Construction companies and service providers— whether they are general contractors, subcontractors of trades, plumbers, roofers, electricians, or even exterminators— offer skilled and on-demand assistance to their clients. Regardless of the type of work these companies provide, they certainly have one thing in common: they need valuable materials, tools and equipment to get their respective projects done.
If you own a construction company or an employee in one, there’s a high chance that you’re frustrated with the conventional way of tracking all your materials or supplies. Some tools are stored right on your truck; other inventories are in the warehouse. More materials are kept in stock on the job site, but even more stuff might be stored in the second project location. That brings us to this general question: How do you know where all your construction inventory is?
Maybe you’re just used to committing it to memory. Or you use general business management software that’s confusing, expensive, and full of useless features that do not apply to construction at all. Or maybe you’ve made a conventional Excel spreadsheet that’s been emailed around your team, but only a few stakeholders how to use and read the contents, with no certainty who owns the file with the most up-to-date version.
In this blog, we will expound on the signs that you and your company might need construction inventory software—this might be the sign that you need.