Building Software & Job Costing – #ConstChat Recap

Construction Chat - Job CostingConstruction Chat was started May 8, 2014, to build community among the construction-inclined.

This weekly chat is hosted by Riggins Construction Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  We’d love you to join us, if you’re free next week.

(I put a reminder in my calendar. Otherwise, even I would forget.)

This week’s topic:

Today we discussed job costing and computer software. Admittedly, it’s a more narrow topic, so I will include some of my answers in the recap. Live and learn, right?

Thanks for the suggestion from Amy Good of Lancaster County Timber Frames, Inc. We were sorry she couldn’t make the chat.

Below are the questions, as asked, and some highlighted answers. Some weeks there are so many great answers, it’s hard not to include them. I apologize for the length in advance. The purpose of the recap is to give you, the reader, some insight.

Here’s the Vine I tweeted for a little bit of fun.

Q1: Is your office environment Mac, PC, or mixed?

Q2: Do you use the same software for bidding and accounting?

Q3: What program(s) do you use for bidding and/or accounting?

Q4: Are any of your programs (accounting/estimating) mobile-friendly?

Q5: Can you incorporate project photos in your management software?

Q6: Do you send photos (digital or paper) with invoice?

Q7: Does your software help with job costing?

Q8: Do you change bidding behavior because of results of job costing?

Bonus Tweet:

Though Hager Co couldn’t attend this week, she looked back over the questions and had this to day. What a great community we have!

Do you have an answer you want to contribute? Feel free to add it in the comments.

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