Construction Viz for Managing Franchise Stores
Construction Viz is a unique enterprise construction PMIS fully configurable and customizable to your specific construction business. This flexibility makes it simple to add entirely new applications and functionalities to the source code to accommodate our customers’ needs. And on top of that, the entire solution can be deployed into your Microsoft 365 tenant, providing the ultimate control and security of your processes and data.
We recently were tasked with developing a solution for managing the construction of over 400 franchise stores nationwide. This effort included out-of-the-box functionality and custom applications to manage each store from initiation to closeout.
Here is a high-level overview of how we met our client’s needs for franchise store management with Construction Viz.
Construction Viz Hub Customized for Franchise Stores
With Construction Viz, a SharePoint site deployment can represent a single project or hundreds of projects, depending on the need. In this instance, we needed to accommodate 400 stores.
To do this, we rebuilt the Construction Viz projects, contacts, and company settings to capture additional store-specific information, such as owner, location, store type, insurance requirements, and the like. We then connected these settings to our construction-specific forms (e.g., RFI, submittals, etc.) and assigned them to specific stores and projects.
Repurposing out-of-the-box construction apps
The common wisdom is not to reinvent the wheel. We took this maxim to heart while adapting Construction Viz to the needs of franchise store management.
We started by leveraging our existing Construction Viz form apps, such as RFIs, submittals, and daily reports. Next, we configured these forms to capture store information so the client could get a bird’s-eye view of project information across all stores and be able to drill down into each specific store.
New custom apps specific to franchise store management
To capture the unique data needed to manage a portfolio of stores, we needed to build several new applications, including:
- Franchise Agreement – This form tracks all of the information required to complete a franchise agreement between the franchise and the franchisee, such as contract terms and ongoing lease costs such as taxes, maintenance, and utilities.
- Permits – We rebuilt our Permit form to capture the many types of permits required, from obtaining land to ongoing health services. Key reminder dates, such as permit expiration date, were included so email notifications could be automatically triggered when late.
- Work Performance – We rebuilt our Task Manager app to add subtask detail and percent complete so that every task across the portfolio of stores is centralized and reported on.
Discover How Construction Viz Can Meet Your Specific Project Management Needs
Designing and delivering solutions around how you work is one of the key advantages of Lydon Solutions services and how we developed Construction Viz.
Our construction and IT specialists will walk you through our proven step by step FOCUS software implementation methodology to ensure your projects are a success. Using out-of-the-box Construction Viz applications or building a custom solution, we can guide you from concept to delivery, so that your team will want to use the product at the end of the day.