On Center Software: Strengthening Field-to-Office Communications with Cloud
Cecilia Padilla, President
On-site mobile workforce has multiple queries to be sorted for proper implementation of the project’s architectural design. The project manager’s expectation to ensure completion within the timeframe needs hassle-free coordination between the on-site and off-site teams. To fulfill this necessity of a collaborative environment, On Center Software, a provider of Construction Automation Management (CAM) solutions, delivers cloud-based solutions to ensure the integrity of data throughout the organization. “Cloud solutions have eliminated the technological limitations that restricted project information access to only those in the office,” says Cecilia Padilla, President, On Center Software. By leveraging the company’s offerings, builders and contractors can obtain real-time data on the status of the project or the future development plans, all in a single intuitive interface.
On Center Software provides Oasis Takeoff solution for construction companies to bring in the benefit of cloud coupled with better management. The offering allows organizations to access every crucial data related to the project. For example, if at a certain point of time the engineer at a construction site needs to communicate with the back-office team to request for resources, Oasis Takeoff establishes a bridge for the engineer to stay connected with other teams. “The difference is not the workforce required to complete a project, but the speed and availability of data for completing the project,” says Cecilia. Oasis Takeoff enables organizations to plan their project virtually and share it across every team involved. “Oasis Takeoff is the answer to simplifying access to information, enabling estimators to perform takeoff collaboratively, and minimize the risk of data loss,” says Cecilia.
Sharing essential documents instantly is very critical for project progress. Oasis Takeoff allows builders to provide their employees with a common portal to share every necessary document and information.
Oasis Takeoff is the answer to simplifying access to information, enabling estimators to perform takeoff collaboratively, and minimize the risk of data loss
This instant sharing of data enables construction groups to reduce loss and save considerable time. In this collaborative environment, the entire team of estimators can work together on the same project in the same bid, at the same time.
Bidding proportionally impacts the ROI of any construction firm as it is necessary to achieve accuracy of cost proposal in the least amount of time. With Quick Bid, an automated construction estimation solution by On Center Software, organizations can obtain fast and accurate bids on various projects. The solution integrates quantity into the bid automatically and works with trade-specific databases to reduce man-hours to build the bid. This allows the contractor to select supplier information and instantly incorporate up-to-date prices for efficient bidding. Quick Bid also identifies the profitable projects and alerts the construction group if it has reached its saturation point in terms of investment. With intelligence embedded in the solution, Quick Bid alerts the organization to pull out investments in order to avoid financial loss when the return or the project is under risk.
In one instance, Eyeball Drywall (EBD), a contractor specializing in drywall, metal stud framing, and insulation, needed an estimating solution for providing costing scenarios prior to renovation of The Memorial Student Center Complex (MSCC) for Texas A&M. With Oasis Takeoff and Quick Bid, EBD provided the estimations during the design phase of expansion and renovation. The technology helped EBD save time and allowed them to deliver the project within the deadline.
Forging ahead, Cecilia prioritizes on the benefits of the cloud and concludes, “As Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other collaborative tools make their way into the industry, the only way for a firm to share information with another across their systems is through cloud.”