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Feature Spotlight: Reporting in Evolution M Leave a comment
06th March 2017

Feature Spotlight: Reporting in Evolution M

In this month’s feature spotlight, we look at the important role that reporting has to play in Evolution M.

Are you ready for online CIS verification? Leave a comment
10th February 2017

Are you ready for online CIS verification?

Every contractor knows that CIS verification is a vital administrative task that’s become routine since 2007.

 2017 Construction Events to Add to Your Diaries Leave a comment
03rd February 2017

2017 Construction Events to Add to Your Diaries

A new year means new events to look forward to! Maybe you’re excited about business expansion plans, or starting work on a lucrative new project - or perhaps you’re hoping that 2017 will be the year that you upgrade your construction software! 

The rise of modular building – what are the potential impacts on the UK construction industry? Leave a comment
19th January 2017

The rise of modular building – what are the potential impacts on the UK construction industry?

As every construction company knows, building projects take time, planning and detailed resources. Constraints on time and budgets means that companies are under increasing pressure to find ways to deliver their projects leaner and faster.

What does 2017 hold for the UK construction industry? Leave a comment
21st December 2016

What does 2017 hold for the UK construction industry?

2016 has certainly been a memorable year - few could have predicted a single one of its major events, let alone them occurring in combination! If we look back at our own predictions for 2016, you’ll see that we were a bit hit and miss, too!

2016 - A year in review Leave a comment
19th December 2016

2016 - A year in review

As a company we’ve made significant progress in 2016 - not just in terms of our software, but behind-the-scenes, too. We’ve been delivering significant updates to all of our products, providing our customers with more value and ever-improving functionality. 

How can the UK construction industry solve the skills shortage?
09th December 2016

How can the UK construction industry solve the skills shortage?

Everyone in the UK construction industry knows that it faces a skills shortage. With the labour costs in your accounting software rising and it becoming ever more difficult to fill specialist roles, it’s likely you’ve experienced the effects of the skills shortage first-hand.

Valuable construction software features you shouldn't be without
06th December 2016

Valuable construction software features you shouldn't be without

Construction accounting software such as Evolution M, comes packed with dozens of useful features that ease the day-to-day management of your business. Features like job costing, CVR and payroll have obvious benefits that you’ll certainly notice if you upgrade your accounting software.

Four ways specialist construction software can benefit your business
17th October 2016

Four ways specialist construction software can benefit your business

Software for construction management comes in two forms: generic solutions that are designed for use by any business, and specialist solutions which are built from the ground up to work specifically for contractors and the construction industry.

Five common sources of inaccurate data in your job costing system
07th October 2016

Five common sources of inaccurate data in your job costing system

If you find that your accounting software isn’t providing useful reports and insights, chances are the quality of data input is to blame. In particular, inaccurate data can result in reporting issues, or worse, cause them to present misleading results in job costing.

Five features to look for in an ‘entry level’ job costing system
21st September 2016

Five features to look for in an ‘entry level’ job costing system

Software is as integral to your business as foundations are to your building projects, yet the bewildering array of options available to businesses makes choosing your ideal job costing system a nightmare! If you’re after an ‘entry level’ solution for your small business, the decision becomes even more complex. Do you opt for generic accounts systems that will meet most of your needs, or specialist software that might require a greater investment, but will contain every feature you could ask for?

 

Seven cutting edge technologies that could revolutionise construction
10th September 2016

Seven cutting edge technologies that could revolutionise construction

If you consider almost any sector of the economy, it’s easy to see how technology has had a huge impact. For example, high street retailers now have to compete with online giants and use self-service checkouts. Twenty years ago, those two technologies barely existed. In the construction industry, we’ve been a little slower to adopt revolutionary technologies. Perhaps the biggest change in the industry is related to software – job costing systems are now the norm, even for SMEs.

Beating rising labour costs: an employer’s guide to apprenticeships
23rd August 2016

Beating rising labour costs: an employer’s guide to apprenticeships

Here on the Integrity Software blog, we’ve been talking about skills shortages in the construction industry for many years – yet the problem shows no sign of easing. In the past, we’ve discussed some ways to mitigate the effects of rising labour costs, particularly by utilising construction costing software. Today, we look at another potential solution to these rising costs: apprenticeships.

How to: remain compliant with regulations during periods of change
10th August 2016

How to: remain compliant with regulations during periods of change

Each year, the UK government budget brings regulation and tax changes – some of which affect construction companies. With the recent result of the EU referendum signalling another period of uncertainty and rapid regulatory change, firms are faced with a struggle to remain compliant.

How to use construction accounting software efficiently during busy periods
29th July 2016

How to use construction accounting software efficiently during busy periods

During the busiest time of year for your company, your construction accounting software will be working in overdrive. You might have a dozen staff using the system simultaneously, with hundreds of rows of data added to the system each day.

Investing in accounting software: can you afford to wait?
14th July 2016

Investing in accounting software: can you afford to wait?

Deciding on the right accounting software package for your business isn't an easy task – although here at Integrity, we hope we make the decision a little easier for those in the construction industry.

A construction company's guide to the Apprenticeship Levy
01st July 2016

A construction company's guide to the Apprenticeship Levy

In last year's autumn statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced a £3 billion 'tax' on big business – which went almost entirely unnoticed by the mainstream press.

Nine shocking late payment statistics (and what you can learn from them)
06th June 2016

Nine shocking late payment statistics (and what you can learn from them)

Despite government efforts to improve the payment situation in the construction industry and elsewhere in the economy, late payments rose by 27% in 2015. The construction industry is notorious for its payment issues along the whole supply chain.  We delve into the harrowing statistics and see if any lessons can be learnt from them.

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