3 Key Benefits of Using a Construction Management Software
If you’re still on the fence about investing in construction management software for your business, check out the key benefits in this blog article.
While it can be daunting to use new technology, utilising construction management software in your business can yield many positive long-term benefits. From managing cash flow to efficiently tracking the materials used in a construction project, the right software can help you save money, get back time and win you more work.
Indeed, there are many benefits to using construction management software. But to keep things simple and straightforward (especially if you’re overwhelmed by the plethora of information out there!), read on for the best benefits to keep top of mind.
Material tracking features let you know where your resources are
Why do materials matter? They are the foundation for every construction project, big or small. Not staying on top of your materials opens you up to many risks including (but not limited to) project delays, re-orders, double-ups and calling up the incorrect subcontractors on site.
A good construction management software should be able to show you not only the material’s location in the supply chain, but also other factors like quality control, quantity numbers as well as lead times for when the material will be on-site. Providing these important insights will plan ahead and anticipate any issues before they arise.
Knowing the location and status of materials is key to a project’s progression, enabling supply chain visibility for everyone involved. Through project-wide collaboration, you and your team can deliver projects on time and within budget.
Remote access for easy communication and collaboration
Construction management software, like Matrak, have cloud capabilities. This means the information and data can be accessed anywhere, any time — whether it’s a desk in the head office or on-site at a construction project. All you would need is a network connection and a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Simply put, remote access and cloud capabilities ensure your projects run smoother. For example, the software might notify you that a piece of essential equipment will be delayed. You can then go straight onto the software, see who is managing this and what part of the process the delayed equipment is going to affect. From there, you can then plan ahead by rearranging duties, priorities and contacting all the relevant stakeholders so you’re all on the same page.
The result? Seamless communication. No blame game. No surprises. No drama.
Integrate with other software
Using construction management software doesn’t mean you have to do a complete overhaul of your current systems. Good construction software should offer API integrations. At Matrak, our software integrates with several software including (but not limited to) Procore, PowerBI, Google Sheets and more.
For example, we offer ERP integration. Use the live updates from Matrak’s API to streamline purchase orders and cost management through the ERP systems integration. This can radically reduce double-handling and human error by connecting directly to your supply chain.
As a result, integrations can help you complete multiple tasks and jobs all on the one platform. Not to mention, removing the overwhelm of needing to learn a completely new piece of software. Simply put, integrations eliminate the need to jump between several softwares, helping you make the most of your time and ensuring every minute of your work counts.
Curious to learn more? See Matrak and material tracking in action
Hopefully, this article has provided you with direction on what to look out for when finding the right construction management software to suit your needs.
At Matrak, we specialise in material tracking and solutions for head contractors, suppliers, installers and manufacturers.
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