As technology makes its way into the construction industry there is no shortage of project management software for construction, software for home builders, general contractors software, scheduling software, construction apps, apps for contractors, timesheet apps, and the list goes on. Although there is a lot of new technology at your fingertips, it’s important to find a service that fits your business and your needs. This is something our team always keeps in mind when designing our app - how can we make it easier for general contractors and subcontractors in the residential and commercial industries? To reduce the spread of COVID-19, those of us with active projects have turned to apps and software to help us do our part in flattening the curve while keeping up productivity. You can bet that this form of conducting business is likely to stay after the pandemic so it is important for all contractors (whether actively working or not) to explore software that is right for them. Below are 3 reasons why now is the perfect time to check out Level:
1) Planning means planning for success
Yesterday, the Ontario government lifted the essential workplace limits on construction. As much as we wish we could hit the ground running and resume all projects, most of us will be spending this week planning how to address the backlog of projects we have in our pipeline. It’s important that you use this time to explore new ways to streamline your project management so you can tackle more projects in a shorter amount of time. Level can help you do just that. The app will help you with document management, scheduling, weekly timesheets, and make it easy to keep track of all of your projects at once. You’ll thank yourself for putting in the work now to save time and headaches down the road.
2) Take this time to re-engage with your team and become familiar with the app
Before things ramp up, a great way to re-engage your team is to have a dry run in managing a Level project with them. Create a project, input tasks and schedules, and assign them to your team members. Ask everyone to explore the check-in / check-out feature, become familiar with the individual calendars, and practice posting pictures, receipts and updating the feed. You’ll be able to discuss your expectations with this app to your team and everyone has a chance to get comfortable with using it.
3) The Level team (aka Levelheads) is at your service and is here to help
As you explore the app and have questions, feel free to message us anytime and we’ll do our best to answer right away. Even better, now that you have the time to thoroughly walk through the app, send us any suggestions and ideas you have to improve the app to better meet your needs. We are always looking for ways to improve and enjoy working alongside contractors and receiving feedback. The better we understand your business, the better we can make the app serve you.
Before we all know, we’ll be back in the rat race, working around the clock to get our projects completed on time and on budget. Some things will be different though, like new site safety protocols and fewer people on the job site, which means you can expect projects to take a little longer and cost more than the projects from the pre-pandemic days. What can help make up for this lost time and money is Level. Are you ready to unlock more time and money in your business? Start your Level free trial today!