Emerging technologies like the IoT and automated software functionalities are making significant advancements in every industry, including construction. Specifically, Acumatica’s Construction Edition has a lot to offer the construction industry. With the latest Acumatica software release, contractors, in particular, will appreciate the usability and functionality improvements benefiting their project teams. We’ve put together a list of a few of the must-read articles on this subject and different examples of how this solution can improve productivity and safety on the construction site.
Acumatica’s New & Improved Construction Edition
In response to customer requests to better meet the needs of their project teams, Acumatica’s latest release includes new features and enhancements making Acumatica Construction Edition more intuitive and easier to use. Acumatica 2019 R1, includes numerous enhancements and new features across Financials, Project Accounting and Project Management. For contractors, the construction ERP improvements will aid project teams by increasing productivity and streamlining project management processes. For example, updates to Project Issues and RFIs including the ability to add RFIs and Project Issues from within Microsoft Outlook and the newly added Drawing Logs and Project Budget Forecast.
Acumatica has also enriched the integration to Procore, making it easier for users to work across Procore and Acumatica seamlessly. Additional enhancements include a new Commitment Inquiry filter, Project Budget Control Warnings and a new Pay when Paid report. For more details about Acumatica’s latest release read our overview of the software upgrades.
IoT Applications to Improve Productivity & Safety in Construction
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. This new and evolving technology has incredible implications for the field of construction. Increased interconnectivity between devices and systems can sync them to a central server for simplified monitoring. This kind of convenience allows supervisors and project managers on construction sites to perform their tasks with confidence, aware of everything and anything that might cause issues. Here a three of the ways the IoT can be applied to improve productivity and safety in the construction industry:
Enhance Machine Control
With the advantages of IoT, machine control can increase productivity by a significant margin. It allows for the automatic adjustment of machinery to grade, drill, pave, or pile large areas.
Refined Maintenance Methods
Construction companies can equip their assets with IoT sensors that assist managers in optimizing the performance of their machinery. It helps them determine the status of equipment and take precautions if they discover any complications.
Improved Performance Tracking
To assist project managers in maintaining proper safety protocols and precautions, smart wearables, like work boots, can detect workers’ fatigue and falls as well as alert them to approaching vehicles. When project managers take advantage of IoT, they’re fostering an environment where the worker feels secure.
Arcoro Join Forces with Acumatica to Bring Agility & Automation to Construction
Arcoro, a Human Capital Management (HCM) software designed for high compliance and high consequence industries, announced at the beginning of April that they had formed a strategic alliance with Acumatica. The combined cloud-based technologies of Arcoro and Acumatica empower organizations to focus on strategic workforce development and process improvement efficiencies. With this alliance, Acumatica is now positioned to offer time and attendance, applicant tracking, and onboarding solutions from Arcoro platform companies ExakTime and BirdDogHR. Arcoro’s flexible SaaS solutions empower organizations to compete in today’s fast-paced construction environment. Serving the high-consequence sectors, these solutions ensure clients are equipped to fulfill all federal and local labour law reporting requirements and maintain effortless compliance. Companies can manage daily HR and business tasks and make better decisions using strategic data from the systems.
“We are excited to offer Acumatica customers additional value with robust Arcoro software. From managing daily employee tasks to overarching HCM strategy, we are confident the alliance between Arcoro and Acumatica will be a significant benefit to our customers.”
– Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, VP of Platform & Technology
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