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placed decimal point, accidental typos or inaccurate quantities
entered into invoices. Using digital technology, it's easy to enter
search parameters that quickly bring to light these issues across
documents, even finding inconsistencies in the signatures of
documentation that might indicate the possibility of purposeful
fraudulent activities.
* Identifying hard-to-find inaccuracies - While time consuming
and laborious, manual searches would typically find many
errors across construction site documentation. But there were
still errors that escaped the eyes of reviewers. Digitized searches
exponentially increase the chances of finding all errors or potential attempts at fraud.
* Fraud prevention - Once unscrupulous contractors or others in
the industry become aware of the power of electronic documentation, it becomes a deterrent to attempts at fraud. Those
individuals intent on working the old system to their benefit
quickly understand that the previous ways no longer work,
discouraging future attempts.

John Kennedy is a
managing partner and
Richard Bergfeld is
managing director of
Hathaway Partners LLC,
resellers of Digitech
Systems. Between them,
Kennedy and Bergfeld
have over 70 years of
construction management, accounting and
consulting experience.
They formed Imaging
and Dataflow of Texas
which is a service bureau
providing document
management service
for the construction
industry imaging files

In an industry that has been slow to adopt new technology (according to the MGI Industry Digitization Index, construction businesses
possess one of the lowest levels of digital adoption), the necessity
of finding new ways to save time and money has never been more
critical. And as younger, more technologically savvy professionals
enter the construction workforce, digitizing records and processes will
become more important for businesses to be competitive. It's time to
digitize your paper-based processes and end fraudulent errors.

and providing access to
any document, any place
and any time. In addition,
Imaging and Dataflow
of Texas will create databases from documents
resulting in management
information far beyond
going paperless to
multi-project, multi-year
analysis tools.
 
For more information,
contact John Kennedy at
Jkennedy@hathawaypartners.com or Richard
Bergfeld at rbergfeld@
imagedataflow.com.

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tal regulatory agencies is mandated, lack
of access to information can create serious
productivity delays.
Traditionally, construction companies
manually review all documentation to
search for errors - a time-consuming process
that is labor intensive and prone to error.
While the industry has been slow to adopt
technology solutions to resolve this issue,
some industry leaders have invested in
document management technology that
vastly reduces, if not eliminates, the ongoing
potential for these costly errors.
In particular, contractors deploying a
cloud-based document management service
become dramatically more efficient in
efforts to detect and reconcile errors when
they occur. By digitizing construction documentation, paper is virtually eliminated at
job sites, resulting in better records management. For example:
* Easier error detection - Prior to digitization, construction managers and
auditors were required to visually
search for and identify errors across all
paperwork. Errors that are now easily
identified can be as simple as a mis-


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