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29 Jul

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10 Things To Consider When Buying Roofing Software

July 29, 2014 | By |

Contractors often ask me what they should be looking for when buying roofing software. So, I’ve put together a list of 10 things that for roofing contractors should consider when buying roofing software.

What are your needs?

In order to choose the right software, it’s important that you understand exactly what your needs are. For some contractors implementing technology is about ditching the paper and having critical data at their fingertips. For others, it’s about improving communication and keeping their team on the same page. Some contractors want to increase production, while others want to increase profits. Whatever your needs are, make sure you understand them when choosing software.

How technology savvy is your team?

This is a big one for a lot of contractors. No matter how progressive you are, if your team can’t use your new software platform, it’s not going to be very effective. Here at MaxCon Software one of our driving forces is creating software that’s intuitive and easy to use. We also offer unlimited training and support for free, if your team does need a helping hand learning the system. Whatever software you choose, make sure it’s something your team can learn and stick to. Read More

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

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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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.

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.