Like many contractors, Orbital suffered from common issues construction companies face when job costing processes are managed in manual spreadsheets. The business was unable to report in real-time on projects and it took staff longer than needed to pull reports, which made it difficult to make quick business decisions.
Orbital Technical Services is a specialist electrical contractor in the commercial and industrial sector, operating in London and the home counties. Prior to selecting Construct Express, Orbital Technical Services already used Sage 50 Accounts, but relied on spreadsheets for all job costing requirements.
Before researching potential solutions, Orbital struggled with knowing how well they were performing on a project at any given time. The business’s compelling reason to change was to get a better understanding of their job costing. The business wanted to marry up invoices to orders to get a view of how well they were performing on individual projects against original budgets.
Shane Crow, Director at Orbital Technical Services commented “The information within the demonstration for Construct Express was very informative and easy to understand, which really made the decision to purchase easy. I am looking forward to getting going and ultimately improving our cost management”.
By allowing the commercial team to capture project information within Construct Express, the business ultimately expects better cost reporting across its activities and the visibility it needs to spot when potential projects are going over budget, so they can do something about it.
Eque2 would like to welcome Orbital Technical Services onboard and look forward to supporting the business moving forwards. Eque2 continues to add more product functionality into Construct Express, recognising the increase in small contractors moving from spreadsheets to construction-specific job costing software.
Justin Moule, Managing Director, Commercial at Eque2 comments ‘The volume of new Construct Express users we have seen has been an important part of our growth over the past few years. We now have over 1,900 customers across the entire Eque2 portfolio which we are extremely proud of. We certainly don’t take our success for granted and place a huge amount of focus on the quality of the account management and support we provide our customers once they have placed their trust in us and our software to support their business”.