Why most software doesn't fit contracting businesses (and what to look for when buying)

Most software is designed for businesses that:

  • sell goods and services from one or more fixed physical location(s)
  • operate on a transactional basis (one sale at a time, one after the other)
  • have the same staff working day in, day out

Construction is different; it is a "manufacturing industry" that is:

  • mobile
  • works on a job-by-job basis
  • works in multiple locations
  • works with different people on each job

So, it is critical that information is managed, organized, scheduled, and communicated in an entirely different way on a job-by-job basis, accessible from multiple locations by the people that need to see it.

Software systems designed for "regular" businesses are simply not well suited for construction businesses.

To understand the three most common types of construction software (and the very big gap), click here...

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

How software systems help construction businesses sell faster (and for more money)

Over the next 10 - 15 years, 2/3 of all private business owners will be looking to sell out and retire. These 'baby boomer' businesses have only one place to look for buyers - the next generation.

However, the next generation has fewer people - that means a lot more businesses than buyers.

Whenever supply is greater than demand, prices are forced down. That means many businesses will never sell; they'll just close - not much reward for a lifetime of work.

What ingredient will set businesses apart from the crowd? What will make them sell faster and at a higher price?

Sure they'll have customers and be profitable (but so will businesses that don't sell). The magic ingredient is that they'll have good business systems in place - which will help them sell, while competitors shut their doors and close forever.

Construction software systems help businesses sell because buyers find business with good systems very attractive. If you were buying a business, which would you rather buy? A business with organized predictable ways of doing things or one without?

Systems create lasting value because the seller has a well oiled machine to hand over to the new owner - a predictable working systematized business.

Systems are the same magic ingredient that make franchise businesses and retail chain stores dominate.

More on the advantages of systems for contractors...

More on the advantages of tapping into proven business systems...

More on the advantages of web based construction software systems...

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

Why web based construction software beats regular software

Web-based construction software is more user-friendly than conventional software.

A lot of work is done behind the scenes - and that makes it easier for you and the people you work with to use it.

Access and manage your business information from:

  • home
  • office
  • site office
  • a customers home
  • while on the road (with a wireless air card)
  • at many coffee shops and restuarants (with a wireless connection)
  • while traveling (even on vacation)
  • an interent cafe on the other side of the planet

With BuildIT's web-based system computer headaches are a thing of the past. It's like having your own team of high tech professionals taking care of your construction software systems - for a fraction of the cost.

More on the advantages of business systems for contractors...

The three types of construction software (and the big freaken gap)...

More on the advantages of tapping into proven business systems for contractors...

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