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One of the most common questions we receive is related to what the most common source of business system failure is. The answer is simple, inaction! Many firms evaluate new systems on a yearly basis but fail to act due to a number of reasons. The cost associated with an ERP implementation failure can have far-reaching effects. So what is the overall cost of inaction to your organization - or as we like to call
Are you considering upgrading your critical business solutions, but don’t know where to begin? Utilize a proven Return on Investment (ROI) analysis to measure your short-term gains and long-term success. This blog will help you understand the ROI of replacing legacy software in favor of a modern cloud-based solution. Businesses often struggle with the decision to upgrade their business systems. Let’s be honest, the idea of changing systems at the very core of our organization
Networking for construction firms has historically been a process of repeating what has worked well in the past. Many contractors rely on the tactics with proven return on investment (ROI):  Attending or exhibiting at conferences and networking events, company listings in industry catalogs, sponsoring golf tournaments, and more. These are all great networking opportunities, but ask yourself – are you missing out on another ROI friendly networking opportunity? This blog is going to introduce how
Finding the right software package for your construction firm can become tedious and overwhelming. Do you feel comfortable working in a system designed for multiple industries, or do you want to deploy software designed for construction firms? Whether you have owned multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems before, or if you are just looking to purchase your first solution, this guide will help you identify the features included in a complete construction software package that
Successfully managing complex construction projects requires commitment from your entire team, from accounting through project management and field operations. You’ve spent thousands of dollars and man hours winning work – you cannot afford to drop the ball during the project phase. The importance of executing projects with accuracy and efficiency is driving contractors to seek out better solutions to bolster their operations. Enter web based construction management software. Web Based Construction Management Software vs. On-Premise
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 specifically
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 advance
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 next
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 technology
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 to

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