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Contractor quantity surveyor using ERP system in cost reporting

Chan, Eric W. l. and Chan, Caroline T. W. 2013, Contractor quantity surveyor using ERP system in cost reporting, in CITC-VII 2013 : Challenges in innovation, integration and collaboration in construction & engineering : Proceedings of the Construction in the 21st Century 2013 international conference, [Conference], [Bangkok, Thailand], pp. 1-7.

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Title Contractor quantity surveyor using ERP system in cost reporting
Author(s) Chan, Eric W. l.
Chan, Caroline T. W.
Conference name Construction in the 21st Century. International Conference (7th : 2013 : Bangkok, Thailand)
Conference location Bangkok, Thailand
Conference dates 19 - 21 Dec. 2013
Title of proceedings CITC-VII 2013 : Challenges in innovation, integration and collaboration in construction & engineering : Proceedings of the Construction in the 21st Century 2013 international conference
Editor(s) Ahmed, Syed M.
Publication date 2013
Conference series Construction in the 21st Century International Conference
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher [Conference]
Place of publication [Bangkok, Thailand]
Keyword(s) cost management
cost reporting
enterprise resource planning system
Summary Quantity surveying is the key profession in cost management for construction business. However, construction industry is notorious in using information technology that makes reporting inefficient. A construction company in Hong Kong has been using an enterprise resource planning system as the information communication technology in management and cost reporting backbone since 2003. This paper investigates if such system represents an efficient tool for quantity surveyors and any intervening actions are required to enhance its efficiency. In doing so, a team of surveyors interviewed and then the soft system methodology was used as the research approach to depict the situation. This leads to the improvement needs and list of actions. Participants have prioritized working closely with top/senior management to design a proper report format; avoiding unnecessary adjustments and undue influence to reporting, and ensuring accurate data as the top three critical actions crucial for reliable cost reporting.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
120203 Quantity Surveying
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062595

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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