Kyle Wilberts, a Business Consultant at Command Alkon, was recently featured in Construction Business Owner Magazine. He points out the difficulties in the industry with the lack of real-time information and what to do about it.
Kyle writes, "Projects are riddled with time-consuming data entry and reconciliation tasks, and this greatly impacts employees’ efficiency. How often do you deal with material overruns due to undocumented waste, and handle the tedious task of balancing delivered materials with invoices and payments because the information just isn’t there?
Working from stacks of paper tickets can cause a conundrum when it comes to daily decision making. Slicing and dicing through multiple spreadsheets is the only way to receive an inkling of an idea to determine how the project is moving along in terms of the budget. Usually these numbers are already out of date by the time they are compiled."