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Cloud-based apps – Tools Streamlining Construction Operations

by | Aug 10, 2020

The Uncomfortable Success of Cloud-Based Apps in Modern Construction Operations

Notorious for adopting new technology by the tail rather than the lead, modern construction operations are now set to engage in the uncomfortable success of cloud-based apps. Part of the delay comes due to the data management tendency to coin cool terms for basic functions. The cloud, sometimes assumed as some mystical entity hidden within the internet, is just another data management tool. Rather than running operations on a local server system, data and the associated data management software resides on various off-site resources.

Changes That Make Cloud Computing Feel Uncomfortable

People refuse change even in a tech-comfortable office. Likewise, it is with construction fieldworkers, operators and even leadership. Spreadsheets may be clumsy and awkward, but they do often feel familiar. Documentation via pen-to-paper takes time, but those who use such methods distrust any efforts to diminish this method of control. Communications via courier services, fax machines and personal visits to the office increase construction operation expenses, but they yet remain familiar and trusted processes of operations. And even those who continue to manually input workforce timekeeping, payroll, invoicing and equipment maintenance data into a personal office computer have a measure of uncomfortable resistance to cloud-based apps.

Changes That Make Cloud Computing Successful

In modern construction operations, even the basic labor force tends to enjoy the benefits of mobile technology – often at their personal expense. The core of remote communication is already established. Yet, sadly, many construction contractors fail to take advantage of the opportunities. But why not shift from personal application to corporation application?

Connectivity doesn’t have to be limited by location. Instead, the cloud offers automated, real-time data exchange, accumulation, and distribution. Cloud-based construction operations offers contractors:

  • Reliable real-time tracking of workforce, assets and materials
  • Automated quality control management
  • Improved productivity
  • Real-time communications
  • Simplified toolbox talks
  • QA data capture and document storage in a single easily accessible storage base
  • Tools for enhanced allocation and scheduling of available compliant workers and projects
  • Compiled reports on equipment fleet, scheduled maintenance reports and collectable machine pre-starts and more
  • Visualized data analysis
  • Automated subcontractor management, including qualifications, payments and compliance
  • AND standardized workflows with structure operations that help you achieve better ROI results.

Construction Operations – Implementing Cloud-Based Apps

Rather than seeing cloud-based apps as a remote system for data storage, recognize the cloud as a construction operations support solution. It’s software that enables information exchange when and where needed on a real-time schedule.

Efficient cloud-based apps also enable management to regulate information access and information modifications. Keep the details focused on job-sensitive communications. Restrict and release as necessitated by the project and the associated employee.

Assignar’s construction operations software simplifies the conversion to a cloud-centered operations management system. Our platform works with other cloud-based systems to help you achieve:

  • Standardized operations
  • Improved productivity
  • Real-time communication
  • Workplace safety
  • Reliability and accountability throughout your business

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Elvia is a Marketing Manager at Assignar. She grew up in the trades, which sparked her passion for the construction industry. Before Assignar, Elvia worked for Colorado Contractors Association, Hamon Infrastructure, and Arrow Electronics.

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