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There is no better tool than a cloud-based purchasing control system to quickly collect and store data, and build your business intelligence. It smoothes the procurement process. Highly industry-refined apps such as PeerAssist’s Purchasing Control System (PCS) can help search for competitive pricing and product availability.
“Above all else, show the data.” – Edward R. Tufte
Data holds the power to profoundly transform construction companies by making them more agile and efficient. This past year has put the industry on a never before seen trajectory that required a massive overhaul of operations from the field to the office, rapid technology adoption, and, for many companies, the first deep dive into data management’s potential. Simultaneously, the construction technology industry advanced to meet these demands, providing off-the-shelf cloud-based tools such as PeerAssist’s SiteForms.
As we begin the new year, it is hard to believe the impact that 2020 has had on the construction industry and business in general. Most will remember this past year as perhaps the most challenging of all for our sector, from massive physical job site changes and new safety protocols to a rapid acceleration in digital adoption.
The construction industry has wrestled with paper documents for decades: proposals, drawings, invoices, schedules, estimates, and more. Even before COVID-19 hit, construction companies had begun to face pressure to digitize operations to streamline costs in an increasingly competitive arena.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2020 — PeerAssist, a leading provider of construction field productivity solutions, today announced a new construction eForms technology designed for fast-paced and complex demands facing construction firms. The application enables organizations to deploy more effective processes for capturing and routing information electronically vs. paper-based/rigid systems. Construction eForms can be seamlessly delivered to users on phones, tablets, and browsers.
PeerAssist, a leading provider of construction technology productivity software helps construction companies like Decker Electric with our purchasing control system to deliver a more effective and cost saving tool for contractors looking to improve the material ordering process and maximize profitability.
Owners will tell you, at times, the hardest part of the construction business is not doing the work, but it’s getting a project up and running. Once work comes in, contractors who do an excellent job of monitoring and managing work-in-progress will know where their profitability stands at any given time.
We have learned an important lesson from the COVID-19 crisis: to survive, a company must be responsive to change. Not only have we faced unimagined challenges over the past few months, we still find our industry in flux. For starters, 5G, AI, robotics, prefabrication, modular and sustainable building will affect operations and realign business models in the coming years.
The speed with which COVID 19 has transformed the construction industry is extraordinary. Companies are seeking new ways to work and do business to remain productive and profitable during the pandemic and beyond. The question isn’t just how to play it smart in getting back to work, but how to leverage resources and investments for the long term, and the hopeful day that the virus is no longer a threat.
We know that there are many issues to consider as we reopen job sites, and we strive to minimize the costs and potential productivity loss. We have prepared this checklist to help you make ready for reopening your job site. We wish you continued success as we face these unprecedented times.
Here is a four-part plan to overcome supply chain disruptions and the myriad of problems that companies will face as they ramp up operations. We call our plan, P.E.E.R..
COVID-19 Get Ready for New Ways of Working and Doing Business: Accelerating Digital Technology in Construction
COVID-19 and the extraordinary speed that the virus has spread is having an immediate impact on the construction industry, pressing companies to adopt new technologies at unprecedented rates. With most American workers in lockdown and construction starting back up again, we are unlikely to return to old processes and procedures.
Construction is taking on one of the biggest challenges of its time with the entrance of big data. Big data is defined by three characteristics; volume, velocity, and variety.
By now, you may be getting tired of news of business closures and reactions to the Coronavirus. We aim to provide something of value as we reach out to wish all our construction peers with a heartfelt reminder to stay safe, as always, but especially during such unpredictable times.
#Geekout and listen to this fun episode where they talk about robots, raptors, and more construction technology with JBKnowledge’s ConTechCrew and our CEO Matt Wagoner.
Our CMO, Jerad Ferrell, with 27 years of experience in the construction industry, shares with us why ROI should be at the top of your search criteria when looking for the right construction software for your company.
Field Work Order App by PeerAssist is proud to be featured once again as a Construction Executive 2020 Hot Product. Full article below.
“PeerAssist: Powerful Decision-Making Backed by Data” featured on Autodesk’s Blog: Connect & Construct.
Autodesk and our CMO, Jerad Ferrell, team up to share how understanding data management and construction technology can maximize profits for contractors.
Construction is booming in many parts of the US. But as the industry grows, it is facing a challenge of a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially among young workers. As a new generation enters the labor market, many have turned away from construction jobs, believing that work in construction leads to a dead-end career. These young workers can’t imagine a future in what they believe is a low-tech, low-paying sector.
Our CMO, Jerad Ferrell got interviewed by PlanGrid’s blog series, Behind the Build. Learn more about PeerAssist and read the full interview below.
Controlling for the unexpected is one of the greatest challenges for the construction industry. Clearly no one can predict the future, but those who plan ahead and put processes in place are more likely to be ready when something unexpected happens.
Construction projects are long and grueling if not managed properly, and software initially designed for the desktop hasn’t translated well to noisy, dusty job sites. Luckily, the emergence of targeted applications is improving this, transforming how tech is being used in the field.
No industry is as ripe for digital transformation as construction. The need to quickly and efficiently capture data in the field is driving the industry towards implementing new systems, with the promise to enable fast adopters to become more competitive.
We are excited to share that PeerAssist is positioned for some serious expansion and now available for just $19 per month. PeerAssist’s Field Work Order App is a great solution for handling extra work taking place on construction projects, and we are looking to make a massive contribution to the industry by giving all contractors the ability to experience modern change management for better profitability.
Sooner or later, the Internet of Things and the massive amount of data that exists will catch up with every industry, including construction. The potential for robotics, sensor and laser technologies, as well as data collection are all factors affecting the future of the industry. At the same time, recent advancements in the construction industry technology are creating immediate pressures for companies to modernize their operations in order to stay competitive. Chief among these is digitization.
The PeerAssist team had a great time collaborating with all the wonderful contractors at the 2019 NWCB (Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau) in Las Vegas, NV this past week.
Making the switch to digital workflows has been proven to create substantial and immediate benefits to both subcontractors and general contractors. Even replacing a single paper workflow with a digital platform can save a team a significant amount of administrative staff time in inputting, filing and sharing information.
Richard Reppert Jr, President of R.L. Reppert, shares their experience of using PeerAssist for managing all the extra work on their wall and ceiling projects.
Hear directly from Steve Eckstrom, CEO of California Drywall, as he speaks about the impact that PeerAssist has had on their business. With over 30 years experience in commercial drywall, California Drywall has the experience and desire to continually improve their operational efficiency. PeerAssist helps deliver amazing results for this valued customer.
One of the more difficult problems facing the construction industry is not a lack of new technology, but how to integrate applications in the field. While the construction industry has a tendency to adopt construction technology slowly, the obstacles to going digital are not insurmountable.
PeerAssist is a construction management software company based in Columbus, Ohio, that specializes in products to help companies maximize profits and productivity through easy-to-use applications.
With over five decades of experience in construction software, PeerAssist builds solutions that are uniquely developed to solve the business management and financial challenges faced in this industry.