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Online Training material is provided, There are options for additional training and</spann on-site consulting, which can be customized for companies . You can also contact our support team for any help .
The free trial includes all core features that you need. Dashboard , Submittals, RFIs Log, Advanced RFIs, Tasks , Job costing sheets, project documents, reports, Original & revised contract, change orders, Project Kpis, Project Issues and Risks monitoring , over-due taks alerts, punch list status reporting … all included in the free trial. Contact us to learn more about these features.
Based on the business type and size of the company and number of projects and number of system users and the deployment type of the system we can advise you on what plan you can purchase. Real-Estate developers and big contracting companies should go to enterprise level, mid-size contracting companies can go with premium level. Project data you enter into PlanGrid will not be deleted.
The Premium level is designed to support small and medium size developers and contractors with almost 50% of the total functionalities of the solution, it includes all the basic functions such as Project Progress information, change orders, RFis, Tasks management, Projects documents, Quality Inspections and Punch List Tracking, Procurement Status and billing & Collections Status, This is supported by Cloud Hosting to reduce the cost of running the system.
LEED Template for new constructions or renovation is provided by the system, detailing all the requirements such as : Locations & Transportation (16 Points), Sustainable Sites (10 Points), Water Efficiency (11 Points), Energy and Atmosphere (33 points), Material and Resources (13 Points), Indoor Environment Quality (16 Points), Innovations ( 6 Points), Regional priority (4 Points), these scores are collected based on the actual implemented processes in the project.
Project KPIs are reported base on 7 criterias: Budget, Schedule, Quality, Health & Safety, Financials, Resources management, Clients’ Satisfaction.
Cloud-based construction managementapps are providing significant productivity improvements on jobsites.  If you want to work and collaborate remotely, visit a Jobsite and have the details you need or even communicate with your team while you’re at a conference or on vacation, you’ll need both a mobile device and a cloud-based construction management platform to get the job done.  nearly85% of construction contractors use or plan to use cloud-based solutions. While this statistic is promising.  In fact, global survey cites that only 10% of contractors say they use software apps that are fully cloud-based 
Although there is overlap, plain mobile apps vs cloud–based project management apps are distinctly different. The easiest way to tell the two apart is by the role they play in communication: 
  • Mobile computing includes the devices you use to access the internet. This could be a phone, tablet, or laptop. 
  • Cloud computing is the virtual storage space that holds your applications, files, and data and allows you to securely access it when needed.
CPMharmony is the solution that is designed and developed based on the two technologies cloud computing and mobile computing. 

Specifically, CPMharmony is a cloud–based construction management providing the construction industry a world of benefits, 

Smooth Processing

 CPMharmony  allows teams to save significant time. It’s fast to double-check documents, work orders, and plans from any location, so the relevant data is always available to complete a task. Furthermore, it also prevents long trips to and from the office, simply to deliver a photo or check a measurement.  

Saves Time

Today’s construction teams already waste significant time searching for data and information. construction professionals spend “35% of their non-productive activities including looking for project information, conflict resolution and dealing with mistakes and rework.” 

Unites Teams

CPMharmony enhance team collaboration and makes it easier and more efficient than ever for teams to work together.Changes are tracked, and each team member or supervisor can see work progress from various stakeholders. In the event of a change or critical update, the entire team can be notified at once; the impacted workers can start resolving the issue, while others can adjust timelines and schedules to reflect the pending change. 

Project Dashboards

Through online dashboard, charts, emails, messages – construction teams and senior managers receives relevant reports and insights, identifies the most urgent issues and those overdue tasks and potential delays.

Adds Assurance

By keeping your project data, financial information, designs and plans and proprietary details safe in the cloud, you can get back up and running fast if something happens to your device or office. W

Specifically, CPMharmony is a cloud–based construction management providing the construction industry a world of benefits, making the projects that use them run smoother as a result.  It’s about the strategy and processes for managing a construction project.  

Saves Time

Today’s construction teams already waste significant time searching for data and information. construction professionals spend “35% of their non-productive activities including looking for project information, conflict resolution and dealing with mistakes and rework.” 

When processes are run with CPMharmony – cloud–based construction management solution, it allows teams to save significant time. It’s fast to double-check documents, work orders, and plans from any location, so the relevant data is always available to complete a task. Furthermore, it also prevents long trips to and from the office, simply to deliver a photo or check a measurement.  

Unites Teams

The enhanced collaboration provided makes it easier and more efficient than ever for teams to work together.Changes are tracked, and each team member or supervisor can see work progress from various stakeholders. In the event of a change or critical update, the entire team can be notified at once; the impacted workers can start resolving the issue, while others can adjust timelines and schedules to reflect the pending change. 

Adds Assurance

By keeping your project data, financial information, designs and plans and proprietary details safe in the cloud, you can get back up and running fast if something happens to your device or office. 

The CPMharmony</b style=”font-size: 17px;”> Mobile App is a hybrid application running on both Android and iOS systems, providing the following functionalities: 1-  Enables effective communication among all project stakeholders. 2- Capture and upload progress photos/videos.  3- Maintain on-line time sheet for each worker-group per task. 4- Report on material issued, used, wasted, damaged and returned to store. 5- Capture subcontractors time-sheet to ensure the completion as per contract. 6- Search and access project documents, messages, MOM and mini-dashboards. 7- Perform quality inspections for {Site Safety, Material and site-work}. 8- Conduct incidents investigation reporting.
Did you know that over the past 20 years, global construction productivity has only grown 1% a year? This productivity continues to lag far behind similar industries like manufacturing (3.6%) and the economic average (2.8%). Here are the reasons for productivity problem:
  • A lack of collaboration

Construction is one of the most collaborative industries in the world, often requiring the cooperation of hundreds of companies to successfully complete a project. This disconnect means project partners operate based on different versions of reality, using whatever data they happen to have access to—regardless of whether it’s incomplete, inaccurate, or both. It also primes teams for missing deadlines and making errors, decreasing overall productivity.
  • A lack of digitization

The construction sector is one of the largest in the world, with about $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. It accounts for 13% of the world’s global domestic product and is expected to grow to 15% by 2020. Yet somehow, construction remains one of the least digitized industry in the world. 58% of respondents expect to see more change in the built environment within the next five years than there has been in the last 50 years. Understanding that digital transformation can result in productivity gains of 14 to 15 percent and cost reductions of 4 to 6 percent, the top construction companies are now realizing the need to fully digitize their operations.
  • Improving productivity begins with preconstruction

Preconstruction makes or breaks a project, a digitized and collaborative preconstruction process has a cascading effect that sets the rest of a project up for success. With digitized workflows in preconstruction, you can more easily gather critical project data, allowing every partner on a project to work together to more successfully predict outcomes and automate workflows. This offers saving construction costs with accurate quantification, and improving how information is leveraged between preconstruction and the construction site.
The solution is enabling the following features:
  • Productivity metrics are analyzed and presented to senior managers. 
  1. Revenue per employee
  2. Issues cost impact
  3. Site Time-Sheet for workers & subcontractors
  4. Change order processing times
  5. Cost of material waste and rework
  6. Completed Quantity vs Standard Benchmark
  7. Enhance site supervision
  8. Monitoring the completion of assigned tasks per site supervisor
  • CPMharmony creates essential analysis on project schedule, quality, safety & inspections, labor productivity, change orders and approval status, permits status, RFIs workflow analysis and punch list status.
  • Creation of quarterly, half yearly KPIs report. 
Construction firms that are lacking in document control practices tend to experience a wide range of issues as files go missing, fail to get updated across the entire team, or end up in the wrong hands. Companies experiencing any of the following seven issues regularly should seriously consider utilizing a construction project document control system to improve workflow across the board.
  1. High Rate of Rework

  2. Wasted Labor Time

  3. Communication Delays

  4. Slow Response to Change Orders

  5. Security Leaks

Green construction is becoming an international standard to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving buildings, it creates positive economic impact  and huge benefits in the environment and climate of future constructions. CPMharmony solution enables the owners to set up the goals and action plan of construction sustainability, and selecting the system regulation and standard – country-specific – to monitor the progress in each sustainability criteria, enabling the points collection for each process. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then becomes certified,  (LEEDs levels:  { Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum }. The solution is providing the template of points that had to be obtained for each process, enabling all the details of recognized systems such as LEEDs, PEARL / PRS system, PREEAM System, SA’FAH UAE/Dubai, JGBG Jordan
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