3 Ways Contractors Use Software to Boost Profits
September 5, 2014 | By itadmin |
One of the greatest things about being a contractor in 2014 is technology. Now instead of being slowed down by the inefficiencies of a paper system, contractors are using technology, like MaxCon Software to increase their profits. Here are a few specific features found in construction software that contractors are using to increase sales, production, and boost profits to an all time high.
Many contractors generate leads from advertising, marketing, or referrals that for one reason or another, wind up slipping through the cracks. With so many things going on in a construction office, it’s easy to forget about a potential customer. But, with every lead that is lost or forgotten, so is the opportunity to build a relationship and make a sale. With lead tracking technology a contractor is able to enter a lead directly into the their software as soon as the lead is generated. This makes it easy to continue tracking the lead, until a sale is made, or the customer decides not to buy. Either way, with lead tracking technology from MaxCon you’ll never let another lucrative sales lead slip through the cracks ever again.
Even in the day and age of technology many contractors are still using old-fashioned methods for producing estimates, and frankly, many customers are no longer impressed. By using professional estimating software, like MaxCon Plus, you set yourself far apart from your competition that is still delivering handwritten estimates. With construction estimating software not only are you able to give your customer a much more detailed estimate, but you are able to wow them with your professionalism. These small things often make the difference between the contractor winning the job, and loosing the opportunity to make a sale.
Recently I talked to a roofing contractor who was still using a paper system to manage his jobs. Due to a project manager’s error the roofing crew showed up at the wrong house and tore off the roof. When the homeowner came home, she was horrified. Not only did the roofing contractor have to pay the crew to go and tear off the right roof, just down the street, but the contractor had to replace the roof that was incorrectly removed at his own expense. Fortunately, the homeowner understood the error and did not also file a lawsuit. By using project management software from MaxCon not only can contractors avoid costly (and all to frequent) mistakes like this, but they gain a great deal of efficiency, which results in higher profits and less wasted time.
Contractors who have converted from paper systems to using construction management software are not only finding their construction businesses easier to run, but more profitable as well.