Implementing an enterprise mobility solutions provides a great way to enhance the communication methods within your construction business. However, many business owners have yet to grasp the benefits associated with such mobility solutions.
The vast majority of business owners wish they could more easily communicate with their contractors. How do mobility solutions improve collaboration? It’s simple. With mobile technology, owners can communicate with contractors and project managers within minutes, virtually.
Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to get a revised plan approved before your contractors can begin the work? What did that entail? Having to track down the project manager only so they can sign off on it? Mobility solutions make this simple! A portal is created with each project loaded in. Each crew member is given access to the portal and is able to view, review and approve certain projects.
Many business owners will tell you that the poor performance of their contractors is one of the biggest reasons they fall behind on projects. Many construction company business owners gain access to progress reports on a weekly or monthly basis. Think of all the improvements you could make if you had that data in front of you at all times.
Mobility solutions enable you to track projects in real time, providing live progress updates. This helps you to stay on top of your inventory, work hours, crew progressions and deadlines so that you can deliver on those promises made to your clients.
Construction projects, and just about any other type of project progress the most when every crew member is on the same page. According to KPMG, 69% say poor contractor performance is the single biggest reason for project underperformance.
Mobility solutions for the construction industry minimizes over-budget over-staffed projects. In the end, with a cloud-based online portal, you can view project progressions and costs estimates on a regular basis.
How many times have you quoted a specific project, only to find out shortly after that something has changed? Maybe dimensions were wrong, or you were given the wrong price for materials. That’s never a good conversation to have with your client. With mobility solutions, everyone in your organization is operating from the same figures and data, minimizing errors and streamlining business.
Advancements in fleet and telematics solutions allows for better tracking of assets, no matter how small. Companies set parameters on how to analyze driver behavior, whether it’s driver speed or harsh breaking or idling. With a telematics system, you can record and report on any event that deviates from the pre-set standards.
Instead of looking at each individual event in isolation, telematics analyzes overall patterns, and offers the necessary data to improve safety and efficiency.
To recap, mobility solutions not only add tremendous value but they reduce risk at every stage of a construction project. On-site crew, project managers, architects, engineers and business owners often have multiple projects they are working on. Any tool that can help keep information in one central location will not only improve production, but help your construction team out as well.