How to Know if Your Construction Software is Outdated

It’s time to look towards the future.

If you’re using technology as a resource to run your construction business more efficiently, we applaud you. Apps, CRMs and other software are key components to success in today’s world no matter what industry you’re in.

The problem is technology can so easily become obsolete. As new innovations make the way forward, the old ones become subpar.  Don’t get caught up in your old ways and old technology just because it’s “how it’s always been.” It’s time to look towards the future.

One of the biggest facets of this new wave of technology is automation and integration. You want to be able to track all your projects, bids, employees and customers all from one place. So if your construction technology and software doesn’t have these 7 components, it’s time for an upgrade.

  1. A one-stop-shop for all of your needs. If you are using multiple resources for all of your business processes, you are not working efficiently enough.
  2. Ease of use. If the dashboards and reporting functionalities are confusing or hard to manage, you won’t see much adoption from your team.
  3. Good service and training on the product. If you don’t have anyone on the opposite ends of your technology platforms that can explain the different functionalities or customization options, you may not be getting everything you need from them.
  4. Full visibility into your projects and teams. If the software doesn’t give you full access to what’s going on, how can you effectively manage your teams?
  5. Customization. If your current software doesn’t give you the option to customize reports or dashboards to your specific needs, then something might fall through the cracks.
  6. Collaboration. If you are currently unable to proficiently communicate with different team members while in the field, then you all will remain out of sync on the project.
  7. Mobile-accessible. If you can’t access the software while away from your desktop, then you’ll be either rooted to your office or you’ll be missing big developments.

Remember: Think long and hard about how you want to run your business. If you want to be on top of your competition, get the best and most skilled young professionals to come work for you, and stay in control of every construction project, then all you have to do is upgrade.

 

By | 2019-01-14T11:22:59+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Education, Technology, Thunderbolt University|