Sage Master Builder is fully integrated to handle all aspects of a remodeling business. The estimating process moves smoothly into scheduling, project management, and accounting. A range of features, such as the Executive Dashboard, lets users track the status of their business with at-a-glance views of everything from cash flow to accounts payable and receivable. Gauge crew productivity with accurate job-cost reporting; keep better track of billing, payroll, and other money-related tasks; and better manage punch lists, subcontracts, and change orders for a smooth job from beginning to end.
Specifically designed for residential and light-commercial construction, Chief Architect X1 helps enhance productivity and offers users photorealistic 2-D and 3-D plan views. New key features include the 3-D Roof Designer, 3-D Wall Designer, and 3-D Modeling tools, as well as an integrated CAD toolkit with more than 340 new architectural details. Raytrace Rendering increases plan-production speed, and a free Client Viewer download lets users share 3-D views, virtual tours, and notes with clients.
Designed to connect people to their schedules from anywhere in the world, Remote VirtualBoss scheduling software lets users access, edit, and update their VirtualBoss schedules remotely. Eliminating a trip back to the office to sync-up schedules, users can stay in the field and connect using a computer, laptop, PDA, cell phone, or other device with an Internet browser.
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New features in VectorWorks 2008 include a heads-up Data Display for easier precision drawing, and a View bar to house frequently used viewing and organizational controls. Batch-editing and a Rotate Plan command make it easy to edit elements in groups, or elements that lie at odd angles. Create high-quality presentations with comprehensive color and product libraries from numerous industry suppliers. New CAD Manager capabilities make for easy setup, backup, and sharing of project files.
One of the first Web-based business management systems for builders, general contractors, and trade partners, BuildTopia allows users to track customers, projects, and units using one fully integrated system. Subscribers can manage leads, prospects, customers, selections, job costing, projects, and warranties. Subcontractors, suppliers, and clients have access to all core processes through online accounts linked to their contractor.
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