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02 Nov

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Improve roofing contractor profits using a CRM Software

November 2, 2013 | By |

Converting sales leads : a fast track to improving construction profits.

Wonder what methods give a roofing or other contractor that fastest path to improving construction profits overall?  It’s closing more of the sales leads you already have. Yes, monitoring construction job costing help to ensure that costs are managed.

Now, think about the front end, in the sales process, by converting leads in a more organized and efficient way so that construction profits grow.  The experience of many contractors, especially those in the specialized trades like roofing construction, find that the job of managing leads can be a tiresome and time wasting. Read More

22 Oct

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Seven Sales Tips: Lead nurturing to grow a Construction Business

October 22, 2013 | By |

For the construction business, nurturing customers leads to growth.

The most valuable thing in the construction business is existing clients. In today’s tight economy and aggressive competition it is definitely a buyers’ market.  So, personal selling techniques are the keys to growth.

Here are some valuable tips that I’ve learned from my construction business experience to grow and nurture your construction clients.  While sales management in a specialty trade such as roofing construction can be better organized with tools and customer relationship management CRM software, there’s nothing like the on-the-ground personal connection fostered by an experienced sales professional.

  1. Customer Focus:
    The client has to be your only focus all day from open to close. How are you going to “WOW” them? I like to call it “delivering a world-class client experience”, to every guest, EVERY TIME”!
  2. Treat all prospects and clients the same:
    The concept behind customer focus is to treat every client the same.  Do not pre-judge them of show special treatment from one to the other. In doing this you will ensure repetition and efficiency because each client feeling attended to in a personal way is what makes a client happy and feeling special. Read More

07 Sep

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MaxCon continues the growth and customer experience with MaxCon Pro

September 7, 2013 | By |

Release 9-7-2013
MaxCon Software is always working hard to bring new features to our members using our MaxCon Pro Roofing Software. We strive to be the leader in an industry that needs to have a service that is reliable, dependable, fast and user friendly.

As a continued effort to be an innovator and leader in the industry we have recently released new features, feature improvements and bug fixes. Below is the latest upgrades to our MaxCon Pro construction CRM.

  • (NEW) We have refined the creating job orders process. To improve the user experience we have now allowed for when the “add new order” button is clicked with out first selecting the trade the order is being created for the system will now prompt the user to select the trade type improving the user friendliness of the software. Read More

08 Jul

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Commercial Roofing Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management software all in one.

July 8, 2013 | By |

For Immediate Release
July 8th, 2013

“Commercial Roofing Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management Software all in one”

MaxCon Software a Strategic Partnership with Quancor Virtual Sales & Marketing, Inc. to provide qualified roofing appointments to MaxCon users through their State-Of-The-Art Roofing Management Software.

Orlando, Fl. July 8th, 2013- MaxCon Software, a supplier of web-based Roofing/Construction Management Software and Quancor Virtual Sales & Marketing, Inc. (www.qvsminc.com) a leading provider of lead generation telemarketing services have joined forces to form a strategic partnership to provide commercial and roofing leads for MaxCon clients using the latest communications technologies available today, including cutting-edge outbound and inbound contact center telephone systems and full integration into MaxCon CRM systems.

“Combining QVSM’s top quality commercial leads with MaxCon’s dynamic CRM, any roofer will be able to establish communication with prospects that need their services long before their competitors,”  said  …………, CEO of QVSM, Inc.

“Leads are a very important part of going business each year in the roofing industry. Having the ability to offer our MaxCon Members the ability to receive commercial roofing leads right into their MaxCon account is a vital tool for improved lead and customer management,” said Joseph Radcliff, CEO of MaxCon Software

 

About MaxCon

MaxCon Software is truly one-of-a-kind and will help you take control of your business like never before by providing the easiest cutting-edge-web based Roofing/Construction Management Software on the market. The MaxCon Software will assist its customers with managing clients, create diagrams, managing production, enhance company communications regarding job files and provides reports on your sales, marketing and accounts receivables. Whether you are on your smart phone, laptop, or PC you have access to all of your company’s job files anywhere at any time. Never be without the important document or information you need again. See our website at www.MaxConSoftware.com for more details.

About QVSM:

QVSM was established in 1996 and our mission is to provide superior service to our clients at a fair price. We treat each client as our partner; their success is our success www.qvsminc.com

06 Jun

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Storm Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management Software all in one.

June 6, 2013 | By |

For Immediate Release
June 6th, 2013

“Storm Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management Software all in one”

MaxCon Software has formed a Strategic Partnership with HAIL 911 a division of LC Marketing  for Exclusive Roofing Appointments and State-Of-The-Art Roofing Management Software.

Orlando, Fl. June 6th, 2013- MaxCon software, a supplier of web-based Roofing/Construction Management Software and HAIL 911 a division of LC Marketing the leading call center for the roofing industry since 1998 supplying the roofing industry with high end exclusive roofing appointments have joined forces to form a strategic partnership to provide roofing industry customers nationwide a cost and time saving way to manage their construction projects and grow their business.

 

MaxCon Pro offers live real time postings of exclusive leads provided by LC Marketing, so businesses can avoid losing out to competitors and avoid the hassles of calling on the same lead. By using MaxCon Software, companies can take advantage of lead assignment and customer tracking, production tracking, work order submittals, and payroll functions.

 

MaxCon’s web-based software provides tools for provisioning and tracking leads. Its Activity History Diary files dates on initial contact and times of subsequent contacts with customers– with conversation tracking to boost record accuracy. The software integrates with Bing Maps so clients geographically close to new leads can be found to increase sales. Users can also see which jobs a sales rep is assigned to on these maps, making it easier to assign them to other leads nearby.

A reporting feature enables profit forecasting and planning. MaxCon Software also features graphical sales reports, production management, and profitability analysis, while a weather portal provides insight into severe weather events on the national level. The software, therefore, offers all the tools to optimize lead management anywhere.

“This is another ground breaking and top level industry collaboration of our technology and services with LC Marketing, where their exclusive roofing lead appointment service offers our mutual clients a better solution for gaining new business. Confidence and delivery of top quality roofing leads is a real competitive advantage in the roofing industry, especially when delivered directly to our clients through MaxCon Pro,” said Joe Radcliff, CEO of MaxCon Software.

“Contractors are always searching for high-value solutions that allow them to quickly identify areas of weakness and opportunity, that can make the difference between breaking even, and an extremely profitable year. This exciting partnership now makes world class exclusive appointment set roofing leads available to contractors of all sizes, and allows them to streamline and automate their business, while aggressively adding new customers, sales and profits.” said a Jack Pinsel, CEO of LC Marketing

 

About MaxCon Software

MaxCon pro is truly one-of-a-kind and will help you take control of your business like never before by providing the best cutting-edge-web based Roofing/Construction Management Software on the market. The XactLink software will assist its customers with managing clients, create diagrams, managing production, enhance company communications regarding job files and provides reports on your sales, marketing and accounts receivables. Whether you are on your smart phone, laptop, or PC you have access to all of your company’s job files anywhere at any time. Never be without the important document or information you need again. See our website at www.maxconsoftware.com for more details.

About LC Marketing:

LC Marketing is the leading call center for the roofing industry since 1998 and a proven solution for roofing and home improvement contractors. LC Marketing is a single source solution for contractors who want to increase their business, by generating exclusive appointments and gaining new customers. See their website at http://servicedriven.com/services/roofing/

16 May

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MaxCon Software is proud to announce the forming of a Strategic Partnership with Sales Up to expand the services offered to contractors who are part of the MaxCon Members Group

May 16, 2013 | By |

For Immediate Release
May 16th, 2013

MaxCon Software is proud to announce the forming of a Strategic Partnership with Sales Up to expand the services offered to contractors who are part of the MaxCon Members Group.

Orlando, Fl. May 16th, 2013- MaxCon Software, the supplier of “MaxCon Pro” the leading web-based Construction Management Software, proudly announces our Strategic Partnership with Sales Up to expand the services offered to contractors through the MaxCon Members Group. The MaxCon Members Group is the contractor’s tool box of proven software and business solutions for cost and time saving ways to manage their construction projects, increase sales, organize and streamline the daily operations and grow their business.

“This exciting partnership now adds to our business services world-class consulting available to MaxCon Group Members of all sizes, and allows them to streamline and automate their business, while aggressively adding new customers, sales and profits. Sales Up has expressed there confidence in MaxCon Software and the MaxCon Members Group as one of the best business solutions for the industry. MaxCon is looking forward to being a part of the change that is taking place to improve the industry,” said Joe Radcliff, CEO of MaxCon Software.

“Sales Up is excited to be the exclusive consulting partner to the MaxCon Members Group.  This alliance, between Sales Up and MaxCon, gives contractors access to industry leading technology, marketing, door-to-door canvassing, business consulting, and lead generation services, to profitably grow their business, and the software to effectively manage fast growth,” said David Fox, President of Sales Up.

About MaxCon Software

MaxCon Pro is truly one-of-a-kind and will help you take control of your business like never before by providing the best cutting-edge-web based Roofing/Construction Management Software on the market. MaxCon Pro will assist its customers with managing clients, create diagrams, managing production, enhance company communications regarding job files and provides reports on your sales, marketing and accounts receivables. Whether you are on your smart phone, laptop, or PC you have access to all of your company’s job files anywhere at any time. Never be without the important document or information you need again. See our website at www.maxconsoftware.com for more details.

About Sales Up:

Sales Up, a consulting firm, headquartered in Denver, Colorado offers proven solutions to roofing and home improvement contractors in areas where contractors have the greatest challenges and opportunity to turn business problems into increased sales and profits.

See their website at www.servicedriven.com

10 May

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Construction Companies Tackle Problems with Construction Software

May 10, 2013 | By |

Management Problems in Construction Companies

If it isn’t bad enough that the economy has taken such a hit on the construction industry, how do you deal with internal operational problems? Running a construction company requires so much more than just knowing how to construct a home or business facility. Management inefficiencies will lead to lost profits, stressed and overworked employees, and unhappy customers. Though the list of problems could go on and on , I cover here are some of the most common problems.

Multiple client files that lead to disorganization.

This is done when numerous departments create separate files for the same customer, although their intentions are good this causes serious confusion since none of the files have the same information. Not only does it create internal disorganization but it spills out showing to both customers and suppliers.

Management CRMCrew utilization can be the largest single problem

Crew utilization can be the largest single problem to make your profits disappear. Production scheduling problems is that of keeping crews working and minimizing downtime. Any inadequate system you have, rather it is physical paperwork or not; the crews can get lost in the process and not be utilized properly. Crews show up at the wrong job site on the wrong day, materials not ordered on time or at all and the crews are sent home.

Communications problems from reliance on paper based systems

Communications problems emerge when management continues to rely on paper based systems  departments to track inventory, sales & marketing, account & payroll, operations,and production. Prevent confusion by maintaining consistent and reliable communications.

One solution: construction management software.

Only a few problems were mentioned here, I look for your input to share what problems are plaguing your construction company today!  We’ve found that many problems that owners face can be solved using a solid, proven construction management software.

About MaxCon Construction Software…

MaxCon Construction Software provides the single or multiple office construction company a next generation system to move from paper based operations to a single centralized process to improve profits.  MaxCon is tailored to the specialty contractor such as roofing.

 

 

20 Apr

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Are you looking for a Roofing software that works?

April 20, 2013 | By |

roofing software

MaxCon Pro is cutting edge web based software created with the Roofing  industry in focus. By combining many years of construction knowledge, diverse programming techniques, usability strategists, graphic artists and marketing experts, MaxCon is both simple and tremendously powerful tool. MaxCon is an innovative, state-of-the-art software that is a 100% Web-Based  construction management tool designed to help roofers and contractors manage their entire business like never before.

The system features offered in MaxCon Pro allows contractors to add customers, create balance sheets, track purchase orders and crews and, once a job is finished, send reports to the sales, marketing and accounting departments.

By using MaxCon Pro you can easily organize, track and assign leads; diagram roofs; track the production of jobs; and report anything and everything that is important to  business operation.

MaxCon allows roofers to obtain “True Accounts Receivable” through our integration with Quick Books and our invoicing features, not when you create the customer in your books. The program also gives you the ability to print and email purchase orders and crew work orders all by a click of a mouse.

MaxCon Pro  is integrated with several applications. When a user adds a customer, for example, the address will be displayed in Bing Maps, along with other customers nearby. The address can also be seen Bing Street View, which lets a sales rep see, for example, what length of ladder will be necessary to fix the roof. In addition, when a sales rep submits a invoice sheet called a job info, an email notification is sent to his or her manager’s company Email account and is passed to Quick Books automatically.

MaxCon is also integrated with Quick Books. When a user adds a job number to the customer file the customer information will link with Quick Books and create the customer file, it will also create the invoices and they are created within the MaxCon Job Info file.

MaxCon Pro also includes the scheduling modules, as well as functionality for customer relationship management (CRM),  the ability to place and track orders as well as collect on, record, report on and analyze work that has been completed. Finally the ability to switch one’s view among a company’s divisions, levels, or branches, to track checks (for the purposes of insurance claims) and to customize commission calculations, according to the sales reps commissions structures.

27 Mar

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Newest features added to MaxCon Pro

March 27, 2013 | By |

Roofing Software

MaxCon Software excited to continue to bring to its members an ever changing and evolving construction management software. Over the past few months MaxCon has seen a significant growth in members.

” A lot of our technology growth comes from our members. we believe in listing to our clients has been the key to our success and our open mind to ideas, wish lists and needs that contribute to our software continuing to lead the industry in the new revolutionary way of doing business.” Joe Radcliff, CEO MaxCon Software

Here is a list of the new changes and additions that have recently become part of MaxCon Pro

Customer:

1.       ***Bug Fix*** Siding order not linked with Job Info page. Fixed issue where, in some cases with Quick Books Synced companies, when opening a Siding work order the system directed the user to include a siding line item on the job info sheet when this step was already completed correctly.

2.       *** Bug Fix*** Automatic Sales Rep Assignment function repair. When a salesperson enters a contingency or lead the file is automatically assigned to that rep entering the information. In some instances we observed the auto assignment failing to assign the file. This has been resolved.

3.       System category based restrictions: Job Info has been locked when the job category is moved to Warranty, Closed, Capped, and Capping and a notice is displayed on the top of the screen stating that the job cannot be edited in the current category. Work orders and commission are locked when the categories is set to closed, dead, or cancelled. Warranty category will allow user to edit work orders but not job info or commissions.

4.       Overdue File Alerts rules change: The Over Due File Alerts for Customer Not Contacted and Appointment Not Scheduled are no longer tracked or reported for jobs when the file Category is progressed passed Lead since all of Over Due File Alerts are designed to happen when the job is a lead. If the necessary conditions are not entered into MaxCon Pro before the file is advanced past the Lead category then the system does not require their entry. *NOTE* This does not apply to the NEW LEAD Alert; this alert will display for all active categories and will remain active until the file is accepted by the assigned Sales Rep.

5.       Relax the data entry requirements for the Insurance Company section of the customer summary page.  Requirements per Category are as follows:

a.       Lead- no fields are required to be entered.

b.      Contingency & Bought – Insurance company name is required, no other fields are required.

c.       To Job & Finial Invoiced – Insurance Company Name, Claim Number, and Cause are required. If the claim number is unknown then this can be entered as “Unknown”.

d.      Dead, Closed, Cancellation, Payment Plan, Legal, Capping, Capped, & Warranty – No entry requirements are enforced for any field.

6.       The Work Order Progress rules change: We have reprogrammed the Work Order Progress functionality to allow users to assign a crew to a work order any time after the order is approved. This will allow companies to assign and schedule a crew before the materials are order and delivered. The crew can be reassigned if needed.

7.       Work Order Progress Redirect: The orders page redirect has been removed to allow users to stay in the work order progress page after the order status has been updated. This will allow the user to make multiple changes to the Order Progress before leaving the Order Progress page.

8.       Work Order Submit requirements relaxed. When a user is working on an order they will see a save and submit button. If the save button is pressed the work order is saved but NO alert is sent to management. If the submit button is pressed the order will be Saved AND an alert will go to the proper manager for review. A user with access to the Order Progress page no longer has to submit the order before it can be approved. An order that is Saved but not Submitted can now be approved within the Order Progress page.

9.       Additional Contact info has been added to work order PDF. We have added the customer’s cell phone number, when available, to the customer contact area. We have also added the sales rep name and all available contact numbers to the work order PDF. For this information to appear on Pre Existing PDF’s the work order will need to be saved from the orders tab and the new PDF report will be generated in the Managed Docs Work Order tab.

10.   Bought Button addition. Sales Person user roll will now see a button labeled “Bought” on the job summary page. When the job status is set to Lead or Contingency this button will view active and will allow the user to change the job category to Bought to indicate that the work is approved by the insurance company or customer and the contracts and paperwork will be forthcoming.

11.   Miscellaneous storage routines and user interface updates were made to increase the system response and search times. Increased overall system speed.

20 Feb

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MaxCon Software and CIBS Solutions Establish Strategic Partnership

February 20, 2013 | By |

Integration of Roofing & Contractor Software Technologies, Combined with Estimating and Negotiations of Insurance Claims, Offers New Level of Performance for Insurance Restoration Contractors

Orlando, FL, (February 20th 2013- Fortuna Logistics, developer of several line of construction based software’s “MaxCon Pro” a premier Construction Management Software (www.maxconsoftware.com), MaxConHailReports.com, RepuChecks.com and The MaxCon Members Group announced today a new strategic partnership with and CIBS Solutions a service provider of estimating and insurance claims negotiations services for insurance restoration contractors, (www.cibssolutions.com), The partnership establishes compatibility between their respective technologies and services  along with vast improvement in the Insurance restoration claims processes for their mutual roofing & contractor clients.  Technology and services compatibility will enable web-based, ‘point-and-click’ ordering of CIBS Solutions estimating and claims negotiations services  from the “MaxCon Pro” and the MaxCon Members Group tool-sets and utilize reported data across the software’s feature set.

“This is another example ground breaking and industry first collaborations of our  technology and services with top level service providers that is unmatched in the industry. Teaming with CIBS Solutions offers our mutual clients better solutions for claims processing and customer management, where speed and accuracy with an ‘on target’ quote or supplement is a real competitive advantage in the roofing industry,” said Joe Radcliff, CEO of Fortuna Logistics. “In the race to earn a new project, the combination of accurate estimates and MaxCon Pro is an innovative harnessing of internet-based tools contractors can use to  optimize responsiveness and have superior information for business planning, project execution and documentation.”

 

“Compatibility with “MaxCon Pro” and being a partner member of the MaxCon Members Group further empowers contractors to produce accurate estimates at a lower overhead cost– not only are we a user of the MaxCon Pro Software we are overjoyed to partner with Fortuna Logistics to expand the boundaries of estimating and insurance claims negotiations efficiency,” said Jason Sloan, President/CEO of CIBS Solutions

Fortuna Logistics is an Orlando, FL-based software developer of the “MaxCon Software” line of web-based construction management software.  The MaxCon ‘Pro’ and ‘Sketch’ suite of business management tools enables roofing contractors to go to an organized, paperless business, maximize resources, and energize staff with real-time access to all business data from internet-connected desktop and mobile devices.  For more information about Fortuna Logistics and MaxCon Construction Management Software, visit the company’s website at: www.maxconsoftware.com or call  toll-free 855-922-8546.

CIBS Solutions., an innovator in estimating and claims negotiations processes resulting from storms or catastrophes for the roofing and insurance restoration industries saves contractors time and money. CIBS has trained professionals with over 8 years of experience dealing with insurance claims. The principles have over 20 years experience dealing with construction and roofing insurance claims. By using the CIBS Solutions insurance claim management services contractors gain invaluable insight in identifying and obtaining lost opportunities in revenue as well as getting assistance in getting final insurance payments approved and release of depreciation proceeds. To learn more about CIBS Solutions and its services, visit www.cibssolutions.com or call 877-509-6020