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This is how the cloud is changing the construction industry for good

The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is unique, with very specific technology needs. During an hour long discussion with Curt Sumner, the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Amaxra’s Director of Solutions Delivery, Kelly Edinger, and Amaxra's CIO, Mike Arntzen, address the many challenges that AEC industry professionals face on a daily basis and the diverse range of solutions Amaxra offers to alleviate them.

Arntzen points out, “the cloud is an effective resource for the surveying industry because you’re dealing with massive amounts of data, but you need to get accurate answers right now, and from multiple locations. The cloud instantly facilitates that. It also facilitates communication and collaboration between employees, and with customers”.

Today, many industries are grappling with how to manage and utilize the massive amounts of data necessary in their line of business. For surveyors that may include historical, geographical, land descriptions, legal, and previous survey data. In fact, it’s more than a question of how to work, but it is becoming a question of how to ensure you stay competitive.

In the AEC industry, these needs can appear in several different ways: surveyors have a need to act quickly on the job, with access to the right information at the right time to prepare for jobs on the fly when they change unpredictably or when urgent tasks arise. They need management tools that allow industry professionals to manage workflow and relationships, or record on-the-job expenses. And, they need solutions that allow them to improve their customer experiences. Having the right tools in the cloud can solve for all of these needs and Amaxra helps companies in need get these solutions up and running fast and economically.

One such solution that Arntzen and Sumner discuss is implementing a system that provides customers with real-time feedback: sending customers updates when deliveries are running behind schedule and providing them with a more accurate estimated time of delivery. Arntzen alludes to the importance of having real time information, and how simple solutions can radically improve a firm’s capabilities. “Without even disturbing the person who is concentrating on an important task, you’re able to take a workload off of them and give a better customer experience at the same time”. Implementing solutions that use device functionality like GPS tracking with customer relationship management, represents one of the many ways cloud solutions can better client relationships while improving business efficiency.

The recent focus of Modern cloud services is to boost business efficiency, increase workforce productivity, improve customer relationships, and deliver accurate information to the right people at the right place, on any device. Ultimately, this nets out to improving experiences. “At Amaxra, we look at productivity as a holistic thing. We’re about what it is you’re trying to do, and how we can make your life easier”.

Amaxra’s unique effort in AEC will prove to bring insight, as they focus their Intelligent Business division and CRM Center of Excellence on the unique challenges of the various aspects of AEC. Watch for Amaxra, a platinum Sponsor, at SMPS and other AEC events.

To listen to the full conversation, visit http://www.americaswebradio.com/podcasts/ACSMJune13.2016.mp3

Contact us at solutions@amaxra.com or call 425 749 7471 for a no-obligation consultation from one of our optimization experts.

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