How much efficiency can be gained using construction software systems?

Even a small improvement in efficiency can have a big impact on the bottom line.

If your business increases efficiency by 5% and has a 10% net margin, then you increase your bottom line by 50%.

So, how much efficiency can be gained using construction software systems? That's like asking "How much efficiency can be gained using a cordless drill, an air-nailer, or a cell phone?" It's tough to quantify, but you know the tools make you more productive.

You can only benefit from tools if you use them. The same goes for software and systems. After a period of time, you learn to use them well - but it takes time. Then you become a "power user" and you wonder how you ever lived without them.

Technology makes a big difference. Just put a modern contracting business up against a company of 15 years ago. The company with cordless tools, air tools, laser tools, mobile phones, and fax machines would win. Web based construction software systems are the next 'power tools'.

So how much you gain is up to you - over time your gain momentum.

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 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Customizing BuildIT to suit your company's specific needs

Want the system to do something unique for your business? Have a special need?

We can do it... at a great price.

Our construction software already does a lot of things. It's powerful, proven, and it can be used as a foundation from which to build powerful new custom features specifically for your business.

Why customizing BuildIT Software makes sense

Case Study:

A $5+ million per year sub contractor wanted to get more organized and grow their business.

They knew systems and computer software were the answer to manageable growth. They did a lot of looking but couldn't find construction software to do what they wanted... because it didn't exist.

They met several software development companies to find out what it would cost to develop a system to meet his requirements. Prices started from... are you ready?... $300,000 and higher. Plus it would take 18 months to deliver the first version of the software.

They contacted us. By using our construction software system as the foundation and developing custom features, this company got more features, built on a proven system, delivered in 4 months, for under $30,000.

As the foundation was solid and stable there were no major problems or software bugs to deal with.

Plus their new system was web based so there was no need to install or maintain an expensive computer network.

The Bottom Line:

A better construction software system for 1/4 the cost, delivered in 1/4 time... and they were able to aggressively grow their business, one year sooner... meaning, hundreds of thousands more to the bottom line.

For more information about customizing, contact support@builditsystems.com  

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

How to create templates to streamline

Templates are used to save time. If you've done the work before, why reinvent the wheel, and waste time developing a new schedule from scratch when you can use a previous schedule?

The process is simple:

  • choose whatever 'business process' you want to systematize
  • list the required steps for the work to be done
  • decide when each step should be done (each could be on the same day or on different days)
  • give each step (task) a duration
  • save the template (in BuildIT)

Now you can use the template as often as it's needed to schedule work fast:

  • just decide when you want the work to be started OR completed
  • then schedule the work (just click the schedule button)

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 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1