Barratt Developments CEO, David Thomas discusses why Barratt chose COINS as their partner in the pursuit of process and management excellence.
“If we want to lead the way, we have to ensure that we are investing in the right technology. We can see that COINS is an industry leading product. It’s right that Barratt should be using the best technology available.” – David Thomas, CEO, Barratt Developments PLC
Barratt Developments PLC, the UK’s largest home builder, has chosen COINS software to support the commercial processes managed by their nationwide team of Quantity Surveyors and Buyers. The Group Commercial BPR (Business Process Reengineering) project has been several years in the making. It involved an extensive review of current processes and the identification of opportunities to realise very significant efficiency gains. Barratt also undertook a comprehensive partner selection exercise that resulted in COINS being appointed as their solution partner.
“We take a partnership approach with our customers and worked closely with the Barratt team to help them get the benefits of COINS” – Chris Westbury, COO UK, COINS Ltd
In terms of COINS software, the project will see the implementation of COINS Bill of Quantities and CVR modules as well as the reimplementation of VAP and Procurement. Barratt is also implementing the COINS mobile Valuations App (mTick) on Apple iPads. The project has resulted in COINS adding a number of important software enhancements to the standard product, examples include the improved management of overhead budgets and variation orders.
We’ve tried to work with COINS to develop a solution that is fit for the industry not just for Barratt. COINS are very receptive to working in this way which has helped us develop something that will be fit for purpose for a very long period of time.
Group Commercial Director, Barratt Developments PLC
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