ConstructTech published an article last week titled “Construction in the Clouds.” It’s not the first time the magazine has spoken about web-based applications used by contractors, nor is the first time the topic has come up with others. And it won’t be the last.
The ConstructTech article closes with this summary, which identifies some real positives to choosing a cloud-computing platform over traditional desktop software:
Overall, cloud computing helps construction companies focus on what they do best–construction–while lessening the burden of deploying and managing IT. In times where cost control is paramount to success, contractors should at least be investigating whether or not such an option would be an ideal fit for their organization.
Most of the web-applications discussed in this article are of the project management sorts. And these are important to help manage construction projects.
When it comes to getting paid, though, how does your company manage its preliminary notices and notices to owner? How does your company manage and organize the lien requirements that vary by state? And how does your staff know when its time to file a mechanic’s lien?
Likely, you’ve been flying by the seat of your pants. Or, maybe worse, you’ve been working with clunky out-of-date software that is unreliable, and stuck on that ex-employee’s computer for years.
As ConstructTech states in its article, cloud-computing is changing the way construction companies are managed…and for the better.