The Evolving Role of Planning in the Construction Business
Penta Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise construction software that helps construction, service, and engineering enterprises improve business performance, proudly launched the BuildTech Talks webinar series May 16, 2019, with its premiere session: The Evolving Role of Planning in the Construction Business.
“The construction industry faces mounting productivity headwinds: razor thin margins, skilled labor shortages, regulatory red tape and ever-climbing insurance premiums just to name a few,” said Bill Wagner, Vice President of Product at Penta Technologies. “As your customers demand higher and higher rates of productivity, how can you possibly compete? You’ve got to have a plan. Enter the role of Enterprise Resource Planning.”
While many see Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as a substitute for paper bookkeeping, Wagner emphasized that there’s a real opportunity to leverage an ERP as a single system of truth to make construction businesses more productive and profitable.
This free BuildTech Talks webinar was co-presented by Wagner and Andy Lambert, Penta’s Director of Learning.
Wagner and Lambert helped attendees learn how to:
- Understand today’s modern ERP technology toolset
- Identify areas of inefficiency in the business
- Leverage data to jumpstart planning efforts
“I’m very excited to help Penta expand our educational offerings beyond the Penta community of users,” said Lambert. “If you’re interested in running a more productive and profitable construction company, I’d highly recommend you set aside an hour to attend our first BuildTech Talk — we’re packing it full of high value content you can begin implementing in your business today regardless of your current technology and planning toolset.”
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About Bill Wagner
Vice President of Product
Bill Wagner, Penta’s Vice President of Product, is an experienced marketing professional and strategic thought leader, passionate about using marketing to drive growth and create great experiences for customers.
Wagner is responsible for strategic leadership of Penta’s software product portfolio with a focus on developing solutions that meet unique needs of key stakeholders at labor-intensive specialty contracting firms. He has a long track record of successfully generating growth for businesses by applying cutting-edge best practices from the worlds of business, science, marketing and economics in a way that scales into all companies.
Wagner has experience working with start-ups, mid-size, and Fortune Global 500 firms including ABB, Badger Meter, Direct Supply and ARI Network Services. Bill is also the Past President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Marketing Association and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of digital disruption, business strategy and the impact of digital experiences on the customer journey. He has recently served as a featured presenter for the Equipment Dealers Association, American Marketing Association, Young Professionals Organization, Group Conference Call, and at the GreenExpo.
About Andy Lambert
Director of Learning
Andy Lambert, Penta’s Director of Learning, has more than 17 years of experience in both construction and construction technology. He is passionate about continuous learning and leveraging best practices for training and knowledge transfer that drive business efficiencies.
Prior to joining Penta Technologies, Lambert worked for various Electrical Contractors as a member of IBEW 494 of Milwaukee, Wisc. Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee as well as a degree in Electrical Construction. He is also a member of the Association for Talent Development where he collaborates with industry peers on best-in-class learning and development methodologies.
Lambert is responsible for the PENTA Academy where he drives continuous learning for the PENTA ERP user community via various training mechanisms. He also brings users together to tackle tough business challenges and will share his experience with the PENTA user base as a regular host of Penta’s BuildTech Talks.