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Friday, March 14, 2014

ConExpo Musings

Last week, over 130,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors descended on the Las Vegas Convention center for the 2014 ConExpo conference.  Held every 3 years, ConExpo is a massive event that brings in contractors and suppliers from all over the world for a week of education and business collaboration. 

As an exhibitor, it was fascinating to be a part of the event, get a pulse of the current state of the industry, and see first hand what companies of all types, throughout the world, are looking for to improve their productivity and profitability.  As a technology provider to the industry, we were honored to have so many crucial conversations with hundreds of people from all types of companies and trades. From those conversations, we were able to discover some valuable information about the current state of the industry:

1.  While the economy has seemed to rebound recently, the rough stretch of the past several years has produced smarter, savvier business owners who are focused on doing more with less and boosting productivity.

2. Technology of all kinds is gaining traction throughout the industry.  Handheld devices, IT staff, and business process applications isn’t just for the big boys anymore.  Companies of all sizes are looking to leverage technology and improve their workflows, processes, and accuracy. 

3.       Contractors are looking for out-of-the-box technology solutions that can quickly integrate with their existing systems and provide customized results to any company regardless of size.
We are excited to see the progress the industry has made over the past several years and look forward to observing and contributing to the promising trends we observed at this year’s conference.

If you didn't get the chance to speak with AboutTime at ConExpo or would like more information follow the link below and a sales representative will contact you.  Click Here.  

Guest Blogger

Mark Jensen is About Time’s regional vice president of sales in the southeastern United States.  Mark has extensive experience in providing software and workflow solutions to the construction, restoration and remodeling industries.

Prior to joining About Time, Mark was an award winning national sales manager for Xactware Solutions, Inc. His duties also included providing software training and consulting services to contractors and insurance adjusters using Xactware’s products.
Mark has a degree in English from Utah Valley University and enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors and coaching youth wrestling and baseball.

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