South Island civil contractor SouthRoads is extending its existing fieldGO application with a new market leading contract management solution that includes ‘live’ customer interaction
The Southland based company has been using the fieldGO software to dispatch roading jobs and to capture inspection and repair data for its Waitaki District network contract.
It now plans to extend the usage of this industry leading solution to incorporate all its jobs in real time across the region and make that information available for viewing both internally and by Waitaki District Council staff who will be able to view, report and approve jobs (where appropriate) in real time – creating significant contract management efficiencies and promotes a much closer tie between the SouthRoads and the Council.
SouthRoads plans to use the new contract management system platform across all operations, including all civil engineering, construction and repair projects. A further extension to the fieldGO CMS product is also being built to complete the quotation aspect of the existing solution, which will be used for contract and tender processes. This will include a full pricing engine to support the pricing of scheduled items and materials. The solution will then also be used to automatically create monthly work for an entire financial year – streamlining the administration of bulk funded contracts, quality assurance and health and safety.
SouthRoads General Manager Bruce Fox is excited at the opportunities this software development will create for the business and for its clients. “For the first time our clients will be able to monitor the work we undertake for them, while we are on site.”
“Most computer systems add complexity, demand more from administration staff and create additional layers of duplication. This is the first contract management system I have seen that will eliminate duplicate data entry give staff and clients the exact information they require and give real time back in their day through this automation,” he says.