IT systems could hinder a company’s growth following financial crisis

  • 13 Oct 2014

Increasing workforce

A new construction project can force a company to expand its workforce, with a team expected to increase by almost ten times as work begins on site, placing a large strain on the existing IT systems.

Construction companies may find that they are unable to deliver the information needed by employees if an effective software programme is not in place, resulting in costly delays and project set backs.

Invest in software improvements

If your operating processes no longer match what is hard coded into the software, the options are to pay for expensive re-coding of existing systems or replace them with more up-to-date alternatives.

According to ‘Legacy Systems: A Ticking Technology Time Bomb, 70-80% of IT was spent on maintaining systems rather than investing in improvements.

Adopt configurable construction software

The adoption of a fully configurable software platform that supports process changes will ensure that companies can cope with increased operations whilst proving to be more cost effective in the long term. The software will support and drive improvements and efficiencies to enable a company to grow and expand.

Consolidate systems into single platform

Individual solutions introduced as new demands arise will have led to a patchwork of IT systems being used by different business units. Important data is spread across these platforms, making it near on impossible to obtain an understanding of projects.

Consolidating these separate systems into a single platform allows a workforce to make decisions based upon a better understanding of likely project outcomes easier.

Prevent IT from hindering company growth

Construction companies selecting IT software should ensure that it can support large peaks in demand, can be configured to match internal business processes, whilst also being able to cope with changing demand and strategies.

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