February 18, 2016
How Construction Project Managers and Bookkeepers are Saving Time and Money with "the Cloud"
The construction industry is constantly changing due to regulations, labor requirements, insurance requirements, and competition. With so many parts in flux, it can be daunting to stay on top of estimates, permits, labor, sub-contractors, payroll and accounting details. Fortunately, the cloud is making those tasks easier.
More than ever, construction managers use apps for accurate labor management, estimating, and project management. With great data, project managers and bookkeeping teams can work closely together to maintain profitability and positive cash flow from the job site to the office.
"Due to increased labor costs alone, the construction industry needs to realize that if you're trying to manage a project with pen and pencil, or even Microsoft Excel, the room for error is enormous," says Ian Grimbleby, Partner and Construction Team lead. "They can quickly throw an entire budget."One of our clients, CDC Construction, has adopted a mobile friendly strategy to manage time card processing using Edifica, a cloud-based project management software tool. Owner Seth Cheek mentions, "I am always thinking about how we can make the business more efficient and productive. Our industry is moving towards being more mobile, and we are too. With a little time and consistency, mobile management will become second nature, just like wearing a hard hat!"
Construction team-members Ian Grimbleby, Adriane Reams and Javier Padilla (L-R)
Edifica is just one of many cloud management and accounting software programs. Please give our Construction team a call for help determining which cloud tool is best for your company.
Please keep in mind that our Cloud Accounting Team is always here to help you with your accounting and financial management needs, including transferring your Excel files or desktop Quickbooks to Quickbooks Online.
As a Manager, it only makes sense that Linda likes “listening, meeting with clients and being in a position to help with whatever their accounting needs may be.” She’s been working in accounting since 1980 and with us since 1994.
When she’s not helping clients, Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the Townsend Opera and as Vice President of the local chapter of CSEA. She also actively participates in fundraising year-round for various local charities.
Linda admires Alton Brown, celebrity chef, because he’s “entertaining and explains cooking from the scientific point of view;” Maya Angelou, because “she’s a terrific writer, wise, honest and thought-provoking;” and Martha Beck (life coach and writer), because “her writing inspires me to get the most of life and to be a better person.”
Regardless of the season, Linda spends her Saturdays either “in my kitchen trying new recipes, or sewing something in my sewing room.”