The implementation of the AuraPortal BPM Suite, carried out by the consultancy firm BPM-LAT, allowed for the automation, orchestration and centralization of Constructec’s purchases. This gave the company a greater control of expenses, a reduction in the construction sites’ administrative workload, better supplier administration, economy of scale, management and control of accounts, information fluidity and consistency, precise ERP integration, increased operational capability and reports and construction committees to improve productivity.
According to Guillermo Enrique Salcedo Mora, Director of Constructec S.A., the biggest problem they had was the lack of control over how their purchases were realized. This posed a major obstacle to their expansion, as in general, purchasing processes comprise 90% of all expenditures in most engineering firms.
Following the implementation of the first version of the purchasing process, purchases continued to be made in the same way as before, however all the processes were now sent to the central office for approval. After making some important improvements, the management saw the possibility of centralizing the operation, gaining profit margin due to the economy of scale, better management of suppliers and of the quote and supplier selection task.
Which enables the complete control of this important process and provides an excellent delivery service for the construction sites.
The on-site construction workers, who often have limited internet access, are kept informed of the progress of their purchase requests via emails which they receive on their mobile devices, allowing them to plan their activities better.
The biggest problem they had was the lack of control over their purchases.
ERP total integration.
“We are extremely happy with the service provided by BPM Latinoamérica. They have been very attentive to help us with any improvements we have felt necessary.”
“At the beginning I was very skeptical about AuraPortal… now I can see how much it is helping us to control purchases and to eliminate the many flaws and malfunctions we previously had to live with.”
Constructec offers a range of services in Engineering Consultancy and Civil and Electromechanical Construction Projects, mainly in the areas of Reinforced Concrete and Metallic Structures, Vehicular and Pedestrian Bridges, Public Spaces, Public Service Networks (Aqueduct, Sewerage, Telephone and Energy), Anchored Walls, Industrial Buildings, Earthmoving Systems and Roads.
Founded in 1982.
Offers a range of services in Engineering Consultation and Construction of Civil and Electromechanical Projects, mainly in the area related to Vehicular Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges, Reinforced Concrete Structures, Metallic Structures, etc.
Including vehicles, containers, scaffolding, etc.
Most of them in Colombia.