Tenna adds scheduling functionality to construction management software
Tenna has expanded its construction management software with a new scheduling product.
The Tenna schedule functionality is a companion product to Resource Management which launched earlier in 2022. While Resource Management enables contractors to request and dispatch equipment and labour resources, scheduling allows for visibility of these resources across divisions and job sites in a single combined calendar for equipment and labour planning and forecasting.
Tenna designed the new scheduling function to be flexible and customizable, which brings ease of use and further value to the product for contractors.
With the schedule function, equipment and project managers can see what's down for maintenance, what's currently operating on a particular site, and what's scheduled for six months down the road for a job. They can look back at project and asset history as a reference to compare against their construction forecasts, including how long machines were in use on job sites compared to where they were scheduled.
"Contractors pay close attention to their two and four-week lookahead schedules," says Austin Conti, co-founder and CEO at Tenna. "Using Schedule along with Resource Management enables the connection of field requests to the master schedule. With the field teams submitting resource requests from their phones, those requests get connected to the master schedule for managers to use in daily labour and equipment scheduling and management and to see what will be needed in the near future."
Resource Management and Schedule help contractors on several fronts. They benefit from multiple roles in the construction business, beyond just the dispatcher and equipment manager conducting the asset moves. vice president of operations, project managers, superintendents, mechanics, and drivers all have use cases that are fulfilled with Tenna's scheduling functionality, improving daily workflows and facilitating informed decision-making related to project operations and finance. Schedule helps contractors know more about where their assets are, what assets are needed on upcoming jobs, and what might delay or impair an upcoming project mobilization before it begins so they can outfit their projects with appropriate equipment and labour resources while avoiding costly delays.