5 Characteristics Smart Cities Need when looking at Software for Construction

What Cities need to look for when selecting the best construction software possible

Smart Cities are beginning to develop all over the world, and with that, revolutionary technology has risen with the power to completely change our way of life.

The integration of technology into city assets and resources requires a significant investment to establish the necessary infrastructure.

Projectmates offers government entities the ability to mobilize many aspects of smart city technology while they undergo the transformation.

The following are several major characteristics that government officials absolutely need in their construction management software in order to efficiently enhance the city infrastructure to incorporate smart city technology.

  1. User-Friendly

    Arguably the most important characteristic for construction project management software is for the interface to be user-friendly.

    If a software is too complex to use, then users are more likely to make mistakes or simply not know how to effectively use the functions to improve the management of the construction process.

    Projectmates provides all people involved with the building process an easy-to use platform that can be customized to meet your exact needs.

    We also provide training and 'best in class' customer support to make sure that clients are getting the most out of the powerful yet simple to use software.

  2. Mobility/Portability

    In addition to being user-friendly, it is imperative for cloud-based construction management software to be mobile and give users full access to their projects wherever they may be at any given moment.

    This is especially important for the capital construction industry because individuals may find themselves at the office, traveling, or at the construction site.

    Projectmates' software is 100% web-based, making it accessible through any of the major web browsers and eliminating the need for the computer you use to have a separate app downloaded.

    Even while away from the desktop, Projectmates provides full access to all project information through its native mobile application, which is available on Apple and Android devices.

    Regardless of where Project Managers may be at any given moment, Projectmates gives you the ability to take immediate action and complete tasks faster.

  3. Collaborative

    Construction projects can be extremely complex and require owners, architects, and contractors to work together on a singular project (let alone the MANY different projects that organizations have going on at once).

    This makes it essential that the construction project management software be collaborative in order to allow everyone to work together efficiently while capturing all the important moving pieces of the project.

    Projectmates allows users to communicate easily with each other through one platform as opposed to using many different software programs to work together.

    Projectmates is also role-based, making it effortless for owners to manage everyone within a project and for individuals to be unequivocally aware of the tasks that need to be completed. The software drastically improves communication and accountability so that team work and cohesiveness within a project is seamless.

  4. Quick Implementation

    Smart Cities require a process to properly implement technology into the various city assets and resources.

    When it comes to using a powerful tool to manage everything within that process, it is critical to success that the resource can be implemented and adopted quickly to see the highest return on investment.

    Unlike other systems which can take years to properly integrate in your organization, Projectmates can be fully implemented within 8-12 weeks.

    That means that our clients spend less time adopting a new software and more time having full control over all projects, streamlining processes, reducing costs, and increasing productivity.

  5. Security

    As Smart Cities become more prevalent in our society, the world will become more connected than ever, which also drastically increases the need for security.

    Projectmates is proud to have best-in-class security. Our company has been subjected to a series of rigorous audits to become SOC 2 Type II certified to ensure that we are bringing the highest level of security to all our clients.

    Projectmates will continue to undergo annual audits to maintain the certification and exceed our high standards for cyber security.

    As our world becomes more connected, Projectmates wants to ensure that our clients and their sensitive project data continue to be protected.

As cities all over the world begin to implement smart technologies, it is crucial for organizations to make sure that they are using a smart tool in order to efficiently manage everything within the capital construction project process.

Projectmates provides organizations with everything they need to successfully manage construction projects and build towards the future, all-in-one dynamic software.

Projectmates is proud to work hand in hand with government agencies to further smart city technology. To learn more and schedule a personalized demo, click here.

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