Business is changing forever, turning into an online office where employees, clients and suppliers need to collaborate remotely, having secure access to information anytime, anywhere.
Providing a unique incoming and registration numbering, along with time-stamping and document details, DANAOS Infogate facilitates life cycle Document Management within the organization, turning data into useful info and content into context.
ERP and Tech companies around the world, today, more than ever, claim industry specialization. ERP verticals and purpose-specific apps (as micro apps) are the current trend and ERP moguls are leveraging on that in order to strengthen the interest of potential clients and increase their market/industry penetration.
The fact is that Vertical Software is a very unique and different “game” and ERP generalists can not adjust their strategies from the ERP-for-all concept to … the specific-ERP.
Starting from our website -as the front matter of our company’s communications- check out below, the tools we use in order to effectively communicate and support our Client's during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the digital age, we designed our website with the concept of Mobile-First, aiming to inform visitors simply and effectively, everywhere.
We use one-page functionality for each and every menu page, avoiding splitting content into different sections and we facilitate easy search and content retrieval.
Construction Estimating is a complex and cumbersome process that requires the loading of resources’ costs to BoQ Code lines.
This is part of defining the Cost Baseline, your Budget.
Personally, I believe that loading your resources’ costs to BoQ Code Lines is the best and most realistic way to setup your Cost Baseline. Some will argue -including the PMBOK- that resources’ costs should be loaded to the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure Activities) activities. For Construction Projects, I feel that this is absolutely wrong!
The main resource cost is on materials/quantities. Materials and relative quantities (Lump Sum and/or Measured) are most…
We have more than 300 employees more than half of which are involved in software development. We always work closely with our Clients, understanding their needs and providing immediate answers even to the most challenging requests whilst enriching our Software with new features from the best practices of top companies, around the world.
Construction Technology (ConTech) is turning into a ‘supermarket’ of standalone apps, each addresses one-two Construction challenges: Labor productivity, field (site) collaboration, Reporting, Estimation, Bidding, BIM, Document Management, Collaboration, and the list … goes on and on!
The construction industry is very reluctant to change. Companies are mostly running Excels -on steroids- and are using old-fashioned processes for estimation, control and operations. The reason is that the Construction industry is a very unique domain of doing business. Much different from Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing where operations mainly take place within a controlled environment.
This Article argues that purpose-specific applications may only do…
Back in the early 90’s, 00's and 10's Information and Technology industry (IT) was just another Industry. Similar to Manufacturing, Transportation, Banking, Retail etc. the IT Industry had its own market, characteristics, challenges and trends.
Business Software Vendors (B2B) were developers of systems such as: ERPs, CRMs, HRMS and SCM systems that attain a ‘horizontal’, purpose-specific, business logic but had no tangency into any specific Industry’s comprehensive business operations.
In Construction, there were several niche systems that addressed challenges in drafting, engineering calculations, economics, design management, field operations, quality control and ‘collaboration’.
Geomaterials are structural elements that are used in construction, meaning that their mechanical characteristics (elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness and fatigue limit) either as end-products (manufactured from earth materials) or as extracted materials, mined directly from the earth, are ideal for building structures.
Geomaterials are Rock, Marble and Sand, Cement and Concrete, Brick and Mortar, Tiles … you get the idea! You use rocks to a breakwater of a harbor, aggregates and steel in reinforced concrete, cement blocks, bricks, marble and tiles in buildings. …
My Thoughts on Project Costing:
Project costing starts from the BoQ Code Lines mostly received via the notorious excel sheet. Direct dry costs derive from the loading of resources’ costs to BoQs.
1) Extract QTO to compare LS vs Measured BoQ quantities
2) Using a taxonomy such as CSI Masterformat 2018 will assist in materials categorization and purchasing
3) The system should assist in performing aggregated e-RFQs to update prices
4) Labor cost should derive from the mean cost of each specialty directly from the Payroll
5) Machinery availability is requires
Last but not least:
- Compare your organic cost (using your own resources) with the Cost of a potential SubCo be executing a BoQ-packaged e-Procurement.
Construction, today, similarly to the Global economy comes to a HALT!
From Oil & Gas, to Buildings and Infrastructure, capital projects in all sectors within Engineering & Construction (E&C) are suffering major economic disruption.
With an emphasis on the regions we operate, mainly SE Europe and MENA, but with global applicability, we put together 9-Tips, beyond the obvious, that can mitigate the risk and reinforce business sustainability with the utilization of construction-expert business applications.
Times like these, Stay Calm and Accentuate Business Confidence.
The best way to do that is to market your company by being present to as many…