Archive for February, 2013

Accounting Software for Contractors Allows Flexibility and Efficiency

February 27th, 2013  |  Published in business

Contractors frustrated with financial management are often hindered by older technology with limited functionality. Many are investing in accounting software for contractors that’s sustainable, flexible, and scalable.

Choosing a software solution that brings together Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Project Costing, Payroll, and Purchase Orders into a seamless system allows accounting and management to maintain accurate audit trails and be confident that necessary controls are in place.

In addition, being able to look back at historical data is extremely valuable for understanding profit, loss, which projects are performed most efficiently, and what type of bids turn out the best profitability. And of course, security and accuracy are greatly improved when using accounting software designed for construction, which also streamlines processes and workflow.

You may also appreciate capabilities to directly post burdens to specific projects or to generate overhead allocation, or even rely on valuable report writing and modifying tools. Consider the full breadth of what an accounting solution can do for your business from a day to day task perspective, but also take into account the significant benefits that such a system can have to your overall efficiency of our operations and certainly the bottom line.

All in all, such a solution helps construction businesses manage with the flexibility necessary to handle different situations every day and grow with their businesses in the future.

When you watch this free demo, you’ll see many valuable tools that will improve your business, but be sure to check out the Value to Accounting clip to see specifics on how job cost accounting software can improve your accuracy and efficiency.

 

 

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Dropping Dollars: Should You Invest in Tech IPO’s [Infographic]

February 21st, 2013  |  Published in technology

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Digital Takeoff Software Helps Contractors Take on More Bids

February 20th, 2013  |  Published in technology

digital takeoff software wins workEvery profitable estimate starts with an accurate takeoff. By using digital takeoff software, contractors can experience significant time and cost savings, and ultimately have the capacity to bid more jobs. The software can also help eliminate costly errors and improve accuracy, helping contractors achieve better profit margins.

How does digital takeoff software work?

Estimators can accomplish digital takeoffs by simply downloading digital plan files from an online plan room, scanning in plans, or uploading plans from a CD-ROM. Then they can perform a takeoff quickly and accurately right on their computer monitor.

Not only does this increase accuracy and speed, but also allows contractors to rid themselves of the cost and hassle of paper blueprints – piles and piles of paper blueprints!

Digital takeoff software also gives estimators the ability to overlay addendum drawings, flag changes, and eliminate the possibility of missing the changes and additional costs.

That means estimators no longer need to blindly trust the annotations made by the general contractor or engineers, or have the frustration of trying to eye-identify all of the plan changes on bid day in an extremely short time period, which could result in costly errors or losing the job.

Get More Work, Make More Money

Ultimately, digital takeoff software supports something very important most to construction companies – getting more work to make more money! It helps construction estimators quickly and accurately takeoff plans with ease, and so bid more work in less time and with superior precision. And that helps contractors to win more jobs, have greater efficiency, cut costs, and increase profitability.

Watch this free demo video to see how software for digital takeoff and estimating helps contractors increase speed and accuracy while cutting costs and paper processes. 

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Contractor Software for iPad Changing Construction Management

February 13th, 2013  |  Published in business

Advancements in technology, like contractor software for iPads, help construction companies to improve communication, collaboration, and workflow. Using an app that allows people working in the office or at the job site to access data managed in the company’s all-in-one construction management software solution equips contractors with the right system to handle the entire project lifecycle.

Thanks to the evolution of mobile technology, especially with the introduction of the iPad, the full construction team on any project can work together more easily and effectively.

Apple’s iPad device is intuitive for the novice yet sophisticated to be a practical business management tool. Contractors can gain instant access to detailed data anywhere their day takes them, and any time they need the information.

For example, contractors with an iPad can instantly connect to sync up and access real-time data – ideal for project managers, superintendents, or owners who may be working at a job site, in a trailer, or traveling between projects.

Case in point … a project manager may make or break a job – financially speaking – based on his/her ability to deal changing project-related details. With contractor software for iPad, project managers have convenient, real-time access to data right at their fingertips. This ensures they can properly manage projects, track spending and timelines, and forecast accurately.

Download this free article published in a popular trade magazine recently.

The author spotlights how tablet computers, like the iPad are changing the construction industry and helping contractors more efficiently manage projects, minimize risks, stay on schedule, and maximize profitability.

 

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