Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction management software provider Procore Technologies, Inc., has introduced two new features purpose-built for specialty contractors – Real-Time Labor Productivity and Time & Material Tickets. These new features extend Procore’s continued support for the specific needs of field teams, adding to the existing suite of products designed for specialty contractors, the company says in statement.
Procore provides specialty contractors a complete construction platform, allowing field teams to easily document and store information, facilitate remote communication, and drive project efficiency.
A rapidly growing number of specialty contractors across the world have recognized the value of the Procore platform and have implemented it on their jobsites, Procore says. Uniting the project’s specialty contractors on a single, collaborative platform means these skilled tradespeople can finally focus less on data management and more on what they do best—build.
“It is rare to find technology built specifically for specialty contractors or with a specialty contractor focus,” said Morgan Fountain, enterprise project manager, TDIndustries. “We have really appreciated the relationship Procore has built with us. The Procore platform has changed the way we work, simplifying communication from the field to the office, and helping us track all relevant project information.”
Real-time labor productivity
Real-time insight into productivity means that teams can identify at-risk scopes of work and act fast to re-align with the schedule. Users can now see the financial impact of labour costs and productivity the moment a timesheet is submitted, making it easier for specialty contractors to plan, manage, and track labour costs and productivity with unit-based budgets. Through this feature, users can eliminate manual data transfer between multiple apps and see all of the relevant information in one place. This feature helps users avoid overruns with real-time insights into labour’s impact on the budget.
“We firmly believe that technology can make us better. It’s transforming the way we conduct our business by providing our teams with better tools to improve performance,” said Brad Sandidge, CFO, Marathon Electrical Contractors. “Procore’s new Real-Time Labor Productivity feature allows us to track actual hours versus our budgeted hours by line item and thereby adds more precision to our planning and project management.”
Time and material (T&M) tickets
Procore’s T&M tickets now make it easy to document out-of-scope work as soon as it’s requested in the field. Changes to T&M are immediately visible in the office. Through the T&M feature, users can collaboratively collect stakeholder e-signatures, log labour, equipment, and materials used, as well as track ticket status – all within one platform. This new feature mitigates risk for specialty contractors and increases visibility.
With Procore’s T&M feature, “we can track tickets easily, giving Project Managers and Accountants better visibility,” said Jessica French Goyette, vice-president of W. L. French Excavating Corporation. “This eliminates the chance to lose tickets, overlook tickets or miss billings. This feature is an example of how Procore continues to problem solve for its customers.”
“Procore’s vision to improve the lives of everyone in construction continues to drive our company forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborative technology within the construction industry has become even more integral to business momentum. As the number of tradespeople allowed on many jobsites remains limited, connectivity is increasingly key to project success,” said Procore’s CEO and founder Tooey Courtemanche.