This guide explains how UK Export Finance can help you make sure your purchases of goods or services from the UK come with attractive terms of finance.
The UK has a long tradition of innovation and excellence, and is the world’s sixth-largest exporter. With an open and friendly business environment, and expertise in sectors ranging from manufacturing and construction to services and technology, the UK is a trusted business partner to buyers around the world.
Thanks to our flexible and competitive financing solutions, buying from the UK is more attractive than ever.
This KPMG report looks at the typical costs associated with setting up and operating a manufacturing business in Bahrain, compared to the costs in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
It covers company format>on; land rental and construction; utilities; manpower; visas and labor; and ports and commerce.
Published By: Autodesk
Published Date: Sep 04, 2014
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Today, more than 70% of building designs are based on BIM—and the trend toward BIM designs is accelerating.*
In fact, manufacturers that create and provide quality BIM-ready product models to AEC firms can increase the likelihood that firms will specify their products.**
Get the white paper, BIM content creation: a how-to guide for building product manufacturers, to learn about creating BIM content through in-house development, outsourcing, or working with Autodesk.
*McGraw-Hill Construction, "The Business Value of BIM in North America: Multi-Year Trend Analysis and User Ratings (2007–2012)"
** Autodesk Seek User Survey Results, 2013
The construction game's changed. In order to stay competitive, you need increased visibility and control of your projects, from bid to cash. That's why contractors have turned to optimized, comprehensive solutions to get the end-to-end control they need for success.
Learn how to monitor and improve profitability, increase productivity, gain control and deep visibility of operations, and how to become more proactive and less reactive in decision-making by reading this eBook from Maxwell Systems.
With more and more homes and commercial buildings popping up all over North America, it’s clear that the construction industry is picking up. Collectively, this is good news, because expansion means prosperity. However, if everyone else is growing, then your lumber and building materials (LBM) business needs to as well. During this era of recovery and growth, it’s imperative for LBM dealers to keep asking themselves three questions:
1. Is my business’ growth keeping pace with my local market and my competitors?
2. Is my company able to do more with less during this era of growth?
3. Do I understand why my customers buy from me, and am I outperforming my competitors in those areas?
For years, Epicor has helped LBM businesses reach their full potential by providing them with the tools they need to compete and grow. You want to outperform the competition. Read this white paper to learn how Epicor solutions can help.
Jonas Construction Software has been present in construction and service management since 1990 and is the choice of more than 1,000 contractors in various construction trades. Since 2007, Jonas has won six prestigious award for its paperless service management applications. In 2010 the company won a "Top Product" award for their service management program. The software manages the business activities of firms in a variety of construction trades but handles the mechanical/HVAC, electrical and plumbing trades especially well. The software also contains extensive functionality to handle the general contracting trade.
GHD, a global company employing over 8500 people across 10 countries providing engineering, architecture, environment, and construction services to public and private sector clients, anticipates a cost savings of USD 1 million per year after implementing Riverbed’s SteelConnect across their organization.
Understand how GHD:
• Reduced their networking overhaul from 3 months to just 4 weeks
• Enabled zero-touch network deployments to 50+ branch offices
• Seamlessly integrated SteelConnect into existing Riverbed WAN and application optimization solutions
• Reduced global telecommunications costs by 75%
• Provided access to their entire business services offering to all connected end users
• Shifted costs from expensive MPLS connections
Published By: BirdDog
Published Date: Jul 23, 2014
Learn how your construction company can elevate applicants with the best fit to the top of your recruitment list with the aide of an applicant tracking system and see how this will ensure that the right people end up at your business.
Published By: BirdDog
Published Date: Jul 23, 2014
Learn about the top 5 tips construction, engineering, and supply companies are using to improve their recruiting strategy and see how a refined recruiting strategy will allow you to recruit the best talent for your business.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
In this case study, Erik Haarstad, Chief Financial Officer at REED Construction, discusses how DocuSign helps them become a more efficient company. With DocuSign, REED is able to mitigate risk and reduce costs: the company can send out a safety contract and have it signed within minutes, which frees the company of liabilities and keeps business moving forward.
In the construction industry, as in business generally, risk management involves identifying risks, assessing them and then developing strategies to manage them. Organizations that manage risk well enjoy financial savings, greater productivity and service quality, improved success rates of new projects and better decision making. It is clear that, in today's complex business environment, risk factors are wide reaching, and are intrinsically linked to achieving organizational objectives.
For years, an IT staffer at ITW Construction Products had to come to work early every morning to prepare the company's ERP system for the new day. At first, the process of incorporating the previous day's business activities into the ERP database took 30 minutes. As the company grew, the job ballooned to 2-1/2 hours.
Construction companies are meeting the challenge of ever-intensifying competition by refining their business operations with standardized operating practices and “visible” information that is shared among multiple departments.
“Before, only owners who wanted to grow a very large company would worry about transitioning from the informal business they started to formalized, standardized business processes,” says Jim Flynn, CEO of Maxwell Systems, a leading provider of construction management software solutions, expert services, and best practices. “But in the current environment, you also have to make that transition just to stay competitive and improve your profitability.”
This wnhitepaper illustrates how Oracle’s Project and Construction Execution Solution for integrated cost and schedule delivery helps ensure project success by uniting business processes and data from the time a contract is created to when work is completed at the job site.