2018 ERP Year-End Checklists

By Daniel Collins | December 4, 2018 |

Christmas comes once a year, and the same is true regarding year-end. For many, this is a stressful time of year – both personally and professionally. Whether you’re juggling shopping bags trying to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or trying to close deals before the new year, this time of year is extremely stressful. This year…

The Power of the Integrated CRM System

By Daniel Collins | November 7, 2018 |

For small and midsized businesses (SMBs), the challenge of choosing an affordable CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution that supports their goals of keeping existing customers and attracting new ones – while also growing revenue – is no small feat. The task, however, isn’t limited to just evaluating CRM software – Savvy business owners seek out an integrated CRM system that…

Outdated Construction Software Solutions are Crippling Your Revenue

By Daniel Collins | July 30, 2018 |

Sadly, the state of construction software solutions – until recently – has been an embarrassment. For the past 10 years, traditional construction software vendors have avoided providing a defined product roadmap to their customers. As an organization, these vendors fear the idea of providing their customers with a long-term picture of the product’s future: Doing so means making a commitment…

Take the Guesstimating Out of Your Construction Job Costing

By Daniel Collins | July 20, 2018 |

Does it sometimes feel like your bidding process relies upon guesstimating your costs, from labor to materials? Do any of the following statements sound familiar regarding construction job costing? I hate not knowing the cost to complete a job Our team is struggling with the challenges of tracking time in the field No matter what we do, our jobs simply…

The Problem with Construction Software

By Randy Collins | March 22, 2018 |

Legacy construction software can be costly and inefficient. The ongoing reluctance in the construction industry to adopting new technologies and eliminating data silos has led to serious and systemic issues such as poor productivity and cost overruns to be viewed as “normal” within the construction industry. Overcoming Problems with Construction Software In early 2014, as majority owner of Strategies Group, I…

How Construction Business Intelligence Tools Improve Profit Margins

By Daniel Collins | March 14, 2018 |

Construction Business Intelligence tools are more than just a fancy buzzword — 2018 appears to be the year that these tools take center stage. Business Intelligence (BI) comprises the strategies and technologies used by enterprises for the data analysis of business information. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Unfortunately, contractors of all sizes are losing…

Warning Signs: Time to Replace Your ERP System

By Daniel Collins | January 16, 2018 |

Are you aware of the warning signs indicating when it’s time to replace your ERP system? From product planning to purchasing, to supply chain strategy, if your ERP isn’t performing the way it should, you will feel the impact in every aspect of your business. So, are you aware of the ERP replacement warning signs? Know when it is time…

What is the Cloud? A Guide for Growing Firms

By Daniel Collins | January 11, 2018 |

Do you ever find yourself asking, ‘What is the Cloud?’ Don’t get caught up with buzzwords and the web of confusion surrounding the cloud. In order to achieve success in shifting your processes and programs to the cloud, it is critical to understand how the technology will allow for the best results. This blog will help you demystify the benefits of…

3 Top Online Construction Resources for 2018

By Daniel Collins | January 3, 2018 |

The New Year brings new changes for many people. Between New Year’s resolutions and continual self-improvement, 2018 offers a chance for us all to improve professionally and personally. But, as the saying goes, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This blog is going to focus on some of the top online construction resources for 2018. These…

2017 Construction Spending Trends Upwards

By Daniel Collins | November 27, 2017 |

Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released their 2017 Construction Spending Monthly Report for September. This report is helpful for budgeting for 2018 and establishing underlying trends that may impact the construction industry both short-term and long-term. Below are key takeaways that you should consider. What You Need to Know: September 2017 Construction Spending During the first 9 months of 2017,…

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