Intuit. Master Builder 2004 offers updates and enhancements to help improve estimating, production, accounting, and analysis. Building on the previous version, the software now allows automatic report scheduling, as well as e-mailing or faxing of reports and documents on demand. The Project Work Center can be customized to display important job information, and the Up-to-Date Part Information enhancement allows vendors' price lists to be imported. The software supports Last-in-First-out and First-in-First-out inventory valuation methods. (800) 726-6278.

Open Sky Software. Four contractor solutions are now integrated into Tracework software: construction management, standard accounting, contact management, and e-mail messaging and calendar capabilities. The Web-based enterprise software features change order management, a proposal writer, digital photograph storage, and work order tools; lead creation and status reporting, as well as subcontractor tracking; and general ledger, payroll, and financial reporting tools. (512) 401-9570.

Nemetschek North America. Now available as an update, VectorWorks Architect version 10.5 features a number of improvements, such as improved 3D surface and solids modeling technology; door, window, and roof objects; printing and DXF/DWG reliability; and more than 280 new textures and image props. The company says that interface refinements also make the program faster and easier to use. (888) 646-4223.

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Timbre Software. Solstice Pro version 3.0 extends the capabilities of QuickBooks 2002 and 2003 Pro and Premier Editions and Enterprise Solutions to the field using a handheld PC to allow management of time cards, invoices, change orders, and more. New features include Time Clock, Check & Credit Card Registers, and Contact Management. (866) 532-5200.

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VirtualBoss. When synchronized with the PC version of VirtualBoss, Pocket VirtualBoss allows users to access, view, edit, add, and filter data from the PC version in the field. The pocket edition can also be used as a stand-alone mobile solution for job scheduling, maintaining task lists, tracking contacts, and more. (888) 827-5397.

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