Novade launches Specialist Trade Contractors’ app

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Company News, Novade

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Introducing Novade Lite – the next generation jobsite management app designed specifically for specialist trades, subcontractors and home builders

SINGAPORE, 25 August 2022 – Novade, the leading field management software developer today officially launched its latest product Novade Lite – an easy-to-use app designed specifically for specialist contractors, trades, and home builders to coordinate jobsite activities and people.

The mobile and web app offers a ‘lighter’ version of Novade’s existing Enterprise product which has powered the digital transformation of many of the world’s largest construction and development companies and adopted by more than 100,000 users in 20 countries.

Specialist contractors perform specific activities such as civil work, concreting, plumbing, painting, electrical work or interior design and fitouts and are heavily reliant on manual processes, paper forms and spreadsheets.

Making the announcement today, Denis Branthonne, CEO of Novade said, “Specialist contractors and home builders have unique workflows and many are looking for tools to improve efficiencies and generate economies of scale. Existing solutions are not fit for purpose and priced out of reach for most specialist contractors.”

“We have taken the experience, tools and tech from our enterprise software and tailored it specifically to create an affordable solution to meet their functional requirements such as keeping track of projects progress, managing compliance and inspections and coordinating resources,” he said.

Time is money in the building and construction industry. Initial deployments indicate that Novade Lite can reduce supervision and travel costs by 20%, rework costs by 50% and quality administration costs by 80%.

Primasta is an early adopter of Novade Lite – Primasta is one of Indonesia’s pre-eminent structural steel construction companies. Primasta’s Director of Operations, William Soehaili noted, “Creating daily reports with Novade Lite saves us so much administration time. Our workers can now focus on delivering our critical infrastructure projects rather than manual reporting.”

“We simply attach site photos to a form and then a digital signature makes signoff easy. The app is easy to set up and use,” he said.

Discussing Novade Lite’s features, Sanjay Kewlani, Senior Director of Product and Services said, “We have tried to build the world’s most intuitive form builder designed specifically for specialist contractors to manage their unique compliance, safety and quality requirements – all from their mobile phones.”

“When I talk to business owners, they tell me that they can’t keep track of all their projects with WhatsApp and Excel and they want a single communication channel so everyone is working on the latest drawings or documents,” he said.

“Novade Lite users can now do away with mountains of paperwork, emails, chat groups and spreadsheets and get everyone on the same page – including clients, architects, engineers, designers and subcontractors.”

Novade Lite is free for up to five users. Novade is also offering to digitise three forms for free to help get new users started.

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Novade is a leading field management software developer for the building and infrastructure industry. Novade digitises and automates site processes including quality, safety, progress monitoring, workforce management, and maintenance. Powerful analytics provides insights for customers to streamline operations and drive results. Leading contractors, real estate developers, owners, and operators around the world trust Novade to drive their digital transformation. Founded in 2014, Novade is headquartered in Singapore and operates globally with offices in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tokyo, Sydney, New Delhi, Bangkok, Beijing, and Beirut.

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