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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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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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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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How to capture accurate data from equipment—it’s one of the biggest fundamental problems that construction companies can face today. Simply collecting equipment data such as meter readings, fuel consumption and more can be an arduous task, let alone effectively processing that data to make more informed equipment management decisions.

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Modernizing Recruiting and Retention Strategies Key to Today’s Business Success

Hiring and retaining the right people to efficiently complete upcoming projects and grow your business is a strategic balancing act. Thirty nine percent of U.S. employers report that they are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills.

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As a professional in your field, you know that there will always be other businesses competing for the same project or selling a similar product. While the end result may be the same from business to business, the path to the finished project is something that can vary greatly. And that is what can make a difference with both your company’s reputation and revenues.

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