5 Helpful Tips for New StratusVue Users

Deciding to utilize Construction Management software is a big step. But taking the leap will increase your company’s efficiency as well as save you time and money. A painless implementation process and a user-first experience are vital to successful adoption and usage of your new software. At StratusVue, we want to make it as easy as possible to make the transition.

You’ll hear the word ‘process’ a lot in this blog. That’s the best thing about new software, it will create and maintain a process. The following five items will ultimately make the use of StratusVue seamless and successful.

Know Your Goals
A trouble-free and straightforward process is one of the main goals of every software. Therefore, it’s important to map out what processes to maintain, improve, and eliminate. That way, you’ll be able to use StratusVue to your full advantage.

Evaluate Your Strategy
With StratusVue, it is easy to delegate tasks to create additional savings. For example, assign an employee to focus specifically on document control. This creates consistency in the way projects are set up, run, and organized. All of your information becomes centralized and simplified.
Operating Procedures
Even though you may already have a successful process in place, it’s worth one more review. You might find areas to improve cost management. Look at how certain cost events are written as well as how far they go until additional approval is required. Also, consider how and when information is stored and if it’s beneficial. Cost Management is important; so providing our team with a good outline will ensure success.
Workflows and Approvals
To make the setup process simple, map out your current workflows and approvals of RFIs and submittals. Also, review cost events both internally and externally. Your internal checks and balances process will improve by utilizing a formal workflow.
Assign Tasks
The last thing is pretty simple but just as valuable. Make sure to decide who does what. It sounds obvious but when you break down who is performing what data entry on a project it will prove fruitful. Take a day and evaluate your projects to make sure that the team knows who is doing what.

Change is never easy.  Different things work for different people so having an unorganized system leads to inconsistency and frustration. So remember: StratusVue will help take your team to the next level in achieving one common goal. We are here to enable you to achieve great things!

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5 Benefits of Switching to StratusVue

Here at StratusVue, we offer the best software on the market for construction management. Our product covers the full spectrum of functionality with Cost Management, Project Management, and Invitation to Bid.

Today we are talking about how StratusVue improves Document Control.

Document control is essential for collaboration but it can be time-consuming. For instance, you’ll usually need to edit, revise, link, and distribute drawings or file documents. That’ll take up more time than you think.

But imagine an automated way to streamline each of those tasks all in one central hub. Well, we did the dreaming for you and now you get to reap the benefits.

StratusDrive and StratusLink guarantee improvement to your management system and here’s how:

Everything is in One Place

Having a central location that holds everything involved in the project eliminates the task of searching through different locations to find what you need.

Ability to Markup, Measure and Distribute

Being able to mark-up your documents and keep your construction set clean is important. We provide mark-up, measuring, and distributing without needing an outside license to read or edit PDFs, 2d/3d models, and images.

Provides Flexibility

If you change your sets, our software makes it easy to create the next iteration. If you want to distribute single sheets or bound sets we handle the transition. A task that typically takes hours can now be done in minutes due to automated linking.

Automated Linking

It’s important to make sure collaboration is as seamless as possible. Our ‘check out’ and ‘lock out’ feature allow changes to be made in a document while others are still using the file. Once you close your updates, each team member immediately has access to the most recent version.

Complete Automation

With StratusDrive and StratusLink you don’t need to find connections, create zones for linking or do your work offline because it’s all done automatically. But don’t worry, we give you the opportunity to proof it and make necessary edits before pushing it to your team.

Interested in seeing how it works? Register for our live learning event on August 21 for a demonstration on how our software operates.