Barratt Streamline Commercial Processes with COINS
Barratt Developments PLC is the UK’s leading housebuilder known for its industry leading quality and customer service. A five-star home builder for 11 years in a row, Barratt puts customers at the heart of everything it does.
The goal of this project was to streamline commercial processes, freeing up time for buyers and quantity surveyors to focus on value-added activities.
The powerful COINS solution and mobile construction apps will enable commercial information to be updated and accessed remotely from Barratt construction sites. This COINS solution will seamlessly increase efficiency, improve accuracy and facilitate visibility of real-time information.
Barratt Developments is the leading housebuilder in the UK. With over 60 years’ experience, Barratt leads the way for investing in new construction technologies that are not only critical for their business but which also benefit the wider construction industry.
Barratt Developments has been a COINS customer since 2004. Since then this leading construction business has grown and changed immensely. More than a thousand Barratt employees now access the COINS construction solutions.
A significant percentage of construction and housebuilding companies use COINS construction software, and I think it’s quite right that Barratt should be aligned with those companies in using the best technology available.
David Thomas, CEO, Barratt Developments
Streamlining Construction Processes
Barratt’s ‘Commercial Business Process Reengineering’ (BPR) project aimed to leverage the benefits of the COINS Construction solution and mobile technology, to transform and streamline the way that quantity surveyors create valuations, make payments, and produce development Cost Value Reconciliations (CVRs). The BPR goal was to deliver significant efficiency gains, freeing time for buyers and surveyors to focus on more value-added activities.
In addition to extending the use of COINS construction solutions across their business, COINS Mobile Valuations App, will enable quantity surveyors to input valuation and progress information into the system directly from the construction site – saving time, improving remote working and reducing paper-based processes.
By freeing up the time spent on administration quantity surveyors now have time to look more closely at the detail, which is where savings can be made and margins improved.
A Partnership Approach
Throughout this project COINS have worked closely with the Barratt team to develop new functionality that is construction-specific, improving the user experience and ensuring that this major housebuilder maximises the benefits of COINS solutions.
We’ve worked with COINS to develop construction solutions that we see not only as a fit for Barratt but also as a fit for, and across the industry as a whole. Through this investment, we’ll have our surveyors and buyers able to spend more of their valuable time concentrating on driving value in all areas of our business supporting our Building Excellence philosophy to ultimately improve our margins.
Jon Watkin, Group Commercial Director, Barratt Developments.
This collaborative approach enables COINS to develop innovative construction-specific solutions which will help to increase efficiency across the wider construction industry.
Improved control for the commercial team.
Improved accuracy of information.
Increased efficiency and reduction of paper-based processes.
Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers are able to focus on value-added activities, such as challenging costs and tracking progress.