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March 28, 2021

Cloud-Based Construction Software: Smarter Solutions, Better Results


cloudbased-2United Solutions CEO and Principal, Greg Kirshe, shares some thoughts on cloud computing, and how to decide if this is the right solution for your business.

Cloud-enabled software provides distinct advantages. With the cloud, you have ready access to financial applications that are easy to implement and update. These applications enable you to analyze huge amounts of data, make faster, better-informed decisions, and win more business. So, is the cloud right for you? Here are five questions that will lead you to the answer.

1) Is there a way to improve my financial processes, with no increase in headcount or IT spend? A recent study found that cloud-based financial management and accounting applications deliver an ROI that is more than three times that of on-premises software. (Source: NucleusResearch.com). First, you avoid the capital investments and operating expenses tied to an on-premises system. Second, cloud systems run in real time, accelerating your financial processes and saving you time. And third, cloud-based software enables you to automate and integrate. There is no need for manual data entry, spreadsheet maintenance, or other labor-intensive practices.

2) Can my financial system integrate with other applications? Cloud systems can easily integrate with one another. As a result, you can use the best applications for each functional area of your business. There is no need for custom programming and maintenance.

3) Does my team need to work from remote locations? The cloud provides access anytime from anywhere. All you need is a standard and secure Web browser and an internet connection. Members of your finance team can work in an office, at home, or from a coffee shop, anywhere in the world. There is no need for extra security hardware or software, or a VPN connection.

4) Can my managers gain access to relevant data, such as their KPIs? Cloud systems can provide access to both your finance team and to other stakeholders in your business. Construction and real estate leaders, for example, can create dashboards that can be used to track key performance indicators in each part of your business. Access can be granted to appropriate users for other tasks, such as creating purchase orders or entering and approving expenses.

5) Can my entire business be run more efficiently? The cloud can help you do much more than streamline your finance processes. A few examples: You can coordinate purchasing workflows across all stakeholders. You can develop a 360-degree order-to-cash process that links your finance and sales teams. Budget dashboards for department managers are another effective tool. The cloud lets you move beyond spreadsheets and single-user systems that confine data in desktop silos.

A world-class infrastructure, easy to use, accessible at any time, protected by unmatched security. The cloud is this and much more.

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