Project Management

Construction revolution: How project management software levels the playing field


If you’re a small business, competing with the big guys takes more than grit and guts.

Much like David and Goliath, local (and sometimes very little) construction companies need a secret weapon to go head-to-head with mega builders or corporations. Let tech be your slingshot.

A digital solution like construction project management software is more powerful than any stone David could hurl, too. It’s got the ability to help you not only stay in the fight but rise above it. The fact of the matter is construction isn’t at the forefront of trendsetting in regards to embracing technological changes. According to a study by KPMG, the industry as a whole is a slow adopter of new techniques, materials and ways of getting things done.

But just because the other guys – yes, even the bigger guys – aren’t doing it, doesn’t mean you can’t. Let smart systems like construction management apps level the playing field, or even give you the upper hand.

Here are the top five ways contractor software thrusts you into the spotlight and out of the shadows:

1) Positions you as an industry leader

Innovator. Gamer-changer. Leader.

Yep, we bet you like the sound of that. Well, with the help of homebuilder software, those words can be your company’s reputation. Clients are more likely to trust a team building their new house if they see that team as one that’s on the forefront of using the latest and greatest tools out there.

Be one of the first in your market to truly adapt technology into your day-to-day operations, and you’ve got that competitive edge. You’ve come to the race equipped with a huge benefit nobody else has. This head start helps you do a lot, too, including everything from submitting bids, making punch lists, creating reports, job scheduling and more. Lots more.

2) Gives you a system clients use – and love

Project management software isn’t just for contractors. The best, most powerful platforms include functionalities for all parties involved with a project. We’re talking subs, employees and, yep, even clients.

Software like Buildertrend offers an app for homeowners to stay in the know on where their job stands. A full suite of features allows them to interact with their builder, select design upgrades, sign agreements and track progress – all in one place.

Whether it’s a ground-up build or just a quick kitchen renovation, consumers want digital dashboards like this and the ease of communication they offer. Buildertrend’s 2020 homeowner report found that today’s tech-intelligent marketplace expects just that … tech.

That’s all it takes to deliver next-level customer service. Watch corporations spin their wheels with multi-million-dollar marketing campaigns while a little handy-dandy app gives you the upper hand.

3) Provides the support you need when you need it

We all get by with a little help from our support team. That’s how the song goes, right?

Well, you’ll be singing a new tune when you see all the help the right software companies can give you. It goes way beyond training (although there’s plenty of that, too). Your project platform shares in your success. When you win, they win. Your battle against the big guys is theirs.

They’re connected to those in the industry across the globe, so they know what works and what doesn’t. Those powerful insights, can’t-miss tricks and tips are often shared as resources in the form of construction-focused articles, videos and podcasts. You’re in this fight to grow your business together.

4) Uncovers impactful cost savings

In the construction game, bids are often won on price alone. For builders or remodelers, that might mean skimping on quality materials or workmanship. Sure, you get the job done but not right, and that often results in a poor experience for both contractors and clients.

Ready for a more scalable way to win business? Construction project management software uncovers cost savings with no impact on quality. Actually, it could be quite the opposite with an increase in quality. With more efficiency and processes streamlined, you’ll save major dollars by killing dead days in their tracks.

After all, time is money. Ready to cash in?

5) Opens the doors for further growth

Extra efficiency isn’t just good for your current clients. It’s good for the clients to come.

McKinsey & Company found that productivity has remained flat in construction for decades. With tech in your toolbelt, you can get more done in less time, freeing up your schedule to take on an increase in jobs.

The cost-savings a homebuilder app affords you makes you more competitive with the giant firms, plus you can chip away at more of the market share. Sounds like you’re one step away from world domination.

Beat the big guys with Buildertrend

Everyone loves a good underdog story: “Braveheart”, “Return of the Jedi” and now your construction business.

A level playing field is in sight with software. But you don’t just want any old software. You deserve the best. You deserve Buildertrend. Demo with us now to see why we’re the No. 1 cloud-based system for builders, remodelers and contractors.

Buildertrend has the tools you need to go from underdog to top dog.

About The Author

Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson Sean Robinson is a senior content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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