The cost of construction software is going to depend
on what you are able and willing to invest.
Very much like any other significant purchases, the options available
are vast and varied in terms of quality and effectiveness as well as value for
money. The very best products that
deliver exceptional ROI are going to cost you more money but, as with many
things in life, you get what you pay for.
So rather than focus on which one to buy, in this article we are looking
at how to get the most out of the best one your business can afford.
does success look like?
will need to map out what you want your product to deliver for you so that you
can assess whether or not it really does.
The simplest way to apply this to your chosen software is to identify
the gaps between what the salesman has promised you and your current process
and systems and to what degree they should be improved. This might be measured in time (such as
processes involving spreadsheets and manual collation) or in cost (such as in utilization
of resources and the associated savings in monetary terms). Consider the example of invoicing and the
process from being issued and approved to payments being received as this
combines both elements of time and money.
Your Coding Structure
construction professional, you will be very aware of the importance of planning
ahead. Use the event of new software
implementation to adopt a standard code structure for all your departments,
jobs and functions. This will allow you
to gain the maximum benefit from the integrated functions your new software
will provide in both business insights and reporting
out a Data Cleanse
a fresh start in many ways so why migrate old or obsolete data? Look at where you might have duplicate
entries or legacy data that is no longer required (perhaps old staff
information that will no longer be of any use to you or you may even identify
old certifications or licensing that require renewals). Consider archiving items such as these and
begin the new streamlined efficient processes without the potential for process
errors caused by incorrect or obsolete information
a Schedule with Milestones
treat this project (software implementation) any differently than the way you
treat all your projects? Plan its
progress and deliverables and measure against that schedule and its
milestones. Appoint either a person or a
team to manage the project and to liaise with the appointed project manager
from the provider. Make them
accountable and responsible to deliver on time and on budget (start as you mean
to go on).What are the
"5 Key Questions When Considering Construction Software