In an ever-evolving world, technology isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. For builders, integrating technology into your operations isn’t an option anymore; it’s a game-changer.
What’s more, business owners who still refuse to utilise the tech on offer risk being left behind the competition. Recent statistics show that within the construction industry, just over 90% use smartphones every day for work purposes while over 80% used laptops and 65% admitted to using tablets.
It’s true that the building industry still suffers from an aversion to modern tech, with mental barriers – particularly in matter generations – having a big impact.
Here are the top reasons why builders should be embracing tech when running their day-to-day business operations.
- Streamline workflows
Technology simplifies complex processes. Builders can streamline their project management, reducing time-consuming paperwork, and increasing efficiency. Digital tools like ProntoCalc can even provide a single platform for everything from project estimates to resource allocation. This streamlining not only saves time but also minimises the potential for errors.
- Price projects quicker
Time is money, especially in the construction game. Using technology accelerates the project pricing process. With apps like ProntoCalc, you have up-to-date industry rates at your fingertips, allowing you to generate estimates rapidly. This not only impresses clients but also gives you a competitive edge, enabling you to price any project, of any size, in. any location in two hours or less.
- Generate estimates accurately
Accurate pricing is essential in the build game. Having access to the right tech can help eliminate human error and ensure your project stays within budget. It’s a simple, sure-fire way to remove any guesswork as you can access real-time data and generate precise calculations, and all at the click of a button. This accuracy increases client trust and reduces costly rework.
- Collaborate easier
Building projects are rarely solo endeavours. Effective collaboration with architects, subcontractors, and clients is vital. Having instant access to your emails, paperwork and supply chain, wherever it is you’re working from is a genuine game-changer. If you’re not easily contactable there’s a risk you’ll miss opportunities, fall behind on admin and appear unreliable to suppliers and clients alike. With everyone on the same digital page, project progress remains transparent and efficient.
- Manage staff and admin efficiently
Technology simplifies staff management and administrative tasks. From tracking work hours and assigning tasks to handling payroll and HR, digital tools make it all easier. It also frees up your down time at home. Every manual administrative process you have in place can easily be digitised to make your life easier, ensuring you and your team get paid on time.
- Keep track of invoicing, payments, cost records and more
Managing invoices, tracking payments, and handling financial transactions can be overwhelming. By embracing technology and investing in basic accounting software and financial apps, you can automate these processes and efficiently maintain cost of records executed. This means no more paper trails, lost receipts, or accounting errors, saving you time, money, and stress. ProntoCalc, for instance, even provides invoicing and budget tracking features, ensuring you stay on top of your financial health – a win win.
- Budget reporting to clients
Your clients appreciate transparency and accountability. With technology at your side, it becomes much easier to provide detailed budget reports to your clients. Modern tech and specially design applications can generate comprehensive budget reports, showcasing expenses, planned costs, and any necessary adjustments. This transparency fosters trust and confidence in your professionalism.
In summary, embracing technology is not just about staying current; it’s about advancing your construction business to new levels of efficiency and success. By incorporating these technological tools and practices, you’re not just keeping up with the times; you’re setting your business on a path to long-term success – and easing your workload in the process.
So, if you’re still hesitating to embrace technology, consider this a wake-up call. With ProntoCalc and similar solutions, you’re not just adapting to change; you’re taking the lead in the future of construction.
Ready to experience the benefits? We’re offering a 14-day free trial for ProntoCalc – our straightforward app helps you produce a 16-page document detailing all the essential aspects of your project. It saves you time and provides an honest and professional method of producing quotes and budget reports.
Why not give it a try?