EasyBuild at the Software in Construction Show
The event is the first of its kind to showcase the different software within the construction and civil engineering industry.
Visit EasyBuild on stand S9 to find out how we can help the financial management of your projects.
Carol Massay attends WICE Annual Summit
CEO Carol Massay was delighted to be asked to attend the WICE Annual Summit as a guest speaker on the Technology in Construction panel on 24th April.
European Women In Construction & Engineering Awards were celebrating their 5th year at the most prestigious events recognising the achievements of women in these sectors.
Awards included Surveyors, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Architectures, Youngest Women in Construction, Consultants, Business Developers and many more all within the thriving industry.
Carol said “It was so good to see so many talented women in one place, presenting to judges their individual talents in their key areas of expertise, the messaging was very positive.”
Carol was then invited to present the “Best Woman Consultant of the Year” at the Awards Dinner on 21st May in London, where all other winners were announced.
It was an excellent event, one that EasyBuild are proud to have been apart of!
Kaybridge Construction (Barnet) Ltd
Family run contractor Kaybridge Construction (Barnet) Ltd specialise in the delivery of successful groundworks, sub-structure and superstructure solutions for projects of all sizes to the UK construction industry. The business is currently going through a period of significant growth and had some major reservations about the software used to manage the financial information of their projects.
Using a Sage Third Party solution really didn’t work for them and Finance Director, Siobhan O’Connor was the driving force with the vision that the business needed to partner with a solution provider that understands construction but would also provide a good level of service which they were not currently getting.
There was a complete buy in from across the business that EasyBuild will help Kaybridge streamline their processes and move the Commercial team away from Excel, whilst introducing EasyBuild’s Mobile Solutions as Phase 2. The business is expecting to double in turnover during 2019 and therefore even greater understanding of project cost information is required and EasyBuild will drive this forward with them.
Best Construction Software Developer Firm 2019!
EasyBuild are delighted to announce they have won Best Construction Software Developer Firm 2019 from the Build – Infrastructure Awards 2019!
The Infrastructure Awards strive on showcasing the hard work and achievements of the parties within the industry, including construction, transportation and energy & utilities. EasyBuild are thrilled that their innovative software solution has been widely recognised.
T&W Group Ltd
Over the last 20 years T&W Group Ltd (incorporating T&W Civil Engineering Ltd) have grown to become one of the Midlands leading Civil Engineering Contractors, working for several leading Housing Developers. The business had been using Sage as their back-office accounts solution and Excel for both commercial and procurement functions. Manual processes were right across the business, and whilst not damaging the Board knew that by bringing in a Construction Specific ERP solution, they could make further efficiency gains as well as having greater visibility of the financial status of their projects.
Over a 5 month process T&W initially reviewed six different software providers. EasyBuild engaged with the team over this period, really understanding the key elements of why the business where looking to implement a solution, the areas of inefficiencies and the vision of our solution would bring to their business.
EasyBuild where chosen due to the software functionality with a key driver being our CVR module and our ability to work with T&W on adding additional functionality required, as well as demonstrating our ability for an efficient and successful implementation process which we kicked off during our initial discussions.
Brymor Construction Ltd
Brymor Construction Ltd are the latest EasyBuild customer to upgrade to the new EasyBuild Subscription Bundle as well as increasing their user base in the process. With the business steadily growing there was further requirement to roll out EasyBuild and ensure that the software was being used extensively across Finance, Procurement & Commercial.
Since implementing EasyBuild there have been some changes of personnel, but also internal processes and the company have also taken out the option of a Business Systems Healthcheck which will provide further information of any additional functionality that could be utilised and training. This is an extremely important area that many users will ignore and with internal processes personnel and software changes always occurring it is important to ensure that you are always investing in your users and software provider.
Williams Tarr Construction Ltd
With over 100 years of history, Williams Tarr Construction Ltd are a leading Multi-Discipline Contractor who have continued to deliver successful projects within Retail, Rail, Commercial, Pharmaceutical and Leisure. With a turnover exceeding £23m per annum the business has continued to grow and it was felt that their incumbent system was not matching their ambition.
One of the biggest issues for the business is that they were using an old version of their incumbent solution, and also heavily reliant on spreadsheets for managing Procurement, Job Costing, Purchase Orders, Applications and CVR’s. The meant that with so many spreadsheets being used there was significant risk to the business in that information was not live and errors would occur.
The easy option for most would be to upgrade, however having reviewed the market over a 24 month period, David Wilkinson, Managing Director felt that EasyBuild was the solution to improve efficiency, but also he felt confident that it was not only easier to use but also had greater flexibility to use than others in the market which would result in a better adoption of the solution. The CVR element of EasyBuild was also a big decision to Williams Tarr Construction, as this would provide them with live transactional data of a project allowing the view of budget vs actual costs. This was important to a business that would be running multiple projects at any one time.
Williams Tarr Construction are one of a growing number of customers to have purchased EasyBuild Cloud with our Essentials Bundle. For more information regarding EasyBuild software, please contact us on 0333 123 3279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paragon Leisure Refurbs Ltd
Paragon Leisure Refurbs provide a complete service delivering high quality refurbishment of your premises whilst meeting the exacting standards that you expect throughout your business. A local Midlands based Contractor focusing on the Retail sector, Paragon Leisure Refubs Ltd required a solution due to an expected increase of projects and growth over the next 6 months. The business have been using a number of spreadsheets to manage their projects, however felt that they needed to put in place structure and processes to assist with their growth strategy.
The requirement for the business was the ability to manage all costs project by project but giving them an overall view of the business finances, enabling business decisions to be made with the information readily available. As a small business, it is critical to understand where you are live on a project, ensuring costs are managed and within budget and EasyBuild’s strength will provide the Directors at Paragon Leisure Refurbs Ltd with this information.
EasyBuild look forward to working with Paragon Leisure Refurbs Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
Wheeler Electrical Ltd
EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd are proud to welcome Wheeler Electrical Ltd to our growing portfolio of Mechanical & Electrical Contractors.
Wheeler Electrical Ltd are a family run business based in Maulden, Bedfordshire working for main contractors such as Durkan Group & Abbey Homes. Trading since 1961 the business has grown significantly and are now operational over a 100-mile radius working on several projects in London. Wheeler Electrical Ltd have extensive experience working on major electrical installations in domestic resource and commercial sector environments. Though constant investment and commitment regarding latest developments, they remain at the forefront of the electrical installation industry.
On engagement with Managing Director Ed Wheeler, the initial requirement was to purchase a standalone Aftercare Solution to operate alongside their Sage 50 accounts system. However, following further discovery sessions with Ed and the team it was clear that we could work with them to provide an integrated ERP solution with additional functionality including Mobile Timesheets and the EasyBuild White Card solution, which would help them manage sub-contractors tasks more efficiently. Wheeler Electrical Ltd purchased the EasyBuild Professional Bundle giving them a solution that would replace a significant number of spreadsheets to manage tasks around sub-contractors, HR, timesheets and procurement. Removing these spreadsheets from the business will not only reduce risk that we know exists with running a business on spreadsheets, but ensures the business are GDPR compliant but will also save a significant about of time increasing efficiency across several departments.
As an example; with over 70 employees, many that are out on site the, EasyBuild Mobile Timesheet module will enable the site worker to log their own timesheets electronically which will then not only update the project budget and payroll in the Core System but also remove the weekly paper timesheets that admin would have to previously enter manually. The business is looking forward to removing a huge amount of duplication in the business and working across one integrated single solution managing various departments.
EasyBuild look forward to working with Wheeler Electrical Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
Another contract extension with EasyBuild!
We are excited to announce another VIP customer has extended their contract with EasyBuild.
Robert E Lee have shown commitment to our business since joining in 2016. They believe in our solution and understand how we can help them.
We are looking forward to working with them for the next 5 years.
EasyBuild Win Construction Computing Awards 2018!
After being nominated again for the Construction Computing Software Awards 2018, EasyBuild came home with 2 awards: ERP Software of the Year and Team of The Year with SPL Powerlines! That’s not all – EasyBuild were also runners up for the Infrastructure Project of the Year with SPL Powerlines. It was a brilliant evening at Hotel Radisson Blu Portman, filled with loyal customers and other hard-working, successful businesses in the construction industry.
Delivering high end refurbishment & fit out projects for both residential & commercial sectors in and around London since 2007, VPK Ltd have chosen EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd as their ERP solution of choice as they embark on an extensive growth plan over the next 3-5 years.
The business where using Sage 50 for their accounts, which was not a construction specific application, and having reviewed the market it was clear that EasyBuild met the requirements for the business moving forward.
VPK Ltd are an interior fit out contractor, manufacturing and fitting their own products both in the UK & Ukraine. The requirement for the business was the ability to manage all project costs and the resource allocated to each job. A key reason VPK Ltd chose EasyBuild is they were impressed by the simplicity of the software and how easy the system is to use, as well as the strength of its Job Costing module. Managing Director, Viktor Bohdanyuk felt extremely confident that the solution would help them track all costs and this would be integral to his plan to grow the business.
EasyBuild look forward to working with VPK Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
M&S Water Services (Utilities) Ltd
EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd are proud to welcome M&S Water Services (Utilities) Ltd as the latest contractor to choose our Award-Winning Software.
M&S Water Services (Utilities) Limited has been trading since 1997 when the company was set up to bridge the gap between water companies and the customer that domestic plumbers cannot fulfil. Since incorporation M&S Water Services has grown into a successful business providing specialist services to a large portfolio of customers, ranging from domestic householders to water authorities and providing expertise in several fields such as underground water, plumbing, no dig trenchless technology, fusion welding, leak detection and RPZ valve testing & commissioning.
James Harkin, Finance & Commercial Manager felt that with the business continuing to grow the incumbent solution, Sage 50, was no longer fit for purpose as it was unable to deal with any Job Costing activity. Having reviewed the market James and Karen Harkin, Director where extremely impressed with EasyBuild’s ability to handle Job Costing & CVR of their projects.
Another key element for M&S Water was the ability to manage the timesheet for over 70 employees, many that are out on site. Presented with EasyBuild Mobile Timesheet application, they could quickly see how the timesheets of their site worker could be tracked through the mobile application and this detail updating in the Core EasyBuild solution, removing the need for double entry of data
EasyBuild look forward to working with M&S Water Services (Utilities) Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
Building Contractor, Carroll Build have chosen EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd to provide them with the missing elements that they currently have with their current solution.
Carroll Build, part of the Carroll Group who sub-contract to the Sovini Group, needed a solution that would give them the ability to manage their project costs. As a group they currently use a non-construction specific accounts solution and the issue is that there is no understanding or ability to manage budget vs actual spend of a project.
Key areas that the business where looking to resolve was the ability to manage plant hire, detailed sub-contractor orders, production of applications and retention management. This information is required daily to ensure that projects are running not only on time, but also on budget in an ever-demanding industry.
EasyBuild look forward to working with Carroll Build Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
EasyBuild Saves The Day When Carillion Went Bust!
The team at EasyBuild stepped in and successfully implemented the EasyBuild software solution for what was the CPL Joint Venture, following the collapse of Carillion at the start of the year.
SPL Powerlines were left with a huge challenge replacing key systems, at the same time still having to deliver the contract to Network Rail. Both EasyBuild and SPL Powerlines worked quickly and efficiently together for a successful implementation of the SPL JV.
Bristol based company Hartry Global provide Management Consultancy as a Main Contractor to Lidl Retail Stores and have recently won a significant contract to build new Lidl stores as well as refurbish a number of existing units.
Using Xero Accountancy software, the Directors went to market and visited an exhibition to review a number of vendors. With a number of new projects set for 2019 and significant growth expected, there was some urgency and requirement to get a construction specific ERP solution in place and implemented.
Looking for an efficient yet easy to use solution for both Finance and Project Cost Management, the management team of Krystina Hartry, Theo Hartry, and Sian Snelgrove set about engaging with EasyBuild over other solutions as it was felt that functionally EasyBuild where the stand out solution when it came to job costing and management of project costs.
Currently using a non-specific accounts system internally and spreadsheets for managing costs of the project, they were unable to get a true understanding and visual of how the actual costs compared to initial budgets. By implementing EasyBuild’s Accounting Software, this would give the Commercial team greater transparency of costs and the ability to make commercial decisions earlier on in the project, reducing the potential for overspend on each live project.
EasyBuild look forward to working with Hartry Global Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
Saper Glass is a leading manufacturer of specialist and architectural glass products, servicing the needs of the construction industry for over 25 years. As a niche contractor, the process of choosing a new solution was a big decision as it meant replacing two Sage solutions and the project was to consolidate to one service provider that was also able to track all costs on a project.
Head of Finance, Simon Hadleigh was the project lead has previously used EasyBuild at a previous company and impressed with the software and its functionality, invited EasyBuild to tender for the project. The reference that Simon was able to provide back to his new company was one of the key reasons why EasyBuild was chosen and it is evident that once someone has used the software, they become an advocate of the software.
Saper Glass projects range from £5,000 to £2m and they are always looking at ways to both refine its existing product ranges and develop new products to cater for the ever-evolving needs of its clients. As a business Saper Glass invest heavily in R&D and product testing to ensure that all products achieve the highest levels of safety and quality, and this same level of standards were also required of EasyBuild during the decision-making process.
Brown & Carroll
EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd are delighted to welcome on board Brown & Carroll Ltd, fit-out contractors of London’s finest buildings. Having extensively reviewed the market twice for the right solution, Brown & Carroll engaged with EasyBuild the second time of going to market and where impressed with the user ability and functionality of the product on offer.
With an out of date solution in place, there was a compelling reason why Steve Perkins, Director was tasked with finding the right solution as continued growth meant that a decision was required to proceed with a new IT partner.
There were two elements to the project, the initial to get a new finance system in place that would also enable the commercial team to streamline data of a project such as tracking costs which was currently in excel and difficult to surface quickly. The second phase and a key feature is the management of time for 250-300 sub-contractors and then allocate this to project, which would give Brown & Carroll real time job costing including labour costs accurately associated with each project.
Brown & Carroll are committed to completing every project on time and on budget, working with complete dedication every day (and the occasional night) to make this happen. This is why as a business they haven’t missed a handover date in 23 years and why we have preferred status with all our principal contractors. The view is that the implementation of EasyBuild will only enhance the commitment they make to their customers.
EasyBuild look forward to working with Brown & Carroll Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
H E Barnes
Sheffield based M&E Contractor H.E Barnes chose EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd following a tender process that involved a number of software providers. The tender process was run over a 6-month period, during which time a number of meetings and demonstrations with the project team and a final presentation with board resulted in a decision being made to proceed with EasyBuild.
Having met all the requirements set out in the original RFP document, H.E Barnes proceeded with EasyBuild as the view was that the solution offered was a better fit and suited for HE Barnes to adopt and implement a sector-focused ERP solution.
Key reasons why EasyBuild was chosen is that unlike other solutions reviewed, the EasyBuild solution provided a seamlessly fully integrated solution across; Accounts, Procurement, Measurement and Monitoring of Business Performance and projects, an Audit Trail on all costs and provide the ability to report P&L forecasting and current WIP. This is provided to H.E Barnes in a hosted environment provided by EasyBuild.
EasyBuild look forward to working with H.E Barnes Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
Formed in 2013, AMCM Group are a subsidiary company of Airey Miller Construction Group, providing collaborative construction solutions for professionals and organisations within the built environment.
Working with developers, investors, contractors, product manufacturers and specialist consultants, AMCM Group has specialist services in pre-construction, construction, post contract and built environment management consultancy.
AMCM Group had been using Sage 50 to manage the company accounts alongside multiple spreadsheets. After winning a large contract with a Local Authority, they decided to review the market as they needed a solution that would help and give them a live and detailed analysis of costs as regular feedback would be required
Andy Wall, Managing Director had previously used EasyBuild at another company however we still went through an open process with all the board members and after all presentations of EasyBuild and other software providers, EasyBuild were clearly the solution of choice for AMCM.
The seamless integration from Accounts to Job Costings, plus the CVR capabilities was the difference between EasyBuild and the competition. EasyBuild are also providing a fully managed hosting service which gives the business reassurance and security for Support, Backups and Disaster Recovery.
AMCM Group’s experienced leadership team has worked on construction projects and frameworks with capital values in excess of £500m and can support you as an independent strategic advisor or as part of your multi-disciplinary team.
EasyBuild look forward to working with AMCM Group Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
EasyBuild Construction (Software) Ltd are delighted to welcome MCS Ltd, who are a Bristol based independent building services contractor. Specialising in serving various industry sectors by predominantly providing mechanical and electrical system installations, utility infrastructure installations and the ongoing maintenance support required to ensure that your facility is always operating to its optimum requirements.
The business had a number of disparate systems such as Sage 50 customer, a separate payroll system and spreadsheets. This meant duplication of data, errors and time-consuming processes. Director, Scott Hill had previous exposure with two previous companies that use EasyBuild and this made his decision easier as he knew exactly what the system could offer him. Even so MCS Ltd still went out to market, to ensure that their decision would be the right one and the solution chosen would be the best fit for their business.
Implementing EasyBuild into the business has meant that a number of business processes have been streamlined, one solution is now being used across finance, payroll and the management of project costs which has resulted in a better understanding of the commercial aspects of each project. We expect to see MCS Ltd continue their grow as a business with EasyBuild playing a core part.
EasyBuild look forward to working with MCS Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
ERP SOFTWARE 2017
EasyBuild are proud winners of ERP Software for 2017
The event was held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury St, WC1B 3QD. Supported by our clients, we enjoyed the evenings entertainment and the final presentation of the awards. This was a great achievement for our team at EasyBuild and look forward to many more.
Willerby Landscapes Limited
EasyBuild are proud to welcome Willerby Landscapes as a new customer. As one of the UK’s leading landscaping companies and as a 6 times BALI Grand Award winning commercial landscaping contractor which was founded in 1983. Willerby Landscapes pride themselves in providing best in class hard and soft landscape contracting services. With over 34 years of successful high-profile projects under their belt, they continue to expand on their services to provide enterprising landscaping solutions and innovations for their growing clients.
As their business continues to grow, Willerby Landscapes require a system which will provide up to date information and remove duplication of transactions centrally. Having taken the time to review their internal processes over the last year, they have chosen EasyBuild to underpin their business as they move to the next stage of their business growth.
Specialist tiling contractor, Arcitile Ltd had a specific requirement to manage their project job costs. Having used Sage 50 and multiple spreadsheets there was a big issue with understanding and having information quickly relating to the financial status of a project.
Clive Cole, Managing Surveyor was struggling to keep track of the day to day costs and this was becoming more painful as the business took on more projects and continued to grow. Each new project resulted in a new spreadsheet and this had to potential to cause the business issues when trying to understand during the project itself if they were on target vs the initial budget. Using excel they would then have to feed the information back into their accounts system but by then the information was dated and commercial decisions had already been made.
With over 25 years’ experience in the tiling sector, their skill, knowledge and expertise are recongised within the industry. Arcitile specialise in marble, quartz, limestone and all other types of natural stone undertaking both domestic and commercial projects
EasyBuild look forward to working with Arcitile Ltd and welcome them to the EasyBuild user group.
With a strong heritage spanning almost 10 years, MGB Contractors has grown to become one of the leading Steel fixing Groundwork and Formwork companies trusted by the main building contractors throughout the South East.
NRT Carpentry Contractors
EasyBuild is pleased to welcome NRT Carpentry a leading provider of professional carpentry services and supplier of bespoke joinery products for the construction industry .
Dova Homes are a commercial and social housing contractor specialising in new builds, extensions, loft conversions, reactive & planned maintenance. Click here to read more
Pure Exteriors is a full building envelope contractor specialising in the design and installation of glazed façade systems. Click here to read more
CambridgeHOK the largest UK horticultural engineering company offering full turnkey solutions throughout the UK and overseas have chosen to implement EasyBuild Construction Software.
Cambridgeshire based civil engineering and groundworks contractor: Dockerill Group have decided to implement EasyBuild after a review of the market, in doing so they will be replacing Quick Books for financial accounting and spread sheets for project accounting.
J.A. Stott (Carpentry) Limited
J.A. Stott (Carpentry) Limited, a Middlesex based highly skilled carpentry and joinery contractor with over 25 years of experience across the whole spectrum of the construction industry have decided to implement EasyBuild after an extensive review of the market.
Robert E Lee Limited
Robert E Lee Limited, an Essex based Dry Lining, Refurbishment and Building Contractor have decided to implement EasyBuild, in doing so they will be replacing Quick Books for financial accounting and an in house built system and excel spread sheets for project accounting and post construction customer care, snagging and defects management.
Antler Homes Plc
Antler Homes Plc, a Surrey based luxury House Builder have decided to implement EasyBuild after an extensive review of the market, in doing so they will be replacing Infor Sun for financial accounting and excel spread sheets for project accounting and the management of House Sales.
Deeley Group, a Coventry based main contractor, house builder and property developer established in 1936 have decided to implement EasyBuild, in doing so they will replace another construction software provider they had been using since 1997.
Gee Construction Ltd
Gee Construction Ltd, an Essex based Main Contractor that has been in business for over 150 years have become the latest company to adopt EasyBuild, in doing so they will be replacing another construction software provider that they had been using for 19 years.
DF Keane Builders & Contractors
London based Main Contractor; DF Keane Builders & Contractors have become the latest company to adopt EasyBuild, in doing so they will be replacing another construction software provider becoming the 9th company to do the same switch in recent years.
Thames & Newcastle Ltd
London based chartered building company; Thames & Newcastle Ltd who specialise in high quality residential refurbishments and new build projects, have become the latest business to choose EasyBuild.
Falco Construction Ltd
London based Utilities contractor; Falco Construction Ltd a leading provider of installation, excavation and maintenance services to underground assets for the power, telecoms and water sectors in the South East have decided to implement EasyBuild becoming the 5th contractor to choose our system after their incumbent provider issued a very short end of life notification on their system.
Cruden Group Ltd
Cheshire based multi-disciplinary main contractor; Cruden Group Ltd have chosen to adopt EasyBuild becoming the 4th company to adopt our solution after their incumbent provider issued a very short end of life notification on their system.
George Houlton & Sons Ltd
We are delighted to announce that £50 million turnover East Yorkshire based Main Contractor; George Houlton & Sons Ltd established in the 19th century and a constructor of many prestigious projects in the North of England have decided to adopt EasyBuild over a wide array of competitors.
J F Finnegan Ltd
We are delighted to announce that established £50 million turnover, South Yorkshire based Main Contractor; J F Finnegan Ltd have chosen to implement EasyBuild over a number of competitors after they were issued a very short end of life notification from their incumbent provider.