KPI (key performance indicators), schedules, job status, bid management, and purchasing management are all available on mobile or desktop devices with a builder portal recently launched by BuilderMT, www.BuilderMT.com, Lakewood, Colo. Builder Portal, the third generation of field productivity tools from the company, which provides highly-customizable workflow and building-process-management software for homebuilders.
The new offering combines the features and functions of BuilderMT’s Superintendent Portal and Trade Portal into one portal platform. Using a “role-based” and cloud-based solution set (deployed over the BMTCloud), Builder Portal users can access BuilderMT management technology through any browser and any mobile device. (BMTCloud is a multi-tenant SaaS platform, which uses SQL Server database and supports both off-premise and self-hosted deployments.)
According to BuilderMT, Builder Portal allows trades, vendors, and superintendents to use a single, cohesive tool to send individual or group messages and documents to any other associated parties across any number of projects. For superintendents, Builder Portal provides access to BuilderMT WMS Purchasing and Scheduling, while allowing them to manage various aspects of their daily tasks via the Web, including quick views of KPIs by job, lot, community, or company basis. Via a message center, the company explains, Builder Portal allows field review of construction documents while offering seamless collaboration with office staff and affiliated trades,
Builder Portal allows bid management views, so trade contractors and vendors/suppliers can review all bid details from the builder, including the ability to enter bid items and submit bids back to the BuilderMT WMS Bid Management Dashboard, while comparing bids across up to six bidders. This collaboration tool can also track purchase orders, schedules, approvals and payments for subcontractors, vendors and material providers. Builder Portal allows access to all payments (and purchase order payment approval) by supplier, along with check number, invoice and purchase order number.
“Talk about a central dashboard to run your jobs! Builder Portal is a remarkably-efficient method for centralizing and controlling your operations,” exclaims BuilderMT President Tom Gebes. “What’s more, the new Collaboration tool can manage–and store–communications that are now scattered across multiple devices.”
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