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In developing Constructa, we're able to provide the construction industry with an exclusive version of Business Central, Microsoft’s comprehensive business management solution for small to medium sized organisations, that specifically meets the unique finance and ERP demands of this industry.

 

Alongside all the features and benefits you'd expect from running Business Central, Constructa has been developed in conjunction with financial decision makers within the construction industry to ensure the range of enhancements within the product are of utmost relevance to the demands of this sector.

 

Looking for full details on Business Central and it's range of features, or not in the construction industry? 

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Constructa 5.0 Business Central: What to expect

A series of measures to improve cost management within your business:

  • Full flexibility in General Ledger posting for subcontractor deductions and retentions, allowing multi G/L account mappings for financial analysis.
  • Full management reporting in CVR, with non-posting cost-to completion for commercial and quantity surveyor departments, without G/L impact
  • Enhanced plant cost management with commitments visible in CVR, approvals based on expected plant costs (allowing full control of purchases) and specific vendor and project pricing available
  • Project specific pricing ensuring use of pre-agreed rates in procurement lifecycle
  • CAPEX cost adjustments in one step from CVR on internal projects
  • Drive economies of scale across plant, subcontract and materials costs with enhanced procurement workbench
  • Cost staff timesheets on a percentage basis, rather than time
  • Review historic CIS transactions with full PO, invoice and credit memo audit trail
  • Review and audit valuation orders and history by sub-contractor
  • Preview posting on all construction documents allowing impact testing of any transaction prior to ledger posting
  • User defined yard addresses/office locations for use against all purchasing
  • Foreign currency compatible

Steps taken to simplify the often complex world of compliance

  • Business ready for VAT legislation changes, with reverse charge in place for all sub-contractor and contract sales transactions
  • CIS resubmission available, preventing the need to contact HMRC for corrections, with improved audit and reporting functionality
  • Validation on sub-contractor CIS verification expiry dates, ensuring compliance with CIS legislation

A focus on saving you time

  • Enter CVR adjustments once with capability to flag as recurring
  • Single solution for ordering plant, CIS and materials from sub-contractors, with capability to report invoices directly to HMRC
  • Fully flexible document sending profiles and batch mailing with Business Central documents
  • Improved error handling throughout, including per line reporting on plant bookings
  • Proactive invoice error detection with upfront mandatory dimension checks
  • Standard user groups, permissions and role centres to simplify implementation
  • Interactive project directory giving a one stop shop for all key project stakeholders

What you can expect from Constructa Business Central

Improved Cost Management

With enhanced control over all construction costs including projects, plant, staff, materials

Simplified Compliance

With Construction Industry Scheme and VAT legislation changes including Making Tax Digital

Improve Productivity

With a series of time saving enhancements and new features

Business Central Ready

Designed to exclusively integrate with Business Central

Comprehensive SME Business Platform

Manage all your finance, sales, service and operations from one platform, removing frustrating data silos

Full Outlook Integration

Create quotes, process orders and submit invoices without leaving Outlook

Ready for HMRC changes

Make sure your construction business is ready for upcoming VAT legislation changes, with reverse charge in place for all sub-contractor and contract sales transactions in this MTD ready application.  Minimise the time you have to spend contacting HMRC for corrections with CIS resubmission and comply to CIS legislation with validation on sub-contractor CIS verification expiry dates.

 

 

 

Transformative cloud options

Microsoft invests more than £1bn a year in their cloud platform, Azure.  This investment ensures customers who deploy Business Central with Constructa either on cloud or as a hybrid option within Kick’s own highly secure datacentre can expect the highest levels of security, privacy, compliance and transparency for their data – alongside all the operational efficiencies and cost savings associated with migrating your business to the cloud.

Common Questions

Constructa is ideal for organisations in the construction industry who:

  • Already use Business Central and need a more construction industry relevant solution
  • Are using Dynamics NAV and will benefit from an upgrade to Business Central with Constructa 
  • Have outgrown their current business and finance applications and require a modern, digital construction industry specific solution to managing their business operations and finances
  • Are sub contractors, modular manufacturers or virtually any SME within the construction industry

In our experience, the risk of running an unsupported version of Dynamics NAV should be of immediate concern and a key driver behind upgrading to Dynamics Business Central.  Enhanced security, continually missing out on upgrades and lost productivity from running an outdated application are three of the key risks you need to be considering.

 

In multiple ways including:

  • Full management reporting in CVR, with non-posting cost-to completion for commercial and quantity surveyor departments, without G/L impact
  • Enhanced plant cost management with commitments visible in CVR, approvals based on expected plant costs (allowing full control of purchases) and specific vendor and project pricing available
  • Cost staff timesheets on a percentage basis, rather than time
  • Review historic CIS transactions with full PO, invoice and credit memo audit trail
  • Review and audit valuation orders and history by sub-contractor

Business Central with Constructa comes with the necessary capability to deliver a seamless integration with HMRC for your Making Tax Digital compliance.  The HMRC VAT Setup service connection, which contains most of the information needed to communicate with HMRC, will ensure your MTD submission goes digitally and smoothly.  Specific construction industry features include:

  • Business ready for upcoming VAT legislation changes, with reverse charge in place for all sub-contractor and contract sales transactions
  • CIS resubmission available, preventing the need to contact HMRC for corrections, with improved audit and reporting functionality
  • Validation on sub-contractor CIS verification expiry dates, ensuring compliance with CIS legislation

As a one stop solution for all your SME finance and operational needs Business Central is the ultimate platform for driving efficiencies in your business.  Complementing this with Constructa will drive genuine construction industry specific time savings and efficiencies in the following ways:

  • Single solution for ordering plant, CIS and materials from sub-contractors, with capability to report invoices directly to HMRC
  • Fully flexible document sending profiles and batch mailing with Business Central documents
  • Improved error handling throughout, including per line reporting on plant bookings
  • Proactive invoice error detection with upfront mandatory dimension checks
  • Standard user groups, permissions and role centres to simplify implementation
  • Interactive project directory giving a one stop shop for all key project stakeholders

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