Cloud Computing: Restructuring Business and the Future
While it’s been around for quite some time, cloud-based software is beginning to really take off and gain recognition as a business catalyst. Google CIO, Ben Fried, recently acknowledged that cloud-based software and tools are starting to look less like a trend and more like an industry standard. This new wave of technology is empowering its users by enabling them to run their businesses at a much lower cost than ever before.
What does this mean for construction? As cloud-based software becomes the industry standard, more and more construction software will be available in the cloud with seamless integration. This means all of your software from different providers will integrate in the cloud. For example your estimating and bidding tools will link with your cloud based project management and accounting without any extra effort on your part. "Gone will be the days of double entry into multiple systems. Also by the wayside will be various departments working in silos, without the left hand knowing what the right hand is doing. There will be a seamless "passing of the baton" from one department to the next, and one software system to the other," says Wendy Rogers, President of eSUB.
According to Fried, the evolution of cloud technology is forcing companies to “reassess what their core business truly is, and where they want to invest their [saved] capital”. At eSUB, many of our customers choose our cloud-based project management software to save time and money. The future looks promising in the cloud and eSUB is looking forward to expanding its integration with more and more providers. Find out more about eSUB's Cloud based Project Management Software or Read the full Wall Street Journal Article here
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Are You Ahead of the Curve? Already Implemented the Latest Technology
Technology moves fast, especially with more devices and services to streamline your work. But whats the catch? Just because new technology is out there doesn't mean that it's right for every contractor or that every contractor is ready to use it. Are you ahead of the curve? Many believe that by just simply purchasing the latest and greatest technology it will immediately solve their problems in the workplace, this rarely happens. Contractors must approach these new and innovative solutions with a goal and plan to achieve the desired result.
Software as a Service (SaaS) and Mobile Solutions are the most prominent technologies in the construction industry spotlight. Both offer ways to increase efficiency and will give subcontractors tools to run their businesses better.
Software as a Service or SaaS is a pay as you go subscription based technology for subcontractors to securely use the solution from any location or device that is internet capable. eSUB Construction Software is a great example of a SaaS based technology. With solution such as eSUB, it immediately gives the subcontractors an ROI because there is no need to invest in expensive equipment to operate it and the applications are accessed through the browser of any device with internet access. In addition the software is regularly updated and offer improved data encryption and security to protect your most valuable data.
With Project Managers and Foreman constantly out in the field performing and tracking labor, having a cloud based solution is a great way to link field activities to the home office.
Mobile Solutions allow contractors to quickly access and submit data from a mobile device in the field directly to a database that updates in real time with the home office, thus eliminating the risk of errors from manual entry. A solution such as this provides tremendous flexibility, allowing employees to be more productive out of their office and after work hours. Mobile Solutions help bridge communication between the field and the office to keep everyone on the same page and streamlined so that nothing slips through the cracks.
With eSUB you get the best of both worlds, a cloud based solution, along with the capability for use on any mobile device. A variety of applications within eSUB are available for use via smartphones, tablets, and other internet capable devices.
- Field Timecard Entry
- Project Management
- Change Orders
- Daily Reports
- Email Integration