CHANGE ORDER ANALYZER - Resolving change orders is a confrontational and combative process, but it doesn’t have to be. Owners and Contractors spend too much time and resources negotiating price. COA streamlines this with a transparent and repeatable process that ensures accuracy, contract compliance and collaboration. This online tool organizes costs according to standard construction accounting principles, and performs a detailed analysis on work activities, cost elements, subcontracts and contract-approved markups. Simplified cost summaries allow the Owner to focus on areas of discrepancy for timely resolution.
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|Reduces change order processing costs||✓||✓|
|Improves productivity of teams personnel||✓||✓|
|Fewer negotiation cycles required for resolution||✓||✓|
|Meet to review or negotiate and track changes in real time||✓||✓|
|Minimizes chance of change issue escalating to claim||✓||✓|
|Promotes better collaboration between teams||✓||✓|
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|Creates precedence of historical cost records||✓||✓|
|Improves likelihood of lower cost change||✓|
|Improves teams cost accountability and awareness||✓|
|Reduces subjectivity of final cost agreed-to values||✓|
|Dissuades Contractor cost padding and double billing||✓|
|Repository for ancillary or associated change documents||✓|
|Gives Owner with better information to negotiate||✓|
|Allows Owner to quickly focus on areas of cost discrepancy||✓|
|Ensures contract compliance||✓|
|Satisfies audit compliance||✓|
|Reduces time between performing work & payment||✓|
Capital Program Solutions was established to improve and streamline the estimating and budgeting process for capital improvement projects.
At Caproso we keep things simple, whether you are an Estimator, Architect or Engineer, Program or Facility Manager we can have you up and running in about an hour. Cobble together those spreadsheets of historical costs you have floating around and upload it into Caproso. Re-gain control of your estimating process, with predictable, repeatable, review-able, and retrievable results.
Most estimating tools are tailored for contractors, requiring highly trained specialists, and a significant amount of upfront customization. They are driven by complex and expensive cost databases which have little to no relevance to a specific organization.
When it comes to construction estimating, there are just too many variables to assume that “one size fits all”. Location, industry, organizational requirements, accessibility and market conditions all affect the cost of performing work at your facility. The best predictor of future costs on your program is normalized past project costs within your industry at same, or nearby locations.
Estimating is generally left to a small few within an organization, because they lack a platform for sharing. This silo-ing of information rarely breeds the best results, and misses out on opportunities for collaboration with other estimators or project managers. Review and feedback, is necessary for process improvement.
Consistency of format and archiving for retrieval is another great challenge. Many estimates are done on spreadsheets and are easily misplaced. Reviewing estimates prepared by a myriad of players using different platforms and formats becomes next to impossible. If you are fortunate enough to find a past estimate you can never be sure that you are reviewing the correct version. It is common place to have two Estimators working for the same organization and at the same location use entirely different means and methods and formats and pricing for identical project scopes. Caproso’s systematized approach to estimating and budgeting solves these issues.