For any business to operate efficiently and serve its clients, it has to have the right tools in place. For construction companies, these tools not only refers to construction machinery, trucks, and equipment but also to a software system that runs the business behind the scene.
Software systems have come a long way since Tom Kilburn wrote the world’s very first piece of software in 1948. Compared to Kilburn’s software that performs mathematical calculations in “just” 52 minutes, most of the software systems today have functions and features that could help a worker do a specific job within split seconds. More than that, the modern software solutions created for business purposes can be deployed in multiple ways now, not just on-site.
Such a deployment model that does not require the business to buy a physical installer CD or download an installation pack is called cloud deployment. Software systems deployed on the cloud means they are accessible to the users via the internet, which means that construction personnel on site can also access and use the same software the employees in the office are using to manage important project data.
Cloud-based software solutions have become a norm in many industries, not only in the construction. The plethora of benefits it provides makes it an ideal tool for companies with the agile workforce. However, it does not mean that it does not have flaws. If you want to learn more about cloud-based software and the advantages and disadvantages of using one, check out the infographic below from Bizprac.