Construction Management

Smart Program Management Software

The construction industry is a lot different than it used to be.

People think of construction as a very physical field – with hands-on workers installing physical steel, wood and other structures and manual labor on site doing the necessary construction and cleanup. After all, buildings are physical constructs – but that doesn’t mean that the process can’t be well served by digital technologies!

Today’s construction industry benefits from a robust digital planning architecture.

Computers are important in today's construction world. Program management software reduces costs, speeds up projects and creates efficiencies. It streamlines tracking, improves documentation and record keeping, and helps all parties to benefit from better workflows.

MySmartPlans and Excellent PM Software

At MySmartPlans, our software helps construction companies succeed by dramatically reducing the need for data entry. With our mobile systems, all of the stakeholders are on the same page all the time, with data visualization that bypasses the need for clipboards full of paper, confusion over details and a whole lot of paperwork. By streamlining processes and making them more transparent, we give a client company the competitive edge that leads to winning bids, achieving more on a timeline, and enjoying better accounting outcomes.

All Sorts of Features

One of the reasons that companies are so invested in program management software is that these software products offer so much utility, and so many different kinds of assistance, to construction firms.

From job site security to supply chain tracking, a whole suite of enterprise software directs and automates construction activity. That's one of the reasons you see buildings being built so quickly. The guesswork is taken out of the process and firms create more solid timelines, direct a workforce more efficiently, and save time and money.

We eliminate data silos and provide a user-friendly intuitive interface for program management software that works. Our customers understand how these types of software save them not only man-hours, but also reduce liability and risk. Program management software helps to refine the supply chain process – so that stakeholders know where materials are. They help manage labor processes – to improve safety and efficiency for construction workers. They help to show the progress of a project through each stage of its development and implementation.

There are things you can't control in construction – like the weather – but there are things that you can control and optimize through the use of innovative program management software. Take a look at what MySmartPlans has to offer and how our project information managers set up software for punch listing, O and M operations and more, integrating the data that's needed to expedite and enhance the construction project. Let us demo the features that will put your construction business on the fast track to growth and expansion – and long term success.

Reengineering Your Document Control Process

We’ve all been there – you have a need for a plan sheet, daily report, RFI, Submittal or any other number of documents generated during the design/construction process and you can’t remember where it’s located. It could be on a drive somewhere, your consultant’s software system that’s cumbersome to navigate, or on hard copy covered in coffee and in a dark corner somewhere. If you’ve been in this situation, you’re far from alone – in fact you’re probably in the majority according to a study done by InfoRouter. So, what can we do to ensure that next time you need a document, you can find it within seconds? We’ve got some quick tips below written by experts in the fields of both project management and project controls that will bring your document control process into the new age!

Investigate the software market for tools that will benefit your team:

There are a ton of tools out there meant for Project Managers and Project Engineers, but very few that truly add efficiency to everyone on the project’s scope of work. While specialty software can sometimes be entirely necessary, I would always do my best to procure the services of a platform that can handle as much functionality as possible inside of one native system – this way your project management staff isn’t responsible to enter data or generate reports across multiple systems.

Define a process and stick to it:

Whether it’s a chain of custody for a document to follow or a defined workflow that needs to be rigorously stuck to – define the need early and you’ll see the benefits almost immediately. Typically processes start to slip as a construction project really begins to ramp up, so it’s important to utilize the software system you’ve chosen to ensure that everyone is held accountable to the tasks inside of their jurisdiction. If you need some more information on what options are out there, be sure to check out sites like Capterra to help you make a decision on which tool works best for your team.

So why MySmartPlans? With MySmartPlans, you never have to worry about the document control process weighing you or your team down – because we handle that FOR you! Our staff of Project Information Managers will ensure that your plans stay current, RFI links are kept up, reports stay current and up to date and several other processes completely unique to our platform. We bring an incredibly easy to utilize system to the table, along with the ability to simply point and click to retrieve the information you and your staff need.