Building a successful business


With the downturn in the construction industry, it is a great time to review systems and procedures in any business.

This can include a review of the staffing resources to make best use of the talent of those who can help grow the business.

It is also a good time to reflect on some of those business decisions made in the past, and check that the controls put in place since have helped ensure the challenges ahead can be faced with confidence.

Databuild works closely with the industry to help grow its clients’ businesses. Providing software to some of New Zealand’s most successful builders, Databuild and its consulting network assist all of their customers to help them grow their business, even in difficult times.

Databuild does this by implementing business controls that include rapid estimating, accurately-costed quotes (no guestimating), simple price catalogue maintenance and quote request features — in addition to its purchase order and a “live” job costing system which provides accurate forecasting and a comprehensive general ledger accounting system for balance sheet, profit/loss and GST reporting.

The Construction Contracts Act is easily handled in the document control functionality, and customer service issues easily identified with the contact management systems.

If you would like a Databuild representative to come onsite for a free business systems review, call 0800 080 009, or visit

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