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Enterprise Resource Planning from Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

 

You’re a homebuilder…

Homebuilder with too much Software

You’re great at building homes, communities, and condominiums. But the peripheral requirements of homebuilding can become a complex mess of estimates, options, upgrades, schedules, contractors, contracts, financing, cost allocations, warranties, and much more. Not to mention your trades need access to their schedule and your customers need a copy of their dishwasher warranty.

You understand this problem because you live it every day – managing the internal and external teams that are required to build a home. Our solution is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Manage your resources – people, materials, time, and money – throughout the homebuilding process with one software system.

Let’s walk through the process of building a home with powerful software:

It all begins with your customer, relaxing on the couch, browsing your available communities and models pulled right from your ERP and displayed on your website. Your prospective customer completes a form to request more information: it looks like we have an interested buyer!

Prospective Buyers at HomeA personalized, automated message invites your prospective customer to visit your sales center. Your sales team finalizes options and upgrades with the customer, and the contract is signed immediately – or at electronically from anywhere in the world.

Takeoff immediately as purchase orders are pushed directly to your approved vendors and trades. Trades access schedules, documents, and purchase orders in the field – and receive automatic notifications of any changes or updates.

Meanwhile, land developers can acquire and develop land with tight controls over schedules, changes, and costs – tracked and costed through to the completed sale.

Construction hits a milestone: framing is complete. Once checked by your superintendent, electronic payment is released, or the trade is notified of exceptions. Notify your customer to keep them excited – they will want to tell their friends!

“Welcome to your new home!”

Home is Complete!A welcome message invites the customer to one of the happiest moments of their life. Walk them through their brand new home, complete the inspection and signoff immediately.

Track your revenue with specialized accounting features for homebuilders – and dashboards to monitor the entire process.

One partner. One solution. Powerful software.

Watch the video below for the full story – then request a live demo of our software solutions. Our team of homebuilding software experts can provide a consultation of your business needs and recommend powerful software to maximize your resources.

 

 

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Gantt Chart - HomeDev Pro (Custom Builders)

Builders can save time and money by integrating their estimating, scheduling, and purchasing functions, says BUILDER magazine.

Homebuilders are constantly looking to save time and money, but often overlook their most valuable resource: time. Integrating your scheduling function with estimating and purchasing can drastically reduce costs that accumulate over time, including carrying costs of loans, insurance, equipment, materials, and most importantly, labor.

This is why Constellation considers Scheduling, Estimating and Purchasing as a single function within the homebuilding operation. Our homebuilder software solutions natively integrate these functions in a single software package and a single database. Learn more.

DSLD Homes practices even-flow construction, maximizing their time and resources on every project. Saun Sullivan, CEO of DSLD Homes, discussed their method at IBS 2014.

Request a demonstration of how our solutions can help with these goals.

Original article via BUILDER magazine.

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The HomeDev Pro Customer Portal provides your discerning custom home buyers with access to schedules, documents, warranties and more, keeping them informed and engaged throughout the build cycle. Now we’ve updated the HomeDev Pro Customer Portal with options selections and change orders to further engage your customers in the construction of their perfect home.

HomeDev Pro Customer Portal with Options Selections

SELECTIONS

Customers can now view all options available for their home under the “Selections” tab in a simple to use interface with green/red indicators for accepted/rejected options. Customers approve and reject options through the Portal, and email notifications are automatically sent to the applicable internal and vendor contacts.

Homeowners appreciate the control that they feel in the process: once they have approved an option, they feel comfortable that it will be completed as scheduled.

CHANGE ORDERS

Move from selections to change orders in HomeDev, and the change is automatically emailed to the customer. Photos and changes are detailed in the Customer Portal to be approved or rejected by the home buyer.

WHAT’S NEXT: EMAIL & YAMMER

Coming soon is full email functionality within HomeDev Pro, for advanced tracking of all communications related to a project, customer or community. We’re also busy building a private social network into HomeDev. Stay tuned!

Combine these new features with HomeDev Pro’s industry-leading job costing and estimating features for a powerful management tool for custom builders that offers visibility and control to home buyers through the personalized customer portal.

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