Procore Technologies: Tailoring Collaborative Construction Management Software
Keeping construction projects on schedule is imperative to profitability, and avoiding delays requires every party to deliver their work on time. Without the ability to monitor project deadlines and anticipate delays in inspection or obtaining equipment, valuable time and resources are lost. While no construction project is immune to surprises, costly delays and rework can be alleviated if projects are closely managed with effective document control, project collaboration, and access to real time project information. “Our construction project management software is designed to help construction managers deliver more projects on time and on budget by centralizing data and strengthening field-to-office communications,” begins Tooey Courtemanche, Founder and CEO, Procore Technologies.
Carpinteria, CA based Procore Technologies provides construction management software, helping firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation. “24/7 accessibility to project data minimizes costly risks and delays, ultimately boosting profits,” remarks Courtemanche. “Thousands of registered Procore users manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, and retail centers.” Procore’s construction software platform is powerful and comprehensive, yet easy to use. Furthermore, unlike other point solutions that inherently limit collaboration through restricted seat licenses, the company encourages all project collaborators, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and owners to leverage the construction software for no extra cost or licensing fee.
Procore understands that drawings are the cornerstone of construction projects and strives to engineer drawing-centric application software for its clients. Using the Manage Drawings and Specs solution, Procore’s customers can add everything their team needs—submittals, RFIs, punch lists, photos into their current drawing set, so that everyone has what they need at any instance.
24/7 accessibility to project data minimizes costly risks and delays, ultimately boosting profits
The solution reduces rework with real-time access to the most updated drawings out in the field, resolves information gaps, and increases RFI response time.
The company believes that the power of mobility can untether construction teams, ensure they remain connected, and communicate effectively from the field to the job-site trailer to the corporate office. Using Procore’s Connect Field and Office solution, clients can access all the information they need, with real-time updates and instantaneous tracking. This solution helps construction project teams to stay in sync, even when they aren’t together, resulting in more teamwork, less rework, and even better project margins. Additionally, Procore’s comprehensive cloud-based construction management platform is integrated with Sage 300 CRE connector to better manage construction projects and streamline communication amongst the field and financial teams using Sage 300 CRE accounting data.
To illustrate an instance, BBL Construction Services wanted to merge their project management and accounting processes. They turned to Procore and its Sage 300 CRE Connector for a cutting-edge solution. Procore's cost effective software saved the Albany-based company time and money each day on data entry reports, daily logs, RFIs, and submittals. All of BBL's important company documents were stored within Procore, eliminating the need for manual backups. "We use Procore on every job now and it has been an absolute game changer," said Eric Weatherwax, Project Manager, BBL Construction Services.
Forging ahead, Procore will continue to build a truly collaborative environment and real-time accessibility for construction project team members of its clients in the years ahead. From initial bidding to final completion, the company will look to keep its customers’ project up-to-date and team in the loop so that no change goes unseen or unknown.