When you have several construction projects going on at one time, it can be challenging to keep up with each one of them at all times. From the moment a client signs the contract to begin construction, there are so many facets of a project that the manager needs to stay on track with. The owner of the construction company also needs to be kept up-to-date with what his project manager is achieving as well.
Since the inception of the construction industry, over a thousand years ago, we have kept detailed records to track the progress and cost of construction jobs. This can be very time-consuming and costly for the company. There are now project management software packages that make the job easier and more affordable for both the project manager as well as the owner of the company.
It is crucial to keep track of time. You can record the date the client signed off as well as the day that the project was due to start. You can keep track of the date and time that the materials arrived on site. The project cannot start without the materials. It will keep you informed about the progress of your project and the status of your team.
The email feature in project management software will remind accounting staff to send reminders for vendor payments. This is important because discounts are often dependent on timely settlements.