Benefits of using Construction ERP Software

Construction companies handle many processes every day and for larger companies, the number of processes to be coordinate is even greater, often dealing with several projects at the same time. Managing projects gets more challenging, communication becomes less frequent and reports out-of-date in an industry with very small margins.

The author of this page: Deirdre Lysaght
Deirdre Lysaght, Marketing Executive Jul 22, 2021

ERP for construction can ease the burden on businesses by streamlining all processes in one solution. Not only does this save time and admin costs, but also enables more informed decision-making by relying on a single source of the truth. Function units are aligned, communication and data accuracy are improved and the business operations become more efficient. Managing your projects and staying profitable becomes less cumbersome.

Accurate Reports & Revenue Forecasting

Most construction companies operate on a contractual basis with their customers. The first step of the process is generally bid submission with estimated costs. Bids are normally reviewed and a selection is made based on various factors and most importantly on the estimated costs proposed. With ERP software for construction such as 4PS Construct you can rely on accurate data and a clear view on materials, labour, allocation of plant, duration of the project, etc. so that the actual costs do not deviate from the projected ones. Also, through integration with Power Platform, business leaders can easily run Power BI reports and view key information dashboards to identify potential risks and opportunities at each phase of a project. Therefore, you always have clear and up-to-date visibility on your predicted costs and margins.

Data-Driven Decision Management

ERP is one of the main tools for making important financial decisions. Data-driven decision-making is necessary today to identify issues at an early stage, analyse the situation, identify the best way to deal with it, and perform corrective actions. ERP for construction offers powerful insights into your data so that you can rectify any issues as they arise. You have easy access to dashboards so that you are on top of the cost and margins of your project and spot the early signs of potential risks and opportunities. Drill-down functionality allows you to analyse the numbers in as many details as you want so that you can tackle any areas of concern in a timely manner.

Transparent Planning and Project Management

Each construction phase entails a number of key activities from ordering materials to scheduling resources and allocating plant and equipment. All of these need to happen at the right time with minimum wastage and downtime for efficient project progress. If anything goes wrong in planning, the project is exposed to delays and cost overruns which could be disastrous for the company. Using ERP software for construction, you can track, store and analyse data linked to procurement, labour, plant and more. That is essential for ensuring that you don’t pay for plant that you may not necessarily be using at that point.

Connect Data, People & Processes

The complexity of the industry and the numerous people, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders involved in the process of construction allow for problems to often remain hidden in a dynamic business with many moving parts. These problems are very often identified only after the project has been completed and the financial damage has already been done.

By adopting an integrated ERP for construction, you would be able to manage your business and many applications, processes and resources from a single platform and in real-time. Thus, by automating most processes to a big extent, the administrative burden can be reduced, and more time can be allocated to building strong customer relationships, maximising sales and optimising resources.

Anticipate the Future

Technology is not new to the industry but most of the time businesses rely on disparate tools. They may be fit for purpose and serving well each function but are difficult to link with other systems. This means that there may be discrepancies in the data processed by the different departments and making reports unreliable. ERPs for construction automate the processes, allow for better project cost control, reduce IT costs and unnecessary downtime so that you can stay on time and on budget.

With 4PS Construct you get flexibility with an end-to-end fully integrated solution that is specifically tailored for construction. Monitor margins, forecast outcomes, control resources and plan effectively – take control of everything that affects project profitability.

With digital document flows and powerful standard dashboards from Power BI, you gain greater insight into projects, allowing you to intervene early to ensure project profitability. With 4PS, you will not only benefit from a simple all-in-one solution for your business processes, but also from the latest Microsoft technology and the ability to have access to your data at any time of the day.

4PS Construct is an innovative, integrated software solution that supports all your primary business processes. A total solution especially for construction, civil engineering and installation. Request a demo or download the 4PS Construct brochure for more information. You can also check our our case study with Derrin Group, who integrated 4PS to consolidate business data.

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