Over the years, construction companies have been operating on disparate standalone software applications for their day-to-day business processes. Often these applications are incompetent to administer operational and integration functions within different departments. With hi-tech technologies gaining momentum, today firms are implementing solid, reliable, and integrated software applications to run their businesses successfully.
Most importantly, Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in construction companies are transforming organizational management and business operations. “A closer look at larger ERP platforms reveals that while adapting to advanced processes and adopting new technologies, firms often have to change their business processes,” says Joseph Jagodich, President, Gate Three. “With core expertise on project management and execution, we’ve created an ERP system for construction industry.” Gate Three is a collaborative construction management software provider that serves as the single resource for all business information to help project managers to gain maximum visibility into project data, analyze costs, stage status and performance and deliver projects on time.
“Gate Three is the digital expression of EllisDon’s entrepreneurial spirit, powering growth, efficiency, and risk management to construction companies,” adds Jagodich. Gate Three is a risk elimination platform that fosters complete control of information allowing project teams, management, subcontractors, and owners to stay up-to-date and informed about every step of the workflow and reduce project risks. The product is based on a software-as-a-service model, offering valuable services at every stage of the project lifecycle, right from project financing to development, design management, providing constructability and facilities management. “Basically, we have 28 modules that include best-practice industry tools and techniques which is well-suited for pre-construction, construction, and post-construction processes based on 60+ years of EllisDon’s intellectual property.”
From conception to closeout, Gate Three runs the approval process with RFIs and submissions by connecting external partners—architects, engineers, and owners
Once the pre-construction tasks are over, project managers move to the field activities to get their projects off the ground. This is where Gate Three comes in to configure the daily site reports, quality and safety check lists, site instructions and sustainability programs. “From conception to closeout, Gate Three runs the approval process with RFIs and submissions by connecting external partners— architects, engineers, and owners,” comments Jagodich.
Since many construction professionals do their work on field as well as from the office, mobile solutions simplify construction lifecycle management and help them multi-task on different projects. The level of accessibility may vary from a simple web portal which is optimized for mobile use to custom applications for various devices such as iPads, and iPhones. As a web-based SaaS app, Gate Three enables architects, estimators, project managers, and subcontractors to access this app via a browser or native Apple iOS apps and automate the construction management lifecycle. The information accessibility also helps in effective collaboration as updates can be made on the fly, and jobsite information can be viewed within seconds. “Apart from offering seamless construction and project management features, we are also enabling information management to reduce project risks and deliver efficiency on a daily basis,” asserts Jagodich.
Moving ahead, Gate Three has exciting plans in terms of product development. “We are introducing the concept of containerization to speed the performance of data storage for our clients,” concludes Jagodich. For the coming years, Gate Three is working continuously towards achieving the pinnacle of innovative construction management technology through their best-in-class software to manage even more critical assignment effortlessly.