Top 5 Reasons to use Cloud Construction Software
No doubt you’ve heard a lot of talk about ‘cloud computing’, ‘cloud technology’ and mobile connectivity. As an industry leader, you may have already invested in an ERP construction management solution or multiple apps to help run your business. Chances are though, you’re still coming up against the same old problems or searching for greater efficiencies. If so, it might be time to consider a cloud-based construction platform. Here are our Top 5 reasons why your construction software needs to be on the cloud.
1. Boost productivity and save money: cost savings
If you run a construction company, chances are you’re already on the lookout for ways to create efficiencies. Cloud-based platforms are taking the industry by storm because they can be scaled and integrated to suit your needs, have lower running costs and can add value across all parts of your business.
Once you’ve implemented an all-in-one cloud solution, you’ll no longer have to waste time on double-entry or manually transferring data across multiple software programs or apps. By enabling real-time information sharing between team members, the number of costly mistakes made due to misinformation will significantly reduce. With access to all critical information in one centralised and unified platform, your teams can complete checklists sooner, spot potential problems quicker, and make better, more informed judgement calls. The end result? Better quality and more profitable builds.
By connecting all parts of your business together and aggregating all your data in one place, you’ll be able to forecast for the years ahead and future-proof your business. It also means you can spend more time focusing on your clients and your project work and less time juggling multiple apps and spreadsheets.
2. Unshackle your business: mobility and accessibility
One of the biggest advantages to having your construction project management software on the cloud is mobility. If you opt for an all-in-one software solution it means you can manage every part of your business from one central platform, wherever you are in the world.
Regardless of time or location, every operational task can be performed and controlled at a detailed level – from project management to time-tracking; estimating and tendering; document management; work flows and scheduling; cash flow and budgeting; and even on-site management.
This means you and your teams need only log onto one unified and completely integrated platform to have access to all your critical operational data.
3. Agility equals success: real-time data
Having instant access to real-time data means you can check and share information from ‘one single source of truth’ while on-site.
Anything you once needed a physical copy of – such as design drawings or safety plans – can now be accessed from your device and carried with you everywhere you go. All you need is an internet connection and a mobile!
The benefits to your business are exponential: improved productivity because there’s less manual work to do and no need for data re-entry, better operational performance because data is shared more quickly and openly, and better client relationships when your projects come in on-time and under budget.
4. Working together for better outcomes: communication & collaboration
Cloud-based software can connect all parts of your business together – from your office to your project site. With an all-in-one cloud-based platform, remote workers can stay in the loop at all times and have access to operational data from every part of your business (with the right permissions).
With everyone working off the same set of real-time data there’s less opportunity for errors because people are better informed and able to make faster, more accurate decisions. If changes happen, teams can be notified in an instant and timelines adjusted accordingly – reducing project delays, boosting productivity and improving client satisfaction.
5. Global availability, offsite security: safety & security
When you use a cloud-based platform you no longer have to worry about the security of your documents. All important information can be securely stored in a virtual space and downloaded and accessed whenever you want to. From customer data, financials, designs and blueprints, you can safely view them all anytime you need to. While physical documents, mobile phones and laptops can get lost; devices may die; and accidents can happen – cloud storage ensures you can get your business up and running again as soon as possible – without losing days, months or years of work. Plus, by having all of your important data in the one place, there’s no need for you to try and remember multiple passwords.
So, is it time you made the switch to cloud software?
If you’re still operating with outdated technology or struggling with manual inputting it might be time to consider switching to cloud software. With the ability to streamline project workflows, communications and financials you can rectify your business’s inefficiencies and improve cash flow. By encouraging seamless project management; enabling simple and effective collaboration with clients and contractors; and providing easily accessible, transparent project information; you can improve your financial and operational outcomes and plan your company’s pipeline for the foreseeable future.
Give our team a call today to Request a Demo and discuss how Nexvia’s cloud-based construction software can help your business.