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Software Implementation - Thumb

In part one of this series, we looked at five things to consider when setting out to review and purchase new business management software for your contracting business. Once you’ve settled on a solution, it’s time to put it to work. Implementation of software these days tends to be a much smoother process as technologies improve and less (or no) hardware is needed.

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Implementing New Software

Just about every contractor today has some form of business and construction management software playing a vital role in keeping projects moving and revenue flowing. Odds are, you’ve worked with or at least entered data into some of these systems. However, when your company outgrows its current software or the software fails to meet specific needs, it may be time to start looking at what new solutions are on the market.

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Tall Wood Structures - Construction Software

Since the first skyscraper was built in 1884 in Chicago, tall buildings have traditionally used steel and concrete materials—until now. Several building and architectural groups are making a case for tall wooden structures, buildings built primarily out of wooden materials. In the last several years, many of these structures have sprung up all over the world.

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Job Site Tech Tools for Construction Project Management

Time is money. And in no industry does this phrase ring more true than in the field of construction. Project managers must work tirelessly to ensure that projects stay on schedule so they can be completed on time. These days, construction project management is made a bit easier through the use of innovative technologies that can aid them in keeping jobs progressing smoothly.

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Fast Moving World - Speed & Quality Construction Software

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to see a customer of ours to film a video shoot for our annual Innovator Awards. The videos—of which we feature three per year at our annual Users’ Conference—highlight client companies that have shown excellence, growth and thoughtful business and operations management through the use of our Spectrum® Construction Software. While I won’t name the company now, so as not to spoil the official announcement, I did want to share a particular thought or two from my visit.

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Cloud Based Construction Software

2016 will see Business Intelligence (BI), the technology-driven process of analyzing data and presenting actionable information, take center stage in the construction industry. “The explosion in the sources of field data will have repercussions on the project management software platforms developed,” says John Chaney, co-founder, and CEO of Dexter + Chaney.

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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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SEATTLE, January 19, 2016: Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, will be showcasing its enhanced project management functionality at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas Feb. 2-5, 2016 (Booth #C4103). The company has created a unified project management solution within Spectrum, integrating powerful project management tools with complete accounting, equipment management and document management solutions—all in one seamless, simple-to-use platform.

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