Florida-based General Contractor Embraces Online Solutions to Improve Payment Management and Document Processes
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that KAST Construction is using Textura's Construction Payment Management™ and Submittal Exchange® solutions to help the General Contractor become paperless and to enable better collaboration and communication with its business partners.
"Our payment and document management processes historically have been very labor intensive and have involved excessive paperwork," said Roger Whitman, Chief Financial Officer, KAST Construction. "Textura's solutions have made our operations much more efficient, as well as improving communication across participants and increasing visibility into project activities. Textura has also moved us one step closer to becoming a paperless office, which is a key priority for us in 2015," Whitman said.
Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., KAST Construction operates in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The General Contractor specializes in the commercial/retail, hospitality, health care, condominium, multi-family and office markets.
Textura's Web-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions help General Contractors such as KAST Construction to improve productivity at all stages of the project lifecycle.
Textura-CPM™ electronically integrates all construction payment management processes - including billing, lien waiver collection, progress claims, statutory declarations, sub-tier waivers, compliance management and payments - into a seamless workflow. CPM™ boosts efficiency through streamlining and automation of processes and mitigates risk through improved visibility into project activities.
Submittal Exchange helps KAST Construction ensure that its projects stay on budget and on schedule by streamlining communication and automating the approval process for critical project documents. By connecting the entire project team - including architects, engineers and contractors - in a secure, online system, Submittal Exchange provides increased transparency, consistency and accountability.
"By selecting both Textura-CPM and Submittal Exchange, KAST Construction demonstrates how our collaboration solutions can be used together to enhance productivity and improve communication across project participants," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "Our end-to-end suite of online solutions enables our clients to manage their operations much more effectively. We look forward to supporting KAST Construction with their continued success and their paperless initiative."
About KAST Construction
KAST Construction was designed and built by top executives from the nation's largest and most prestigious construction firms. These individuals share a passion for unparalleled customer service, professionalism and attention to detail that often gets lost in the large company format. They believed that it is possible to offer the best construction services on a platform that empowers employees to address the customer's needs without being encumbered by multiple layers of approvals that exist in a large organizational culture. KAST rejects the notion that "bigger is better." For more information, please visit www.kastbuild.com
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment.
The Textura® collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
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