The construction industry does not immediately spring to mind when we think of industries pursuing digitally-enabled growth. However, construction management is an area of enormous growth that needs an array of sophisticated functionality delivered in the field.
Mainstreet, experiencing rapid growth in revenue, properties and number of staff, required additional functionality and scale. “We have been experiencing multiple years of double-digit growth,” said Jesse Greenwell, Head of Communications, Culture and Inclusion. “Our existing systems have not been able to keep up.”
Mainstreet was struggling with an incomplete and out-of-date view of its operation coming from various systems, and a lot of ad hoc Excel. “Tracecost software provides all stakeholders with an integrated, real-time view of project status and issues,” said Greenwell.
One of the most impressive aspects of Tracecost’s software is that it is housed in the cloud which gives clients all the advantages of cloud-based computing. The software offers a highly reliable computing infrastructure, supporting users on a 24/7 basis with robust security – without having to deploy and manage on-site servers.
“The cloud architecture also avoids the cost and distraction of in-house computing,” said Greenwell. “The functionality is accessible either through a browser or mobile app. This flexibility recognizes a key need for data accessibility at many remote work sites.”
Having a consolidated cloud infrastructure also allows the software to be integrated with a company’s ERP and other systems, offering remote use and a single source of data.
Not too many years ago, hardware, hosting, networking, and security infrastructure would have consumed enormous time and resources. In the cloud, solution providers can emphasize functions and benefits without the cost and time necessary to build needless infrastructure.
Cost, function, remote delivery on any device, integration with other enterprise systems, and a single source of data – Mainstreet is now on the right track. And cloud delivers an enterprise-level system accessible security through any device that can run a browser.
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