The Benefits of Touchplan

We’ve all heard it before “There’s something special about putting a sticky note on a wall”, “my subs aren’t tech savvy”, or “technology isn’t lean”. It’s like they’ve forgotten the foundation of which lean construction was built upon- to save money, time, and increase efficiency. We want to maximize value and decrease waste by whatever […]

Written by Touchplan | March 24, 2016

We’ve all heard it before “There’s something special about putting a sticky note on a wall”, “my subs aren’t tech savvy”, or “technology isn’t lean”. It’s like they’ve forgotten the foundation of which lean construction was built upon- to save money, time, and increase efficiency. We want to maximize value and decrease waste by whatever means possible.

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So you might be wondering, how can an app that costs us money save us money? Let me share one very tangible way to calculate the benefit of Touchplan. Add up all the number of people you have in your weekly meetings, add up their hourly wage and multiply by the number of hours those meetings take. Then take that number and multiply that by 4. That’s how much it costs to have your weekly meetings per month. Touchplan can cut that weekly meeting time just about in half. – I’m sure you can do the math there.

Touchplan can also reduce your bottom line by 5-15%. Touchplan’s smart planning techniques makes it possible to finish early and identify potential blockers before they materialize and bring your project to a screeching halt. So you have the ability rework your plan in until you find a workable solution that gets your project back on track to meet your end milestone; or more likely, stay ahead of schedule.

I don’t know about you, but I like my sleep and if there was an app that allowed me to work less and sleep more I’d be all over it. How does Touchplan do that? Simple really, we keep all your data in one place and we handle all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Gone are the days of counting backwards from the milestone to determine when tasks start, transferring what’s on the wall to your CPM schedule or into excel just to get your weekly work plan, every week. We also track everything, so with a click of a button you can see where improvement can be made and come up with a plan of how to do it. I’d like to see a wall sticky notes do that.

Yet, one of the greatest benefits of Touchplan is just getting things done on time- subs actually finishing what they said they were getting done. With the use of Touchplan, we can improve the accuracy of your schedule by holding the subs accountable for their tasks that they schedule. Projects using Touchplan see a marked improvement in the accuracy of their schedule. Cianbro went from 17.9% of the tasks completed on time per week to 82.1% in the first month they started using Touchplan.

We can do that for you too.

Oh and our stickies never fall off the wall.

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