Mobility and the Cloud: Looking Towards 2020

Commercial and government business is changing when it comes to handling capital construction project management from an owner's perspective. Increases in time efficiency and the internet of things have magnified the need for a more owner focused management style with larger construction projects.

Harnessing the power of mobility and the cloud will bring construction management software, which once relied on paper and other manual means for processing, to grow into the efficient cloud computing software of the future.

The proliferation of devices with communicating-actuating capabilities is bringing closer the vision of an Internet of Things, where the sensing and actuation functions seamlessly blend into the background, and new capabilities are made possible through access to rich new information sources. The evolution of the next generation mobile system will depend on the creativity of the users in designing new applications. IoT is an ideal emerging technology to influence this domain by providing new evolving data and the required computational resources for creating revolutionary apps." — Jayavardhana Gubbi, study in Future Generation Computer Systems

It is projected there will be trillions of connected devices by 2020. This means that a solid strategy is needed for proper management of capital projects as well as risk management when it comes to quicker deadlines and higher capital fund investment.

While many providers may be comfortable resting on laurels of past successes and offering a mobile option being simply a web app, make no mistake, it is a temporary solution that cannot provide the full power of mobile technology. A native app that utilizes the inherent features and functions of your mobile device is what the demands for capital construction are calling for from owners.

Native Application [ney-tiv - ap-li-key-shun] (native app): An application program that has been developed for use on a particular platform or device.  Because native apps are written for a particular platform, they can interact with and take advantage of operating system features and other software that is typically installed on that platform.

Projectmates is an industry leader and innovator when it comes to software for managing capital construction projects. The native app created by Projectmates offers tools to keep teams in constant contact even when separated by thousands of miles.

The talk-to-text capabilities of your mobile device make communication easier than ever. With the discussion forum, Projectmates offers peace of mind so you never have to worry about a team member being left out of an email, phone call, or Skype message. Projectmates mobile app lets you automatically send notifications to team members when you make a post, ensuring that no one is left out of the loop.

Offering an up to date single version of the truth that is always updating information from document management, to site surveys, and even including push notifications and instant messaging directly to a team or project wide; Projectmates bring the future to today.

In an industry where stakeholders are deployed throughout multiple locations, and often different time zones, a robust construction project management software is paramount to the success of teams and their projects. As teams are often so dispersed, the value of speedy and professional customer service when issues arise cannot be underestimated. Projectmates' high level of customer support and technical staff make the construction project management solution a stand-out for professionals in the construction industry. GetApp reviewers praise the app and its customer service team for their deft responsiveness to user issues, its normal and relevant system updates (which often incorporate user feedback), and eliminating the need for wading through user manuals."
— Rhiân Davies, GetApp Project Management Researcher

Projectmates is the construction industry software leader offering a 100% web-based and mobile-friendly platform, enabling our clients to efficiently manage the entire building process from start to finish on behalf of owners, including developers, corporations, and institutions anywhere at any time using all devices capable of internet connectivity and display.

Owners trust Projectmates' award-winning software because of the proven success in streamlining construction programs, keeping projects on track and under budget while working through mobile or desktop devices.

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