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Buying construction reporting software? 6 reasons you should choose PlanRadar 

02.02.2024 | 4 min read | Written by George Barnes

Are you tired of drowning in paperwork, chasing down project updates, and missing out on real-time insights?  

It’s time to put an end to the chaos.  

PlanRadar is a centralised platform that optimises various aspects of construction reporting, communication, and project documentation. In this article we’ll offer 6 great reasons why PlanRadar is the right choice to make if you’re looking to purchase construction reporting software. 

6 reasons why you should choose PlanRadar for construction reporting 


1. Digital construction documentation 

2. Efficient data collection 

3. Photo Management 

4. Automated report customisation 

5. Improved cooperation and communication 

6. Accessibility of data 

PlanRadar has enabled our site inspection teams to gather site data quickly and efficiently, whilst significantly reducing the time required to process and present this data. There is huge potential to utilise PlanRadar further in the 3D-sphere and provide our clients with the best possible service.

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If you’re looking for reporting solutions, you’re probably wondering what sets PlanRadar apart from the competition. That’s what we aim to answer here. Contained in this article are 6 ways that PlanRadar can make construction reporting easier, quicker and more efficient. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it. 

1: Digital construction documentation 

With PlanRadar, you can digitise all of your construction documentation, including plans, drawings, specifications, and other documents.  

Digital documentation saves you a significant amount of time and money, as you will no longer need to rely on paper documents to complete your reporting processes. With everything kept digitally (and securely) in one place, finding the right document is simple, and you can be sure that you’re always working from the latest version.  

2: Efficient data collection 

Accurate and up-to-date data is the backbone of construction reporting and PlanRadar streamlines data collection. The platform automates the data collection process, reducing manual data entry errors and ensuring accuracy.  

All collected data is centralised, making it easily accessible to all stakeholders involved in the project. Furthermore, data is automatically synchronised to the cloud, ensuring that everyone has access to the latest information in real-time. 

3: Photo Management 

Effective photo management is crucial in construction reporting, and PlanRadar offers an array of features to streamline this process.  

You can easily record photos and videos directly on construction plans, making it simple to pinpoint specific issues or milestones. Retrieving photos and videos is easy, ensuring that everyone involved in the project is on the same page.  

Additionally, you can create and share photo albums with project stakeholders, making it simple to showcase project progress. When generating reports, you can include embedded photos and videos, providing a visual context to the information. 

A great example of how effective photo management can help your construction projects is Part L legislation. As you can see in this webinar we produced in conjunction with Global HSE, PlanRadar’s phot management is a fantastic tool for tackling this kind of reporting challenge.  

4. Automated report customisation 

We understand that every construction project is unique – that’s why we offer customisable templates to accommodate your specific needs. You can create custom report templates based on your requirements, saving time by automating the report generation process.  

The software also makes it easy to share reports with stakeholders with just a few clicks. You can share reports by email, or you can generate a link to the report that stakeholders can access. 

5. Improved cooperation and communication 

Effective communication and collaboration are at the heart of every successful report. And PlanRadar improves communication by centralising all project communication in one place, making it easy for all stakeholders to stay informed.  

In turn, this creates enhanced transparency and accountability among project stakeholders which fosters better decision-making and project management – reducing mistakes and speeding up projects. One result of this is a reduction in costly rework, which according to our research can amount to as much as 11% of project costs.  

6. Accessibility of data 

Construction professionals are often on the move – switching between site and office. In this situation, accessing the data you need can be a nightmare, especially if it’s kept in various databases. In fact, research suggests that construction professionals can spend up to 5 hours a week just looking for the data they need.  

To make sure that your connection to the project is seamless, PlanRadar’s cloud-based platform ensures that your data is accessible anytime, anywhere.  

Your project data is securely stored in the cloud, making it accessible from any location. You can share data with stakeholders securely and easily, ensuring that sensitive information remains protected. What’s more, you can also use the app offline, and data will automatically get uploaded once you’re back online, which is idea for those construction sites that have no phone signal or Wi-Fi.  

The ease of data accessibility and sharing helps streamline your construction reporting process, saving you both time and money. 

Still wondering which construction reporting software is best? Try PlanRadar for free and see for yourself.  

PlanRadar is a comprehensive construction reporting software solution that can help you save time and money, improve communication and collaboration, and deliver projects on time and budget.  

With its powerful features and flexible pricing plans, PlanRadar is the perfect solution for businesses of all sizes. 

Book a free demo today and one of our experts will walk you through exactly how PlanRadar can fit into your workflow and make your reporting quicker, easier and more effective. 

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