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Get excited for this month’s dose of e-builder® and construction snacks! Check out the latest tips on version control permissions, time tracking workflows, new features, and construction insight! It’ll give you just the boost you needed.
e-Builder® Module Breakdown
Get a Taste of the Time Tracking Module
Time is money and this module helps keep all your time nice and organized!
Made simple to give users a great experience.
Easily customizable so that it flows right into your current company structure.
Put together a workflow customized to work best for your company and ditch all the paper timesheets!
Having a good grasp on Submittals is a key step in making the most of your e-Builder® construction software. Let’s take a look at a typical Submittals scenario and break down its elements:
Aaron (Engineer): “I need a Material Test Report. Here are the specifications.”
Steel Supply (Supplier): “I received your request! Here is a submittal that should meet your specifications.”
Aaron: Reviews the submitted item and either approves or rejects it
A simple Submittal workflow may only involve the Engineer and Supplier, but a complex Submittal workflow often involves several layers that can include the Owner, Builder, Architect/Engineers, Suppliers, Subcontractors and more.
There are different stakeholders on both the owner and vendor sides, depending on what is being submitted and the individual or organization’s trade specialty. Likewise, there are often challenges or additional moving parts to the traditional Submittal process that can include: Expert opinions, communication (or lack thereof), speed, record keeping, etc.
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Get Your Questions Answered With Our Toast Expert – LOS!
e-Builder® doesn’t allow you to group a report by a formula column that you create, are you able to with the BI tool?
Yes, you can do that with the BI tool.
Is it possible to create a group to be used in a request comment? So like a user can request comment from a group of people?
Yes, follow these steps: 1. Click Contacts, then Groups tab 2. Add Group 3. Start typing the group name when requesting comment
If a request comment email gets forwarded along can everyone down the forward chain access the process instance?
Yes, they can see instances, attachments, and make comments.
Can you Import the MBE/DBE/WBE information for new or existing companies?
Yes, using a Company Import file, you can have these fields as columns with a Yes/No value and import the data directly into new or existing company records; it will display as a checkbox next to the field on the Classifications section of the company record
The Version Control permission only provides the ability to Check-out/Check-in documents. Without this permission, version control still works if the file has the same name.
Check out this nifty new e-Builder® feature roll-out! The message below now appears whenever you take action on a step, confirming the action has been completed:
A spinner indicator (like the one below) also now appears as a process moves to the next step, letting you know that the action is in progress:
Featured e-Builder® Consultant
Dan Edge – Consultant
Dan had more than five years of experience as a business analyst with e-Builder® under his belt before joining Avicado in 2018. Working primarily within the healthcare and higher education sectors, Dan is a versatile problem-solver who gets along with everyone he meets.
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