We're introducing ourselves with a series of blog posts about BuildPlane features that make your life easier. We'll begin with the starting point for any project: the Project Dashboard.

When you click on "Projects" at the top of the page and then on the name of a specific project in your list, you'll get the project dashboard. The dashboard gives you an up-to-the-minute look at where you stand. Any single project has a list of to-dos a mile long, so we show you at a glance the information your team needs today.

BuildPlane Project Dashboard

High-level financials

Commercial construction lives and dies by project financials. You'll see the high-level financials down the left side of the dashboard. They show the official standings of where your project started and where it is now. The committed costs include Change Orders that have been signed and executed with your owner and subs.

Change Orders

To keep work moving, you may accept the handshake of a subcontractor making a change, but you also want to move that change through official channels to ensure that it gets paid.

Until a change is finalized, it's always fluid. BuildPlane tracks your change orders according to exposure and approval status. Once you know about a potential change, get it in the system, and the dashboard will make sure it does not get lost.

The dashboard puts the status of all your changes at your fingertips.

Startup Documents, issues, tasks, Closeout Documents

The dashboard lets you track all the Startup/Closeout Documents, issues, and tasks for all of your subcontractors in the same place you track your financials. Nothing stalls a jobsite like paperwork, so we help you make sure your paperwork is in place.

We've designed the dashboard to be intuitive. Once you start working with it, you'll quickly be able to navigate it without a second thought, just like you do your phone.

We'll walk through each of your workflows in more detail in a series of follow-up blog posts. Coming next: the Subcontractor Portal.