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Communicate on any Device

In a technology-obsessed world, your cellphone is your lifeline. Whether you’re using it to read the news, check the score of the game, or communicate with friends and family, your phone is an essential part of your day. 


What if your phone could also act as a central hub for your business? You could say goodbye to hours chained at your desk, sending emails, updating budgets, and organizing change orders. Leveraging a construction project management software lets you take your work with you on any device, anywhere.

Out on a job-site? Need to update the build schedule ASAP? As long as you have your phone on you, you can access information and send updates to your team in just a few clicks. 

Streamlined Processes

We know you’re busy. So are your crew and subcontractors. Being able to take your job on the go means everyone on your team gets access to information in real time, increasing their efficiency and streamlining the build process. 

Think about a change order. Without construction project management software, getting signed approval from a client can be a tedious process. You're probably sending an email with the change, waiting for a signature and then an email back. Then you need to go into a different platform, update the selection, create a new purchase order, and let the designer know. Finally, you need to update the budget and inform subcontractors that this affects, so they can make a plan to accommodate the change. 

Whew. Does your head hurt from reading that? What if there was a simpler way to process change orders? There is - construction project management software. The change order could be sent through the app, where your client could digitally approve and sign for it. Once the change is approved, your selections and budget are automatically updated to reflect the change. From there, you can simply send one message within BuildTools to notify all parties involved of the change.

The best part? It's fast and easy. Plus, none of this has to take place in your office. You can get out on the job site, and know that your office work is getting taken care of at the same time. 

Saved Time = Saved Money

Construction project management software eliminates back and forth that happens between you and your clients, crew, and subcontractors.

Since your subcontractors and crew have access to the projects they’re working on, they don't have to ask you for the answers to as many questions. Put the information they need at their fingertips, accessible anytime, anywhere. Stop sending multiple emails, and say goodbye to hours and days wasted playing phone tag. Put your time to better use out at the job site, or meeting with new clients to take on new builds. 

Once you sign a new client, use your construction project management software to cut down on time you spend updating the client and responding to their questions. How? Software like BuildTools lets you send weekly updates to clients, including what you did last week, what you did this week, and photo updates. A weekly update increases your efficiency, and can also cut down the time you spend responding to one-off questions. Since your clients have the expectation of a weekly update, they'll be less likely to reach out during the week with questions they know you'll address. Keep everyone in the loop while also eliminating the painful back and forth that normally comes with a build. 

Get your staff and subcontractors on the same page. Download the ebook, organized communication = profit.