How Construction Accounting Software Turns Frustration into Productivity
Updated: Aug 25, 2021
“One of the things that was a problem area for us was that everything was very disjointed, every way through every single part of the process.” Austin Steele describes how his business operated before they switched to STRUCTURE Blue. “Our accounting people were so far over the limit in terms of frustration.”
Steele runs Majestic Floors, a commercial flooring contractor that specializes in high rise buildings and tenant improvements, based right outside of San Francisco, CA. He’s the third-generation owner of the company with over 32 years of experience in the flooring industry. Yet, with all that experience, he still struggled to get a handle on the paperwork and the project management side of the business. His accounting team ran their business off of spreadsheets and a basic accounting software, TurboTax.
Like so many of our customers, he knew that this was not a long-term solution. He wanted something that was more organized and efficient. Instead of just making it work with what he had, he went looking for something better.
Save Time and Money
Majestic Floors purchased STRUCTURE Blue in 2019. After about 3 months of training, they switched over to using the software full time in December. We sat down with Austin about 8 months after the switch and asked him to describe how things have changed and how much time they are saving now.
“We’re probably saving days per week. Just in terms of not having to keep three separate spreadsheets to track all of the financials which then has to go through another program which is also – the software we were using before was not designed for how we run our business. It’s great to have something that is!”
The Right Tool for the Job
Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference in the world. Sure, you can piece things together with something that’s not quite right, but it usually takes a lot more work and lot more time. But, when you have the right tool, that is designed for that particular job, everything changes! That’s exactly what Austin and the team at Majestic Floors discovered.
Everything In One Place
“The biggest advantage to STRUCTURE is that we are able to tie together all the parts of our business into single points and run everything from one program. It has drastically changed the lives of everybody here, from day to day and throughout the year. We couldn’t be happier with the switch.”
Let’s talk about what STRUCTURE Blue can do
We are excited to have Majestic Floors as customers because we know that our product, STRUCTURE Blue, meets and exceeds all of their needs.
The quoting module, built specifically for flooring contractors, enhances the bidding process by giving Majestic Floors the ability to create custom bid templates to meet all of their needs. They love the feature that STRUCTURE Blue provides of turning a bid into a job with ease. Transferring all of the bid information to a purchase order makes this process so much easier.
They also love the Project Management module, which gives their project managers the power to manage their projects easier and smarter. They no longer have to go hunting in multiple locations for different information about their projects. All of the information for every job is in one place, in one convenient module, with the ability to see everything they need with just a few clicks. They can get in-depth information about their projects and build reports that make their job easier.
Overall, STRUCTURE Blue has been a real gamechanger for Majestic Floors, drastically changing their lives for the better! They accomplished their goal of refining their accounting process and found an all-in-one solution that makes sense for their company. We provided an integrated system that helped them take their business to the next level. We are proud to call them customers!
Learn more about what STRUCTURE Blue can do for your company here.