Sage Launches New Job Ready Resources to Help Construction and Real Estate Companies Tackle IT Planning
IRVINE, Calif. (June 25, 2013) – Sage North America today announced new educational resources to help construction and real estate companies transform their information technology (IT) investment from a cost center into a revenue generator.
“Many construction and real estate firms still view IT investments as a necessary evil. In fact, according to Gartner Research, construction companies spend less on IT (as a percentage of revenue) than any other major industry,” said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. “But that’s quickly changing. Leading construction and real estate companies, big and small, are recognizing IT as a critical component of their strategic plans.”
New IT education and planning resources are available on the Sage Job Ready website. The resources can help companies better understand the opportunities that four game-changing IT trends – cloud, mobility, big data and social technologies – can offer their businesses. The site also provides access to IT planning best practices, a video providing insights from a 20-year IT veteran, templates to help companies create their own strategic IT plan, and other resources to help a company keep current on IT advances within the construction and real estate industry.
“By investing intelligently in emerging technologies, companies can quickly realize improved business results and dramatically increase their company’s competitiveness,” adds Witty. “We are rapidly seeing investments in key technologies, like cloud and mobile, becoming the great equalizer among smaller and larger organizations.”
Companies can also review a free Job Ready IT Trends e-book on the site or download it through the Apple App Store to gain additional insight into how companies can use key IT trends to improve collaboration, gain efficiency and increase their bottom line.
Job Ready is an educational initiative designed to empower construction and real estate companies to think boldly, act decisively, and run their businesses more efficiently. The Job Ready site also provides resources for construction companies that want greater visibility into their business. To learn more about Job Ready, visit sage-job-ready.com. To learn more about Sage Construction and Real Estate products contact Sage at 1-800-628-6583 or [email protected].
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Sage keeps projects moving with the most job-ready and people-connected solutions for construction and real estate. Its 40,000 customers manage more than 400,000 jobs, 5.7 million subcontracts and 622,000 rental units each year with Sage products, including: Sage Construction Anywhere, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office), Sage 300 Trade Specialty (formerly Sage Timberline Enterprise), Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating), Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) and Sage 50 Construction Accounting (formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction). Follow Sage Construction and Real Estate on Twitter® (www.twitter.com/sageconstruct), Facebook® (www.facebook.com/SageConstructionandRealEstate) and LinkedIn® (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sage-Construction-Real-Estate-3729866) and through its Plumb Bob Square Rants blog (blog.sagecre.com).
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