JD Powers show that the renovations industry have been slow to adopt IT.
Most construction companies spend less than 1% of annual sales volume onIT.
That said, this still means a commitment of a dedicated department in 57%of firms.
Amount of IT staff
What this means is according to this slide is that up to 80% of firms havebetween 1 and 15 employees focussed on IT. According to the next slide alot of this is dedicated to estimation software. As you can see, many firmsuse one of several software solutions available for making estimates.
Estimation software in use
Less firms, however, use project management software. Over 40% use eithermanual processes, spreadsheets or some other means of project management,as opposed to commercial software.
Project management software
Project management software is mostly manual or done using spreadsheets.
Scheduling, on the other hand, his commonly done with Microsoft project.
According to JD Power, IT spending is lower than ever, staffing stillabysmal, and spreadsheets still rearing their ugly heads, I see a glimmerof hope in the increase of survey respondents with a R&D budget. They areusing a small speculative budget to hire staff, or interns, or enlist theIT guy with a little extra time to analyze costs and propose how tech canreduce them.
One of the reasons Pogo.Pro attributes to this trend is that it isdifficult to use a computer on site. This is why Pogo.Pro has made itssolution functional on mobile devices. Estimates can be done on ipads andandroid devices. The solution leverages cameras and touch screen technologies to make it possible to build estimates remotely.
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