Construction companies know now is the time to step up their technology investments for the future. From building the business pipeline to recruiting the next generation of project managers, sophisticated technology solutions like Sage Construction Software are a must-have.
So why, then, do so many companies continue to suffer through the inadequacies of QuickBooks when better solutions exist?
Some might say it’s the comfort factor. QuickBooks has been the go-to for years, and for a time, it was likely the ideal solution. But as new projects begin to pile up and the workforce returns to pre-recession levels, QuickBooks simply will not cut it.
This old-school solution falls short in a few different ways. For one thing, it's extremely cumbersome to manage change orders. The manual data entry process can lead to duplicated efforts and erroneous information being entered. New construction software solutions allow project teams to perform live updates from the field and view the latest change requests in real-time, keeping everyone on the same page. The construction workforce is increasingly mobile, so modern project management software should be able to process updates remotely from the job site with ease.
Visibility is a significant issue as well. With QuickBooks, it's difficult for project teams to gain an accurate view of vital details impacting project performance, including job cost reporting and whether subcontractors are carrying the proper insurance coverage to ensure your company is protected. With QuickBooks, that information can live in disparate locations, making it difficult for project teams to know where they stand.
QuickBooks falls short of what today's construction managers and general contractors need to compete. Similar to driving a cheap, reliable car in high school that didn't have much in the way of bells and whistles, it provides for basic project management needs.
While the initial investment in a more comprehensive project management software solution is higher, it pays for itself in both peace of mind and improved client relationships, thanks to the new levels of control project teams enjoy. By shedding light on all aspects of a project, from project timeline to subcontractor payroll, Sage Construction Software will yield results that drive repeat business and employee retention.
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