Have we reached peak WhatsApp?

by | May 3, 2023 | Novade Lite Blog

How many times have you been interrupted by a pesky work message on WhatsApp right when you are forwarding the latest cat video to your high school alumni group? Or it might be the other way around.

With 2 billion users, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. It is one of the most versatile communication platforms around and it is great for communicating one on one or with groups. But is it really that great for managing projects? Especially construction projects or jobsites?

How many times have you struggled to find that crucial piece of information when an audit comes up or tried to find the thread where you told someone on site to do things in a particular way or needed to find the latest set of drawings? WhatsApp is simply not designed to handle project management, yet it is used by a large number of specialist contractors, installation companies, and consultants to coordinate and run jobsites.

Read on to discover why you should be using Novade Lite to manage your jobsites.

While WhatsApp is great for chatting with your friends and family, it may not be the best option when it comes to managing your construction projects or jobsites.

Upgrading to Novade Lite can offer you a range of benefits specifically designed for the needs of businesses. Here’s why you should give it a try: 

  • Tools tailored to business: Novade Lite offers customisable form templates, project tracking, and real-time collaboration that general purpose communication apps like WhatsApp don’t have.
  • Project management: You can track progress, store documents, and communicate with team members all in one place, so you don’t have to juggle multiple apps.
  • Structured communication: Novade Lite provides a more organised platform for team communication, so you can keep track of conversations, notifications, and document sharing more easily. You get notifications for only the items you need to pay attention to and you’re not subjected to a barrage of messages
  • Task management: Unlike WhatsApp, you can create, assign, and track tasks, so you know who’s responsible for what, and what needs to be done.
  • Better organisation: Novade Lite allows you to categorise information, making it easier to find and reference later.
  • Improved security: Novade Lite offers a secure platform designed for business use, ensuring that your project data is protected and compliant with industry standards and regulations. When a team member leaves the organisation, you don’t have to worry about all the project data being available to them on their devices. With WhatsApp you have no control over the data shared in chats.
  • Offline capabilities: You can use Novade Lite app even in areas with limited or no internet connectivity.
  • Scalability: Novade Lite can accommodate your expanding needs as your business grows.
  • Professionalism: Using a dedicated construction management app like Novade Lite shows your clients and partners that you’re committed to efficient project management.
So, while WhatsApp can be good for basic communication, Novade Lite can offer you a more comprehensive and specialised solution for managing your construction projects.

Give it a try and see how it helps you stay organised, communicate more effectively, and ultimately achieve better project outcomes.

If you need assistance in getting started, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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