Aronson Systems is pleased to announce our partnership with Bluebeam Software, producer of paperless workflow solutions. As part of this new partnership, Bluebeam is hosting a complimentary, introductory webinar on Thursday, March 28, at 12:00 p.m. EST, which will feature their Revu 10 product.
Attendees will learn how Revu saves time, reduces printing costs and improves project communication with PDF solutions designed for architects, engineers, construction professionals or any technical user.
To register for this event, please visit here.
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Join Aronson Systems, Paperless Environments and Bluebeam on Tuesday, November 13, for two webinars following the success of TechToberfest 2012.
Aronson Systems and Paperless Environments have collaborated to bring you a special webinar, “How Does Going Paperless Make Sense?” Participate to see what going Paperless can do for your company, not only in your Accounting Department, but also for every department’s workflow processes including Human Resources, Project Management and Field Operations. Discover how a simple integration with your existing software or a new solution can increase your efficiency and drive profitability without additional overhead expenses.
To register for this webinar, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. EST, please visit here.
In addition, we will host a second webinar at 1:00 p.m. EST with Bluebeam.
There are no limits to what you can achieve with your paperless workflow. Learn how Bluebeam Revu will save you time, reduce printing costs and improve project collaboration. Bluebeam® Revu®10 includes features such as PDF creation, along with markup and editing technologies designed specifically for architects, engineers and construction professionals. This webinar will focus on common workflows in the construction industry including electronic takeoffs, punchlists and managing documents using Bluebeam Revu.
To register for this webinar, please visit here.
Join Aronson Systems’ Sage CRE experts on Thursday, November 15, for Integration between Sage Estimating and Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate Accounting & Project Management. This 30-minute, complimentary webinar will give you the inside scoop on how the two components integrate to make your job easier.
Do you wonder how Sage Estimating fits in with Job Cost and Project Management? In this session, Aronson Systems will clear away the confusion and demonstrate the importance of each integration point to ensure users maximize the potential of this Sage product suite.
To register, please visit here.
Aronson Systems invites you to join us for this month’s Brown Bag Byte webinar on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 12 p.m. This free 30-minute session will offer expert insight, tips and tricks to using Sage Estimating.
Learn new and creative ways to use the Sage Estimating applications. Designed to stimulate fresh ideas and approaches, this interactive session will highlight real-life tips and shortcuts gathered from experienced Estimating users.
Please register here.
A recent webcast from Engineering News-Record provided excellent insight for mobile capability decision makers at AEC firms. To listen to the full webcast: Field Guide to Mobile Apps in Construction.
Panelists delivered a wealth of information on the use of mobile apps in the construction industry and presented a fascinating discussion on three different topics and concluded with a valuable Q&A session. Jeff Pistor of Balfour Beatty shared the realities of paperless drawings on a $900M construction project, ultimately revealing that the benefits incurred are scalable to projects on a much smaller scale. Javier Irizarry Ph.D., P.E. of the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Building Construction offered current lab research regarding the future of human-technology interaction in construction environments; and Jeremy Sibert of Hensel Phelps Construction delved into the debate on buying versus building apps for your business needs.
We hope the webinar will add value to your mobile capabilities decision-making process.
On April 24, ABC-VA held a Lunch and Learn meeting about punchlists and new technology, presented by Jim Klapmust, Project Manager at Balfour Beatty Construction. If you’ve ever managed the punchlist of even a small project, you know that it can take a lot of walking, writing, typing, calls, emails, and paperwork to document, communicate, and remediate deficiencies of final work. Is it ever a smooth process?
Well it can be a lot easier for GC’s who utilize technology and have a punchlist system that starts as soon as work areas are substantially completed. Using iPads along with Vela Systems’ field management software, Balfour Beatty is driving their punchlist and issue tracking system from start to finish.
The improvements on the old way of doing things are extraordinary. This includes having a single location (website) where all parties can access punchlist items and issues categorically sorted and filtered for their own purposes. Of course the walk-throughs still need to be done, but leave all those plans, submittals, and even your camera back at the office. Your digital documents and camera can all be on your iPad.
Using the iPad you can log and label all punchlist items and issues right into the Vela Mobile page. Once back at the office your device syncs to Vela Web with the push of a button and all parties can now access their authorized information. The GC has control over who sees what and can also set up the project well in advance so all areas and parties are defined in Vela. Now all parties have one location to interact with punchlists and issues without anything getting lost. That’s a winning system if you ask me. Further capabilities include reports that can be set up to auto-generate, quality control lists and templates for issue tracking, trend tracking of issues and safety concerns, and integration with BIM software.
So if you’re a smaller GC the question may be, “is it worth it to change?” I can’t answer that for you, but I will say that the time is here to start looking at how technology can improve your punchlist system. I encourage you to look hard at your own system and look into what solutions may be right for your business. The punchlist represents money on the table, so the better you manage it the better your position.
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Join Aronson Systems’ Lenni Witt and hundreds of her friends at the 2012 Timberline User Group (TUG) Conference. This promises to be a jam-packed four days full of networking and education. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and most experienced STO users in the industry, along with some of the top certified consultants in the country. Brainstorm over lunch. Take your list of problems to the One-on-One Booth and have all your questions answered. Attend executive level roundtables that address issues that concern management today. Learn all about the new features that STO has to offer and hear Sage executives speak to the exciting, upcoming developments. Oh, and did we mention that it’s being held at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida? Just in case you want to add a few days of R&R after you fill your brain, Disney is offering discounts to its venues. You can find out all about the conference and session information at www.tugweb.com.
Accurately tracking and reporting employee’s time can add up to big savings for your company. Whether you are looking to track arrivals and departures from a jobsite or consultants who are working from remote locations – today’s remote time capture solutions offer these services and more.
In a recent review of four remote time capture programs, we found that today’s products are indicative of the times. Many remote time capture vendors offer web-based platforms that can be accessed from handheld devices or tablets, making it easy for employees to check in on the jobsite or from the field. Furthermore, three out of four products researched offer geo-fencing capabilities that allow managers to set distance parameters to ensure accurate reporting of hours worked – equating to savings for your company. In addition to geo-fencing and mobile accessibility, two of the solutions also offer biometric capabilities if such needs are required.
And, all of the vendors interviewed have the ability to seamlessly integrate with most of the popular software systems construction and commercial real estate businesses already use.
To learn more about the remote time partners services mentioned or for more information on the services Aronson Systems provides, please visit www.aronsonsystems.com.