With industry forecasts and the political and financial climate continuing to be unpredictable, many construction companies are preparing themselves for an economic downturn.

A recent Construction Products Association trade survey of main contractors, SME builders, civil engineering contractors and specialist contractors found that while all reported sales, output and workload increases, many feel pessimistic about the future- but there are solutions on hand.

Investing in future-proof technology ensures that, whichever way the industry is heading, your business can avoid the dangers of uncertainty.

A well-organised back office is a good place to start, as it underpins everything your company does, so it’s crucial to invest in a back office tool that can dramatically improve the running of your business. Eque2’s EValuate estimating software is designed to enable fast, easy and accurate creation of reports, whilst also collecting historical project cost data, making future estimating – regardless of the state of the industry – a breeze.

Another solution is to use contract management software that allows you to manage your entire business through one, simple piece of software. Eque2’s Construct for Sage Accounts offers a comprehensive, detailed overview of all processes and data, at any time, so you have all the information you need to make crucial decisions at your fingertips, without the long-winded process of information gathering.

We offer many ideal solutions for small and medium sized businesses looking for a first step into our construction specific software. One investment into the right software, for example systems like EValuate or Construct for Sage Accounts, could future-proof your business, no matter which way the industry heads.