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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.

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Original article via BUILDER magazine.

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Evans Coghill Homes

BUILDER magazine asks Alan Banks, Owner and CMO of Evans Coghill Homes in South Carolina, how and why they chose BuildTopia to manage their homebuilding operations.

Selecting the right construction management software is a crucial but often overlooked step in the home building business. Builders often end up patching together a variety of systems to handle everything from payroll and accounting to scheduling and sales. This ends up creating extra work instead of helping the business to run smoothly.

“Now that the market is improving, we were looking to wrap [our software and processes] up in an end-to-end solution” says Alan.

Q: What should builders keep in mind when setting out to evaluate their software?

A: First off, determine why you want a change. Is it for higher profits, improved customer service, to cut down on administrative costs, or enhance staff communication? Whatever your reason, realize that there is no magic bullet–unless you are willing to write your own software, you have to fit your company’s operational needs into the parameters set by the software company.

Find the right solution by coming up with your list of non-negotiable “must-haves” and shop for those. Don’t get lost in promises that aren’t important to you or your brand. In other words, if online selections are not important to you, then don’t buy a solution because it has that feature and you believe you might use it.

…continue reading via BUILDER magazine

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