Construction software can simplify jobcycle processes by providing transparency, accountability, and the opportunity for increased collaboration across the board. A technology solution can lead to wider profit margins by reducing project costs, unwarranted claims, and contingencies. Construction software can even reduce project completion cycles by boosting efficiencies.

This week, Scripps Health, www.scripps.org, San Diego, Calif., a $2.3 billion health system with five hospital campuses and 23 outpatient centers and clinics, selected e-Builder, www.e-builder.net, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to standardize its construction administration processes across its ongoing capital program.

e-Builder is a provider of construction project-management software and capital program-management software for facility owners. By helping the Scripps FD&C (Facility Design & Construction) group manage cost tracking, document tracking, bidding, contract approval, invoice approval, RFIs (requests for information), and change orders, among other things, e-Builder hopes to facilitate quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery.

According to e-Builder, implementing a successful management platform can improve a job’s plan, build, and operate lifecycle. Because Scripps FD&C must manage such a vast amount of data during a project lifecycle, a solution that drives efficiency is key to success.

In addition, Scripps will now be able to standardize its construction administration processes. e-Builder’s “Process” module implements a uniform set of processes across the board. Its Capital Project Bidding functionality helps minimize the time investment generally required to issue invitations to bid, and the company says this functionality normalizes responses and cuts printing costs.

Realtime information can make a huge difference in completing a construction project by minimizing downtime and a reducing the margin for error. Software solutions capable of automating workflow and managing processes can ensure issues are brought to the forefront and dealt with immediately, which is essential to preserving a project’s forward momentum and ultimate completion.