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Debunking the 5 Biggest Excuses for Not Using Construction Software

Technology has made a profound impact on the way businesses operate. This fact is especially relevant for the construction industry, where the success and completion of a project hinges on a lot of factors. This includes monitoring and managing in-house and mobile teams, ensuring constant and consistent communication between colleagues and stakeholders, accurate scheduling, and document as well as equipment tracking, just to name a few.

Many forward-thinking organizations have already made it a point to automate various aspects of their business by implementing a construction management software (CMS), and are seeing the benefits. This technological innovation can facilitate effective collaboration and communication between teams and support the ever-changing demands of the industry. Yet, not all companies are willing to leverage on CMS to address common business challenges.

Why? Here are some of the biggest excuses companies have for not using CMS…

1. “We can’t handle anything too complicated right now. We have actual work to worry about.”

Companies often put off adopting new technology or procedures because they feel doing so will disrupt the more important and urgent work they have to do. In fact, this is precisely the reason why you should focus on automating the more tedious, but no less important, aspects of the business. A CMS gives you more time to focus on the actual job at hand instead of worrying how to contact a colleague. It allows for better team communication and organizes your project management tasks so everyone is kept in the loop.

It’s also worth mentioning that most Construction Management platforms are designed specifically to make it easy to use for its intended users. Dashboards are simple and easy to navigate, with numerous intuitive features that can be learned with simple training.

2. “We can’t afford it.”

CMS, given all the functionalities that it provides to companies, actually has a low barrier for entry; the entire concept of a CMS is anchored on it being easily scaled up or down, as needed. It typically follows a subscription model, which means there’s no major financial investment required for physical hardware to get started. Additionally, you can also spare the expense of paying a dedicated team to maintain it.

3. “My team has varying levels of expertise with very different niches.”

Construction companies employ a range of people with varying niches and expertise. There are office based administrative teams, workers deployed for construction on site, project managers who manage their time between working in the company office and offsite. Regardless, know that CMS is specifically designed to bring all these diverse teams together and work seamlessly.

Tools that facilitate collaboration and communication such as centralized data storage and instant messaging are meant to provide easy access to critical information needed to keep everyone on the same page. Communication is also streamlined on a single platform, ensuring clearer and more efficient discussions. Tracking as well as monitoring is faster and more accurate.

4. “Our current system works just fine.”

While it may seem easier to stick to what you already have, remember that this is an era defined by technological advances. Gaining competitive leverage against the competition now depends on how well your business can adapt to the changing needs of the industry.

Automating via the use of software can do all the things that your old system can do, but does it easier, faster and more efficiently.

5. “We don’t have time to even trial the software…much less learn and implement it.”

The easiest way for companies to understand and see the value of CMS is to test it. Lots of reliable CMS providers are more than willing to sit down, talk, and demonstrate what their platform can do for you. All it takes is a few minutes from your busy work week. If you find that you can’t even spare just half an hour to learn what a CMS can do for your organization, it might be a telling sign that your business should really invest into the platform and start reaping its benefits.

If you, or your company, have yet to implement a CMS, please share what your biggest reason for not embracing this technology is.

If you’re interested in streamlining your own construction business operations by using a construction management software, contact PASKR today and find out how we can help.

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