Manage your schedule like a pro with RaveBuild

Life in the construction industry is fast moving and frequently changing, and trying to keep a schedule up to date and actually follow it is a job in itself. Things get delayed, issues arise, and people have to cancel. Unfortunately, that’s just part of the process, and every time it happens, you may find it affecting your entire upcoming schedule. Luckily, RaveBuild can help combat these issues and keep things running smoothly!

7dschedThe first thing you will see when logging in to your RaveBuild account is your 7-Day Schedule, located on the right side of the page. This is exactly what it says it is, and gives you an idea of what tasks need to be accomplished throughout the upcoming week.

Each task is colour coded, appointments are coded in red, and scheduled tasks or follow-ups to be completed are coded blue. One fantastic feature of our schedule, is the ability to click on individual tasks, and mark them as “complete” as you finish each one. This easily helps you see if you are on track, or if you need to adjust your schedule.

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Easily adjusting your schedule is another great feature within Rave. Let’s say you’re on track with a project, when all of a sudden it starts pouring rain on your job site. Suddenly, it’s too muddy to drive your machines and continue. It may even take an extra day or two just for the ground to be dry enough to work again! Just like that, you’re off schedule and need to adapt. Luckily, you can go into the RaveBuild app, and choose to adjust either your entire schedule, or only individual tasks to compensate for this delay. No more scratching your head trying to imagine how your adjusted schedule looks. Simply go into your calendar and adjust your tasks. The best part? Your crew, clients, and contractors can see changes pertaining to them, and they are instantly made aware of the change as soon as it is made. No need to make phone calls to everyone, simply make a few clicks, and everyone is notified. Saving you hours of running around in the process!

 

The calendar feature gives you a monthly view of your schedule, and allows you to manage your personal schedule rather than your whole crew’s. In your personal calendar, Rave allows you to set your own tasks to be completed and schedule appointments for your own viewing. If needed, you can simply make them visible so others will know that you’re not available at a certain time.

 

Having a synced calendar allows you to better manage not only your time, but your crew and contractors as well. With the click of a button, you save time that may have otherwise been spent making phone calls to update everyone on what is going on.

To learn more about how you RaveBuild can help you manage your schedule more effectively, and give you more free time, get in contact with us at: https://ravebuild.co.nz/ or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ravebuildmanagement/  

 

 

Join us for the WBCRT Button Lunch

buttonlunchinfo At RaveBuild, we take great pride in developing technology that will help others down the road, and we support other forward-focused groups as well. This is why we have partnered with the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT), as the sponsor for their second annual Button lunch! The Button Lunch is a fundraiser to raise money for the WBCRT to further their research, and help countless women around the world in the fight against breast cancer. The WBCRT takes a great deal of pride in their research and has helped both local and international researchers in their pursuit of a cure for breast cancer.

The Button Lunch is a celebration of those who have won their battle with cancer, and also of progress made towards finding a cure. Hosted at the Sir Don Rowlands Centre, this event will begin at 12pm on Friday, September 28th, and feature a luncheon, silent auctions, and fabulous entertainment. All are welcome, and we encourage anyone to buy a ticket to the event and join us as we all raise money for a fantastic cause, and keep the WBCRT at the forefront of international breast cancer research.

To RSVP to the event, please click Register to reserve a table, or Donate to simply help fund further research. We hope to see some familiar faces, and get to know more at this afternoon of celebration!

 

Stay connected using cloud-based software

As a project manager, having everything you need at your fingertips means that you can tick off more tasks on your to do list – and get more work done.  Yet, how often is that truly the case? How often do you find yourself digging through piles of paperwork or scrolling through email after email in search of a document? How often are you interrupted by subcontractors or clients keeping them in the loop on what is going on, and when you need them on site? If you can relate to these issues, RaveBuild has a solution for you.

Ravebuild is cloud based project management software, allowing you, your contractors, and your clients to constantly be informed about what is going on with each project you have running. Rather than constantly being interrupted by your subcontractors, eliminate the need by having the project details, schedule and documents readily available in the (FREE to download) RaveBuild app. By doing this, you can let them know if things have been delayed, and when you need them on a job. They can easily (and securely) upload invoices, materials lists, and other important documents via the app, making documentation easily accessible for both you and your contractor.

“Rave is simple and easy to use. I save heaps of time as the entire team can access information and documents for each project and see all upcoming tasks on the schedule.” – Mark, Project Manager

Additionally, you can streamline communication with your crew by doing anything from updating schedules and managing time sheets, to monitoring the supply of materials. By having the flexibility to set permissions (access to information) within RAVE for each individual, everyone can see the relevant information that pertains to them – resulting in better communication, less confusion, and less down time.

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Having cloud-based storage doesn’t just benefit the team on the tools though. Clients reap the benefits of having peace of mind throughout their build by being able to access invoices as well as progress photos.  You also have the option of providing engaged clients with real time access to the schedule. Keeping clients informed is one of the keys to keeping clients happy, and by providing them with real-time updates, RaveBuild makes that easier than ever.

To learn more about how you can get on board with our project management software, contact us at: http://ravebuild.co.nz and follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ravebuildmanagement/