Category Archives: Practical Construction

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BIM technology can help alleviate construction labor shortage

It’s no secret the construction industry is suffering through a labor shortage. However, it continues to be an oddity that in an era of the lowest unemployment since the 1950s and an uptick in the economy that construction companies still can’t find enough workers. Earlier this year, we looked at… Read more »

Be kind to your software partner: Schedule year end projects now

The fiscal year of 2018 has ended for many companies but the calendar year of 2018 is moving right along. This means while some companies are finally taking a deep breath, others are getting ready for the rush for the final three months of the year. This is especially true… Read more »

Hurricane season reminds companies to protect assets, data

Last week, Hurricane Florence slowly made its way through North Carolina and South Carolina. While she wreaked havoc on the coast, she also made a mess in the Piedmont where Practical Software Solutions is located. While the Carolinas aren’t in the hurricane cross hairs as much as other parts of… Read more »

Practical Named In 20 Most Promising Sage Providers

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Have you ever done a good deed and been instantly rewarded for it? I’m not sure if there is such a thing as instant karma, but sometimes coincidences work out that way. Last Friday, I published a blog post about our friends over at DemandLink being named one of the… Read more »

Golf tournament helps provide jobs in construction industry

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Sometimes, life is redundant in the most interesting ways. Sometimes it’s mundane, like a workday morning routine (dress, take dogs out, fix breakfast, brush teeth, kiss husband goodbye). Other times, the same theme keeps coming back, like employment in the construction industry — or lack thereof. The topic was put… Read more »

Construction Companies Struggle To Fill 6-Figure Salary Jobs

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What if I told you there was a six-figure job available, just waiting for someone to come fill it. And what if there were thousands more just like it, with nobody qualified to fill those positions either. That’s the odd situation the U.S. construction industry finds itself in heading into… Read more »

Sage Fixed Assets Added To Year-End Study Halls

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Sage Fixed Assets is useful, yet often overlooked,┬átitle in the Sage family of business software. In a funny way, it reminds me of Wake Forest University. Stuck in a world with Tobacco Road big dogs UNC, N.C. State, and Duke, Wake Forest is the Little University that Could. While the… Read more »

Sage hosts study hall to gear up for Year End 2017

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Remember back in high school when the worst thing (hopefully) you had to deal with was studying for end-of-year exams? When it came down to crunch time, you were happy to have a couple of study hall periods in order to get some extra cramming done. For many accountants and… Read more »

CFMA Spotlights Suicide Prevention Month In October

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is never a comfortable topic to talk about, but in the construction industry, it may be one of the most important conversations people in the industry can have. In its first ever suicide risk assessment by industry last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported construction is… Read more »

Guest Post: Sharing Knowledge Through TUG Conference

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This week, one of our Sage CRE customers, Rhiannon Thompson of Davidson Excavation in Russiaville, Ind., gives her impressions of attending her second TUG National Users Conference: When I first learned the Sage Summit 2017 Tour stop in Atlanta and the 2017 TUG National Users Conference were overlapping, my heart… Read more »