The amount of information and data that is collected, processed, and interpreted on a daily basis by the masonry contractor is tremendous. The contractor employs a large number of craftsmen, which creates a complex and time-consuming payroll process. The accounts payable system encompasses a considerable number of vendors and data entries. Accurate project estimates, schedules, and cost and time control activities require considerable amounts of data for maximum results.

The computer and accompanying software allow the contractor the opportunity to manage all his information streams. This tool processes, manipulates, stores, and prints information, but the result of the output is only as good as the value of the data input. Costs for hardware and software are easily within the reach of virtually all masonry contractors’ budgets.