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How To Get All Your Construction  Management Tools To Work Together

Digital tools have had a significant impact on construction project management. Software that manages construction revolutionized our industry, from scheduling to construction financials to field management and much more. Here are some of the tools commonly used by GCs and construction Project Managers and the best practices for getting your tools to work together.

Construction Accounting Management Software

Construction Accounting Management Software is a must-have in the construction industry today. Those who cannot commit to a cloud-based solution likely use Excel-like software to track budgets, budget changes, construction RFIs, actual expenditures, change orders, and more. In reality, outdated accounting or ERP software cannot effectively manage construction costs. These solutions often result in poor data integrity, the need for multiple versions, and no real control over the data. These negatively impact the insights needed for business decisions. The good news is that affordable solutions will allow you to tighten up your accounting management. Integratable, simple to use, and well-supported options are at your fingertips. 

Real-time Communication Platforms

There are collaborative tools that allow everyone to work together regardless of their location. Some of the most common are email, text, phone calls, instant messaging, etc. It is essential to consider a construction management software that offers features to collaborate on task assignments, form accessibility, and the ability to keep your entire project connected from beginning to end seamlessly. Your construction management software should offer you a mobile app feature that will allow attendance oversight, project updates, and collaboration/coordination. 

Real-time communication creates a tighter project schedule because it allows you to share information instantly with team members and clients, create and assign tasks, schedule tasks based on priorities, analyze paths to speed up or otherwise adjust project timelines, and more.

Centralized Document Management

The new(er) kid on the block, cloud-based construction management software, is a solution that puts the entire field office and trailer in your pocket. The relevant data is always available and saves your team significant time and confusion. Your team will stay on task, stay organized, avoid miscommunications, and deliver construction projects on time. 

Integratable Construction Accounting and Field Management Software

There are moments when your project manager will need to contact your accounting team for project-related financial information before making a decision. By adequately integrating your construction accounting software with your construction management platform, you avoid costly delays by allowing your operations and accounting teams to stay in their respective software while sharing real-time data between the systems.

How to Determine The Best Construction Management Software Tool 

Contractor Management Software tools are not a one size fits all solution. It is crucial to identify the unique pain points of your company to focus on the priorities that require more attention. It will also guide the discovery process as you look for essential features like:

When working with multiple tools for construction project management, you should always strive to implement and maintain best practices. Your tools should be able to work together seamlessly, eliminating frustrating user experience and workflow interruptions; the goal is for the tools to improve the efficiency and ease of your company’s operations.

Appropriate discovery time Increases your likelihood of success, ensuring the project management tools of choice will be compatible with each other. Finally, consider the option of using a comprehensive construction management platform. It is the ultimate solution for efficiency and total project control.

We invite you to take the time to schedule a demo of RedTeam’s suite of solutions and see how we can help provide you with the very best in construction projects, accounting, and field management.

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