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12 12, 2019

If You Don’t Provide Them a System, They’ll Build Their Own

Many CFOs and Controllers are reluctant to accept that there is financial activity going on in their organization that’s occurring outside their ERP finance system.  While this is an understandable sentiment, the reality is that, for any company whose primary source of revenue is project-driven, there will always be project-based financial activity going on outside the ERP. 

 

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27 27, 2019
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16 16, 2018

Top 5 Reasons Why an ERP Won’t Work as a Cost Management Solution

It’s not uncommon for organizations to consider the idea of using their ERP as a one-stop-solution for all their technology needs – even when it comes to managing the many-layered complexities of cost management on major projects. It’s an appealing idea: everything in one place, under the tight control and scrutiny of the finance department. The challenge with this of course, is that the target users of an ERP are in the finance department, not those who are managing the day-to-day operations of a large construction project. 

 
Construction projects have many moving parts and a colossal amount of data to carefully manage in order to keep the project running to plan. Not only that, but there are numerous different types of users that need to work collaboratively in real-time. Such as: Project managers, project controls, engineers, field staff at the jobsite, subcontractors, project owners and others, that all need to work together, sharing data and workflows, to seamlessly bring a project to a successful conclusion.  

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26 26, 2017

Top 9 Signs you need Construction Cost Tracking Software


If you’re like most companies that run construction projects, you know that getting accurate and real-time cost data from the jobsite can present many challenges. 


In today’s highly competitive environment, a construction cost tracking software solution is a must for projects to run on schedule, on budget and efficiently. Beyond inaccurate and incomplete data and managing way too many spreadsheets, there are many other signs that your organization is in need of construction cost tracking software. Click the button below to get your free guide to the top signs and how 4castplus can help.

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