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Latest Advancements in Construction ERP Software – Look for Cloud-Based Solutions with App Integration

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 […]

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Take the Next Step with with Cloud-Based ERP Solutions for Construction Firms

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 […]

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On-Premise vs Cloud-Based Solutions

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 […]

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3 Year-End Tax-Saving Tips for Computer Hardware and Software Purchases

By Michael Miller, CIT, Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting Services, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund Did you know you can deduct the cost of your newly-purchased computer hardware and software? The IRS gives three options that benefit companies purchasing computer hardware and software. 1. Section 179 The IRS through Internal Revenue Code Section 179 has provided […]

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A Perfect Storm: How the Surety Cycles Impact Contractors

By Daniel Oaks of Nieslon, Hoover & Company, Inc. The surety market is a market of cycles. Similar to the insurance market, the surety market has its ups and downs or its hard markets and soft markets. However, the insurance and surety market do not necessarily coincide. As a contractor, it is important to understand these cycles and specifically how surety […]

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How to Improve Heavy Highway Construction Reporting to Save Time & Money

Have you ever questioned the importance of heavy highway construction reporting? Think about this – each day, project superintendents for heavy highway projects come in and prepare for a typical day. It’s their job to have a constant pulse on what’s happening. Daily, the superintendent and project managers work with different people to attain the right information […]

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Thinking Ahead: The Value Of Maintenance Programs for Construction Equipment

Preventative Maintenance Programs for construction equipment save contractors time and money. Are you leveraging the most advanced equipment maintenance tools to maximize your profits? Unplanned Maintenance vs. Planned Maintenance There are two types of maintenance – planned & unplanned. Unplanned maintenance includes machinery breakdown or emergency maintenance for project equipment like crawler excavators, wheel loaders or […]

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Top Risks Facing General Contractors in 2016

Top Risks Facing General Contractors in 2016 & Strategies to Mitigate Risk General contractors already face difficulty when it comes to getting paid – not to mention getting paid on time. Scope of work issues, inspection problems, change order disputes, contract disputes and a number of other factors can greatly impact the profit margin for […]

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3 Ways Construction Accounting Software Can Save You Money

In the construction industry, projects are the lifeblood of the company. One of the critical management functions for a construction executive is making sure that financials are tightly managed. One way to improve profitability is to utilize accounting software that is designed exclusively for the construction industry. The appropriate construction accounting software solution will help […]

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Pitfalls of Professional Services Planning: Don’t Miss the Boat (or Plane)

We can often leverage lessons from our personal life to improve our business acumen. The pitfalls of professional services planning are well known, and the below story shares many of the same elements… Have you ever made plans for something in the future only to realize later that you weren’t thinking clearly during the planning […]

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