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How to Choose a Flexible PMIS that Won’t Box You In

It feels good to stretch. 

Lengthening our muscles helps reduce tension, increase blood flow and – perhaps best of all – boost our flexibility. That enhanced pliability leads to greater ease of movement. 

These benefits are similar to those seen when construction efforts are managed by a project management information system (PMIS) that allows all stakeholders involved in capital programs to stretch and adapt to new situations, such as environmental regulations, supply chain disruptions or an exciting new innovation. 

Kahua’s PMIS is designed for out-of-the-box functionality as well as the capacity to conform as best suits customers’ business practices. Kahua can handle these changes. It was created to flex with the ebbs and flows of industry. 

The best technology delivers continuous improvement and efficiency. No other PMIS platform can flex as innovations arise; their architecture simply will not let it. That means customers are being held hostage by the enterprise system that once held great potential.  

They can supplement these with point solutions, which create silos of data. And wasn’t that what they were looking to get away from when they bought it? 

Dodge Data Analytics surveyed owners in the construction industry within the healthcare, education, commercial and government sectors; 40% of those reported being limited in their PMIS because it could not be conformed to the way they wanted to run their programs. Up to 75% said they had to conduct specific processes outside of their PMIS because it could not handle all their needs. 

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected Kahua’s enterprise-wide construction PMIS to increase project team productivity, promote collaboration for more effective delivery practices and improve project and program outcomes. When the GSA realized it needed an additional feature to track projects’ anticipated reductions in climate-changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Kahua created the Sustainability App just for that purpose. 

The app also keeps tabs on the GSA’s diversion of construction and demolition waste from landfills, as well as tracks nationwide project scopes, energy performance, LEED certification and compliance with environmental laws. Kahua’s flexibility is enabling GSA to do exactly what it needs to do. 

For some, the functionality built into out-of-the-box Kahua is all they need, and they can be up and running in 90 days. For others – like GSA – that modification ability provides the greatest opportunity to deliver construction projects on time and on budget. 

Discover how Kahua is bending over backward to help our customers get the job done.  

About the Author

Patricia McCarter is Senior Industry Content Manager at Kahua specializing in Government and Commercial Construction. She engages in high-level executive communications, messaging strategy, social media and content marketing, bolstered by a background in journalism.

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