Project Management

Remote project management: Get on board or get left behind

remote project management

Homeowners expect an interactive experience when it comes to their home projects or building a new home. Using pen and paper to schedule and manage all your jobs is tedious and traveling from job site to job site every day to check in on projects just isn’t practical.

It should come as no surprise that the future of construction project management is digital. Being able to remotely manage your jobs and communicate from afar with your team and your clients is not just convenient – it’s necessary. Here’s why:

Homeowners expect digital experiences, now more than ever

Our 2020 Digitally Savvy Homeowner Report shows that homeowners already expected a digital experience when building or renovating but now, socially distant interactions are steadily becoming the new normal. In-person meetings are now online check-ins, and if you think that’s going to change any time soon, if at all … think again.

Before the impacts of the coronavirus forced many companies to offer services online, the trends were already moving in that direction. Ease and efficiency are the name of the game. Today’s consumers expect more, and let’s face it, client relations can make or break your business.

So, have you met our Owner Portal? No? Let us introduce you.

With Buildertrend’s Owner Portal, you can create custom logins for each of your clients, allowing them the access to check in on their project whenever and wherever they want. With the Owner Portal, clients will be able to track updates, see progress photos and read or send messages every day, so they know exactly where their project stands. But wait … there’s more!

In addition to the communication features, the Owner Portal offers your clients the ability to make their project selections and approve decisions using electronic signatures. These features ensure that your clients are always aware of their project running total and warranty information. Best of all, everything is organized and in one place for easy reference.

Managing projects the old-fashioned way isn’t going to cut it

Managing multiple large jobs at once can become overwhelming and chaotic. There are the office jobs, keeping track of the warehouse, managing subs, sending purchase orders, paying invoices, not to mention the other countless day-to-day tasks for each project. With all that going on, using old-fashioned pen and paper and constant in-person job site visits aren’t going to work.

That’s where we come in.

With Buildertrend’s Sales, Project Management, Files, Messaging, Financial and Reports tools, you can seamlessly track each of your jobs from start to finish. Within these tools, you’ll find some of our most popular features like the Schedule, To-Do’s and Daily Logs that make managing your projects simple and efficient.

Buildertrend’s Schedule feature makes it easy for you to share schedule items with your team, subcontractors and clients – whoever needs to be in the loop. And with the Schedule feature, scheduling your subs has never been so easy. When creating your job schedule, you have the option to assign subs and prompt an automatic notification to be sent to them. Convenient, no?

Now, let’s talk about To-Do’s. Adding To-Do’s is an easy way to communicate with your team and subs. When adding To-Do’s for each job, you have the ability to assign tasks, which makes it easy to track the progress of jobs and know who’s responsible for each task. You can even assign tasks to your clients! Assigning To-Do’s to your clients is a great way to maintain open communication when it comes to decision making and allows them to be involved throughout the entire process.

That brings us to Daily Logs, one of our most-used features on the platform. Daily Logs are essentially daily progress reports that allow you, your team, your trade partners and your clients to be updated on what work was done at the job site and if there were any delays. With access to Daily Logs, your subs and clients can keep track of daily progress without having call you for updates.

Honestly, we could go on and on about why remote project management is inevitable and why adopting project management software now is essential to the success of your business. So, don’t wait – the future is now.

Don’t get left behind – give us a call today!

Remote project management is the way of the future and evolving now will give your business the competitive edge. Buildertrend has all the tools you need to get the job done in this changing digital experience landscape with evolving socially distant practices.

Visit our website or give us a call to learn more about all of the top-notch features and services Buildertrend has to offer. Ready to set your business up for success? Schedule a demo today!

About The Author

Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a content marketing specialist at Buildertrend

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