Completing AIA G702s shouldn't be a hassle
Pay Applications are a massive part of the construction industry. It goes without saying that every company has already had to come to terms with the reality of AIA documentation, and how long it can take to fill out. We’ve talked about some of the wrong tools for the job, and explained the basics of what G701 and G702 documents contain. But at the end of the day, filling out AIA Pay Applications can be time consuming. Even worse- the common errors and problems with these documents delay payments and projects.
What if we told you there was a better way? A faster way that takes only a few minutes of your time, and helps eliminate costly errors on AIA forms? You can easily complete AIA G702 forms without errors or miscommunication.
Using Pay Application Software to Generate AIA Documentation
While many companies end up using Excel spreadsheets to keep track of the data in pay applications, this isn’t the most cost-effective way. More than that, employees, contractors and leadership end up wasting valuable time needing to communicate back and forth and update files manually. Construction companies need solutions designed not just for the construction industry, but also designed to be easy-to-use and with automatic communication in mind.
At Flashtract, we have designed our software just for construction companies. We know how difficult it can be to keep cash flowing, and contact your busy workers with corrections or updates. We also understand that you want to spend less time worrying about billing, and more time building (it’s right in our slogan).
We’ve ensured that you can generate your AIA G702 in just a few easy steps, literally saving hours of unnecessary manual data entry.
How easy is it?
Requesting & Completing AIA G702 forms is just 4 steps with Flashtract. Even better, by completing this process you’ve also generated an AIA G703. You can watch the video, or read along in the written guide below.
Step 1. Select the Project & Subcontract that needs the AIA G702
Select the project which needs an AIA G702 form. Flashtract’s dashboard will show all current projects. Additionally, there are helpful visuals that indicate how complete a project is. You will be able to quickly and easily see which projects have pending approvals. Select which project you want to work on. Then, select the subcontract.
Step 2. Fill out the Schedule of Values
Next, fill out the schedule of values. This step may seem daunting. Luckily, with Flashtract, filling out the schedule of values for your AIA G703 documents has been automated and simplified. You can choose to manually input your line items, or import from a spreadsheet. Above, you can see how line items look in the software, as well as options you will have when it comes to billing against this schedule of values.
Step 3. Input Percent Completed for the Time Period
Now you can edit your line items. There are several ways you can choose to bill. You can enter a dollar amount for the period, or you can put in a percentage for AIA-style documents. Flashtract automatically calculates any remaining balances based on your input. Finally, save your edits.
Step 4. Generate the AIA G702 and AIA G703
Last, simply select “Review Documents and Submit Bill”. Flashtract will automatically generate both the AIA G702 and G703! Once you submit the documents, Flashtract will notify the contractor what items need to be approved.
You've generated AIA G703 & G703 Forms!
Pat yourself on the back! Your AIA G702 (and the AIA G703!) forms are accurately filled out, and sent in just a few moments. This process is much quicker than editing Google Sheets or Excel files. Unlike sending AIA G702 PDFs through DocuSign or email, these documents won’t get lost.
Better yet, once they’ve been approved, or edits are requested, Flashtract will notify you again. With these features, you won’t miss deadlines. Reminders and notifications help avoid payment delays. The days of files getting lost in your emails, or approving the wrong version of a file are over.
Get started with Flashtract
Not a Flashtract user yet? Flashtract makes it easier for subcontractors and general contractors to do their jobs. You can submit, review, and process pay apps and lien waivers. Our software was built specifically for construction and works alongside contractors’ existing technologies like accounting programs, ERP systems, and project management tools. Best of all, Flashtract is easy to use, quick to set up and fits into virtually any budget.