Leveraging innovative technology to drive growth in construction with IFS Cloud

Build the foundations for success in a disrupted market

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Construction and engineering firms often operate on tight margins. Now they are facing even greater pressures due to labor shortages, productivity levels and a rapidly globalizing industry that in many markets has brought new entrants. Despite these challenges, developments in new technology and construction methods have energized the industry. Many engineering and construction companies are quickly realizing that relocating activities formerly done onsite to a shop environment, similar to a manufacturing industry model, can contribute to significant gains in productivity and margins.

Integrated project and lifecycle management

Construction goes offsite and modular

In order to succeed, contractors may need to become more agile and embrace this major change, transitioning to an offsite manufacturing delivery model. Whether this is offsite or modular manufacturing, it relies on factory-made modules and components that are shipped and assembled on site. Offsite and modular manufacturing delivery methods allows project delivery to be more predictable, and faster — at a lower cost and higher quality.

To take full advantage of this new opportunity to increase revenues and margins, consider adapting quickly to the accelerating construction integrated manufacturing model. Ultimately, success in the new digital era for construction will come by harnessing the power of technologies to integrate processes across the business and develop the fast-changing, disruptive services that clients and owners demand.

Leveraging years of deep industry experience in the construction and manufacturing industries, together, Baker Tilly and IFS help construction businesses looking to begin modular construction address the difficulties that come with legacy software, silos of data, constraints on capital, poor processes and fragmented resources. Our team delivers unique industry-specific functionality, expertise and technology insight that empowers construction businesses in today’s unstable economy.

Exceptional project lifecycle control with IFS

Implementation services include:

 Baker Tilly provides the construction industry with a full complement of resources and capabilities and an approach to IFS software implementations that is transformational. Baker Tilly specializes in a package-enabled process approach resulting in market-leading digital transformation.

We work alongside our clients and teach them all facets of their IFS implementation so they fully understand and can take complete ownership at the end of the engagement with confidence.

With fully integrated change management as well as project and program management capabilities, we bring a proven methodology that combines “tried and true” implementation principles with flexible techniques for successful implementations. We focus on the business process rather than a simple functional installation — an approach to an ERP evaluation and implementation that sets us apart.

Specific services include:

  • Application development
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Data solutions
  • Digital transformation
  • Enterprise solutions

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