Construction Management Software Powers Core Project Activities
Delivery of any construction project starts with the schedule, enabling contractors to ensure that they have the right resources to support the project timelines – and can adjust quickly to changes. Visibility into both is critical. Improving the communication between construction execution teams and project schedulers increases visibility, boosts productivity, and improves quality.
With our construction management software for scheduling, teams can plan and manage the master schedule and then integrate it with Lean construction activities in the field. Visual dashboards enhance collaboration, and field teams can quickly see what needs to be done and when. Teams stay on top of changes with instant status updates and can see the impact of every RFI and change order on the construction schedule. Field teams use mobile devices can easily collaborate on tasks and communicate status updates, issue resolution, and scope changes. Greater visibility into resource demand means that any potential conflicts are apparent to managers.
Construction Project and Cost Controls
Complexity is growing across all areas of construction — aligning field and office, depending on external teams, interpreting vast amounts of data, and making rapid decisions — all requiring greater digitization to perform optimally. The legacy systems and spreadsheets used throughout the years to manage projects will not allow construction businesses to grow and adapt quickly in today’s market. Our cloud-based construction management software enables businesses to rapidly deploy new projects, adapt to unique business requirements, and operate leaner with teams using data rather than just collecting it. With robust controls, organizations can automate, track, and manage budgets, commitments, spends, forecasts, and business processes within the organization and across the supply chain.
Design and Construction Coordination
Model management is not just for the design team. If the entire project isn’t connected to the centralized and current model and plans, you risk inconsistent project team results and data, which slows processes and decisions, and contributes to errors and disputes. Construction management software with a true common data environment enables the entire project community to collaborate on models and plans while connecting all teams and data to the BIM process. In the delivery phase the centralized management of the many key processes is crucial to reduce the risk of unplanned cost, delays, quality issues, and exposure to liability. Our construction management software solution brings project management into the field, empowering delivery teams to solve problems quickly and independently, boosting productivity.
Construction Document Management
Oracle’s construction management software provides digital document repositories and processes that enable efficient management of the huge volume of documents generated across the entire construction project lifecycle. This simplifies and automates document distribution and workflows, while mitigating risk and confusion by ensuring the entire project team is working off a “single version of the truth” for every document, as well as streamlining the management of change requests for all upstream and downstream documents. The digitization of document management also creates robust audit trails across all project documents, while enabling the seamless handover of a comprehensive and fully connected data set upon project completion.
Construction Payment Management
Traditional construction payment processes are manual, disjointed, paper-laden and opaque. Excessive time is wasted chasing information, and errors are common. A digitally enabled collaborative approach to payment management streamlines and automates processes, mitigating risk, reducing cost, and improving cash flow for contractors and subcontractors. In the cloud, the entire payment process – invoicing, compliance, lien-waiver exchange, approval, and payment – can be digitized, standardizing activities and increasing speed, accuracy and trust across project participants. With our construction management software for subcontractor billing and payment, contractors can reduce draw cycle time, ensure draw requests are correct the first time, and accelerate cash flow.