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IRS Cracks Down on Contractors! Protection using a Construction CRM Software

May 1, 2014 | By |

 

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MaxCon construction CRM software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors

As anyone who works in construction knows, not every company classifies salespeople, canvassers, project managers, and other workers correctly. Face it, no one wants to pay more taxes than they have to and many independent contractors enjoy the benefits of being able to write off expenses such as cell phones, mileage, and home offices. For years, it has been commonplace for contractors to pay salespeople, canvassers and project managers as “independent contractors, but now the IRS, state governments and the department of labor are cracking down hard on employers who aren’t following the rules.

With an increasing number of contractors being fined steep penalties it is more important than ever to understand the difference between an employee and a legitimate independent contractor. Recently the Department of Labor fined three construction companies more than $100,000 in addition to ordering them to pay back wages to almost 100 employees totaling nearly $500,000. Read More

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Construction Companies Tackle Problems with Construction Software

May 10, 2013 | By |

Management Problems in Construction Companies

If it isn’t bad enough that the economy has taken such a hit on the construction industry, how do you deal with internal operational problems? Running a construction company requires so much more than just knowing how to construct a home or business facility. Management inefficiencies will lead to lost profits, stressed and overworked employees, and unhappy customers. Though the list of problems could go on and on , I cover here are some of the most common problems.

Multiple client files that lead to disorganization.

This is done when numerous departments create separate files for the same customer, although their intentions are good this causes serious confusion since none of the files have the same information. Not only does it create internal disorganization but it spills out showing to both customers and suppliers.

Management CRMCrew utilization can be the largest single problem

Crew utilization can be the largest single problem to make your profits disappear. Production scheduling problems is that of keeping crews working and minimizing downtime. Any inadequate system you have, rather it is physical paperwork or not; the crews can get lost in the process and not be utilized properly. Crews show up at the wrong job site on the wrong day, materials not ordered on time or at all and the crews are sent home.

Communications problems from reliance on paper based systems

Communications problems emerge when management continues to rely on paper based systems  departments to track inventory, sales & marketing, account & payroll, operations,and production. Prevent confusion by maintaining consistent and reliable communications.

One solution: construction management software.

Only a few problems were mentioned here, I look for your input to share what problems are plaguing your construction company today!  We’ve found that many problems that owners face can be solved using a solid, proven construction management software.

About MaxCon Construction Software…

MaxCon Construction Software provides the single or multiple office construction company a next generation system to move from paper based operations to a single centralized process to improve profits.  MaxCon is tailored to the specialty contractor such as roofing.