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Wondering Aimlessly At Trade show  - Construction Software

Somehow you’ve found yourself standing in line to get your badge to stand in line to get into a trade show exhibit floor. Maybe you decided to go to check out the latest construction products and technologies. Maybe you’re in the market for new heavy equipment or construction software. Maybe you read a persuasive blog by a smooth talking marketing guy about the benefits of the construction industry trade show. Whatever brought you there, there you are. Let’s consider the things you can do to make the most out of your trade show experience.

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Construction Trade Show

Here’s a proposal: Pack a bag, head to the airport, and fly to a destination city like Las Vegas, Chicago, or Orlando. Check into your fully booked hotel, then do not visit The Strip, The Miracle Mile, or the Magic Kingdom. Instead, spend 8 or more hours a day walking around indoors under fluorescent lighting being greeted by complete strangers who want to “scan” you. And when you get hungry, don’t worry, just look for the 200 yard-long line to get a $12 hot dog and coke. Sold yet? If so, welcome to the iconic experience of the industry trade show.

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2015 Blog Post Review - Thumb

The New Year is almost upon us and 2016 holds a lot of promise for the construction industry and its related verticals. To hear economists and industry experts talk about it, next year could treat us to the big boom in business we’ve all been hoping for. With this in mind, we thought it was a good time to reflect on some of the themes, trends and best practices we touched on in this blog space in 2015—ideas and observations we hope have kept you thinking, preparing for and effectively managing your growth opportunities.

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Green Buildings Thumb

The phrase “going green” has become commonplace in today’s business environment. Yet it still yields mixed reactions, from rolled eyes to glowing words of approval. Like it or not, the green movement is here to stay—no longer just a trendy fad touted by environmentalists and college students. Construction is one of the most impacted, as well as one of the most actively engaged industries of the green revolution.

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ERP! in Public Thumb

Let’s start by answering the question. Yes. We do. Our customers do. And if you are reading this on our website, you might be considering an ERP of your own.

But no need to excuse yourself. The unfortunate-sounding acronym “ERP”* stands for “Enterprise Resource Planning.” This, in my opinion, is also an unfortunate description. What is an ERP system, what does it do, and why should you care?

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Getting Construction Professionals to Embrace New Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting in the check-out line at one of my favorite retailers here in Seattle when the lady in front of me asked a question of the clerk that caught me slightly off guard. She did not want to use the electronic card scanner and pin pad, but still wanted to pay by credit card—the old way. The clerk, not sure how to address this, called over his manager.

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