Learn six easy steps to make the leap to a cloud bidding solution and start winning more work.
As technology continues to make advances, so does the construction bidding process. Unfortunately, a lot of construction businesses are slow to incorporate new changes like going from on-premise, desktop-based systems to ones that live in the cloud and enable more flexibility and mobility than ever.
Grab this free guide today and take the first step today towards transitioning your manual construction bidding to the cloud!
Challenges in the Construction Industry
Let’s face it. When looking at digital advances, the construction industry is behind. While other industries have progressed with paperless advances, some builders still prefer to use paper. It’s not that paper blueprints are bad but for faster business communications and team collaboration, anytime, anywhere access to digital blueprints is better.
With digital blueprints, there are not time-consuming delays for distributing to project stakeholders and there are no printing costs to distribute plans. By digitizing project documents, contractors can view, evaluate, share and measure blueprints in real-time. But, why don’t they?
What Holds Construction Business Back?
The 2018 JB Knowledge Report took a survey of 3,000 construction contractors to address their opinions and technology preferences. When asked what problems limited or prevented them from upgrading their contractor software, their answers included:
Lack of staff to support new technologies
Lack of a budget to make upgrades
Hesitance by employees and manager to implement changes
How Transitioning to Cloud-Based Software Can Help
Switching to a digital, cloud-based construction management process offers tremendous increases in efficiency and productivity by Reducing Rework, Saving Time, and Eliminating Print Costs.
While pen and paper might feel more familiar for some, when you rely on manual processes, the risk of missing important details heightens substantially. A simple mistake in your drawing scale can cause an entire project takeoff to be reworked.
If that mistake is overlooked, the results can be even more detrimental as costly errors lead to lost revenue. Moving processes to the cloud allow you to leverage powerful tools to help automate steps and eliminate human error.
With cloud computing, there’s more flexibility. It’s easier to work from home. It’s simple to work together from multiple locations. Files and blueprints can be distributed and shared online – much faster than shipping or picking up paper plans. It’s also easier to take plans along to meetings and job sites as they can be easily accessed from any laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Eliminating Print Costs
The JB Knowledge Report also found that tech spending for the construction industry in 2018 was flat when compared to non-construction industries where spending increased by nearly 7 percent. But, for some, they might not be aware that when leveraging cloud-based contractor software, there’s less wasted capital on shipping and printing.
There’s also less wasted paper from printing multiple drafts. With cloud-based software, you’ll improve team collaboration and keep track of who made specific changes and when they did so. This helps ensure all stakeholders work from the same documents and keeps the entire team – from the office to the field – connected and informed of changes.
Free Guide to Transitioning Your Manual Construction Bidding Process to the Cloud
You’ll learn the 6 simple steps to make the transition to the cloud and help your business.