Seventeen years ago, before ‘cloud’ and ‘SaaS’ were even industry words, our fledgling Aconex office shared a painstakingly slow dial-up modem. Checking email and surfing the Internet were tedious.
That said, we didn’t let lagging technology get in our way. We had big plans to transform how project teams work together; making the process fairer, faster, easier, and more efficient for everyone.
Today, Aconex is at the forefront of global innovation, redefining the face of construction.
Don’t get hit by a bus!
The construction industry is rapidly transitioning from old-school legacy and ad-hoc tools to modern, forward-looking solutions. With this industry shift in mind, which would you prefer: getting the license plate of the bus that just hit you or being warned that a bus is coming toward you?
In other words, would you prefer to stick with the status quo, spending valuable team resources searching and tracking, or would you prefer using modern technology to provide timely reporting and forward looking insights so your team can plan, analyze and execute effectively?
Cloud-based technology: the foundation for collaboration
Ten years ago, Steve Jobs revolutionized how we communicate with each other by introducing the iPhone. Jobs also opened up an entirely new industry: apps. We can’t imagine our life today without these handy apps – whether you’re locating an Uber driver, buying something handy on Amazon, or just checking the weather — our lives have become infinitely easier thanks to apps.
It’s little surprise that, as the world becomes faster, it’s harder to keep track of things.
Constant email, tsunamis of regulatory information, and endless documents flood our inbox daily. Projects are becoming increasingly tricky to manage as deadlines tighten and regulations increase.
So how can you efficiently manage thousands of project processes and all of the data?
In my six years of working in the Australian construction market, a consistently voiced customer concern is the relentless pressure on margins.
With many tenders now allowing almost zero-margin, construction firms must find ways to stand out from the competition besides offering the lowest initial tender price, while at the same time reducing internal costs. In this environment, reliable repeat client business, or winning tenders where price isn’t the sole deciding factor, can be the difference between surviving and thriving.