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Hi. I work for a general contractor and we've usually had one client with a handful of jobs at any given time. Managing schedules has been difficult, but doable until recently now that we have 3 or 4 clients at any given time, each with 2 or 3 jobs at once. Our current system involves white boards and calendars for each client. What I am looking for is a digital solution that will allow me to categorize a weekly or even monthly calendar by each job. So that at a glance I can see what is happening today and over the next few days to allocate our resources appropriately. Has anyone run across a good web-based or onsite software solution for this particular situation?

Thanks in advance! :thumbup:

-Bryan
 

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We used to use VirtualBoss - it was simple and construction specific. Microsoft project is really good but complex.

If you want the schedule for just you then one of those two would work ok. If you need to communicate the schedule to your subs or suppliers you may look at a web based system. We use co-construct.
 

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We used to use VirtualBoss - it was simple and construction specific. Microsoft project is really good but complex.

If you want the schedule for just you then one of those two would work ok. If you need to communicate the schedule to your subs or suppliers you may look at a web based system. We use co-construct.
If you don't mind me asking, how well does co-construct work for your business? What kind of functionality do you utilize with it? Also, they're pretty cryptic about pricing - what's the pricing model like?

Thanks, Ohiobuilder!
 

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If you don't mind me asking, how well does co-construct work for your business? What kind of functionality do you utilize with it? Also, they're pretty cryptic about pricing - what's the pricing model like?

Thanks, Ohiobuilder!

It's the hub of all my communication, scheduling and client selections. Couldn't make it without it.

Their pricing is fair - not sure how they have it set up. I choose to pay by job or forecast my projects by the year and purchase a block.

Do a demo and talk with other builders that use the system. It may be a good fit for you.
 
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