As we approach the end of 2017 and start looking forward to 2018, businesses often start planning a new approach to improve in the new fiscal year, which is especially important for all types of organizations that are managing construction projects.
Whether 2017 was a resounding success or a disappointment, Projectmates' award winning construction project management software can drastically improve your current project management processes.
There are 3 definite trends in the construction project management industry that will need to be in mind when choosing a software to manage all construction projects.
Importance of Utilizing Cloud Technology
Technology has been advancing at a rapid pace! This trend was true as we approached 2017 and is expected to continue as we progress into 2018. Specifically, in the construction project management industry, it has become more critical to success to implement and use these advanced technologies to increase efficiency and improve chances of project success.
It is becoming imperative in construction projects to increase the connectivity so that project management teams are better able to collaborate. Projectmates provides this enhanced connectivity through their 100% web based and cloud based software. Our clients need a powerful tool that offers a wide variety of features that helps manage the entire building process while still offering flexibility.
Projectmates functions in any web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11, so there is no need to download a separate app. This allows our users to use Projectmates seamlessly on any desktop, tablet, and smartphone with a modern responsive design. This enhanced connectivity allows project teams to collaborate more efficiently and as a result complete tasks and overall objectives faster.
The Mobile Revolution
In recent years, it has become increasingly important to have access to technology while on the move. Technology's usefulness drastically decreases if access is limited to select scenarios. That is why Projectmates provides clients with full access to Projectmates' robust features through the native mobile app.
It is becoming more and more common for construction project leaders to find themselves in different locations such as, in the office, traveling, or on the construction site. Being able to access all project information regardless of location is becoming valuable and is something that Projectmates takes a lot of pride in providing for their clients.
The mobile includes an abundance of features to keep construction project team members organized and always ready to complete tasks or contribute input.
For example, the app allows you to upload photos and annotate documents so that you can always provide other team members clarification on exactly what needs to be done.
Chats, discussion forums and team directories drastically improve communication within a project and eliminate the need to constantly exchange emails.
Push notifications allow team members to always be aware when changes are made and their attention is needed. Simply swiping the notification will take you directly to the screen where you can take immediate action.
The best in industry Projectmates mobile app is loaded with features that will keep construction project management teams working efficiently regardless of where they may be at any given moment.
Importance of Budget Management
One of the biggest factors for success or failure in a construction project is being able to effectively manage the available funds. The importance of cost savings is definitely not changing in the upcoming year.
Projectmates online construction management software provides Planning & Development Executives a highly robust Capital Planning Software to strategize and track their capital projects and funding sources. Multiple funds can be created, grouped, and balances tracked in Projectmates. Planners can allocate funding to capital projects by fiscal year and project phase.
With its intuitive design and workflows, Projectmates project management software for construction makes this complex process simpler with its graphical representations of projects, costs, and allocations.
The program reporting tools simplify the process of generating reports and evaluating program status. Project dashboards allow clients to quickly and easily summarize large amounts of information into easy-to-read charts and graphs. The powerful capital planning and program reporting functions are sure to take simplify the process and allow projects to operate in a more cost-effective manner.
As 2017 draws to a close, organizations must be forward thinking and analyze ways to improve their current methods for managing construction project processes. These are three major trends from 2017 that we can expect to continue, if not become more important in 2018.
Regardless of the improvement that an organization needs during the building process, Projectmates has solutions that are highly customizable and can drastically improve efficiency of construction project management.
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