5 Barriers to Successful Digital Transformation for Construction Companies

The construction industry has typically lagged behind other sectors when it comes to the adoption of new technologies, but it seems that could finally be changing.

Many construction companies are going through the process of digital transformation in a bid to boost productivity and efficiency, but there are still many barriers to overcome that are stopping many others from following suit. 

Here we discuss five common barriers to successful digital transformation and how to overcome them:

1. Fear of change

Transitioning to new software and technologies can be overwhelming for any company, and effects the entire business. However, change and growth is essential, and it’s important for companies to keep adapting to the current climate, instead of standing still in fear of change.

To minimise the impact of the proposed change, it’s key to make sure staff are updated regularly and kept in the loop about the digital transformation journey, and what it entails for the company and their jobs. 

As part of implementation, Integrity Software offer a range of training services, which provide your staff with the skills required to get to grips with and make the most of our software. By ensuring that staff are receiving high quality training, it can help ease the fear of change and ensure your digital transformation goes as smoothly as possible.

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2. Support

Digital transformation is a big step for any construction company, and without the right support you risk not getting the most out of your chosen software. 

Sharing knowledge of the new system internally, and not relying on one single point of contact to have all the answers, is essential.

Integrity Software customers don’t have to rely solely on internal support, thanks to our brilliant support team. By offering our customers access to a first-class telephone and online helpdesk portal, we are here to provide support throughout your software implementation and beyond. 

3. Cost

The cost of digital transformation can be a barrier for many companies. Whilst the initial investment may seem hefty, it’s important to evaluate the benefits this transition would provide in the long-term. 

By investing in your digital transformation journey, in the long-run you could save your company precious time and resources so it’s important to way up the costs vs benefits. For example, if you invest in getting a number of team members fully trained in the new system, they then have the resources to train other members of staff. 

4. Security

One advantage of digital transformation is the ability to allow data to be accessible to employees anytime and anywhere. However, many companies are concerned with the security risk of this, making security concerns a barrier to digital transformation.

By using our newest software, Evolution Mx, security risks can be easily minimised. For starters, you have full control over which employees have access to certain data, meaning you are in control of who see and manages confidential information. 

5. Choosing the right partner

A completely new IT system is a big investment so choosing the right partner is an important factor, and is very often another key barrier to digital transformation. 

It’s important to ascertain what services your company requires and which areas of your company can be improved by digitising. This will help you decide which partner is best for you.

Here at Integrity Software we offer a completely free, no-obligation demo of our software, tailored to the specific challenges your company is facing. This means that you have the opportunity to see if we’re the right partner for you before you have to make any decisions.

Request your free demo today to see how our construction-specific accounting and management software can form an important part of your digital transformation.

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