The digital transformation processes reach all sectors to a greater or lesser extent and Construction is no exception. Those companies that lag behind in this digitization will see their competitiveness increasingly hampered. This is not the case of Blues Simon Group, which for years made a firm commitment to big data and Business Intelligence (BI) technologies in order to further reinforce its eagerness for excellence in the service it provides.
We could simplify this wave of innovation into a single premise: data is not information by itself, it must be interpreted; otherwise it will only trigger the need for more storage media support or capacity in the cloud /Dropbox without actually taking advantage of it.
The Construction sector is a factory for generating data that, properly analyzed, can contribute to consolidate continuous improvement strategies and help make the best decisions at the most opportune moment.
Key to face the COVID
The evolution that computing has undergone has opened up a wide range of possibilities to collect, purify and analyze huge volumes of data with which to develop strategies aligned with the business. This application of technology is absolutely transversal in the case of Blues Simon Group, benefiting from it, from the finance department to the worksite itself.
In the first case, 2020 has been a year that has confirmed the advantages of having BI technologies. Any forecast, any annual budget that had been prepared at the beginning of the year, was ruined by the scourge of the pandemic, the months of confinement and the slowdown of the economy.
Without the right technology, the company would not have been able to quickly adapt, coordinate all teams, and readjust all forecasts while weathering the impact that COVID-19 had on all supply chains. Definitely, theseinnovations help to thoroughly analyze business processes and respond quickly and accurately to any changes in the market.
On foot of the worksite
Big data and BI technologies can decisively contribute to the success of the projects. Thanks to this and to the automation that has allowed many of the IT processes to be carried out unattended, it is possible to have 360º visibility of the entire project, supervising that the objectives are being achieved in each of the areas as they had been. provided. After all, one of the endemic ills in Construction is the delays in the delivery of projects.
With this type of technology, it is not only possible to control that these deviations do not occur, but also, thanks to predictive analytics, it is possible to anticipate by correcting the situation in advance. This has a direct impact on another of the ills of the sector: cost overruns, whether in materials, labor, etc. Now, thanks to these dynamic analyzes in real time, better decisions are made based on much more precise information.
Analyze the background
Data analysis doesn’t end when a project ends. In fact, from there a new process begins to identify the execution points of major excellency and those in which there has not been so much. We are therefore talking about a continuous data analysis that strictly controls quality and costs; all this, in addition, representing it in a very visual and intuitive way.
A digital transformation process in which the analysis of data is prioritized as a starting point is not a purely technological matter, but must serve to open minds and reorganize processes. We have always worked at Blues Simon Group with this broad view, because we do not conceive of a continuous improvement process otherwise.