The construction & engineering industry relies heavily on the reliable and timely supply of materials and resources. Efficient asset management, including the capability to track multiple assets in real time, is crucial to the smooth running of operations.

A major challenge for this industry is ensuring the accurate and regular flow of information, such as inventory data, transportation schedules, work rosters, delivery timetables, and so on, between company headquarters and construction sites, especially when landline communications might be unavailable or unreliable.

Magic’s smart technology enables the effective integration of multiple data systems. In particular, Magic’s mobile solutions extend back-office systems to front-end clients, enabling construction workers and managers to access and consolidate mission-critical information within a single unified interface directly from the construction site.

Magic’s ability to support mobile deployment of its solutions opens a whole new realm of project management possibilities to improve construction & engineering work processes. For example, construction site workers can add GPS positioning stamps to on-site documentation. They can also use the camera on their mobile devices to record and send images of material defects to suppliers, or to request on-the-spot decisions by customers regarding the choice of color, position, or style of elements of the construction. Leveraging the native features of smartphones and tablets in this way reduces errors, improves cost-efficiency, and increases collaboration with customers.

Key benefits of Magic’s solutions for the construction & engineering industry include:

  • Real-time, comprehensive inventory management
  • Rapid analysis of data from various systems
  • Ability to deploy to any mobile device, existing or future
  • Better informed decision making
  • Increased productivity and streamlined working processes
  • Increased return on investment (ROI) from existing applications
  • Ability to access and update key data from remote locations

Cape plc, an international leader in the provision of industrial services, used Magic’s unified technology stack to develop a state-of-the-art mobile solution for the construction industry that integrates and synchronizes stock information between its SAP Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) system and its various other site systems.