Reviewing software platforms for your business can be an overwhelming task. Many options exist, and they all have different features and workflows. In a busy environment, like the civil construction and earthworks industries, we understand you don’t have a lot of spare time to evaluate software. However, using technology, like 3D drone mapping software, can help you operate more efficiently and grow your business.
Perhaps you’ve already researched Propeller and want to learn more about our platform? You’re ready for a demonstration, but you have questions. How long will it take? What do they need to know about my business? What questions do I have? Here’s what you can expect.
What do you want to do better? What issue are you trying to resolve? Your demo of Propeller will be custom-fit to your specific business needs. This approach enables us to address whatever problem you are trying to solve, which means you’ll learn exactly how we can help you and bring value to your operations.
Consider our first meeting more of a consultation, like a doctor’s initial visit with a patient. Before making a treatment recommendation, he has to ask a number of questions. Similarly, asking good questions and hearing about your earthworks operations, we’re looking for clues and signs where Propeller can provide opportunities for efficiencies that can save your business money and time.
Preparing for Your Demo
So you’ve scheduled your demo—great! To properly prepare and get the most out of it, here are a couple suggestions. Since we’ll start by getting to know your organization and what drives your business, be prepared to tell us about what you do and how you function as an organization. If you have a specific issue you’re trying to solve or a process you’d like to improve, plan to share that too. We’ll then be able to customize your demo experience to suit your specific needs. Also, determine who on your team should attend the demo. Typically, your survey manager, project manager, foreman, and/or superintendent will be important stakeholders for this conversation, but others may choose to join as well.
What Can I Expect during My Propeller Demo?
During a demo, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your company’s scope of work, we will break Propeller down into two key areas: surveying and site management. We understand that earthworks professionals have a varying degree of knowledge when it comes to surveying worksites with a drone. So, we aim to fill in any knowledge gaps and explain how Propeller’s analytics work for surveying and managing sites in the civil construction, mining, aggregates, and waste management industries.
You can expect to walk-through the Propeller Platform and gain a better understanding of the functionality and features that will have the greatest impact on your business. We’ll also explain how you can share your site survey analytics across your organization. This helps streamline processes so your key project stakeholders are not reliant upon someone else to provide them with the data they need. They can go directly into Propeller and obtain it themselves. It’s really that simple and straightforward.
Get the scoop from current Propeller customers
A question we often get during demos is, “Who else is using your platform and what value are they getting out of it?” It’s one thing for us to say we’re great at what we do; hearing from your fellow colleagues is much more meaningful. We have customer references who are ready and willing to chat with you about the impact Propeller has had on their business and how they implemented the new technology across their teams. Get your questions answered and know that you’re making the right decision. We’ll help you do that.
Future of surveying is tech-enabled
Soon, all earthworks projects will be documented and surveyed using drones. Many industry leaders have already invested in drone surveying to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly competitive market. By using a platform like Propeller, earthworks professionals can create very accurate estimates, track progress, and make data-driven decisions about their site in real time. Propeller’s workflow also allows them to more closely collaborate with team members, which improves efficiency.
When we meet with you, our main goal is to learn about “a day in the life” of your business, first. Then, knowing your operations, we’re able to show you how Propeller can help you better manage your survey needs and be more productive.