How do you convince busy construction companies that they need to go digital in order to be more competitive and profitable especially when they can enjoy 30% gains in efficiency?
Contractors are mostly focused on work and getting the job done; their daily schedule is already chock full. They often lack the time and labour to meet demand. COVID has also taken its toll; sum all, contractors can’t seem to catch a break.
However, it’s to be noted that the construction industry is one of the last sectors of economic activity to go digital. The technology used in most construction offices remains basic. Most companies have only purchased accounting software—and several years ago, at that. However, the world has changed and with it, new software has been developed to handle undeniable tasks in the field:
- Software simplifies work and eliminates repetitive weekly tasks
- It prevents errors in calculations, recounts, and data transfers
- Cancellations and postponements can be made in a single click in order to revise the worksite schedule
- Construction site management data is available in real time
- The on-site mobile punch sends information directly to the office
- Profitability and labour requirements can be anticipated for each project in advance
On March 29th, 2021, the Government of Quebec announced a $130 millions budget managed by Inno-Centre and Groupe BIM Québec. This aid in the form of a 50% contribution to the costs of a digital diagnosis will encourage companies to consider solutions tailored to their needs.
Let’s hope that a significant share of investments will go to the skilled construction trades such as masons, roofers, excavators, and so on. When you stop and think about it a free software trial doesn’t cost much, considering its rewards!
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