Construction project management software organizes the planning, scheduling, building, resources, and reporting associated with construction projects. It streamlines the process and improves productivity—all while keeping to a tight schedule and budget.
A well-designed Project Management Software helps general contractors and their team control every phase of their projects by organizing its disparate parts and automating routines to add efficiencies. It also keeps stakeholders updated by sharing data-rich reports and providing robust collaboration with subcontractors and vendors hired to work on the project.
Because of the many documents related to any construction project, file storage and management of those files are also critical construction software features. Real-time data to foster collaboration, plan, schedule, and manage resources is also an essential feature.
There are two types of construction management software: desktop and cloud-based (online). Desktop software has advantages like speed and security. Since the software isn’t tied to your internet speed, you never have to worry about connection or accessibility issues.
On the other hand, cloud-based software connected to the internet is helpful because it allows you to work from anywhere at any time. If you want to share documentation in real-time with a subcontractor or any team member working on the jobsite, but you’re in an office, you can easily send the information through its online capabilities as if you were talking in person.
Teams can collaborate no matter where they are or when they’re working. That, and real-time data that offers faster insights into the project and informs better decision-making shows the dominance of online tools in the industry.
So what should you look for in construction management software? That depends on your company’s needs. But first, here’s a breakdown of why you should use construction software no matter your company’s size.
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No need for physical materials and resources:
Keeping all project-related documentation with paper files is nearly impossible and risky. With cloud-based project management software, everything you need is right at your fingertips. With the click of a button, you can access anything from contracts to billing to field management documents, all from within the cloud.
Increased availability and accessibility:
A key benefit of using construction project management software is that it is available and accessible at any time and for anyone. A PM, GC, subcontractor, and a team member have access to projects and tasks from anywhere globally and on any device. So you don’t have to worry about sending constant updates or making calls to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Organization. Organization. Organization.:
All of your necessary files, documents, conversations, invoices, billing, work hours and updates, are stored in the software.
Construction management software provides real-time task and project updates for all who have access. You’ll receive notifications for particular projects that include when a task changed when an invoice was received or sent, when a bill was approved or declined and when documents were uploaded and shared.
For more information on why your construction business needs project management software, check out the full article here: https://www.redteam.com/why-general-contractors-need-project-management-software/