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tions, copying, mailing, managing and
storing, all this information becomes a
full-time job.
* The old way is inefficient - Contractors
are always looking for ways to become
more operationally efficient. Under the
traditional paper-based system, efficiency is a challenge. How often do you
wait for a document to be mailed, faxed
or carried by someone in their truck
just to get a signature to move forward?
What happens if he hits a speed bump
and spills coffee on it? Is waiting for that
worth holding up a multimillion project?

'The future of
successful construction industry operations is digital
adoption.'
With so many great reasons, what's keeping the construction industry from moving
toward digitization? According to the MGI
Industry Digitization Index, construction
businesses possess one of the lowest levels

In today's competitive marketplace, the old ways of doing business
simply do not make sense. Contractors are responding to customers' desires for more lean operations that improve efficiencies and
reduce wasteful and costly job management issues. The future of
successful construction industry operations is digital adoption.

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 more than 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 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.

are responding to
» Contractors
clients' desire for operations
that improve efficiencies.

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TECHNOLOGY

Those who have adopted
digital technology recognize
the benefits.

of digital adoption among all industries. Still, there are signs that
more contractors are beginning to recognize the critical value that
digitization provides.
Those in the industry that have adopted digital technology
quickly recognize the benefits of a cloud-based document management system: increased efficiency and lower costs. Overall, industry
leaders cite the following as the top reasons to go digital:
1. Make room for more important things - Digitization virtually eliminates paper filing and the need for large amounts of
storage. Construction trailers can now be used for more than
warehousing of information, and finding and retrieving important (and current) documents is smooth and efficient. Best of all,
large jobs no longer need to spend money on additional onsite
trailers to store documents.
2. Get to the next job faster - Capturing all of a job's documentation from a project's start to finish makes the close out process
simpler. Instead of spending weeks or months essentially
cleaning up after the completion of a project, take a few hours
to upload/download whatever is necessary and move onto the
next project.
3. Do the job you like - Leaders on the jobsite no longer have to
waste hours shuffling around papers. With digital documents,
it only takes a few seconds to locate information using keyword
search. This gives leaders more freedom to actually make the
critical decisions required to effectively manage projects.
4. Literally save documents - When documents are archived
digitally, construction companies save thousands annually by
cutting out storage rental and upkeep. Plus, in the case of an
emergency - flood, fire or break-in - vulnerable documents
are secure.


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