From the Blog
Oct 21 2013
The concept of big data is still relatively new in construction circles. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Sage, only 13% of construction professionals were even familiar with the term.
Sep 18 2013
At the University of Wisconsin, two researchers are working on a more efficient way for people and machines to categorize and process big data using beer as their test subject.
Apr 11 2013
Having clear visibility into your business shouldn’t be confined to only when you’re in the office. That especially holds true in construction where many of the most critical decisions are made amid the mud, brick, and rebar of the job site.
Mar 20 2013
In last month’s post, “Is Your Job Cost Reporting Preparing You For Success,” I discussed some of the factors to consider before you set up a new project’s cost report. Once you’ve got the report set up, it’s time to think about some of the data that helps your cost report perform its intended functions.
Mar 18 2013
Gaining full visibility into your construction company requires a solid understanding of what has happened (reporting), what is happening now (monitoring), and why it has happened (analysis).
Mar 7 2013
Not long ago I was talking with Georgia-based general contractor Chris Sheridan about an industry peer group he joined nearly nine years ago. I was curious about how it operated and the benefits he was seeing from peer-to-peer evaluations and performance benchmarking.
Feb 14 2013
You’ve landed a great project. Congratulations! Now you’re faced with the task of building a cost report. Before you begin, consider the following goals of cost reporting:
Jan 28 2013
help you keep track of what has already happened and what’s happening now in your business, the next step in gaining true business visibility.
Dec 31 2012
A solid reporting system can synthesize large amounts of this data into useful project summaries, field reports, and financial statements. Take the next step further by using technology to filter through the data and track major risk areas.
Dec 26 2012
There are many different components to business visibility, but at its heart is a reporting system that can synthesize large amounts of your data into useful project summaries, field reports, and financial statements.
Nov 12 2012
You may ask yourself: "What data can I use to make the most informed decisions?" The answer starts with understanding your business goals. Start each year by identifying which areas you want to focus on in your business to gain maximum visibility.
Oct 25 2012
Review this list of the Top Five Worst Reporting Practices by Bruce Vanderzyde. Good Business Visibility starts with good reporting practices. Are you guilty of these inefficient, unproductive business-killers?
Nov 05 2012
How do you handle competition? From estimating to bid to production, managing your competitive landscape can be as important as managing your customers. Get the latest insight on gaining visibility into your competition in this blog post.
Oct 07 2012
Are you seeing your business through a keyhole? Learn more in this blog post entitled "The Five Types of Visibility every construction business should have".
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Dec 31, 2013
Embrace the power of data analytics to audit your own spending and cash management.
Nov 11, 2013
Get leverage with big data in the recruiting world to help your firm build a stronger workforce.
Oct 08, 2013
The full effect of the government shut down on the construction industry unclear until stalemate has come to an end.
Jan 23, 2013
Mobile devices continue the upward trend; increasing productivity in the workplace.
Jan 09, 2013
Cloud and mobile creating new roles for data scientists in the construction field; roughly 4.4 million IT jobs will be generated globally to support big data by 2015.
Nov 23, 2010
Communication is key in any business, and it is especially important that project managers and accountants are able to share information in a timely manner.
Nov 05 2012
Information Age outlines how business intelligence has changed in recent years and how it can help construction firms.
Oct 22 2012
US construction companies can leverage, and greatly benefit from, the mass amounts of information about their company and across other companies in the construction industry.
Aug 10 2012
Technology companies are offering this option in management software for construction, allowing bosses to oversee multiple tasks even while on-site.
Oct 23 2012
Construction executives have to deal with a lot of issues in their day-to-day schedules, which can often lead to some common pitfalls that can affect their businesses.