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Cydney Dorsey

Recent Posts by Cydney Dorsey:

Work In Progress Reporting

A favorite adage of mine is “you can’t improve what you don’t measure.” But you have to know what you want to determine before you can know what needs to be measured. In construction, the industry with the lowest start-up survival rate nationwide*, what most business owners need to know is as simple as this – are we going to make it?

Topics: UDA ConstructionSuite Business Building ConstructionSuite Financials

Growing Your Company in 2018

In my line of work, I get the opportunity to work with growing construction firms around the globe who are seeking a solution – a better way to do more. One of the most common areas companies initially need help is in capturing and tracking the right new leads. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard part – figuring out what works – and so to support your continued growth and success, here are 4 tips to getting more leads and closing more deals in 2018:

Topics: UDA ConstructionOnline UDA ConstructionSuite ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Business Building ConstructionOnline

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss by Using ConstructionOnline From The Field

As a project team member in the field, we know your day is full of challenges – from unforeseen weather conditions to demanding schedules, your priorities and your work can often be thrown way off track. To be able to maintain focus successfully, you need to maximize your efficiency and centralize your information in one place that is organized and accessible. ConstructionOnline, UDA’s comprehensive project management solution, is designed exactly for this purpose – improving the business of doing construction. Having helped hundreds of team members just like you find success with ConstructionOnline, I’m sharing the 4 ways to transform your day:

Topics: Business Building Best Practices ConstructionOnline

3 Scoops of QuickBooks Integration – Webinar Companion

Ian Schaefer, Senior QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and Ben Willis, Senior QuickBooks Integration Developer, come together in this Special Session Webinar to present the various QuickBooks Integration options available with UDA Technologies. If you missed the opportunity to join us live, you can find the recording below – as well as a summary of noted recommendations and most popular questions.

Topics: ConstructionSuite Quickbooks Integration Webinar Special Session Webinar

How to Organize Client Selections {Free App}

One of our most resounding recommendations when it comes to client selections is having a standard structure to serve as your guide when setting up new projects. A standard selections structure is best practice as it allows you to have a comprehensive reference of finishes to ensure every facet of the project is addressed sufficiently. Easily adapted from a finish schedule like this one, to a template of categories & subcategories in ConstructionOnline’s home construction Client Selections tool, these options can be customized for each individual project created going forward, but you aren’t having to reinvent the wheel every time.

Topics: UDA OnSite Mobile Apps Free Template Best Practices

Feature Spotlight: Home Climates - Punch Lists

Punch Lists are one of the features most in-demand for growing construction companies who are looking to improve field to office project management. As the primary tool for closing out projects successfully, Punch Lists are an important part of ensuring the completion and quality of the work you are presenting. Having a consistent process for managing punch lists allows for your projects to end on a happy note.

Topics: Success Stories Customer Spotlight

Feature Spotlight: A2E Builders - Client Selections

Many of the most successful companies I have worked with can quickly identify the selections process as one of the most crucial – and chaotic – parts of any project. With input from clients, designers, contractors, and vendors, there can be a lot of communication swirling in different directions. Selecting options, gaining approvals, ordering products – although individually small tasks, they all add up to a large factor in bringing your project in on budget and on schedule.

Topics: Success Stories Customer Spotlight

Priority Defines Action: Applying Eisenhower’s Priority Matrix

As a Success Coordinator, I’ve seen many, many companies triumph – and naturally, I have also seem some companies falter. The most successful companies are led by individuals who empower the team as a whole. My experience has allowed me to identify some of the most common characteristics that can be attributed to your success: drive, decisiveness, and dedication.

Topics: Inspiration

Scheduling Pro Tip #3: What Makes the Critical Path Critical

Many challenges faced in project management could be avoided if the roofer didn’t have to depend on the framer or the carpenter on the plumber, however, we know that’s not the case – what’s the roof to do without the frame? Most tasks in your project schedule have relationships to one another, which is why coordination and visibility is vital. Developing an effective method for communicating, managing, and evaluating the current state of interconnected tasks allows you to see the ripple effects before they occur and work to minimize impact incurred from schedule offsets.

Meet Socket: ConstructionOnline's New Desktop Assistant

Last week, UDA Technologies hosted a live, interactive webinar to highlight Socket, ConstructionOnline’s new desktop assistant tool, which allows for ConstructionOnline integration with QuickBooks Desktop and PlanSwift, as well as other desktop programs in the future. In last week’s webinar, Taylor Pruitt, ConstructionOnline Product Lead, demonstrated in detail the ease getting started with Socket.


Topics: ConstructionOnline Tips & Tricks Quickbooks Integration Socket

Online Construction Project Management Software

Used by over 500,000 construction professionals worldwide, ConstructionOnline™ is the leading online construction management program. As the industry evolves, ConstructionOnline is growing with it. With the addition of ConstructionOnline Pro Features, there has never been an easier or more versatile way to begin managing your business straight from the job site.

UDA ConstructionOnline™ is the world's fastest growing collaboration resource for construction professionals. Forget the limitations of traditional construction software programs - now you can have the powerful tools that you need, like Scheduling, Calendars, Project Logging, Change Orders, and To Dos, combined with the freedom of online collaboration that you love. Teamwork and communication have a new name: ConstructionOnline. Learn More


About UDA Technologies

UDA Technologies is one of the fastest growing providers of construction productivity software in the United States, Canada, Australia, and 75 countries worldwide with double digit, industry leading revenue growth. Designed for growing businesses, UDA construction software manages over 65 billion dollars of construction annually. Identified as a key partner in construction software technology, UDA Technologies is a Microsoft Partner and a Premier Intuit QuickBooks developer.


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