Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, has nearly doubled the number of subcontractors on the Procore platform within the past 12 months across Canada, the U.S., the UK, and Australia and New Zealand.
Procore’s commitment to providing solutions that support the needs of everyone in construction has yielded strong adoption rates among subcontractors. Today, more than 1,200 companies are utilizing Procore to manage their businesses while hundreds of thousands of tradespeople access Procore on jobs annually to save time and money through streamlined communication and business processes between the field and office.
“Specialty contractors work on multiple jobs for various general contractors and owners. Because of this high volume, multi-project environment, specialty contractors need a single source of truth for all their work. Procore helps ensure they have access to all the information they need to do their jobs — quickly and easily,” said Jas Saraw, vice president, Canada at Procore. “In addition, we help them collaborate with their teams to improve processes, minimize costs, be more efficient and work safely.”
British Columbia’s Pitt Meadows Plumbing says its partnership with Procore has improved its processes. “There’s real value in our installers having up-to-date information at their fingertips,” said Austin Wilson, assistant project manager, Pitt Meadows Plumbing.
“It was easy for me to adjust to,” added Shalana Morton, senior project manager, Pitt Meadows Plumbing. “What says it all is that we have people who are now using Procore and they have been working here for more than 25 years.”
The Procore mobile app allows contractors to easily communicate from any jobsite back to the office, reducing the amount of time spent driving from jobsite to the office and between other in-progress jobs. The Procore platform makes it possible to connect accounting systems like Quickbooks, Sage 100, Sage 300 and others directly into the Procore account so there’s real-time access to job costs and profitability.
“We’ve seen immeasurable improvements in accuracy of labour data. We used to spend hours every week organizing time from different crews and jobs that was sent in on scraps of paper and cardboard box lids,” said Brandon Lopez, field operations manager, ABLe Communications. “With Procore’s timesheets tool, our foremen enter accurate crew time and select correct cost codes every day. The approvals features then give us a built-in checks and balances for accuracy before payroll processing.”
Additionally, people entering the construction workforce through educational courses at trade associations are being taught using the management software. Thousands of tradespeople are entering the workforce with the knowledge of how to utilize the platform on their jobs through strategic partnerships between Procore.org and organizations like the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, United Association, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust, Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, and the electrical training ALLIANCE.