Your roofing company uses a variety of tools and technologies to manage your business—but you haven’t used roofing software yet. There’s a variety of reasons for this, but the main factor is that you just don’t feel ready for it. Your business seems to function well without it, adoption can be a headache, and you’re still pretty small. Would roofing software actually help you?
Roofing software is used by all kinds of roofers to manage their businesses. You might be surprised to find how easy it is to use and how many benefits it can bring your company. In fact, you may be more ready to use roofing software than you believe. Here are a few ways to tell if your roofing company is ready for software.
You Understand the Challenges of Your Business
At its most basic level, roofing software is a technology designed to help you overcome some of your most pressing business challenges. Like all technologies, it works best when you understand how it can help your business and identify issues that it could solve. The first step to knowing if you’re ready for roofing software is being able to identify what problems it would help alleviate. You’ll be able to implement roofing software more quickly and use it more effectively if you already have an idea of what you want to use it for.
Roofing software systems like AccuLynx have a wide range of tools contained in the platform to meet a wide range of roofers’ needs. Have trouble keeping track of all the moving parts involved with labor and production? The Labor Manager and Production Scheduler in AccuLynx make it seamless to manage crews and jobs. Need your office to be more organized? With roofing software like AccuLynx, you can store information about all your jobs in the cloud and easily access it from anywhere. Want to improve collaboration and communication between your teams? AccuLynx offers mobile apps to help you stay in contact with your crews and salespeople in the field. Whatever challenges you’re facing, there’s a good chance that roofing software has a feature or tool that could help you with the solution. So if you understand what those challenges are, you’re ready to start using the software. (And if you don’t, you should spend some time trying to identify them.)
You Have More Than One or Two Roofing Company Employees
How small is too small for roofing software? Many roofers are under the impression that software is only a solution that works for the challenges of larger roofing companies. If you only have a few employees, is roofing software really a good fit?
Some roofing businesses are genuinely too small to be ready for software. If it’s just you in the office, or there would only be one or two software users, you’re better off waiting until your business has grown and you’ve hired more employees. At that size, roofing software is not cost-effective, and you’re often only managing yourself, which requires different tools. But once your business grows by just a few employees, roofing software becomes a much more impactful solution. AccuLynx is used by companies with as few as three employees—in fact, the majority of our users are small roofing companies.
Why is roofing software helpful for these small businesses? It can help overcome the limitations of having a small staff and restricted resources. With the power of the organizational tools in software systems like AccuLynx, you’ll be able to take some of the burden off your employees and increase your efficiency. Roofing software is the way to make the most of what you have and compete against other roofing businesses in your area. If you’re ready to do that, you’re ready to use roofing software.
You’re Ready to Take Action
Understanding that roofing software could help your business is only the beginning. Ultimately, whether or not you are ready for roofing software depends on if you’re ready to put business solutions into action. It’s one thing to understand that your business is facing challenges. It’s another thing to take proactive steps to alleviate those challenges. If you’re not ready to act, you’re not ready for software.
Only you can know if you’re ready to make changes in your business. But if you are, taking the steps to implement roofing software can help you see immediate impact. With software systems like AccuLynx, customer success teams get you set up on the software in order to help you make the most of it. You’re able to hit the ground running, with the tools you need to better manage and grow your business. And since roofing software is designed to meet the needs of your business, once you start using it, you’ll be able to make real, lasting changes and improvements.
Many roofing companies miss out on the advantages of using software because they mistakenly believe they aren’t ready for it. But if you have a few employees, a good understanding of your business challenges, and a willingness to jump in head-first, you’re ready for roofing software.