Out of Office, Not Out of Reach: Managing Remote Work in Construction 

Mobile software applications are being adopted within the construction industry more than ever before. Companies need the ability to work from anywhere, but still have visibility on their entire operation. Today we want to take a look at what you should be asking of the software applications used in your business.

Mobility

The software you have should allow your team to work on any device, from any location. You do not have to be in the office, or on the job-site, in order to manage your business.

Emerging software is cloud-based and web-friendly, so it can be used on any device. Complete your estimates on your laptop from your truck or review project completion data from your home office. Mobile phone apps can be used by your crews to clock in and out, take daily field reports, and track expenses. All without collecting a schedule from the shop or asking your coworker to forward the most up-to-date version of the products list:

Data is shared instantly across all users, regardless of their workstation status.

Flexibility

Your software should be as flexible as you are. Your solution should be just that…a solution to your problems, not a cause for added financial concern. 

Don’t be tied down by restrictive contracts or user agreements. Find the ability to flex your subscription based on your needs with monthly or annual options. Easily downgrade or upgrade your users to account for the seasons of your business. Increase during your busy season and decrease during your slow season. Your software should be there to keep your data safe and provide the support you need no matter the circumstances.

Reliability

A business is not just defined by the reliability of their product, but instead by their support. Your software should bring you peace of mind when it comes to your data but also serve as another team in your corner of the ring.

Virtual support and training is the new standard. You should be able to ask a question or request more training based on your schedule, not your subscription package. Explore the availability of one-on-one training to increase retention and allow for individualized care. No one knows your business better than you do, your software provider should work with you to develop an implementation plan specific to your team’s learning strengths.

Conclusion

Evaluating your company’s digital needs should never be taken lightly. It’s the difference between productivity and chaos. When searching for your correct fit, assess how mobile your team needs to be to operate at peak efficiency. Account for financial flexibility so you never get trapped with an insufficient solution to your problems. Question the reliability of the team you’re bringing into your corner. The application you choose will be entrusted with your business information; ensure the support and training you receive reflect that high level of trust.

About TRUE

TRUE is the provider of construction management and accounting solutions for self-performing subcontractors in the construction industry. TRUE’s platform serves to connect field and office with the most advanced web-based and mobile-friendly cloud technology on the market today. Trusted to deliver world-class support and ease of use, TRUE offers companies the ability to run their businesses from end-to-end within a single solution. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, TRUE is equipped to assist in managing construction projects, finances, and people across the nation.

TRUE(ly) all in one solution.

Find out more at www.constructtrue.com

2020-03-20T16:07:23+00:00