What do you like best?
It's a live environment. Project information such as the budgets, commitments, progress claims and project documentation is completely up to date all the time, giving a true reflection of the status of the project at any point in time. This not only provides full transparency to all stakeholders but also gives the site teams instant access to the latest documentation and current budget position. Daily reporting, site inspections, RFI's and communication between the site and the office has been made so much easier.
What do you dislike?
Initial set up of the platform. It's a massive task completing the initial setup of the system. Having to enter all users into the system and sorting the permission templates for all stakeholders takes some time especially when you are a smaller organisation. However, once this initial process is complete it all comes together very quickly. The old saying is - The more you put into it the more you get out of it!
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Having used a number of construction software platforms over the years, I would happily say that Procore has proven itself to perform in my mind as one of the best and most user friendly.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Time management. We have found that Procore has realised some major time savings across our business in all aspects from contract administration to document control and especially in the day to day daily reporting on site. Given that we are a smaller organisation once the onboarding and initial setup was complete we have found our company turnover to staff requirement has reduced and our work-life balance has improved greatly. Generally less stress across the entire team from the office to our site-based employees.