Developed by Spitfire Management, Spitfire Project Management is an agile, browser-based solution that helps construction and capital construction organizations better manage projects, documents and images, all while increasing collaboration between project participants, from subcontractors to architects and engineers, general contractors to owners. This tightly integrated system can operate as a standalone project management solution or it can include complete accounting as well.
Because Spitfire is browser-based software, it has zero footprint on the client and can be accessed remotely from anywhere with Internet access. There's also an app for Android smartphones that allows users to send photos, contact team members, receive alerts and even edit project documents, all while on the move. It's a fit for companies with $5 million to $500 million in revenue or 10-plus employees.
Spitfire improves collaboration by offering each team member a place to view and work with project information. General contractors can administer commitments and even handle insurance compliance. Subcontractors can monitor RFIs and RFPs. Engineers and architects can access drawings while owners can view project budgets or change orders. Spitfire integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics SL for a complete financial system: GL, AR, AP, payroll, analytics and more.
All files are collected and centralized in the core file catalogue subsystem for access by all team members. The solution also offers a cloud-based Plan Room where contractors and subs can view and download all necessary project specifications, drawings and addenda. The Plan Room can be public or private and replaces the need for old-fashioned ftp sites.
For organizations seeking a complete project management system that increases team collaboration, the Spitfire Project Management System should be on the short list for consideration.
Lisa from Appleton Lathing Corporation
Date: October 2011
Appleton Lathing Corporation is a commercial subcontractor specializing in the Steel Stud/Drywall industry. We also offer services in Acoustic Ceiling, Finished Carpentry, EIFS, and Spray Vapor Barrier installation. Projects we perform range from local community churches to multi-million dollar establishments.
We saw areas in our processing of information among the office, field, and our customers that needed increased efficiency and reliability. We needed a document management solution that not only integrated seamlessly with our accounting system but also helped us keep a better handle of real-time work related issues. We drive for efficiency in the field and decided to set that same standard of excellence for our office and field foreman as well. Spitfire software was by far the only software solution that could meet all our needs.
We installed Spitfire in 2007 and within one day were up and running. It provides everything a construction business is looking for in project management and they also keep up with the fast changing pace of technology.
Spitfire is not only a great product and user-friendly, but the customer service is outstanding as well! Spitfire guided us through every step of the implementation, leading us towards a successful launch, and training us to fully and comfortably take over. Whenever we have questions or needs, we receive answers and solutions in a very timely manner.
We are thankful to say we are part of the Spitfire family!
Arnie from Silverman CPM
Date: October 2011
Silverman CPM is a true Construction Program Management company. We provide Professional Services as the Owner’s Agent and guide all project participants through each phase of construction. Spitfire has been implemented to better manage the complete business. One area of great value was in the budget / forecasting portion of the integrated system. Once handled by a custom spreadsheet, now all Project Managers use a standard product to better analysis from start to finish.
Another area of benefit is ‘collaboration’ with Third-Party Business Partners, to include; Owners, Contractors, Engineers, Architects and other project consultants. Now information is exchanged in a wide range of documents like; Submittals and packages, Drawing logs, Request for Information, Request for Proposal, Change Orders, Meeting Minutes, Contractor Compliance, etc. This provides on-line information exchange and historical records retained which were once accomplished by passing around manual documents in a hand carried fashion, or via courier and FAX.
I would recommend it to others in the A/E/C marketplace.
Kevin from Advanced Roofing
Date: September 2011
Our organization includes a large roofing contractor and a solar installer. Since implementing Spitfire Project Management system, we have seen a great return on our investment. From freeing up accounting personnel, to enabling our Project Managers to watch job costs in real time and catch problems proactively - all of this saves the company money. The system is easy to use and dynamic for more than one business. The support team went the extra mile to make sure everything was a fit for our businesses.