10 Benefits You Can Get From a Custom Construction Software

THE FIVE BEST READY-MADE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  1. ARCHDESK
  • Ability to switch off unnecessary features
  • Handy planning tools
  • Helpful support
  • Overwhelming interface
  • No free trial
  • No offline access
  • Good visualization
  • Variety of PM tools
  • Mobile app
  • No in-app chat
  • No accounting tools
  • Complicated navigation
  • Lack of construction-related features
  • Instant access through cloud app
  • Ability to create custom forms and fields
  • In-depth training program
  • Slow documents upload
  • No estimating feature
  • No offline mode
  • Excellent drawing tools
  • Seamless communication between office and field
  • Easy integration with other apps
  • Complex interface
  • Many useless features
  • Crippled program version on a mobile app
  • Extensive base of subcontractors
  • Constant features updating
  • Ease of use
  • Too generic categories of subcontractors
  • Rarely revised address database (many invalid emails are detected)
  • No mobile support

10 FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

  1. Tasks management. Even the smallest construction firms have different staff categories working from the office and in fields. Software must solve the problem of downtime through precise task scheduling and control.
  2. Budgeting. Object construction starts from planning and budgeting. A custom app can supply all the tools you need to do it quickly and efficiently. You can count on automatic calculations, graphical elements, and sharing options.
  3. Bidding. In a customized construction management platform, you can adjust parameters for automatic bidding. For example, you can filter contractors by time availability, region, costs, etc.
  4. Scheduling. This feature goes far beyond the working shifts timetable. You can schedule using vehicles and instruments, assign employees to professional courses, distribute projects, etc.
  5. Asset control. It helps you track building materials and equipment and make sure all projects are progressing without interruption. In a custom app, you can create automatic distribution and adjust notifications when certain materials come to the end.
  6. Document flow. Custom software may be one-stop for all construction documents, from bids and invoices to drawings and contracts. Sharing tools and role-based logging will help your team collaborate and edit papers as well as reach docs even when in fields.
  7. Risk assessment. Advanced apps can evaluate risks and advise on better decisions. For example, if you integrate with a weather forecast service, your app may recalculate the project implementation time taking into account weather conditions.
  8. Residents tools. You can create an app for buyers and tenants as a part of your residential construction management program. The users could track the construction progress through in-built cams, apply for buying apartments, pay bills, view docs, and so on.
  9. Third-party integrations. If you are not an emerged start-up, most likely, you already use some corporate tools, such as CRM or ERP. With custom software, you do not need to abandon well-established processes. The devs will link a new-coming app with your favorite programs, so you won’t need to interrupt the current workflow.
  10. IoT connectivity. Smart things can add value to your app and enhance UX. Take, for example, a drone or smart lock. The former allows studying the terrain and track the construction progress remotely. And the latter raises the comfort and security of your residential buildings.

WHAT TECHNOLOGIES SHOULD THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT APP DEVELOPERS USE?

FINAL THOUGHTS

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