22 AUG 2022 7 minutos de lectura

7 Steps To Choosing The Best Construction Management Software For You

 

Choosing the right construction management software is tough. With so much tech available, how do you find the right one for you?

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Good construction management software will trim the fat from your processes and strengthen the best. Once you're operating at that capacity, the tech help you:

  • menor coste de explotación

  • mejore sus capacidades de información

  • aumentar la seguridad de los datos

  • maximizar la productividad

  • y mucho más

However, choosing a system that is best for your company can be challenging.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you should go about choosing your perfect fit construction software for you.

1. Conozca sus expectativas y priorice

Knowing what to expect is essential, so start by establishing what problems and challenges you want the system to help you with.

Get specific about your expectations. If you know what you need, you will have much more control.

The best way to find out would be to talk to those who are going to be the end-users (your employees using the software daily). Knowing what they need vs what they want will help you establish the features that each system should have.

By keeping your team involved, you will also have a higher chance of getting them on board.

2. Evalúe cuidadosamente todas sus opciones

Do research. Compare, read, ask for advice. Can the software integrate with your existing office systems? Test how well they fit your current workflows: would they match your structure or do more harm than good.

Make a pro and cons list and see which option would be best for you.

Remember that sometimes the cheaper solution is not necessarily the best one, especially when it comes to the software that should fit your needs like a glove.

Get the decision team involved in the evaluation process - key people that will use the system. Evaluate the options that you have and move forward.

Check these reviews: Here are the 15 best construction software options on the market in 2022.

3. Create a shortlist of construction management software and tools

Make a list of the vendors that best fit all of your needs. You need to identify the software's essential criterion - what do you want it to do?

  1. Which solutions should it have? For example, should it be able to do Project Planning, solve communication issues and improve team collaboration?

  2. ¿Cuáles son los puntos débiles de su empresa/equipo?

  3. ¿Cómo puede el sistema ayudarle a resolver eso sin crear más caos?

  4. ¿Es el nuevo software fácil de usar, intuitivo y sencillo?

  5. ¿Tiene un buen servicio de atención al cliente y módulos de formación?

Think ahead and create a shortlist with the future in mind.

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4. Examine detenidamente las demostraciones de software

Prepare algunos scripts de demostración breves que contengan flujos de trabajo específicos que desee evaluar.

After each demo, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the software you have seen with your team. Ask away as many questions as you can during the presentation and track the answers that you receive.

Si es posible, llévate a alguien del equipo de decisión para que tenga una segunda opinión (quizá también sería útil una visión externa).

Ask if the demo is recorded and if it is, ask for the recording so that you can show it later to your team. This way, they may have more questions/concerns that you can address before deciding on the system.

5. Comparar los precios

After narrowing down your options, take a look at possible project management systems in terms of pricing.

But also, remember that price should not be the most critical factor - think long-term. Especially that tools that you can customise to your company's needs and challenges might be more expensive.

However, it is worth considering it as a long-term investment.

The cost may seem high now, but the possibilities that the software gives you for the long-term return on investment may be even greater.

That is why it is so crucial to consider which solutions and customise options you need.

6. Comprobar las referencias

Pregunte al proveedor o consulte en Internet para saber qué tal ha funcionado el sistema en otras empresas similares. Averigua qué dificultades han tenido que afrontar con el software y en qué medida el proveedor ha podido resolverlas.

Vale la pena considerarlo:

  • Are there any Whitepapers or Case Studies?

  • ¿Existen referencias que la empresa pueda mostrarle?

  • ¿Qué otros ejemplos de empresas similares pueden aportar? ¿Cómo les ayudaron a cambiar su forma de trabajar y a ser más ágiles?

  • ¿Cómo ayudó el software a sus clientes en las tareas diarias?

  • ¿Lleva mucho tiempo y es doloroso utilizarlo, o les facilita la vida?

Encontrar respuestas a estas preguntas aclarará muchas cosas a su equipo.

Related Content: how a construction management platform gives you business and project control.

7. Time to decide

If you follow our guide, you should have no trouble finding out which option works best for you. Make sure all the agreements and must-have requirements are written down by the vendor.

Believe us, once you find your perfect fit, you will never want to go back to your old system.

Additional step - future benefits

Are you prepared for the upcoming change?

Once you implement the right software, we are sure you will feel the difference. Digital tools will help you increase productivity, streamline your work and automate the manual and repeatable processes.

Sharing the progress of work and being able to access data at any time (no matter where you are) will make your life easier. 

Empiece a buscar el software perfecto programando una demostración con Archdesk. Estamos seguros de que nuestras soluciones le ayudarán a conseguir todos los objetivos de productividad y eficiencia mencionados anteriormente. Así que, ¿por qué no lo prueba?

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