It may seem like the cloud is the new technology buzzword, but it’s not quite true when it comes to the construction industry. In the late 1990’s, people began to notice the amount of waste in the industry, especially when it came to drawings and revisions and the potential to save money on reproduction costs. The need for a better solution paved the way for Construction collaboration portals — the early days of cloud computing.
Why are construction companies moving to the cloud?
There are a few main reasons that the construction industry is making the transition to a cloud-based system:
- Cost efficiency. Pooling configurable computing resources cuts costs. Due to reduced cap-ex investments, getting started in the cloud costs significantly less than building your own in-house server from the ground up. Additionally, there’s no cost for continuous server maintenance and management.
- Flexibility. With the cloud, you gain the ability to work from any location – construction site, home, office, or during travel. Having your work with you keeps you competitive!
- Scalability. When you have your own dedicated cloud server that is completely customized and completely scalable, you’re free to really make the cloud your own. You can never outgrow the cloud.
- Security. You will no longer have to worry about backing up your data. We run backups nightly, in addition to a 7 day rolling back up. Your data is housed in a a certified, SAS 70 type II, and SSAE 16 SOC Type II, Tier III data center. What about disaster recovery? Your data is one less thing you have to worry about since all of your files are safely tucked away on the cloud.
Construction companies are increasingly looking to cloud-based solutions so that they can reduce their costs in an incredibly competitive environment. Utilizing the cloud was once a move reserved for big corporations. Now businesses with budgets of all sizes can reap the benefits of putting their software on the cloud.
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Founded in 1996, Plumb’s mission is to help entrepreneurial companies and high-net worth individuals achieve their business and financial goals by providing an unparalleled array of customized, effective and trusted accounting services, software and counsel. Through proprietary systems, Plumb becomes a highly effective extension of internal client operations, ensuring timely, dependable and cost-effective results. Plumb is an authorized Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, Sage 100 Contractor, Sage Estimating, Sage ERP, JobOps and NetSuite solution provider.
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