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  • Outdated Processes in the Construction Industry Brings a New Meaning to “Chasing Paper”

    Outdated Processes in the Construction Industry Brings a New Meaning to “Chasing Paper”

    Back-office operations are riddled with inaccurate information, lost tickets, and a tedious reconciliation process just to generate invoices.  Credits and rebills constantly plague the payment...

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  • Construction Spending is Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Profits

    Construction Spending is Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Profits

    The construction industry is booming. According to the latest year-to-date figures released by the US Commerce Department and reported by The Associated General Contractors of America...

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  • Kiewit Corporation Inaugural Innovation Vendor Expo

    Kiewit Corporation Inaugural Innovation Vendor Expo

    Kiewit, one of North America’s leading construction and engineering organizations, held its very first Innovation Vendor Expo on August 27 at the Kiewit University in Omaha, Nebraska...

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  • Build Brand Loyalty by Being Transparent and Trustworthy

    Build Brand Loyalty by Being Transparent and Trustworthy

    In order to build brand loyalty, companies need to first build trust. Information sharing has a primary impact on improving the level of trust that consumers have in their providers...

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  • BuildFAQ: MOBILEticket1:38

    BuildFAQ: MOBILEticket

    Suzie Holycross, Technical Sales for MOBILEconnect Business Unit, addresses three of the most asked questions surrounding our MOBILEticket solution.

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  • Interested in BIG Productivity Gains? Wipe Out Non-Productive Driver and Fleet Time

    Interested in BIG Productivity Gains? Wipe Out Non-Productive Driver and Fleet Time

    It stands to reason that companies who address productivity issues will not only avoid scrambling for information and wasted hours and energy but also quickly gain competitive advantage.

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  • Effective Ways to Further Construction Safety Management

    Effective Ways to Further Construction Safety Management

    It behooves companies to take a close look at technology solutions that improve their records. There’s a pressing business case for using technology to optimize safety: dealing with the aftermath...

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  • Three Advantages of Having a Digitized Documentation System

    Three Advantages of Having a Digitized Documentation System

    Over the last few years, several industries have transitioned to digitized documentation. This transition that has helped improve communications, standardized documentation location and...

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  • Mitigating Risk from Steel Tariffs in the Construction Industry

    Mitigating Risk from Steel Tariffs in the Construction Industry

    In essence, construction costs are going up, which means housing and building prices will be going up as well, which will affect not only consumers, but also contractors. While price volatility...

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  • Top 3 Issues That a Top-Notch Mobile Sales Solution Will Address

    Top 3 Issues That a Top-Notch Mobile Sales Solution Will Address

    Many sales people love their current manual or isolated quoting processes because they’re easy and have very few constraints. However, the rest of the organization often suffers from the headaches...

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  • Embrace Transparency to Improve Compliance in Fleet Management

    Embrace Transparency to Improve Compliance in Fleet Management

    Truck tracking and telematics helps to gain valuable insight into your fleet and generates a speedy and ongoing ROI. It’s a significant investment, not only dollars, but in the time that it takes...

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  • Miscommunication Costing Construction Industry BIG Bucks

    Miscommunication Costing Construction Industry BIG Bucks

    A new industry research report distributed by PlanGrid, construction productivity software company, in conjunction with management consulting firm, FMI Corporation, indicates that lack of...

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  • Information Available at the Touch of a Button

    Information Available at the Touch of a Button

    Information is power. Nothing can be more frustrating than ambiguous answers and untimely fulfillment status updates. One of our customers, Lagan Cement Products of Lagan Group, empowers their...

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  • Real-time Customer Quoting in a Mobile World

    Real-time Customer Quoting in a Mobile World

    More customer opportunities due to expedited processes – Michael Hellenga, Solution Analyst for MOBILEsales at Command Alkon, explains why the mobile suite of applications is really driving...

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  • Gain a Competitive Advantage by Efficiently Improving the Delivery Experience

    Gain a Competitive Advantage by Efficiently Improving the Delivery Experience

    What if you could provide your customers with an experience that sets you apart from your competition? What if you could offer a way for your customers to feel empowered during the order...

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  • Command Alkon on The Forces of Change That Drive Digitization in Construction

    Command Alkon on The Forces of Change That Drive Digitization in Construction

    Automating Paper Processes Involving Ordering, Delivery and Payment for Bulk Materials Drives Efficiencies – from Suppliers, Producers and Haulers through to Project Owners, DOTs and Contractors

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  • Key Factors in Implementing Change Management

    Key Factors in Implementing Change Management

    Change management is a process that plays an important role in successful transition within a company. Companies willing to sign up for a change management program are the ones who are successful.

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  • Why Is Change Management So Difficult?

    Why Is Change Management So Difficult?

    Today’s organizations are not built to change easily; instead they are built for efficiency, designed in a hierarchy with management at the top. Management must be involved and lead the change..

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  • Lean Construction: Can Lean Thinking Really Streamline Construction Practices?

    Lean Construction: Can Lean Thinking Really Streamline Construction Practices?

    The potential benefit of applying lean thinking to construction is easier to visualize if you boil lean down to its most basic two-fold goal: maximize value; minimize waste.

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  • Rock Products Magazine Features Command Alkon's BuildIt Solution

    Rock Products Magazine Features Command Alkon's BuildIt Solution

    Command Alkon introduced BuildIt, a new solution that allows contractors, haulers and materials suppliers to interact and work together by stream-lining their order through goods acceptance...

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