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12 Jan

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New features launched today for the MaxCon Pro roofing software

January 12, 2013 | By |

Roofing Software

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.

Below is todays new features offered by MaxCon Pro

  • The Claim number field on the Sales office customer summary page has been expanded to allow 30 characters to be entered. This has been increased from the previous limit if 20 characters.
  •   Reassign Crews functionality has been restored. After a crew has been assigned to a work order in the order progress section. To reassign a crew the user must select the assign the crew radial. When the radial is selected a popup box will appear asking if additional material is needed. If yes is selected then the user will be instructed to create a new work order as the materials list can not be edited at this point. If the user answers NO that additional material is not needed then MaxCon will allow the user to reassign the crew.
  •  Photo Album: We have designed a photo album tool that allows the user to select photos that have been uploaded into MaxCon managed documents section and create a PDF file with them. The name and description will appear on the page with the photo.
  •  Email Multiple Documents: MaxCon now allows the selection of multiple documents from the managed documents section. By selecting the Email button on the managed documents tab the user can select all files and photos to be included in an email. The selected documents will be compressed into a .zip file and sent as an attachment to the recipient of the email.
  •  A new user role has been created called canvasser. This role will allow the user to enter leads and assign the leads to the desired sales representative.
  •  Submit/Save function on Quick Books type job info as been added. This feature allows the user to save only or save and submit the job info document to their manager for approval. This feature is functioning through the Save button. Upon executing a save function the user will be prompted to select between save only and save and submit.
  •  Photo display and page load has been optimized for speed. We are displaying a proportionate image quality to size (thumb nail) on the main managed docs display but displaying a high quality image when the photo is selected.
  •   A balance due column has been added to the all customer search results pages. From this page the dollar amount due {total contract – (payments paid – check back to customer)
  •  Mouse over on Reviews: from all search results pages a column exists to display if reviews are pending on a customer file. When the user performs mouse over action on this review indicator now the results will be displayed without having to click on the button and leaving the screen.
  •  The Log out time for all users has been increased from 20 minutes to 60 minutes.
  •  ***BUG FIX*** Misc. bug fixes causing log out issues and search related issues for specific user roles.

11 Jan

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New Features Available in our Roofing Software by MaxCon

January 11, 2013 | By |

Roofing Software

MaxCon Software has added many new features to continue to improve our user interface of our top shelf Roofing software and Construction Management Software.

MaxCon Pro is a versatile and user friendly Saas Roofing Software designed to Organize a company process in to a paperless mobile platform, Energize your team in to the future with technology to simplify the daily tasks and to Maximize company profits by lessening overhead burdens.

Take a look at some of our newest features available to our members in MaxCon Pro.

  • Member Profile Picture: The member profile picture will be used beside all activity or review notes made by the user. It can be uploaded into MaxCon Pro in two places.

1. On the top right of the screen you will see your name. i.e. Welcome: your name. click on your name and a pop up will appear asking you to load your profile picture. This file must be a jpeg file for uploading.

2. In the user admin. If you go to the user list and click on the pencil which is the edit action for a user information. Once the pages opens go to the bottom of the page. You will see an area name User profile. Upload the jpeg file and after it is done uploading click save at the bottom of the page.

  • Sales Managers, Production Managers and Owners can now be assigned as the sales rep on customer files:
  • Job Info Page Upgrades and Improvements for QB Integration:
  • Multiple Pictures can now be Emailed, Printed, Edited and Deleted from within MaxCon Pro.
  • Leads Entered in by Sales Reps have Auto Assign logic.
  • Canvassers can now Assign Leads to Sales Reps they are teamed with.
  • You can now click save in all search areas
  • Company Minimum Profit Tracking Additions for Customer Files
  • Under direct support we have a customer download for manual download of Help Assist for customers who cannot use the auto load side.
  • Password Admin under HO user admin. Password admin allows Users with HO rights to set password intervals, force reset passwords and force reset on next login. Password changes require email verification.
  • New user passwords are now randomly generated and emailed to new user.
  • Goal Admin for Team and Individuals per SO. Allows HO user to assign goals to Individuals or to Sales existing Sales Teams per sales manager. Sales goals display on SO home page.
  1. For salesperson role individual goal and assigned sales team goal are displayed on thermometer along with SO annual goal. Thermometer goals are toggled buy radial orbs above the thermometer for salesman user role.
  2. Below the thermometer exists a lint to all sales goals which will display a table style view of all sales goals for the SO logged into.
  3. Sales manager has thermometer view for annual goal and His Team goal assigned along with link to see table of all goals. All other users will on see thermometer and table style goals list for SO.
  4. All goals set in SO can be deactivated.
  5. Goals are displayed on SO page when the current date is within the start and completed dates of a specific goal.
  6. Future goals can be entered and will not track until current date is with date ranges selected in goal admin.
  7. Upon expiration of ending goal date the final numbers achieved and goal set are archived for future review and will not change.
  • We have added extra character for Zip Code option for NON USA companies on company setup.
  • On Page Help Videos: Added feature that will allow us to link video to interactive video options per page. When a video or videos are linked to a page then a Video Help tab will appear on the right margin next to the scroll bar. Clicking the tab will activate a sliding window with the video and written explanation of the page. Clicking the tab again will hide the window. The video can be opened into a new window or expanded to full screen. If no video is linked to the page the tab will not appear.
  • Eased restrictions on Manufacturer entry. Now only a Manufacturer name is required for entry of products in admin pages.
  • Outbound Email change:  Link added to outbound email for new job assigned to salesperson or reassigned to salesperson that will direct rep straight to customer file.
  • Added country drop down selection to user admin. When users are created a country can now be selected for the user.
  • We have reconfigured the Roofing and Siding work orders error check process. We have eliminated the pop-up boxes that would notify user of field errors one error at a time. User is now notified of all missing data on page in a single submit process and is indicated with a red box around the offended field.
  • The data requirements for User Creation have been relaxed. We added an asterisk behind the title of the fields that are required.
  • Canadian Zip Code formatting has been added to HO and SO where Canada is selected as country. The zip code field will require the “Letter Number Letter space Number Letter Number” format of the Canadian system be entered with auto capitalizing case.
  • Ability to assign customer files to Owner, Sales Manager and Production Manager roles have been added. From the user admin page an edit icon now exists next to owner role selection. This icon allows access to control if roles can be assigned to jobs. If the box is checked then user name of owner role will appear in drop down selection for assign jobs. When owner is assigned to customer file then user will affect alerts and actions reserved for assignee to customer file. User of owner role will not be limited by salesperson restrictions based on this assignment. We have NOT added commission functionality to owner role when assigned to jobs. Again we can NOT calculate sales commissions for roles when assigned to customer file.
  • Bill tracking page now allows filter by Accounts Specialist.
  • SO Demo is up and running
  • Online statement reformatted to fit screen and track additional information.
  • HO alerts Notes changed. Additional reporting notes have been added to record in HO alerts pertaining to bills generated, submitted and paid.
  • We have now add short cuts on the customers all page to review activity history notes and review notes on a customer file

29 Nov

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Introducing MaxCon Pro Sales Addition

November 29, 2012 | By |

MaxCon’s Construction Software Application for Sales Reps.

Introducing MaxCon Pro Sales Addition! MaxCon’s latest solution for a total Construction Management Software for sales representatives. MaxCon Pro Sales Addition is a web-based application for your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Laptop; all clients are consolidated in real time and available in your MaxCon Pro Sales Addition online portal.

” As a sales person, Streamlining the sales and construction processes does not have to start at a corporate level, it can start today…with you!”

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Check out MaxCon Pro Sales Addition!

MaxCon Pro Sales Addition delivers a complete web accessible solution for sales reps of construction companies to organize daily operations, energize the day, and maximize sales commissions.  With MaxCon Pro Sales Addition, users have real time access to their book of business.  Next-generation MaxCon Pro Sales Addition includes Customer Management, Production Management, Sales Tracking, A/R Tracking, creation of work orders, virtual file cabinet in each customer file, job forecasting of profits and commissions, A company file cabinet of all documents that a sales reps uses during the process of a client file. Never lose your book of business again and always have everything you need on a client organized and available.

MaxCon Pro Sales Addition guides sales management integrating Bing Maps, MaxCon Sketch, and Weather Decision Technologies hailstorm images. These proximity-based capabilities will super-charge your productivity: more selling and work time; less travel time.

Added features to maximize profits include MaxCon integration Google Calendar and the top aerial roof diagramming services. Order aerial reports, hail reports and estimating services from the marketing portal in the MaxCon System. To round out its leading package, MaxCon offers estimating, negotiations and final invoicing services to help in the administrative side to help gain more time on the sales growth side. All data is kept in  state-of-the-art remote storage, and data security.

Find out today how MaxCon Pro Sales Addition can benefit you. Don’t let the dollars you spend on paper generated books of business,  estimating and ordering go to waste. Make the most of your time and money.

29 Nov

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Roofing Software is Technology that contractors can’t do without.

November 29, 2012 | By |

In the construction industry today there are changes in the way business is done by many business owners seeing that the future to overhead savings and streamlining operations is accomplished by embracing the Roofing Software technology revolution that is taking place.

MaxCon Software has many products and services for its members to increase the profit generation operations and streamlining the administrative burdens that business owners, staff and sales reps face every day.

MaxCon Pro is a construction management software that brings the magnetic boards, excel spread sheets, the disconnected computer system, multiple programs to get things done, sticky notes and another other paper means in to a user friendly and affordable robust software. Many of the features you will find in the MaxCon Pro Roofing Software deal with production management, sales management, customer management with each having its own virtual file cabinet, lead management, A/R tracking, communication improvements with our activity history diary on every customer file and marketing data mining.

Another key feature for MaxCon’s Roofing Software is that we are not active contractors like most of the roofing software competition we are against in the industry. We feel that your data should be protected and not viewed by a contractor who you all ready compete against. Why store vital data such as customer information, locations of work being performed and sensitive financial data with a software company that is also able to see your data when they them selves are contractors working in the same market place as your company.

To round out MaxCon’s offering to the contracting market place is our membership benefits packages. These include Aerial Roof Diagrams, Estimating Services, Claim Negotiations that include final invoicing of insurance carriers for depreciation and final invoicing of customers for supplement and final check pick up appointments, Lead Services, Sales Training Courses, Hail Maps, Hail Alerting, Hail historical Reports and Address Monitoring, Marketing services that include yard signs, door hangers, post card mailings, telemarketing lists that are zip code and storm shape file generated, web site design and SEO optimization. We feel that by bringing the services contractors use to grow there business under one roof is a invaluable asset to any business to only have to deal with one company rather then trying to maintain a relationship with many different company. Streamlining the operation is our goal to make business easier.

Come see the difference in service, performance and transparency MaxCon Software has to offer. Our fundamental goal is to see our members succeed in business. By that it means we are doing our job correctly which is making business easier and more profitable.

20 Aug

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Roofing Software Can Give You & Your Roofing Company the Edge

August 20, 2012 | By |

During this age of evolving technology, the roofing industry is conducted faster than ever, customer service expectations are higher, and logistics can become a nightmare. Advances in technology will continue to challenge individual roofers and contractors alike. In such a competitive industry, those who adapt and use computer technology to more rapidly and efficiently manage their business will be the ones that thrive and become more successful.

Roofing CRM

As natural disasters strike globally, hurricane, tornado and hail seasons occur the U.S., and the economy regains traction, competitive contractors have new tools for success. MaxCon Software offers a multi-pronged tool, a strategic partnership between several cutting-edge companies, combined with our streamlined business logistics software platforms; Aerial Roof Imaging, giving exact roofing measurements and diagrams to roofing contractors brought to you by Aerialogics, SkyTek Imaging and EagleView; Hail Tracking technology with real time hail maps, Hail Alerting, Address Monitoring and Hail Reports provided by MaxCon Hail Reports that is powered by Weather Decisions Technologies; Contractor Certifications provided by the National Storm Damage Center; Customer Survey software that allows a real look into a contractors business on their performance in the eyes of the customer brought to you by RepuChecks.com; A Construction Management Software designed to help run and make mobile the entire operation of a roofing and contracting company brought to you by MaxCon Software. This cutting-edge web based software has been created by a contractor for contractors with specialty trades in focus. By combining many years of construction knowledge, diverse programming and usability strategies. MaxCon Pro is not only a customer relationship manager, it’s a construction management software that is both simple and tremendously powerful. MaxCon Pro allows contractors to have real time integrations between all levels of their organization by track customers, leads, production, sales, marketing, commissions, crew and vendor management, customer file management and communications with clients. MaxCon Pro allows roofers and contractors to obtain “True Accounts Receivable” after the last nail is hammered. ; Estimating services that are designed to allow your sales staff to focus on selling and increasing company profits, MaxCon Estimating services are preformed by x adjusters that have years of experience writing claims for insurance carriers and to round of the value feature a membership benefits package that brings costs savings to payroll services, background checks for employment, warranty programs to offer clients piece of mind for their properties, Training certifications, collections services and many more.

software for roofers

As Advances in technology continue to grow, stay on top of the power curve. The tools for success are out there to help take the contractor’s business to the next level.

Contact MaxCon Software today and see how we are focused on changing the construction industry not only by software platforms that are considered Software as a Service (SAAS) but we are also changing the industry with price plans that can not be beat in the industry today.

13 Aug

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New Features Released in MaxCon Pro’s Roofing and Construction Software

August 13, 2012 | By |

Orlando, Aug. 13, 2012:   MaxCon Software is happy to announce some new features that have been added to MaxCon Pro. As an on going effort to continue to provide the best construction management software in the construction industry for roofing, contractors, home re-modelers, builders and all specialty trades we are integrating new features weekly to keep up with the demand for new tools and resources to help run companies more efficiently.

New Features:

  •  On Page Help Videos: Added feature that will allow us to link video to interactive video options per page. When a video or videos are linked to a page then a Video Help tab will appear on the right margin next to the scroll bar. Clicking the tab will activate a sliding window with the video and written explanation of the page. Clicking the tab again will hide the window. The video can be opened into a new window or expanded to full screen. If no video is linked to the page the tab will not appear.
  • Eased restrictions on Manufacturer entry. Now only a Manufacturer name is required for entry of products in admin pages.
  • Outbound Email change:  Link added to outbound email for new job assigned to salesperson or reassigned to salesperson that will direct rep straight to customer file.

14 Jul

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New Features Released in MaxCon Pro’s Roofing and Construction Software

July 14, 2012 | By |

MaxCon Software is happy to announce some new features that have been added to MaxCon Pro. As an on going effort to continue to provide the best construction management software in the construction industry for roofing, contractors, home re-modelers, builders and all specialty trades we are integrating new features weekly to keep up with the demand for new tools and resources to help run companies more efficiently.

Today we are announcing that we have added:

1. Weather Forecasting

2. Theme admin and controls. We have two new Themes that can be changed a the company level, sales office level or based on user preference.

3. Create lead directly as contingency or new bid skipping lead process.

4. We have added the ability to order satellite roofing measurement reports from Aerialogics directly through MaxCon Pro. Now you can enter your existing account information or create a new account from MaxCon Pro and orders can be submitted from within the job file and will be automatically populated in the job file when it’s ready.

We will have more feature release every week this year to continue to stay on top of the industry and to provide solutions for contractors.

30 May

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MaxCon Construction Software Forecasts 2012 Upturn in Housing Starts

May 30, 2012 | By |

MaxCon is now forecasting a breakout upturn in housing starts reversing a four-year sideways
no-growth consolidation.

  • Based on our analysis we’re forecasting that housing starts will follow the May 2012 upside breakout in builder confidence as calculated by the NAHB.
  • The net forecast: In Q3 2012, housing starts will begin a strong upside trend, taking US housing starts to the 800,000 to 900,000 in the October-November target time frame.

Implications for Residential Contractors:

  • Prepare now for upturn with infrastructure investment (systems, marketing, software, etc)
  • Maintaining or increasing market share will go to those who prepare now so that resources are in place when growth spurt occurs in the 3-6 month target.

Details and Background:

The National Association of Home Builders [NAHB] publishes monthly its measure of builder confidence.  Based on a survey of builders nationwide, the Housing Market Index [HMI] tracks the ups and downs of how builders see the prospects in the coming months.  Using several survey questions, they’ve developed a formula to calculate the HMI; it can range from between 0 and 100.
Why is the Housing Market Index important to contractors?

  • Based on the analysis we’ve done at MaxCon Construction Management Software, we’ve found that this HMI index of builder confidence usually leads actual housing starts by three to six months.
  • It’s housing starts that we’re all interested in because it reflects the real status of the residential construction market.   The higher housing starts, the better business is overall.  We recognize that when housing starts drops, the remodel, refurbish, and repair business can get stronger; but overall the more residential new construction starts, the better it is for contractors of all types: home builders, roofers, decks and fencing, siding and other specialty construction companies.

What it means for contractor business investment and growth plans.

Simply put, if we can predict an upturn in the builder economy,  contractors can have greater confidence that investments in growth will have a real payoff.   For those contractors that can get organized for growth in the economy faster than competitors, you’ll have a leg up in building your market share.    We’re talking about investments in marketing, and construction company infrastructure such as SaaS CRM software.

Here’s our summary forecast chart based on the May 2012 HMI results.

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29 May

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Maxcon is happy to announce the ability for members to upload EagleView Reports

May 29, 2012 | By |

MaxCon Software understands the importance of accurate and timely aerial roof measurements and want to make it an integral part of your business practices.  EagleView not only offers very accurate reports with extensive coverage, but also offer ongoing training for the use of this technology in your business.  As part of our membership benefits, MaxCon members will receive Gold Pricing and individual consultations with EagleView to determine the best processes for building your business using aerial roof measurements.  Please contact us at MaxCon to arrange for your special pricing and consultation.

09 May

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MaxCon Software and Aerialogics Establish Strategic Partnership

May 9, 2012 | By |

Integration of Roof Contracting Support Technologies, Combined with Discount Affiliate Marketing Program, Offers New Level of Estimating Efficiency for Roofing Contractors

Orlando, FL, (May 9, 2012) – Fortuna Logistics, developer of “MaxCon Construction Management Software,” (www.maxconsoftware.com), and Aerialogics, a premier provider of aerial measurement reporting services for roofing contractors, (www.aerialogics.com), announced today a strategic partnership that establishes compatibility between their respective technologies along with vast improvement in the economics is achieved for their mutual roofing contractor clients.  Technology compatibility will enable web-based, ‘point-and-click’ ordering of Aerialogics’ aerial measurement reports from the “MaxCon Pro” tool-set and utilize reported data across the software’s feature set.   The two companies will also offer vast improvement in the economics is achieved on aerial measurement reports and MaxCon Software licensing when contractors purchase the companion services from either Aerialogics or Fortuna Logistics.

“Our technology compatibility and affiliate pricing agreement with Aerialogics offers our mutual clients better estimating productivity, where speed and accuracy with an ‘on target’ quote 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 aerial measurements and MaxCon Pro  is an innovative harnessing of internet-based tools contractors can use to get more done in less time.”

Aerialogics’ aerial measurement reports are delivered in 24 hours from online order and are accurate to within 1-2% of actual roof dimensions.  Reports reduce estimating costs associated with making a site trip for measurements. “Compatibility with “MaxCon Sketch” further empowers contractors to produce finished estimates at a lower cost–we are pleased to partner with Fortuna Logistics to expand the boundaries of estimating efficiency,” said Sean Green, President/CEO of Aerialogics.

Aerialogics, an innovator in aerial measurement reporting for the roofing, insurance and solar industries, utilizes aerial images of building structures as the raw data for generating diagrammed roof measurement reports that reduce estimating costs and improve business results.  To learn more about Aerialogics and its services, visit www.aerialogics.com or call toll-free 877-623-7425.

Fortuna Logistics is an Orlando, FL-based software developer of the “MaxCon” line of web-based construction management software.  The MaxCon ‘Pro’ and ‘MaxCon 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.