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Maxwell regularly is asked to contribute authored articles to trade magazines and discuss trends, issues, and solutions with editors and reporters of trade publications. Here we share a sampling of articles that have been bylined by Maxwell Systems, include quotes from interviews with Maxwell leaders, and feature stories and comments by construction professionals who have experienced great success through partnership with Maxwell.


Empowering Construction With Mobile Technology

The construction industry is rapidly adopting mobile technologies, especially because team members tend to be dispersed and on the move. Using construction software and an iPad app, contractors gain mobile access to business-critical applications, such as project management, estimating, accounting, and inventory and equipment management. This puts decision-making power in real time, anywhere, for wide-reaching benefits to a construction firm. This article spotlights eight benefits that empower contractors.
Construction Executive – January 2014


3 Technology Trends that Will Impact You

Industry experts are finally reporting positive growth numbers for the construction market. These indications signal a shift away from experiences during the economic downturn when contractors had to learn ways of running their businesses more efficiently in order to survive. Many contractors have realized technology is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in order to succeed in the world of increased competition and lower profit margins. This article spotlights three key ways that contractors are best leveraging technology to get ahead and stay ahead.
SitePrep – January 2014


Closing the Gap on Growth

Maxwell Systems president & CEO Jim Flynn was asked to share his opinions on the climate and direction of the industry, what’s influencing technology advancements, and how contractors are leveraging technology for best success. An excerpt: “We have a generational shift that will continue to gain momentum and we will continue to see an increase in technology use and also a diversity of new techniques to leverage technology to do things in new and powerful ways for better construction management.”
Modern Contractor Solutions – December 2013


Ahead of the Bid

When Mann’s Construction was seeing overhead expenses increase, the contractor looked to technology to better manage time and keep a competitive edge. By investing in a seamless software solution for takeoff and estimating, the company now bids more accurately, reduces overhead, and is more competitive. With up-to-the-minute accurate information and easy workflow, Mann’s keeps jobs on track, prevents costly mistakes, and captures additional profit.
Modern Contractor Solutions – December 2013


Technology Transforms Construction Management for Profitable Growth

Contractors looking for a competitive edge and take advantage of a fresh wave of activity coming out of the recession are leveraging technology to improve efficiency and profitability. Specifically, construction business leaders are deploying software to close the information gap and improve documentation and workflow. Doing so, they can more quickly identify profit opportunities, react to costly issues, and monitor project and financial activity closely for real-time insight and forecasting.
CIO Review – December 2013


Construction Technology: What’s Holding You Back?

Site Prep Tech speakers address common misconceptions and share strategies for success. Mike Gillum, Maxwell’s director of product management, Estimating, explained how to maximize return on investment in bidding software. And, Dan Frondorf, chief estimator at DG Frondorf Assoc., a Maxwell customer, explained how technology can increase more won bids.
Site Prep – November 2013


Tech Savvy: Training for Productivity

Training is a critical component to successful software implementation and for ongoing effective use of any software solution. Ensuring that all of the users have the proper training before they use the software will enable them to become productive much more quickly. With constant changes in technology, training is a valuable way to make the most of a software investment.
ASA’s The Contractor’s Compass – October 2013


Construction Executive’s Hot Companies 2013: Maxwell Systems

Maxwell Systems is the industry’s all-in-one source for construction solutions. Only Maxwell delivers innovative estimating, project management, and accounting software, expert services, and best practices from a single source to empower construction businesses. Among the 2013 Hot Companies, Maxwell is a trusted technology partner to 10,000 businesses, offers the industry’s only all-in-one construction solution, and is the strategic technology partner to ABC and advisor to the association’s members.
Construction Executive – October 2013


Modern Contractor Solutions

Managing Change for Increased Profitability

It’s no secret that change can be challenging to organizations as new processes may not seem intuitive and employees may resist it. However, by standardizing operations into repeatable business practices, contractors can empower their teams to work more efficiently and effectively—resulting in higher profitability. By implementing specific best practices about managing organizational change, construction companies can more easily implement technology and standardize processes necessary to unleash their full sales and profit potential.
Modern Contractor Solutions – September 2013


Construction Executive

Executive Insights From Construction Industry Leaders

Advances in technology are impacting contractors and accounting in powerful, profit-driven ways. For one, take cloud-based solutions, which can help free up cash flow, eliminate need and expense for on-site IT manager, and allows easy and secure access by accountants to handle reconciliations and instant reporting to the owner. Gone are the days where accounting firms need paper reporting or need to make a trip to your office to do their work.
Construction Executive – August 2013


Leveraging Software to Faster Bids, More Profit

By implementing software to automate the construction takeoff and estimating processes, contractors are realizing a significant return on their technology investment. With seamless solutions, construction companies can save valuable time and improve accuracy, as estimators can bid more jobs quicker with a competitive edge and profit margin. By empowering construction teams to communicate faster and react smarter, contractors will be better positioned to succeed and grow than if they stick with the antiquated methods of yesteryear.
Design Cost Data – July/August 2013


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