Business Intelligence

How To Leverage Business Intelligence For Your Construction Company

How To Leverage Business Intelligence For Your Construction Company

Construction projects create a mountain of data. Extracting insights from all that data can be intimidating, but embracing business intelligence can give you the ability to glean meaningful and actionable insights. Complete our quick form to learn more about how your data can give you a measurable competitive edge.

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Tapping into Better Business Intelligence

Tapping into Better Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is out there in the construction industry: applications, infrastructure, tools and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve decisions and performance. But large-scale contractors are losing a lot of money because they are not tapping into all the business intelligence available to them. Experts put the potential loss of revenue from failing to leverage this asset in the billions of dollars.

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Spectrum® Business Intelligence Application Brief

Spectrum® Business Intelligence Application Brief

From in-depth reports, to dashboards, to creative charts, graphs and even geographical mapping of data, Spectrum Business Intelligence provides a powerful data analysis platform designed for the business user.

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Collaboration

9 Point Guide to Selecting Collaboration Software

9 Point Guide to Selecting Collaboration Software

In order for your projects to be accomplished efficiently, effectively, and profitably, you require organized collaboration between all parties involved.  That can be achieved with an integrated software solution, ensuring your projects meet cost, time, and quality expectations. How do you evaluate the right solution for your business? How does Viewpoint For Projects stack up?

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Best Practice Collaboration

Best Practice Collaboration

Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in revolutionizing project delivery processes, and in using technology to enable effective collaboration. Web-based platforms provide a powerful means to centralize information for use throughout project delivery -from the earliest conceptual stages where the project brief needs to be developed, through detailed design and construction, to hand-over of a fully-documented new asset to the owner-operator.

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Improve Control and Mitigate Risk Through Collaboration Software

Improve Control and Mitigate Risk Through Collaboration Software

This whitepaper presents ways that business owners can more effectively mitigate factors that derail control, while also building an essential audit trail, improving workflow, and encouraging better communication across internal and external stakeholders by using collaboration technology.

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Estimating

Win More Work With 5 Ways to Improve Estimating

Win More Work With 5 Ways to Improve Estimating

If you’re still using antiquated methods of scale and paper or roller wheel and spreadsheets to do your takeoff and estimating, then you’re wasting time and losing money. Just because your old tools seem affordable, does not mean that you can truly afford to keep using them. Let’s diagnose some of the most serious pains your business may be suffering during takeoff and estimating on any given job.

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Win More Work With 5 Ways to Improve Estimating for the MEP Trades

Win More Work With 5 Ways to Improve Estimating for the MEP Trades

If you’re not using the latest software to do your takeoff and estimating, then you could be wasting time and losing money. Let’s diagnose some of the most serious pains your business may be suffering during takeoff and estimating on any given job. You can follow with our worksheet to determine if it’s time to consider a better option with software tailored to Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, and Plumbing trades.

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Drive Sales and Profit by Bidding in Your Sweet Spot

Drive Sales and Profit by Bidding in Your Sweet Spot

Do you know your estimating sweet spot? It’s where you find advantage for profitable negotiations, where you know your strengths and weaknesses, and where you gain insight for best profit on any job. As important and valuable as that information is, there are contractors who continue to leave questions unanswered and money on the table.

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Controlling Costs and Increasing Profit Margins through Better Estimating

Controlling Costs and Increasing Profit Margins through Better Estimating

Are you consistently performing accurate takeoffs, preparing detailed estimates efficiently, and submitting on-target bids for jobs? Contractors can save money throughout a project’s lifecycle by improving efforts in the preconstruction phase. Seamless software for takeoff and estimating is a worthwhile investment for construction businesses seeking to increase speed, accuracy, savings, and profit on every job.

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Controlling Costs and Increasing Profit Margins through Better estimating for MEP

Controlling Costs and Increasing Profit Margins through Better estimating for MEP

Are you consistently performing accurate takeoffs, preparing detailed estimates efficiently, and submitting on-target bids for jobs? Contractors can save money throughout a project’s lifecycle by improving efforts in the preconstruction phase. Seamless software for takeoff and estimating is a worthwhile investment for construction businesses seeking to increase speed, accuracy, savings, and profit on every job.

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Construction Management Software: It's Time to Integrate BIM

Construction Management Software: It's Time to Integrate BIM

As integrated project delivery methods gain popularity in the US, the use of BIM is also growing. While BIM is widely considered a useful tool during design and preconstruction, its uses extend far beyond models and clash detection.

Learn more about how contractors who adopt collaborative BIM deliver better projects and save time throughout the project and especially at closeout.

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BIM and Collaboration

BIM and Collaboration

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is set to revolutionize the delivery of construction projects. It will help the industry and its clients move from inefficient, often-paper-based information processes within fragmented project teams towards the seamless flow of structured data between collaborators incentivized to deliver whole life value.

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Exploring the Benefits of BIM in Pre-Construction

Exploring the Benefits of BIM in Pre-Construction

Few topics in the construction technology landscape today receive as much attention and discussion as BIM (Building Information Modeling). There are various perspectives on what BIM is exactly, what it encompasses, and what it is not.

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Equipment Management

Improve Profit by Maximizing Equipment Investments

Improve Profit by Maximizing Equipment Investments

This eBook addresses the top six forces confronting contractors that have significant equipment investments, as well as the role that equipment managers play in maximizing equipment investments, the importance of strong equipment maintenance programs, and ways that technology allows businesses to improve efficiency and profitability when it comes to managing equipment effectively.

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Job Cost

Vista and GCPAY.com Combine to Streamline Accounts Payable Processes for Subcontractors

Vista and GCPAY.com Combine to Streamline Accounts Payable Processes for Subcontractors

Every day Accounting Departments in the construction industry face a myriad of expensive and time-consuming issues relating to Accounts Payable practices. For large jobs these processes are critical to the success of the project and the overall financial health of the General Contractor. Payments to subcontractors can represent more then 75% of the project’s cash outflow, and being able to manage invoices, lien releases, compliance documents and other expenses efficiently is paramount to the project’s and company’s success.

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Eliminating Inefficiencies in Your Construction Businesses

Eliminating Inefficiencies in Your Construction Businesses

To understand a company’s true costs and improve profitability, it’s critical to have a construction-specific accounting solution that allows the business to properly manage all facets of accounting, financials, and reporting in a timely manner.

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How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in Your Service Business

How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in Your Service Business

Service, when managed properly, can help Specialty contractors drive consistent revenue and profits. Learn how to avoid the most common causes of service inefficiency for specialty contractors with the free white paper from Viewpoint and MSI, How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in your Service Business.

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Service Operations

Work Order Management: Better Service for Customers, Better Cash Flow for You

Work Order Management: Better Service for Customers, Better Cash Flow for You

The benefits of implementing a flexible, integrated work order management system are immediate and can deliver notable results to your bottom line. These include giving you the ability to quickly respond to your customer inquiries, set up and capture costs of work performed and more accurate and timely billing of small jobs. This ultimately increases cash flow for your organization.

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Project Management

Integrated vs. Stand-Alone Project Management Systems

Integrated vs. Stand-Alone Project Management Systems

If your company is like many others, you may be considering new technology for your PM/operations teams. However, the more you dig into these products, the more you will realize that there is signi cant overlap with your current nancial/job cost systems. This prompts a MAJOR DECISION.

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Contractors Are Staying Competitive by Following Construction Planning Best Practices

Contractors Are Staying Competitive by Following Construction Planning Best Practices

Key factors of business environments are analyzed based upon internal and external influences. FMI Consulting, a leading consultancy firm for contractors, has developed a framework for contractors to help them effectively analyze their business environment, taking in account the concept of the “4 C’s”.

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Technology

Achieve a Higher ROI When You Connect Your Office, Team, and Field

Achieve a Higher ROI When You Connect Your Office, Team, and Field

Successful construction organizations know that to achieve the best visibility into and control of their projects, everyone in the organization needs to be connected. Viewpoint is providing the industry's leading solutions that seamlessly connect the Office, the Team, and the Field to share data and streamline work so that your construction projects take less time, produce stronger profits, and mitigate risks and errors.

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Spectrum® Construction Software Brochure

Spectrum® Construction Software Brochure

Spectrum delivers complete business management for con- struction companies. From accounting to project management, from the office to the job site, and across the entire life cycle of construction work, Spectrum has helped thousands of firms manage and grow their contracting businesses. Spectrum represents more than three decades of continuous innovation and investment in the latest technologies.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

When it comes to technology innovations, is your company keeping pace? In a recent study, 71% of contractors said they allocate less than 1% of the revenue for IT. The consequences of under-investing in IT can impact capacity to scale and grow, to compete, recruit, to control costs, improve profitability, and more. So, is it time to evaluate whether your current technology is keeping up or falling behind?

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Top 10 Reasons to Change with the Times

Top 10 Reasons to Change with the Times

Investing in the right software to effectively manage a construction business is essential for any construction company’s best success. Even realizing this, however, many businesses are resistant to change. What’s holding them back? Among the most notable issues are disruption to business, cost to change, and data migration. So, is change worth it? When is the right time for making a change?

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Check Your Tech Partner's Pulse: 6 Vital Signs for a Healthy Business

Check Your Tech Partner's Pulse: 6 Vital Signs for a Healthy Business

A healthy business requires a happy technology partnership. Is your software vendor equipped to support your construction company’s best health?

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Successful Construction Software Selection: A Practical Guide

Successful Construction Software Selection: A Practical Guide

The process of evaluating and selecting your next generation of construction software doesn’t have to be a painful process. If managed properly, your firm can select a new software suite, and more importantly a new technology partner, that will serve your organization successfully for many years to come. This guide should help you manage the process in an efficient manner, while helping you avoid common pitfalls that many firms encounter.

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Mobile

How to Leverage Quality and Safety Data for Better Margins: 6 Reasons to Utilize a Single Mobile Solution

How to Leverage Quality and Safety Data for Better Margins: 6 Reasons to Utilize a Single Mobile Solution

When international construction giant Mace calls the sprawling Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central Shopping Mall "one of the biggest refurbishments in Europe," it isn’t exaggerating. The train station — the central hub of the British Railways system — sees more than 30 million passengers annually and the adjoining mall covers 500,000 square feet.

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Mobile - Managing the Data Challenge

Mobile - Managing the Data Challenge

In the course of just over a generation, the construction industry has moved from being a relatively static, paper based sector into one creating and disseminating huge volumes of increasingly mobile structured data.

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