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How To Get The Most From A Digital Procurement Solution

Our online construction procurement platform was created to address the issues facing the construction industry, such as price inflation, product availability and improving sustainability. However, we understand there is often a learning curve when new digital systems are implemented which means it can take a little longer to realise the benefits of doing so.

Whether you’ve just signed up to The Build Chain or you’re implementing another new digital solution within your business, the tips below are designed to ensure you get the most from your new online tool.

Define clear objectives

Clearly outline your goals and expectations for using the digital solution. Whether it’s cost savings, improved efficiency, better supplier management, or enhanced sustainability, having well-defined objectives will guide your efforts.

Ask for a demo

A demonstration is perhaps one of the best ways to see a digital procurement solution in action. This makes it much easier to select a solution that aligns with your specific needs and objectives.

At The Build Chain, our team is always on hand to deliver a demo at a time and place that suits you. We will tailor the demo to suit your individual business to ensure you have a clear picture of the impact it could have for you.

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Take advantage of free trials

Many software providers are happy to provide a free trial so you can fully explore how the product might meet your needs. Although a demo is a great way to see a product in action, there is no substitute for actually being able to use a product yourself.

Participating in a free trial will allow you to properly consider factors such as scalability, user-friendliness, and the level of support provided.

We offer a free trial of 14 days – see below for more details.

Utilise training material

Invest in training for your procurement team and stakeholders who will be using the solution. A well-trained team will maximise the solution’s potential and help avoid unnecessary errors.

The Build Chain provides a series of training videos directly within the platform, accessible whenever the need to do so arises. Our team is also happy to provide dedicated training sessions if you require.

Get the wider team on board

Implementing a new digital solution within your organisation can lead to powerful transformation so it’s really important to get the whole team on board.

Communicate the benefits of the solution to your team and manage any resistance to change. Encourage buy-in by highlighting how the solution can improve their daily tasks and overall performance.

Stay up to date

Stay informed about updates and new features of your chosen solution. Technology evolves, and keeping up to date ensures you’re leveraging the latest capabilities.

Getting the most from working with a digital procurement solution involves a combination of strategic planning, effective implementation, and continuous optimisation. By following the steps above and consistently evaluating your usage, you can unlock the full potential of a digital procurement solution and drive significant improvements in your procurement processes, efficiency, and overall project success.

Read more: The Benefits of Online Procurement Solutions for the Construction Industry

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Get in touch today and one of the team will set your free trial up for you.

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