5 ways to effectively communicate from anywhere with Buildertrend

Sean Robinson / Buildertrend

Communication is an essential component to the success of any business. Especially now, with many of you working remotely, being able to communicate with your team, subs and clients is everything. We get that and we’re here for you.

Check out these five communication features that will keep you connected and keep your projects moving, no matter where you’re at.

Use your Schedule to communicate and keep projects moving

In order to keep projects on track, it’s important to communicate and keep everyone on the same page. Buildertrend makes it easy for you to share your schedule items with your team, subcontractors and clients – whoever needs to be in the loop.

The Scheduling feature is the backbone of our platform and can help you keep your team and clients updated with how jobs are progressing on a day-to-day basis. Need to schedule reoccurring events or meetings with your team? Add it to the schedule. Want to keep your clients informed with an updated timeline? Share the job schedule with them, so they can check in as often as they’d like.

Using the Schedule makes it easy for you to communicate quickly and helps to keep your projects rolling even when the team is working remotely.

Keep projects organized with To-Do’s

Adding To-Do’s is an easy way to communicate with your trade partners. When adding To-Do’s for each job, you can assign the items to your subs, which makes it easy for you to track the progress of jobs and know who’s responsible for each task.

And did you know you can also assign To-Do’s to your clients? Well, you can! Assigning To-Do’s to your clients is a great way to keep communication open when it comes to decision making and allows them to be involved throughout the entire process.

In-platform communication keeps you connected

In addition to the Schedule and To-Do’s, Buildertrend has multiple other in-platform methods of communication that make daily phone calls a thing of the past.

First, let’s talk about Daily Logs. Daily Logs are essentially daily progress reports that allow your team, trade partners and clients to see what was done. With access to Daily Logs, subs and clients can keep track of daily progress without having to call you for updates. Exciting, right?

Another handy way to communicate project progress is by sharing photos. Uploading photos is a great way to visually communicate with your clients and provide updates to your subs. When uploading photos to your Buildertrend account, you also have the option to leave notes right on the photo to help give added context and direction.

Using our in-platform communication tools ensures that you have everything documented, organized and available in one place.

Stay on top of your finances

Managing cashflow is a major part of project management and using Buildertrend makes it easy. With multiple projects going on at once, keeping track of the money coming in and out, not to mention all the change orders, can be a lot to handle.

Luckily, we’re got you covered. Using financial features like Bids, Estimates, Bills and POs, Invoice and Change Orders makes financial management and communication a breeze. With everything documented and stored in one place, keeping everyone on the same page and staying on top of your finances has never been so easy.

Plus! You can use our online payments from anywhere, so say goodbye to those paper checks.

Manage from afar with our mobile app

Many of you are more than likely in the same boat right now, having to work remotely and manage your teams and projects from a distance. With the Buildertrend mobile app, your subs and vendors can easily communicate with you from the field. Users can access all of the aforementioned features from the app and will receive notifications for any updates.

The mobile app also has a Time Clock feature that makes it easy for your team to clock in and out. This feature allows you to easily manage their time sheets remotely.

Let us help you communicate like the boss you are

If you’d like to learn more about these communication features or have questions, feel free to give us a call! We know this time has been challenging, and we’re here to support you as you navigate this uncertain time. Our team is always standing by to help you with anything you need.

If you’re new here and think these features could help manage your business, schedule a demo today!

About the Author

Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson is a copywriter at Buildertrend

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