How A Single System Integration Improves Accuracy & Speed of Information Sharing
Data management and exchange are critical to getting a home built efficiently. Many residential construction companies try to manage data by incorporating various kinds of software into their daily operations, but using multiple stand-alone software systems that do not integrate with each other can often be more of a problem than a solution. It can even lead your team to feel like their lives have become more complicated rather than simplified by technology.
Because home building involves such a large cast of stakeholders, including Home Builders, Suppliers, Contractors and Trades, the problem is made even worse when each company has its own separate disconnected systems. To efficiently and successfully complete projects, it’s critical that everyone is working with the same information at all times. Everyone needs to share the most up-to-date information on plans, specifications, changes, materials, schedules, etc. Single system integration makes this significantly easier and quicker.
What Is System Integration?
System integration connects software components that do different tasks into one unified system. The goal is to provide a full range of functions and access to all stakeholders through different interfaces while keeping the data in sync at all times. In home construction, an integrated solution can connect Home Builders, Suppliers, Contractors and Trades — in real-time and in the office or the field — to share data and perform a task together.
How System Integration Solutions Can Improve The Speed of Data
Integration improves the accuracy and speed of data in multiple ways.
Allows Data to Flow Automatically Through the Entire Process
With an integrated solution, once data is entered, it flows throughout the system. That means that any information you receive in a Home Builder’s purchase order or enter into your scheduling system will also be available for estimating, parts ordering, inventory management, dispatching and route planning, field checklists, accounting and reporting.
Reduces Duplication and Errors
The optimal number of times to enter data is once. If your staff has to enter the same data multiple times into multiple systems, it’s time-consuming, and time costs money. In addition, every time data is entered, there is the chance for human error. Integrated solutions solve these issues.
Enables Everyone to View Same Data in Real-Time
Remember how many people need to share the same data in a residential construction project...and how important it is that everyone gets that data quickly. When a change order comes through, for example, any mistake or delay in relaying that information to every trade and crew can quickly cost everyone time and money.
Fosters Trust in the Timeliness and Accuracy of Data
There is enough stress on the job without worrying if you’re working with the right information. With accurate and timely data, you can have more confidence in your estimating, scheduling, ordering and other important business decisions.
Improve Accuracy & Speed of Information Sharing With SupplyPro GM
SupplyPro GM is an integrated cloud-based construction software system that enables you to manage residential projects in their entirety from work order creation through approvals and payments. It’s feature-rich, flexible to use and built for mobility. This effective software for Suppliers, Contractors and Trades will increase the speed and accuracy of your data and improve your control over every part of your business, so you can increase productivity, profits and builder satisfaction.