Homebuilder Vendor & Buyer Portals Improve Efficiency & Productivity
Are you familiar with the concept of a Portal — sometimes referred to as a neutral platform in the cloud?
Portals provide users with the ability to view — and sometimes update — information developed by a variety of systems and managed by different organizations in a single location. Typically, they’re accessible via the Internet and available, anytime/anywhere.
What can a construction Portal do for your organization, vendors and/or buyers? An effective Portal provides data access, governed by credentials, to all appropriate stakeholders.
Let’s take a look at a real-world example: vendors log into CPS’ FieldCollaborate Portal to view or print their construction schedules, punch items, and safety assessments. In addition, they’re able to view the latest builder documents and drawings.
Home buyers, on the other hand, log into the FieldCollaborate Portal and find their home’s schedule as well as stage-of-construction photos.
If we consider just this set of participants, can you think of the reduced number of phone calls, faxes, emails and misunderstandings? Portals make the entire enterprise more efficient and productive! Home buyers feel empowered and their satisfaction levels improve, as well.
Home builders use Portals to share information internally, as well. What’s more disruptive than having multiple sources for information? A well-managed Portal provides the same information to everyone (governed by access credentials, of course) — and it’s all available anywhere, anytime via the cloud!