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Improve Collaboration Across Field and Office

by Chris Lee | October 15th, 2019
Whether running a small shop or a multi-disciplined company with several locations, you can greatly benefit from construction takeoff and estimating software that allows collaboration and streamlines workflow from the field to the office during the entire project life cycle. The speed of business in the construction industry today, along with a competitive landscape, requires that your estimating and project management team, field foremen, and other project stakeholders can collaborate effectively in real-time to design, bid, build and deliver a project successfully to an owner. When using a construction estimating system like Esticom, your construction team is empowered to:
  1. Instantly perform an on screen takeoff and estimate a project
  2. Take pictures, comment and collaborate with your team from the job site once the project is awarded
  3. Export estimated labor and material budgets to your accounting and project management team to avoid duplicate date entry
  4. Access and distribute updated plans and information quickly and easily to keep everyone on the same page and avoid rework
  5. Improve accuracy of data at all times with continuous access to a single source of information by all team members and construction management
  6. Review project plans, create change orders and punch lists and assign tasks to various team members

Cloud Power

It’s incredibly valuable to use a cloud-based solution such as Esticom that equips project participants with features they need no matter where the day takes you. Use any device with any web browser in any location, and your entire estimating process takes less time. You’ll be able to support timely input from those on the go to further increase productivity. From the initial design phase to construction and change management, your team members in the field or other personnel can check bid numbers or review plans with simple to access document management and make notations from anywhere using their hand-held or other portable device. Plus, beyond individual mobility, a cloud-based solution also allows for collaboration among the project team who may be spread across different offices or job sites. Furthermore, you take advantage of the economies of scale when using the Esticom cloud-based solution. Research shows that companies leveraging the cloud are far more scalable and have predictable costs as well as a more favorable total cost of ownership overall. Besides, better collaboration raises the quality of decision-making, planning, and control from estimating, field management to interacting with your distributors in the supply chain.

Better Business All Around

Estimators who rely on Esticom can cost-effectively manage workflow and collaborate across all key project stakeholders, with efficiency, accuracy, and security across all processes – whether team members are in the office, in the field, or on the road. Construction business owners are also able to run a leaner organization and increase profitability when using Esticom construction estimating software. Bottom line, you boost operational efficiency and drive better outcomes with estimating software that prioritizes mobility and collaboration.
Chris Lee
Chris Lee has an extensive background in preconstruction management as a former specialty contractor and business owner. As the Chief Estimator at Esticom, he’s helped thousands of specialty contractors digitize their preconstruction process to increase revenue and profitability while decreasing unnecessary overhead.

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