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Contractors often tell us that they are seeking better ways to sync their firm’s business intelligence between their office staff and road warriors. Firms that fail to implement a mobile-friendly Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system waste time and money, lose critical project intelligence and struggle to deliver on customer expectations. It’s time to ditch outdated spreadsheets and manual processes and see how you can win more work with a mobile-friendly construction CRM system designed specificallyRead More
The threat of litigation is a concern that hangs over all construction contractors like a black cloud. Multi-million dollar lawsuits are commonplace in the construction industry and can quickly bankrupt even the most prestigious construction firm. A recent Construction Executive Risk Management article places the percentage of large companies spending more than $1 million dollars on litigation at 71% in 2013, up from 53% the year before. Rather than ignoring the eventuality of litigation, some advanceRead More
Construction firms face a series of challenges and hurdles. From recruiting specialized talent to reducing project risk reach role in a construction company faces a unique set of challenges. The below infographic provokes a series of questions for each critical role within your organization. Hear from Your Peers As Vanessa Redgrave said, “Ask the right questions if you’re to find the right answers.” Learn more about how your construction firm can go to the nextRead More
As the labor shortage in the construction industry continues to grow with job openings at a 10-year high, companies are looking for the best construction HR tools to help them recruit and retain staff. While recruiting is a crucial component, there are many factors involved in an effective construction talent management program. It’s important to find solutions that address the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment to retention. It’s also critical to look for the most advanced technologyRead More
As I watched the Preakness on Saturday and cheered as Cloud Computing overtook Classic Empire (don’t you love horse names?), I couldn’t help but compare the similarities between the horse race and the modern-day decision most construction firms are facing. In horse racing, it rarely pays to be reactive as the field is full of highly competitive top thoroughbreds. The same can be said for highly contested construction bidding where firms seek any advantage toRead More
As the I-85 bridge in Atlanta, GA reopens this week we can’t help but reflect on how the contractor was able to go above and beyond to complete this complex project.  Atlanta ranks as the 8th most congested city in the world, making the collapse of one of the City’s primary corridors a crisis situation. The importance of selecting a contractor with the right construction project management software in place to manage and complete thisRead More
There are many factors to consider in selecting right construction ERP software. An ideal solution should work seamlessly throughout all departments. The software also needs to be scalable, properly supported from an R&D perspective, work in the cloud and integrate with apps. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a suite of integrated applications that seamlessly work together to manage ALL aspects of a business. ERP systems integrate purchasing, marketing, sales and operational data. By design, ERPRead More
For most business owners, technology has not always been a friend. The collaboration of business computers with phones, tablets and even the network can create a headache for businesses as well as a delay in efficiency and growth. Technology that not only works cohesively together but functions in real-time from anywhere, is a pipe dream for most business owners. The good news is that there is technology and software out there that can do just that.Read More

On-Premise vs Cloud-Based Solutions

Posted by strategiesgroup   on March 21, 2017
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As technology improves, businesses are under more and more pressure to have access to real-time data and business intelligence to make quicker decisions. Because of its heightened accessibility, cloud computing is paving the way for companies wanting to streamline processes and do away with dated technology. What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is the idea of using the internet to connect to a shared tool. Instead of working from a local, on-premise server, the cloudRead More
Since partnering with Dexter + Chaney in 2015, we have added many new Strategies Group clients! We are very grateful for the opportunity to assist these companies in their implementation of Spectrum® Construction Software. We look forward to partnering with you in 2017! New Strategies Group Clients Aerocom Systems Ameritech Services ATC Development Core Roofing Systems Dixie Electric & Plumbing Gary Ingram Grading & Paving, Inc. John W. McDougall Company Lord & Son Construction PatriotRead More

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