BlueBeam is a program that some of our customers use as their management tool. It is a little more cumbersome than Plan Grid. We would certainly prefer using PlanGrid over other products that we have tried. Our field staff prefers to have a consistent platform to share the information. They don't want to learn different systems if they can avoid it.
20 - All of our field supervisors have PlanGrid accounts so that we can share information in real time. When we get revised plan pages we upload them and the field team has access to them immediately. This helps us reduce errors and communication problems between the office and the field team.
8 - Our Project Managers and Project Engineers are tasked with keeping each project account up to date. We rely on them to make sure that our field teams have the correct information at their fingertips in a timely manner. This helps us reduce errors and communication issues between the team and the office staff.
The biggest thing for us is the real time information sharing between the team members.
One of the other benefits is that it works both ways. If the field has a question about a scope issue they can snap a picture, push it to master, and the Project Manager can see what they are asking about and address it immediately.
We also share company specific documents that all of our field leaders are required to have access to when they are on site. We can change these documents and share to all of the teams with relative ease.
We have stated to use some of the other functions that PlanGrid seems to add periodically. Some of our field supervisors are using the daily logs and seem to like it better than hand writing the information daily.
We are starting to use it for time cards.
The punch list feature has saved us a few times because we were able to document damage before the punch list was generated.
We are at the point where we have shown our teams what is possible with this software. We cannot take it away and go back to the way we used to do things. I think that they would push back on us to give them access to something electronic. It is a good program that we will continue to use.