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Network Folders Result in Content Silos - Learn a Better Way

Recorded: September 22, 2016
Part Two of the VCM Webinar Series

It is common for many organizations to rely on their Network file shares for storing project related content. This results in multiple silos of unstructured content with manual version control, which leads to duplication of files and hard to find documentation. Join us to learn more about how Viewpoint for Content Management's Network file share integration alleviates these issues.

Network Folders Result in Content Silos - Learn a Better Way

CFMA & Viewpoint | Making the Most Out of the Partnership!

Recorded: September 14, 2016

Viewpoint and CFMA National’s chairman Ken Chiccotella, alongside CFMA president Stuart Binstock, invite you to join us for a discussion about the Principal Partner Program of Viewpoint and CFMA and how to make the most out of your CFMA member experience. As the Chairman of CFMA and a fellow Viewpoint customer, Ken offers a unique perspective to the membership and what it means to Viewpoint customers.

What you will learn:

  • Overview of The Principal Partner Program between Viewpoint and CFMA and how the partnership benefits CFMA members.
  • Community of fellow Viewpoint CFMA members
  • Members benefits of CFMA
  • Available resources
CFMA & Viewpoint | Making the Most Out of the Partnership!

Vista Mobile Field Manager – Hear from Garmong Construction Services

Recorded: July 21, 2016

Many contractors are faced with the time-intensive task of re-keying data from the field. Automating construction operations through mobile applications not only increases productivity and decreases expenses, but can also enhance overall operation efficiency. With Mobile Field Manager, field employees can easily enter crew or their own time; record hours on equipment; and quickly and accurately enter and track production hours and units on smart phones and tablets.

Learn about the benefits Garmong Construction Services is experiencing and other key advantages of Mobile Field Manager:

  • Elimination of spreadsheet time card entry and duplicate entry into Vista Payroll
  • Payroll processing time went from 12 man-hours to 4
  • How Superintendents can spend more time in the field and less time in the office
  • Gain increased visibility into projects whether in the field or the back office
  • Improve project control to maximize profit and minimize schedule slip
  • Real-time access to key reports and other project-related information
Vista Mobile Field Manager – Hear from Garmong Construction Services

The Influence of Technology on Workforce Development

Today’s workforce is increasingly comprised of millennials, a generation widely known for embracing state-of-the art solutions, which makes technology a major motivating factor.

Join us for this webinar to explore contemporary influences that motivate workforce teams today. Learn how technology will give you a leg up on recruiting and retaining your project workforce and discover ways that your business can benefit from this generation’s strengths in bringing about change and adopting technology into new processes.

Key topics include:

  • Leveraging technology to differentiate your employee brand
  • Creating a culture for technology adoption
  • The positive, long-term impact of onboarding and training
  • Tactics for recruiting, selection and retention
The Influence of Technology on Workforce Development

Electronic Forms - Transforming Construction Processes and Workflows Webinar

Part of the Smart Process Series
Recorded: May 26th, 2016

In this engaging webinar, hear firsthand from a Viewpoint customer about the advantages electronic forms and automated workflow have had on their business. “Employee termination used to take weeks because of the high volume of turnover in the construction industry, but now it takes hours or even minutes.”

Learn how they used Viewpoint Content Management eForms and workflow to their advantage. They have expanded their initial implementation to speed processing of request forms for help desk tickets, cell phones, computer equipment, company credit cards and new hire onboarding.

Viewpoint Content Management electronic forms and workflow help transform paper-based process into a fast hassle-free and paperless process while eliminating errors, wasted time and inefficiencies typical of paper solutions.

Electronic Forms - Transforming Construction Processes and Workflows Webinar

How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in your Service Business

Recorded: May 18, 2016
Speakers: Ray Thomas, VP Sales, MSI; Scott Hegrenes, Vista Service Management Product Manager
Hosted by Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC)

Service, when managed properly, can help Specialty Contractors drive consistent revenue and profits. Learn how to avoid the most common causes of service inefficiency during this webinar. 

Viewers will learn:

  • How to avoid most common sources of inefficiency for service contractors that erode profits
  • Proven methods for solving the most common service management problems
  • Technology best practices and the value they deliver service contractors
How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in your Service Business

Viewpoint For Field View Webinar for GCs and Specialty

Recorded: April 12, 2016
Speakers: Viewpoint product experts Mark Weldon and Emily Finch

Field View is a web-based and mobile task management, electronic forms and process control system that enhances workflow, mobility, and communications. Users can collect all field data to share with managers and project stakeholders to ensure real-time, accurate information is captured to promote transparency into project safety, quality and defect management. This means project teams have the information they need to resolve issues more quickly, reduce risk and deliver higher quality projects.

Watch this video for a sneak peek at this simple yet powerful solution designed to help you resolve issues in the field more quickly, reduce risk and deliver higher quality projects.

Viewpoint For Field View Webinar for GCs and Specialty

Viewpoint For Field View Webinar for Heavy/Civil Contractors

Recorded: April 12, 2016
Speakers: Viewpoint product experts Mark Weldon and Emily Finch

Field View is a web-based and mobile task management, electronic forms and process control system that enhances workflow, mobility, and communications. Users can collect all field data to share with managers and project stakeholders to ensure real-time, accurate information is captured to promote transparency into project safety, quality and defect management. This means project teams have the information they need to resolve issues more quickly, reduce risk and deliver higher quality projects.

Watch this video for a sneak peek at this simple yet powerful solution designed to help you resolve issues in the field more quickly, reduce risk and deliver higher quality projects.

Viewpoint For Field View Webinar for Heavy/Civil Contractors

Defining a Mobile Strategy to Improve Your Organization's ROI - Making Sense of Mobile Apps for Construction

Recorded: March 22, 2016
Speaker: Barry Frangipane, Viewpoint Mobile Products

In this session we will discuss the importance of developing a mobile strategy to ensure your organization is choosing the right tool for the right job, as well as helping your business gain the best return on your investments.

  • How to take a holistic approach to your mobile strategy to ensure your entire ecosystem can collaborate with mobile technologies.
  • Examine your workflows - what information do you need where and when? How will it all integrate?
  • Gain first-hand insight on how to search for solutions that are integrated with your ERP or back office construction management and accounting system.
  • The best systems have a "single source of truth" - one repository for drawings, RFIs, Submittals, and photos. The contractor, subs, and the owner are all working with the latest version of the documents, whether on a PC in the office, or in the field on a tablet or phone.
  • How mobile technology can help your company get paid faster, avoid delays, and stay on track with project costs.
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Viewpoint For Field View

Recorded: February 25, 2016
Speakers: Viewpoint product experts Mark Weldon and Emily Finch

This cloud-based and off-line mobile solution puts power in the field. Easily capture field observations on a tablet from anywhere on the job site - even when there is no internet connection. Simply create field forms on your own without any need for IT or system admin support. Increase team collaboration by assigning and resolving issues as they occur increasing quality and avoiding schedule delays.

Watch this video for a sneak peek at this simple yet powerful solution designed to help you resolve issues in the field more quickly, reduce risk and deliver higher quality projects.

Viewpoint For Field View

The Project Manager's MBA: Part II

Recorded: February 17, 2016
Speaker: Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI
Hosted by Construction Business Owner Magazine

Project managers spend years immersed in the technical subject matter related to their busy careers. However, learning critical business skills is often last on their to-do lists. The application of MBA-caliber business skills can create sustaining organizations and help realize long-term business goals. The Project Manager’s MBA series illustrates how project leaders can implement fundamental MBA concepts in a project setting.

As the second in a two-part series, this webinar will explore methods to apply several fundamental business school practices for practical use in day-to-day construction operations. This free webinar will cover the following vital business topics based on the core curriculum of the nation’s most prominent MBA programs:

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Operations management
The Project Manager's MBA: Part II

Technology Empowered Estimating

Presented by ABC and Viewpoint
Speakers: Karl Rajotte, Product Manager, MEP Estimating; Mike Gillum, Product Manager, ProContractor Estimating

Join this webinar to explore how Information technology and automation have converted construction project estimating from an arcane and sometimes mysterious art to an art-and-science process that can be standardized (individually, for each company) and reliably repeated. That's a game-changer that leads to more winning bids, better project management, enhanced cash flow and overall improvements in management visibility and control. But not all construction companies have gotten the memo; too many still rely on outdated estimating tools and processes that leave them unable to scale their businesses, and vulnerable to more technologically-empowered competitors.

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Grow Profitably with a Rigorous Focus on Business Development

Presented by a panel from D. Brown Management

This one-hour webinar is designed for owners, executives, estimators, project managers, and anyone involved in business development. You’ll learn how to shape a market strategy that leverages your company’s strengths to build systematic processes designed to help you win more business. The experts at D. Brown Management will share best-practice ideas from contractors across the country designed to help your entire team immediately improve your business development processes and ensure your customers’ satisfaction.

Grow Profitably with a Rigorous Focus on Business Development

Beginning with the End in Mind: Improve Project Delivery with Collaborative Technology

Presenters: Ed Anderson, AWP/Lean Implementation Specialist for Construct – X; and Emily Zorrilla, Sales Engineer at Viewpoint Construction Software

In this webinar explore the requirements most owners demand of their project stakeholders and how document and data management technologies help to ensure these stakeholders are meeting critical asset owner requirements during all phases of design and construction. We will also discuss how collaboration software can help to deliver project information that is easily accessible and digestible through the use of data standards like COBie.

Beginning with the End in Mind: Improve Project Delivery with Collaborative Technology

The Project Manager's MBA - Part 1

Presented by Gregg Schoppman, Principle, FMI

Construction businesses must focus on making the transformation to successful business enterprises as well as being great builders. Managers within these firms must take the time to understand the realm of business and how to apply these principles to their projects. The thesis of this webinar is to develop a more solid business foundation for project leaders, including awareness and passion for business success. From the core curriculum of the nation’s most prominent MBA programs, the following list was generated as the “Project Manager’s MBA”.

The Project Manager's MBA - Part 1

Advantages of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vs. Document Management – Viewpoint Customer Discussion

In this webinar Wesley Ballance, Viewpoint Sales Engineer, and Ron Futrell, Vice President, Information Technology, Batson-Cook Construction (West Point, GA) discuss the benefits and advantages of using Viewpoint for Content Management to digitize and organize data and documents to increase efficiency and drive down costs.

Advantages of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vs. Document Management – Viewpoint Customer Discussion

Building an Enduring Construction Organization – Planning for Tomorrow by Being Best in Class AND Innovative

Presenter: Gregg Schoppman, FMI

As construction firms build their projects, how much time is given to building a successful organization? With a concrete vision, firms tend to languish in the details of getting traction with their plan. In some cases, the strategy is overly laden with “hygienic factors” that focus on shoring up glaring weaknesses or broken processes, which tend to take on the appearance of the mundane and remedial. Other plans become fixated on the bright shiny objects – new markets, new customers, new worlds – and ignore the “blocking and tackling” for the sake of exciting new opportunities. Strategic planning requires a delicate balance of internal and external fact-based criteria to move any firm forward. Hygiene and innovation must balance one another to ensure not only the stable foundation but also a firm that is proactive, forward thinking and a true leader in the market and industry.

Within this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Examine the differences in hygiene and innovation
  • Observe how firms can stimulate innovative thinking at all levels of the organization
  • Understand the role of management and accountability in stimulating or stifling creative and strategic thinking
  • Determine the right balance of time when working on the business and within the business
Building an Enduring Construction Organization – Planning for Tomorrow by Being Best in Class AND Innovative

Unscramble and Balance your Equipment Account

Learn the systems needed to understand what is going on inside the equipment account and the information you need to take appropriate action.

Many companies see their equipment account as something of a mystery. Do you know how to unscramble and balance your equipment account?

In this webinar we will look at how to develop practical tools that improve equipment costing and produce actionable information based on a knowledge of budget variances and the fundamental difference between equipment owning and operating costs.

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Obliterate Profit Constraints with Integrated Processes

The All-In Best Practices Series Powered by Viewpoint

Contractors that effectively integrate their workflow and systems can grow profits faster in a good economy and can weather the storm far better in a downturn. The topics covered include:

  • Profit Constraints – What is holding your business back?
  • Understanding disconnects between functional areas of the company; how much they cost and how to bridge those gaps.
  • Identifying and streamlining the key cross-functional processes that add the most value to your company.
  • Leveraging real data from your company to drive lasting change.
  • Developing a strong operating rhythm around the two most important company-level meetings.
  • Improve your project performance by adding rigor and structure to two key processes.

About the Presenters:
DAVID BROWN is the Founder and President of D. Brown Management, a management advisory firm helping construction contractors grow profitability. BRIAN M. ANDREW is a Senior Consultant with D. Brown Management and leader of the company’s Financial Solutions Group.

Obliterate Profit Constraints with Integrated Processes

Taking the Project Forecasting and WIP Process to the Next Level

Part of the Learn From Contractors Series

This webinar spotlights two Success Stories told by industry-leading contractors as they discuss:

  • Getting the PM team on-board - leveraging software forecasts
  • Tangible improvements - measurable process improvements

Success Story #1:
Guarantee Electrical is an ENR 600 full-service electrical contractor headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Tina Helmsing, Accounting Manager, will provide insight into how Guarantee's PM team uses interactive forecasting to keep projects on time and on budget.

Success Story #2:
Corman Construction is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's largest heavy civil construction contractors. Learn from Ryan Price, Business Analyst, how Corman automated the process of forecasting complex, multi-year construction projects.

Taking the Project Forecasting and WIP Process to the Next Level

AGC National and Viewpoint Present: The Correlation between Technology and Construction Performance

In this webinar presented by Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO with Sage Policy Group, who will discuss the correlation between technological sophistication and construction firm performance, while presenting evidence of the connection.

Performance will be discussed along numerous dimensions, including profitability, reputation, and quality. Attendees will gain an understanding of the following:

  • National and international economic performance
  • Employment data and labor force dynamics at the nationwide and regional level
  • The implications of current construction-related economic indicators
  • How technological innovation will impact construction industry performance regarding labor, productivity, cost, and project duration
  • Broader economic trends and how they’ll effect the construction industry

Presenter: Anirban Basu serves as a chief economist and chief economic adviser for several construction-specific associations.

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Best Practices Webinar: To Live and Die by Change Order Management

Develop a Proactive Change Order Management Strategy

The dirty little not-so-secret of the construction industry is that a large percentage of companies depend on change orders to drive profit - even to the extent of bidding below cost in the expectation that change orders will drive that project from the red to the black. Yet so many of the same companies have such inadequate change order management processes that they are leaving money on the table, at best - or setting themselves up for business failure, at worst.

This best practices webinar aggregates techniques for world class change order management processes from the companies that do it best.

Watch this free online webinar to learn how you can improve your construction business.

Best Practices Webinar: To Live and Die by Change Order Management

ProContractor All-in-One Construction Software

ProContractor by Viewpoint is the industry’s only all-in-one construction management software solution for estimating, project management, and accounting. This single solution empowers construction businesses with seamless, end-to-end control and easy-to-use tools to communicate faster and react smarter for best productivity and profit. Grow into the complete solution as needs require.

ProContractor All-in-One Construction Software

ProContractor Takeoff and Estimating Software

You’ll be able to save time, prepare the winning bid, and control processes with ProContractor as your fast, accurate, and easy-to-use takeoff and estimating software. Estimate with ease using robust and user-friendly features so you can significantly improve your processes and quickly and accurately quantify, price, and bid projects.

ProContractor Takeoff and Estimating Software

ProContractor Web-Based Project Management

Better execute projects for maximum profitability with ProContractor, whether you’re in the office, on the road, or at a job site. Manage with real-time data at your fingertips to be proactive, minimize risk, and increase profit. Plus streamline workflow, improve communication, reduce paperwork, and stay organized.

ProContractor Web-Based Project Management

ProContractor Software for Accounting & Project Management

Turn on a dime with real-time information at your fingertips always. Stay on schedule and within budget for best profit. With rock-solid financial practices and reporting, you will always know true job costs, build ideal audit trails, and have reliable security. Minimize risk and maximize profit!

ProContractor Software for Accounting & Project Management

Viewpoint For Estimating - Electrical

Electrical contractors rely on Viewpoint For Estimating for easy-to-use takeoff and estimating software tailored to the needs of the trade. You can lower costs associated with bidding while saving time and increasing accuracy through takeoffs and estimates. Gain control over the entire process for your best possible profit.

Viewpoint For Estimating - Electrical

Viewpoint For Estimating - HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing

Viewpoint For Estimating is takeoff and estimating software tailored to the needs of specialty contractors. Built for the way you work, it helps you crank out faster, more precise bids for your HVAC or Mechanical business. Lower costs and increase speed, accuracy, and control over the bidding process.

Viewpoint For Estimating - HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing

How Contractors are staying competitive by following Construction Planning Best Practices

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Managing Diversification for Specialty Contractors

In this presentation Christian Burger of Burger Consulting Group discusses how to develop a diversification strategy through integration.

Managing Diversification for Specialty Contractors

Top Down Metrics for Construction Business Owners

Top Down Metrics for Construction Business Owners

Profit Fade - Reduce Risks and Increase Profit Margins

Profit Fade - Reduce Risks and Increase Profit Margins

Building a Successful Performance Contracting Business

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