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20 Oct

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Specialty Trade Contractors Software -New Features Release

October 20, 2014 | By |

Specialty Trade Contractors Software

specialty trade contractors software

MaxCon Software is always working hard to bring new features and services weekly to our members using our specialty trade contractors software. We strive to be the leader in the construction industry by bringing our Tools For Success for contractors industry wide.
Construction Management software
As a continued effort to be an innovator and leader of the construction software industry we have recently released new features, feature improvements and bug fixes. Below is the latest and greatest upgrades to  our MaxCon construction software.
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14 Oct

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MaxCon Software’s New Features Release for our Construction Management Software

October 14, 2014 | By |

Construction Mangement SoftwareMaxCon Software is always working hard to bring new features to our members using our MaxCon construction management software. We strive to be the leader in the industry that needs to have the Tools For Success for contractors industry wide.
Construction Management software
As a continued effort to be an innovator and leader of the construction software industry we have recently released new features, feature improvements and bug fixes. Below is the latest upgrades to our MaxCon Construction Management Software

27 May

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3 Surefire Ways to Run a Better Construction Business

May 27, 2014 | By |

Roofing business Software

MaxCon Software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors and their businesses

Michael Gerber, Author of the famous book The E-Myth says that in order to be successful, business owners should focus on “working on their business” not just in their business.  But, with all the elements of running a success construction company, it’s easy to get lost in an endless stream of day-to-day tasks and never step back and focus on growing your business more effectively.

CRM and Project Management Software from MaxCon is a great way to put systems and processes in place that help you run a better business more effectively and efficiently.  Here are 3 surefire ways you can use MaxCon to make your business run better, so you can focus on building your business, not just fighting fires. Read More

15 May

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The Power of Consistency using a Roofing Software

May 15, 2014 | By |

Roofing SoftwareWhen it comes to running a successful roofing business, one of the most powerful tools you have is the kind of experience you provide for your customers and tracking those customers in a roofing software.  And when it comes to customer experience, consistency is key.  In fact, providing a consistent experience is so critical to creating long-lasting relationships with customers and generating high profit referrals being consistent is more important than being the best.

Here’s what I mean.  Think about the businesses you frequent every day.  When you go into Home Depot, you know what to expect, no matter which store you go to.  You know there will be a section for lumber, a section for plumbing, and a special contractor’s desk where you can place large orders and get special contractor discounts.   For lunch, you could order a Big Mac meal from any McDonald’s in the state and the meal you get, the time it took to get it, and your overall customer experience would be virtually identical.  This is what it looks like to provide a consistent customer experience.

Look at virtually any highly successful service business and you will see a pattern of consistency.  The businesses that continue to add new names to their list of satisfied references understand that today’s customers are doing their research before choosing the contractor that will get their business.  They want to know what they are going to get for their hard-earned money.  They want to feel confident that any company they hire is going to deliver on what they promise. Read More

01 May

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IRS Cracks Down on Contractors! Protection using a Construction CRM Software

May 1, 2014 | By |

 

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MaxCon construction CRM software helps account for all documents and information needed in IRS audits for contractors

As anyone who works in construction knows, not every company classifies salespeople, canvassers, project managers, and other workers correctly. Face it, no one wants to pay more taxes than they have to and many independent contractors enjoy the benefits of being able to write off expenses such as cell phones, mileage, and home offices. For years, it has been commonplace for contractors to pay salespeople, canvassers and project managers as “independent contractors, but now the IRS, state governments and the department of labor are cracking down hard on employers who aren’t following the rules.

With an increasing number of contractors being fined steep penalties it is more important than ever to understand the difference between an employee and a legitimate independent contractor. Recently the Department of Labor fined three construction companies more than $100,000 in addition to ordering them to pay back wages to almost 100 employees totaling nearly $500,000. Read More

13 Sep

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MaxCon joins New Reality TV series, STORM TITANS

September 13, 2013 | By |

 roofing software

September 13, 2013

MaxCon Software announced today they have been selected as the official software and technology provider for the new TV series Storm Titans starring the Hail Strike Restoration team. Storm Titans a new reality TV show, and is the first TV program to explore the life of storm restoration contractors, who leave their families and friends, and risk it all to find their fortune.

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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 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

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