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White Papers

  • Best Practice Collaboration

    Over the past two decades, great strides have been made in revolutionizing project delivery processes, and in using technology to enable effective collaboration. Web-based platforms provide a powerful means to centralize information for use throughout project delivery -from the earliest conceptual stages where the project brief needs to be developed, through detailed design and construction, to hand-over of a fully-documented new asset to the owner-operator.

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  • 9 Point Guide to Selecting Collaboration Software

    In order for your projects to be accomplished efficiently, effectively, and profitably, you require organized collaboration between all parties involved. That can be achieved with an integrated software solution, ensuring your projects meet cost, time, and quality expectations. How do you evaluate the right solution for your business? How does Viewpoint For Projects stack up?

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  • Improve Control and Mitigate Risk Through Collaboration Software

    This whitepaper presents ways that business owners can more effectively mitigate factors that derail control, while also building an essential audit trail, improving workflow, and encouraging better communication across internal and external stakeholders by using collaboration technology.

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  • Tapping into Better Business Intelligence

    Business intelligence is out there in the construction industry: applications, infrastructure, tools and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve decisions and performance. But large-scale contractors are losing a lot of money because they are not tapping into all the business intelligence available to them. Experts put the potential loss of revenue from failing to leverage this asset in the billions of dollars.

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  • How To Leverage Business Intelligence For Your Construction Company

    Construction projects create a mountain of data. Extracting insights from all that data can be intimidating, but embracing business intelligence can give you the ability to glean meaningful and actionable insights.

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  • It’s Time to Integrate Collaborative BIM

    As integrated project delivery methods gain popularity in the US, the use of BIM is also growing. While BIM is widely considered a useful tool during design and preconstruction, its uses extend far beyond models and clash detection.

    Learn more about how contractors who adopt collaborative BIM deliver better projects and save time throughout the project and especially at closeout.

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  • Integrated vs. Stand-Alone: The Difference is Clear

    When seeking a new Project Management technology, you’re faced with a big decision: to purchase a stand-alone solution or to replace your core financial and project management systems with an integrated solution. Stand-alone solutions offer compelling functionality, but lack the ability to easily share resources and information with financial system. And using middleware to sync your stand-alone PM and financial solutions can increase cost and impact reliability.

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Webinars

  • Take 15 Learning Series – Improving Job Performance with Real-Time Job Cost

    When it comes to tracking job costs, knowing where you stand at any point of the project is critical to managing for optimum profitability. But gathering the data you need to know is difficult, especially when using multiple, disconnected systems for POs, invoices and billings. How do you ensure you’re capturing the level of detail you need to have real-time information on your costs, exactly what was billed, your percent complete and profitability.

    Join Viewpoint product expert Pat Myers to learn more about how Spectrum Construction Software’s job cost application streamlines information capture and provides a powerful tool for analyzing real time costs and revenue to help you keep projects on track.

    Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PST

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  • Take 15 Learning Series – Integrate Document and Project Management to Create One System of Record

    A huge amount of information is created during a construction project — everything from drawings, models and specifications to contracts, RFIs, invoices and equipment warranties. Often, project and document management systems are disconnected. Using a separate FTP site for document storage not only makes it more difficult for everyone on your project team to find what they need but also to work collaboratively.

    Join product expert Wesley Ballance as he provides a quick overview of how Viewpoint Team provides an integrated solution providing both secure document storage and intuitive management of RFIs, submittals, issues and other collaborative workflows.

    Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PST

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  • Take 15 Learning Series – How Do You Know if You Are Profitable Now

    Relying on multiple, disconnected systems to manage your construction operations can impact your ability to produce work in progress reporting or monthly financials. This makes it hard to determine whether your organization is profitable until you’re able to see quarter- or year-end results. This lack of real-time visibility also limits the ability to make meaningful project or financial decisions that could increase profit margins.

    Join Viewpoint product expert Scott Rieders to learn how Spectrum makes it easy to track the profitability of your company.

    Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PST

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Articles

  • Navigating the Construction Industry’s Talent Shortfall

    Fewer workers are returning to the industry, and training new generations of laborers could become a daunting challenge. It has become one of key issues for the industry to address for the present-day and long-term health of companies. How are companies turning to millennials & technology to bridge the skilled labor gap?

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  • Under The Hood—How Well Do You Know Your Software Engine?

    This article, by Dexter + Chaney’s John Chaney, will take you on a tour of today’s software engines to help you become familiar with how cloud-enabled and mobile friendly products work and what questions to ask as a confident and informed consumer.

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  • Powering the Virtual Assembly Line

    A little more than a century ago, Henry Ford revolutionized the concept of manufacturing by introducing the assembly line at the Highland Park, Mich., plant of his Ford Motor Company. he idea was to speed the production and worklows behind the creation of automobiles by using interchangeable parts and following a series of logical steps to assemble those parts together into a inished product. Today, Ford’s assembly line concept is a mainstay of manufacturing worldwide—from cars to furniture, computers and more.

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  • Active Business Intelligence

    At first glance, workflow appears to be a straightforward concept—a well-defined progression of activities that move a task or project from start to completion. Creating these well-defined workflows is easier in some industries than others.

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  • Widening the App: Developers Extend the Value Of Management Software

    In the construction industry, mobile apps are being used to connect the field and the office. Contractors are using apps as part of their larger software systems for business, project and equipment management. Like the world at large, apps designed for construction now come in many different “flavors.”

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  • Technology Tune Up

    Keeping up with the latest technologies is a characteristic of a successful contractors. In this article, John Chaney talks about cloud technology, mobility and where construction software is going.

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  • The Mobile Office

    Imagine this scenario: a team of highly skilled electrical contractors are working feverishly to complete a new commercial building install when a conflict arises.

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  • Develop a House United

    Technology is aiding field-office collaboration by making construction data accessible, relevant and timely. John Chaney explores this topic in a contributed article for Construction Business Owner Magazine.

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