Discover Why Construction Companies Are Ditching Paper Forms

By katie simpson on June 25, 2014

Paper forms, from time cards to safety inspections, you can’t avoid them in the construction industry. These forms are crucial for your business. They ensure you’re compliant with safety and health codes and track your labor and material costs. Without these forms, you’d have a limited idea of what was happening on your various sites.

But, these forms could be costing your construction company thousands of dollars a year. Why?

Paper forms are slow

Paper forms can take hours, days, or weeks to return to your office. This lag slows down tons of your processes. From purchase orders to invoices, paper forms slow down your construction business.

Paper forms require redundant data entry

How many hours are you spending entering these forms into your database? With just one full time employee, that’s tens of thousands of dollars you’re losing. 

Paper forms are easy to damage, lose, or misfile

Coffee, cement, dirt, or the chaos in the back of a truck: in construction it’s easy to lose or damage these forms. Not only do you lose information, all that time spent filling that form has just gone down the drain. More than a pain, they’re hurting your business financially. PWC reports that up to 11% of paper forms get misfiled or are lost every year. 

Paper forms were the best solution for the 20th century. But today? They’re only holding you back.

The solution is at your fingertips

If you have a smartphone and a computer, you have all the hardware you need to get started. Construction companies around the world are saving thousands of hours every year. Some of the benefits they’re enjoying include:

  • Collecting more information (Photo, GPS, Signature, Calculations)
  • Sharing information in real time
  • Eliminating redundant data entry
  • Validating information with location or time and date stamps

Start saving time today

We’ve created a free guide to help your construction company get off the ground running: Save Hundreds of Hours: The Definitive Guide to Eliminating Construction Paper Forms.

Chapters include:

Discover how construction companies around the world are getting more done every day: