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The Kahua Difference
Unlike current project management solutions which lock you into predefined and inflexible applications and workflows, Kahua provides a configurable, cloud-based collaboration platform that facilitates the exchange of data, documents and workflow among all business partners, implements quickly, is mobile-enabled, and allows rapid development and deployment of custom or third party applications. The results are project management applications that work the way you want them to work, effortless communication with all project stakeholders and business partners, and improved efficiencies and greater productivity regardless of size or scope of project.
Conforms to Your Business
In order to truly realize a return on your technology investment, your project management and collaboration system should help optimize your proven business processes, not be a bottleneck. Unlike other solutions on the market today that are rigid and force you into conforming your business processes to the software, the flexibility of the Kahua platform allows you to tailor the solution to support your business needs today with the flexibility to adapt as your business changes.
More Than Just a “Platform”
There are many cloud-based “platforms” on the market today, however, they lack many of the underlying capabilities that make Platform as a Service(Paas) so powerful. A PaaS is a cloud computing service that provides a platform to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an application.
The Kahua Platform is the first PaaS in the industry that enables:
• Customization of existing packaged applications
• Rapid app development for new or custom apps
• A Marketplace for apps built on the Kahua Platform by Kahua Certified 3rd Party Developers
• A robust API that enables rapid and seamless integration with other solutions
• Connectors for some of the most common applications and technology used in the industry including: Tableau, Bluebeam, DocuSign, Mulesoft, and more
Getting started is easy. Kahua comes out-of-the-box with a suite of applications that lets you get started quickly. Kahua’s Document Management, File Management and Cost Management Applications can be implemented in hours and provide the next generation in project management and collaboration solutions.
Collaboration that Adds Value to All Project Partners
Most legacy project management applications are implemented using a Hub-and-Spoke model where one company, usually the general contractor or the owner, controls access to the system and the data. Project partners working on multiple projects are required to use multiple systems with multiple log-ins and have no ability to consolidate data or workflows across projects. Kahua’s unique Hub-to-Hub model solves these challenges by enabling all project partners to truly collaborate like never before.
With Kahua, each project partner has their own Kahua site and is able to:
• Consolidate all project data into a single system
• Develop, customize, and run apps that best suit their needs
• Deploy configurable workflows
• Engage in the secure exchange of data and documents with any authorized project partners
Rapid Creation of Apps for Your Business
With the Kahua Platform and kBuilder, Kahua’s development tool, customers can quickly and easily modify existing apps, or create new apps. All apps that are built using kBuilder automatically inherit all the functionality of the Kahua Platform, including the security, user interface, collaboration, and database framework, reporting and search capabilities, and mobile enablement features. Customers need to focus only on the business processes to complete an app.
With a basic knowledge of XML, you can use kBuilder to:
• Maintain a common, intuitive user interface across all applications which reduces training costs and resistance to change
• Capitalize on existing applications by leveraging the extensibility of data from all existing applications and external systems
• Create applications that conform to your preferred business processes, rather than having to force users to conform to the software
• Extend applications to all leading mobile devices and tablets
Data Ownership has been a significant challenge in the industry for decades. In the antiquated Hub-and-Spoke model where the general contractor or owner controls access to the system, retrieving the project record at the conclusion of project often required the permission of the system owner. Since each project partner has their own Kahua site at project onset and throughout the project lifecycle, they have access to and control of their own complete project record including all documents, data, and workflows stored in their own secure instance of Kahua.
Most legacy project management solutions are static and unable to keep pace with their customers’ changing business requirements. The result is that companies have to change their business processes to match the limitations of their legacy solution or purchase additional applications to fill the gaps. The Kahua Platform is a dynamic solution that enables customers to continuously adapt their solution to their changing business processes.
With Kahua, you can:
• Easily build or customize apps to meet evolving business requirements
• Optimize workflows and app extensions over time to improve efficiency
• Address complex and ever-evolving reporting requirements
Customize Apps to Meet Your Business Need
With applications based on the Kahua Platform, you don’t have to wait for your vendor to incorporate your suggested changes into their next release. The Kahua Platform allows you to customize existing Apps to suit your needs, whether you need to re-configure a workflow to better align with your business process or simply edit a field label. Whether you need to re-configure a workflow to better align with your business process or simply edit a field label, the Kahua platform allows you to customize existing Apps to suit your needs.
Leverage Existing Apps via the kStore
The kStore is the industry’s first online marketplace and has over 50 different apps created by Kahua and our network of certified 3rd party developers. The kStore provides a venue for Kahua’s community of developers to collectively solve industry challenges. Featured apps include Schedule, Design Review, Value Engineering, Checklist, Lean Pull Planning, Hot Permit, Partner Prequalification, Project Onboarding, and more. Visit the kStore to learn more.
Mobile devices have rapidly become strategic business tools for real estate, design and construction firms. Field personnel are increasingly leveraging these devices to execute critical business processes faster and more effectively. While mobile technology has come a long way, most core business applications like ERP, project management, or estimating still do not offer integrated mobile capabilities. Kahua has solved these challenges by creating a mobile Platform that easily extends multiple business processes to the leading mobile devices on the market. When an app is created in Kahua, there is no need to create separate apps for mobile devices and desktops; you write it once and run it anywhere. To learn more, download the white paper Boost Productivity and Competitive Advantage with Kahua
Kahua’s reporting capabilities are among the most comprehensive on the market today. You can leverage a variety of out-of-the box reports, customize existing reports, develop your own custom reports, or use the external report writer for more complex requirements. Additionally, through Kahua’s integration with Tableau, you can utilize robust dashboard analytics.