally tied to their software.” Says Brett Young in Why Software Will Eat Construction. Young explains that companies like Amazon, Pixar and Fed-Ex owe their success to software. [...]

5 Critical Risk Factors Solved with Advanced ERP

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Construction projects have gotten a lot more complicated over the past 20 years. While technology has made the process easier, high-tech tools have added more data into the equation than ever before. As a result, firms are managing a whole new set of risks. To help you find the right software for managing your data, we've outlined important software solutions for avoiding Construction Exec's 5 [...]

How to Survive as a Modern Construction Firm

By |January 24th, 2017|Blog|

There’s no question about it: advanced management software is shaking up the construction industry. From the worksite to the office, new technologies offer huge profit opportunities. Still, many firms aren’t budging. They’re committed to sticking it out with dated software, even if it means being left behind in a rapidly advancing construction landscape. This is [...]

When it Comes to Construction, Only the Lean Survive

By |January 16th, 2017|Blog|

The lean movement is transforming businesses across industries. From marketing to manufacturing, companies are revolutionizing their processes by identifying and eliminating wasted resources. Lean is about efficiency and, according to the Lean Construction Institute, the industry is in desperate need of an efficiency overall. LCI reports that while labour efficiency has doubled since the 1960s, construction [...]

Why a Digital Transformation Might Save Your Business

By |January 9th, 2017|Blog|

Is your firm still debating a technological overhaul? If so, you’re not alone. Transformation of any kind can be daunting, but change is a necessary part of all business. Outdated technology just can't compete with newer, more powerful software solutions. Now is the time for a digital transformation. Robert Parker, vice president at the International Data Corporation, [...]

The Most Common Mistake in Cloud Adoption

By |January 4th, 2017|Blog|

Today’s executives find themselves in a unique position. Across industries, companies have steadily increased cloud adoption, collectively spending billions to revolutionize their productivity and security. And it’s worked — for the most part. But not all cloud solutions are created equal, and every firm should ask themselves: How do we optimize the cloud? Too Many Apps [...]