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Digital transformation and the power of digital construction

CCS CEO, Andrew Skudder, examines the role digitisation will play in the future of the construction industry.

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Common Construction Contracts for Your Project

Construction contracts have always been a major part of the industry, and many of those contracts are now so common that they are included in almost any project. Even if you have been in the business for years, it’s worth taking a fresh look at these vital documents to stay up-to-date for your next project.

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Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in SA government spending

South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government infrastructure spending, but they have also faced difficulties because of late or slow payment by their clients.

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Why Project Management Reporting is Good for your Project Construction Plan

One of the most frustrating aspects of any construction project is trying to maintain accurate, up-to-date, and relevant information about each aspect’s current status. This is particularly difficult with multiple stakeholders who may have different reporting requirements or varying needs, depending on the project’s timeline. 

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How the world’s best construction software helped build Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

With standout attractions such as Ferrari World, Yas Marina Circuit and du Arena already open, there was a real desire not only to create a world-leading waterpark, but to complete the project on time and on budget whilst enhancing the existing attractions at Yas Island.

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Specialist software eases compliance with MTD for construction companies in the UK

Implementation of the VAT elements of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative has put non-compliant construction companies and contractors under pressure to rapidly re-evaluate their business systems and put the necessary solutions in place.

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Cloud-based solutions for the construction industry

In this day and age, we are able to access masses of ever sensitive and delicate information quickly and easily via mobile devises and any other form of web enabled platforms. 

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Cloud-based solutions for the construction industry - How do the applications work?

Unless you are an IT wizard or programmer, the actual workings inside cloud applications (the engines themselves) are going to be of little interest to you.

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Business Intelligence in Construction

The pace of change and development of data and information technology today, is astonishing. The sheer amount of data available can be mesmerizing and, if not managed, thoroughly confusing or even counterproductive.

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Moving to the Cloud: What is it and how will it benefit your business?

In simple terms, when we talk about “Cloud Computing”, we are talking about the use of a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to run software, store, manage, and process data.

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Cloud-Based vs. Traditional IT Structure: What will benefit your construction business?

The world we live in is rapidly moving towards digital for all aspects of business, one of the most aggressive moves is that of the construction world. For many years, construction companies have used legacy systems, which have served their purpose.

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Focus on Infrastructure spend in the 2019 SA Budget

On Wednesday the 20th of February, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled the national budget before Parliament.

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SA Budget 2019: a fine balancing act!

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech, next week, will be delivered against the backdrop of slower and weaker economic growth coupled with deteriorating public finances.

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What are the consequences of non-compliance with UAE VAT?

A year on and VAT is still relatively new but getting more embedded into everyday life in the UAE.

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Why is the Gulf implementing VAT in certain regions?

VAT was introduced to the UAE and Saudi Arabia in January 2018, although VAT had been tabled for introduction many years earlier.  

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What are the VAT responsibilities of a business in the GCC?

If you are reading this article in a location where VAT has been in place for many, many years, you may be thinking this redundant.  If you have never dealt with VAT before, however, this may scare the pants off of you.

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VAT - How can CCS help you to prepare for the anticipated changes?

Any business operating in the UAE today will have to determine what VAT they will need to pay to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) at the designated times dictated under their tax registration.  

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How will VAT impact the Middle East construction industry and contractors in particular?

Towards the end of 2017 and the realisation that the proposed introduction of VAT to the UAE was going to happen, you might remember a discernable uplift in cash flow as companies invoiced and billed to beat the 5% levy about to be incurred.  

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Which regions in the GCC will be affected by VAT and when?

There are only two things that are certain in this life, death and taxes.  

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Construction Software Dashboard: What Reports are Important and Why?

When we consider the term, ‘Reports’, it is likely to encompass a myriad of different things to different people depending on what they are accustomed to compiling or receiving.

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The 5 Elements Any Construction ERP Must Have and Why?

ERP systems are now widely used across most industries and deliver outstanding efficiencies in process and synchronisation.

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How MEP Companies can Stay on Budget Using the Worlds’ Best Construction Software

Overspend and material wastage are common terms in the construction industry and are a particular bug bear of even the most successful MEP companies.

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How BIM is revolutionising QTO in the Construction industry

Unlike other industries, the construction industry operates on Earned Value budgeting. 

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Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: A vision for construction software

What is the vision for the future of construction software? As Bill Gates’ famously cited, “Access to Anything, Anytime, Anywhere.” 

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Man, Machine and Money – meaningful links in your construction company

There are three levers of the construction industry: Man, Machine and Money. Understanding how these three interrelate and impact one another is like constantly asking yourself which came first, the chicken or the egg.

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From ‘cost to complete’: One source of truth.

Construction is unique. Standardised accounting practices cannot be applied to this industry. 

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Technology – the sure-fire way to address the challenges of the Construction industry

There are few industries as challenging as the construction industry.

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5 proven ways to ensure your development is profitable: How to choose the best construction estimating software

For a business to be successful, it needs to be able to balance and control expenditure to make sure it operates in the black.

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The cost of building software: The 5 key components you must ensure are present

It is likely, by now, you have been looking into the options available in the realm of building software and may have come across some of the more popular names, the highlighted features and even reviewed some case studies from end users. 

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What is the best software for the mining industry?

Mining exploration and the establishment of new mining operations all over the world is a thriving industry and involves mining companies of vastly different scope and size.

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How to choose ERP for the construction industry: The elements your software must have

The selection of an ERP system is a major undertaking, even more so in the construction and building industry.

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What is the best software for building contractors

Throughout recorded history, construction has been a formidable industry &  Construction that stands the test of time is generally at the forefront of technological development.

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How MEP companies can efficiently leverage enterprise level construction software

MEP Contractors are an integral part of the Construction Industry and impacted by many if not all the same challenges.  

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How CCS has proven to minimise VAT exposure in the construction industry in the GCC

For many years, the UAE was synonymous with the expression ‘Tax Free’, and in many ways still is.

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ERP for construction. Ensuring you calculate your VAT correctly

Many construction companies are still in the process of selecting a Construction ERP provider and others not yet progressed as far as that.  

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Construction VAT: Using the best software to simplify the process

For the majority of the world, VAT has been a factor of doing business for as long as can be remembered and the processes and procedures long since ingrained into day to day life and work.

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Construction estimating software: 5 things to look for to ensure you are getting the best product for your project

The construction industry has long been a driving force in the development of modern society, both in terms of infrastructure and investment.

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How to ensure your project remains on track with your estimation: Utilising leading construction management software

COST.  Whichever way you may choose to spin it, any amount that a company spends, is committed to spend or to which they have a liability (even without a formal contract or Purchase order) is a cost.
 

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How to manage variations and ensure your project maintains its profit margins

Variations play a major role in the construction industry and in many instances not having proper control of these variations lead to cost and budget over-runs.

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The Best VAT Software for the Construction and Building Industry

Construction Accounting is unique in both its preparation and ongoing management.

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How the world’s best Construction Management Software helped Build Dubai International Airport - CONCOURSE A

When people think of Dubai airport, images of state of the art structures and technology come to mind.
 

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How to Minimise VAT Exposure Using CCS’s Candy and BuildSmart

Construction Software Providers are (or at least should be) embedding updates and changes to keep pace with the changing legislation and conditions of the markets in which their customers operate.

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How the world’s best estimating software helped build Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is renowned worldwide as the epitome of luxury in the hospitality industry.
 

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How VAT will affect the construction industry in the Middle East?

When asking the question of how VAT will impact the construction industry in the Middle East, we should consider that all businesses whether simple small retail stalls right up to multi-national corporations need to adapt and adjust to the new legislation.

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The Best VAT Software for the Construction Industry

The best Construction Project Management Software for you is the one that most aligns itself with how you operate (or wish to be operating).

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Who Will Benefit from Integrated Construction Project Management Software?

At the cutting edge of technology, Integrated Construction Project Management software provides contractors with an incredibly diverse and effective tool box that they could only think of as pipe dreams in the past.

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Why Workflow and Routing are so Important in Construction Software

The modern software market is extremely competitive with multiple providers providing what can appear to be very similar solutions.

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How much does construction software cost and how to achieve results fast

The cost of construction software is going to depend on what you are able and willing to invest.
 

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The Top 9 Benefits Of Construction Software

The top construction businesses around the globe have embraced the technology of Construction Software to maximise their profitability and efficiency.

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How to estimate construction costs: Ensuring you stay on budget throughout your project

The modern construction industry typically deals with large numbers in terms of dollar amounts in converse proportion to the relatively small numbers concerned with available margins.

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5 Key Questions When Considering Construction Software

If you are looking into implementing construction software, you will, no doubt, have spent considerable time researching the options online and viewed countless demonstrations and had many discussions with prospective providers.

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How much does construction management software cost: 5 elements to consider to ensure your ROI

A critical element to consider when selecting which Construction Software to use in your business is how much is it going to cost.

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The Importance of Construction Software in the GCC Market

A peculiarity of the GCC can be seen in the impact small and medium enterprises (SME’s) have in driving the growth, development, innovation and diversification of the region.

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How to ensure your entire construction budget stays on track with ERP implementation

Construction projects are extremely complicated and have multiple elements that need to be effectively managed and delivered both in tandem and in sequence.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Good Business Intelligence for the Construction Industry

In order for construction companies to remain effective in the modern environment, reliance upon real time integrated business intelligence (BI) is becoming more and more critical.

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ROI From Construction ERP Software

When taking the leap to get on board with Construction Software, you need to ensure you are choosing the right package, from the right provider, and that you are going to see a return on your investment.

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What Is ERP And How Can It Help My Business

Traditionally, departments in a business will operate using specialized software to fit their roles and responsibilities.

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The Cost of Construction Software

Although Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is still relatively new in the market, most major companies have taken the step to embrace technology and implement an (ERP) solution in preference to stand alone software packages for each of their departments.

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How To Choose The Best Construction Management Software

The best Construction Project Management Software for you is the one that most aligns itself with how you operate (or wish to be operating).

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Five Steps to Implementing Your Construction Software

Having researched the massive benefits to be gained from employing an end to end, fully integrated Construction Software solution and having selected your business partner to provide it, there are 5 key steps to ensuring you begin to reap the benefits as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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ERP vs Construction ERP vs BIM

Why has the technology that has transformed other industries had a rough start in the area of construction?

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Excel or Spreadsheets Vs Construction Estimating Software

As an experienced construction estimator, the decision to move away from the ‘old school’ use of spreadsheets to bespoke software is one you have probably asked yourself many times over.

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Implementing ERP in the Construction Industry

ERP systems have been widely used across all business sectors but none have recognized the need for investing in technological investment for sustainable growth more than the construction industry.

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How to choose the best construction estimating software

Progress and development in our modern world is swift and the pace of change is felt in all sectors of industry.

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How to choose the Best Construction ERP Software

The best Construction ERP Software for you is the one that most aligns itself with how you wish to be operating.

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