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Construction software: The right product with the right partner

 

Why finding the best construction software solutions depends on trusting the right construction technology partner

Today the construction industry is increasingly supported by technology – from initial design and budget scoping to project scheduling, site management and more. There needs to be trust and choosing the right construction technology partner for your business is just as important as identifying the best construction software solutions.

Making smart software choices today means much more than simply looking for product features and seeking to improve operational efficiency. In a world where long-term sustainability and management are a key part of planning the built environment, it is important that communication and information flows freely beyond design and build, through fit out and towards long-term maintenance and asset management too.

Seek out the best construction technology partner

The breath of available software for different phases of construction can make the software selection process daunting. But there are some easily identifiable cues that can help the would-be technology purchaser know what the right solution is for their business needs. Selection criteria  in the modern age must go beyond features, pricing and licensing and look towards whether a supportive long-term relationship is possible.

One of the most important indicators is the responsiveness of the technology vendor after the sale – both in terms of customer support and future development. Collab Advisor  believes in customer satisfaction, with a product development process that has closely tracked changing construction customer needs for decades.

Customer-driven construction software

Beyond meeting the industry requirements for critical features and competitive pricing criteria, the best construction software is usually customer-driven – meaning it was purpose-built for this industry and its typical user types. It is also regularly updated and adapted based on feedback from users. This ensures that the software works the way the users need it to and can grow with the company and its needs.

Evolving to meet construction software needs

Construction and engineering both have unique sets of challenges that arise during a build. Software developers must have a clear understanding of where the industry is headed and which new features will actually be most helpful to your company. This has led in recent years to significant reorientation of project planning software around BIM. It has seen 3D visualisation become integral to design software for everything from interiors to staircase design and necessitated integration with emerging standards in ERP and other business systems.

Essential attributes of a construction technology partner

Collab Advisor have found through feedback from software users that firms in the construction and engineering sectors demand the very best construction software that is not only optimised for their specific needs, but also provides:

  • Robust and scalable functionality.
  • Easy-to-learn, intuitive design.
  • Interoperability and information exchange.
  • Communication capability.
  • Business information.
  • Supporting the journey to cloud and mobile.

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