During the 2007-2009 recession the tech bubble blew up and the US housing market collapsed. The construction industry was badly affected by the crisis as was the construction industry in many parts of the World. The effect was so adverse that the industry struggled to get back to its pre-recession feet even after the market recovered.
During its struggle, the construction industry underwent many transitions. It introduced new tools and machines, developed efficient planning, new construction methods and executional techniques in order to decrease cost and increase quality and efficiency.
Starting from $788 Billion in 2011, it has covered a lot of ground in terms of growth and value and has been growing at a steady pace ever since. It has now grown up to $1.37 trillion in 2019 and is estimated to hit the $1.5 trillion mark earliest by 2022.
There is, however, one aspect of the construction industry that still needs improvements: workforce management. The construction industry could increase its workforce efficiency and reduce overhead costs by simply transitioning from paper-based workflows to modern-day workforce management solutions.
Workforce management solutions are typically applications that run on mobile devices. They streamline workflows and solve basic management issues. Avoiding proxies, automating clock-in and clock-out, collecting field data, dispatching jobs in real time, and calculating of HOS are some of the features that come with workforce management solutions.
With so many moving pieces in any business, a strong workforce system will allow you to track and manage a wide variety of schedule and payroll related tasks. Not only does this simplify record keeping, but it also allows you to locate workers in the field and will save time by allowing the system to process this information for you.
These systems help you map out processes, monitor progress and resource allocation, streamline work and cut down on in-person meetings and email chains taking a considerable amount of load off managers and employees.
Today’s modern age has an increasing demand for workforce management system software. This need reflects the increase in size and complexity of management systems and the increasingly competitive marketplace that demands faster service and more efficient internal processes. In response to this growing reliance on software solutions these are several features you need to look for in an app-based workforce management solution before deciding the best solution for your business:
There are many innovative and new software solutions in the market to help contractors. It’s important to understand the various systems, investigate their many features, know how the systems can integrate with your existing systems, business practices, software and the future needs of your company, and recognize the benefits as well as the potential downsides.
This Post is supplied by John Cunningham, Director of Marketing & Sales at Abaqus Inc. A seasoned full stack marketer and team leader.
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