Getting the right software can make your business more effective, and help you make sure you're as efficient as possible.
Selecting the right software for your business can make a big difference to your bottom line.
Whether you're a multi-disciplinary practice, small architectural firm or engineers, it's important to make sure the software you select matches the tasks you need it for.
The right features and functions means you won't have disrupted workflows as you attempt work-around to a solution that would otherwise be delivered by an alternative product.
What do you want your software to do?
The first thing is to look at what your software is typically going to be required for and how you will integrate with other design trades. Will you require fully co-ordinated designs? Are you working with or towards BIM Level 1,2,3....? Do you need to co-ordinate your design with Architects, Structural Engineers, Surveyors, M&E Consultants etc. Are your designs replicated or forming part of a scheme?
Once you have worked out your needs, or discussed your needs with a Computer Aided Business Systems Limited consultant, you can begin to select the tool that best suits your design requirements. We can then work together to facilitate the purchase of the required/desired software product(s).
Builders, plumbers, couriers etc.
Builders and other tradesmen, delivery drivers etc. all invest in an essential tool for their trade....a decent van. Popular by choice for many years has been the Ford Transit, and we take a look at how other businesses invest in the tools of their trade, and compare this with an essential tool to the Architectural/Construction design trades.
We appreciate that the purchase of an Autodesk application isn't all that is required for you to do your work, it is possible that other complimentary software tools maybe required, as are computer workstations and an office to work from. Equally, a builder/tradesman will require more than just a van, they too will require an assortment of costly tools.
What we are suggesting is, do not look at costs alone. Look at the bigger picture, and recognise that other areas of your business or profession invest similar sums to meet their business objectives. They do not undervalue themselves with inappropriate or unsatisfactory tools - so why should you!