California, US-based Corecon, a provider of SaaS-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, has announced new features for its Corecon Mobile app and TeamLink Portal. The updates were developed to complement the increasingly SME-friendly version of Corecon’s browser-based software released in August 2016 (post), with Corecon increasingly marketing the suite as a basis for collaboration connecting office and site personnel plus subcontractors (though not targeting subcontractors in particular, like eSUB – post).
The modernised iOS and Android Corecon mobile apps have a new user interface and navigation functions, making it easier to view and add construction project information from a smartphone or tablet device. Corecon says field staff can quickly enter daily logs, timecards, miscellaneous expenses and view alerts from the app’s home page.
The apps provide tools available in the Corecon browser-based solution, but capitalise on the features of their individual devices, allowing users to take progress photos, use speech-to-text functions and import contacts directly from their smartphone or tablet. And information entered in Corecon Mobile immediately appears in the browser-based version, eliminating the need for data synchronisation across devices.
Corecon customer, David Pratt, chief estimator/senior project manager at Whitlock & Shelton Construction says:
“The Corecon Mobile app serves as the documentation lifeline between our field and office staff. We primarily use the app as a tool for our construction site personnel to submit daily reports and to track the overall progress of our projects, as well as our subcontractors and our own labor force. Because the new interface mimics Corecon’s desktop version, we are all on the same page and can access the information in a similar fashion, whether we are working on-site or in our office.”
The Corecon TeamLink Portal is a user-friendly web-based service that enables subscribers to seamlessly connect project team members, providing the project owner, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers with secure, real-time access to project information.