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November 05, 2017

What is Cloud-Based Mobile Field Access?


At United Solutions, we’re revolutionizing how the construction and real estate industries work outside the office with our unique, cloud-based Sage software. But what exactly does that mean for you?

Simply put, it means professionals are shedding their desk shackles in lieu of on-the-go access to everything that’s important to their business.

Here’s how:

Clearing Up the Cloud Concept

Cloud storage, cloud hosting, cloud computing – every company seems to be sending its data skyward these days. If you’re a bit foggy on the whole “cloud” concept, you’re in good company:

Cloud is a semi-new buzzword for Internet. This means that things stored in a cloud exist in the digital world rather than your computer’s hard drive.  Huge servers and its associated infrastructure are being replaced by cloud technology at lightning speeds. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2018, cloud computing will account for more than three-quarters of all internet traffic.

Cloud tech should be of particular interest to those in the construction and real estate industry, as it’s paved a smooth, consistent path to better productivity and flexibility in the form of cloud-based mobile field software.

This innovation in mobile tools enables professionals to access real-time accounting and project management information via mobile device whenever the need arises. Whether you’re out on a job site or working with a client, you can retrieve the crucial data you need without relocating to your desk.

All you need is an internet connection, and you’re in.

How Mobile Field Access Works

Think about what you might need when you’re away from your desk. Accounting and project management details? Contact information for team members?  Documents, product data, or emails?

The construction and real estate industry is a detailed one, which means you likely have a constant stream of data flowing through your inbox and other management systems. Cloud-based mobile field software has enabled businesses to access all of these things from a single source, no matter where you are.

Here’s how it works with Sage Software:

First, you custom tailor a software solution to do what you need it to. For instance, if you need accounting and project management details on the go, there’s an app that can combine the two. If customer relationships are part of your strategy, include CRM into your mix.

Once you decide on your solution, you’ll be granted a secure login that you can access from any computer or mobile device. This way, when you’re working with a client or checking on a property, you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips to make the most of your time.

As an extra bonus, all the hosting and maintenance is off your plate, leaving you to focus on what you do best.

Why Cloud-Based Mobile Field Software is a Business Must

Time is money, and despite the current positive economic outlook, businesses are always trying to save plenty of both to maintain profitability. But it’s not just about the convenience (though that’s reason enough).

Mobile cloud access helps you serve your customers better, giving you the professional edge over those who haven’t yet joined the cloud revolution. Having each of your important components integrated can speed up response time to provide you information quickly and accurately.

Every construction and real estate company needs unique selling propositions, but they’re getting hard to come by. It’s no longer an option to set yourself apart from your competitors. Technology like cloud-based mobile access is helping businesses of all sizes compete on a broader scale, providing the edge you need to succeed in modern business.

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