COINS selected to help future-proof RAM Constructions’ evolution
Award-winning multidiscipline construction and project management company RAM Constructions has implemented Construction Industry Solutions’ (COINS) cloud-based enterprise management system in a strategic move to support planned business growth.
The highly-regarded company, who undertakes residential building, civil and landscaping projects throughout the ACT and surrounding regions, has rolled out COINS’ fully integrated property development, project costing and financial solution as a foundation layer of its ongoing business improvement programme.
COINS Australia Business Development Executive Wayne Kemp said RAM Constructions is a highly respected progressive business, built on decades of innovation and project success, who is now investing in systems and process efficiencies to underpin the growth trajectory of the company in a highly competitive market place.
“RAM Constructions is a multifaceted business operating across several market sectors with multiple projects running at any given time. To improve access to accurate, timely financial and commercial information, RAM required an innovative and proven industry-specific solution to manage the complexities and challenges found in construction and property development,” Mr Kemp said.
“Following a detailed evaluation of the industry-specific software solutions available, we were pleased to be selected to work with the RAM Constructions team. It is a testament to the innovative business benefits and depth of functionality of our solution, and validation of the long-term value and return on investment it can provide.
“What COINS offers is a suite of software solutions with an innate understanding of how construction and property development projects are run. Our ERP system offers the capabilities that enable construction businesses to reduce costs and manage risk and opportunities so that crucial, time-sensitive decisions can be made,” Mr Kemp said.
“We are looking forward to working closely with RAM Constructions as its business improvement focus continues across the organisation.”
RAM Constructions Chief Financial Officer Graham Jackson said the company’s previous systems were not coping with a high level of activity and growth occurring across the business, so a decision was made to go to market and look for the latest and best available software.
“We made a conscious decision to not settle for second best, but to apply the best software to suit our needs,” Mr Jackson said.
“We looked in depth at several leading software houses, however, COINS’ capability to manage all major components of our business – civil, landscaping contractors, residential homebuilders and property development – concurrently, as well as it’s incredibly effective workflow technology, were major factors in our selection.
“As far as I’m aware, there is no other piece of software in the market that has such a comprehensive workflow system to provide the governance and process control in all major areas of our business.
“Already we can see improvements in the organisation. We have better control over procurement, purchase orders are being controlled centrally and effectively, and subcontract and claims management are now electronic rather than manual which is a huge time saver and more effective approach.
“The COINS team are thoroughly professional and methodical, and delivered results on-time and on-budget. I have been involved in many systems implementations over the years and I am pleased to say that COINS is the best experience I have had to date.
“We felt from the beginning that this wasn’t a client-customer relationship, it was a partnership.”