How to survey your team to increase adoption

The secrets to increasing adoption of your construction management software are locked away, and the end users hold the key. It’s easy to get really, all you have to do is ask them.

While the end users of your software may not of been involved in the procurement process or the configuration of the system, they are the ones whose opinions matter the most. Is the software helping them or slowing them down? These are things that you should be aware of and finding solutions for when problems arise. Since I doubt you can read minds, this isn’t information you can gain without being proactive. Here are some tips and tools you can use to survey your team.  (more…)

Using metrics to track performance with your construction software

Are you using your construction management software to set performance baselines, and track against it? Through my years of experience consulting with clients throughout the construction industry, I know that more often than not, companies are sitting on top of a wealth of helpful data that can be tapped to improve team performance once they commit to better utilizing its software. (more…)

5 Ways to Stop Managing Documents Like its 1995

A huge area for improvement that I often see when it comes to better management of construction management software is in the managing of documents. I often sit down with clients, start diving into how their software is currently working for them, and discover a setup similar to that of a desktop computer from the 80’s. It usually consists of oversized, detailed folder structures with countless subfolders. If this sounds like you, it may seem to be working for now as a system of organized chaos, but trust me, there’s a better way!

Let’s take submittals for example. In my experience, users will have a high-level folder labeled “submittals” and then create subfolders for each CSI version and/or contractor. For organizations to get the most out of their construction management solution however, a shift needs to occur to get away from traditional document management toward the way modern construction software is meant for it to be used: as supplemental attachments.