Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Many of our customers come to us because they were using Excel spreadsheets to run their commercial construction business. They know that it’s a complicated process and it takes a lot of their time. They get so frustrated with it that they start looking for something better. That’s where we come in to help!
Here’s the top 5 reasons that our customers choose STRUCTURE Blue over spreadsheets.
1. Tracking job costs
Job costing is breaking down each piece of the project into the specific tasks required to finish the job. Most contractors have a code system in place to keep track of everything. Once you have a complete list of tasks, you break them down into labor, materials and overhead.
Job costing can be difficult, especially if you’re planning a large project that spans many months or years even. Your final cost is only as good as the information you put in at the start of the project.
The best way to improve your job costing is with the right construction accounting software, like STRUCTURE Blue. STRUCTURE Blue has all of the features you need automated and make your job a thousand times easier.
2. Everything in one place
One of the biggest problems that our customers have before they come to us is that their business runs through spreadsheets and several different programs. They don’t have one program that will do everything for them.
STRUCTURE Blue is the solution to that problem! STRUCTURE Blue has all of the modules that you need to control your whole business from one place. There’s a solution for job costing, inventory, project management, accounting, and workforce scheduling, just to name a few. See all of our modules here.
In these times of uncertainty around office environments it’s important to have a mobile solution for every aspect of your business, including your accounting. STRUCTURE Mobile is the perfect solution to keep you connected to your employees in the field and to keep your jobs running smoothly. With our STRUCTURE Mobile apps, you can bring critical features of STRUCTURE Blue with you into the field.
STRUCTURE Mobile consists of 3 mobile apps:
ChangeLinc - ChangeLinc allows you to create change order requests directly from your mobile device and email the proposal to customers instantly. With a secure login, each field supervisor or project manager can access all of their specific job information. From the field, access any of the jobs that you are working on to create change orders.
TechLinc - TechLinc lets you dispatch service calls directly to field service techs. In the field, the tech can access service history, get directions, enter a description and capture a digital signature.
TimeLinc - TimeLinc lets you send a list of jobs, cost categories, employees and equipment to devices in the field. Your foremen can enter daily time for labor and equipment which is uploaded directly to Structure Blue, reducing redundancy and saving you time and money.
STRUCTURECloud is everything you know and love about STRUCTURE Blue with one amazing advantage: you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection.
Your data is stored in the cloud, safe from anything that could damage it, like malware and viruses. This means you don’t have to worry about expensive servers or backing things up. We’ve got you covered.
Because STRUCTURECloud is a subscription service, your upfront costs are substantially lower than purchasing on-premise software.
5. Customer service
Your purchase of Structure Blue construction accounting software comes with the best customer support in the industry. Our service excellence comes from support staff tenure, averaging 15 years, and a team that genuinely cares about each and every one of our customers.
From implementation and training to ongoing support, we will make sure you have everything you need to succeed.