Construction Management Software

Don’t Pay Too Much for Construction Management Software

Construction management software allows contractors to boost efficiency and productivity without adding to your workforce. As your construction business becomes more efficient and you ramp up on new projects, does your software subscription become more expensive? If it does, that sliding scale is misleading, which leads to frustration.

Project-based Pricing vs. Flat-rate Pricing

Why choose a construction management software that doesn’t reward your hard work? Why should you pay more for the same software functionality based on each new active job? A flat-rate pricing model with unlimited projects let’s you scale your business with confidence. Knowing that your software vendor supports the success of your business allowing for more predictable growth and you’re not left guessing what the bill will be on a monthly basis. Plus, no more worrying about reaching limits when you have other more important task at hand.

With cloud-based technology, it doesn’t make sense to pay more for the same construction management software based on the number of projects you’re working on at a given moment. Whether you’re working on 50 projects or 5, you’re still accessing the same platform to manage those projects with the same features and functionality.

Flat-rate pricing with unlimited projects gives power back to the users. So, even if you are working on smaller projects, you can still leverage the software to save time and money, which means your process doesn’t have to change project by project. The beauty of flat-rate pricing is the more you use your construction management software, the more you get out of it.

Step Away from Software Surprises & Fees

As a contractor, you have enough to worry about on a daily basis. Break the cycle of implementation and service fees that are often associated with project-based pricing. Strive for predictable, simple pricing with your construction management software, regardless of the size of your company or the number of active projects on your calendar.

TRUE Contractor is priced to support your success. We charge monthly, do not require long-term contracts, and offer unlimited projects for all users. For more information about TRUE Contractor, click here to request a demo.

Construction Management Software

Time to Invest in Construction Management Software

Every contractor knows that as the construction world continues to grow and evolve, projects are also growing in complexity. In the last few years, the construction industry has made huge strides in the utilization of technology; from innovations in tools and building materials to the development of smart buildings and green building techniques. At the rate the industry is making advancements, many contractors are struggling to keep up. For contractors who have become overwhelmed by all of the workflows involved in running a business and managing projects, it is time to try adding technology to your toolbox. DocuWrx has compiled a list of a few ways to know if construction management software might be the solution to the challenges your business faces:

Inaccessible Information

Do you ever find yourself digging through a mountain of paperwork to find a missing invoice, or calling your office staff to pull up a contract for information you need on a jobsite? If you are struggling with how to successfully organize your documents while uniting your office and field operations, you might want to look into project management and ERP solutions.

Fortunately, DocuWrx offers an all-in-one solution, TRUE, to cover all of your project management and operations needs.  The document management module in TRUE allows users to access files, paperwork, contracts, photos, etc. from anywhere and on any type of device. This means if you or someone on your team finds an error, or something that needs to be changed, you can log into TRUE from your smartphone or tablet and make important updates instantly from the office, the jobsite, or on the road.

Communication Errors

Every construction project requires a high degree of coordination between various individuals. It may seem obvious but inadequate communication can lead to delays, missed deadlines, and increased costs.

Construction management software makes collaboration faster, smoother and much easier by allowing team members to access project files, instantly communicate any issues, and take action in real-time.

Delays with RFIs

Requests for Information, or RFIs, are one of the most important and useful processes in today’s construction projects. RFIs can help your project run smoothly by offering clarification on important questions as the general contractor or as a subcontractor on a project. However, they can take weeks, or even months, to process; which can cause expensive delays and cost overruns. In most cases, older systems are not robust to handle the problems that can come with managing RFIs.

By implementing construction management software for your business, it will allow you to better track all of your RFIs, store them in an easy to use database, and allow you and others to access, view, and answer RFIs by email. With TRUE, you are even able to use email capture to track these email communications.

Painful Budgeting and Accounting

Many contractors end up spending hours upon hours crunching numbers, searching for deductions, sorting through invoices, and struggling with taxes and union dues. If this sounds familiar, construction management software like TRUE will make your life a whole lot easier and significantly shorten your work day.

TRUE allows users to track costs and budget in real time, while seamlessly interfacing with accounting systems like Quickbooks, Xero and our very own, TRUE Accounting. The integration between these systems not only allows users to take advantage of the key features of their accounting system, but also enables you to manage your payroll, set reminders for incoming and outgoing payments, and even generate accurate estimates for potential future projects.

Your Current System Isn’t Enough

For many contractors, their current method “works and has been working for years”. In these situations, it is easy to get stuck in our ways and develop the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. If you’re still getting by using paper methods or using an older, less comprehensive system, you might not see any reason to upgrade. After all, you’ve invested money in the system, valuable time in learning it and training your team to use it. But even if it is getting the job done, is it getting the job done as efficiently as you’d like?

If you find yourself relating to these situations and frustrated with constantly doing extra work to complete a simple task, it’s time to take a look at TRUE.

Adopting new software requires an investment of time and money to purchase the software and train your team, but the good news is with the incredible range of time and money-saving benefits TRUE offers, it will be more than worth it in the long run. Eventually, everyone is going to need to switch over to using management software to cut down on delays and boost overall efficiency, and those who refuse to get with the times might risk being left behind, unable to compete.

For more information about TRUE, please contact our team at sales@archive.constructtrue.com.