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2015 Blog Post Review - Construction ERP Software

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.

Happy Holidays! Dexter + Chaney Construction Software

If you’ve been out getting some shopping done in the month of December, there’s a chance you may have heard “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” ringing out of the speakers above you. I certainly believe the words of that song to be true. The holiday season is a chance to spend more time with family, as well as a time to reflect on the past year.

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 is it a trendy fad touted by environmentalists and college students. Construction is one of the most impacted and actively engaged industries of the green revolution.

ERP Construction system

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?

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.

Build Business Brand

In this three part series on the importance of B2B branding we’ll look at what brand is and why it’s important, how to develop your brand messaging, and how to get that message out to current and potential customers.

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